Sunday Spirit June 10, 2018

Everyone needs a friend. It is the second most basic relationship in life. Jesus said that the two most important commandments are to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself.  We often experience God’s love through the love of a friend.  The Book of Proverbs in the Bible tells us what makes a good friend and how to develop and maintain meaningful friendships.

One night around the dinner table, have each family member share something a friend did or said to them that week that was nice and made them feel good.  Talk about what each of you considers the number one quality in a good friend.

Book Suggestion:  “Help” by Holly Keller

Sunday Spirit May 6, 2018

Luke 15:1-7
The Parable of The Lost Sheep

Read the story of The Lost Sheep.  What is Jesus trying to teach us?  Is this one sheep more important than the other 99?  Yes!  Why?  This one sheep is more because it is lost and the others are not.  God deeply loves and cares personally for us and will seek far and wide to bring us back home.  When the one who was lost returns, the Good Shepherd receives her back with joy.  There is comfort in knowing that God will not forget us, but will search for us until we find our way home.

See the attached fun, family project and create your own adorable sheep.  Maybe even give your sheep a name!

Cotton Ball Sheep Craft (1)

Sunday Spirit April 22, 2018

How should we treat our neighbors?  Should our neighbors be anyone we meet, even strangers on the street?  Jesus believed so.  He told us this truth through the Story of The Good Samaritan.  The story is about two enemies coming together and putting differences aside.  The Story of The Good Samaritan teaches us that God’s Kingdom is good and loving.  Does your child know The Story of The Good Samaritan?  Try reading the story below.  It is a play and done to rhyme.  Very clever!  Maybe the entire family can act it out!  Have fun.

Playscript GOOD SAMARITAN-1 (1)

Sunday Spirit January 28, 2018

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Show your child this picture.  Invite them to tell you something about the picture:  What do you notice about it? What do you like about the picture? What colors do you see? What makes you smile? Do you believe every single one of these dogs deserves love and kindness? Does one deserve it more than another?

Jesus said: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. ~John 13:34