Seedling’s Memory Verse
“Nothing can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:39 (Click Here to learn the Motions)
Flipt Memory Verse
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
Rest, rest, rest. School is out or close to for some of you. What are you going to do to rest and regroup for the next phase of quarantine life? Spend a whole day in PJs or spend an entire day outside. But brainstorm as a family what you each need to rest and then try to help one another do that. Two parent households… how can you take turns so each parent gets a good rest? Single parent households… who do you trust to step in so that you can get filled back up? Whatever it can look like for your family, we pray that you each find rest for your bodies and souls.
This month’s memory verse is, “Nothing can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:39. Help your child make a poster to help celebrate this. You’ll need paper and a marker, as well as crayons, markers, watercolors, colored pencils, or paints. Write the verse on the paper or, if they are able, let your kiddo write it. Encourage your child to decorate the page as colorfully and beautifully as they can. If you’re using watercolors or paint, it will work best to have them do the artwork first. Once it’s dry, use a marker to write the verse over their painting. Just make sure they understand that you will be writing on their artwork before you actually do it. Hang the masterpiece in a special place in your home. Read the verse with them whenever you see it. Before you know it your little one will be reading it on their own.
Here’s an activity you can do with your family to help you remember and talk about last Sunday’s lesson.
Read Acts 6:1-7:60 with your family.
- Gather a container, 26 small slips of paper, markers or crayons and paper. Write the letters of the alphabet on the 26 slips of paper and mix them up in the container. Give each person a sheet of paper and a marker. Talk about the main points of Stephen’s story:
1) The religious leaders convinced some men to lie about Stephen.
2) The leaders had Stephen arrested and put on trial.
3) Stephen told everyone about Jesus.
4) The leaders were angry and threw stones at Stephen to kill him. Emphasize that Stephen showed determination because he knew God, and he knew that God was with him. Take turns pulling a letter out of the container. Ask everyone to write down something that’s true about God, starting with the letter that was pulled. Share your answers with everyone after each turn. Talk about why you wrote a particular word or phrase.
Here’s some conversation ideas for your family:
- Who was Stephen? (a leader in the church who got in trouble for talking about Jesus)
- What did Stephen do when he was in front of the religious leaders? (He talked about how Jesus was the Savior God had promised.)
- How did the religious leaders respond to Stephen’s message? (They became angry and decided to throw stones at him.)
- What did Stephen do right before he died? (He asked God to forgive the leaders for what they were doing.)
- Stephen trusted that God knew the end of the story. How can we trust God when we face something hard?
- What can we do to ﬁnd the determination to keep going, even when we don’t know what will happen next?
If you have 4th/5th graders continue with these questions:
- Why do you think Stephen shared all the stories from the Old Testament? (Those stories helped point people to Jesus.)
- Why do you think Stephen was determined to keep going even though people were getting very angry with him?
- When we feel scared, how does it help us to remember that God is always with us?
- Talk about a time when you were scared, but you chose to keep going.
Tag us on Instagram and tag @Fliptkids.