Hey parents!

At City Chapel, we don't babysit kids on Sunday mornings. We empower families to raise up kids who love Jesus. That's why we have this resource to help you, as the parent, bring the teaching from Sunday morning to your dinner table.

Please read over the content with your kids and discuss how the lesson applies to their lives.

Be sure to check the challenge at the end. Thank you for taking the time to invest in your children's spiritual growth!


For toddlers (3-5 yrs)

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what they learned about this week:

     You can’t ignore the crickets; they are loud and they demand to be heard. God wants us to raise our voices and praise the Lord at all times. Psalm 100, Giving Grateful Praise 

 

AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters:

- Why do we need to praise Jesus?

- When should we praise Jesus?

- What is one thing you want to praise Jesus for that happened today? 

 

PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

    Praise is not just for Sunday morning. God wants us to praise him at all times. Ask God to fill your heart and the hearts of your children with praise! 

 

MEMORY VERSE:  Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
Psalm 19:1 (NIV
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CHALLENGE:  

     Look for opportunities to sing praise songs with the kids. Can you praise him in the car? At bedtime? Working in the yard? Doing the dishes?   


 

FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11 YRS)

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what they learned about this week:   

       This week, we talked about role models.  Role models are people that you respect, admire and want to be like some way.  It might be a famous person such as a great athlete or a movie star.  It might be someone you know personally like your favorite teacher.  It might be a religious leader.  It could be your mom, dad, or a brother or sister.  Whether we realize it or not, we all have role models.

 

IMITATING CHRIST

 

AT DINNER:  Here are some great discussion starters:

-Who are your role models and what characteristics do they have to make them a good role model?

-Who is our greatest role model?

-What character of God do you struggle with that keeps you from truly imitating God?

 

PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

     It is important that we choose our role models carefully. If we choose someone as our role model just because he or she is rich and famous, we will very likely be disappointed.

    If you are looking for a role model, the bible is a good place to look. In the book of Ephesians, Paul said to the people in the church at Ephesus, "Imitate God in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us."

What are some of the things that make Jesus the perfect role model for us to follow? He is:

  • Kind

  • Loving

  • Tenderhearted

  • Forgiving

  • Patient

  • Obedient

  • Respectful

  • Truthful

Well, we could go on and on, couldn't we? Jesus is our perfect role model because he is God's perfect Son who brings salvation to all who obey him.

 

MEMORY VERSE:

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)


CHALLENGE:  

     Search through the bible to find other role models.  What character do they have to make them good role models.  Remember that our greatest role model cannot replace our true role model in Christ


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