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:

       Some people are Oreo fans, some like Butterfingers, and some like Heath. We all have our differences, but we were all made by God and he loves us all. Acts 10:9-48, Peter and Cornelius

Peter and Cornelius


AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters


- What did Peter’s dream about the animals mean?

- What happened when Peter shared Jesus with the Roman soldier and his family?

- Why do you think God made us all so unique?




PARENT TIME:  What you need to know:

We all have prejudices that we need to overcome so we can love the way Jesus does. Ask God to help you work through one of yours this week, and challenge your kids to befriend someone who is different than them.

VERSE OF THE DAY:

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 (NIV)



CHALLENGE:  

    When you go out to eat this week, talk about the different things everyone orders. Why doesn’t anyone get the same thing? How can people who are different learn to love one another?


 

FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11 YRS)





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

This week in, we learned about a man who thought that he could run away from God. God asked Jonah to go to the City of Nineveh and to tell them that He was going to destroy the city because they have been disobedient to Him. But Jonah did not want to do what God asked him to do.

jonah and the big fish

AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters:

1. How did Jonah feel about going to Nineveh?

2. Do you think anyone can really run away from God?

3. How did God stop Jonah from running away?

4. What happened when Jonah preached to the people of Nineveh?

5. What do you think “mercy” means?

6. How does God wants us to treat others?




PARENT TIME:  What you need to know:

God asked Jonah to go to the Great City of Nineveh to warn them that He was going to destroy the city unless they change their ways of sinning and follow God. Jonah was disobedient and did not want to do it. He ran away thinking that he could hide from God. He was being disobedient.

Kids can be disobedient towards their parents just like Jonah was to God. But God showed Jonah mercy every time. God wanted to teach Jonah that people can turn from their sins just like the people of Nineveh did. They listened to Jonah. They repented from their sin and asked God for forgiveness. Just like God forgave Jonah for being disobedient, God also forgave and showed mercy to the people of Nineveh. God is asking us to do the same. God wants us to show mercy to those who don’t deserve it and to forgive people.


CHALLENGE:

This video is great! But there is more to the story than what we saw. Open your bible with you kids and read about Jonah. Go to Jonah 1-4.