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:

       Today we had popcorn and talked about how popcorn pops when we cook it. God has been good to us, and when we remember the good things he has done, we need to pop with praise. Luke 18:35-43, A Blind Beggar Receives His Sight

the blind beggar

AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters

- What did the blind man ask Jesus to do?

- What did the man do after Jesus healed him?

- What is one thing we can praise Jesus for?

PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

      Praise should be a daily part of the Christian life. Take some time each day this week to praise God on your own, and take time each day to praise God with your kids.

MEMORY VERSE:

  “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

- Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)


CHALLENGE:  

    Make Fiddle Faddle, or just plain popcorn, with the kids. Then re-read Luke 18:35-43.


 

FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11 YRS)

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

We learned this week that Jesus wants us to copy his example. When we follow Jesus’ example, it can teach other people around us to follow HIM, too. Be a good example by following Jesus’ example. Believe or not, people are listening and following you.

disciples make disciples


 AT DINNER:  Here are some great discussion starters:

1. What is a disciple? A person who follows, learns from, and lives for Jesus.

2. To copy Jesus’ example, you need to know what He did. What do you think will help you find out what He did? Read the Bible, learn at church, learn from other people who know Jesus well, etc.

3. How do you think it helps others when you follow Jesus’ example? Answers will vary. Ideas: they can learn how to follow Jesus from your example, they can grow closer to Jesus when they copy you, etc.

4. When do you think it’s hard to follow Jesus’ example? Answers will vary

PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

We started a new teaching series on What’s a disciple. Jesus chose 12 disciples to follow Him while He lived on earth. So what is a disciple, and can we still be disciples today?

A disciple is a learner and a follower of Jesus, but in this three-part series kids will learn that being a disciple of Jesus means much, much more. He is not only our teacher, but also our Lord. Jesus still invites us to be His disciples (even children!), and choosing to follow Him means we can have a big impact on our world.

When you copy Jesus’ example, Jesus can use the example you set to teach others how to be disciples. When they copy you, they’re copying Jesus!


POINT OF THE DAY:

Jesus helps His disciples make more disciples

MEMORY VERSE:

  “Follow my example, just as I follow the example of Christ” 1 Corinthians 11:1 NIRV


CHALLENGE:  

What’s one thing you can do this week to follow Jesus’ example? Put your answer to work this week.