take it home

“C” of the Week: Commitment

Lesson:  Obey God!

Story: Paul, Acts 21:27-28:31

Bible Verse: Trust your work to the Lord.  Proverbs 16:3

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, help me to love You and obey You at all times.  Guide me each day to do the right things.  I am so glad I can always count on You to be with me and give me the strength I need.  Help me to be a good example to others and to share Your love with them.  Amen

Take-It-Home Activities:

Parents: Intentionally commit some extra time to God and your children this week.  Choose two times throughout the week where you give up some television or computer time and commit one of those times to God by reading the Bible or journaling some prayers or thoughts and commit the other time to your children by playing with them or reading to them.

Birth – Age 2:  Young children can learn to be committed to God as you lead them in prayer all throughout the day; before meals, at bedtime, when they feel scared or anxious, when you are thankful, etc.  They can also learn commitment to God by hearing Bible stories read to them and by being at church regularly.

Age 3 – Kindergarten: Remind your child that when they obey you they are obeying God.  Hang their “I will obey” calendar somewhere in your home and give them a sticker (or help them draw a star) on it every time they obey this week!

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