Extreme Saying of the Week: You Can Move a Mountain! (I can guarantee this truth: If your faith is the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20)
Bible Verse: Faith proves what we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
Story: Noah & the Ark (Genesis 6:14-22)
Prayer: Dear Jesus, please help my faith in you grow. As my faith grows, so will my hope. I want to believe in you and trust You for everything in my life. I want to have faith to do the impossible things for You. Amen
Parents: Building faith in God takes a life time. It is not something we receive instantly, in full. The more you learn about God through prayer, devotional time, worship and church, the more you know God and trust Him. Pray for God to strengthen your faith this week, then be prepared to grow! It may be in something small such as having the confidence to invite a friend to church, standing up for a friend, or doing the right thing when you are tempted to do something else, or it may be something life changing that you wouldn’t be able to get through without God’s help. When you take the time daily to get to know God more, you can have faith that He will walk with you through those life changing times.
Toddlers: Our story this week was about Noah and the ark. Help your child retell this story this week by adding simple motions; have your child “hammer” when Noah is building the ark, pretend to be different animals as they are loading the ark, make the storm by tapping on their legs for rain, stomping their feet for thunder, and rocking back and forth in the boat! Remind your child that Noah had faith in God and God took care of Noah.
Age 3 – Kindergarten: Play “minefield” this week to teach your child about faith. Scatter different objects in an indoor or outdoor space, then blindfold your child and have him/her try to get from one end to the other without touching any objects simply by listening to your verbal cues. After you’ve played, take a moment to talk with your child about what it means to have “faith.”