“Controlling Your Car”
Word of the Week: Self-Control
Bible Verse: Let Jesus take control of you. Romans 13:14 (paraphrase)
Story: Jesus Heals an Ear (Luke 22:49-51)
Prayer: Lord, I pray that You will help me to have self-control. Help my words and actions be kind. I want to do the right thing and I need Your help. Amen.
Parents: Is there an area of your life where you need to have more self-control?Eating junk food…how you speak to your spouse or kids…how you spend your time…your thoughts…ask God to help you make one change this week in that area!
Birth – Age 2: Play some music and dance around with your child. Randomly yell out “Freeze!” and encourage your child to stand still until you say “Dance.” Increase the length of time and see how long your little one can practice self-control and be still!
Age 3 – Kindergarten: While eating dinner, pass around a small car. The person who has the car tells one of the family rules and why it is a good rule. Go around the table until everyone has had the chance to share. Then talk about how Jesus can help them have the self-control that they need to follow the rules and make good choices.