Elementary

Parent Connect | April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Monday.  Our hope in Discovery Village is that you will have conversations with your kids around the meaning of Easter and Jesus putting us first by going to the cross for us.

 

This Week We’re Discovering

We’re excited to celebrate Easter as we spent time in John 18:12–20:23. We’ll start with Jesus’ trial and end with celebrating the resurrection. The religious leaders are up in arms because Jesus has claimed to be God. Doesn’t matter that it’s TRUE; they’re still ready to dish out the ultimate punishment. And Jesus chose to give up everything and take that punishment, so that no one else has to.

Bottom Line: I can put others first because Jesus put me first.

It cost Jesus everything to put us first. He gave up His life, so we could be with God forever. As we respond to God and His gift of salvation, we can follow Jesus’ example and put others first.

If you missed this past weekend, did you know there was a place to watch a video story and stay connected, even when you are gone?

Click the link below:
http://studio252.tv/fun2watch

 


This Month’s Memory Verse

Our Memory Verse for April comes from Philippians 2:3. This verse is part of a passage that describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

Extra Memory Verses:

Week 1Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Week 2: Romans 12:16  Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Week 3Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom fo many.

Week 4: John 13: 14-15 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

Week 5: Philippians 2:3  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.


God Time Cards

Godtime Cards are now together with the Family Talk and are given in a packet.  You receive the entire month all at once. This is similar to BTW for adults, but for your kids!

Widget:

Truth be told, our default setting is “me first,” but humility calls for a different route. Help your kids make a “U-turn” with this month’s widget, a booklet of ten U-FIRST TICKETS. Parents can challenge each child to look for opportunities throughout the month to put others first, whether it’s letting someone ahead of them in line or allowing a sibling to choose the evening’s movie.

When a child puts someone else first, parents can reward them with a U-First Ticket. After a kid has collected all ten tickets, families decide together upon a reward. [/tab]

Music:

Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click  MUSIC for a direct link to the Ada Bible Church playlist. You will also be able to purchase the songs your child will be singing this month.