Elementary

Parent Connect | April 2, 2017

This month is all about putting others first which can be difficult for all of us.   This week at dinner or when in the car, ask each member of your family who they could show humility toward.  Write each name down and then come up with a plan to put into action.

 


 

This Week We’re Discovering

In John 13:1-17  we find Jesus and His disciples celebrating Passover in the upper room. Jesus wanted to give His disciples an example of what it meant to be a servant leader. With humility, Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. He served them by doing the job of a servant.

Bottom Line: I can put others first by serving them. Kids will learn that they don’t need to wash their friends’ feet to show humility, but they can serve them and put them first. We pray this will be a powerful week for kids as they see how much Jesus did for them and how they can respond to Him by how they treat others.

Connect with the video story from this weekend below:
http://studio252.tv/fun2watch


 

This Month’s Memory Verse

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 3:Mark 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 for 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 Card:

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!

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.

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.Challenge your 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 they puts someone else first, reward them with a U-First Ticket. After they have collected all ten tickets, decide together upon a reward.