Parent Connect | May 6, 2017

Determination!  It can be hard.  This month we will learn what the bible says about how to keep going even when it gets hard.  So, when your child is behind in soccer, is having a hard time math, or having an issue with a friend, they will know where to go in the bible for wisdom on determination.


This Week We’re Discovering

We started our discussion about determination in Acts 3 and 4. Peter and John are arrested for healing a man and teaching about Jesus. They are brought before the Sanhedrin where they tell them to stop talking about Jesus or face severe consequences. Peter and John show determination as they proclaim that nothing can keep them from talking about Jesus.

Bottom Line: Keep going even when it gets hard.

Life will be difficult. As much as we might try, we can’t escape hardships. But in those times, we can trust God to give us what we need to show determination and keep going.

Click the link below to connect to the video story from this weekend:


This Month’s Memory Verse

When Paul wrote this verse to the church at Galatia, he encouraged the followers of Jesus to show determination and keep doing good. We may not see results right away, but in time, God will help us see that finishing what we started was worth all of the effort.

Extra Memory Verses:

Week 1: Hebrews 12:1b-2a  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. 

Week 2: Psalm 18:32  It is God who arms me with strength  and keeps my way secure.

Week 3:Psalm 31:24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Week 4: Philippians 1:6b being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.


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!


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.[


This month’s widget, THE DETERMINATOR, provides your kids with a great opportunity to practice determination—deciding it’s worth it to finish what they start. Each peg game requires skill and practice to complete successfully. Once your whole family has mastered the puzzle, decide on a fun prize, like going out for ice cream or seeing a new movie!