Family Advent Guide: Free Download!

 

Family Advent guide

Lifeway Resources is giving away a Family Advent Guide! If you want to download it from them, you can CLICK HERE.

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Click the image below and you can grab a copy. I have permission to tell you that you are allowed to white out the name of the church on this and use it with your children at home or at church.

Advent children activitiesA HUGE thank you to the artist of the cover art, Ian Dale and for LWKids for the content!!

Teaching Children to be Godly in a World of Idols

 

In the movie Mockingjay 2, the Capital abused Peeta physically and mentally trying to confuse him and turn him into a killing machine. After he attacked Katness Everdeen, she realized that Peeta had no concept of the truth. As time passed, Peeta began to ask questions to regain his memory. After each memory flashback, he asked Katness, “Real or not real,” and she would answer accordingly.

At one point Peeta turned to Katness and asked, “You love me. Real or not real.” With emotion she answered, “Real.”

Like Peeta, many of our children have no concept that there is an almighty God who loves them. In fact, they don’t even know if God is real. Or if they know He is real, they have a skewed vision of who God is.

Teaching children to be godly

In a world of air-brushed pictures, double-tongued politics, and a self-righteous church, it is no wonder that children have a false idea of God, Jesus, and Christianity. Continue reading

Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac Object Lesson

 

Sacrifice. It isn’t something people like to talk about, let alone live. This lesson based upon Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac will help children to understand the meaning of sacrifice and why God asks us to be a living sacrifice.

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac

Scripture Focus: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; 22:1-19

Materials: small model or picture of a ram; gold, black, red, and white construction paper (or a wordless book)

Geography: locate the land of Canaan

Background: God promised that He would 1) give Abram land; 2) turn his family into a great nation; 3) make his name great; and 4) bless all the families of the world through him. God made a blood covenant with Himself, promising these things to Abram. Continue reading

The Call of Abram Object Lesson

 

Promises. We all make them. We all break many of them. Yet God has made hundreds of promises to us and not once has He broken them. Trusting God to be Who He says He is and that He is going to do what He says He is going to do is vital to our foundation of faith. This Object Lesson on the Call of Abram and His Flight to Egypt will encourage children to trust in the One True God.

The Call of Abram Object Lesson

Scripture Focus: Genesis 12 Continue reading

Christmas Lessons and Activities Focusing on Jesus

Christmas is around the corner. It’s time to begin pulling out the decorations, the fun clothes, the lights, the candles, and whatever else you do for the holiday. I love Christmas…but, if you are like me, you desire to have Jesus as the focus of your home and church activities during the holidays.

Christmas is around the corner. Here are different Christmas Lessons to use as you teach kids in your home or church about Jesus this holiday season.

There are many ways to teach children about Jesus, but I like to begin with WHY God wanted Jesus to come to earth in the first place. Once it is established that humanity NEEDS a Savior, then how God brought about salvation makes more sense. Continue reading