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Gods plan is for you to be the primary spiritual nurturer of your childs faith.

This resource is Scripture: Genesis 32:2232


designed to allow your family to share time in Gods Word before your child attends youth God Statement: God Is Relentless (Jacob and Esau)
group. At Home Weekly is meant to inspire you toward a deeper personal relationship with
Jesus Christ, equip you to be the primary person presenting these biblical concepts to your child,
and support you as you connect and grow alongside your son or daughter. GATHER AROUND GODS WORD
Not only has God called churches to gather around His Word, but He has called families to as
SMALL GROUP HOSPITALITY NIGHT well (Deuteronomy 6:47). Before your child gathers with her youth group around Gods Word,
have her read it with you first!
Invite your childs small group over to your home for some food, fun, and fellowship.
READ: Read Genesis 32:2232 together as a family. Give each member a Bible and
Reach out to your childs small group (leaders included) and schedule a date to take turns reading a few verses at a time.
have them over to your home for dinner this month. Not only is this a great
chance to practice hospitality, it will also provide a great opportunity for your child DISCUSS: Once youve finished reading, invite your child to share two things. First,
and leaders to grow closer to one another. As you prepare for the night, consider have them share what they think the most important part of the passage is. This
your plans for the following: should help them think a little deeper about the passage and what its communicating.
Second, have everyone share a question they have about the passage. This will not
Food. Home-cooked meals are a great way to make others feel like theyve only give way to good discussion, but it hopefully will excite your child to learn more
experienced something special from your family. Whip out your favorite about the passage at youth group.
family recipe and get cooking.
Fun. Prepare some favorite board games or ask your youth pastor about
good games he may know. Plan for something to get people laughing and IN CHRIST, YOU ARE BLESSING
playing together. This may be a quick and easy task for your childs small Take a moment this week to place your hand on your childs shoulder and bless her with the
truth of who she is through her faith in Jesus.
group leader to head up.
Fellowship. Before the night ends, have the group experience an intentional Though the world may say differently and even though you may feel
time. Maybe read a favorite Bible passage out loud together or speak a differently, through faith in Jesus Christ
blessing over each other. Whatever it is, bring everyones attention to Jesus You are alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
before the night ends. You are free from the bondage of sin (Romans 8:2).
Dont underestimate the power of intentional, loving hospitality!
You are holy and blameless before God (Ephesians 1:4).
You are a brand-new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You are a conqueror through Him who loves you (Romans 8:37).
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK You are the temple of the Holy Spirit; you are not your own (1 Corinthians
6:19).
Scripture: Genesis 22:118 You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
God Statement: Jehovah Jireh: God Is Provider. (Abraham and Isaac) You are forgiven of all your sinpast, present, and future (Ephesians 1:7).

Ask about what God taught your child through the story of Abraham and (Childs name), Gods relentless love is more than enough. Gods relentless love
Isaac Let the discussion at youth group continue at home. Ask the following: is perfect, and is perfected in us! Gods love will restore you into a right
What did God tell Abraham to do? relationship with Himself. Out of the overflow of knowing who you are in Christ,
How was God Abrahams provider? may your life reflect Gods relentless love.
How is God our provider?

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