family ministry

CARING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 

During this crucial time when we cannot meet together, we want to do even more to equip families so that the teaching, leading, and loving can continue. We are making available even more of the high quality resources we use on Sundays right here for you. 

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The content will be updated each week for as long as necessary.  

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Daniel's Dream

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Daniel's Dream

“At a time when the world seems to be spinnin' hopelessly out of control,

There's deceivers and' believers and old in-betweeners,

That seem to have no place to go.

Well, it's the same old song, it's right and it's wrong,

And living is just something that I do….”

 

These lines are actually from a song that Willie Nelson sang, but they accurately describe the way many people are feeling today. For everyone that is involved in the lives of a child there can be questions that are hard for us to answer even to ourselves. Things like, “Why can’t I go to school and be with my friends?” “Why can’t we go anywhere?” “Why is everyone wearing a mask?” or maybe “Why are so many people so angry?” 

 

Perhaps your children have heard you discussing the political climate with it’s high tensions and accusations ripping into all sides. In our house we have discussed everything from viruses, to  why people are protesting, and why does this sometimes turn into violence. 

 

This feeling that Willie described as “helplessly spinning out of control” is not new, and it is most definitely not unique to our culture. Instead of avoiding or glossing over some of these questions, I would like to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to speak the truth of God’s Word into the lives of your children. When we teach our children God’s Words, this has the added benefit of reminding us, and encouraging us with God’s promises. 

 

Today’s lesson is from Daniel Chapter 7 and in this amazing chapter there is recorded a vision that Daniel was given. So open your Bible, check out the parent guides, and as you prepare to share God’s Words with your family, prepare your heart to be refreshed, comforted, and encouraged by these words given from The Ancient of Days.

 

Daniel 7:13-14 “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages, should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.”

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A FEATURED VIDEO

What is the Gospel? 

This video from the creator of Veggie Tales dynamically teaches how Jesus's atoning death and resurrection is the good news! We hope this 11-minute video will help ignite great conversations in your home. 

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Stay discipling 

Step 1 On Sunday, start off by praying with your whole family. Let your children know that you're entering into a time of worship and are seeking the Lord's help in understanding what He will reveal to us. 

 

Step 2 Use the videos and teaching prompts to guide your children through the lesson. It is helpful for children to practice holding the Bible, looking up the Scripture, and reading or hearing you read directly from the Bible.  

 

Step 3 Continue the learning with the age-specific Handout. Throughout your week, the lesson can be reinforced through the page's creative activities, Bible story review and application questions, the Christ Connection main idea, and activities you can share as a family. 

Step 4 Continue to regularly share the Gospel with your children. This useful primer HOW TO PRESENT THE GOSPEL TO A CHILD will be helpful. 

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