Community-Building: Having a heart of grace.
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
But God had special plans for me even before I was born. So he chose me through his grace.
Have you taught your children the song Amazing Grace written by John Newton (1725-1807)?
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me…. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now, I see.”
The rest of song speaks to how God loves us through His actions. The song shows us that grace teaches us to believe in God. Grace relieves fears. Grace safely brings us home
In this episode, there are two friends. One friend is a Christian, while the other friend is not. In the story, Lucille explores how to bring God’s love to her friend Chamy. Through actions of prayer and demonstrating God’s love, Lucille learns how she can receive God’s grace and how she can give God’s love.
Review all the lyrics of Amazing Grace and explore some of the scripture passages below to begin a family discussion about grace and how we can show God’s love to our friends and neighbors.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. With what kind of balloon was Chamy experimenting?
A. A hydrogen balloon.
Q. For what miracle is Chamy looking?
A. Chamy is hoping that her parents will get back together.
Q. When Chamy ran away, to what part of the museum did she go?
A. She was in the Terrene History exhibit.
Q. Which famous composer’s music does Johnny Anole play?
A. He plays music created by Beethoven.
Q. Where does Lucille meet Grandpa Anole?
A. They meet outside of church.
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.
What is grace? How do we receive it?
Grandpa Anole says, “We don’t have to be good enough for God’s love. God’s love is already there.” We don’t do anything to receive for we are God’s children. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” God has saved us through a rescue plan that he designed. Jesus came and took our place on the cross. We didn’t do anything to earn it; it was an amazing gift. Check out Isaiah 1:18, Titus 2:11 and John 3:16.