Image-Reflecting: Seeking to be Christ-like
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
Belonging to a church and a Christian community can make a big difference with our children. You may be able to picture five other adults in your child’s life that are role models for your child. Maybe a grandparent, maybe a sibling, maybe a family friend. Make these people aware of what role you want them to play in your child’s life. Ask them to be purposeful in what they say and do with your child. They may ask you to do the same for their children.
Encourage the youth group leaders in your church. They need your support and thank them for being willing to be a part of your child’s faith development, church life and social network.
Make sure these family members and church friends have your child’s email address. Encourage the grandparent to email, text and Facebook your children and reach them where they are. Is your youth leader a friend on your child’s Facebook? What about your best friend?
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. Why do the boys think they’ll be heroes at Reptarium Middle School?
A. They will be doing stunts in the movie.
Q. About what is the church play?
A. It is about Biblical heroes.
Q. What role does Cole want to have in the play?
A. He suggests that he can play Santa Claus.
Q. On what day of the week is the church play?
A. It is on Friday.
Q. What person from the Bible did Joe Gecko play?
A. He played Joseph.
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.
Hero: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. How is Jesus a hero?
We think of Jesus’s courage to face Satan, to walk among us to teach and preach, and to sacrifice himself for our sins. We remember his power over nature, demons, disease and death. We remember how he died for us. He is noble because “greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13