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Family Time with God: September

September/School Rules

How to use this section: On this page, you'll find Fun Stuff, monthly activities for your family, and Did You Know, an interesting story to tell your kids. On the pages that follow, you'll learn a new Bible verse a week. The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

Fun Stuff

September 14: Bible Detective As a family, think about all the ways you can find answers to your Bible questions. What books can you look in? What people can you talk to? What websites might help? Brainstorm several ideas, then spend some time finding answers to your questions. Remember that there are some questions about God and the Bible that we might never be able to answer. Talk about the mysteries of God and how our faith can help us handle unanswered questions.

What Is Awana?

Awana® is a nondenominational youth ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve him. To learn more about Awana and locate an Awana club near you, visit www.awana.org/about.asp


School Rules

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Week 1 Learn to Love Learning
Proverbs 1:7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
1 Learn Proverbs 1:7. 2 Family Forum: Ask your parents about their school days. What was their favorite subject? Who were their friends? 3 Read Proverbs 1:1–7 4 Spend the day together as a family. Talk about your best memories of the summer.
Week 2 Listen to Your Teachers
Proverbs 1:5Let the wise listenand add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.
5 Pray for your teachers. 6 Family Forum: What does it mean to be discerning? How can you add to your learning? 7 Help your teacher at school today. Homeschooled? Help Dad or Mom. 8 Learn Proverbs 1:5. 9 Choose a subject you don't know much about and learn more about it. 10 Write a story or draw a picture about the subject you studied yesterday. 11 Share your story or picture with a friend.
Week 3 Get Smart about Learning
Proverbs 18:15The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;the ears of the wise seek it out.
12 What did you learn at church today? 13 Do you have a question about God or the Bible? Write it down. 14 Play Bible Detective to find an answer to your question. 15 Learn Proverbs 18:15. 16 Read Proverbs 1:16–33. 17 Spend at least a half an hour teaching a younger child how to do something. 18 What's the best thing you learned at school this week?
Week 4 Practice Classroom Kindness
Philippians 2:14Do everything without complainingor arguing.
19 Pray for your classmates. 20 Learn Philippians 2:14. 21 Be friendly to a new child at school. 22 Read Exodus 17:1–7 and learn about some people who complained. 23 Today is Piano Player Day! If you're learning the piano, practice twice today. 24 Family Fun: Make some popcorn and watch a video or DVD about another country. Pray for the people in that country. 25 Take a family walk. Try to say hello to everyone you meet along the way.
Week 5 Do Your Best
Colossians 3:23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
26 Pray for your principal. 27 Learn Colossians 3:23. 28 Read Colossians 3:14–17. 29 Write or draw a thank–you note for someone who teaches you: a parent, a schoolteacher, an art teacher, etc. 30 Review your September verses.

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