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February: Parents, Children, and God

How to use this section: 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.

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February

Parents, Children, and God

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Week 1: Parents and ChildrenProverbs 22:6Train a childin the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

1

Learn about Eric Liddell (see page 18). Where was he born?

2

Read Proverbs 22:6.

3

Family Forum: Talk about something God has taught you

4

Learn Proverbs 22:6.

5

Family Fun: Older children and parents watch the movie Chariots of Fire.

Week 2: Children and ParentsEphesians 6:1Children, obey your parentsin the Lord, for this is right.

6

Learn Ephesians 6:1. What does it mean to "obey"?

7

Family Forum: Talk about the rules adults have to obey (example: traffic laws).

8

Thank God for Chinese believers. Pray they'll come to know and love Jesus.

9

Family Fun: Celebrate Chinese New Year and Eric Liddell's life by eating Chinese food.

10

Mail a Valentine to a loved one.

11

Family Fun: Play "Simon Says" (see page 18). Take turns obeying the game leader.

12

Family Fact: Today is Abe Lincoln's birthday. Did you know people all over the world know who he was?

Week 3: Children Are SpecialMatthew 18:2,4 He called a little child and had him stand among them … Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

13

Learn Matthew 18:2,4.

14

Name at least two things that are cool about being a child.

15

Read Mark 10:13-16.

16

Family Forum: What did you learn about Jesus and children yesterday?

17

Say the verses you've learned so far.

18

Play a board game. Monopoly® was invented in February.

19

Pretend you're a reporter. Write a news report about Mark 10:13-16.

Week 4: God Wants Us to Love HimMark 12:30Love the Lord your Godwith all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

20

Read Deuteronomy 6:4-5. Jews call this the Shema.

21

Pray for the leaders of your country.

22

Jesus knew the Shema. Read Mark 12:28-30.

23

Family Fact: The Shema is a prayer.

24

Learn Mark 12:30.

25

Read Mark 12:31.

26

Family Forum: Talk about practical ways you can show love toward a neighbor.

27

Can you say all the verses you learned this month?

28

Pray for your neighbors to know and love Jesus.

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