Family Activity (5/27-28)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we discovered how God hears our prayers. We know that He always hears us and answers in the best way and at the best time.

Scripture:

As a family read about Solomon (1 Kings 3:1-15). Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend:
“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” 1 John 5:14-15

Family Discussion Questions:

What did Solomon ask for? What is wisdom? Did God hear Solomon’s prayer? Why was God pleased with Solomon asking for wisdom? If you could ask God for anything, what would you ask for? Read the key verse again. How do we know we can be confident in our prayers?

Family Activity:

Solomon trusted God and knew that he could ask Him for anything. We can ask God for anything too, but we also should get in the habit of talking to Him about our life. As a family, talk about each person’s “you go!” moments (great, good things to celebrate) and “uh oh” moments (low, not so great things) for the day. Then pray for one another! God loves to hear about all the highs and lows of our days. He wants us to thank Him and ask Him for help.

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Philippians 4:4-5. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

Preschool:
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again — Rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4

Elementary:
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again — Rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.” – Philippians 4:4-5

Family Activity (5/20-21)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned how God’s love can change us. Sometimes we make bad choices, but God’s love can change us and helps us make good choices!

Scripture:

As a family read about Saul’s life and how he changed his life and name (Acts 9: 1-31). Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend in James:
“ Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.”

Family Discussion Questions:

In the beginning, how did Saul treat people who followed Jesus? What happened to Saul after Jesus talked to him? What happened to Saul when Ananias came to see him? Did Saul start believing in Jesus? How did Saul change from the beginning of the story to the end?

Family Activity:

The story of Saul shows us that God’s love can really change us! To show the change that happened in Saul’s life, draw a picture of him before he started to love God. How did Saul act? Would his face look grumpy and mean, or nice and happy? Take this picture and cover up Saul’s eyes with pieces of paper or by coloring over them. Saul was blinded so that he could eventually see God’s love! Now draw a new picture of Saul after he was no longer blind and God’s love changed him! Did he stop making bad choices? Would his face look happier now? God’s love changed Saul, and God’s love can change us too! We can start making good choices because of God’s love and follow Him!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT

Family Activity (5/13-14)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God loves when we are kind! In all circumstances, we should be kind to others and show them that they matter!

Scripture:

With your family, take time to read about Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25:19-34, 27: 1-46, 32:3-21, 33:1-11. Also take some time to read a key verse from this weekend:
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.”
-1 Corinthians 13:4

Family Discussion Questions:

Who are Jacob and Esau’s parents? What was Jacob doing when he was born? Why was it so special to be the firstborn son? What did Esau exchange his birthright for? When Isaac was old and blind how did Jacob trick him? After taking the blessing, what did Jacob do? A few years later Jacob was married and living in another place. What did Esau bring to him? What did he say and do? Do you think they forgave each other; why?

Family Activity:

This week we learned about showing someone we love them by being kind. One way to be kind is by our actions. We can speak kindly to someone, help someone up when they fall, or high five someone for doing a good job. There are all sorts of things you can do to be kind! As a family make a plan on what you could add to your week to show kindness to someone. Take a piece of paper and write or draw your plan. Then have everyone in the family sign it as a contract to follow through! Have fun and be creative!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT

Family Activity (5/6-7)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God keeps his promises. Even when it’s hard, we should be patient and trust in God’s promises because God is trustworthy.

Scripture:

As a family read about Abraham’s life (Genesis 17:1-7, 18:1-19, 21:1-7). Since there are a few chapters to read, try reading a little section each day! Also take time to read the key verse from this week found in Psalm 145:13b:
“The LORD always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.”

Family Discussion Questions:

What did God promise Abraham? Were Abraham and Sarah the age of normal parents? How old were they? Did God fulfill his promise? Was God’s promise fulfilled right away, or did Abraham and Sarah have to wait and be patient? Is it easy or hard for you to wait and be patient? How do you act when you have to wait for something you were promised?

Family Activity:

Talk about some promises you have made and kept. Who did you make the promise with? Was it easy to keep your promise? Then talk about some promises people made for you and kept. Did they fulfill those promises right away? How did you feel when they kept their promise? The great thing about God is that he will always keep his promises to us, and we don’t need to worry about Him not keeping them! Take a Post-It note, and write on it “God Keeps His Promises.” Then put it somewhere you will see it often to remember that God is trustworthy!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT

Family Activity (4/29-30)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned how we can be joyful! Even when things aren’t going our way we can be joyful. We should worship God every day in every way.

Scripture:

As a family, read the story of Paul and Silas in jail in Acts 16:22-34. Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend found in James 1:2-3:
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”

Family Discussion Questions:

Where were Paul and Silas? What did Paul and Silas do in prison? What happened while they were in prison? Did Paul and Silas escape? Do you think Paul and Silas were ever scared when they were in prison, why or why not? When Paul and Silas were in jail, did they complain?

Family Activity:

Paul and Silas were in a terrible situation, yet they were able to be joyful and thanked God for all He did for them! Often it can be hard to choose joy during tough situations when we just want to be mad or upset. But we can rely on God to help us when we choose joy. Talk as a family of things that bring you joy. List them or draw them on a piece of paper. When you are in a situation where you know you should choose joy, look at this list and remember what brings you joy!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT

Family Activity (4/22-23)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God loves good choices! The Fruit of the Spirit can help us make good choices and live the best kind of life!

Scripture:

As a family, read about the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, and spend time discussing the questions below.

Family Discussion Questions:

Does the Holy Spirit give us apples and grapes? What is the fruit that the Holy Spirit gives us? How would you describe each of the fruit? We have the opportunity to choose these fruit when we live our life. which one is the easiest for you to choose? Which is the hardest for you to choose?

Family Activity:

This weekend we discussed the Fruit of the Spirit. We talked about how God gives us these fruit, but we have to choose to use them. This week we are going to make fruit of the spirit emojis! For each of the fruit, talk as a family about what that fruit looks like. Then work together to draw an emoji that represents that fruit. Be creative and try to make each emoji different. When you are all done put them somewhere in your house where your whole family can see them and be reminded to choose these fruit!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT

Family Activity (4/15-16)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that Easter is all about Jesus! There are fun parts about Easter, but Easter is really all about Jesus!

Scripture:

As a family, read about the end of Jesus’ life and Easter (Matthew 26-28). Breaking the chapters up into chunks over a couple days can help your family focus on one part of the story at a time! Also take time to read the key verse from this weekend:
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Family Discussion Questions:

Did Jesus do anything wrong? What are some things that happened before Jesus died? For how many days was Jesus dead? Who went to Jesus’ tomb? What did they see? What was the last thing Jesus said before he left earth and went up to heaven? What is a disciple? How can you make disciples? What are ways that you can teach them to obey the commands that God has given us?

Family Activity:

When we celebrate Easter we are celebrating the fantastic, free gift Jesus gave us by being our Forever Friend and leader of our life. This week say “thank you” to him! You could make him a card, draw him a picture, or write him a letter. Take time as a family to discuss why you are thankful for Jesus, and then write him to tell him why you are thankful. You can even hang these on the fridge for your whole family to see!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT

Family Activity (4/8-9)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we discovered how important it is to tell the world about Christ. We should always be ready so share our faith with the people around us.

Scripture:

As a family read about Jesus’ encounter with the women at the well (John 4:1-42). Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend:
“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’” -Mark 1:17

Family Discussion Questions:

Who did Jesus talk to in this story? What did Jesus ask for? After the woman believed in Jesus, what did she do? How does our bright idea “Tell The World About Christ” go with our key verse about fishing for people?

Family Activity:

Have you ever been thirsty? After drinking something, did you ever get thirsty again? Jesus says that he can be like a drink that will always take care of our thirst. He will always love you, take care of you and help you. Talk with your family about a time when having Jesus as the leader of your life helped you. Draw a picture of a way that you can share that story with a friend that doesn’t know about Jesus.

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Colossians 2:3. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:3

Family Activity (4/1-2)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that Jesus is powerful! Jesus can do amazing things that no one else can do because he is powerful.

Scripture:

As a family, read about Jesus healing a blind man (Luke 18:35-43) and about Jesus calming a storm (Mark 4:35-41). Also take time to read the key verse from this week found in Isaiah 41:10.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Family Discussion Questions:

Who was blind? What did the people around the beggar tell him to do? What did Jesus do when he spoke to the beggar? What was happening to the boat during the storm? What was Jesus doing during the storm? What did Jesus do when he woke up? If Jesus was sitting next to you right now, what miracle would you ask him for?

Family Activity:

This weekend we looked at miracles Jesus did with his time here on Earth. We were able to see how powerful he is. The verse that you read from Isaiah says, “I will strengthen you and help you”. Talk with your family about something you need Jesus’ help with. Draw a picture of that thing and write above the picture “Jesus is Powerful!”. Hang it somewhere for you to see everyday as a reminder of how he will help you.

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Colossians 2:3. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:3

Family Activity (3/25-26)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God forgives me! We are never too far away from God to be forgiven.

Scripture:

As a family, read about Peter denying Jesus in Luke 22:31-38, 54-62 and John 21:1-21. Also take time to read the key verse from this week found in 1 John 1:9.
“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”

Family Discussion Questions:

What did Jesus say would happen to Peter? Was Jesus right? What did Peter do that was a bad choice? Why was that a bad choice? After Jesus rose from the dead, who did he visit? When Jesus was talking to Peter, who did he ask Peter to take care of? Who are Jesus’ sheep? Did Jesus ask Peter to follow him? How did Jesus show forgiveness towards Peter? Have you ever made a bad choice? Did you ask God for forgiveness? How did you feel afterward?

Family Activity:

This weekend we talked about Jesus forgiving our sins, all the bad choices we make. As a family talk about some of the bad choices you’ve made. Then, grab a paper towel and some washable markers. Draw a picture of the bad choice you made using the washable markers. Once you are all done discussing the bad choices you drew, take your paper towel to the sink. With the water on low, carefully get your paper towel wet. What happened to the picture you drew? Did it disappear? That is what forgiveness is: Jesus washes our sin away!

Memory Verse:

In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Colossians 2:3. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:3