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

Family Activity (3/18-19)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that Jesus is #1. Jesus is the center of everything. There is nothing more important than asking him to be your Forever Friend and having him as the leader of your life.

Scripture:

As a family read about a few important moments in Jesus’ Life (Matt. 19:13-15, Mark 12:28-34, Luke 9:10-17, John 11:38-44, Mark 16:15-18). There are 5 stories to read, try to read one a day! Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend:
“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” Mark 12:30

Family Discussion Questions:

Who came to visit Jesus? What does Jesus say are the greatest commandments? How many people did Jesus feed? Who did Jesus raise from the Dead? What does Jesus want us to tell other people? How have you told other people about Jesus? What is your favorite part of Jesus’ life?

Family Activity:

Jesus did many wonderful things in his life such as helping, healing, and teaching the people around him. He came to earth and lived his entire life so we would know how to live ours. Jesus should be #1 in your life! He should be the leader of your life, using him as an example of how to live. Talk as a family about times when you made a choice to have Jesus be #1 in your life. Then draw a picture of that time in your life.

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 treasure of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:3

Family Activity (3/11-12)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God loves kind words! We should use the words that we say to help and encourage others.

Scripture:

With your family, take time to read about Jesus’ interaction with a woman and some local leaders in John 8:1-11. Also take some time to read a key verse from this weekend:
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11

Family Discussion Questions:

What was Jesus doing when the teachers and leaders came to him? The leaders wanted to stone the woman for making a bad choice. What did Jesus tell them? What is sin? What did Jesus mean when he said, “Let the one who never sinned throw the first stone”? Was anyone left to accuse the woman of her bad choice? Do you think Jesus forgave the woman for making a bad choice? How did Jesus speak to the woman?

Family Activity:

This weekend we learned how Jesus used kind words to show love to a woman who was caught making a mistake. We can show people we love them and care about them by using words. As a family think of some people you love and care about. Then take some time to make them a card or a letter telling them how much you love them!

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 3:14. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14

Family Activity (3/4-5)

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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. As a family come up with a family handshake. Get creative, and show your family’s uniqueness! Do you all like football? Maybe throw an imaginary football in the middle of the handshake. If you have a ballerina in the family, you could spin at the end. Use this handshake to show your family you love them and care about one another!

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 3:14. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14

Family Activity (2/25-26)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned how we can Serve Others! We should follow Jesus’ example by serving others.

Scripture:

With your family, take time to read about Jesus washing his disciple’s feet in John 13:1-17. Also take time to read the key verse from this week:
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28

Family Discussion Questions:

Who was Jesus with in this story? What part of the disciples’ body did Jesus wash? Did all of the disciples want Jesus to wash their feet? How would washing the disciples’ feet be the same and different from washing your feet? Servants usually did the job of washing people’s feet; why does Jesus want us to be like a servant? In verse 15 Jesus says, “I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” What are some other examples of Jesus’ life that we could follow?

Family Activity:

We learned in this true story how Jesus served the people around him. As a family discuss some ways that you could serve one another. When you left CedarVille this weekend you received a serving coupon to make as a family. Talk about some fun things you could do as a family to serve someone else. Then fill out the serving coupon and give it to the person you will serve. If you didn’t receive a coupon, then just take a piece of paper and make your own as a family!

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 3:14. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14

Family Activity (2/18-19)

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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned how we can live to give! It’s very easy to think about the things we want, but God teaches us that we should use our time, talents and treasures to serve others.

Scripture:

With your family, take time to read about a widow’s gift in Mark 12:41-44. Also take time to read the key verse from this week:
“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” –Matthew 6:21

Family Discussion Questions:

Who gave more: the widow or the rich men? Which do you like better: to give or to receive? How can we give our time, talents and treasures to others? In what ways can you give cheerfully?

Family Activity:

It feels wonderful when someone gives to us! Gifts don’t have to cost a lot of money. What matters most is the thought, time and effort that is put into it. As a family, think of someone in your lives who could use a gift, like a family member, friend, or neighbor. Then brainstorm some things you could make as a gift for that person. Once you have your list of ideas, pick one idea, gather the supplies you’ll need, and make it! Maybe you could make a picture frame, or a friendship bracelet, or even bake some cookies! Giving this handmade gift will show whoever you give it to that you care about them.

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 3:14. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14