LIO Weekend of 7/26 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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Matthew 14:19-20
19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. 20 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers

Weekend Recap:
God is powerful and His biggest display of power was what He did for us in sending Jesus to the world.

Scripture:
Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21). Read the story together as a family.

Questions:
What miracles did Jesus do in these verses? If you were one of the 5,000, how would you react to Jesus’ miracle? Does Jesus still help people now?

Family Activity:
Talk with your family or draw a picture of a time where you learned something new about Jesus and how that helped you. If you have asked Jesus to be your Forever Friend (asked him to be the leader of your life or said the ABC prayer), talk with your family about that time.

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

Romans 15:4 – (hold hand flat and pretend to write on it with other hand) Such things were written (close flat hands together and open them like a book) in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. (close flat hands together and open them like a book) And the Scriptures (one thumb up for hope, and other thumb for encouragement) give us hope and encouragement (sign promise – start with pointer finger to lips and push out to a flat hand) as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

LIO Weekend of 7/19 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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John 1:15-17
15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’” 16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.

Weekend Recap:
We don’t always know what’s going to happen in the future, but God knows! He knows everything that’s going to happen, and he will help us every step of the way! Even when it’s hard, we can always trust that GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ME!

Scripture:
John the Baptist (John 1). Read the chapter together as a family.

Questions:
Who was coming after John that was far greater than himself? Who is John speaking to?

Family Activity:
Make a positive prediction for one of your family members about their future. Maybe they will get an A on their report card next school year, maybe they will finish all of their chores before the end of the week, etc. How accurate are your predictions? How accurate are God’s plans for our future? Discuss how God knows our future before we do and how He has a plan laid out for us.

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

Romans 15:4 – (hold hand flat and pretend to write on it with other hand) Such things were written (close flat hands together and open them like a book) in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. (close flat hands together and open them like a book) And the Scriptures (one thumb up for hope, and other thumb for encouragement) give us hope and encouragement (sign promise – start with pointer finger to lips and push out to a flat hand) as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

LIO Weekend of 7/12 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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2 Kings 5:11-14
11 But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would certainly come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the Lord his God and heal me! 12 Aren’t the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar, better than any of the rivers of Israel? Why shouldn’t I wash in them and be healed?” So Naaman turned and went away in a rage.

13 But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and be cured!’”
14 So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed!

Weekend Recap:
Even when things seem terrible, God can help. GOD IS POWERFUL!

Scripture:
Elisha and Naaman (2 Kings 5). Read the chapter together as a family.

Questions:
Why did Naaman become angry and stalk away? Did Naaman believe God could heal his leprosy? How many times did Naaman dip himself in the Jordan River? What happened to Naaman’s skin after dipping himself in the river?

Family Activity:
Discuss, as a family, how Naaman and his faith compare and contrast to your faith as an individual and as a family.

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses)

Romans 15:4 – (hold hand flat and pretend to write on it with other hand) Such things were written (close flat hands together and open them like a book) in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. (close flat hands together and open them like a book) And the Scriptures (one thumb up for hope, and other thumb for encouragement) give us hope and encouragement (sign promise – start with pointer finger to lips and push out to a flat hand) as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

 

 

 

 

LIO Weekend of 7/5 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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1 Samuel 17:36-37
36 “I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! 37 The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!”

Weekend Recap:
Sometimes things make us feel afraid. But God is more powerful than even the things that make us most scared. GOD IS POWERFUL!

Scripture:
David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17). Read the chapter together as a family.

Questions:
After reading 1 Samuel 17, what did David decide he needed to do to fight Goliath? Was David scared, excited or brave? Why wasn’t David scared to fight Goliath?

Family Activity:
Go collect five stones. For each stone, think of a way we can rely on God to give us courage. Place those stones somewhere as a remembrance to rely on God in tough times.

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

Romans 15:4 – (hold hand flat and pretend to write on it with other hand) Such things were written (close flat hands together and open them like a book) in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. (close flat hands together and open them like a book) And the Scriptures (one thumb up for hope, and other thumb for encouragement) give us hope and encouragement (sign promise – start with pointer finger to lips and push out to a flat hand) as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

 

 

LIO Weekend of 6/28 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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Joshua 6:2-5
2 But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. 3 You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. 4 Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. 5 When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.”

Weekend Recap:
God can do amazing things that no one else can do. GOD IS POWERFUL!

Scripture:
Jericho (Joshua 6). Read the chapter together as a family.

Questions:
What was God’s plan for the fall of Jericho? What would you think if God spoke to you letting you know that mere sound would knock down walls? How would the story of Jericho challenge your faith?

Family Activity:
Draw a series of pictures that represent the story of Jericho. The first picture could be of the 7 priests walking ahead of the Ark with each holding a ram’s horn, the second picture could be of the priests blowing the ram’s horns, etc. Staple the pictures together to make your own story book of the fall of Jericho. Show your book to three people that don’t know Jesus as their forever friend and get their responses.

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses): Colossians 3:23 – (sign “work” – both hands in fists, one hand taps on the back of the other) Work willingly at whatever you do, (sign “God” – slide your open hand down the middle of your face) as though you were working for the Lord (sign “people” – both hands with pointer and middle fingers extended move back towards the body in alternating circles) rather than for people.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

 

 

 

 

LIO Weekend of 6/21 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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Genesis 2: 1-3
1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.

Weekend Recap:
Look around you. God is responsible for everything you see. Each person was made by God. All of the materials that make up everything in the universe is made by God. GOD MADE EVERYTHING!

Scripture:
Creation (Genesis 1-2). Read the chapters together as a family.

Questions: How long did it take God to create everything? What did God do on the seventh day?

Family Activity: On a piece of paper, create/draw something new…something that has never been drawn or seen before. Use your imagination and make it unique. How is what you have created similar to God’s creation?

Memory Verse: As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses): Colossians 3:23 – (sign “work” – both hands in fists, one hand taps on the back of the other) Work willingly at whatever you do, (sign “God” – slide your open hand down the middle of your face) as though you were working for the Lord (sign “people” – both hands with pointer and middle fingers extended move back towards the body in alternating circles) rather than for people.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

LIO Weekend of 6/14 Family Activity: Cedarville Recap

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Exodus 4:29-31
29 Then Moses and Aaron returned to Egypt and called all the elders of Israel together. 30 Aaron told them everything the Lord had told Moses, and Moses performed the miraculous signs as they watched. 31 Then the people of Israel were convinced that the Lord had sent Moses and Aaron. When they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.

Weekend Recap:
God has a plan for each of us! We might not know what it is now, but we can trust that God knows best. I FOLLOW GOD!

Scripture:
God helps Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 1-14). Read the chapters together as a family.

Questions:
Why did Moses perform the miraculous signs for the elders of Israel? What did they do when they heard the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery?

Family Activity:
Choose one of the miracles Moses performed and perform it yourself for your family. Be creative and use objects from around the house as props for your performance.

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

Colossians 3:23 – (sign “work” – both hands in fists, one hand taps on the back of the other) Work willingly at whatever you do, (sign “God” – slide your open hand down the middle of your face) as though you were working for the Lord (sign “people” – both hands with pointer and middle fingers extended move back towards the body in alternating circles) rather than for people.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

 

LIO 6/13 Family Activity: Cedarville Weekend Recap

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Luke 21:1-4
1 While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. 2 Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.
3 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. 4 For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”

Weekend Recap:
It’s very easy to think about the things we want, but God teaches us that when we are generous, we can make a HUGE difference helping people in our church, our neighborhood and in the whole world!

Scripture:
The Widow’s Offering (Luke 21:1-4). Read the verses together as a family.

Questions:
How many coins did the widow drop into the collection box? Jesus said the widow gave more than all of the rest of the people. How is that possible? How did the widow please God?

Family Activity:
Together as a family, pray about some ways to be generous in your church, neighborhood and in the whole world. What can you do together to make one of those things better? Make a plan and act on it. What things did you learn from the experience?

Memory Verse:
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

Colossians 3:23 – (sign “work” – both hands in fists, one hand taps on the back of the other) Work willingly at whatever you do, (sign “God” – slide your open hand down the middle of your face) as though you were working for the Lord (sign “people” – both hands with pointer and middle fingers extended move back towards the body in alternating circles) rather than for people.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize

 

LIO 6/6 Family Activity: Cedarville Weekend Recap

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1 Samuel 20:42
At last Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn loyalty to each other in the Lord’s name. The Lord is the witness of a bond between us and our children forever.” Then David left, and Jonathan returned to the town.

Weekend Recap:

It’s very easy to just think about the things that I want – what I want to do, which toys I want to play with, and other sorts of things. But God says that we should think about what other people would like. That’s what a great friend does. Being a good friend to others is one way that I FOLLOW GOD!

Scripture:

David and Jonathan’s Friendship

(1 Samuel 18-20). Read the chapters together as a family.

Questions:

How was Jonathan a good friend to David? How do you think Jonathan felt when he knew his father wanted to harm David? Why do you think that? Would you have done the same thing for David that Jonathan did?

Family Activity:

Talk about a time when you stood up for a friend that was being mistreated. What did you do? What could you have done differently? What will you do in the future if that happens again?

Memory Verse:

As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

Colossians 3:23 – (sign “work” – both hands in fists, one hand taps on the back of the other) Work willingly at whatever you do, (sign “God” – slide your open hand down the middle of your face) as though you were working for the Lord (sign “people” – both hands with pointer and middle fingers extended move back towards the body in alternating circles) rather than for people.

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.

 

 

 

LIO 5/30 Family Activity: Cedarville Weekend Recap

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Acts 9:3-6
3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” 5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! 6 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Weekend Recap:

Jesus is the Son of God, and He is God! He’s the rescuer…the one who can help us be friends with God! Knowing about God is important, but we must also believe in Jesus and follow Him!

Scripture:

Saul Follows Jesus (Acts 9:1-19). Read the chapter together as a family.

Questions:

Who from heaven spoke to Saul? What did Saul do when he heard the voice? What did Jesus ask Saul to do?

Family Activity:

Saul later changed his name to Paul because he was a new, changed man – a believer in Jesus. If you were Saul and could wipe your slate clean and start fresh as a Christian believer, what would your new name be? Why did you choose that name?

Memory Verse:

As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):

2 Corinthians 5:17 (sign “Jesus” by poking the middle of one palm, then the middle of the other) This means that anyone who belongs to Christ (sign “person” by holding out your pointer finger on each hand and sliding your hands down in front of you) has become a new person. (sign “former” by making a C with your right hand then making a circular motion over your shoulder) The old life is gone; (sign “new” be using the back of the right hand to make a scooping motion across the palm of the left hand) a new life has begun!

*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.