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Weekend Recap:

This weekend in CedarVille, we learned what it looks like to follow God. When we follow God people will know we do by our actions.

Scripture:

As a family read about an interesting battle Joshua lead (Joshua 6). Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend in James:
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” -James 2:14

Family Discussion Questions:

What did God ask Joshua and the Israelites to do at Jericho? How many times were they supposed to walk around the city? What were they supposed to do on the last day? What happened to the city? Did everything happen just like God said it would? What do you think about Joshua fighting a battle the way he did? Would you have believed God’s plan if you were an Israelite?

Family Activity:

Joshua followed God, even when the instructions God gave him were a little bizarre. The Israelites knew Joshua followed God and knew they could trust him by his actions. As a family, talk about your actions, and if they are ones that show the world you follow God or not. Take a piece of paper and draw a horn on it to remember how Joshua’s actions proved he followed God. Then write out an action you are going to do to prove to the people around you that you follow God. Put the paper somewhere in your house so you see it and remember to show people you follow God.

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

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