God Is Listening
This is the story of Hagar and Ishmael. You can find it in Genesis 21:8-21. A good memory verse for you and your family is "Ask and God will hear you." Luke 11:9
Questions you can discuss with your child:
- Does God listen to you? How do you know?
- How do you think Hagar felt when she knew that God heard her?
- What do you want God to hear?
- When can you talk to God this week?
- What do you think it would be like to be in the middle of a hot desert and run out of water to drink?
- How do you feel knowing that God is always listening?
- What are some ways we can thank God for listening to us?
- Do you think God wants us to listen to others like He listens to us?
- What problem did Hagar and Ishmael have in the desert?
- What kinds of prayers does God hear?
- What do you pray about?
- How can you tell that God hears you?
- How do you think Hagar and Ishmael felt when they didn't have any water?
- How can you tell which messages come from God and which do not?
- How do you know if you are listening to God?
- What can you say to someone who needs to hear God?
- What can happen when people don't listen carefully to one another?
- What can happen when people don't listen to God carefully?
- When do you usually talk to God the most?
In Worship and Wonder for preschoolers and kindergarteners at 5:30 and 11 on Sunday and for all children's worship participants at 9 a.m. on Sunday, the children heard their second Advent story ...
Mary and Joseph Show the Way to Bethlehem
For the weeks leading up to Christmas, the children will be concentrating on the Bible story you can find in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2.
Some questions you can discuss with your child:
- I wonder how mary felt when an angel spoke to her?
- I wonder how Joseph felt?
- I wonder what it would be like to have God's special child, Jesus?
- I wonder how they felt on the way to Bethlehem?