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Join us for Redeem Parenting on October 3rd!

redeem-parenting-bannerRedeem Parenting is a chance for parents to enjoy a great meal and learn biblical principals for parenting. Redeem Parenting training will be taught by Marty Machowski, Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glenn Mills, PA. Event is Friday night, October 3rd (6:30-9pm) at the 930 Art Center (930 Mary Street, Louisville, KY, 40204). Cost is $40 per couple and $20 for an individual. We are limiting the number of registrants to 100 people. We do not plan to provide childcare. Please register by following the link below:

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From Death to Life (At Home for September 14th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “From Death to Life ” (Ephesians 2:1-14).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Ephesians 2:1-14 or Story 142 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What does it mean to be dead? Death is when there is no life, no death, no ability to move.

ASK: What does it mean to be dead in your sin? This means that God’s spirit is not living inside a person so they cannot move toward God.

ASK: What does it mean to be made alive in Christ? Jesus can touch our hearts and make them alive again. He took our death and can give us life.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 338-42.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

72. What are we asking when we pray, “Your kingdom come”? That we might see everyone have life with God under the rule of God.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

Resurrecting Grace: Brought Near By the Blood (Kids in Community for September 14th)

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Download the free Revival series devotional here!

Applying God’s Word with your Kids in your Community Group

Read Ephesians 2:15-18

  • What is peace? Peace is when there is no fighting or war.
  • Why does Jesus need to bring peace? Because of our sin, we fight against God and one another.
  • What did Jesus do in order to bring peace?

Invite a child to pray and thank Jesus for bringing us peace.

Family Devotions at Home

Read Ephesians 2:15-18

  • Think about it: Who in your life is hardest to get along with?
  • Parents: Tell your children about a time you had conflict with someone and Jesus brought peace to your relationship.
  • Do you believe that Jesus can bring peace between you and the person you fight with the most?

Ask Jesus to help us make peace with our brothers, sisters, and friends.

Paul in Chains (At Home for September 7th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Paul in Chains” (Acts 28:11-31).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Acts 28:11-31 or Story 139 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why did Paul go to Rome? Paul was a Roman citizen, and every Roman citizen could appeal to Caesar and be tried in Rome when arrested.

ASK: In Rome, was Paul put in prison? No. Paul was under house arrest, which means he could go on living in his home but was chained there and could not leave.

ASK: What did Paul do while in chains?He shared the good news about Jesus with the soldiers who guarded him.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 321-325

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

72. What are we asking when we pray, “Your will be done”? That the sinfulness and brokenness of this world will be wiped away as people obey God.

Acts 5:24 But let justice flow like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

The Living Dead & Amazing Grace (Kids in Community for September 7th)

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Download the free Revival series devotional here!

Applying God’s Word with your Kids in your Community Group

Memorize Ephesians 2:8 together with hand motions.

  • For it is by grace (hold out right hand extended palm out below waist)
  • You have been saved (now the left hand)
  • Through faith (hold both hands out palms in front of you)
  • And this not (shake index finger, “no”) from yourselves
  • It is the gift of God (hold out right hand extended palm out below waist)
  • It is the gift of God (now the left)

Invite a child to pray and thank God for giving us his grace as a free gift.

Family Devotions at Home

  • Read Ephesians 2:4-5
  • Can a dead skeleton dance around without muscles or a brain to help it?
  • This verse says we are dead in sin. Can we obey God’s voice without his help?
  • Thank God for giving us new life even when we were dead?
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