The Kingdom of Peace: Fear Not! (Psalm 56:3-4)
Parents, join us as we begin to slow down and ready our hearts for the season of Advent, the season of waiting and remembering that Jesus meets us in our weakest moments, telling us to ‘fear not.’ During this series we will be traveling through the New Testament, learning from different people that are met with the phrase ‘fear not.’ As you hear what this means, and as your child hears what this means, reflect on what areas are causing fear and anxiety in your own life, and how Jesus is calling you to pause and give those to him. Use the Advent Map sent in the mail, found here, on our website, or sent home in our Vintage Classrooms to re-teach, re-read, and foster discussion at home during this Advent season. As always, discipleship of your children is of utmost importance, Vintage is here to partner in that walk. Add, continue conversations, and enhance through family time this week. Let us know how we can help!
Join us in worship using this video. Use the lyrics to sing along!
Catechism Question To Review As A Family:
Question 42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?
Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.
Verse to Memorize:
As we move into Advent, our new verse to memorize and think upon is Galatians 4:4-5 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
Print this verse and hang it in your home. Put it to song. Repeat it. Talk about it. Reflect on how God sent his son for you and for me. What a good God we serve.
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
Use our resources below and print our memory verse out for your child to decorate and hang somewhere where you will see it and decorate it. Use the Memory Verse practice page to help you and your child pull the verse apart and think about what each piece of the verse means. Understanding of the verse will help in committing it to memory- not only of the head but also of the heart. If you don’t have a printer, feel free to write it on a piece of paper and work on it there!
Want to practice online? Visit our Learn Scripture Site.
Watch this video from one of our Vintage Volunteers. Have your bible ready!!
Want to engage in the lesson but looking for a different format? Join us on our Vintage Kids Podcast as we share the lesson in a short, family friendly way that allows you to listen on a walk, before dinner, or in the car.
Trust in God Clock
Give each kid a clock handout that says: When I am afraid I can trust in God. Allow students to move the hands around and say “when I am afraid I can trust in God.” Remind them that no matter what is going on, God is worthy of their trust.
If students are able they can write or draw things that are scary around their clock, moving the hands to remind them that when these things happen, they can trust in God.
Over our advent series we are learning about various people in scripture who were told to “Fear Not.” Download the packet below which includes an advent map and blank cut-out people to foster discussion during the week about these stories and to help us slow down and remember that Jesus meets us in our weakest moments, telling us to ‘fear not’. Hang your advent map up on your refrigerator, in your child’s room, or somewhere where your family will be able to look at it and discuss it during the week. Help your child cut out and place his or her person on their advent map each week. Help re-teach and re-read as necessary. We hope this ongoing craft is a helpful reminder that Jesus is near to each of us. Fear Not!