The Church in Action:
We live in a world where emotion is often seen as a sign of weakness. Even more so, feeling sad, angry, or forgotten by God seems to show weakness in our faith. But what if, as we dive into scripture, we find that we can bring our emotions to God and rest with our feelings? What if we find that God is big enough to meet us where we are and prove faithful time and time again? Over this summer series in the Psalms, we will see what it looks like to praise God, to come to God in complete sorrow, to feel forgotten and lost, and to come to God with doubt. Each Psalm will show us what it looks like to be open, honest, and vulnerable, but to remain in truth. Join us as we learn what it looks like to rest together, every age and every feeling.
Catechism Question To Review As A Family:
Question: 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:
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.
Our memory verse this month comes from Psalm 46:1-2. Write this verse somewhere in your house where your family can see it and practice it weekly. Say it in the car, while cooking dinner, while playing. Coming back to this verse as a reminder will help your children remember that no matter where they are or how they are feeling, God is always there to support and provide strength.
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.
During our Psalm series we invite you as a family to follow along with our Psalms devotional. There are daily devotional times for adults, ideas for how to include your children in conversation throughout the week, and a separate guide for kids and students who are able to read (recommended for grades 3-12.) If you haven’t been able to attend in person and would like a guide, adult or student, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.