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Discovery Park :: 08/27/2017

The following are family resources from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crestview, Florida designed to help adults continue the conversation of faith at home with their children. Each week, you will find new content that reinforces the things your kids have learned at church. Also, be sure to check out and “follow” the Discovery Park Facebook page for daily posts.

WHAT WE’RE TEACHING 

August 27, 2017

Bible Story Focus: God made people and they are wonderful.

Adam and Eve • Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7, 20-30

Watch the story video with your child on the Parent Cue app: http://apple.co/1tR6IVM

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

 

From the Parent Cue Blog:

FIGHT FOR THE HEART
By Reggie Joiner


Hannah is our first-born daughter, and she has a lot of leadership potential. That’s just another way of saying that she challenged the process a lot growing up in our house.

I distinctively remember having a conversation with her one night when I was tucking her into bed. It was one of those days when there had been a lot of conflict, and she had gotten in about as much trouble as a five year old can. For some reason I was compelled to ask her a question right before I turned out the lights. I said, “Do you think I love you more when you’re good, or more when you’re bad?”

She immediately responded, “You love me more when I’m good!” My heart sank when I realized that was her perception of our relationship. I tried to apologize to her for my reactions as a parent. I remember telling her that night (and for several months afterwards every night), “ I hope you will always remember that I love you the same, when you are good or bad.”

It’s so easy for us to make the rules more important than the relationship. It’s in the tone of our voice, our body language, and our eyes. If we are not careful, disappointment in our kids’ behavior can be translated into their hearts as rejection. The truth is our children will always challenge the rules and debate our reasoning, but we should strive to parent in a way that they can never question how much we love them.


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NOTES

On Wednesday nights this fall, come join us in Discovery Park for a lesson with Boz the Bear.