A growing church in Crestview, Florida.

Parent Cue Weekly :: 11/17/14

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Bible Story: Sour Grapes (Parable of the Vineyard Workers) • Matthew 20:1-15

Bottom Line: Take time to adjust your attitude.

Memory Verse: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrV

Life App: Gratitude—letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.

Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.


Like most parents, you feel this terrible tug.

On the one hand, you want to provide your child with every advantage. On the other hand, sometimes it feels like when you do that, you’re feeding an incredibly unhealthy characteristic in our culture.

For whatever reason, we’re living in the midst of an entitlement epidemic. Probably more than any other generation before us, our generation feels as though we have a right to things that used to be defined as wants, or even privileges.


Jesse Tree
The Jesse Tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot will spring forth from the stump of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots.” It is a vehicle to tell the Story of God in the Old Testament, and to connect the Advent Season with the faithfulness of God across 4,000 years of history. The Branch is a biblical sign of newness out of discouragement, which became a way to talk about the expected messiah (for example, Jer 23:5). It is therefore an appropriate symbol of Jesus, who is the revelation of the grace and faithfulness of God. Your Jesse Tree can serve as a very special kind of Advent calendar to help you change the Christmas conversations with your family and friends and prepare for the celebration of Christmas this year.

Don’t forget to pick up your Jesse Tree devotional guides for this advent season in the lobby of the Hangar, Discovery Park or the Welcome Desk located in the Cafe.