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Discovery Park :: December 3, 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.

December 3, 2017

 

Bible Story Focus: God told us He would give us Jesus.

The Angel and Mary • Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46-49

 God sent an angel to visit Mary with a very important message….He would give us Jesus. Check out the video on the Parent Cue app: http://apple.co/1tR6IVM

Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV

Key Question: How do we know God loves us?

Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

 Come join us this Wednesday night as we celebrate with Boz the Bear the true meaning of Christmas!

 

LOWER YOUR EXPECTATION THIS CHRISTMAS
By Carey Nieuwhof


Expectations rarely run higher than they do during the holidays. From what to give to creating the perfect family traditions. Expectations hover just beyond reach of achievability for most of us.

A few years ago I was listening to a speaker, and only remember from what he said. It was when he stopped his main talk and asked the audience, “You know what the secret to happiness is, right?” . . . (Pause) . . . “Low expectations.”

It’s so simple, a bit disappointing, and so true. The only reason you and I ever get disappointed is because we expected something better.  Expect nothing, and you’ll never be disappointed. Lowering your expectations could make this Christmas so much more enjoyable . . .

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