This is for you parents and guardians! This is a tool for you to use to help influence your child at home with the same information they are getting at church in order to make a greater impact! We are going to fill you in on everything you need to know about our discussions this month.
CONTENTMENT is deciding to be happy with what you’ve got.
MEMORY VERSE “I have learned the secret of being content no matter what happens. I am content whether I am well fed or hungry. I am content whether I have more than enough or not enough.” Philippians 4:12b, NIrV
WEEK 1: Because I’m Happyyyyyyyy! Philippians 4:11b-13
BOTTOM LINE: When you focus on God, He can help you be content.
WEEK 2: I Hurt Him for the Grapevine 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27
BOTTOM LINE: When you focus on what you don’t have, it can make you miserable.
WEEK 3: We Can’t Get No Satisfaction Exodus 16:2-21; 17:1-4
BOTTOM LINE: When you focus on what you used to have, you can miss what you have now.
WEEK 4: If I Were A Rich Fool Luke 12:13-21
BOTTOM LINE: When you focus on stuff, you can miss what matters.
WEEK 5: Happy Together Matthew 6:25-34
BOTTOM LINE: When you focus on God, you don’t
Whisper this month’s memory verse into each other’s ears like you’re telling a secret.
Ask a kid: What do you think really matters in life? What choices can you make that show what you value most? Ask a parent: Do you think it’s possible to be content and want things at the same time? How?
IN THE CAR
Watch this week’s Story video on either the Parent Cue app or Studio252.tv/ fun2watch. Who in the story was not content? What did they want more of? What do you sometimes want more of?
Read 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27. Ask God to guide your hearts and thoughts to the things He has already given you, rather than allowing your mind to go in circles about what you don’t have.
We’ve all experienced moments when we are “that family” in the toy department, video game aisle, or candy stand. Our usually precious child can suddenly think of nothing other than the thing she really wants. Different kids will use different tactics—some try logic and reasoning, some are quick with negotiations, while others take a more emotional approach. As parents, we know we need to hold firm to our “no,” but how do we help the child understand that not getting the coveted thing is actually better for them? This month’s discussion of contentment might help. Contentment encourages us to refocus our attention on what we have, instead of what we don’t have. If we’ve put our trust in God, we can be even more confident that he has already provided all that’s best for us. Contentment does not come naturally and takes practice, but we can encourage each other to be happy with what we already have.