Monday, December 14, 2015

What Is A Gift?

Goal: For your child to know that we don't earn the gifts God gives to us
Parent preparation: 
  • Read these Bible verses and pick out one to share with your child: John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8, Acts 2:38, and Romans 5:15-17. 
  • For further reference read: Luke 11:11-13, Romans 6:20-23
What to do:
  • Talk with your child about the types of gifts he or she is hearing about right now. This might be from songs, kids at school, Christmas movies, or Christmas books. 
  • Talk about that some of these things are called "gifts" but are earned because someone is good enough Or other times a "gift" is exchanged because you give something of equal value.
  • Read with your child the Bible verse you chose. 
  • Talk about how God doesn't give to us gifts because we earned it by being good enough to deserve it. He doesn't watch us to see if we are bad or good to then decide whether to give us good things. He gives because of His great big enormous love for us. 
  • Pray together and thank God for His great love for us in giving Jesus Christ.
"Short and Sweet" are short blog posts that share ideas of how to teach the sweetness of God's Word to your child.
©Brigette Hill, 2015 

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