During August, we’re talking about respect—showing others they are important by what you say and do.
This month our memory verse comes from 1 Peter 2:17. It just says, “Show proper respect to everyone.” (NIrV) If your child memorizes the monthly or the weekly verse and can tell it to any member of the Children’s Ministry staff, they will receive a prize!
This week, we discover what Paul says about respect. He writes to the new believers in Rome. It wasn’t always easy living under Roman leadership, but in Romans 13:1-5 , Paul gives them encouragement and reminds them that God put those people in charge for a reason.
Our Bottom Line is: Respect those who are in charge. When you respect those who are in charge, you’re actually showing respect toward God.
We hope that as kids discover what the Bible says about respect, they’ll head into their new school year knowing they can respect those in charge because they know the One who’s in charge of everything.
Our curriculum, Orange, has great “Parent Cues” that we’ll be sending home each month, both in hard copy on Sunday morning and in these posts. For this week’s cue, use these conversations starters:
Ask a kid: Have you ever felt disrespected by others because of something you
Ask a parent: What are some excuses you’ve used—or seen others use—for not
giving people respect?
In addition, they have live podcasts on the topic of the month. Download the podcast on www.OrangeParents.org. Also check out www.Studio252.tv and the Parent CUE App for your smartphone. I have the app and love it because it pops up and gives me conversation starters – it’s a great trigger reminding me of the weekly and monthly focus and how to bring it home. My son and I had a great discussion one week on forgiveness, using some of the questions the app popped up for me. There’s even videos and songs for the kids!
For our teachers, here’s this week’s lessons:
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