Splinks for the week of March 22-28, 2020

I Changed My Mind

Tell your child that you will do something together after dinner (watch a movie; play a game; take a walk; etc.). After dinner, when they ask you to do the activity, say, “I changed my mind. I don’t want to.”

How did you feel when I said that I didn’t want to do it? (Disappointed; sad; mad; etc.)

Why is it important to do what we say? (Others will be able to trust us; other will be able to count on us; others will respect us; etc.)

Describe a faithful person. (One you can count on to do what he is supposed to do or says he will do; one who is loyal or keeps his word; etc.)

Read Numbers 23:19. What does this tell us about God? (God won’t change His mind; He keeps His promises; etc.)

God is unchanging! He will never change His mind and will always keep His promises to us. We can count on Him!

Something Better

Collect some items from the recycling bin (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, ribbon, bottles, construction paper, etc.), some glue, and scissors.

Make something “new” from the salvaged items.

Read James 1:3-4.

What comes from trials (troubles)? (Patience)

What is the end result? (It will make you mature and complete, stronger, etc.)

Hang On Tight

Copy and cut apart the following promises from the Bible (or write ones you like on pieces of paper). Hide one each day and let the kids find it. When the promise is found, read it aloud and thank God for His promise. Celebrate with a small treat, if you like.

I will never leave you or forsake you—Hebrews 13:5b.

Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things—Jeremiah 33:3a.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the Sons of God, even to those who believe on His name—John 1:12.

In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, there you may be also—John 14:2-3.

But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus—Philippians 4:19.

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