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1 Peter – Week 12

1 Peter – Week 12
August 23, 2016 Stephanie Hills

“Behold, I go forward but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
 When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him;
He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.
 “But He knows the way I take;
When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
 “My foot has held fast to His path;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
 “I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 23:8-12 (NASB)

Greetings to all of you who are in Christ,

Praising the Lord for His goodness and refining love!

With your final Bonfire just around the corner, we hope that you are blessed to watch your children’s relationship with Jesus deepen as they diligently spend time with the Lord through their Bible study and reading, writing, and memorizing Scripture. We hope that you are encouraged as they develop a pattern for a lifestyle of feeding on God’s Word deeply as individuals and for future generations. How awesome to have our families experience the nearness of the Lord as He fulfills His promise of always being there to meet us and guide us when we draw near Him.

Our prayer is that the truths that you discovered within 1 Peter are now permanently entwined in the fabric of your minds and hearts so that they will encourage and challenge you over and over again throughout your life and that of your children’s lives.  Like Job, may we all “come forth as gold.”

May the God of mercy and grace continue to perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you until Jesus returns. May you stand firm and persevere through this life’s trials, for they are for just a little while. May we rejoice in all His work! To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen!

Many blessings,
The Word in the Family Team

Creative Ideas ~ For every age!

Family

Throw a party!

Celebrate your family’s completion of 1 Peter by throwing a wrap-up party! Have everyone help out with the planning and preparation (see below for some ideas), and make it a fun, relaxed time to rejoice over all that the Lord has taught you.  Don’t forget to include everyone’s favorite snacks and games in the celebration! Also, make a point to have each family member share their favorite thing that they learned from 1 Peter.

Share the fun with other families who are studying 1 Peter! Just add a favorite photo to Facebook using the hashtag #1PeterSS.

Disciples - Adult

Plan a worship time for your wrap-up party!

Help lead your family in worship for all of the amazing attributes of God that you’ve learned this summer! Think about some of the key themes from 1 Peter that you studied, and/or some of your favorite attributes of God.  Then try to choose songs that focus on those themes and attributes.

Share some of the songs you picked with others who are studying 1 Peter! Simply tweet them using the hashtag #1PeterSS.

Investigators - Middle School

Make up a skit about 1 Peter!

Provide some live entertainment for your family’s wrap-up party by performing a short skit! Make it as long or as short as you want—and feel free to use props, costumes, and other siblings to help make your story come alive! Base your skit on a favorite theme from 1 Peter, or simply recite or dramatically read favorite parts of the book.

Be sure to have a family member take a picture of your performance and share it on Facebook using the hashtag #1PeterSS.

Inspectors - Elementary

Make “key word” balloons!

Blow up some balloons in different colors and sizes (with a parent’s help, if you need it).  Then use a permanent marker to write one key word from 1 Peter on each balloon.  During your family’s wrap-up party, try playing games with the balloons to see how well everyone remembers the words you studied!

Share a picture of your key word balloons with others who are studying 1 Peter! Simply add it to Instagram using the hashtag #1PeterSS.

Explorers - Kindergarten


Make a paper chain!

Help celebrate your diligent work studying 1 Peter by making decorations for your family’s wrap-up party! Cut out different-colored strips of construction paper, bend them into loops, tape them tight, and then link them together to make a paper chain. Then, have a parent or taller sibling help you hang it from the ceiling, wall, or doorway.

Once your paper chain is complete, have your mom or dad take a picture of it and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #1PeterSS!

Helpful Hints:

  • We now have Week 1 tracing sheets available for your young Explorer or Investigator! Now, your young one can trace the verses recommended for copying in the “Pray, Write, Read” section of each day of Week 1. Download the tracing pages by clicking here for ESV, NASB, NKJV, and KJV.
  • You may have noticed that the key to the 1 Peter 5 Day 10 Diagram was not included in the Parent Guidebook. We apologize for the inconvenience! Never fear, though—we’re including the Day 10 Diagram key here for download.
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