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For Parents

Here’s a five-minute parent encouragement for this week from Jennifer.

And what we are teaching your children in “God is Mercy” as we are learning to care for each other … even, especially, specifically, when we don’t deserve it. 

This Week from God’s Word

We see God is mercy through the story of Samson found in the Old Testament.

Our memory verse is Psalm 40:11 (ESV)

“As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!”

If your child is watching the adult service, here is our Harvest Kids Sermon Notes.

How Can We Show Mercy To Others? [It’s so hard!]

God is mercy and He cares about us even when we don’t deserve it.

Don’t judge: In a court of law, judges can judge fairly because they hear both sides of the story. When we choose not to judge someone we say “I don’t know the other side of story and therefore I shouldn’t say which is guilty.”

Walk in their shoes: When you choose not to judge, you can choose to put yourself in their shoes. That means you can say “if I could live their life for just one day, I may understand why they act the way they do.”

Don’t focus on it: Many times, when someone does something wrong, we spend all our time thinking about it. When we are merciful with someone, we don’t focus on someone else’s sin.

Care for them: Just like God cares for us even in our sin, we can care for other people even when they sin. We should not be the ones deciding what they deserve. That’s God’s job and He does it very well. However, caring for someone doesn’t mean putting yourself in danger. Some people can hurt you and you should stay away from them. The best way to care for someone is to pray for them. When we choose not to judge, we choose to walk in so

READ

The Parent/Caregiver Guide here.

FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

[For children about 3 years old–Grade 1, depending on your child.]

WATCH This week’s story in pictures.

PRINT  this week’s simple three day devotional.  Then share for three days what God is teaching you in His Word. For our Spanish speaking families, click here.

PRINT Coloring Sheet

MORE STUFF can be found at this end of this page. Use these free resources to help you throughout the week.

FOR OLDER CHILDREN

[For children about Kindergarten-Grade 5, depending on your child.]

WATCH This week’s story in pictures.

WATCH This week’s story told by Elizabeth.

DOWNLOAD this week’s simple three day grade school devotional. Join Miss Gaby on Instagram Wednesday-Friday @WeAreHarvestKids . For our Spanish speaking families, click here.

DOWNLOAD Word Puzzle

OLD MAN WALTER FOUND HIS HEART (Stewardship)

Old Man Walter Week 1: Meet Johnnie and learn to steward your talent.
Video / Caregiver Guide / Younger Devo / Older Devo / Bookmark / Coloring Sheet / Worksheet / Parent Encouragement

Old Man Walter Week 2: Meet Freddie and learn to steward your time.
Video / Caregiver Guide / Younger Devo/ Older Devo / Bookmark / Coloring Sheet / Worksheet / Parent Encouragement

Old Man Walter Week 3: Meet Esther and learn to steward your treasure.
Video / Caregiver Guide / Younger Devo / Older Devo / Bookmark / Coloring Sheet / Worksheet / Parent Encouragement

Old Man Walter Week 4: Meet Pete and learn to steward your testimony.
Video / Caregiver Guide / Younger Devo / K/1 Devo / Older Devo / Bookmark / Coloring Sheet / Worksheet / Parent Encouragement / Watercolor Canvas, and Storyboard


GAME TIME WITH MR. ISM Head over to @WeAreHarvestKids on the weekends to play games with Mr. Ism. You will love it and your kids will too.
MIDWEEK MINISTRY Awana Your Way, Trail Life, American Heritage Girls, Campus Specific Ministry, Campus Social Media, and @WeAreHarvestKids are all resources for your family throughout the week. Contact your campus director if you need help.

Download this Storybook and share it with a friend

This storybook helps you share Jesus with child.

If you are visiting from another church, welcome! You can find more information about our resources at HarvestKidsNow.com or contact Amanda at ATaitel@HarvestBibleChapel.org