What’s my child up to?
Our children are curious. They are always asking questions to find out about the world around them. Sometimes, this gets on their parents’ nerves when some peace and quiet is much preferred.
But in my limited experience with 3 children, I’ve come to realise that it is the sudden pin-drop silence after the relentless jabbering that I should be worried about.
“What is my child up to?” I wonder, as I head off to investigate.
Usually, he or she is up to something.
Like adding an artistic impression on the wall or taste-testing their crayons (not naming names).
What’s Jesus up to?
Our children will be learning from the book of Acts next. After ascending into heaven, Jesus appears to have gone quiet. Instead, we see the apostles and the Spirit acting.
So, what’s Jesus up to?
Jesus is still very active. He acts through His Spirit-empowered disciples as they tell others about Jesus and do miracles. Jesus will keep working through His people to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Over the next few weeks, our children will investigate what Jesus is up to in the book of Acts. Here’s what they’ll learn:
The Heavenly King (Acts 2:1-41) on 18 May
The Powerful King (Acts 3:1-26) on 25 May
The Unseen King (Acts 4:1-22) on 2 May
The Truth-Loving King (Acts 4:32-5:11) on 9 May
The Life-Giving King (Acts 9:31-43) on 16 May
The King of All Nations (Acts 10:1-48) on 23 May
The Unstoppable King (Acts 12:1-24) on 30 May
This is our memory verse:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
What’re you up to?
Jesus is still active today to bring the gospel to those who do not believe. We hope that through this series, our children will join Jesus in His work to tell other people about Him.
One way that you can encourage your children is to share with them your example of joining Jesus in His work to tell others about Jesus. Whether it was a positive or negative experience, draw out lessons for your children for their own evangelism.
Hopefully the next time we have that pin-drop silence, we will find our children praying for the lost.