Peace Wk4

Peace

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV

This week we continue to pursue even more truth concerning the peace of God. Watch the video below to learn more.

 

Memory Verse:

…so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all people.

ROMANS 12:18 NASB

Going Further

Hi Everyone! A couple of ideas for family activities after watching the video:

1) Read/Review: Review Genesis 25:29-33, 27:11-46, and 33:3-11

2) Family Time:

  • Discussion: What were the names of the two brothers in the story? Although they were twins, Esau was older because he was born first. As the oldest brother, Esau should have received a double inheritance and the first (and biggest) blessing from his father, Isaac. Who actually received this blessing? Why? How did Esau respond when he found out that Jacob tricked him and his father, Isaac? What did Jacob do to protect himself? Years later, when Jacob and Esau saw each other, what did they do? Did they forgive each other? Do you think forgiveness is important for us to have peace in our hearts? We all sin, sometimes against someone we love like a brother or sister. What should we do if we sin against someone like Jacob did? Sometimes when someone hurts us, we become very angry like Esau did. That is sin too. Does fear (like Jacob had) and anger (like Esau had) rob us of peace? What should we do when someone sins against us? When we sin, even very very bad sins, does God still forgive us? Is there any sin that is too big for God’s forgiveness? Because God always, always forgives us if we’re truly sorry, we can have peace.
  • Activity: 1) Make a pot of stew and share some with a neighbor. As you take it to them, share the story of Jacob and Esau. 2) Pray together as a family and ask God to help you confess any offenses against another family member and ask forgiveness. Give everyone a chance to confess to each other.
  • Pray together as a family: Is there someone in your family who has not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

Special Message

Click on the button to crack a secret code about peace!

Coloring Sheet

Download and print out this coloring sheet. As you color, think of how honesty and forgiveness are great ways to experience peace, whether with another person or with God!

Crossword Puzzle

Have fun solving this puzzle!


1. What did Esau sell to Jacob? Gen. 25.33 NIV
2. What word describes the eyes of Issac, the father of Jacob and Easu? Gen. 27.1 NIV
3. Who did Jacob claim to be when he was talking with his father Isaac? Gen. 27.19 NIV
4. In what manner did Jacob come to his father Isaac in order to recieve the blessing that would have been for Esau? Gen. 27.35 NIV
5. Sometimes doing something for someone you've wronged can help to gain forgiveness, what did Esau accept from Isaac? Gen. 33.11 NIV

Word Search

Download and print out this fun word search. See if you can find key words about this week’s lesson on peace!

Arr, Matey!

Each week, Children’s Ministry hides a treasure somewhere in its post. It could be among any of the items (Family Time, activity downloads, the popup after completing the crossword puzzle, etc.). This is the last time we will offer a treasure. We may offer something new and different in 2021 – stay tuned!

We would love to hear from you!

Please click the button below to leave us a comment. Is there something you especially like or would like to see included in these posts?

Video Presentation

(If you do not see three videos below, you will need to change your browser privacy settings.)

This week’s music videos!

Arr, Matey!

You did it – you found this week’s secret treasure! Get your prize by submitting your name, email, and
the secret word PEACE in the message portion of the Question/Comment form located on the website. Click here! Offer expires in one week.