Listen. If you missed the Children’s Message on Sunday, you can listen to a recording of it here: www.pacificunionchurch.org/churchsmall starting Monday.
Today, Pastor Nate talked about shepherds. How do shepherds take care of their sheep? [Activity: You might want to have the kids draw pictures of how shepherds take care of their sheep. They can explain to the family what they drew.]
If we are like sheep, who is our shepherd?
Psalm 23 is a song that tells us how God (the Lord) is our shepherd.
Think about the sheep and the shepherds we learned about. Think about all the ways that God leads us and takes care of us.
Read Psalm 23 together.
[Hint to parents: “I shall not be in want” means that God always makes sure that we have enough.]
Have a discussion about the psalm centered around these questions:
Where does God lead us?
When is God with us?
How does God protect us?
Where is God taking us?
How does this psalm make you feel? About God? About yourself?
Respond. If God is your shepherd; if he protects you; if he provides for you; if he leads you; if he is taking you to his house; what will you do?
- ● Is God asking you to trust him with something?
- ● Is God asking you to do something or to stop doing something?
- ● Is God asking you to pray a certain way?
Have each person think of something specific that they will do in response to knowing that the Lord is our shepherd.
Share. What is one simple thing you learned this week that you can share with someone else? Who will you share it with? Make a plan to share what you learned this week with this person.