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This resource is designed to allow your family to have time in God’s Word BEFORE your children attend church. Because God’s plan is for parents to be the primary spiritual nurturers of their children’s faith, we want YOU to be the one to introduce this part of The Big God Story to them. For additional support in spiritual parenting and to learn more about creating transforming environments in your home, be sure to pick up HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource from your church or download at HomeFrontMag.com. You can also access the HomeFront app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
2.4 God Leads Us to Worship Him Part of The Big God Story Matthew 2:1–12 The magi follow the star to find Jesus.
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• Though not much is known about the magi, it’s clear they were a group of men who put their trust in the signs and wonders of the one true God.
Your child may begin to mediate his own conflicts with other children. Allowing him to work through minor disagreements before you step in to correct will encourage his conflict resolution skills.
• It took the magi several months to make their journey to find and worship Jesus. • Scripture tells us the star the magi followed moved as the men traveled. Each movement of the star brought them closer to their anticipated destination.
Teachable Moments After reading Matthew 2:1–2 and 9–11, discuss the following together:
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COURSE CORRECTION Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
• How did the wise men find Jesus?
• How do you think they felt when they saw Jesus for the first time?
• What can you do to worship Jesus?
For more information about blessing your child, see the Blessing section in HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Insert name of child), may you remember that making the choice to do things God’s way is always the best choice to make. © 2013 David C Cook. TruResources are developed in partnership with ROCKHARBOR Church and a national network of family and children’s ministry leaders. All rights reserved.
This preteaching tool for parents encourages families to spend time in God’s Word together before children arrive at church.