September 2018 - Monthly Preteen Parent Cue

 SEPTEMBER 

          2018

WEEK 1


NEHEMIAH 1:1—2:1-9
Nehemiah Hears About the Wall

ASK THIS: What around you needs to be done?

WEEK 2


NEHEMIAH 2:11-18
Nehemiah Plans to Rebuild the Wall

ASK THIS: What keeps you from doing what needs to be done?

WEEK 3


NEHEMIAH 5:1-12
Nehemiah Helps the Poor

ASK THIS: Who do you see being treated unfairly?

WEEK 4


NEHEMIAH 2:19-20, 4, 6
Nehemiah and Sanballat

ASK THIS: What distracts you from doing what needs to be done?

WEEK 5


NEHEMIAH 3—4
Wall is Rebuilt

ASK THIS: What is God doing in your life that you can celebrate?

REMEMBER THIS:

"Work at everything you do with all your heart.
Work as if you were working for the Lord."
Colossians 3:23a, NIrV

LIFE APP:  
INITIATIVE – Seeing what needs to be done and doing it
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


Write on a sticky note and post it on your child's school folder, "Find a task that needs to be done in school today and go for it! You rock!"

 MEAL TIME


Q & A for kids: What is something you never seem to see that needs to be done? (e.g., dirty clothes on the floor) (Hint: Your parent probably knows the answer to this if you don’t.)
Q & A for parents: Are you more distracted by people, technology, or other tasks when it comes to finishing a job?

 DRIVE TIME


Make a special trip to grab some ice cream or Starbucks and tell your child you are going to celebrate! What are we celebrating? Ask her to think about what God has done this week in her life and talk about it while enjoying your special dessert. If they have a hard time thinking of an idea, prompt them with something you have seen.

 BED TIME


Read Nehemiah 2:11-18. Brainstorm some things you’ve seen that need to be done that your family could do together. Maybe it’s inviting a new family in the neighborhood for dinner or cleaning up the trash in an empty lot. Then, don’t wait for someone else to do it. Instead, plan a time this week for your family to jump into action. Pray together and ask God to help you follow through.


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