BLESS THE LORD
Read It – Psalm 103 The Message
A David Psalm
O my soul, bless God.
From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless God,
don’t forget a single blessing!
He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.
Number the 6 Blessings in the Psalm.
Draw a picture of yourself – beside the picture of YOURSELF, label how each Blessing would look on you.
What do these 6 Blessings mean to you?
What do we learn about God?
What do we learn about our relationship with God?
How about you? Think about what these 6 Blessings mean to you
Thank God for Forgiving YOUR sins, EVERY ONE.
Ask God to heal your diseases, EVERY ONE.
Thank God for redeeming and saving your life from hell.
Ask God to help you walk in His Love and Mercy.
Thank God for wrapping you up in His Goodness and Eternal Beauty.
Ask God to renew you in His Presence.
PRAY – Think about what you just wrote down in each section.
Ask God’s Spirit to help you live out His TRUTH in your life.
God created us as His masterpiece.
God created us for connection.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
Your middle schooler may hesitate to speak up when it comes to bullying. In this phase, reporting bullying to an adult is viewed as a form of tattling rather than standing up for themselves or someone else.
When you approach conversations about bullying in less direct ways, your kid may be more willing to open up. Questions like, “Did you run into anyone who was hard to get along with today?” may give you the answers you’re looking for.
Reach out to your kid’s school to learn about the programs or policies they have related to bullying. Get involved in any anti-bullying initiatives in your community. Simple things like this let your kid see that you’re taking an interest in an important topic.
Take time to reach out to the important adults in your kid’s life—their teachers, coaches, Small Group Leaders, and more. Ask them how your kid is doing and how they’re interacting with others to get an idea of what’s happening in your student’s life when you’re not around.
Share a story from your own life (preferably in middle school!) of a time you played a specific role in a bullying scenario. Whether you were the bully, the bullied, or the bystander, tell your kid how it made you feel and how you handled it. Don’t ask them to share their own story; just be open to the possibility of the conversation from there!
If your student has social media accounts, make sure you’re following them. Pay attention to the comments made on their pages and read the comments they’re making on the pages of others. This will give you a glimpse into how they’re interacting with the people around them.
For more parenting resources visit www.ParentCue.org
Fall Festival is Wednesday, October 31, from 6pm to 8pm.
WE NEED MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!!!
- Set up time 5pm
- Go Time 6pm
- Ending Time 8pm
Students can take an hour shift from 6 to 7 or 7 to 8 and go play the other hour at Fall Festival.
FIND THE FOOD TRUCK IN THE STUDENT PAVILION PARKING LOT!!!!!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHEAPEST PRICING!!!
MS and HS students are invited to a fun night of Zaxby’s, worship, games, and the CHEAPEST PRICING for Believe Weekend!
Believe Weekend SUPER DISCOUNT REGISTRATION will be open from 5:30pm- 9pm in the Pavilion. PRICE GOES UP @ 9:01PM
This SUPER DISCOUNTED PRICE will only be available during this event!
Hey Parents! Has your kid shared their RESCUE STORY with you???
We encouraged our students to read the steps in preparing their story and share it with family, friends, and eventually someone that might need to hear it in their circle of influence. Here is our RESCUE STORY GUIDE from Sept 19.
Here is our Wednesday Schedule:
Sept 26) Sacrifice: Why did Jesus have to die? This lesson dives into the idea that Christ’s sacrifice is
necessary to bridge the gap between humanity and God. Bible Passage: John 3:1–21 Oct 3) Adoption: How do I fit into God’s family? This lesson will underscore the fact that followers of Christ are adopted by God. When we accept Jesus as Lord, our sins are washed away. But we’re also accepted into the family of God. Bible Passages: John 1:1–18 and Ephesians 2:1–10
Oct 10) BELIEVE WEEKEND LAUNCH PARTY – The Middle School and High School will be combined in the Student Pavilion for some FUN FOOD and a SPECIAL FLASH SALE to Kick Off our BELIEVE WEEKEND sign ups!!!!
Oct 17) Salvation: How does being saved make a difference in my life today? Being saved and following Christ means that we have a mission to fulfill here on earth. In this lesson students be challenged to make the mission of Christ a part of their life on a daily basis. Bible Passage: John 9
Q What is Fusion? Fusion offers a loving and accepting environment geared for Middle School Students Grades 6-8. We have events, weekly meetings, and exist to Intentionally Engage Middle School Students by leading them to the heart of the Father.
Q What happens on Fusion Wednesdays? 5:30 is hang out and Pizza, 6:00pm Bible Study Begins in the STUDENT PAVILION. We begin with Worship, move to Talk Time, then Students move to break out rooms for real life discussion. 7:30pm is dismissal time
What can my Middle Schooler do for dinner? Two Options :
1. Join us in the Student Pavilion for Papa John’s Pizza at 5:30pm.
2. Eat as a family at the Oakwood Wednesday Night Dinner for a nice hot meal.
Can my Middle Schooler play on the playground? Parents, please let your Middle Schooler know that the playground is for CHILDREN and that they will be asked to leave the playground.
Your kids are talking all about vitals, so what better time to teach them how to check their own? This week, practice checking your vitals by taking each other’s pulse.
Go out of your way to do just one nice thing you don’t have to do for someone else. Showing just a little kindness to others when you don’t have to is a great way to live out the greatest commandment as a family this week.
This week, talk about what’s vital to your family. Make a list of the things that are most important to you as a family and post it somewhere you all can see as a reminder of the vitals in your home.
To practice what they’ve been taught this week, encourage your student to say one thing they love about themselves, one thing they love about someone else, and one thing they love about God. Then, share your own answers as well!
For more parenting resources visit www.ParentCue.org