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Hello Families…

This week's Teaching Videos
Families: Heather
Children (Lighthouse): Kate
Youth (DOXA:) Trevor
Also included are Faith Resource LinksWorship SongFamily Lesson Plans,
Collage of Children's Artwork and Weekly Prayer.

Theme: By Faith
Focus: To learn that it was by faith that Abraham left his country in obedience to God and became the father of many nations.
Scriptures:
Genesis: 12:1-2, 4a
Then the Lord told Abram, "Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will cause you to become the father of a great nation.
So Abram departed as the LORD had instructed him.

Hebrews 11:8-10
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith-for he was like a foreigner, living in a tent. And so did Isaac and Jacob, to who God gave the same promise. Abraham did this because he was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.

Life Application Study Bible Summary:
Genesis 12:1
When God called him, Abram moved out in faith from Ur to Haran and finally to Canaan. God then established a covenant with Abram, telling him that he would found a great nation. Not only would this nation be blessed. God said, but the other nations of the earth would be blessed through Abram's descendants.
God promised to bless Abram and make him famous, but there was one condition. Abram had to do what God wanted him to do. This meant leaving his home and friends and traveling to a new land where God promised to build a great nation from Abram's family. Abram obeyed, walking away from his home for God's promise of even greater blessings in the future. Don't let the comfort and security of your present position make you miss out on God's plan for you.
Hebrews 11: 8-10
Abraham's life was filled with faith. At God's command, he left home and went to another country - obeying without question. He believed the covenant God made with him (Genesis 12:2, 3; 13:14-16, 15:1-6). In obedience to God, Abraham was even willing to sacrifice his son Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19). Do not be surprised if God asked you to give up secure familiar surroundings in order to carry out His will.

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Our Family Ministry Team delight in reaching out, encouraging and offering you prayer. When you get a chance, watch our teaching videos, engage in the lesson plans and pray together as a family. Feel free to call, email or message us about anything and we will pray about everything.

Faith at Home Family sheet - Faith at Home Resources to apply in your home.
• September 19 - Family Lesson plan
• Lighthouse Video Sharing
• DOXA Video Sharing
• Worship Song
• Craft Video 

• Other Faith Resource Links:
  - BibleProject
  - Crossroads Kid's Club

We welcome you to join our Online Ministry experiences:

• Youth Ministry (DOXA Bible Study) Zoom Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm
• Youth Group experience Zoom Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
• Family Ministry experience Zoom Tuesday 6:30-7:15pm

If you would like to join the above Zoom experiences, please email Heather Mackey or call her at 416-922-1361 X229

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Faith at Home Family Challenge 
Please send us your stories, songs, artwork or crafts related to our faith lessons to share. Check out this weeks collage highlighting this week's theme – By faith Abraham left his country in obedience to God and became the father of many nations.

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Prayer for the Week 

Father God, we are in awe of your greatness and your great love for us. Thank you for the many faith stories in the Bible. Open our hearts and minds to hear your truth and to deepen our faith in you. As we learn about Abraham, help us to remember how he placed his faith in you and obedience to you. Amen.

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Worship Song - Super Hero


Craft Video

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LIGHTHOUSE - Equipping Kids to Shine the Light of Christ

Please watch the children's teaching video shared by Kate.

• September 19 - Family Lesson Plan
• CBOQ Brainpop Teaching Videos

Contact Leticia Limgenco (Children's Ministry Associate)

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Doxa Glory -
Engage, involve and challenge youth to live out their faith... sharing the good news of Christ.

Please watch this short video for youth shared by Trevor related to this week's lesson.

ZOOM with Youth! We will be connecting via Zoom this Sunday, September 19 at 11:30am for Bible Study Time

Please watch the DOXA video before our Zoom time at 11:30am.

Questions to think/reflect on before our Zoom time:

Discussion Questions:
• What did God tell Abram to do?
• What did God promise Abram?
• How did Abram respond?
• Why did Abram have faith and trust in God? Discuss
• Do you think it was easy for Abram to move away from his home land and the people who knew to a different place?
• Who left His home with God in heaven to come to earth?
• Why did God send us His Son Jesus?
• How does this story relate to our lives today?

Please contact us if you would like to join in.

Other Faith Resources
• Bible Project - YouTube Videos
• CBOQ Youth

Contact Heather Mackey (Director of Family Ministries)

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In Faith,
Heather Mackey
Director of Family Ministries
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
(416) 922-1361 x229
hmackey@yorkminsterpark.com

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Heather Mackey
Director of Family Ministries
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
416-922-1361 x299

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