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Parent Cue: April 23-30

Hey Parents,

This is a cue. It’s a prompt. Because really, we know you’re already incredibly busy doing all the things you should do to invest in your kids and to help them on their way to adulthood—and hopefully out of your house. But just because you are really busy doing great things doesn’t mean it’s easy to stay focused on what’s important. That’s where this comes in. We want to make it easy for you to remember what’s important.

Each week a Parent Cue message will be posted in this group to help you, the Parent, with a few things. Ansel Talbert and I really believe families and churches should each be working hard to build faith in kids, but imagine the potential results when the two environments synchronize, maximizing their individual efforts. I hope this Parent Cue helps us in that effort:

  1. Guide—this section will let you know the Series, Title, Scripture, Bottom Line, and Summary of the message on Sunday and questions you can use to encourage discussion with your child at home. There is a PDF attached if you would prefer to print the discussion off.
  2. Blog—this section is designed with the parent in mind. It will be a source of encouragement, equipping, and a resource for all things kids. It’s meant to help you be a better parent and let you know you’re not going crazy, you just have a crazy life right now!
  3. News—this section is a reminder for all our upcoming events, dates, and meetings.

Series: Transforming Power of the Gospel: Ephesians

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-20 (April 23)

Bottom Line: Walk in Love and Shine as Lights

Summary: As followers of the resurrected Jesus we are called to walk in love and shine as lights as we follow the example of Jesus and are filled with the Holly Spirit.  

Questions: In Ephesians 4, Paul talked about our actions like putting on new clothes and taking off old ones. This week, in Ephesians 5 he talks about who we are– Dearly loved Children and children of the light. Think about that for a second. God thinks of you (if you have given Jesus your whole life) as DEARLY LOVED and CHILDREN of LIGHT. How does God seeing you that way feel? What does that mean about you? You are a child of the light. What is a child of darkness like?

God asks us to walk in love. What do you that means? How can we as a family walk in love toward our neighbors or classmates? God asks us to live in the light. What do you that means? How can we do that better as a family this week? Are there any places we as a family act like kids of darkness?

NOTE! Make sure you kids understand (and you too) that right behaviors do not get God to love us more or get us closer to God. They help us enjoy time with God and become for aware of him in our lives.



On Sundays when I was growing up, it didn’t matter if we were facing imminent danger or in the throes of a natural disaster, we were going to church. Literally, I can’t remember not hearing my mom’s alarm clock go off every Sunday morning at 8:00am—because, of course, church was always preceded by a solid hour of Sunday School (bless those volunteers).

My parents could have had World War III with each other on Saturday night. I could have had the measles. My brother could have gotten kidnapped. There was never any question . . . IT WAS SUNDAY AND WE WERE GOING TO CHURCH.



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Make Plans to join us for All Family Worship- where we invite kids ages 4 and up to join in with the big family at Grace to worship and enjoy the whole community of Grace. 

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Lee Simmons

Parents! Use this to have a conversation about what you all learned at church this week!

Here is a printable version if you don’t want to use devices during family time.

Grace Community Church

A love for Jesus Christ and an ardent desire to see Him glorified in the inner city of Greensboro were the impetus for the founding of this non-denominational body of believers. We are striving to bring together God’s people from all walks of life that each might minister to the other according to their gifts and abilities. Our highest aim is that we might together demonstrate the reality of Christ as we are made one.

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