Hamburgers and Milk Shakes!!

Tomorrow the kids and I are going out to lunch. We’re headed to a new restaurant opened by a couple local homeschool graduates which specializes in HAMBURGERS and MILK SHAKES. I am so excited.

Why the enthusiasm??

Little finished his final AWANA book.

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This is his final year in AWANA after completing Cubbies, Sparks, and now T&T. I’m very proud of him for sticking with it (and not complaining too much when we /made/ him, LOL!!). We’re HUGE fans of AWANA here because it’s a great discipleship /scripture memory accountability program, and it was out date night for YEARS. What a great ministry to out family!!

What kind of discipleship? This year along Little learned:

Ultimate Challenge Book 2 Outline

What do I need to know about my family — now and in the future?

My family should put the Lord first in everything it does.
Memory verse: Joshua 24:15b
Review verse: Ephesians 1:14

Family members should enjoy one another.
Memory verses: Deuteronomy 5:16; Psalm 127:3
Review verse: Joshua 24:15b

Family members should talk to one another.
Memory verses: Proverbs 4:2-4
Review verse: Psalm 127:3

I need to earn my parent’s trust.
Memory verses: Ephesians 6:1-2
Review verse: Deuteronomy 5:16

Family members have responsibilities.
Memory verses: Ephesians 6:1-2, 4

I need to be a kid.
Memory verses: 2 Peter 1:5-8
Review verses: Proverbs 4:2-4

I need to keep myself pure.
Memory verses: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Review verses: Ephesians 6:1-2, 4

I need to pray about God’s plan for my future.
Memory verses: Jeremiah 29:11; Philippians 4:12-13
Review verses: 2 Peter 1:5-7

How can I grow spiritually?

I can grow spiritually by learning more about the Bible.
Memory verses: Hebrews 5:13-14

I can grow spiritually by listening to my pastor.
Memory verses: 2 Timothy 1:13-14
Review verses: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I can grow spiritually by memorizing God’s Word.
Memory verse: Colossians 3:16

By being baptized — a picture of my relationship with Christ.
Memory verses: Romans 6:4-5
Review verse: Jeremiah 29:11

I can grow spiritually by reading my Bible everyday.
Memory verse: Joshua 1:9
Review verse: Philippians 4:13

I can grow spiritually by using the gifts God has given me.
Memory verse: 1 Corinthians 12:12
Review verses: Hebrews 5:13-14

I can grow spiritually by talking to God every day.
Memory verse: Colossians 4:2
Review verses: 2 Timothy 1:13-14

I can grow spiritually by working together with other Christians at my church.
Memory verses: 1 Corinthians 12:25; Psalm 133:1

What is a good friend?

A good friend shows respect to others.
Memory verses: Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 2:17
Review verse: Colossians 3:16

A good friend shows loyalty to others.
Memory verses: Proverbs 19:4; Proverbs 20:6
Review verses: Romans 6:4-5

A good friend is honest with others.
Memory verses: Proverbs 12:19; Proverbs 19:22
Review verse: Joshua 1:9

A good friend shares and is not selfish.
Memory verses: 1 Peter 1:22
Review verse: 1 Corinthians 12:25

A good friend forgives others.
Memory verses: 1 Peter 3:8-9

A good friend prays for others.
Memory verse: 2 Thessalonians 1:11
Review verse: 1 Corinthians 12:12

A good friend encourages others.
Memory verses: Ephesians 4:29; Romans 15:2
A good friend tells unsaved friends about Christ.
Memory verses: Romans 1:16
Review verse: Colossians 4:2

What does God want me to know about the future?

Hell is a place of eternal punishment.
Memory verse: Revelation 20:15
Review verse: Ephesians 4:29

Heaven is a place of eternal reward.
Memory verse: Philippians 3:20
Review verse: Psalm 133:1

Heaven is a perfect and joyful home.
Memory verse: Revelation 7:16
Review verse: Romans 1:16

Our bodies will be different in heaven.
Memory verses: 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

God will judge unbelievers at the Great White Throne Judgment.
Memory verse: Revelation 20:11
Review verse: 1 Peter 2:17

Believers will be rewarded for their faithful service for Christ. Memory verse: 1 Corinthians 9:25

God knows the future.
Memory verses: Proverbs 3:5-6
Review verse: Romans 12:10

God has a plan for my future.
Memory verses: 2 Timothy 3:15

Tomorrow we celebrate. Hamburgers and milk shakes with a cool little boy growing quickly into an amazing young man who is such an tremendous blessing to me.

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