Hello AWANA Families,
This is an except from Deuteronomy 6:1-9. The full text is below my signature.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
These are excellent words of God to consider as you think about the Awana ministry. As you plan your week and think about including Awana verse memory into your daily life, you are fulfilling, in part, God's exhortation to teach your kids about God throughout each day. The Awana handbook is a great tool for the entire family to use to learn God's word and to discuss His precepts. As a young mom, who never had a Biblical influence in my growing up years, Awana ministered to me just as much as it did to my own children.
Don't forget to check out our CCCS Awana website to answer your questions, check the club calendar, and catch up on past parent emails.
AWANA Ministry Director
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Deuteronomy 6: 1-9 “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you— ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.