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January Memory Verse: “God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”  (Psalm 147:3)

January 20: Jesus Heals a Young Woman: Jairus was a ruler of the synagogue. He was a layman, but his ruler’s responsibilities were socially and religiously important.  They included upkeep of the building, proper conduct of the service, and the choice of Torah readings. As a ruler, he was a wealthy and influential member of the community. 

January 27: Jesus Heals Ten Men: This passage is a simple account of Jesus healing ten men with leprosy, but this miracle is different.  The healing isn’t emphasized as much as the reaction to the healing.  The miracle was less important the results. 

February Memory Verse: “Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength.”  (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

February 3: Families Remember God: The Book of Deuteronomy records speeches that Moses gave to the Israelites that included all the important things they needed to know before they finally moved into the promised land.  Moses reminded the Israelites that God had chosen them to be a special people who would always need to live by God’s instruction.

February 10: Family Traditions: Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, captured Jehoiakim, King of Judah.  Ashpenaz, the master of the king’s eunuchs, was instructed to bring young Hebrew captives to Babylon to be educated and trained to serve Nebuchadnezzar.    

February 17: A Family’s Faith: Timothy’s name means “honoring God.”  Timothy was taught to have faith in God from an early age.  This sincere trust in God was first modeled by his grandmother, Lois.  She imparted her faith to her daughter, Eunice.  Then Eunice passed her faith on to her son, Timothy. His mother and grandmother became disciples of Jesus due to ministry of Paul.

February 24: Family Proverbs: Solomon is known for his wisdom.  He attributed his wisdom to God because he asked God for great wisdom to rule over the Israelites, and God granted his wish.  The Book of Proverbs is called the book of wisdom because it contains short, well-known sayings containing wise thoughts.  The wisdom of Proverbs gives the fruit of experience and reflection, stressing the need to think through and to apply human knowledge of the Word of God to all of life in a responsible way.