Week 4 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids wrapped up this week, all kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.

Week Four

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be wise.

Battle of Jericho • Joshua 6:1-20

Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day, you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.” So Joshua called together the priests and said, “Take up the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant, and assign seven priests to walk in front of it, each carrying a ram’s horn.” Then he gave orders to the people: “March around the town and the armed men will lead the way in front of the Ark of the Lord.” After Joshua spoke to the people, the seven priests with the Rams’ horns started marching in the presence of the Lord, blowing the horns as they marched. And the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant followed behind them. Some of the armed men marched in front of the priests with the horns and some behind the Ark, with the priests continually blowing the horns. 10 “Do not shout; do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!” 11 So the Ark of the Lord was carried around the town once that day, and then everyone returned to spend the night in the camp. 12 Joshua got up early the next morning, and the priests again carried the Ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests with the Rams’ horns marched in front of the Ark of the Lord, blowing their horns. Again the armed men marched both in front of the priests with the horns and behind the Ark of the Lord. All this time the priests were blowing their horns. 14 On the second day, they again marched around the town once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days.15 On the seventh day, the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times.16 The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the town!17 Jericho and everything in it must be completely destroyed as an offering to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and the others in her house will be spared, for she protected our spies.18 “Do not take any of the things set apart for destruction, or you yourselves will be completely destroyed, and you will bring trouble on the camp of Israel.19 Everything made from silver, gold, bronze, or iron is sacred to the Lord and must be brought into his treasury.20 When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.

Joshua could have attacked the town a thousand different ways, but he chose God’s way and it paid off in the end. The plan was absolutely against every military doctrine of the time, some even questioned Joshua. However, Joshua remained unshakable to change what God had told him. Sure enough, the plan worked perfectly and the city was handed over to the Israelites. Joshua proved the bottom line that When God is with me, I can be wise!

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 4 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we conclude our series Lunchroom Friendship where we talk about friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week Four

Key Question: How can you be a friend this week? At some point in a person’s life, he or she is going to need someone they can trust to help them through it. Kids know what’s happening in their friends’ lives. However, they don’t always know how to help. Through the discussion this week, we hope to help kids come up with simple ideas they can put into practice to encourage those friends no matter what they’re going through.

We close out the month with something Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, So encourage each other with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that is what you are doing, (NIrV). When Job experienced trial after trial, his friends decided to help. They didn’t bring meals or tell jokes. Rather, they came alongside and grieved with Job. Now, we find out they didn’t always get it right, but for that first week, they let Job know that they were there for him.

Bottom Line: Friends encourage one another. Kids might not always know what to say or do when it comes to helping cheer up their friends. We pray they discover that they can encourage each other even if it simply means being a shoulder to lean on.

 

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take-home materials: God Times Week 4

Week 3 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids continued this week, all kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.

Week Three

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be courageous. 

Rahab and the Spies • Joshua 2:1-22; 6:1-25

Joshua and the Israelite army marched a long way from the wilderness to reach the Holy Land, they chose the city of Jericho as their next attack. Jericho was one of the most well-defended cities of the time and was well kept. So Joshua decided to send 2 spies to watch the land and the city, they entered the city and came to the house of Rahab who lived right next to the cities walls. The king of Jericho had discovered there were spies in the town and sent men out to find them. When Rahab heard of this, she hid the men well under flax on the roof and told the guards that the men had come to her but had already escaped through the city gates before they closed at dusk. Following this info, the guards rushed out of the city gate to chase after the false lead, and the spies were saved. Rahab went to the men afterward and told them that she knows the Lord has handed the city over to the Israelites and knew what was to happen to the city. So she made a bargain with the spies to tell Jonathan to look in kindness to her and her family by sparing them. The spies then instructed her to bring her family to her house the day the attack comes and hang a scarlet rope from the window so that the family will be saved. Rahab gave one final piece of advice for the spies that once they left the city to hid in the hills where the guards will not find them. The city fell to the Israelites and the spies kept their promise and the army spared Rahab and her family.

Had the guards found the spies, Rahab would have surely been put to death so why did she do it? Rahab knew that God was with the Israelites and held her faith that God would protect her family.  We may never have to protect spies or put ourselves in a dangerous situation, but we still have times where it is hard for anyone to have the courage to stand for what we believe. So we hope that through this example that kids remember our point from this weekend: When God is with me, I can be courageous. 

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 3 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue  Lunchroom Friendship where we talk about friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week Three

 

Key Question: When a friend hurts you, how do you respond? When kids are teenagers, it doesn’t take long for best friends to become worst enemies. We hope to guide them through figuring out strategies for how they can respond when they get hurt by a friend. It’s inevitable that friends will get into an argument, but when kids are equipped with how to respond, forgiveness might be an easier option for building bridges in the broken relationship.

In Colossians 3:13, Paul writes, Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you, (NIrV).Towards the end of the book of John, we see through Jesus and Peter. After denying Jesus three times, Peter was feeling guilty and ashamed. But Jesus still had plans for Peter. Jesus forgave Peter and restored the broken friendship. And when we put our faith in Jesus, Jesus offers that same forgiveness to us. In turn, we can offer forgiveness to others.

Bottom Line: Friends forgive one another. While it’s true that people will do things that hurt us, we need to be willing to let it go and forgive because God forgave us first.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: God Times Week 3

Week 2 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids continued this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week Two

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be strong.

Esther • Esther 2:2–8:17

In the kingdom of Persia the most powerful in the world at that time, King Ahasuerus sent out a decree for many women to come to the citadel of Susa so he may choose a bride. Meanwhile, a young woman by the name of Esther who was raised by her Godly cousin Mordecai made sure she would come to the king’s call, but she knew she would have to hide her faith. Esther found favor with the king who selected her to be the queen of Persia, making her the most powerful woman in the world. However, there was an evil counselor named Haman who wanted to kill every Jew in the Persian empire and the king agreed. Esther and Mordecai began to do what they could to save their people. Esther visits the king unannounced which back then could result in her death, but the king greets her and she asks for a banquet for her and Haman for two days. Finally, the king remembers Mordecai and how he was saved by him and decides to hold the killings and to honor him. Haman was foiled and was punished for his attempt to end the Jewish people thanks to the faith of Mordecai and Esther.

Esther and Mordecai never went back on their faith. When Esther visited the king unannounced it was a move that could have hurt her for it was rude to do so back then but God protected her. When the king made up his mind to follow Haman’s wish it could have gone but by Esther and Mordecai following God’s plan he changed his mind and saved them when Kings very rarely change their minds once it was made up. Through all of this God helped them, but not everyone shares their faith. There are many times in our lives where we don’t feel like God is protecting us when things go wrong, where we don’t feel like he is even there. We hope that through this message that your kids will always remember that When God is with me, I can be strong.

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue  Lunchroom Friendship where we talk about friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week Two

Key Question: What does it mean to accept a friend? Even kids will tell you that some people are easier to get along with than others. But just because we get along with some people better than others, doesn’t mean we ignore them or treat them poorly. We’ll help kids figure out how they can be friendly and accept others in a way that honors God.

In Romans 15:7, Paul writes, Christ has accepted you. So accept one another in order to bring praise to God, (NIrV). We see this played out perfectly through Paul and Barnabus. Paul had a terrible reputation, one that was well deserved. But after his encounter with Jesus, Paul changed. Barnabus believed that about Paul, accepted him, and stood up for him as he introduced Paul to the rest of the apostles.

Bottom Line: Friends accept one another. No person is perfect, we have all made our mistakes and we have all had our differences. We pray that through this message they will learn to accept one another just as Barnabus did for Saul.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: God Times Week 2

 

Falling into our September Series!

Summer vacation has passed with school upon us and with it our new series!

Preschool/Kindergarten

This Month we are bringing in new our series Super Kids!

In a time where superheroes are portrayed every day, it is no secret many kids want to be super. This month we want to help our preschoolers know that when God is with them they can do incredible things. With God we can be brave, we can be wise, and we can be strong. We want your kids to know they can be super with God at our side.

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Our memory verse for this month comes from Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” 

When God is with me, I can be brave.

When God is with me, I can be strong.

When God is with me, I can be courageous.

When God is with me, I can be wise.

We look forward to all the amazing things we have in store for September.

Elementary

This month we begin our new series Lunchroom Friendship!

God desires a relationship with us. That’s why He created us in the first place. When we sinned and broke that relationship, God continued to pursue us. God sacrificed His only Son to make it possible for us to have a relationship with Him again.

Our theme for this month is friendship – a response of the character of God, but what makes a good friend? This month we are going to take a look at some of the most important friendships in the Bible to see what qualities make a great friend.

This month we will be asking the following questions

What makes someone a good friend?

What does it mean to accept a friend?

When a friend hurts you, how do you respond?

How can you be a friend this week?

Jesus demonstrated friendship in the most generous way possible. He showed us the greatest love when He laid down His life for His friends. He went to the cross, not on principle or for a cause, but because of love and so we can be with God forever.

We cannot wait for all of what is to come this month!

Week 1 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids kicked off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week One

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be brave.

Elijah and the Fire • 1 Kings 18:1-39 

In Israel there came another time where the people turned away from God, hundreds of prophets of the deity Baal came to the people and influenced them to worship him. Anyone who still believed  in God were  either chased out of the country or forced into hiding including God’s prophet by the name of Elijah. They remained in hiding for three years until God instructed Elijah to go out and challenge these prophets to bring the country back to God. Elijah stood alone against Ball prophets numbered 450 with thousands of believers with them. The challenge was to prepare a bull for sacrifice but light no fire, each side will send their prayers to their God and whichever one responds will be the true God. The prophets and the worshipers of Baal prayed and prayed resorting to anything to get his attention…. however Baal did not answer them. Following Gods instructions Elijah rebuilt the old altar of the Lord, he placed twelve stones each for the tribes of Israel and instructed the people to fill four jar of water and pour it over the altar. Finally Elijah said in 1 Kings 18:37 37 “Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” In an instant a great fire consumed the whole of the altar and the offering drying up all the water. The people who gathered there to watch all feel on their knees saying “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.”.

Elijah faced a dark time where faith in God would have had him killed by those who believed in Baal. Following God through Prayer and faith, he took on the prophets of Baal with no other man at his side. By standing with God he showed the people of Israel once more that the Lord was the one and only God. We hope that through this story your children will know that even when they feel alone “God is always with me”. 

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 1 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we begin our series Lunchroom Friendship where we talk on friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week One

Key Question: What makes someone a good friend? At this phase in their life, kids are starting to experience the ups and downs of friendship. That’s why we start with a foundational question to help them wrestle with what God says about having strong friendships with others. If they can recognize the qualities God desires for friendship, they’ll not only choose friends who exhibit those, but hopefully will put them into practice for themselves.

We start the month with something Jesus said in John 13:34, I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you, (NIrV). Along with that, we’ll take a look at David and Jonathan. These guys went through a lot together. Jonathan and david held one of the strongest friendships ever referenced in the Bible. Jonathan was the son of the king and in many monarchies that would make him the heir to the throne. yet Jonathan concedes that God made David king and never once does he argue with David over this. David is experiencing torment from Saul who repeatedly tried to deceive and kill David and every time Saul attempted to deceive and kill David Jonathan each time would help David foil his father’s plans.

Bottom Line: Friends love one another. Loving our friends often means putting aside what we want to give our friends what they need. We pray that kids will learn how they can show love to their friends in everyday situations at home and school.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times Week 1

 

Week 4 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World concluded this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week four

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: 

God made people and they are wonderful.

Adam and Eve • Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7, 20-23

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 

Genesis 2:7, 20-23 . Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

This week we take a look at Gods most important creation….. us! Adam and Eve were made to look after all God had created on earth. Adam’s first job  was to name all of the animals that God had created, to this day we are still meeting new species and kinds of creatures in every domain! God not only made us to work and oversee everything he wanted someone to share the joy in his creation with and as we see today we can find amazing sights all around us. He made each of us so uniquely that not one person will ever be the exact same as another. We hope that by teaching about Adam and Eve that the kids will know that they are loved and have purpose in God to do great and amazing things!

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:

Week 4 Parent GuideGod Times Week 4

 

Elementary

This Week we move into part four to conclude our series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week four

Lastly, we head to 1 Samuel 24 and find David running away from King Saul. Yet, when David had a clean shot at taking out Saul, he decided to respect the position God gave King Saul. David took the high-road and let God take care of the situation between them.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge. We can’t only respect people in charge because they have earned our respect. We should show them respect because God made them and God gave them their authority. We need to trust that God has the controls and we have people in place by God for a reason. Though it may seem hard to in many cases we have to relax and trust in him.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

 

Week 3 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World continued this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week Three

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: 

God made the animals and they are wonderful

Animals • Genesis 1:20-25

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

This time around we see the fifth day of creation, where God created the seemingly innumerable kinds of creatures that surround us everyday. When God later makes Adam his job was to name all of the animals that God had created. There were so many that even today we are still discovering new species, each one just like us are incredibly unique and amazing with none the same as another. The point for this week is God made the animals and they are wonderful.

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:

Parent Guide Week 3

Elementary

This Week we continue our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week Three

In Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul writes about God’s clear instruction to honor our parents. But he wasn’t the first one in the Bible to say this. Moses said this way back in Deuteronomy 5:16 when God’s people were entering the promised land. Honoring one’s parents is foundational to showing respect to God.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect your parents. Showing respect to our parents can be difficult, but it is something God wants us to do. Since God put us in our families, we pray that our kids will start to understand how respecting their parents is related to how they can show respect to God. And He can help us respect them even when it’s difficult.

can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times (K-5)

Week 2 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World continued  off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week Two

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: 

God made the water and sky and they are wonderful.

Water and Sky • Genesis 1:6-10, 14-19

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times,and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

This time around we look into the fourth day where we begin to really see the beauty in God’s creations as the Earth takes shape as sky and oceans form. We today seem to take for granted more an ever as we seem to ignore the sights around us. The skies seem to produce spectacular colors during sunrise and sunset. The oceans are filled to the brim with incredible creatures each working together to balance their ecosystem. The main point of the weekend is God made the water and the skies and they are wonderful, as we love and appreciate God we need to take the time to notice the amazing world he made for us.

can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:

Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week Two

In James 2:1-4, 8-9

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

 We discover that the early church struggled with respecting those who weren’t like them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times Week 2 (K-5)

 

Week 1 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World kicked off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week One

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: God made the land and plants and they are wonderful.

Land and Plants • Genesis 1:9-13

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

As we read in the verses for the story, God on the third day of creation God created on the earth the land and seas, vegetation, vegetables and fruit. God made the land and plants wonderful as is our lesson of the week, but he made the world beautiful. Everytime we go for a hike or climb a mountain or even fly we can look around and see the beauty in what God has made for us. We want your children to know that as they see and learn from the world around them to know that God made it as he made us creative and wonderful.

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:

Parent Guide Week 1

Elementary

This Week we begin our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week One

We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant.

Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world. We don’t have respect anymore because we always strive to be in charge and have the ever burning desire to not have to be told what to do and because of that we lose our sense or respect and care. Through this story we hope to bring that

 

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times K-5

August Series is Upon Us!

July has now come and gone and August now has its turn to shine with our New Series!

Preschool/Kindergarten

This Month we are starting a brand new series Wonderful World!

The Bible is full of amazing stories, but none are more incredible than creation. Throughout this series we will learn how God made the Plants and animals, Dark and Light, and well… us! We want to teach that God made everything wonderful which includes us and by knowing this we hope that the kids will see how unique we are and how we are each made for an amazing purpose.

Our memory verse for this month comes from 2 Samuel 7:23 – “You have done great and wonderful things.” 

God made the land and plants and they are wonderful.

God made the water and sky and they are wonderful.

God made the animals and they are wonderful.

God made people and they are wonderful.

Elementary

This month, starts our new series Drum line: Respect the Rhythm

God is the all-powerful, Creator of the universe. There is no one else who has the position or power of God. We can’t help but respond to Him with respect. 

Respect is a response to the character of God.  

When it comes to people, everyone is important for two reasons: God made them in His image and Jesus died for them. That’s why respect is also a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God.

 For those of you that remember in the main services with Pastor Tim we recently had a series named Honor In The House, where respect played a large role in not just to each other but that same respect held to God. We want to bring the same message to the kids as society brings a message of rebellion, dishonour and a “me” oriented society. By bringing respect back into our lives and apply it to our friendships, family, elders and most importantly God we can see an amazing difference in our lives and those around us.

Our Memory Verse for June comes from 1 Peter 2:17  

17 “Show proper respect to everyone, Love the family of believers, Have respect for God.”
 

Respect is how we look up to whether it be our parents or a person who did amazing things. Jesus is no exception from this as he died for us just so we could be free from sin!

We cannot wait for all of what is to come this month!