Our series called Come To The Castle continued this weekend. It’s fantastic series where we’ll be telling stories all month about how God is King and He’s got this.
Basic Truth: God loves me.
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT
Key Question: Who’s got it?
Bottom Line: God’s got it.
Bible Story: God hears me and gives me what I need.
Hagar • Daniel 3:10-28
In this week’s story, we learned all about a woman named Hagar. Hagar and her son were in the desert and things were getting pretty toasty. They were so dehydrated, but unfortunately, no one was around to hear them cry… that is no except God! God heard them and knew what they needed and He told Hagar to look up and Hagar saw that God provided her and her son with what they needed.
We helped kids to remember this story in a couple ways:
We had them make their own crowns to help them remember that God is King.
They made sand castles with real sand and it was admittedly a bit messy but OH SO worth it.
They played around with using pool noodles to send messages to their friends to help them remember that God hears us always.
Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that we don’t have to be worried so long as we remember that God’s got this!
You can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:
May Parent Guide Week 2
This month, our over-arching theme for 6-11 year olds is DETERMINATION in a series we call The Amazing Maze. We’ve also been saying that determination is deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.
Our Memory Verse is found in Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up” (NIrV).
In Acts 10, Peter was a Jewish follower of Jesus. Cornelius was a Roman commander. These two were unlikely friends even in the best of circumstances. You see, Jewish law frowned upon associating with anyone who wasn’t Jewish as they were considered “unclean”. But through a couple of visions, these two men were about to cross paths. Through this meeting, Peter discovered that the message of Jesus wasn’t just for the Jewish people and the mission Jesus gave the disciples was way bigger than he originally thought.
Bottom Line: Keep going even when the job is bigger than you think. There are times we start a job and soon realize that it will be a much larger endeavor. Our first instinct might be to give up all together, but we need to keep going. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can push through and show determination right up until the end.