Our series Kids Rock Part.2 kicked off this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.
Basic Truth: God made me.
Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV
Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?
Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do.
Bible Story: I can do things God’s way.
Daniel – Daniel 1
Daniel as a young boy along with 3 of his friends were chosen to work for the king which was considered a great honor. All those who worked for the king received the best food in the land and even got to eat with him too. However Daniel and his friends knew that God did not want them to eat the fancy food. Daniel asked the guard if they could eat vegetables and water, but the guard was concerned he would be punished if he did so because the king demands that all who work for him to eat the food so they can be strong and healthy. So Daniel and friends set up a test to have the vegetables and water for 10 days and compared their results to the other who ate from the king’s table. Sure enough Daniel and his friends showed the best results because they knew God’s way was the best way. From that day on the guard had all the king’s servants eat just as Daniel and his friends had.
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 I can do what God wants me to do.
You can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:
This month we continue our series Gadgets and Gizmos but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.
Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.
We kick off the month in 1 Samuel 17 and rediscover the familiar story of David and Goliath. David was the newly anointed king of Israel. He saw that Goliath was bullying God’s people, and he knew that God would help him defeat the giant. Instead of wearing the typical armor, he decided to use what God gave him through his experience as a shepherd. With a rock and a sling, he knocked Goliath to the ground and defeated the Philistines.
Bottom Line: God made you to be you. God uniquely made each and every one of us. On top of that, God’s given us unique experiences that we can use to help others. We pray that kids will understand how their unique story can impact the world for God.
You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials.