Our series Kids Rock Part.2 continued 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 help others
A boy and his 5 loaves and 2 Fish
Jesus as he continued his teaching the amount of people he taught to grew amazingly. This crowd however had grown to Five thousand people! Jesus seeing that the people instructed the disciples to food them but they were astonished at the request because none of them had enough money to buy food for every person. There was a young boy that thankfully had brought five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus thanked God for the food given to them and told the disciples to hand out the food but they doubted that so little food could feed so many. God blessed the food and sure enough more bread and fish appeared until all five thousand people were able to be fed until they were full! Even more so there was enough even for twelve baskets stuffed with leftovers. A child’s faith that the food could at the very least help some of the crowd and his willingness to give it away showed how that I can help others.
Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that I can help others. The world we live in today has a massive focus on ourselves and few take the time to help others. Knowing that being a friend and helping others especially new kids can go a long way in their lives and others and show God’s message at work.
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.
Next, we head to Acts 16:11-15 and meet a woman named Lydia. Paul and Silas were traveling around and telling people about Jesus. In the city of Philippi, they headed down to the city riverbank where they thought they’d find people worshipping God. While they were there they met Lydia, a wealthy business owner. Lydia used her gift of hospitality to make Paul and Silas feel welcomed. She used her gifts to help others feel loved.
Bottom Line: God made you to love others. God has given each of us gifts that we can use to show love to others. We pray that kids will realize that part of what it means to be created in God’s image includes reflecting His love to the people in the world around them.
You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: