Our series Zig Zag Zone continued this week where we learn about how God is with us through the ups and downs through the life of King David!
Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV
Memory Verse: “We have the Lord our God to help us.” 2 Chronicles 32:8, NLT
Key Question: Who can help you?
Bottom Line: God can help me.
Basic Truth: God loves me.
Story: David Is Strong in Battle • 1 Samuel 18:7; 12-14
Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 2 Parent Guide
This Week we treat you to the beginning of our new series Use It Or Lose It where we talk on Stewardship – Everything Jesus showed us on how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.
Key Question: How can you best use your time? Kids are just starting to become aware of time. We’ll help kids begin to realize that we only have so much time, so how we use it matters to God. Kids will wrestle through the ways they spend their time now and figure out what needs to change to use their time wisely. Really, this is a question we hope small group leaders and parents ask themselves as they lead their kids. Everyone can benefit by taking a look at how they’re spending the time God has given to them.
With that in mind, we continue looking at stewardship with another Psalm. In Psalm 90:12, Moses writes, Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom, (NIV). Moses knew more than most the importance of time and reminds us that when we take time to think about the time God has given us, we have an opportunity to use it wisely.
Bottom Line: Use your time wisely. We only have so much time while we’re here on earth, but every day God gives us is a chance for us to do something that matters. We can waste our time or use it to do something significant. We pray that kids will make every moment count.
You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take-home materials: God Times Week 2