Week 4

Preschool

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!

Week Four

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: God can help me help others.

David Helps Mephibosheth (muhfibuh-sheth)  • 1 Samuel 20:14-17; 2 Samuel 9:1-13

In last week’s story
David and Johnathan were inseparable friends, but when David had to hide away to escape king Saul Johnathan asked David to promise that he would take care of his family when he was king and he would never forget it.
            Many years later when Johnathan was gone and David was king, he sought out to see if any of Johnathan’s family was still alive. Mephibosheth, one of Johnathan’s sons was alive but unfortunately, he was unable to walk and so David had his servants bring him to the castle. David gave him many servants that would be able to to take care of him, when Mephibosheth why he was doing this for him he said “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.”(2 Samuel 9:7) David would treat Mephibosheth just he did Johnathan. With God’s help, David helped Mephibosheth, and you can help others with His help too. So remember, God can help me.
 Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 4 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue into 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.

Week Four

Key Question: How can you best use your money? They may not have a lot of it, but kids this age are starting to have some “pocket money” of their own. And even if they don’t, now is a perfect time to set a foundation of stewardship related to how we use the money we have in a way that honors God. We’ll walk kids through the principles of giving, save, and spend, so when they ask themselves this question, they’ll have a perfect starting point to make wise choices with their money throughout their lives.

A huge way we can use our money wisely is how we give some away to help others. We’ll look at something Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give . . . God loves a cheerful giver, (NIrV). We have opportunities every day to spend money on all sorts of things and experiences. But what if we looked at our money differently? What if we looked at money through the eyes of stewardship and saw that how we use our money reflects how we take care of what God has given to us.

Bottom Line: Use your money wisely. One of the best ways we can use our money is to give some away and allow God to something amazing with it. We’ll help kids figure out ways that can give, save and spend their money wisely.

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

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