Halloween is right around the corner and with it November approaching and this weekend we concluded our October series Zig Zag Zone: 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: We can praise God because He helps us.
David Praises God • 2 Samuel 6:5, 14; Psalm 149:1-5
This series has been about how God was always present in David’s life helping him every step of the way. In week one we learned about David was just a shepherd and had to protect his sheep from big animals. One day a lion tried to grab one of his sheep and God helped David defeat the lion and save his sheep!
King Saul asked David to do the extremely difficult task of leading his armies, and God was there and helped David defeat many of Isreal’s enemies even when the odds were stacked against him.
David also had to do something very hard, he had to say goodbye to his best friend Johnathan forever. We all have lost a close friend to us and during those hard times where we have to move on and God helped us through each and every time.
Finally, David, when he had become king, went out to fulfill his promise to Johnathan to protect his family and found Mephibosheth and cared for him any way he could.
David wrote made music and songs as his way to give back to God for everything he has blessed David with. God has blessed and helped David every step of the way but we are not just talking about David, God wants to help us too in each and every moment of our lives. Remember we can praise God because He helps us.
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.
Key Question: How do you live for what really matters? Even kids have several options when it comes to how they choose to live their life. Throughout the month, we’ve talked about using time, things, and money wisely, but this can also be about the company we keep, the way we study for tests, or the way we treat our neighbors. Kids are starting to realize that the way they live comes with consequences both good and bad. We hope to guide kids to see their life as more than the here and now. They can live their life to gain popularity and friends, or they can choose to live their life in a way that honors God.
That’s why we conclude our month about stewardship looking more closely at something Jesus told His followers during the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 6:19-24. Jesus tells us, “Your heart will be where your riches are.” Jesus reminded us rather than spending all of our time on earth to gain riches that won’t last, we should spend our time on what matters most—serving God and storing up treasures that will last forever.
Bottom Line: Live like you know what really matters. The world is filled with voices shouting at us what should be important—money, power, fame, and personal glory. But what God wants for us is different. When we live our life for only things that matter on earth, they’ll end up fading away and being destroyed. Instead, we pray kids will learn to make choices about their life that will matter for eternity.
Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: God Times Week 5