Week 4 Recap


This week we concluded our kids November series Recipe for Thanks, where preschoolers are exploring all the ingredients for a grateful heart!

Week Four

Memory Verse: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” Psalm 111:1, ESV

Key Question: Who can you thank for everything?

Bottom Line: I can thank God for everything.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Story: I am thankful God gives me what I need.

The Lord is my Shepherd • Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever. (ESV)

       This famous psalm written by David came partially from his background as a  shepherd, and like a shepherd their job is to care for the flock, making sure they are safe, nourished, calm and happy at all times. Not only that but they are vulnerable to predators because sheep themselves cannot run very far nor are they always smart enough to escape the danger….. sound familiar? There are an endless amount of things that come our way that we may not be able to overcome on our own, that’s why God is always here for us always! We hope through this that the children know I am thankful God gives me what I need.
Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 4 Parent Guide


This Week we end our series ReFocus: Know Where to Look where we have been talking about how Gratitude is a response to the character of God.   

Week Four

Key Question: What’s keeping you from being thankful? As we continue to talk about how to refocus on what God has done for us, we help kids take a closer look at what gets in the way of gratitude.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we read, Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.” There are many times we might not want to give thanks, but our hope in Jesus allows us to be thankful regardless of our circumstances, (NIrV).

Sometimes our sports team does not always win, sometimes we do not get to do the things we used to. Those times and so much more are where it is the hardest to be thankful for even the smallest blessings God has given us in our lives.

Bottom Line: Always be grateful. Kids will learn that no matter what is happening in their lives, they can always find a way to say thank you!

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: God Times Week 4

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