The new year gave us plenty of snow go around❄️but that did not stop us from getting to have church and starting the first week of our January kids series! With that here is your Week 1 Recap😄
This week we kicked off the first series of 2018 with Watch This!
Preschoolers’ love showing us what they can do. They re the embodiment of Watch This moments. And it can be anything – hula hooping, swimming, headstands, or my favorite, making their eyebrows go up and down. I love it when they learn how to do that, their facial expressions are priceless. We want to help kids keep their eyes on Jesus because HE CAN DO ALL THINGS!
Memory Verse: “With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26, NIV
Key Question: Who can do anything?
Bottom Line: Jesus can do anything.
Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Bible Story Focus: Jesus can do things we can’t.
Catching Fish • Luke 5:1-7
Peter had already been fishing with his friends and didn’t catch any fish—not even one. But, because Jesus told him to do it, Peter threw his nets into the water. That’s when Jesus did something Peter couldn’t do. Jesus made Peter’s net so full of fish, Peter needed help pulling the net into the boat. Peter was amazed at all of the fish. He knew that Jesus was very special and could do things we can’t.
Prayer: “Dear God, thank You for the Bible and all of the true stories in it. Thank You for giving us Jesus to be our friend forever. Help us remember that Jesus can do anything! We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
January brings us our new series Work it Out: Commitment
Growing in faith is not something that happens by simply cramming information about the Bible into a child’s brain. The knowledge in their head means nothing if we don’t help kids experience what that knowledge can do in their heart. To experience faith, we want kids to practice their faith and that takes commitment.
Key Question: How can you hear from God? When kids learn they should learn to hear from God, they might have some questions. After all, when God doesn’t really speak audibly, how can I hear from Him? We hope kids wrestle with this idea and learn that through reading God’s Word they can hear from God and discover what God wants for their life.
We start our look at commitment in Matthew 7:24-27 where we can read a parable Jesus told at the end of the Sermon on the Mount. Two builders took two different approaches to building their homes. One was built on a solid foundation, the other on shifting sand. Our solid foundation is built on hearing and doing what Jesus says.
Bottom Line: Practice hearing and doing what God says. We can’t do what God says until we know what God says, and that begins with listening to God. We pray that kids will learn the faith skill, HEAR, and discover how they can navigate and personalize God’s Word.