Week 3 Recap

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 Three

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 and Johnathan: 1 Samuel 1-4, 20:3-42

David and Johnathan were best friends and were inseparable, they did everything they could together, however, Johnathan’s father King Saul did not like David. David was a leader in Saul’s army and was so popular many of the people and this made Saul very jealous. Saul wanted to harm David so he could not be more popular than him. This worried David to where he felt he had to move away so he could be safe when he told Johnathan this made both of them upset. It was probably the hardest thing both of them have ever done as it meant they would never see each other again. However, Thankfully both knew God was with them and will help them with all things!

We all have moments in our lives where we have to make some of the toughest decisions of our lives, but in those moments just remember that God can help me do hard things!

 Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:  Week 3 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 Three

Key Question: How can you best use your things? If you asked the kids you know, most would tell you that what they own is super important to them. But if you pressed them long enough, you’d probably discover that they leave their LEGOs on the floor, their bikes out in the rain, or their video game controllers lost somewhere in the couch cushions. But we want kids to remember that what they have actually belongs to God, that God made it possible for them to have those things. Along with that comes a responsibility to use your things (or your time, talents, and money) wisely.

This was something important to Jesus as well. Jesus talked about stewardship through several of His parables, including one recorded for us in Matthew 25:14-30. This is a familiar parable about a businessman who went on a journey and left three of his workers in charge of some of his money. Two of the workers turned a profit while the third buried his portion did nothing with it and wasted his opportunity for growth. In the end, the people listening are left wondering how they are caring for what’s been entrusted to them.

Bottom Line: Use your things wisely. God has given each of us to be responsible for something—money, talents, even our stuff. We pray kids discover how they can use those things wisely.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take-home materials: God Times Week 3

Week 2 Recap

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 Two

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

7As they danced, they sang,
“Saul has killed thousands of men.
David has killed tens of thousands.”
12 The Lord had left Saul and was with David. So Saul was afraid of David. 13 He sent David away. He put him in command of 1,000 men. David led the troops in battle. 14 In everything he did, he was very successful. That’s because the Lord was with him.
wars were fought constantly and Isreal time and time again protected itself thanks to David’s leadership all because he stayed devoted to God and stayed true to his plan. Now we may not be fighting in great wars, but we still have many moments in our lives where we just feel alone and there is nobody able to help us through what we are struggling with. It is here that it is important for us to remember as David did to know that God can help me.

 Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

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.

Week Two

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

Treating you to our October Kids Series!

Preschool 

This Month as we start the season off with our October series Zig Zag Zone!

We know things are going to happen in our preschoolers’ lives where they will need God’s help—times when their lives will zig one way and then zag another. We want them to grow up believing that God loves them and can help them anywhere, with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help them help others! We will focus on the life of David from the Bible and the many Zigs and Zags, goods and bads in his life and how God was with him every step of the way!

 

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.

The Bottom lines.

God can help me anywhere.

God can help me do anything.

God can help me do hard things.

God can help me help others.

Elementary

This month brings us our new series Use it or Lose it: Stewardship!

In Psalm 24:1, we read, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, (NIV). In other words, whatever we have isn’t really ours. God created the entire world—the land and sea, planets and galaxies, animals and people. And when people create, those people do so because of the gift and talents that God gave them. It’s our job to take care of what God has loaned us for a time to use in order to bring Him glory.

Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan. He used what He had—from bread and fish to dirt and spit—to perform miracles, helping people see and eat. Everything Jesus did showed us 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.

 

With so much happening in October we cannot wait for all that is in store!

Week 1 Recap

Preschool

Our series Zig Zag Zone kicked off this week where we learn about how God is with us through the ups and downs through the life of King David!

Week One

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 Protects the Sheep • 1 Samuel 17:34-37

David at first was a shepherd who attended to his father’s sheep out in the fields. One night, while the animals were asleep a lion, had appeared looking for its next meal. David knew that God was with him and when the lion tried to take the sheep God gave great power to David and defeated the lion!

Though we may not be wrestling  Lions, we still have many struggles and challenges in our lives and in the children’s lives where we have to fight our way through. David in protecting the sheep also showed that God can help me anywhere.

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 1 Parent Guide

Elementary

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.

Week One

Key Question: How can you treat everything like it belongs to God? It’s hard for anyone to refocus how they think about their stuff. This is especially true for kids. We hope to guide kids through the process of realizing that what they have is a gift on loan to us from God. Because of that, how we take care of what has mattered. We want kids to walk away with a plan for how they will treat what they have like it belongs to God—because it does!

That’s why we start the month with something David wrote in Psalm 24:1, The earth belongs to the Lord. And so does everything in it. The world belongs to him. And so do all those who live in it, (NIrV). What David wrote at the start of this Psalm is an important reminder. As we head into a month talking about stewardship, we want kids to focus on the Creator and how everything big and small, seen and unseen, belongs to God.

Bottom Line: Remember, everything belongs to the Lord. Kids have an easy time claiming what’s theirs. One of the first words a child learns is “mine!” We want kids to understand that what they have is actually on loan to us. Remembering that everything belongs to God is the first step in choosing to use what we have wisely because what we have belongs to God.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take-home materials: God Times Week 1

 

Week 4 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids wrapped up this week, all kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.

Week Four

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be wise.

Battle of Jericho • Joshua 6:1-20

Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day, you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.” So Joshua called together the priests and said, “Take up the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant, and assign seven priests to walk in front of it, each carrying a ram’s horn.” Then he gave orders to the people: “March around the town and the armed men will lead the way in front of the Ark of the Lord.” After Joshua spoke to the people, the seven priests with the Rams’ horns started marching in the presence of the Lord, blowing the horns as they marched. And the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant followed behind them. Some of the armed men marched in front of the priests with the horns and some behind the Ark, with the priests continually blowing the horns. 10 “Do not shout; do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!” 11 So the Ark of the Lord was carried around the town once that day, and then everyone returned to spend the night in the camp. 12 Joshua got up early the next morning, and the priests again carried the Ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests with the Rams’ horns marched in front of the Ark of the Lord, blowing their horns. Again the armed men marched both in front of the priests with the horns and behind the Ark of the Lord. All this time the priests were blowing their horns. 14 On the second day, they again marched around the town once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days.15 On the seventh day, the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times.16 The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the town!17 Jericho and everything in it must be completely destroyed as an offering to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and the others in her house will be spared, for she protected our spies.18 “Do not take any of the things set apart for destruction, or you yourselves will be completely destroyed, and you will bring trouble on the camp of Israel.19 Everything made from silver, gold, bronze, or iron is sacred to the Lord and must be brought into his treasury.20 When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.

Joshua could have attacked the town a thousand different ways, but he chose God’s way and it paid off in the end. The plan was absolutely against every military doctrine of the time, some even questioned Joshua. However, Joshua remained unshakable to change what God had told him. Sure enough, the plan worked perfectly and the city was handed over to the Israelites. Joshua proved the bottom line that When God is with me, I can be wise!

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 4 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we conclude our series Lunchroom Friendship where we talk about friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week Four

Key Question: How can you be a friend this week? At some point in a person’s life, he or she is going to need someone they can trust to help them through it. Kids know what’s happening in their friends’ lives. However, they don’t always know how to help. Through the discussion this week, we hope to help kids come up with simple ideas they can put into practice to encourage those friends no matter what they’re going through.

We close out the month with something Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, So encourage each other with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that is what you are doing, (NIrV). When Job experienced trial after trial, his friends decided to help. They didn’t bring meals or tell jokes. Rather, they came alongside and grieved with Job. Now, we find out they didn’t always get it right, but for that first week, they let Job know that they were there for him.

Bottom Line: Friends encourage one another. Kids might not always know what to say or do when it comes to helping cheer up their friends. We pray they discover that they can encourage each other even if it simply means being a shoulder to lean on.

 

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

Week 3 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids continued this week, all kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.

Week Three

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be courageous. 

Rahab and the Spies • Joshua 2:1-22; 6:1-25

Joshua and the Israelite army marched a long way from the wilderness to reach the Holy Land, they chose the city of Jericho as their next attack. Jericho was one of the most well-defended cities of the time and was well kept. So Joshua decided to send 2 spies to watch the land and the city, they entered the city and came to the house of Rahab who lived right next to the cities walls. The king of Jericho had discovered there were spies in the town and sent men out to find them. When Rahab heard of this, she hid the men well under flax on the roof and told the guards that the men had come to her but had already escaped through the city gates before they closed at dusk. Following this info, the guards rushed out of the city gate to chase after the false lead, and the spies were saved. Rahab went to the men afterward and told them that she knows the Lord has handed the city over to the Israelites and knew what was to happen to the city. So she made a bargain with the spies to tell Jonathan to look in kindness to her and her family by sparing them. The spies then instructed her to bring her family to her house the day the attack comes and hang a scarlet rope from the window so that the family will be saved. Rahab gave one final piece of advice for the spies that once they left the city to hid in the hills where the guards will not find them. The city fell to the Israelites and the spies kept their promise and the army spared Rahab and her family.

Had the guards found the spies, Rahab would have surely been put to death so why did she do it? Rahab knew that God was with the Israelites and held her faith that God would protect her family.  We may never have to protect spies or put ourselves in a dangerous situation, but we still have times where it is hard for anyone to have the courage to stand for what we believe. So we hope that through this example that kids remember our point from this weekend: When God is with me, I can be courageous. 

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 3 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue  Lunchroom Friendship where we talk about friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week Three

 

Key Question: When a friend hurts you, how do you respond? When kids are teenagers, it doesn’t take long for best friends to become worst enemies. We hope to guide them through figuring out strategies for how they can respond when they get hurt by a friend. It’s inevitable that friends will get into an argument, but when kids are equipped with how to respond, forgiveness might be an easier option for building bridges in the broken relationship.

In Colossians 3:13, Paul writes, Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you, (NIrV).Towards the end of the book of John, we see through Jesus and Peter. After denying Jesus three times, Peter was feeling guilty and ashamed. But Jesus still had plans for Peter. Jesus forgave Peter and restored the broken friendship. And when we put our faith in Jesus, Jesus offers that same forgiveness to us. In turn, we can offer forgiveness to others.

Bottom Line: Friends forgive one another. While it’s true that people will do things that hurt us, we need to be willing to let it go and forgive because God forgave us first.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: God Times Week 3

Week 2 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids continued this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week Two

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be strong.

Esther • Esther 2:2–8:17

In the kingdom of Persia the most powerful in the world at that time, King Ahasuerus sent out a decree for many women to come to the citadel of Susa so he may choose a bride. Meanwhile, a young woman by the name of Esther who was raised by her Godly cousin Mordecai made sure she would come to the king’s call, but she knew she would have to hide her faith. Esther found favor with the king who selected her to be the queen of Persia, making her the most powerful woman in the world. However, there was an evil counselor named Haman who wanted to kill every Jew in the Persian empire and the king agreed. Esther and Mordecai began to do what they could to save their people. Esther visits the king unannounced which back then could result in her death, but the king greets her and she asks for a banquet for her and Haman for two days. Finally, the king remembers Mordecai and how he was saved by him and decides to hold the killings and to honor him. Haman was foiled and was punished for his attempt to end the Jewish people thanks to the faith of Mordecai and Esther.

Esther and Mordecai never went back on their faith. When Esther visited the king unannounced it was a move that could have hurt her for it was rude to do so back then but God protected her. When the king made up his mind to follow Haman’s wish it could have gone but by Esther and Mordecai following God’s plan he changed his mind and saved them when Kings very rarely change their minds once it was made up. Through all of this God helped them, but not everyone shares their faith. There are many times in our lives where we don’t feel like God is protecting us when things go wrong, where we don’t feel like he is even there. We hope that through this message that your kids will always remember that When God is with me, I can be strong.

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue  Lunchroom Friendship where we talk about friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week Two

Key Question: What does it mean to accept a friend? Even kids will tell you that some people are easier to get along with than others. But just because we get along with some people better than others, doesn’t mean we ignore them or treat them poorly. We’ll help kids figure out how they can be friendly and accept others in a way that honors God.

In Romans 15:7, Paul writes, Christ has accepted you. So accept one another in order to bring praise to God, (NIrV). We see this played out perfectly through Paul and Barnabus. Paul had a terrible reputation, one that was well deserved. But after his encounter with Jesus, Paul changed. Barnabus believed that about Paul, accepted him, and stood up for him as he introduced Paul to the rest of the apostles.

Bottom Line: Friends accept one another. No person is perfect, we have all made our mistakes and we have all had our differences. We pray that through this message they will learn to accept one another just as Barnabus did for Saul.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: God Times Week 2

 

Falling into our September Series!

Summer vacation has passed with school upon us and with it our new series!

Preschool/Kindergarten

This Month we are bringing in new our series Super Kids!

In a time where superheroes are portrayed every day, it is no secret many kids want to be super. This month we want to help our preschoolers know that when God is with them they can do incredible things. With God we can be brave, we can be wise, and we can be strong. We want your kids to know they can be super with God at our side.

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Our memory verse for this month comes from Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” 

When God is with me, I can be brave.

When God is with me, I can be strong.

When God is with me, I can be courageous.

When God is with me, I can be wise.

We look forward to all the amazing things we have in store for September.

Elementary

This month we begin our new series Lunchroom Friendship!

God desires a relationship with us. That’s why He created us in the first place. When we sinned and broke that relationship, God continued to pursue us. God sacrificed His only Son to make it possible for us to have a relationship with Him again.

Our theme for this month is friendship – a response of the character of God, but what makes a good friend? This month we are going to take a look at some of the most important friendships in the Bible to see what qualities make a great friend.

This month we will be asking the following questions

What makes someone a good friend?

What does it mean to accept a friend?

When a friend hurts you, how do you respond?

How can you be a friend this week?

Jesus demonstrated friendship in the most generous way possible. He showed us the greatest love when He laid down His life for His friends. He went to the cross, not on principle or for a cause, but because of love and so we can be with God forever.

We cannot wait for all of what is to come this month!

Week 1 Recap

Preschool

Our series Super Kids kicked off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week One

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be brave.

Elijah and the Fire • 1 Kings 18:1-39 

In Israel there came another time where the people turned away from God, hundreds of prophets of the deity Baal came to the people and influenced them to worship him. Anyone who still believed  in God were  either chased out of the country or forced into hiding including God’s prophet by the name of Elijah. They remained in hiding for three years until God instructed Elijah to go out and challenge these prophets to bring the country back to God. Elijah stood alone against Ball prophets numbered 450 with thousands of believers with them. The challenge was to prepare a bull for sacrifice but light no fire, each side will send their prayers to their God and whichever one responds will be the true God. The prophets and the worshipers of Baal prayed and prayed resorting to anything to get his attention…. however Baal did not answer them. Following Gods instructions Elijah rebuilt the old altar of the Lord, he placed twelve stones each for the tribes of Israel and instructed the people to fill four jar of water and pour it over the altar. Finally Elijah said in 1 Kings 18:37 37 “Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” In an instant a great fire consumed the whole of the altar and the offering drying up all the water. The people who gathered there to watch all feel on their knees saying “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.”.

Elijah faced a dark time where faith in God would have had him killed by those who believed in Baal. Following God through Prayer and faith, he took on the prophets of Baal with no other man at his side. By standing with God he showed the people of Israel once more that the Lord was the one and only God. We hope that through this story your children will know that even when they feel alone “God is always with me”. 

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: Week 1 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we begin our series Lunchroom Friendship where we talk on friendship – Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.   

Week One

Key Question: What makes someone a good friend? At this phase in their life, kids are starting to experience the ups and downs of friendship. That’s why we start with a foundational question to help them wrestle with what God says about having strong friendships with others. If they can recognize the qualities God desires for friendship, they’ll not only choose friends who exhibit those, but hopefully will put them into practice for themselves.

We start the month with something Jesus said in John 13:34, I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you, (NIrV). Along with that, we’ll take a look at David and Jonathan. These guys went through a lot together. Jonathan and david held one of the strongest friendships ever referenced in the Bible. Jonathan was the son of the king and in many monarchies that would make him the heir to the throne. yet Jonathan concedes that God made David king and never once does he argue with David over this. David is experiencing torment from Saul who repeatedly tried to deceive and kill David and every time Saul attempted to deceive and kill David Jonathan each time would help David foil his father’s plans.

Bottom Line: Friends love one another. Loving our friends often means putting aside what we want to give our friends what they need. We pray that kids will learn how they can show love to their friends in everyday situations at home and school.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times Week 1

 

Week 4 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World concluded this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week four

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: 

God made people and they are wonderful.

Adam and Eve • Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7, 20-23

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 

Genesis 2:7, 20-23 . Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

This week we take a look at Gods most important creation….. us! Adam and Eve were made to look after all God had created on earth. Adam’s first job  was to name all of the animals that God had created, to this day we are still meeting new species and kinds of creatures in every domain! God not only made us to work and oversee everything he wanted someone to share the joy in his creation with and as we see today we can find amazing sights all around us. He made each of us so uniquely that not one person will ever be the exact same as another. We hope that by teaching about Adam and Eve that the kids will know that they are loved and have purpose in God to do great and amazing things!

Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:

Week 4 Parent GuideGod Times Week 4

 

Elementary

This Week we move into part four to conclude our series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week four

Lastly, we head to 1 Samuel 24 and find David running away from King Saul. Yet, when David had a clean shot at taking out Saul, he decided to respect the position God gave King Saul. David took the high-road and let God take care of the situation between them.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge. We can’t only respect people in charge because they have earned our respect. We should show them respect because God made them and God gave them their authority. We need to trust that God has the controls and we have people in place by God for a reason. Though it may seem hard to in many cases we have to relax and trust in him.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: