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!
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!
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 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