August 13, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

GENESIS 1:6-10, 14-19

God made the water and sky.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

In James 2:1-4, 8-9, we discover that people in the early church struggled with how to resect people who were different from them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.

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August 6, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

GENESIS 1:9-13

God made the land and plants.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant.

Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world.

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July 30, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

1 TIMOTHY 4:12

A review of Kids Rock ending with Timothy encouraging the reader to not let anyone think less of them because they are young.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

Next, we head to 1 Corinthians 12 and learn more about the Gifts of the Spirit. We each have role to play in this world. God gives each one of us a unique gift through the Holy Spirit to help make a difference in the lives of the people around us.

Bottom Line: God made you to do good. God doesn’t give us these special gifts just for us. He gives them to us, so we can help Him change the world and tell others about Him. We pray that through this passage, kids will start to search for and discover how God has uniquely gifted them to help Him do good in the world.

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July 23, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

JOHN 6:1-13

Jesus uses a young boy’s lunch to perform a miracle and feed over 5000 people.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

Next, we head to Acts 16:11-15 and meet a woman named Lydia. Paul and Silas were traveling around and telling people about Jesus. In the city of Philippi, they headed down to the city riverbank where they thought they’d find people worshipping God. While they were there they met Lydia, a wealthy business owner. Lydia used her gift of hospitality to make Paul and Silas feel welcomed. She used her gifts to help others feel loved.

Bottom Line: God made you to love others. God has given each of us gifts that we can use to show love to others. We pray that kids will realize that part of what it means to be created in God’s image includes reflecting His love to the people in the world around them.

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July 16, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

2 CHRONICLES 34

Josiah becomes king at just eight years old and leads the people to do what God wants them to.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

In Acts 8:26-40; we learn more about an encounter between Philip and an official from Ethiopia. As the Ethiopian searched God’s word and had questions about faith, Philip pointed him in the right direction, and showed him that Jesus was the answer to those prophesies from long ago.

Bottom Line: God made you to follow Jesus. God wants to have a relationship with us and made a way for that to happen through Jesus. This week, we pray that kids will realize that no matter who they are or what they’ve done that God made them to have a relationship with Him when they believe in Jesus.

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July 9, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

EXODUS 1:22–2:10

Young Miriam watches her baby brother Moses after their mom puts him in a basket and hides him in the reeds on the bank of the Nile River.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

In Genesis 12, we find a man named Abram, who eventually we come to know as Abraham, the father of God’s people. But long before that, God called Abraham to go on a journey with many unknowns because of a really BIG promise. Abraham was willing to follow God and go wherever He led. In the end, God made good on each of the promises He made to Abraham.

Bottom Line: God made you for an adventure. God may not call us on a journey to another country, but at some point, God will call us to do something out of our comfort zone. We pray that kids will learn to trust that God will keep His promises to us, and that no matter what happens, He made them unique for whatever adventure comes their way.

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July 2, 2017

This Week in Preschool:

DANIEL 1

Young Daniel and his three friends ask to only eat vegetables and drink water when in training with King Nebuchadnezzar because they want to honour God.

This Week Grade School is Discovering:

We kick off the month in 1 Samuel 17 and rediscover the familiar story of David and Goliath. David was the newly anointed king of Israel. He saw that Goliath was bullying God’s people, and he knew that God would help him defeat the giant. Instead of wearing the typical armor, he decided to use what God gave him through his experience as a shepherd. With a rock and a sling, he knocked Goliath to the ground and defeated the Philistines.

Bottom Line: God made you to be you. God uniquely made each and every one of us. On top of that, God’s given us unique experiences that we can use to help others. We pray that kids will understand how their unique story can impact the world for God.

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