God Made Me
Over the next few weeks we will continue to solidify who God is for your preschooler by talking about Creation. In Psalm 89:11 David is worshipping God and declares “You made the world and everything in it.” This week we are talking about Creation Day number 1 when God made Light and Dark (Gen. 1:1-5).
Take some time this week and Create a Rhythm with your preschooler by looking around at creation. Talk about all the things that God made. Look at the difference between light and dark in the natural world and remind them that God told us to be light! Help them with the memory verse by using this fun activity!
“You (pointing up) made (pounding fists one on top of the other) the world (putting your arms overhead to form a circle) and everything in it (spreading your arms out wide),’ Psalm 89:11 (opening your hands like a book).
Elementary (K-3rd Grade)
Trust – Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on
As we explore the idea of trusting God, we start with the disciples. They were all individually invited by Jesus to follow him. They had to count the cost and make a choice. I don’t think it was necessarily easy. Think about it. They probably had established careers and lives they were living. Would you drop it all to follow a guy you didn’t know and to most of society seemed a little nuts?
Our virtue this month is Trust. These guys had to trust. They had to trust that Jesus had their best interests at heart. They had to trust that He would take care of them. They had to believe in His vision. Bottom Line, they had to depend on God and know that He had a plan for them. And they didn’t have the bible to tell them so!
We want your student to know they can Trust God with the plan He has for them. Create a Rhythm this week by encouraging them to trust God EVEN when it doesn’t look like it is going to turn out the way they want. Read Luke 6:1-11 together and talk about how much trust the disciples had to display.
Club 45 (4-5th grade)
We continue in our study of emotions this week. As we talk to your student about gratitude, we want to focus on the idea that we should have an attitude of gratitude EVERY DAY NO MATTER WHAT!
We are instructed in Colossians 3:17 to give thanks in all we do. Is that something you are demonstrating for your kids? It’s not easy, but a requirement for living the life God has for you. I don’t think it’s an accident that the first part of that verse talks about our obedience to Jesus. Part of that obedience is having a thankful heart.
Create a Rhythm with your student this week by making a list of all the things you can be thankful for. When the complaining starts or someone needs help remembering to be thankful, bring out that list and look it over. Add to it throughout the week. You might be surprised at how blessed you really are!