This week we review all the stories we learned in September about God and how much He loves us. Remember our goal in Preschool is to teach your kids 3 Basic Truths:
God Made Me
God Loves Me
Jesus wants to be my friend forever
These are simple truths yet they are foundational to what we believe about God, how we interpret His involvement in our lives and how we respond to His direction.
This week, Create a Rhythm, by talking about 3 things each day that are evidence of how much God loves and cares for you.
Elementary (K-3rd grade)
Our Bible story is a great example of respect—the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-13). Sometimes we need to be reminded about just Who we’re praying to—the Creator of everything and most Powerful Being there ever was or will be.
Our Bottom Line says:
What you think about God determines how you talk to Him.
Prayer is an important faith skill because it reminds us that we’re not in charge and that we need help. Prayer isn’t trying to talk God into anything because He already knows what we need. It matters more what God thinks than what others think. And it matters what you think about God because what you think about God determines how you talk to God. And if you try to understand God’s will, then you can be a part of what God’s up to in the world around you!
Make It Personal! How do you think about God? How does that impact how and what you pray?
Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)
Forgive others the way God has forgiven us
Matthew 18:30-34 presents a pivotal story of a man who is forgiven of much but fails to forgive others. In this story a man who owes the king 10,000 bags of gold yet he could not pay. The man fell to his knees begging the king to forgive the debt he could not repay. In mercy, the king forgave the debt and the man was free to go.
However, that grace and mercy did not resonate long with this man. Shortly after leaving the king’s presence he seeks out a servant that owed him 100 silver coins. When the servant could not repay the debt, the man had the servant thrown into prison.
The story is a great example of how forgiveness is not something that terminates on us, but is passed on through us to others. We want to forgive as we have been forgiven.
Make It Personal by fleshing out the answer to this question:
Does it make it easier for you to forgive others knowing that Jesus has forgiven you on so many things? Why or why not?