Lesson Info

September 11th - kids

ELIJAH SERVED AS A PROPHET

KEY PASSAGE:

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

1 KINGS 16–18

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is idolatry? Idolatry is a sin of the heart in which we love and value something else above God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The one true God is not like the false gods. We do not have to work hard to show God we love Him. Instead, He showed His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus. Jesus died to rescue us from sin, and He hears us when we cry out to Him.

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September 11th - Preschool

ELIJAH SERVED AS A PROPHET

1 KINGS 16–18

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The one true God is not like false gods. We do not have to work hard to show God we love Him. Instead, God showed His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus, to be the Savior of the world.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is idolatry? Idolatry is loving something else more than God

KEY PASSAGE:

Deuteronomy 6:5

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September 4th - kids

JEROBOAM DISOBEYED GOD

KEY PASSAGE:

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

1 KINGS 12–13

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is idolatry? Idolatry is a sin of the heart in which we love and value something else above God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Sin always leads us away from God. Jesus came to bring us back to God. Jesus is the true King who gave His life as a sacrifice so we can be forgiven of our sins. Jesus’ kingdom will last forever.

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September 4th - Preschool

JEROBOAM DISOBEYED GOD

1 KINGS 12–13

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Sin separates us from God. Jesus came to bring us back to God. Jesus is the true King who gave His life so we can be forgiven. His kingdom will last forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is idolatry? Idolatry is loving something else more than God

KEY PASSAGE:

Deuteronomy 6:5

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August 28th - Kids

GOD IS GOOD TO GIVE MERCY

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 34:6-7

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

LUKE 18

What is mercy? Mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The tax collector knew he needed God to forgive him, and he cried out to God. Everyone is a sinner who needs God’s mercy and forgiveness. Jesus took the punishment for our sin by dying on the cross. We can cry out to God like the tax collector and because of Jesus, God will have mercy on us.

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August 28th - Preschool

UNIT 12 | SESSION 4

GOD IS GOOD TO GIVE MERCY

LUKE 18

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Everyone has sinned and needs God’s mercy and forgiveness. Jesus came to take the punishment we deserve for our sin by dying on the cross. We can ask God for forgiveness and because of Jesus, God will forgive our sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is mercy? Mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 34:6

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August 14th - kids

SOLOMON BUILT THE TEMPLE

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 34:6-7

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

1 KINGS 6–9

What is mercy? Mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The temple was a place where God met with His people. The people could go there to make sacrifices and worship God. Today, when we trust in Jesus, He is with us wherever we go. We can look to Him for forgiveness and help.

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August 14th - Preschool

SOLOMON BUILT THE TEMPLE

1 KINGS 6–9

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The temple was a place where God met with His people. God wants to be with us. As part of His plan to save people from sin, God sent Jesus to earth to be with people.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is mercy? Mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 34:6 Activity page

July 18 - Kids

DAVID SINNED AND WAS FORGIVEN

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 1:7-8

2 SAMUEL 11–12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

When David repented of his sin, God forgave him, but sin always comes with a price. God spared David’s life, but David’s son died. When we sin, we deserve death. But we can receive God’s forgiveness because God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin.

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July 18 - preschool

DAVID SINNED AND WAS FORGIVEN

2 SAMUEL 11–12

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God hates sin because it dishonors Him and hurts us and other people. When we sin, God forgives us because Jesus took the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. Jesus changes our heart so that we no longer want
to sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 1:7

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**In-Person Children's Church this week**

July 10th - Kids

DAVID FOUGHT GOLIATH

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 1:7-8

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

1 SAMUEL 17

What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The Israelites were not strong enough to fight Goliath, the mighty Philistine warrior, on their own. God gave David power to defeat Goliath. David reminds us of Jesus, who came to save us from our greatest enemies: sin and death. Jesus, the ultimate hero, saves us from our sin and gives us eternal life.

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July 10th - Preschool

DAVID FOUGHT GOLIATH

1 SAMUEL 17

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The men in Israel’s army were afraid of Goliath, but God gave David power
to beat Goliath. David reminds us of Jesus. Jesus came to save us from our biggest enemies: sin and death. Jesus is the hero who saves us so we can live with Him forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 1:7

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July 3rd - Kids

GOD CHOSE DAVID TO BE KING

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 1:7-8

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

1 SAMUEL 16

What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Samuel anointed David, setting him apart to be the next king. God’s choice for Israel’s king was surprising; David was the youngest in his family, but God saw David’s heart for the Lord. When Jesus came to earth, He seemed like a surprising choice for a King. Jesus is the perfect King who saves us from our sin and reigns forever.

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July 3rd - Preschool

GOD CHOSE DAVID TO BE KING

1 SAMUEL 16

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God’s choice of David to be Israel’s next king was surprising. David was the youngest in his family, but God saw David’s heart for the Lord. When Jesus came to earth, He seemed like a surprising choice for a king. Jesus is the perfect King who saves us from our sin and reigns forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 1:7

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June 26th - Kids

GOD IS GOOD TO JUDGE SIN

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

GENESIS 18

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy, sin has broken our relationship with God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God is good to judge sin. He is the Judge of all the earth, and He always does what is right. God will punish the guilty. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus took the punishment our sin deserves, and everyone who trusts in Him is declared righteous before God.

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June 26th - Preschool

GOD IS GOOD TO JUDGE SIN

GENESIS 18

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God is good to judge sin. He is the Judge of all the earth, and He always does what is right. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus took the punishment our sin deserves, and Jesus gives His righteousness to everyone who trusts in Him.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy.

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

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**In-Person Children's Church this week June 26th**

June 19th - Kids

SAUL SINNED AND WAS REJECTED

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

1 SAMUEL 13–15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy, sin has broken our relationship with God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God gave the Israelites a king, but Saul did not obey God. God had a plan to send His Son, Jesus. King Jesus trusted and obeyed God perfectly and died so sinners could be forgiven and accepted.

June 19th - Preschool

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God made Saul king, but King Saul did not obey God. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be king over everything. King Jesus obeyed God perfectly and died so we can be forgiven.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy.

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

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June 12th - Kids

GOD MADE SAUL KING

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

1 SAMUEL 11

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy, sin has broken our relationship with God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God chose Saul to be the Israelites’ king. With God’s help, Saul brought the Israelites together to defeat their enemy. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our King forever. Jesus brings together everyone who trusts in Him and gives us victory over sin and death.

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June 12th - Preschool.

GOD MADE SAUL KING

1 SAMUEL 11

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God chose Saul to be the king in Israel. With God’s help, Saul brought the Israelites together to win the battle. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our King forever. Jesus came to rescue people from sin and death.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy.

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

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**In-Person Children's Church this week**

June 5th - Preschool

ISRAEL DEMANDED A KING

1 SAMUEL 8–10

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The Israelites did not trust God. They wanted a king. God gave the Israelites a king, but He had a plan to send His Son, Jesus, to be king over the whole world. Jesus would be the perfect King. Jesus would bring peace and save people from sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy.

KEY PASSAGE:

Isaiah 6:5

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June 5th - Kids

ISRAEL DEMANDED A KING

1 SAMUEL 8–10

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Why does sin separate us from God? Because God is holy, sin has broken our relationship with God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God intended for a heavenly king to rule over Israel, but the Israelites did not trust God’s plan. They wanted a king like the nations around them. God had a better plan: to eventually send His Son, Jesus, to be the perfect King forever.

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May 29th - Preschool

GOD TAKES SIN SERIOUSLY

EPHESIANS 2

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God takes sin seriously. We deserve to die for our sins, but God loves us and sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Jesus rose from the dead. Everyone who trusts in Him has life with God forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the punishment for sin? The punishment for sin is death.

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

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May 29th - Kids

GOD TAKES SIN SERIOUSLY

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

EPHESIANS 2

What is the fair payment for sin? The fair payment for sin is death.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God takes sin seriously. People deserve to die for their sins, but God loves us and sent His Son, Jesus, to defeat death by dying on the cross for our sins and rising from the dead. Everyone who trusts in Jesus has eternal life.

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**In-Person Children's Church this week**

May 22nd - Kids 

ELI’S SONS DISOBEYED GOD

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

1 SAMUEL 4–6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the fair payment for sin? The fair payment for sin is death.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The ark of God reminded the Israelites that God was with them. Years later, God gave His people something greater than a sign that He was with them; God gave them His Son, Jesus—God in the flesh. One of Jesus’ names is Immanuel, which means “God with us.”

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May 22nd - Preschool

ELI’S SONS DISOBEYED GOD

1 SAMUEL 4–6

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The ark of God reminded the Israelites that God was with them. Many years later, God gave His people something even better to remind them that He was with them. God sent His Son, Jesus. One of Jesus’ names is Immanuel, which means “God with us.”

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the punishment for sin? The punishment for sin is death.

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

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May 15th - Kids

GOD PROVIDED FOR HANNAH

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

1 SAMUEL 1–3

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the fair payment for sin? The fair payment for sin is death.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Hannah trusted God and sent Samuel away from home to serve God with his whole life. God sent Jesus from heaven to earth to be our Savior. Just as Samuel used God’s words to tell people about God, Jesus—the Word who became flesh—perfectly shows us what God is like.

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May 15th - Preschool.

GOD PROVIDED FOR HANNAH

1 SAMUEL 1–3

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Samuel told people what God is like and what He would do. Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth as a human. He told people about God’s plan and showed the world what God is like.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the punishment for sin? The punishment for sin is death.

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

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**In-Person Children's Church this week**

MAY 8TH - KIDS

GOD PROVIDED FOR RUTH

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

RUTH

What is the fair payment for sin? The fair payment for sin is death.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.

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MAY 8TH - PRESCHOOL

GOD PROVIDED FOR RUTH

RUTH

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives. Boaz bought back what his relatives lost. Jesus is our Redeemer. He bought our salvation by dying on the cross for our sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the punishment for sin? The punishment for sin is death.

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

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MAY 1ST KIDS

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

UNIT 9 | SESSION 2

GOD USED SAMSON

JUDGES 13–16

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the fair payment for sin? The fair payment for sin is death.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Samson’s sin led to his own death, but God used his death to save the Israelites from their enemies. Samson’s story reminds us of Jesus. Jesus never sinned, but God sent Him to die on the cross and rise again to rescue people from sin and give them eternal life.

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MAY 1ST PRESCHOOL

GOD USED SAMSON

JUDGES 13–16

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Samson died because of his sin, but God used Samson’s death to help His people. Samson reminds us of Jesus. Jesus never sinned, but He died for our sin. Jesus died and rose again to rescue God’s people from sin and give them life with God forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the punishment for sin? The punishment for sin is death.

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 6:23

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**In-Person Children's Church this week**

April 17 Kids

GOD’S MIRACLES PROVE WHO HE IS

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

MARK 16

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done so that we can know He is all-powerful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but He didn’t stay dead. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and miraculously raised Jesus from the dead to prove He is the Son of God and salvation is found in Him.

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April 17 Preschool. 

GOD’S MIRACLES PROVE WHO HE IS

MARK 16

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but He rose from the dead and is alive! God raised Jesus from the dead to prove He is the Son of God who rescues us from sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

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**Children's Church in session this week April 17th (Easter Sunday) **

April 10th - Preschool

JOSHUA CHALLENGED THE PEOPLE

JOSHUA 23–24

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Before Joshua died, he left the Israelites with a task: obey God. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples and left them with a task: obey Him by telling others about Him.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

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April 10th - Kids

JOSHUA CHALLENGED THE PEOPLE

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

JOSHUA 23–24

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done so that we can know He is all-powerful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

As Joshua prepared for his own death, he left behind a legacy of obedience to God. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, He appeared to the disciples and left them with a legacy: to obey Him by making disciples of all nations.

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**Online Children's Church this week**

April 3rd - Preschool

GOD GAVE THE PEOPLE THE LAND

JOSHUA 7–11

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Joshua’s name means “The Lord is salvation.” God fought for Joshua and the Israelites, saving them and giving them victory over their enemies. God saved sinners by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross. Jesus gives us victory over sin and death.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

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April 3rd - Kids

GOD GAVE THE PEOPLE THE LAND

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

JOSHUA 7–11

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done so that we can know He is all-powerful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Joshua’s name means “The Lord is salvation.” God fought for Joshua and the Israelites, saving them and giving them victory over their enemies. Sinners can look to God for victory over sin and death. God brought us salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross and rise again.

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**Children's Church in session this week April 3rd**

March 27th - Kids

GOD DEFEATED JERICHO

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

JOSHUA 2; 6

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done so that we can know He is all-powerful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

By faith, Rahab believed God would win the battle. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family received mercy and became part of God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trusts in Jesus receives mercy and becomes part of God’s family forever.

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March 27th - Preschool

GOD DEFEATED JERICHO

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 77:14

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

JOSHUA 2; 6

What is a miracle? A miracle is something God does that usually cannot be done so that we can know He is all-powerful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

By faith, Rahab believed God would win the battle. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family received mercy and became part of God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trusts in Jesus receives mercy and becomes part of God’s family forever.

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**Online Children's Church this week**

March 20th - Kids

THE BIBLE HELPS US LIVE FOR GOD

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 119:105

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

2 TIMOTHY 3

What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s Word that tells us what is true about God and ourselves.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Paul wrote to teach Timothy how to live for God. The Bible tells us about God’s plan for people to have forgiveness through His Son, Jesus. Jesus obeyed God’s Word perfectly. We can follow Jesus’ example to read, believe, and obey the Bible as we live for God’s glory.

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March 20th - Preschool

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The Bible tells us about God’s plan to forgive sinners through His Son, Jesus. Jesus always obeyed God’s Word. Like Jesus, we can read, believe, and obey the Bible as we live to give God glory.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s Word.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 119:105

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**Children's Church in session this week March 20th**

March 13th - Kids.

GOD STOPPED THE JORDAN RIVER

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 119:105

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

JOSHUA 3–4

What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s Word that tells us what is true about God and ourselves.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God went ahead of Joshua and the Israelites into the promised land. He showed His power to them so they would trust in Him. When Jesus came to earth, He showed His power so people would trust in Him and be saved from sin.

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March 13th - Preschool.

GOD STOPPED THE JORDAN RIVER

JOSHUA 3–4

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God was with Joshua and the Israelites as they went into the promised land. He showed His power to them so they would trust in Him. When Jesus came to earth, He showed His power so people would trust in Him and be saved from sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s Word.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 119:105

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**Online Children's Church this week**

March 6th - Preschool

GOD ENCOURAGED JOSHUA

JOSHUA 1

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God encouraged Joshua and promised to be with him. Joshua led God’s people into the promised land, where they would find rest. We have true rest in Jesus, who is with us always. Jesus leads us into the promised land of God’s kingdom.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s Word.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 119:105

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March 6th - Kids

GOD ENCOURAGED JOSHUA

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 119:105

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

JOSHUA 1

What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s Word that tells us what is true about God and ourselves.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God encouraged Joshua and promised to be with him as he led the Israelites into the promised land, where they would be victorious and find rest. We have victory over sin and rest for our souls in Jesus, who is with us always and leads us into the promised land of God’s kingdom.

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**Children's Church in session this week March 6th**

February 27th - Kids.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

UNIT 6 | SESSION 4

NO ONE IS LIKE GOD

1 PETER 1

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

No one is like God. God is holy, good, and loving. Jesus shows us what God is like and gives us hope. God can make us more like Jesus. We can trust Him and live joyfully for Him.

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February 27th - Preschool.

NO ONE IS LIKE GOD

1 PETER 1

CHRIST CONNECTION:

No one is like God. He is holy, good, and loving. Jesus shows us what God is like. Jesus is holy. When we trust in Jesus, God makes us holy. God can make us more like Jesus.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

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**Online Children's Church this week**

February 20th - Kids

GOD HEALED THE PEOPLE

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

NUMBERS 21

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God sent snakes to punish the people, but anyone who was bitten could look at the snake on the pole and live. We deserve to die because of our sin, but anyone who looks to Jesus on the cross and trusts in Him will live forever with God.

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February 20th - Preschool

GOD HEALED THE PEOPLE

NUMBERS 21

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God sent snakes to punish the people, but anyone who was bitten could look at the snake on the pole and live. We sin, too. We can look to Jesus and trust in Him to be saved from our sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

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**Children's Church in session this week February 20th **

February 13th - Kids

MOSES DISOBEYED GOD

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

NUMBERS 20

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Moses disobeyed God and did not enter the promised land. We all have disobeyed God by sinning. But God gave us His Son, Jesus. Jesus always obeyed God. When we trust in Him, Jesus brings us into God’s kingdom forever.

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February 13th - Preschool

MOSES DISOBEYED GOD

NUMBERS 20

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Moses disobeyed God and did not enter the promised land. We disobey God when we sin. But God sent Jesus, who always obeyed God. When we trust in Jesus, He brings us into God’s kingdom forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

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**Online Children's Church this week**

February 6th - Kids

THE PEOPLE DIDN’T GO INTO THE LAND

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

NUMBERS 13–14

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The Israelites did not trust God. They rebelled against Him. Jesus trusted God perfectly. He came into the world to take the punishment we deserve for our own rebellion against God. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin and invites us into His kingdom forever.

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February 6th - Preschool

THE PEOPLE DIDN’T GO INTO THE LAND

NUMBERS 13–14

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The Israelites did not obey God because they did not trust Him. Jesus always trusted God. He came into the world and was punished for our sin. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin and gives us life with Him forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 15:11

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**Children's Church is in session this week February 6th**

January 30th - Kids

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6-7

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

CHRIST CONNECTION: God deserves our worship. He created us to be in a relationship with Him, and He has provided salvation from sin through His Son, Jesus. We can worship God by loving and obeying Him as we live to give Him glory.

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January 30th - Preschool.

CHRIST CONNECTION: God deserves our worship. He made us to know and love Him, and He saves us from sin through His Son, Jesus. We can worship God by loving and obeying Him as we live to give Him glory.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

KEY PASSAGE: Psalms 95:6

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**Children's Ministry is held biweekly. The next children's ministry service will be held on Sunday February 6th.**

January 23rd - Kids

THE PEOPLE BUILT THE TABERNACLE

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6-7

EXODUS 35–40

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God told the Israelites to build a tabernacle where He would dwell with them. God wants to be with His people. As part of His plan to save sinners, God sent Jesus to dwell on earth with people.

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January 23rd - Preschool

THE PEOPLE BUILT THE TABERNACLE

EXODUS 35–40

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God told His people to build a tabernacle where He would meet with them. God wants to be with us. As part of His plan to save people from sin, God sent Jesus to earth to be with people.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6

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January 16th - Kids

THE PEOPLE WORSHIPED A GOLDEN CALF

EXODUS 32–34

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Moses acted as the people’s mediator, standing for them before God.
Moses could not do anything to make up for their sin, but we have a better Mediator—Jesus. Jesus paid for our sin on the cross and stands for us before God. When we trust in Jesus, our sins are forgiven.

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January 16th - Preschool.

THE PEOPLE WORSHIPED A GOLDEN CALF

EXODUS 32–34

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Moses talked to God for the people. When we sin, Jesus talks to God for us. Jesus never sinned. God forgives those who trust in Jesus.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6

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January 9th - Kids

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6-7

UNIT 5 | SESSION 2

GOD GAVE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

EXODUS 19–20

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God’s law shows us what He requires. Our sin separates us from a holy God, but Jesus came to bring us back to God. When we trust in Jesus, He takes away our sin and gives us His perfect righteousness.

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January 9th - Preschool

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6-7

UNIT 5 | SESSION 2

GOD GAVE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

EXODUS 19–20

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God’s law shows us what He requires. Our sin separates us from a holy God, but Jesus came to bring us back to God. When we trust in Jesus, He takes away our sin and gives us His perfect righteousness.

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January 2nd - Kids

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6-7

UNIT 5 | SESSION 1

GOD PROVIDED MANNA

EXODUS 16–17

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God provided water and manna for His people’s physical hunger. Later, He provided His Son, Jesus, for our spiritual hunger. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35). The Israelites needed bread to live for a little while, but whoever has Jesus will live forever.

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January 2nd - Preschool

GOD PROVIDED MANNA

EXODUS 16–17

CHRIST CONNECTION:

When God’s people were hungry and thirsty, God gave them food and water. Later, God sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35). Bread and water give people life for a little while, but Jesus gives people life forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 95:6

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December 19th - Kids

GOD PARTED THE RED SEA

EXODUS 13–15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises because He is faithful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and God provided a way for them to escape through the Red Sea. The Bible says that Jesus is greater than Moses. (Hebrews 3:3) People who trust in Jesus escape the penalty of sin and have eternal life.

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December 19th - Preschool

GOD PARTED THE RED SEA

EXODUS 13–15

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Moses led God’s people out of Egypt, and God made the way to freedom across the Red Sea. Moses was a great leader, but the Bible says Jesus is greater. God gives us freedom from sin through His Son, Jesus.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises.

KEY PASSAGE:

Numbers 23:19

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December 12th - Kids

GOD DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE

KEY PASSAGE:

Numbers 23:19

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

EXODUS 5–12

Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises because He is faithful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

By His grace, God spared the Israelites from judgment by requiring the blood of a lamb. Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. His death was the ultimate sacrifice, and those who trust in Jesus are under His saving blood and will be passed over in the final judgment.

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December 12th - Preschool

GOD DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE

EXODUS 5–12

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God kept the Israelites safe from punishment when they put the blood of a lamb over their doors. Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. Jesus was punished for sin when He died on the cross, and everyone who trusts in Jesus is kept safe from the punishment for sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises.

KEY PASSAGE:

Numbers 23:19

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December 5th - Kids

GOD CALLED MOSES

EXODUS 1–4

Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises because He is faithful.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God saved Moses’ life and called him to rescue God’s people from slavery. The calling of Moses points to a greater calling and rescue—the call of Jesus to come to earth to save God’s people. Jesus gave up His life to save us from slavery to sin.

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December 5th - Preschool.

GOD CALLED MOSES

EXODUS 1–4

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God saved Moses’ life so Moses could grow up and save God’s people from the Egyptian pharaoh. God planned for His Son, Jesus, to save people in an even better way. God sent Jesus to earth, and Jesus gave up His life to save us from our sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises.

KEY PASSAGE:

Numbers 23:19

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November 28th - Kids

GOD CONTROLS EVERYTHING

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:5-6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

JOB

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Job learned that God is all-powerful, sovereign, and good. When we face suffering, we can hope in God. God sent Jesus, the only truly innocent One,
to suffer and die so that everyone who trusts in Him can have forgiveness and eternal life.

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November 28th - Preschool

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The story of Job reminds us of Jesus. Jesus is the only person who never sinned, but He suffered to take the punishment for our sin. Jesus comforts us when we suffer, and we can trust Him.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:6

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November 21st - Kids

GOD HAD A PLAN FOR JOSEPH

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:5-6

GENESIS 37–50

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God had a plan for Joseph’s life. He allowed Joseph to suffer in order to rescue a whole nation. God planned for Jesus to suffer so that many—people from all nations—would be saved.

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November 21st - Preschool

GOD HAD A PLAN FOR JOSEPH

GENESIS 37–50

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Joseph’s brothers hurt Joseph, but God had a good plan. God used Joseph’s hurt to save His people from hunger. One day, people would hurt God’s Son, Jesus. God’s good plan was to use Jesus’ death to save His people from sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:6

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November 14th - Kids

GOD CHANGED JACOB

GENESIS 25–33

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God changed Jacob’s life and gave him a new name, Israel. Jesus came so that we might have a changed life, forgiven of sin. Jesus’ death and resurrection provided sinful people the way to be adopted into God’s family. When we trust in Jesus, we also receive a new name—children of God.

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November 14th - Preschool

GOD CHANGED JACOB

GENESIS 25–33

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God changed Jacob’s life and gave him a new name, Israel. By dying and rising from the dead, Jesus made the way for us to be adopted into God’s family. When we trust in Jesus, we get a new name, too—children of God.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:6

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November 7th - Kids

GOD PROVIDED ISAAC GENESIS 21–22

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:5-6

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GOD PROVIDED ISAAC

GENESIS 21–22

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. God provided a ram instead. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.

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September 7th - Preschool

GOD PROVIDED ISAAC  GENESIS 21–22

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Abraham loved God. He was willing to give up his son Isaac, but God provided a ram so Isaac could live. God was willing to give up His Son, Jesus, to save the world from sin. Jesus offered His life as a sacrifice for our sin so we can live.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:6

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October 31 - Kids - 
MELCHIZEDEK BLESSED ABRAHAM GENESIS 14; HEBREWS 5; 7

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:5-6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Melchizedek means “king of righteousness.” Melchizedek reminds us of Jesus, an even greater priest and king who lives forever. Jesus died on the cross and rose again to bless all who trust in Him by providing forgiveness and eternal life.

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October 31 - Preschool - MELCHIZEDEK BLESSED ABRAHAM GENESIS 14; HEBREWS 5; 7

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Melchizedek means “king of righteousness.” Jesus is a priest and king like Melchizedek was, but Jesus is better! Jesus came to bless us. He died on the cross and rose again so everyone who trusts in Him can have life with God forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:6

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October 24th - Kids - God made a covenant with Abraham. Genesis 12-20

KEY PASSAGE:

Psalm 135:5-6

GENESIS 12–20

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people.

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October 24th - Preschool - God made a covenant with Abraham. Genesis 12-20

CHRIST CONNECTION:

GENESIS 12–20

God sent Jesus to earth as part of Abraham’s family. Jesus saves people from their sins.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

Who makes everything happen? God makes everything happen.

KEY PASSAGE PHRASE:

The Lord is great. Psalm 135:5

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October 17th - Kids - People Rebel Against God. Genesis 10-11

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 3:23

GENESIS 10–11

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What does it mean to sin? To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and His commands.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

People wanted glory for themselves instead of God. They ignored God’s plan, so God confused their language and scattered them all over the earth. One day, Jesus will gather together all of God’s people—from every tribe and language—and they will worship Him together.

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October 17th - Preschool - People Rebel against God. Genesis 10-11

CHRIST CONNECTION:

People tried to make themselves famous instead of God. God mixed up their language so the people spread out over the earth. One day, Jesus will bring His people back together. People from every group and language will worship Him together.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What does it mean to sin? To sin is to go against God and His commands.

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 3:23

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October 10th - Preschool - God Spared Noah. Genesis 6-10

CHRIST CONNECTION: God rescued Noah and his family from the flood. Later, there was an even greater rescue! Jesus came to save people from sin. When we trust in Jesus, He saves us from the punishment for our sin.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What does it mean to sin? To sin is to go against God and His commands.

KEY PASSAGE:Romans 3:23

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October 10th - Kids - God Spared Noah Genesis 6-10

KEY PASSAGE:

Romans 3:23

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GOD SPARED NOAH

GENESIS 6–10

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What does it mean to sin? To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and His commands.

CHRIST CONNECTION:

God rescued Noah and his family from the flood. The story of Noah points ahead to a greater rescue. God’s Son, Jesus—the only perfectly righteous One—came to take the punishment for our sin. By trusting in Him, we are saved from the punishment our sin deserves.

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October 3rd - Preschool - Sin Spread to People

Genesis 4-5

Older Preschool Leader Guide | Unit 2 • Session 2 | 46UNIT 2 | SESSION 2SIN SPREAD TO PEOPLEGENESIS 4–5CHRIST CONNECTION: Adam and Eve’s sin spread to their family. But God did not forget His promise to send a Rescuer. At just the right time, God would send His Son to save sinners.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What does it mean to sin? To sin is to go against God and His commands.

KEY PASSAGE:Romans 3:23

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October 3rd - Kids - Sin spread to the people. 

Bible Passage: Genesis 4 - 5

CHRIST CONNECTION: Everyone in Adam and Eve’s family sinned too. God promised to send His Son, Jesus, to save sinners.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What does it mean to sin? We sin when we disobey God.

KEY PASSAGE PHRASE:Everyone makes wrong choices. Romans 3:23

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September 26th - Preschool - Jesus Will Return

BIBLE PASSAGE:Revelation 19–22

STORY POINT:Jesus said that He is coming back soon.

KEY PASSAGE:Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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September 26th - Kids - Hall of Faith

Bible Passage: Hebrews 11

STORY POINT:God works mightily through people who have faith in Him.

KEY PASSAGE: 1 Chronicles 16:31

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

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September 19th - Preschool - Before the Throne

Bible Passage: Revelation 4–5

STORY POINT:Everyone and everything will worship Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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September 19th - Kids - Jesus will return

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 19–22

STORY POINT:Jesus will return, destroy evil, and make all things new.

KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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September 12th - Preschool - Letters to the seven churches

BIBLE PASSAGE:Revelation 2–3

STORY POINT:Jesus sent messages to seven churches.

KEY PASSAGE:Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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September 12th - Kids - Before the throne

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 4–5

STORY POINT:All people and creatures will worship Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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September 5th - Preschool - John's vision of Jesus

BIBLE PASSAGE:Revelation 1

STORY POINT:Jesus showed Himself to John.

KEY PASSAGE:Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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September 5th - Kids - Letters to the Seven Churches

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 2–3

STORY POINT:Jesus told churches to not give up.

KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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August 29th - Preschool - Defending the Faith

BIBLE PASSAGE:Jude

STORY POINT:Jude said to remember what is true about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day, all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 29th - Kids - Johns Vision of Jesus. 

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 1

STORY POINT:Jesus appeared to John in a vision.

KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 11:15

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is the hope of the church? The church looks forward to Jesus’ return when He will make all things new.

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August 22nd - Preschool - Children of God

BIBLE PASSAGE:1 John 2–3

STORY POINT:People who are God’s children love one another.

KEY PASSAGE:Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day, all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 22nd - Kids - Defending the faith

BIBLE PASSAGE: Jude

STORY POINT:Jude urged believers to stand up for what is true.

KEY PASSAGE: Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 15th - Preschool - Brothers in Christ

BIBLE PASSAGE: PHILEMON

STORY POINT:Paul wanted to make peace between his friends.

KEY PASSAGE:Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day, all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 15th - Kids - Children of God

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 John 2–3

STORY POINT:Children of God love one another with their actions.

KEY PASSAGE: Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 8th - Preschool - Paul's Shipwreck

Bible Passage:

Acts 27–28

STORY POINT:Paul trusted God to keep him safe.

KEY PASSAGE:Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day, all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 8th - Kids - Brothers in Christ

BIBLE PASSAGE: Philemon

STORY POINT:Paul encouraged Philemon to treat Onesimus as a brother in Christ.

KEY PASSAGE: Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 1st - Preschool - Paul Before Rulers

Bible Passage: Acts 24–26

STORY POINT:Paul told rulers about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day, all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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August 1st - Kids - Paul's Shipwreck

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 27–28

STORY POINT:Paul trusted God to rescue him.

KEY PASSAGE: Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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July 25th - Pre school - Running The Race

BIBLE PASSAGE:Philippians 3

STORY POINT:Following Jesus is like running a race.

KEY PASSAGE:1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is sanctification? Sanctification is how God makes us more like Jesus.

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July 25th - Kids - Paul Before Rulers

1BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 24–26

STORY POINT:Paul was willing to do hard things to share the gospel.

KEY PASSAGE: Philippians 1:6

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What will happen for all Christians in the future? One day all Christians will see Jesus in His glory and live with Him forever.

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July 18th - Preschool - Together in Jesus

BIBLE PASSAGE: Ephesians 2–3

STORY POINT:The gospel brings together everyone who has faith in Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:1 Timothy 6:12BIG

PICTURE QUESTION:What is sanctification? Sanctification is how God makes us more like Jesus.

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July 18th Kids - Running The Race

BIBLE PASSAGE: Philippians 3

STORY POINT:Following Jesus is like running a race for a wonderful prize.

KEY PASSAGE: 1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is sanctification? Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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July 11th Preschool - Paul was arrested

Bible Passage: Acts 21–23

STORY POINT:God protected Paul.

KEY PASSAGE:1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is sanctification?

Sanctification is how God makes us more like Jesus.

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July 11th Kids - Together in Jesus

BIBLE PASSAGE: Ephesians 2–3

STORY POINT:The gospel brings together different people as the church.

KEY PASSAGE: 1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is sanctification? Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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July 4th Kids - Paul was arrested

Bible Passage: Acts 21–23

STORY POINT:God protected Paul so he could preach about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE: 1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is sanctification? Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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July 4th Preschool - Paul's Third Journey

BIBLE PASSAGE:Acts 18–21

STORY POINT:Paul told as many people as he could about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is sanctification? Sanctification is how God makes us more like Jesus.

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June 27th Kids - Paul's Third Journey

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 18–21

STORY POINT:Paul used every opportunity to tell people about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE: 1 Timothy 6:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is sanctification? Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

June 27th Preschool - Paul Gave Hope

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BIBLE PASSAGE:1–2 Thessalonians

STORY POINT:Believers have hope because Jesus will come again.

KEY PASSAGE:Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:What is the Bible about? The Bible is about God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

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JUNE 20TH KIDS - PAUL GAVE HOPE

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BIBLE PASSAGE: 1–2 Thessalonians

STORY POINT:Paul told the church to stand firm as we wait for Jesus’ return.

KEY PASSAGE: Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

JUNE 20TH PRESCHOOL - NO OTHER GOSPEL

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Bible passage: Galatians 1–3

STORY POINT:

Paul taught that believers are saved by faith in Jesus alone.

KEY PASSAGE:Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible about? The Bible is about God’s plan to save people through Jesus.


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JUNE 13TH PRESCHOOL - PAUL'S SECOND JOURNEY

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

Acts 15–18

STORY POINT:

Paul and Silas told many people about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:

Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible about? The Bible is about God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

Paul was back at the church of Antioch in Syria. The church had sent out Paul and Barnabas to preach the gospel to Jews and Gentiles in places like Lystra and Derbe. Then they returned to the church of Antioch. Some time passed, and Paul wanted to return to some of the cities he visited on his first journey to see how the new believers were doing.

Silas accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey, which is recorded in Acts 15:36–18:22. The pair traveled through Syria and 2 Cilicia (sih LISH ih uh), encouraging believers and strengthening churches. The number of believers in the churches increased daily.

Paul and Silas obeyed the Lord’s call to go to Macedonia. Two major events happened while Paul was in Macedonia. First, a woman named Lydia became a believer. Paul and Silas had gone to the river to pray. They spoke to the women at the river. God opened Lydia’s heart to the good news of the gospel.

Then, a jailer became a believer. This happened when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison. Late at night, an earthquake rocked the prison. The prisoners could have escaped, but they stayed where they were. This was a huge relief to the jailer. Had the prisoners escaped, the jailer would have been punished. In fact, the jailer was ready to kill himself when Paul shouted, “We are all here!” The jailer asked Paul and Silas how to be saved. They told him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” The man believed and was baptized.

Emphasize the Christ connection as you review the Bible story with preschoolers. Lydia was saved and the jailer was saved because they believed in Jesus. Jesus offers us salvation as a gift. He did all the work to save us by dying on the cross. We do not need to earn salvation; we can receive it by repenting and trusting in Jesus.

JUNE 13TH KIDS - NO OTHER GOSPEL

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

Galatians 1–3

STORY POINT:

Believers are saved and
grow in godliness by faith in Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:

Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

During his second missionary journey, Paul started several churches in Galatia. Some time later, false teachers crept into these churches and began teaching that there was more to salvation than faith in Jesus. They said that obeying the law of Moses was essential too.

Many of the Galatian believers became confused and believed the lies of the false teachers. They turned away from the gospel Paul had shared with them. Paul wrote a letter—the Book of Galatians—to correct them and reemphasize a proper understanding of the gospel.

Paul asked the Galatians how their salvation could be started by an act of the Holy Spirit but then completed by their own conduct. That was foolishness! What the Holy Spirit began, He would also complete.

Jesus’ half-brother James had written a letter to early believers, concerned about Christians’ interpreting grace to mean they didn’t have to obey God. In Galatians, Paul addressed the opposite problem: Christians who focused so much on obedience that they forgot grace.

James’ message was that grace will always lead to obedience. Paul’s message compliments James’ message: Obedience is impossible apart from grace. Grace and obedience work together in perfect harmony.

This week’s session provides a wonderful opportunity to help your kids understand that obedience matters. The Bible is full of instructions and commands that we are to obey; however, the beauty of the gospel is that our ability to obey comes not through our own effort but through the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit changes our minds and hearts so that we want to obey God, and He also empowers us to obey. All of salvation—from first trusting to faithful obedience—is God’s gift to us through Jesus.


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JUNE 6TH PRESCHOOLERS - THE JERUSALEM COUNCIL

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

Acts 15

STORY POINT:

Jesus is all we need to be saved from sin.

KEY PASSAGE:

Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible about? The Bible is about God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

The church in Antioch praised God for His grace to Paul on his first missionary journey. Though Paul and Barnabas were strongly opposed in some places, many people heard the gospel and believed. Paul and Barnabas took the gospel to both Jews and Gentiles. But a problem arose when some Christians began saying that the new followers of Jesus—the Gentile believers—needed to obey the Law of Moses in order to be right with God.

Paul and Barnabas debated this issue with other church leaders in Jerusalem. They met together to answer a tough question: Can a person be saved by faith alone or was something more needed? When Paul addressed the council, he insisted that God saves Gentiles the same way He saves Jews: through the grace of the Lord Jesus.

Paul testified to the things God had done among the Gentiles. God had given Gentiles the Holy Spirit. James cited the prophets Amos and Isaiah in support. The group agreed that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, He alone is all we need to be saved. They also agreed that they should not make salvation more difficult for Gentiles by adding unnecessary rules.

The church chose two men—Judas and Silas—to go with Paul and Barnabas to the church at Antioch. They wrote a letter for the Gentile believers there, encouraging them and giving them instructions for how to live as followers of Christ.

The message for the Gentile believers was important: Whether Jew or Gentile, salvation comes only through faith in Christ. No one is saved by the law but by grace alone. Emphasize to the preschoolers you teach that, while the Bible does give us plenty of instruction for how to live, sinners are made right with God only by the grace of Jesus. Salvation is a gift. To receive this gift, Jesus is all we need.

JUNE 6TH KIDS - PAUL'S SECOND JOURNEY

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

Acts 15–18

STORY POINT:

Paul and Silas planted new churches.

KEY PASSAGE:

Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

Paul was back at the church of Antioch in Syria. The church had sent out Paul and Barnabas to preach the gospel to Jews and Gentiles in places like Lystra and Derbe. Then they returned to the church of Antioch. Some time passed, and Paul wanted to return to some of the cities he visited on his first journey to see how the new believers were doing.

Silas accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey, which is recorded in Acts 15:36–18:22. The pair traveled through Syria and Cilicia 2 (sih LISH ih uh), encouraging believers and strengthening churches. The number of believers in the churches increased daily.

Paul and Silas obeyed the Lord’s call to go to Macedonia. Two major events happened while Paul was in Macedonia. First, a woman named Lydia became a believer. Paul and Silas had gone to the river to pray. They spoke to the women at the river. God opened Lydia’s heart to the good news of the gospel.

Then, a jailer became a believer. This happened when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison. Late at night, an earthquake rocked the prison. The prisoners could have escaped, but they stayed where they were. This was a huge relief to the jailer. Had the prisoners escaped, the jailer would have been punished. In fact, the jailer was ready to kill himself when Paul shouted, “We are all here!” The jailer asked Paul and Silas how to be saved. They told him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” The man believed and was baptized.

Emphasize the Christ connection as you review the Bible story with kids. Lydia was saved and the jailer was saved because they believed in Jesus. Jesus offers us salvation as a gift. He did all the work to save us by dying on the cross. We do not need to earn salvation; we can receive it by repenting and trusting in Jesus.


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MAY 30TH PRESCHOOLERS - LETTERS TO CHURCH LEADERS

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

1–2 Timothy; Titus

STORY POINT:

Paul wrote letters to leaders in the church.

KEY PASSAGE:

Matthew 28:19-20

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make followers of Jesus from every nation by the power of the Holy Spirit.

As the early church expanded outside Jerusalem, new churches were planted in various cities. Each church needed godly leaders to help it grow and stay true to the gospel. Paul understood this need, which is why he wrote letters to some of the leaders in the church. Two of these leaders were Timothy and Titus. Timothy was Paul’s friend. He had traveled with Paul and helped him. Now Timothy was a leader at the church in Ephesus.

Titus was a Gentile believer. He had traveled with Paul too. Now Titus was on the island of Crete to help train more church leaders. Paul wrote to give Timothy and Titus advice, and he gave instructions for all the church leaders.

Paul warned Timothy and Titus that being a leader was difficult at times, but God had chosen them to be leaders. Their role as leaders put them in a position to serve God. Paul hoped that recognizing this would help them persevere and live in a way that pleased Christ.

As you share with your preschoolers, help them see the value in God’s gift of church leaders. Look for ways to support your leaders so that your preschoolers value them, love them, and respect them. Consider ways your group can encourage your leaders.

At the same time, emphasize that God is at work in them and that they too might be leaders in the church one day—perhaps one day soon. Help your preschoolers see that being a leader is a great privilege to help point others to the gospel.

Finally, be sure that your preschoolers understand that church leaders do not lead on their own. All church leaders follow the leadership of Jesus, who was a servant-leader to us. He gave His life so that we could be forgiven of our sins.

MAY 30TH KIDS - THE JERUSALEM COUNCIL

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

Acts 15

STORY POINT:

Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:

Acts 4:12

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

The church in Antioch praised God for His grace to Paul on his first missionary journey. Though Paul and Barnabas were strongly opposed in some places, many people heard the gospel and believed. Paul and Barnabas took the gospel to both Jews and Gentiles. But a problem arose when some Christians began saying that the new followers of Jesus—the Gentile believers—needed to obey the Law of Moses in order to be right with God.

Paul and Barnabas debated this issue with other church leaders in Jerusalem. They met together to answer a tough question: Can a person be saved by faith alone or was something more needed? When Paul addressed the council, he insisted that God saves Gentiles the same way He saves Jews: through the grace of the Lord Jesus.

Paul testified to the things God had done among the Gentiles. God had given Gentiles the Holy Spirit. James cited the prophets Amos and Isaiah in support. The group agreed that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, He alone is all we need to be saved. They also agreed that they should not make salvation more difficult for Gentiles by adding unnecessary rules.

The church chose two men—Judas and Silas—to go with Paul and Barnabas to the church at Antioch. They wrote a letter for the Gentile believers there, encouraging them and giving them instructions for how to live as followers of Christ.

The message for the Gentile believers was important: Whether Jew or Gentile, salvation comes only through faith in Christ. No one is saved by the law but by grace alone. Emphasize to the kids you teach that, while the Bible does give us plenty of instruction for how to live, sinners are made right with God only by the grace of Jesus. Salvation is a gift. To receive this gift, Jesus is all we need.


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MAY 23RD PRESCHOOLERS - THE CHURCH DIVIDED

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

1 Corinthians 1–6

STORY POINT:

Believers come together because of the gospel.

KEY PASSAGE:

Matthew 28:19-20

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make followers of Jesus from every nation by the power of the Holy Spirit.

In the first century, Corinth was an important destination in the Roman Empire. The city was located on a narrow area of land connecting the southern end of the Greek peninsula with the mainland to the north. When Paul visited Corinth on his missionary journeys, the city was full of people with various cultural and religious backgrounds.

Corinth was a strategic place to plant a church. Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla. On the Sabbath, Paul went to the synagogues to teach God’s message to the people. When the Jews refused to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, Paul preached to the Gentiles. Many Corinthians believed and were baptized. (Acts 18:1-18) Finally, Paul returned to Antioch in Syria.

About six years passed. Paul was in Ephesus when he heard a report that the church in Corinth was struggling. The people in the church were arguing and suing each other. In some ways, they lived just like the people in Corinth who were not believers. So Paul wrote a letter to the Corinthian church—the Book of First Corinthians—not only to instruct them on how to live but to answer questions they had about the faith.

As you teach preschoolers from 1 Corinthians, focus on church unity: Because of Jesus and what He has done, believers can humbly come together as one body. Emphasize that Paul gave practical instructions so that the believers would know how to live—not as a way to earn God’s favor, but to live in light of their salvation.

Paul spent a significant portion of his ministry meeting with believers and encouraging them to keep the faith. Jesus’ mission for the church is for believers to come together to worship God and to share the gospel.

MAY 23RD KIDS - LETTERS TO CHURCH LEADERS

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BIBLE PASSAGE:

1–2 Timothy; Titus

STORY POINT:

Paul told church leaders to trust and obey God.

KEY PASSAGE:

Matthew 28:19-20

BIG PICTURE QUESTION:

What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit.

As the early church expanded outside Jerusalem, new churches were planted in various cities. Each church needed godly leaders to help it grow and stay true to the gospel. Paul understood this need, which is why he wrote letters to some of the leaders in the church. Two of these leaders were Timothy and Titus. Timothy was Paul’s friend. He had traveled with Paul and helped him. Now Timothy was a leader at the church in Ephesus.

Titus was a Gentile believer. He had traveled with Paul too. Now Titus was on the island of Crete to help train more church leaders. Paul wrote to give Timothy and Titus advice, and he gave instructions for all the church leaders.

Paul warned Timothy and Titus that being a leader was difficult at times, but God had chosen them to be leaders. Their role as leaders put them in a position to serve God. Paul hoped that recognizing this would help them persevere and live in a way that pleased Christ.

As you share with your kids, help them see the value in God’s gift of church leaders. Look for ways to support your leaders so that your kids value them, love them, and respect them. Consider ways your group can encourage your leaders.

At the same time, emphasize that God is at work in them and that they too might be leaders in the church one day—perhaps one day soon. Help your kids see that being a leader is a great privilege to help point others to the gospel.

Finally, be sure that your kids understand that church leaders do not lead on their own. All church leaders follow the leadership of Jesus, who was a servant-leader to us. He gave His life so that we could be forgiven of our sins.