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Children’s Worship Lessons – Spring/Summer 2017

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Hey Parents!!

Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Children’s Church this Spring/Summer! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Bible Studies for Life App (Title in App Store – Bible Studies for Life: Kids and Worship for Life: Kids) or contact Sara for additional info!

Unit 1 – Jesus Taught Me How to Live

  • April 23 – Simeon and Anna Met Jesus (Luke 2:21-40)
  • April 30 – Jesus went to the Temple (Luke 2:40-52)
  • May 7 – John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 1:1-25,57-80; 3:1-22; John 1:19-37)
  • May 14 – Four Friends Helped (Mark 2:1-12)

Unit 2 – Jesus is Alive!

  • May 21– Jesus Made People Well (Matthew 8:1-13)
  • May 28 – People Welcomed Jesus (Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)
  • June 4 – Jesus is Alive! (Matthew 26:36-28:10)
  • June 11 – Jesus and the Children (Matthew 19:13-15)
  • June 18 – Peter had Breakfast with Jesus (John 21:1-19)

Unit 3 – Learning About Church

  • June 25 – The Church Began (Acts 2)
  • July 2 – Peter and John Preached (Acts 3:1-4:21)
  • July 9 – The Church Chose Helpers (Acts 6:1-7)
  • July 16– Barnabas Encouraged Others (Acts 4:36; 9:26-31)

Easter Devotionals for Families

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Hello Parents!!

This week is a special week in our church and children’s ministry because we are celebrating Easter! We have a special opportunity to teach our kids more about the gospel and to celebrate God’s great love for us!

It is easy to get caught up in all of the egg hunts, and not spend as much time teaching our kids about the true meaning of Easter. So, below I have included family devotionals for every day this week, leading up to Easter Sunday. I encourage you to download or print this file today!

Unfortunately, I am a little late in posting this resource. The devotionals started Sunday, April 9. However, you can still use the devotionals in the coming days!

Have a good week!

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P.S. Here a few other blog links that provide tips on studying God’s Word with your kids on a regular basis:

http://www.lifeway.com/Article/tips-for-family-bible-study

http://www.lifeway.com/Article/valuable-lessons-on-children-and-bible-reading?emid=arich-fcs4-artscripture-20170410&ecid=PDM28257&bid=770274395

Helping My Child Embrace Gratefulness

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Hello Parents

When our children are small we have to prompt them to do everything. Go clean your room, chew with your mouth closed, say thank you. At some point, these things should become automatic. Do you find yourself STILL prompting your child to say thank you? When does that become automatic? Instilling gratefulness in our children takes work.

Check out the following video on “Helping My Child Embrace Gratefulness,” and then read the remaining blogs post

https://vimeo.com/parentministry/review/99466317/526ad886c4

Gratefulness is an attitude that we choose to have. In reality a grateful heart has NOTHING to do with what we have, material possessions. A grateful heart also isn’t birthed out of positive circumstances in life. Gratefulness is an attitude we possess when we know WHOSE we are.

When you read of Paul and Silas imprisoned in Acts 16, you find out they’d just been severely beaten by a crowd and drug to prison. As they’re in prison that evening we see Paul and Silas doing 2 things; praying and singing hymns. We can learn a lot about gratefulness from the responses of these men. Upon a severe beating and imprisonment, we se them expressing adoration and gratefulness to God. They’re attention wasn’t fixed on their circumstances; it was fixed on God Himself.

So now that we understand that gratefulness comes from an attitude fixed on God Himself, how do we instill an attitude of gratefulness in our children?

  • Live in the present. Living in the past keeps us tied to guilt and regret. Living in the future leaves us striving for things that we’re not promised. Live for today.
  • Make sure when you express gratefulness that isn’t just for things. Be grateful for good attitudes, great friends, kind words, etc.
  • Develop an understanding of money with an allowance. While instituting an allowance, teach what it means to save, tithe, give and spend.
  • Expose your children to people from all different walks of life. Help them see what people HAVE doesn’t define WHO they are.

Gratefulness is an attitude of contentment–it’s when WE say I don’t need more materials items from God in order to follow Him completely. I will follow NOW. Our children will learn gratefulness from us when they see it modeled through this type of attitude.

 

Scriptures You Can Pray Over Your Kids

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Parenting is hard work. No new news there, right? Thankfully you are not alone. You have the Creator who is eager to communicate with you through prayer (and other means) to guide your every step. God has given us His word as a means for praying over our children. Check out some ideas of scriptures you can use in your prayer time below.

Scriptures You Can Pray Over Your Kids

1. You can ask for God’s favor on your child by praying Numbers 6:24-26

  • “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace”

2. Ask God to use your child to spread His love by praying Matthew 5:16

  • “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”.

3. Ask God to protect your child from being timid and to give them courage by praying 2 Timothy 1:7:

  • “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline”.

4. Pray that God would keep your child from being anxious by praying Philippians 4:6:

  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.

5. Pray that your child’s thoughts would be pure by praying Philippians 4:8:

  • “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

6. Pray that your child will grow in grace and the knowledge of Jesus by praying 2 Peter 3:18 and Philippians 3:10-11:

  • “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 Peter 3:18)
  • “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:10-11).

7. Ask God to use your child to carry out his mission on the earth by praying Matthew 28:18-20:

  • “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

These are just a few examples of how you can use God’s word as guide for how to pray for your child. There really is nothing more powerful you can do for them.

Other Ideas/Subjects to Pray for:

1. Pray for their physical health
2. Pray for their safety in school
3. Pray for their education
4. Pray for their purity
5. Pray for their future spouse/kids
6. Pray for their desire to know and follow God fully
7. Pray for your relationship
8. Pray for their ability to choose good friends
9. Pray for their friends
10. Pray for them to have a Christ-like attitude
11. Pray they seek forgiveness
12. Pray for their safety away from home
13. Pray for their souls
14. Pray for their ability to choose a suitable career

Spring 2017 Sunday School Lessons

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Hey Parents!!

Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Sunday School this Spring! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Gospel Project for Kids App or contact Sara for additional info!

Theme: The Rescue Begins

  1. March 5:  From Abraham to Jesus (Matthew 1:1-17)
    • Main Point: Jesus’ earthly family included Abraham, David, and others.
  2. March 12: Mary Praised God (Luke 1:26-56)
    • Main Point: God chose Mary to be Jesus’ mother.
  3. March 19: Jesus Was Born (Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-20)
    • Main Point: Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.
  4. March 26: Jesus at the Temple (Luke 2:40-52)
    • Main Point: Jesus cam ego earth to do His Father’s plan.
  5. April 2: Jesus was Baptized (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:19-34)
    • Main Point: Jesus obeyed God by being baptized.
  6. April 9 [Palm Sunday]: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19)
    • Main Point: People welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem as their King.
  7. April 16 [Easter]: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection (Matthew 26:36-28:10; John 18:1-20:18)
    • Main Point: Jesus died on the cross to save people form sin, and He is alive.
  8. April 23: Jesus was Tempted (Matthew 4:1-11)
    • Main Point: Jesus was tempted and never sinned.
  9. April 30: Jesus Met Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
    • Main Point: Jesus told Nicodemus he must be born again.
  10. May 7: Jesus and John the Baptist (John 3:22-36)
    • Main Point: Jesus came from heaven to earth.
  11. May 14: Jesus Met a Samaritan Women (John 4:1-42))
    • Main Point: Jesus told the Samaritan women He is the Messiah.
  12. May 21: Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Luke 4:14-30)
    • Main Point: Jesus explained that the scriptures tell about Him.
  13. May 28: Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
    • Main Point: Meeting Jesus changed Zacchaeus forever.

Wednesday Night Lesson – Spring 2017

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On Wednesday nights, both students and kids will be using the D6 Curriculum. If you download the D6 Family App (on your phone), you will have access to three free activities per week to go along with the lesson the kids learn at church.  Click the “Splink” Tab after you open the App to find free resources. Additionally, you may purchase devotionals through the app for you and your kids to read. Also, you can use the weekly take home sheets as a tool to talk about the lessons.

(Note: The App dates the lessons by Sundays, rather than Wednesdays. Check the Below Schedule to ensure you are on the correct lesson each week.)

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Spring 2017

Seeing God in the Big Picture of our Lives   (Old Testament – Exodus)

  • January 18 – God Raised Up a Deliverer: God had a Plan for Moses (Exodus 2:1-25)
  • January 25 – God Executed His Plan (Exodus 3:1-22)
  • February 1 – God Delivered His People: God is our Deliverer (Exodus 12)
  • February 8 – God Demonstrated His Power: God is Our Guide (Exodus 14)
  • February 15 – God Met the Needs of His People: God is Our Provider (Exodus 16:1-17:7)

Rules and Relationships Work Together (Old Testament – Exodus/Numbers)

  • February 22 – Rules to Live By (Exodus 20:1-21)
  • March 1 – The Snare of Idolatry (Exodus 32:1-35)
  • March 8 – The Glory of God’s Presence (Exodus 40:1-38)
  • March 15 – Consequences of Rebellion (Numbers 14:1-38)
  • March 22 – No Wash (Spring Break)
  • March 29 – A Covering of Sin (Numbers 15:1-31)

The Attitude of Privilege, not Obligation, in Serving Christ (Special Topic – Grace)

  • April 5 – Saved By Grace (Romans 5:15-21; 11:5-6; Ephesians 2:1-10)
  • April 12 – Freedom from Guilt (Psalm 103:1-22)
  • April 19 – Grace-based Relationships (Romans 14:1-23)
  • April 26 – The Law of Love (Matthew 22:34-40; Romans 13:8-10; 1John 4:7-5:5)

Explaining the Supernatural from the Bible, not the Box Office (Special Topic: Difficult Questions)

  • May 3 – How Does Prayer Work? (Matthew 7:7-11; Romans 8:26-27; John 14:13-14)
  • May 10 – What is Heaven Really Like? (Revelation 21:1-22:5)

Bible Drill – Spring 2017

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Hey Parents!

Here are some important dates for the spring semester:

  • January 15, 2017 – Bible Drill Resumes (5:15-7:15 pm)
  • February 12, 2017 – Church Drill, 6pm
  • February 18, 2017 – Regional Bible Drill, 9:30am, Baring Cross Baptist in Sherwood, AR (4th-6th Grade Drill Group Only)
  • March 4, 2017 – State Drill, 10 am (Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR)
  • March 19 & 26, 2017 – No Bible Drill (Spring Break)
  • April 16, 2017 – No Bible Drill (Easter)
  • May 14, 2017 – No Bible Drill (Mother’s Day)
  • May 21, 2017 – Last Bible Drill of the year

Also, by clicking on the following link (Verse List), you will find a list of the verses and key passages that the kids will continue learning this year. The children should already have this verse/key passage list on the Green card that they received last semester.

It is important that you help your children and encourage them as they learn the verses, key passages, and books. I know it can be difficult to keep up with the papers that we send home each with assignments, so I have included two PDF documents on this blog that list the content we will be learning each week. Feel free to download and print this for yourself and/or your child.

Lastly, while they are learning/memorizing Bible Drill content, remember to talk about the verse meanings and key passage themes with your children. Our hope is that the kids not only memorize the words of Scripture, but also apply these truths to their lives. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Sunday School – Winter 2016-17 Lessons

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Hey Parents!!

Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Sunday School this Winter! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Gospel Project for Kids App or contact Sara for additional info!

Theme: Exile and Return

  1. December 4:  Daniel and his Friends Obeyed God (Daniel 1)
    • Main Point: Daniel obeyed God by not eating the king’s food.
  2. December 11: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3)
    • Main Point: God was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire.
  3. December 18: Daniel was Rescued (Daniel 6)
    • Main Point: Daniel was faithful to God, and God rescued Him.
  4. December 25: No Sunday School
  5. January 1: No Sunday School
  6. January 8: God Brought His People Home (Ezra 1:1-2:2; 2:64-3:13)
    • Main Point: God changed the king’s heart so the Israelites could go home.
  7. January 15: The Temple was Completed (Ezra 4:1-7; 5:1-5; 6:1-22)
    • Main Point: God helped His people rebuild the temple
  8. January 22: Esther became Queen (Ester 1-4)
    • Main Point: Esther agreed to help her people.
  9. January 29: God Saved His People Through Esther (Ester 5-10)
    • Main Point: God used Esther at just the right time to save His people.
  10. February 5: Nehemiah Heard News of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1-2)
    • Main Point: Nehemiah prayed that God would help His people rebuild Jerusalem’s walls.
  11. February 12: Jerusalem’s Walls Were Rebuild (Nehemiah 3:1-6:16)
    • Main Point: God used Nehemiah to lead His people as they rebuilt Jerusalem’s walls.
  12. February 19: Ezra Read the Law (Nehemiah 8:1-12)
    • Main Point: Ezra read God’s Word to teach the people how to obey God.
  13. February 26: Malachi the Prophet (Malachi 1-4)
    • Main Point: God told His people to repent and get ready for Jesus.

Children’s Church Lessons – Winter/Spring 2017

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Hey Parents!!

Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Children’s Church this Winter/Spring! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Bible Studies for Life App (Title in App Store – Bible Studies for Life: Kids and Worship for Life: Kids) or contact Sara for additional info!

Unit 1 – Jesus Was Born

  • January 1 – Isaiah Told About Jesus (Isaiah 9)
  • January 8 – Angels Told About Jesus (Luke 1:26-56; Matthew 1:18-24)
  • January 15 – Jesus Was Born (Luke 2:1-20)
  • January 22 – Wise Men Visited Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)

Unit 2 – God’s Amazing Power

  • January 29 – Joshua Was Chosen (Joshua 1:1-9; Deuteronomy 34:9-12)
  • February 5 – Joshua and Jericho (Joshua 6:1-21)
  • February 12 – God Chose Gideon (Judges 6:11-23)
  • February 19 – Ruth, Boaz, an Obed (Ruth 1:1-22; 2:1-23; 4:13-17)
  • February 26 – Hannah Prayed (1 Samuel 1)

Unit 3 – Learning About God

  • March 5 – Joash and the People Gave Offerings (2 Chronicles 23:11,13; 24:1-4)
  • March 12 – Esther (Esther 2:2-18; 4:5-17; 5:1-14; 7:1-10; 8:8-17)
  • March 19 – Jeremiah Wrote God’s Words (Jeremiah 36)
  • March 26 – Daniel Chose (Daniel 1:1-20)

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