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KIDS MIDDLE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

KIDS MIDDLE

BASIC TRUTH :   God loves me.

BOTTOM LINE: God is always with me.

STORY SUMMARY:  When God is with me, I can be strong. Esther 2:2-8:17

MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the LORD your God goes with you."Deuteronomy 31:6

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child that God loves them and is always with them

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KIDS LITTLE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :   God loves me.

BOTTOM LINE: God is always with me.

STORY SUMMARY:  When God is with me, I can be strong. Esther 2:2-8:17

MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the LORD your God goes with you."Deuteronomy 31:6

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child that God loves them and is always with them

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KIDS BIG- SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

KIDS BIG

Superhero Week 4

MAIN POINT : Heroes do what they say!

BIBLE STORY : Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 1:16-17, 3:-13)

TAKE AWAY : The children will see that when we say we are going to do something, God wants us to do it. If we don’t, it will let other people down.

MEMORY VERSE2 Corinthians 9:7b
“But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” (NLT)

CHALLENGE : Talk to your child about the idea of keeping your word, and not letting others down.

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KIDS LITTLE- SEPTEMBER 3 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :   God loves me.

BOTTOM LINE: God is always with me.

STORY SUMMARY:  When God is with me, I can be brave. Elijah and the Fire1 Kings 18: 1-39

MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the LORD your God goes with you."Deuteronomy 31:6

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child that God loves them and is always with them

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KIDS MIDDLE - SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

KIDS MIDDLE

BASIC TRUTH :   God loves me.

BOTTOM LINE: God is always with me.

STORY SUMMARY:  When God is with me, I can be brave. Elijah and the Fire1 Kings 18: 1-39

MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the LORD your God goes with you."Deuteronomy 31:6

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child that God loves them and is always with them

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KIDS BIG - SEPTEMBER 3RD 2017

KIDS BIG

Superhero Week 3

MAIN POINT : Heroes are Generous!

BIBLE STORY : Abraham and Lot (Genesis 13:1-11), Feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1-13), The poor widow (Mark 12:41-44).

TAKE AWAY : I will learn that God loves a cheerful giver!

MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 9:7
“For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” (NLT)

CHALLENGE : Talk to your child about the idea that it is more fun to give rather than to receive. This will help the children understand why God wants his people to be generous.

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KIDS LITTLE - AUGUST 27, 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: God made everything wonderful.

STORY SUMMARY:  Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26-27)

God made people and they are wonderful.

MEMORY VERSE: “You have done great and wonderful things." 2 Samuel 7:23

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made everything wonderful.

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KIDS MIDDLE - AUGUST 27, 2017

KIDS MIDDLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: God made everything wonderful.

STORY SUMMARY:  Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26-27)

God made people and they are wonderful.

MEMORY VERSE: “You have done great and wonderful things." 2 Samuel 7:23

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made everything wonderful.

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KIDS BIG - AUGUST 27, 2017

KIDS BIG

Superhero Week 2

MAIN POINT : Heroes Tell the Truth

BIBLE STORY : Nathan and David (2 Samuel 12:1-14), Balaam (Number 22-24), Micaiah, the prophet (1 Kings 22:10-28)

TAKE AWAY : I will learn that God wants me to tell the truth no matter what!

MEMORY VERSE: Ephesians 4:15 "Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ."

CHALLENGE : Talk to your child about the importance of telling the truth. Pray with them and review memory verse together.

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KIDS BIG - AUGUST 6, 2017

KIDS BIG

Shipwrecked Week 6

MAIN POINT :  I Will Choose Good Friends!

BIBLE STORY : Paul's friendship. (Acts 9,16 and 18)

TAKE AWAY :  I should be looking for ways to learn how to recognize and choose good friends.

MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 18:24"There are friends " who destroy each other, but real friends stick closer than a brother."

CHALLENGE : Talk to your child about the friends they have, discuss how they can learn to make good friends. Pray with them and review memory verse together.

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KIDS MIDDLE -AUGUST 6, 2017

KIDS MIDDLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: God made everything wonderful.

STORY SUMMARY:  Land and Plants (Genesis 1:9-13)

God made the lands and plants and they are wonderful.

MEMORY VERSE: “You have done great and wonderful things." 2 Samuel 7:23

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made everything wonderful.

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KIDS LITTLE - AUGUST 6, 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: God made everything wonderful.

STORY SUMMARY:  Land and Plants (Genesis 1:9-13)

God made the lands and plants and they are wonderful.

MEMORY VERSE: “You have done great and wonderful things." 2 Samuel 7:23

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made everything wonderful.

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KIDS LITTLE - JULY 30, 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: I can do what God wants me to do.

STORY SUMMARY:  I can do what God wants me to do. 1 Tim 4:12

I know God made me and has a special plan for me! God likes it when I am nice and share with others around me.

MEMORY VERSE: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made us to do good things for others.

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KIDS MIDDLE - JULY 30, 2017

KIDS MIDDLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: I can do what God wants me to do.

STORY SUMMARY:  I can do what God wants me to do. 1 Tim 4:12

I know God made me and has a special plan for me! God likes it when I am nice and share with others around me.

MEMORY VERSE: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made us to do good things for others.

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KIDS BIG - JULY 30, 2017

KIDS BIG

Shipwrecked Week 5

MAIN POINT :  I will give God the credit for the good things I do!

BIBLE STORY : Paul and Barnabas give God the credit.

TAKE AWAY :  I should be looking for ways to help others and do good things, and when I do I should give all the credit to God!

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinth 4:7 "What do you have that God hasn't given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift." 

CHALLENGE : This week talk to your child about how they can do things for others.  When they do, you can help them understand how to give God credit.  Pray with them and review the memory verse together.

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KIDS BIG - JULY 2, 2017

KIDS BIG

Shipwrecked Week 1

MAIN POINT :  I will give second chances to others!

BIBLE STORY :  Saul Conversion (Acts 7 & 9)

TAKE AWAY :  Giving people second chances isn't easy, and sometimes we feel like they don't deserve it.  We should always be willing to give others second chances.  

MEMORY VERSE: "Then Peter came to him and asked, 'Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?' 'No, not seven times,' Jesus replied, 'but seventy times seven.'" Matthew  18:21-22

CHALLENGE : Discuss with your child what forgiveness is, and the importance of forgiving others and giving them second chances.  Read and review the bible verse with him/her.

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KIDS MIDDLE - JULY 2, 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: I can do what God wants me to do.

STORY SUMMARY:  I can do things God’s way. (Daniel 1)

I know God made me and has a special plan for me! God likes it when I am nice and share with others around me.

MEMORY VERSE: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made us to do good things for others.

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KIDS LITTLE - JULY 2, 2017

KIDS LITTLE

BASIC TRUTH :    God made me.

BOTTOM LINE: I can do what God wants me to do.

STORY SUMMARY:  I can do things God’s way. (Daniel 1)

I know God made me and has a special plan for me! God likes it when I am nice and share with others around me.

MEMORY VERSE: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10

CHALLENGE: Read through the scripture with your child and pray together. Explain to your child how God made us to do good things for others.

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KIDS BIG - MAY 28, 2017

KIDS BIG

ARMOR OF GOD - WEEK 2

MAIN POINT :  Guard Your Heart

BIBLE STORY :  Story of Jonah and Ninevah

TAKE AWAY :  Children will learn that we can guard our heart by seeking the Lord with our whole heart, keeping his commandments, and by storing up His word in our heart. "Putting on the Breastplate of Righteousness" This will help us to recognize Gods instructions and to make good decisions.

MEMORY VERSE: EPHESIANS 6: 13-18 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (ESV) 

CHALLENGE : Have a conversation with your child about Psalm 119:9-11 Ask them what they think these verses have to do with righteousness.

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KIDS BIG - MAY 21, 2017

KIDS BIG

ARMOR OF GOD - WEEK 1

MAIN POINT :  THE TRUTH HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER

BIBLE STORY :  SUPPORTING SCRIPTURES Colossians 1:17  John 14:6

TAKE AWAY :  Children will learn what it means to wear the belt of truth and to have the truth of Jesus in their lives, holding them together.

MEMORY VERSE: EPHESIANS 6: 13-18 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (ESV) 

CHALLENGE : Have a conversation with your child USING THESE QUESTIONS:

What truth does God speak about you?  What is truth? How do you know when someone is telling you the truth? How does it feel to tell the truth?  Is telling the truth always easy?  Why/why not?  Is telling the truth always the right thing to do? Why/why not?  What does it mean to have the truth in your life?[For older kids] If you use social media, how do you use it to tell the truth? Is it easy to tell if others are telling the truth?  How has the truth of the gospel made a difference to your life?

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