Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
This week in Children's Ministry we celebrate Easter....
God’s law for the people was plain. Read Deuteronomy 6:5. But God’s people, and all people, have broken the law. We
have loved other things more than we love God. That is sin. Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth was to save us from our
sin. (Matt. 1:21) Why did Jesus have to die? Why couldn’t He just say, “You are forgiven”? God is just and requires due
payment for sin. To simply forgive sin without requiring a payment would be unjust. According to God’s Word, the
payment of sin is death. (Rom. 6:23) But not only is God just, He is also loving. That is why Jesus was willing to die
in our place. Jesus came to die to show God’s love to us (Rom. 5:7-8) so that whoever believes in Him might not perish but have
eternal life. (John 3:16) Jesus came to die so that we would be forgiven. (Eph. 1:7) Jesus came to die to bring us to
God. (1 Pet. 3:18) Jesus died on the cross to satisfy the wrath of God toward sin. Jesus’ resurrection proved that God was satisfied with
Jesus’ sacrifice, and forgiveness and life are found in Him. (See 1 Cor. 15:17.) If Jesus had died but not been raised up,
He would have been like military leaders who died without a throne. (Acts 5:33-37) But Jesus conquered death, just as
He said He would. (John 2:19-21) Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for our resurrection. (Rom. 6:5) And Romans 8:11 says that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will raise our bodies to life. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are not the end of the story, but the center of it. Everything that was written about Jesus in the Old Testament and spoken by the prophets was coming true. As you teach kids this Bible story, emphasize the gospel: the good news of who Jesus is and what He has done.
**Immediately following the worship service we will have our EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Food, Fellowship, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Games and an egg hunt (for babies through 4th grade). Can't wait to see you there!!
Monday, March 14, 2016
This week in The Gospel Project for Kids we looked at "Jesus' Triumphal Entry" in the gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.
The people were happy to see Jesus. They knew He was their King. Jesus came riding on a donkey, just as the prophet Zechariah said He would. (Zechariah 9:9) One day, Jesus will come back, riding on a white horse as King over everything. (Revelation 19:11)
God keeps His promises!!!
As you prepare for and celebrate Easter, help kids connect the dots between God’s promises of a Messiah and Jesus’ coming. Help them understand why Jesus came: to save the world from sin!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
We had a great time at impact last night. Your kids showed great team work, as they communicated with one another to untangle themselves without letting go of each other hands.
It was a joy to hear their sweet voices lifted to the Lord as we sang "All the People Said Amen & "Good, Good Father."
We discussed the last 6 commandments and how they show us how to love others, but more importantly that God gave us these commandments because He is holy and we are not. He shows us how we are to live BUT we fall short. Who can keep God's law? NO ONE! We need Jesus. :)
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins" Romans 3:23-25
This week, we continue our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids and learn about Israel following God’s very specific instructions on how to build a tabernacle. The people gave joyfully and generously and God equipped them to construct the place where He would dwell with them. We no longer need a tabernacle today because Jesus came to
“tabernacle,” or dwell, with God’s people. Help your kids worship God and thank Him for His gift of Jesus and that through Him people can dwell with God forever.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ God is holy.
○ God is holy; He always does what is right.
○ God told His people how to build a special tent.
○ God sent Jesus to be with us forever.
○ Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law except Jesus.
○ God told His people to build the tabernacle.
○ Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law perfectly except Jesus.
○ God told His people to build the tabernacle so He could dwell with them.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Leviticus 11:45