Thursday, September 22, 2016

Solomon Built the Temple

Dear Parents,
As we know, the children of Israel had constructed the tabernacle—a tent—for worship of God. They had carried the tabernacle with them through the wilderness, setting it up wherever they camped per God’s instruction.  After the people had settled in the land, David sought to build a permanent structure—a temple—for God, but God did not allow him. God wanted David’s son, Solomon to build the temple.                                                                                                                           Solomon took on this task and constructed a magnificent structure, which you can read about in our passage this week: 1 Kings 6-8.

Think about the history of Israel in the Old Testament. They went through so much movement, so much transition, so much uncertainty. They also didn’t enjoy a stable relationship with God due to their own sin.  But as redemptive history advanced—as each day drew closer to the coming of Jesus—God continued to show His people that Jesus would change things. Really change things.
As you talk with your kids about the temple being a picture of Jesus, don’t miss this aspect. When the temple was built, God’s people always knew exactly where they could go to deal with their sin and come before God. They knew the temple would be in the same place and always there for them. In a greater way, our kids need to know that Jesus is always there for us. We can always take our sin and struggles to Him as we can also take our joys and victories. We always know where Jesus is, because He is with us wherever we go.

LOOKING AHEAD...NO IMPACT next Wednesday night! Join us at the Gunter Tailgate Party @ 6:00pm. See you There!!!

1st and 2nd Graders built their own version of Solomon's Temple using toothpicks & Marshmallows.

The Kindergarten built their temples from Legos, blocks, or linking logs! They were SO proud of them!!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Unit 11: Wisdom for God's People


Dear Parents,


Last week we learned how King Solomon asked God for wisdom and God made him wise. This week we explored some of Solomon’s wisdom that he was guided by God to write in the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs provides God’s people with great principles for living.


Wisdom comes from God. He made the world and knows how it works best. Everyone is born a foolish sinner, but God sent His Son to earth to save us. The Bible says that Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus makes us wise and holy. He frees us from sin.

Help your kids see their need to trust in Jesus to be truly wise, not to simply try to live like Jesus. True wisdom comes from God and transforms us. That is the nature of the gospel. 

We had a cereal throwing, fun, worshipful kind of night on Wednesday at IMPACT!!! Here are some pictures of our brave leaders as they took one for the team.  (Jeff Crelia, Roy Layman, Brandon Jester, Jeremy Devore, Barrett Dupler, and John Gage) Don't they look so cute in their little aprons! ;)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

IMPACT-Solomon Asks for Wisdom

God allowed Solomon to ask for anything he wanted and Solomon asked for wisdom. God gave him wisdom to lead Israel. #thegospelprojectkids

If you could ask for ANYTHING....what would it be?  This was the discussion the kids had with their small groups as they learned about King Solomon. King Solomon could have asked for riches, fame, victory,...but he asked for wisdom to lead Gods people.  God blessed Solomon for his request of Wisdom by giving him all the things he did not ask for.  

Here are some pictures of the night...singing, worship, and fun!