Big Idea: Heaven is Glorious, just like God is!
Memory Verse: “It is written, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has known, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
Bible Story Focus: What is heaven like? | John 14:1-3, Revelation 21:3-4, Revelation 21:18-19
Lesson summary: In this lesson, kids will have a chance to learn about a wonderful
place God is preparing for His believers called heaven. They will
learn what heaven will be like and how we get there.
Like His Love by Crossing Music
Unimaginable by Crossing Music
Kindergarten – 4th Grade
Echoes of Eden: Week 2
JUNE MEMORY VERSE
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also given men a sense of what he’s been doing down through the ages. But they can’t completely figure out what he’s done from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
In this unit, children will examine the way The Gospel helps us to make sense of all of life—including art. Together we will enjoy high quality children’s literature, search for places where the beauty of the Gospel intersects and points to the greatest story of all, and discover how to engage with our culture in winsome ways.
Children will learn:
* That all great art contains an echo of Eden—memories of a good creation, the tragedy of our current condition, and a longing for redemption and restoration.
* How to use quality literature to notice Gospel themes, find common ground with others, and discuss these truths in winsome ways.
* To enjoy literature, engage in culture, and understand what it means to be created in the image of a creative God.
* To learn how to “hunt and gather truth” in a variety of contexts.
* The Gospel is not just for saving souls, but reaching and redeeming all of creation.
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Book Summary: A little boy lives next door to a nursing home where his good friend, Miss Nancy, resides. When Miss Nancy loses her memory, Wilfred sets out the help her find it. This book speaks to the idea that memory is gift and ultimately we are to remember God’s faithfulness to us.
Key Concept: We can worship God through remembering His faithfulness.
Lesson Verse: Psalm 22:27 “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.”
Grapple Question: What About When God Feels Far Away?
Kids Learn: Relying on Faith Rather Than Feelings
Dig Into the Bible: Psalms 9:10; 42:6-11; 89:19-26; Matthew 27:45-50; Acts 13:22
Has your family ever moved to another state or country? If so, you know how it feels to be disconnected from people you care about. Still, you probably keep in touch with old friends who are important to you through e-mails or phone calls. Kids can talk to God even when he feels far away, too. Every night this week, pray with your child before bedtime. Getting into the habit of communicating with God—whether we feel like it or not—helps us grow closer to him even when he feels far away.