Monthly Topic: “D” is for Dependable
Big Idea: God is dependable. He always keeps his promises.
Memory Verse: “Will you depend on him because his strength is great?” Job 39:11
Bible Story Focus: God takes care of Noah during the flood | Genesis 6:9-9:17
Lesson summary: In this lesson, kids will learn about the flood in Genesis 6-9, closely paying attention to the life of Noah. Children will learn that God took care of Noah and his family during the time of the flood, just as he promised he would. They will see how God kept his promise to keep Noah safe and because of that, we can depend on him to keep his promise to never send a flood like that again.
I Know He Will
Two by Two
I wonder… how did God protect Noah and his family from the flood?
God told Noah to build an ark and God kept it afloat during the flood.
I wonder…why did God put a rainbow in the sky?
God sent a rainbow to promise he would never send a flood to the whole world again.
I wonder…How do we know we can depend on God?
God has kept his promises in the past so we know we can trust him to keep his promises in the
Kindergarten – 4th Grade
Echoes of Eden Week 5
Wimberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Key Concept: We do not need to worry because we can trust God with everything in our lives.
Verse: Phillippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Book Summary: A little mouse is consumed by worry even though her parents tell her there is nothing to worry about. This book gets us thinking about why worry is consuming and how the Bible teaches us to deal with our worry – to trust God and give our worries to Him through prayer.
Activity Summary: Children will do a simple science experiment to see if an egg will float or sink in tap water and salt water. Children will have a discussion that worry “sinks” us, but when we have faith, God will strengthen and support us to “float” like the egg.
Objectives: At the end of the unit, children will be able to:
- 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
- How to use 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 redeeming all of creation.
Grapple Question: Will I Be OK When The World Ends?
Kids Learn: Trusting God
Dig Into the Bible: Matthew 24:3-14, 26-31; John 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
What is your child afraid of? Spiders? Heights? Failing a test? Trust can make those fears less scary. Kids who are afraid of spiders have to trust that their house will keep the creepy-crawlies out. If they’re afraid of heights, they have to trust that the safety har- nesses on the roller coasters will keep them from flying off. And kids who are afraid of failing have to trust that they studied enough for the test. Many people find that it helps to trust God when they’re afraid. Talk to your child about some fears you have and how trusting God helps you feel safe.