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 Questions:
I wonder… how did God keep his promise to send a greater rescuer one day? God sent Jesus to die on the cross and rescue us from our sins.
LESSON Nine: July 29
By: Mem Fox
Key Concept: God’s love for us is based on His grace, not what we do.
Verse: Ephesians 2:8 Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God.
Book Summary: After the birth of her sister, Koala Lou begins to question the love of her parents. In attempt to secure their affection, she trains and competes in a race believing, “If I win, then my parents will notice and love me more.” After losing the race, Koala Lou learns that her parents’ affection is not based on her effort or her abilities, they love her the same regardless of whether she wins or loses.
Activity Summary: Children will compete in a series of races to discover what the Bible says about God’s love for us.
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: What if someone doesn’t ask for forgiveness?
Kids Learn: Forgiving Others as God Forgave Us.
Dig Into the Bible: Matthew 6:14-15; Luke 6:27-31; Ephesians 4:31-32
Have you ever felt really offended by something someone said and then didn’t have a chance to tell the person how hurt you felt? Or maybe you did talk about it, but the per- son wasn’t sorry. The Bible tells us that instead of hanging on to that anger, we should forgive, even if the person doesn’t ask for forgiveness. Easier said than done, huh? Talk to your child about a time you had to forgive someone who didn’t ask for it. How did that feel? Hard? Satisfying? Healing? Even though we don’t deserve it, and sometimes don’t ask for it, God still forgives us.