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
Kindergarten – 4th Grade
LESSON SIX: JULY 8
A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood
Key Concept: We can find ultimate rest in God.
Verse: Matthew 11:28-29 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Book Summary: A little boy is looking for a quiet place to get away from all the noise in his life. He explores different places to rest and at the end finds the greatest place to find rest is within himself. However, the Bible teaches that we cannot find rest in ourselves – only in our Living God, who gives us peace and rest in Himself.
Activity Summary: Children will learn what it means to take a Sabbath and rest in God through journaling in their own “Quiet Place Journal” and exploring scriptures that show us how Jesus is the Lord of Rest. Children will share their thinking from their journal in small groups and wrap up in prayer.
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’s So Great About Heaven?
Kids Learn: Spending Eternity With God
Dig Into the Bible: John 14:1-3; Colossians 3:1-2; Revelation 21:1–22:6
What is your dream vacation? Would you be lying on a quiet beach or watching the Super Bowl in a crowded stadium? Maybe you’d take a cruise around the world or a long camping trip. Well, no matter how big you dream, your dream vacation can’t compare with how amazing heaven is! Just being together with God for eternity would beat any place you could go on earth. Encourage your child to dream big about heaven and look forward to a permanent vacation with God.