Aug 162015
 

Little Ones

Big Idea: Jesus is the Forever King.  His throne will last forever.

Monthly Image: Throne

Memory Verse: “Your throne will last forever”–2 Samuel 7:16

Bible Story Focus: From David to Solomon

Lesson Overview: In this lesson, kids will have the chance to learn of David becoming King and then passing his crown onto his son, Solomon. They will hear of David and Solomon’s desire to build a special house for God and Solomon’s plan to see it through. Ultimately, kids will understand that the Forever throne belongs to the Forever King, Jesus.

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Preschool

Monthly Image: Throne – The Forever King has a throne that never ends

Big Idea: Jesus, the Forever King has a throne that NEVER ends!

Memory Verse: “Your throne will last forever.” – 2 Samuel 7:16

Bible Story Focus:  David brings the Ark to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6)

Lesson Overview:

This lesson will teach kids about the Ark of the Covenant. They will hear how David wanted to bring the Ark into his city, but became afraid when Uzzah was killed for putting his hand on the Ark. Children will hear that once David did bring the Ark into his house there was much rejoicing, and David wished to build a temple for the Ark. Hearing of David’s worship will help us understand that only our Forever King has a throne that lasts forever.

Circle Time Discussion:

Has someone that you love ever given you something special? What was it?

I Wonder Questions (snack time discussion):

I wonder… What is the Ark of the Covenant? (A special symbol of God’s promise to His people.)

I wonder… What happened when they finally brought the Ark to Jerusalem? (They celebrated!)

I wonder… Who is our Forever King? (Jesus is our Forever King!)

Activities

During the 8:00 and 11:00 classes the students will be helping each other carry an ark around the room. The ark will be made out of pool noodles and cardboard boxes. They will then get celebrations sticks and have a celebration after they go to large group and learn about the ark. During the 9:30 class, the students will each get a turn to talk about the rules that they have at their house and why we have rules. They will then make their own ark. 

 

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Elementary

Summer Curriculum Overview: This summer, Kindergarten-5th Graders will join Christian on his pilgrim journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as we read an adapted version of Little Pilgrim’s Progress.  During our weeks together, children will learn that Christian’s story is the story of everyone who follows Jesus.  This story begins as God calls people to himself and continues as they walk the difficult journey of faith through many struggles, triumphs, temptations, and victories.

Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong.  Depend on his mighty power.  Put on all of God’s armor.  Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans.  Ephesians 6:10-11

Lesson Summary:

Children will read and discuss Chapter 11: “Little Faith and the Flatterer” from Pilgrim’s Progress. In this chapter, Christian and Hopeful talk about Little-Faith who was attacked by the enemies of the King and had a very discouraging time in battle. He was weak, lacked courage, and his faith was small. However, he had saving faith in King Jesus and so continued on his pilgrim journey. Christian and Hopeful learn that some pilgrims have little faith and some have great faith. As the King’s pilgrims, we need to encourage one another to stand strong against the enemy, use God’s armor, especially the shield of faith, and remember that the Lord is with us, looking to him to fight our battles to keep us safe.  As they walk along, they soon forget the shepherd’s warning and fall for Flatter’s lies. They left the narrow way, followed the deceiver, and become bound in a net of sinful error. The King sends an angel to set them free and back on the right path. With renewed strength, Christian and Faithful are able to stand against Atheist and proclaim what is true about the King no matter what it costs them.

Objectives:

1. Some Christians have stronger faith, some weaker. All of us fail at times, however.

2. When we struggle with doubt, we can call out to Jesus.

3. We should encourage each other.

Supporting Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ephesians 6:10-16, Revelation 3:19-20

Activities: Armor of God craft

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