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 Eight: July 22
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
By: Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Key Concept: Our God is the Creator of everything.
Verse: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Book Summary: In this non-fiction text, the author shares facts about unusual animals by posing the question, “What do you do with a tail like this?” As the book progresses, the question changes to include, ears, eyes, mouths, and feet. Children will enjoy seeing the marvelous ways that God designed His creatures.
Activity Summary: Children will create a collage poster of magazine cut outs to illustrate Psalm 8 and the wonders of what God has created.
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: How Many Second Chances Should I Give?
Kids Learn: Seventy Times Seven Forgiveness
Dig Into the Bible: Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 17:3-4; Colossians 3:13
Forgiveness doesn’t mean just saying “I forgive you” and holding onto the hurt and bitterness inside. It involves completely letting go of any resentment and not bringing the offense up again during a future argument. When we go to God and are sincerely sorry for something we have done wrong, God wipes our hearts clean. Find something this week that you can let your child “off the hook” for (without protecting your child from necessary consequences). When you see that your child is sincerely sorry, show God-style forgiveness and wipe the slate completely clean.