Move Up time is almost here! Hard to believe that our year round kids have already started their new grades and our traditional kids will begin on 8/25 – where did the summer go?? So Move Up Sunday is August 24th – that’s the first Sunday we welcome our kids to “move up” to their new grades/ages for the 2014-2015 school year. I know my soon to be 4th grader is excited to go his new 4th grade class!
During August, we’re talking about respect—showing others they are important by what you say and do.
This month our memory verse comes from 1 Peter 2:17. It just says, “Show proper respect to everyone.” (NIrV) If your child memorizes the monthly or the weekly verse and can tell it to any member of the Children’s Ministry staff, they will receive a prize!
This week, we take a look at 1 Samuel 24. We find David running from King Saul. David has the perfect opportunity to take care of King Saul but trusts God’s timing. David respects King Saul and spares His life.
Our Bottom Line is: Respect those who are in charge, even when they don’t deserve it. Not everyone in authority will deserve your respect all of the time. But God wants us to respect their position of authority and treat them with value as one created in God’s image.
We hope that as kids discover what the Bible says about respect in August, they’ll head into their new school year knowing they can respect those in charge because they know the One who’s in charge of everything.
Our curriculum, Orange, has great “Parent Cues” that we’ll be sending home each month, both in hard copy on Sunday morning and in these posts. For this week’s cue, use these conversations starters:
Ask a kid: Who in your world is often disrespected? What can you do about it?
Ask a parent: What are some of the reasons people don’t respect others?
In addition, they have live podcasts on the topic of the month. Download the podcast on www.OrangeParents.org. Also check out www.Studio252.tv and the Parent CUE App for your smartphone. I have the app and love it because it pops up and gives me conversation starters – it’s a great trigger reminding me of the weekly and monthly focus and how to bring it home. My son and I had a great discussion one week on forgiveness, using some of the questions the app popped up for me. There’s even videos and songs for the kids!
For our teachers, here’s this week’s lessons:
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