We are so thankful for our servants that we want to serve them for a change! We want to serve them breakfast THIS Sunday, May 21st, starting at 9a in room 122 (the Children’s Ministry Workroom). So come a little early and nosh with us! It’s a drop in, grab a plate and a drink kind of morning – fellowship as little or as long as you can on your way to worship or Sunday school or on your way out. We’ll have food in there until 1115a-ish. You spend so much time feeding our children the word of God, the least we can do is feed you! So plan to join us, bring your family, too, there’ll be plenty to share!! XOXO
Determination is a response of the character of God.
Throughout Scripture, we can discover that God has been faithful to His people. He rescued them from slavery in Egypt. He sent Jesus to rescue us from our sin. He remained faithful to the early church as they spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. When we see how God gave His people what they needed to continue following Him, we can respond with determination believing that God will give us what we need to finish what we start.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us have determination.
When Jesus gave His disciples the incredible mission of spreading the message of the Gospel throughout the world, He didn’t make them do it alone. Instead, He sent the Holy Spirit to empower them to show faith and determination in the face of whatever might happen along the way. When we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit empowers us to finish what we start.
We think it’s important for us to help our kids and families discover more about determination—deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.
Our Memory Verse for May comes from Galatians 6:9.
In Galatians 6:9, we read, “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up” (NIrV). When Paul wrote this verse to the church at Galatia, he encouraged the followers of Jesus to show determination and keep doing good. We may not see results right away, but in time, God will help us see that finishing what we started was worth all of the effort.
Let’s see how determination shows up in the early church and the first followers of Jesus as they worked to accomplish the mission He had for them.
For our elementary age kids:
In Ephesians 6:10-18, we read a portion of a letter Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus. The early church is feeling attacked from all sides, and Paul encourages them by reminding them how the Holy Spirit can help them. We have armor that stand against anything that we might face in this world.
Bottom Line: God gives you what you need to keep going. We pray that through this lesson, kids will realize all they have available to them right now to help them show determination when they feel like giving up.
For our preschool age kids:
It’s time to “Come to the Castle” and hear stories from the King. We can’t wait to share both this theme and these stories with you. As we travel through the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hagar, Gideon, and Daniel, your preschoolers will learn that . . . …
God is always with me.
God hears me and gives me what I need.
God teaches me the way to go.
God protects me.
It’s a fantastic month that is sure to help your preschoolers know that God is with them all the time, and God’s got it.
Here’s this week’s lessons:
See you Sunday!