Uniqueness is a reflection of the character of God.
In Deuteronomy 6:4, Moses tells the Israelites, “Israel, listen to me. The LORD is our God. The LORD is the one and only God.” (NIrV)
No one is like our God. And God created people in His image. Every single person on earth is unique. We have DNA, personalities, experiences, and relationships that make us different from each other. This makes us uniquely wired and wonderfully made.
Only Jesus could rescue us.
Jesus, as the Son of God, was fully God and fully man. No one else before or since has been able to make that claim. Jesus was uniquely positioned to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. He alone could live the perfect life, die a human death, yet be raised to life again. And because of that, we can now experience a renewed relationship with God and live with Him forever.
Because we are uniquely made in God’s image, we think it’s important for us to help our kids and families discover more about what that means. This month, we take a closer look at the idea of uniqueness—discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.
In Ephesians 2:10, we read, We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do. (NIrV) God has a plan for each of us. He invites us into the work He’s been doing in the world since the beginning of time to bring people to Him. God made us to be part of that!
As we help kids discover more about the way God uniquely created them, we’ll look at some people in the Bible and find out how God used their uniqueness to help Him change the world.
For our elementary age kids:
Next, we head to Acts 16:11-15 and meet a woman named Lydia. Paul and Silas were traveling around and telling people about Jesus. In the city of Philippi, they headed down to the city riverbank where they thought they’d find people worshipping God. While they were there they met Lydia, a wealthy business owner. Lydia used her gift of hospitality to make Paul and Silas feel welcomed. She used her gifts to help others feel loved.
Bottom Line: God made you to love others. God has given each of us gifts that we can use to show love to others. We pray that kids will realize that part of what it means to be created in God’s image includes reflecting His love to the people in the world around them.
For our preschool age kids:
Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.
Throughout the summer, our preschoolers will be introduced to people in the Bible who did amazing things while they were still kids. They rocked because they did what God wanted them to do, and our preschoolers can do that too.
In July, Daniel, Miriam, Josiah, a young boy and his lunch and Timothy will continue to help our preschoolers learn that they can do what God wants them to do.
Here’s this week’s lessons:
Don’t forget, we are now on our Summer schedule, so all classes are combined by grade (ex: Kindergarten A and Kindergarten B are combined into one Kindergarten class in the A room). Be sure to welcome new faces from the other class that you may not know!
Thanks! See you Sunday!