God is the all-powerful, Creator of the universe. There is no one else who has the position or power of God. We can’t help but respond to Him with respect.
When it comes to people, everyone is important for two reasons: God made them in His image and Jesus died for them. That’s why respect is also a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God. Our monthly verse comes from 1 Peter 2:17a.
RESPECT is a response to the character of God.
For our elementary aged kiddos:
In James 2:1-4, 8-9, we discover that people in the early church struggled with how to respect people who were different from them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others.
Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.
LAST WEEK, we started our discussion of our Wonderful World in week one with the land and the plants. God made the land and all the amazing things that grow in it. Children will have an opportunity to dig in the dirt and look at flowers. Investigating with all five of their senses helps preschoolers learn! Our story focus is God made the land and plants, and they are wonderful. The children will hear (some for the first time) that God made the very land they are standing on! God made every food that they eat and every flower that they see. Everywhere they look, they can see something that God made.
Not only did God make the land and plants, but He made the water and the sky too! THIS WEEK, preschoolers will have opportunities to investigate water and talk about the seasons that are determined by the sun in the sky. This week’s story focus is God made the water and sky, and they are wonderful. Every preschooler loves to play in water, but it may come as a surprise to them that God made all that water they love so much. This is also a great opportunity to introduce the concept that the sun is a star too and that it’s so close to us that it determines our seasons. How awesome is God that He gave us the sun, the moon and the stars!?
Here’s this week’s lessons/schedules:
Don’t forget, we are still 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! Move Up Sunday is just around the corner – be sure to let Stacy know how you are called to serve during the 2017-2018 school year since new schedules start 8/27/17.
Thanks! See you Sunday!