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 Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul writes about God’s clear instruction to honor our parents. But he wasn’t the first one in the Bible to say this. Moses said this way back in Deuteronomy 5:16 when God’s people were entering the promised land. Honoring one’s parents is foundational to showing respect to God.
Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect your parents. Showing respect to our parents can be difficult, but it is something God wants us to do. Since God put us in our families, we pray that our kids will start to understand how respecting their parents is related to how they can show respect to God. And He can help us respect them even when it’s difficult.
So far this month, we have heard how God made the land and plants, and He made the water and the sky too! THIS WEEK is every preschooler’s favorite one. It’s time to talk about animals. They will have an awesome time mooing and quacking and oinking all while they learn about the amazing animals God made. The story focus this week is God made the animals, and they are wonderful. God made each and every animal unique and gave it certain characteristics to help it live. Giraffes have longs necks so they can eat the leaves in the trees. Elephants have amazing noses to help them do a variety of things. Help your preschoolers see the wonder of God’s creation as you share about the amazing animals He made.
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 NEXT SUNDAY – 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. Click HERE for some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Move Up Sunday. And join us in the courtyard for ice cream that day!
Thanks! See you Sunday!