It’s here, it’s here, Move Up Sunday is here!! New school year, here we come! It’s time for kids to enter their 2017-2018 grade/age group.
Click HERE for some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Move Up Sunday. And join us in the courtyard for ice cream!
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:
We head to 1 Samuel 24 and find David running away from King Saul. Yet, when David had a clean shot at taking out Saul, he decided to respect the position God gave King Saul. David took the high-road and let God take care of the situation between them.
Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge. We can’t only respect people in charge because they have earned our respect. We should show them respect because God made them and God gave them their authority.
For our preschoolers:
So far this month, we have heard how God made the land and plants, water and the sky, and animals, too! In our final week of the month, we celebrate you and you and you. God made people! Isn’t that awesome? We’ll spend time looking in mirrors and talking about what makes each one of us different from the other. We’ll hop on the feet God gave us and clap the hands He created. This is an incredible week where we look each child in the eye and say, “God made YOU!”
The story focus for week four is God made people, and they are wonderful. People truly are God’s most wonderful creation. they were made to be in relationship with Him and given special qualities no other creation was given. We are able to love and care for one another. We are able to share God’s love with others. We are special because God made us that way.
Here’s this week’s lessons/schedules:
Thanks! See you Sunday!