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 start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant.
Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world.
We will start 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.
Here’s this week’s lessons/schedules:
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!