Our Elementary Children are continuing to learn about Stewardship this Sunday as we talk about how we use our time.
In Psalm 24:1, we read, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, (NIV). In other words, whatever we have isn’t really ours. God created the entire world—the land and sea, planets and galaxies, animals and people. And when people create, those people do so because of the gift and talents that God gave them. It’s our job to take care of what God has loaned us for a time to use in order to bring Him glory.
Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan. He used what He had—from bread and fish, to dirt and spit—to perform miracles, helping people see and eat. Everything Jesus did showed us how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.
Key Question: How can you best use your time? Kids are just starting to become aware of time. We’ll help kids begin to realize that we only have so much time, so how we use it matters to God. Kids will wrestle through the ways they spend their time now and figure out what needs to change to use their time wisely. Really, this is a question we hope small group leaders and parents ask themselves as they lead their kids. Everyone can benefit by taking a look at how they’re spending the time God has given to them.
With that in mind, we continue looking at stewardship with another Psalm. In Psalm 90:12, Moses writes,Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom, (NIV). Moses reminds us that when we take time to think about the time God has given us, we have an opportunity to use our time wisely.
Bottom Line: Use your time wisely. We only have so much time while we’re here on earth, but every day God gives us is a chance for us to do something that matters. We can waste our time or use it to do something significant. We pray that kids will make every moment they have count.
Our Preschoolers will continue to talk about David and his trust in God.
Once David had proved that he was brave and strong by protecting his sheep and defeating Goliath, King Saul asked him to lead his troops into battle. God was with David and helped him win battle after battle. Our preschoolers will learn that God can help me do anything!
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