This Sunday we will continue our discussion on Gratitude with our Elementary children.
Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and you. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Through the month, we’ll help kids refocus on all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.
GOD VIEW: the connection between Gratitude and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. Gratitude is a response to the character of God.
Key Question: What do you do when you don’t feel grateful? Kids will learn soon enough, that sometimes it’s hard to feel grateful. Through asking this question, we hope kids will come away with a plan to refocus on what really matters and discover how they can show gratitude.
In Matthew 20:1-15, we’ll dig into a parable Jesus told one day about some vineyard workers. In the story, a few of the workers started making comparisons to what others were getting paid and became ungrateful and started complaining. Then, at the end of the day, they had a bad attitude because they thought it wasn’t fair.
Bottom Line: Adjust your attitude. We can change our whole outlook on life if we take the time to refocus and think about all that we’ve been given. We pray that kids will see their own life differently and discover all the ways can show gratitude.
The 3rd Graders will be attending worship services for Bible Blessings this Sunday. We will resume the normal schedule for 3rd graders attending Large Group this week. Congratulations to all our 3rd Grade Bible Graduates!
During week two, our Preschoolers will learn all about the Lord’s Prayer. Our preschoolers will hear how Jesus taught them how to pray and practice praying the way He modeled. Preschoolers will learn that they can pray anytime, anywhere, and about anything. That’s something to be thankful about!
ROCK Stars Meet this Sunday Night from 5:00-7:00! All 4th and 5th Graders welcome!!!
This Week’s Lessons: