What’s ahead for August?

EGC Kids parents

This is what is ahead for your Grade School Child in August!

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 27 | Jesus Lives!

Bible Basis: : Matthew 26; 28; John 20 – 21

Bible Verse: Luke 24:6 “Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee.” 

Bible Point: Jesus died on the cross, but he came back to life. Because Jesus died for me, I am saved and can live for him!

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Jesus Is Arrested and Crucified” (pages 446 – 452)

“Jesus Is Risen!”(pages 453–458)

“Jesus Returns”(pages 459–461)

“A Net Full of Fish” (pages 462 – 465)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

After Jesus died, where was his body placed? 
(In a tomb.)

Did Jesus stay in the tomb? (No, he came out and is alive today.)

Did Jesus visit his friends after he came back to life? (Yes.)

When Jesus’ friends saw him, what did they think he was? (A ghost.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Week 5: Amped: Live Fully Alive – Confidence

Main Verse: Romans 8:38-39

Life Application: CONFIDENCE – Living like you believe what God says is true

Today’s Key Thought: Live like you believe what God says is true.

Meal Time: Make up a family handshake or special high- five that you can use to encourage each other this month.

Remember this: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

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It Has Been An Honor

Dear EGC Kids Families,

We at EGC Kids value you as a family and want to continue to serve you in ways that are engaging and encouraging for you. We have decided that the continuation of this blog is not the best way to accomplish this goal.

 

Preschool and grade school parents can still receive this information on a weekly basis from your child’s teacher, who will have a handout for you. This handout will have even more ideas on how to connect the lesson in a fun and creative way for your kids throughout the week.

 

There is also an app for grade school parents with information about what is going on in class. Since September we have been using Orange Curriculum, which has been a beneficial resource for our kids. ‘Orange combines the strength of two—yellow and red—to create the brilliance of another, Orange. By combining the critical influences of the light of the church (yellow) and the love of the family (red), Orange focuses efforts on connecting kids and parents while connecting families with the church.’* The app also has articles on milestones your child may be experiencing and you can download the app here.

It has been an honor to serve you through this blog and we are excited to see what God does next in EGC Kids.

Sincerely,

The EGC Kids Team

*quote from – http://orangeblogs.org/orangeleaders/2015/02/02/what-is-orange/
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Jesus is King!

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 LESSON 26 | Jesus: the Servant and King

Bible Basis: Matthew 21:1–11; 26:17–29; Mark 11:1–11; 14:12–25; Luke 19:29–42; 22:7–19; John12:12 – 19; 13:1 – 14:31

Bible Verse: Matthew 21:5: “See, your king comes to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey.”

Bible Point: Jesus was a king, but he was also a servant. God wants me to serve others too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“The True King”(pages427–432)

“Washing the Disciples’ Feet” (pages 437 – 441)

“The Last Supper”(pages442–445)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Why didn’t Jesus wear a crown like other kings and ride a big horse? (He was a different kind of king. He wanted to show people that it is important to be a servant to God and others.)

Who made the palm branches and the palm trees? (God.)

At the Last Supper, Jesus told the disciples that he was going to heaven. What did he say he would do there? (Prepare a new home for us!)

Who didn’t want Jesus to wash his feet? (Peter.)

Why? (He didn’t want Jesus to serve him.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Week 4: Amped: Live Fully Alive – Confidence

Main Verse: ACTS 4:1-22

Life Application: CONFIDENCE – Living like you believe what God says is true

Today’s Key Thought: When Jesus is with you, you can face anything.

Drive Time: While in the car, start a conversation with your preteen by asking the following questions. “What challenges are you facing this week?

Anything you are nervous about? What would trusting that Jesus is with you facing those challenges look like?” Give your preteen some ideas on how to face these challenges by encouraging them to pray, journal, or complete GodTime cards.

Remember this: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

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Jesus Gives Life!

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LESSON 25 | Jesus Give Life

Bible Basis: Luke 10:38 – 42; John 11:1 – 44; 12:3 – 8

Bible Verse: John 11:25: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even if he dies.’ ”

Bible Point: Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. If I believe in Jesus, he will give me eternal life in heaven!

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Mary and Martha” (pages385–390)

“Lazarus Lives Again” (pages418–422)

“A Gift for Jesus” (pages 423 – 426)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Do you think you are a good listener, like Mary?

Why didn’t Jesus tell Mary to go and help her sister? (It was more important for her to listen to him at that moment.)

How was Lazarus like Jesus? (He rose from the dead, like Jesus.)

How was Lazarus different from Jesus? (Lazarus needed Jesus’ help to rise from the dead, but Jesus rose from the dead on his own, because he is the Son of God.)

Why did Mary pour perfume on Jesus’ feet? (She wanted to show her love.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Week 3: Amped: Live Fully Alive – Confidence

Main Verse: MATTHEW 14:22-33

Life Application: CONFIDENCE – Living like you believe what God says is true

Today’s Key Thought: What distracts you from focusing on Jesus?

Bed Time: Have you ever started something big and then lost your nerve in the middle? It’s often easier to talk yourself into tackling something hard than to complete it. But you don’t have to do it on your own! Jesus is always with you and you can live with confidence that He’s got this. Pray for each other, that you will keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and ask for His help all along the way.

Remember this: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

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Do you know EGC Kids Core Truths?

 

 

 

Which one

is your

child’s favorite?

 

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 24 | Come into God’s kingdom

Bible Basis: Matthew 13:47–49; 17:24–27; 19:13–15; Mark 10:13–16; 12:41–44; Luke 18:15–17; 19:1 – 10; 21:1 – 4

Bible Verse: John 3:16: “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.”

Bible Point: People entered God’s kingdom by believing in his Son, Jesus. I can enter God’s kingdom too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“A Fishermen’s Net”(pages351–356)

“Money in a Fish” (pages 375 – 378)

“Jesus and the Children” (pages 409 – 412)

“A Short Man”(pages413–417)

“A Poor Widow’s Gift ” (pages 433 – 436)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Why do you think Jesus had Peter find the coin inside a fish? (He wanted to use this miracle to show Peter that God could provide for his needs.)

What did Jesus give to the children? (A blessing. He blessed them.)

What do you think Zacchaeus and Jesus did at his house? What would you do with Jesus at your house? (They ate dinner and hung out together.)

If you could give a really great gift to God, what would it be?

 

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 2: Amped: Live Fully Alive – Confidence

Main Verse: John 1:43-51

Life Application: CONFIDENCE – Living like you believe what God says is true

Today’s Key Thought: Find friends who help you trust Jesus.

Meal Time: Q & A for kids: Who is your best friend and why?

Q & A for parents: Which childhood friend did you get in the most trouble with? And

which friend inspired you to do better?

Remember this: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

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Learning Confidence in EGC Kids

Dear Parents,

Do you struggle with how to talk to your growing kids about tough issues?

How early should we begin teaching our children about God’s truth and design in sex and marriage?

How to guide your child in understanding what to do when faced with pornography, the transgender issue, etc?

This blog will help you to be aware of how much your child is exposed to these matters, and good conversations to help them strengthen a Godly worldview about these prevalent issues. Click on the link below!

https://protectyoungminds.org/blog/

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 23 | Jesus Rescues the Lost

Bible Basis: Matthew 8:10 – 14; Luke 10:25 – 37; 15:3 – 7, 11 – 32

Bible Verse: Luke 15:32: “But we had to celebrate and be glad. This brother of yours was dead. And now he is alive again. He was lost. And now he is found.”

Bible Point: Jesus cared for those who were lost and rescued them. He also cares about us and rescues us when we are lost.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

The Good Samaritan (pages379–384).

The Lost Sheep (pages391–396)
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The Lost Son (pages397–404).

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Why do sheep need a shepherd? (To protect them, guide them, and rescue them when they get lost.)

Do you think the Good Samaritan was like the shepherd? How? (Yes. He helped someone who was hurt and alone.)

What would have happened to the lost son if he did not go back home? (He may have lost a lot of weight or even died of hunger. He would have been lonely.)

If you ran away from God, would you be afraid to go back to him? 


Why should we never be afraid to run to God when we need help? 


See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 1: Amped: Live Fully Alive – Confidence

Main Verse: Daniel 3

Life Application: CONFIDENCE – Living like you believe what God says is true

Today’s Key Thought: Trust that God is always with you.

Morning Time: When you see your child in the morning, tell them or text them, “Don’t forget that God is always with you!”

Remember this: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

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What’s ahead in JULY?

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LESSON 22 | We Can Always Trust Jesus

Bible Basis: Matthew 14; John 9

Bible Verse: Matthew 14:31: “Right away Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘Your faith is so small!’ he said. ‘Why did you doubt me?’

Bible Point: Many people in the Bible trusted Jesus. I can trust Jesus with my problems too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Jesus Feeds Thousands” (pages 357 – 363)

“Jesus Walks on Water” (pages 364 – 370)

“Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar” (pages 371 – 374)

“Ten Lepers” (pages 405 – 408)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

What does it mean to trust someone? (Answers will vary. Here’s the definition the children learned this week: believing someone will do what he or she has promised.)

Did the blind man trust Jesus to heal him? (Yes.)

What amazing thing did Jesus do during the storm? (He walked on the water.)

The ten lepers trusted Jesus to heal them, but nine of the lepers forgot to do something important. What did they forget? (They forgot to thank Jesus for healing them.)

Week 4: Amped: Live Fully Alive – Confidence

Main Verse: 1 Kings 18

Life Application: CONFIDENCE – Living like you believe what God says is true

Today’s Key Question: How would you live if you believed God could do the impossible?

Bed Time: Is there something in your life that seems impossible? Facing something big like that can make you feel helpless. But here’s the awesome thing to remember: God can do anything! You can live with confidence knowing that God can take away that obstacle in front of you or maybe carry you right through it. Pray that God will help you see how big He is so that you can live with confidence in Him.

Remember this: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

EGC Kids parents

This is what is ahead for your Child in Grade School in July!

 

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