From Pastor Donne’s Desk: A Family Activity!
Head out in the sunshine with your Toddler, Preschooler and/or Grade schooler and find with your children the amazing things God has created. Talk to them about how great and creative God is. Remind them that God did and equally wonderful job making them! Make it a game, encourage messes, laugh and have fun!
Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!
Lesson 11: A Heart for God
1 Samuel 15:1 – 17:51; 18:1 – 20:42;
2 Samuel 1:1 – 2:4;
1 Kings 2:1 – 3;
Psalm 23:1 – 6
Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7b: “Man looks at how someone appears on the outside. But I look at what is in the heart.”
Bible Point: David had a heart for God. I can have a heart for God, too.
“A Good Heart” (pages 168 – 172)
“David and Goliath” (pages 173 – 180)
“King David” (pages 186 – 189)
“The Lord Is My Shepherd” (pages 190 – 193)
TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.
- God saw that David had a good heart. What do you think God sees in your heart?
- Why did people think that David wouldn’t be able to defeat Goliath? (David was small, and Goliath was big. David only had a slingshot and stones and no armor.)
- What kinds of “big” things can you ask for God’s help with? (Doing the right thing when other people aren’t, being a good example to a younger sibling or friend, telling someone about Jesus, etc.)
- If you had a king, like Saul or David, here on earth, what would you want him to be like?
- How can you show people that you have love in your heart for them? (Hug them, be nice to them, do something thoughtful for them, etc.)
See take home sheet for other suggestions
Unity: Johnny Tremain Ankles!
As Children of God, we can learn to work together so we can gain everything God has for us, working together sets each of us up to fulfill the call God has for us
IN THE CAR: Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:
- What was the game about today?
- What was the goal of the game?
- Do you think the game was easy or hard for you?
- What was your role on the team? (encourager, follower, leader, etc.)
- What did you have to change about what you were doing to begin working together with your team?
- We read from Ephesians 4:11-13… how long should we encourage on another (Hint: look at verse 13).
- How would you like to begin encouraging (brother, sister, friend, family member etc)?
- Encourage them as they follow through with their choice to encourage their friend!! Make it fun and get involved!