In the Grade School classroom:
Week 3: Work it out – Commitment
Main Verse: MATTHEW 16:13-20 – Who do you say that I am?
Life Application: COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice
Todays Topic: Practice talking about God.
Ask: What do you and God talk about most?
Drive Time: When you get in the car, pick a challenge to commit to for the ride. Like no screentime, or toys, or radio. Get creative and know you are making a plan and putting it into practice!
Remember this: “Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV
LESSON 3 | God Has Plans For Us
Bible Basis: Genesis 12 – 18; 21; 24 – 25
Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11: “ ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ announces the Lord. ‘I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come.’ ”
Bible Point: God had plans for Abraham. God also has plans for me.
Resource: The Beginner Bible
“A New Home” (pages 39–45)
“The Visitors” (pages 46–51)
“A Bride for Isaac” (pages 52 – 57)
TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.
Do you have any plans for today?
For when you grow up?
What kinds of plans do you think God has for you?
For your family?
What was God’s plan for Abraham?
(To move to a new land and have a son.)
How can you be like Abraham?
(Love God, obey God, talk with God, follow God no matter how scary it feels sometimes.)
See take-home sheet from your Preschool Volunteer for other suggestions
The holidays have settled down and a routine is starting to set in!
Don’t get routine in your interaction with your kids.
Do out of the ordinary during the monotony of the winter season.
Kids need creativity and they need to see it from you!!!
- Build a fort with all the pillows and blankets in your house and create an imaginary world that opens up the opportunity to get silly with your kids.
- Plan a surprise movie night, Pj’s, popcorn and hot cocoa are easy and memorable additions.
- Get bundled up, go sledding with your little one or go on a nature scavenger hunt with a stop at a local coffee shop to talk about what you found! Warm up with something hot to drink (I say coffee shop because after that activity every Mom or Dad may need a bit of caffeine to recharge or just treat yourself).
- Go through your photobooks and talk about family stories and how great God is!
- Pull out those games and puzzles and turn off the t.v. and just be fun and silly together.
Activities like this do take energy and effort. But who best to spend that energy and effort on but our favorite kids on the planet!
As Always; HAVE FUN!