This Year is Going Fast!

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

LESSON 14 | Loving God Completely

Bible Basis: Ruth 1:1 – 4:22; 2 Kings 22:1 – 23:3; Esther 1:1 – 10:3

Bible Verse: Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength and with all your mind.”

Bible Point: Esther, Ruth, and Josiah all loved God above everything else. I can also love God with all my heart, mind, and strength!

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“The Brave Queen” (pages 240 – 246)

“Ruth and Naomi” (pages 152 – 155)

“Boy King Josiah” (pages 235 – 239)

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

What did King Josiah read to all the people so they could make up their minds to follow God? (God’s law.)

Queen Esther followed God with her heart by asking the king to do what? (To not listen to his adviser Haman; to change the bad law that was made; to protect the Jews from being killed.)

Ruth used her strength to collect something out in the field. What was it? (Grain.)

What three things can we use to love God? (Our heart, mind, and strength.)

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Week 5: Road Trip – Patience

Main Verse: Genesis 25-34

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: When you think you can’t wait, think twice.

Ask: What could you miss out on by not waiting?

Bed Time: Share what you think it means to “think twice.” Talk about a situation in which you know the other person is likely to act too quickly before thinking about it. It might be how they respond when taking turns, or how a parent handles waiting in line. What would it look like to “think twice?” Pray that God will help you to “think twice” any time you’re tempted to be impatient this week.

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

EGC Kids parents,

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

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God Gives Good Gifts!

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LESSON 13 | God Gives Good Gifts

Bible Basis: 1 Kings 19:19 – 21; 2 Kings 2:1 – 13; 4:1 – 7, 8 – 17; 5:1 – 15

Bible Verse: James 1:17: “Every good and perfect gift is from God. It comes down from the Father.”

Bible Point: God gives good gifts to his people. I can thank God for every good gift in my life!

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Chariot of Fire” (pages 216 – 221)

“Jars of Oil” (pages 222 – 225)

“Elisha’s Room” (pages 226 – 229)

“Naaman Is Healed” (pages 230 – 234)

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

What did God give to Elisha? (God gave Elisha power through the Spirit of God.)

What did God give to the poor woman who was running out of money? (God allowed her to have enough oil to pay a debt for her family.)

Elisha stayed at a couple’s home several times. What did they do for Elisha? (They gave Elisha his own room.)

What did God do for Naaman? (He healed Naaman from leprosy.)

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Week 4: Road Trip – Patience

Main Verse: Exodus 32:1-35

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true.

Ask: What can you think about when it’s hard to wait?

Bed Time: At the heart of Easter is Jesus, God’s Son, who lived on Earth and then chose to give up His life in our place. Because Jesus is alive, it means that everything He said is true. If you’ve made a choice to follow Jesus, pray together and thank God for giving you new life with Him. If you’re still not sure, pray and ask that God would show you the truth of Easter and who Jesus is.

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

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How Can We Serve You?

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LESSON 12 | God Helps Us Make Good Choices when We are Afraid

Bible Basis: 1 Kings 3:5– 10:13; 16:29– 17:16; 18:1–46

Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1: “God is our place of safety . . . He is always there to help us in times of trouble.”

Bible Point: God helped his people when they were afraid. He can help me make good choices when I am afraid too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“The Wise King” (pages 194 – 200)

“God Watches Over Elijah” (pages 201 – 205)

“Elijah Helps a Widow” (pages 206 – 208)

“Fire From Heaven” (pages 209 – 215)

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

Where did Solomon’s wisdom come from? (God.)

Do you think God could give you wisdom if you asked for it?

Can you remember a time when you were afraid? What did you do?

Think about what Elijah did when he was afraid. What are some things that you can do when you are afraid? (Pray to God, trust in God, ask God for help, ask God what to do.)

 

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Week 3: Road Trip – Patience

Main Verse: Proverbs 14:29

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool.

Ask: What do you do when it’s hard to wait?

Drive Time: Plan a fun night as a family for the end of the month and tell them they can invite a friend. When you are in the car, talk through the details of what you want to do. Challenge them to only talk about it while in the car and if they can be patient and wait well, the more fun you will plan for them. Remind them that this is an example of something that is worth the wait!

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

We at EGC Kids anticipate each and every Sunday the joy of working with your children and showing them the love of Christ. We hope we can support you in prayers during the week. Please let any of us know how we can better serve you and your children.

Much Love,

Pastor Donne and the EGC Kids Family

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EGC Kids Learning Patience

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LESSON 11 | A Heart for God

Bible Basis: 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.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“A Good Heart” (pages 168 – 172)

“David and Goliath” (pages 173 – 180)

“Best Friends” (pages 181 – 185)

“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.

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

 

 

 

Week 2: Road Trip – Patience

Main Verse: 1 SAMUEL 1:6-2:1

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it.

Ask: When is it hard to have patience?

Meal Time:

Q & A for kids: What part of your Easter celebration do you find hardest to wait for?

Q & A for parents: What Easter traditions did your family have when you were a child?

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

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Happy Easter from EGC Kids!

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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.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 1: Easter – Patience

Main Verse: Psalm 27:14 

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: Jesus is alive!

Ask: How do you celebrate Easter?

Morning Time: Write a special note with a treat inside of an Easter egg and put it in your preteen’s bathroom. Tell them, “Patience means you are grateful for what you have. I am so glad I have you!”

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

Dear Parents,

Do you struggle of 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/

 

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EGC Kids: What’s going on next week?!

 

 

 

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

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

Week 4: Jump Ball – Peace

Main Verse: Genesis 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31

Life Application: PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

Today’s Topic: We can make peace with others because God made peace with us.

Ask: Who do you need to make peace with?

Morning Time: Leave a note in your kids backpack with the question, “ How can you be a peacemaker today?” Remind them of a positive peacemaking quality they have in the note as encouragement or inspiration.

Remember this: “So let us do all we can do to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV

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; John 12:12 – 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”(pages 427–432)

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

“ The Last Supper”(pages 442–445)

 

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

Dear Parents,

 

Easter Sunday we are celebrating the resurrection by having a time of water baptism in our Lima 10:00 am and Henrietta 10:30 am service!

If your child wants to be water baptized watch this fun video by Pastor Greg and fill out this form. See you Easter Sunday!

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Special Announcement!

We at EGC are hosting our first ever Easter EGG DROP!

Saturday, March 24th from 10:30 to Noon at our Lima campus.

Thousands of colorful fun-filled eggs falling from the sky and awesome games to bless our community.

Mark your calendar and come join the fun!

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

 

 

 

LESSON 10 | Listen for God’s Directions

Bible Basis: 1 Samuel 1:1-20; 3:1-21; 8:1-10:27

Bible Verse: Psalm 32:8: “I will guide you and teach you the way you should go. I will give you good advice and watch over you.”

Bible Point: God gave Samuel directions in his time of trouble. When I listen, God gives me directions too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Hannah’s Prayer” (pages 156 – 159)

“A Voice in the Night” (pages 160-163)

“Israel’s First King” (pages 164 – 167)

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

Have you ever ask God to help you out? When?

How do you think God is helping our family?

What is something you want to talk to God about today?

Who was the main character you learned about this week? (Samuel)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

 

 

Week 3: Jump Ball – Peace

Main Verse: 1 Samuel 25:1-35

Life Application: PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

Today’s Topic: Prove you care more about others by being part of the solution.

Ask: What are ways you can be a peacemaker?

Drive Time: Make a peace challenge the entire month to not argue in the car with siblings, parents, or friends. As a group, pick a special prize and put it in the car as a reminder to keep the peace. Whoever does the best job keeping peace throughout the month, will win the prize!

Remember this: “So let us do all we can do to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV

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