Kid City Times 12/09/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

Jesus is Born

Genesis 1: 1-23

Song:

  • Joy to the World!

 

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Questions regarding the Story:

  • Will you share the good news? God is with us. Jesus’s birth is good news for all people. Jesus is God. Jesus is our Creator who made everything. Jesus is the King of God’s people and he rules over everything too! Jesus was born as a little baby and who lived a perfect life only to die for our sins and rescue us! We can tell the good news to our friends and family. Think of a friend who you can tell the good news to!


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: We Give our time/talents

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Scripture

Luke 10:25-37

Memory Verse

John 3:16, first part  (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” 

Matthew 6:21 (Elementary)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also


Big Picture Question:

Why do we give to others? Because Christ gave his life for us!

What We Learned

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This past Sunday was our last week in our Giv series! We talked about how each one of has a gift or talent/skill that God has blessed us with to use for his glory! We can’t necessarily give our talents and gifts to others but we can use them to show how to love like God loves us. In the lesson we talked about a story that Jesus told. The story talked about a priest and his assistant walked by a beat up and poor man and they did nothing to help him; they simply walked passed him. Shortly afterwards a Samaritan came and saw the man and helped him, fed him and provided him with a place to stay to recover! The significance of this story is that Samaritans were not known for being that kind and loving but priests and their assistants were known for that; as a matter of fact they were expected to do things like that! Jesus’ point in telling this story is that anyone can show the love of God, regardless of your title and place in life!

Jesus Connection

Jesus’ entire ministry was one of generosity. He used His gifts to heal, teach, and help others. He went to the cross and sacrificed His life for ours. Because of His generosity, we can be forgiven of our sin when we trust Him as our Lord!



Kid City Times 12/02/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

Adam and Eve Disobey

Genesis 1: 1-23

Song:

  • This Little Light of Mine

 

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Questions regarding the Story:

  • Can you think of a time you disobeyed? WE all disobey God, but Jesus still loves us. Jesus is the savior God promised. Jesus fights against all evil and Sin.

  • Who brings us back to God? Jesus is our only way back to God!


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: 10/40 Presentation

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Scripture

N/A

Memory Verse

John 3:16, first part  (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” 

Matthew 6:21 (Elementary)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also


Big Picture Question:

N/A

What We Learned

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This past Sunday we had the Johnson’s give a special presentation to the students about Lebanon and the Conflicts in Syria. It was very encouraging to see the students engaged during the presentation and showing them that things aren’t as easy for our brothers and sisters in Christ in some foreign nations. Pre-school and Elementary were given the opportunity to write letters to the children in Lebanon letting them know that we are thinking about them and praying for them! This was an awesome opportunity to see how the students were able to understand who they were writing to and why they were writing to them!

Jesus Connection

One of Jesus’ great commands was for us to go out and make disciples and to spread the good news of the gospel and this past week we got to participate with the students in a glimpse of that by letting the children in Lebanon know that they are loved and prayed for by our church!



Kid City times 11/25/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

God Makes Everything

Genesis 1: 1-23

 

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Song:

My God Is So Big

Questions regarding the Story:

  • What is your favorite thing God has made? God made Everything. He was happy with the world he made. He wants you to enjoy it too so think about what your favorite thing that God created is!

  • Do you know how many people God started with? Just 2!


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: We give our stuff

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Scripture

Leviticus 25:35-38, Psalm 41:1, Matthew 6:19-21

Memory Verse

John 3:16, first part  (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…” 

Matthew 6:21 (Elementary)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also


Big Picture Question:

Why do we give to others? Yes! Because Christ gave his life for us!


 

What We Learned

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For the next few weeks we are going to take a step back from genesis and talk about generosity since the holidays are coming up. We want the students in Kid City to be aware of what it means to be truly generous and how important it is to the point the it goes beyond just the holidays! The holidays do remind us to be generous but we as Christians are called to live a generous life consistently and that does not mean just with our money. These next few weeks we are going to learn how and talk about how sacrificial and generous Jesus was and how he is the reason that we have the blessing to go out and be generous with our time, money, love and with the good news of the gospel!!

Jesus Connection

Jesus displayed the ultimate example of storing up treasures in heaven by dying on the cross so that everyone could have the opportunity to be saved from their sin and follow Him.



Kid City times 11/18/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

God Makes Everything

Genesis 1: 1-23

 

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Song:

My God Is So Big

Questions regarding the Story:

  • What is your favorite thing God has made? God made Everything. He was happy with the world he made. He wants you to enjoy it too so think about what your favorite thing that God created is!

  • Do you know how many people God started with? Just 2!


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: God gives Abram a new name

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Scripture

Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7, 22:18

Memory Verse

John 3:16, first part  (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…” 

Matthew 6:21 (Elementary)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also


Big Picture Question:

Can we trust in God’s Promises? Yes! He always fulfills his promises


 

What We Learned

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This Past Sunday we talked about the introduction of Isaac into the world! God had always promised Sarah and Abraham a child bore by Sarah but they never really knew when. In fact, when God promised Abraham a child, Abraham was already around 70 years old! This in turn led to Sarah laughing at the possibility of having a child that old. God promised Abraham that His descendants would become a great nation. But Abraham and Sarah had to wait a very long time for this promise to come true. Eventually, God did come through as he always does and the child was to be named Isaac, which meant ‘laughter’. This name was to remind Sarah of when she laughed at the thought of having a child at such an old age but it is also to remind everyone that God always comes through with his promises!

Jesus Connection

Abraham and Sarah had to wait a very long time, but God did fulfill His promise. And God had made a bigger promise to Abraham: that the whole world would be blessed through his line. It took thousands of years for God to fulfill that promise! Jesus, who fulfilled this promise when He blessed the whole world through his sacrifice on the cross, came to Earth by being born in the line of Abraham thousands of years later.



Kid City Times 11/11/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

God Makes Everything

Genesis 1: 1-23

 

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Song:

My God Is So Big

Questions regarding the Story:

  • What is your favorite thing God has made? God made Everything. He was happy with the world he made. He wants you to enjoy it too so think about what your favorite thing that God created is!

  • Do you know how many people God started with? Just 2!


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: God gives Abram a new name

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Scripture

Genesis 13, 18-19; 2 Peter 2:6-8

Memory Verse

John 3:16, first part  (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…” 

Genesis 15:6 (Elementary)
 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Big Picture Question:

Why was Lot saved from God’s wrath? Because he listened and trusted the Lord!


 

What We Learned

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This past Sunday we shifted from Abraham and talked about Lot, who was Abraham’s nephew. They had parted ways earlier since their group was becoming very large. Lot settled into a city called Sodom. God knew that Sodom and Gomorrah were cities that were full of very serious sin. God sent 2 angels to Sodom to visit Lot who had been struggling with living in a place full of sin. We don’t know how much the people of Sodom and Gomorrah influenced Lot into doing wrong, but the Bible does tell us that “...his righteous soul was tormented by the lawless deeds he saw and heard” (2 Peter 2:8). Eventually the angels led Lot and his family out as fire fell from the sky, destroying the cities. The angels warned them not to look back or they themselves would be swept away, but Lot’s wife did look back and she was instantly turned into a pillar of salt.

Jesus Connection

Lot’s righteousness was not based on being perfect or doing more good things than bad. It is based on him trusting God, even if his faith was not perfect. Jesus was the only human to walk the earth perfectly. His death on the cross allows us to be able to be forgiven of our sins and seen as righteous if we place our faith in Him!



Kid City Times 11/04/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

God Makes Everything

Genesis 1: 1-23

 

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Song:

My God Is So Big

Questions regarding the Story:

  • What is your favorite thing God has made? God made Everything. He was happy with the world he made. He wants you to enjoy it too so think about what your favorite thing that God created is!

  • Do you know how many people God started with? Just 2!


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: God gives Abram a new name

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Scripture

Genesis 17:1-10, 15-21; Revelation 2:17, 21:1-7

Memory Verse

John 3:16, first part  (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…” 

Genesis 15:6 (Elementary)
 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Big Picture Question:

Why did God give Abraham and new name? To show that he belonged to God!


 

What We Learned

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Almost 25 years had passed since God first called Abram to move to Canaan, and more than 10 years since God had promised Abram would have a son. But Sarai, Abram’s wife, still didn’t have a child. She was really old (90 years old!) by this time so everyone thought the idea of her having a baby was crazy! But when Abram was 99 years old God spoke to him again and reminded him of His promise. He even gave Abram a new name. God reminded Abram (who is now Abraham) of the everlasting promise that ensured Abraham and his descendants the land of Canaan. God even changed Sarai’s name to Sarah because the name Sarah means “mother of nations.” Not only was God promising that one day Abraham and Sarah would have a child, but He promised that they would have so many descendants they wouldn’t even be able to count them all! The reason God changed Sarai’s name and Abram’s name was to show them that they belonged to God!

Jesus Connection

God gave Abraham a new name because Abraham now belonged to Him. But one day God will give all of His children, those who have placed their faith in Him, new names. Those who have given their life to Christ will be given new bodies, new names, a new Heaven and a new Earth to live in and forever praise Jesus!


Kid City Times 10/28/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

Jesus Opens the Book:

Revelation 4-5:21

 

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Song:

This Little Light of Mine

Questions regarding the Stories:

  • Will God’s people finally be rescued? Yes! When Jesus comes back, he will fix our broken world. There will be no more sin or sickness. There will be no more crying or pain.


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Abram and God’s Promise

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Scripture

Genesis:16, 21:1-21

Memory Verse

Romans 10:9  (Preschool)
“Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” 

Genesis 15:6 (Elementary)
 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Big Picture Question:

Are any families on Earth perfect? No! Only God’s family is perfect!


 

What We Learned

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In today’s lesson we continue to learn about Abram (who will later be called Abraham) and the the covenant God made with him. God promised Abram a really big family! There were times that Abram did not trust God and today’s lesson was about one of those times. Abram’s wife, Sarai, had not had any children and was frustrated and impatient. Sarai had a slave called Hagar and she told Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family.” So now Abram has two wives! Sarai was so old, she did not trust God to fulfill His promise of giving Abram a son, so they tried to take things into their own hands. After Hagar became pregnant, her relationship with Sarai got much worse. Sarai treated Hagar so badly that she ran away. At this point God sent an angel to intervene and was able to convince Hagar to come back. Ishmael was born later (son of Hagar and Abram). But some time later, Sarai herself became pregnant, just as the Lord had promised. Once she had her son, Isaac, she became jealous of Hagar and her child. So she had Abram send Hagar and her son away. God never left Hagar however and the boy grew and became an archer.

Jesus Connection

No family is perfect. But Jesus came to this world as a perfect example to us. He loved everyone and, when He died for our sins, He gave us an opportunity to join His family. So for those who decide to place your faith in Jesus, they will get to be a part of His perfect kingdom and His perfect family forever!


Kid City Times 10/14/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Bible Story:

Jesus Opens the Book:

Revelation 4-5:21

 

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Song:

This Little Light of Mine

Questions regarding the Stories:

  • Will God’s people finally be rescued? Yes! When Jesus comes back, he will fix our broken world. There will be no more sin or sickness. There will be no more crying or pain.


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Abram and God’s Promise

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Scripture

Genesis 13:14-17, 15:2-5

Memory Verse

Romans 10:9  (Preschool)
“Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” 

Genesis 15:6 (Elementary)
 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Big Picture Question:

Why shouldn’t we worry about having enough? Because God gives us more than we need!


 

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What We Learned

In today’s lesson we continue to learn about Abram (who will later be called Abraham) and the the covenant God made with him. God promised Abram a really big family! And this would not just be referring to his children, but his children’s children, and his children’s children’s children; all of his descendants. In that time, it was a big deal to have a big family. One reason for this was back then, the most basic things, even food and water, were not so easy to get. People did not just have fridges they could open when they wanted food. It took a lot of hard work, so even the kids had to help. And the more kids you had, the more work could get done. It was through this promise that we got a many of the eventual characters that will be covered in genesis and the books to come such as Mary (Jesus’ mom)!

Jesus Connection

We know that Abram had many descendants, but keep in mind that one of his descendants was Mary, that is, Mary the mother of Jesus! So Jesus was also a descendant of Abram! This means that when God blessed Abram, he also blessed us by allowing Jesus to come to earth by being born from Mary and to go on to save us from our sins by dying on the cross! This was God’s plan all along. And it was more than we could ever earn or deserve, but it was because He loves us so much that he gave us that gift anyways! And those who place their faith in Jesus will get to enjoy God’s great blessings for all of eternity!


Kid City Times 10/07/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What is Sin?
Anything we think, want or do that displeases God

How am I forgiven of sin?
By believing in Jesus and asking him for forgiveness.

 

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Memory Verses

Romans 3:23

"Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God's glory." (NIrV)

1 John 1:9
“God is faithful and fair. If we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins.” (NIrV)

Story: Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark
Genesis 2:4-3:24 (Adam and Eve) and Genesis 5:32-10:1 (Noah and the Ark)

Questions regarding the Stories:

  • Why did Adam and Eve have to leave the Garden?

  • What did Adam and Eve do?

  • Was Noah obedient to God’s orders or disobedient?

  • Why did God decide to flood the world?


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Abram and God’s Promise

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Scripture

Genesis 12-13

Memory Verse

Romans 10:9  (Preschool)
“Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” 

Genesis 12:12 (Elementary)
 “I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Big Picture Question:

What did Abram have to do to follow God? Trust Him! 

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What We Learned

This past Sunday’s story took place generations after the Tower of Babel. In it we see a man who does the right thing and listens to God’s instructions. And God blesses him as a result. The man is named Abram and God promised him that he would make him a nation which meant that he would have so many descendants that would make up an entire nation! And that through this nation, the whole world would be blessed! It took faith for Abram to trust God with such a big thing. But Abram’s faith was not perfect. He failed to trust God multiple times in his journey, but the Bible tells us that trusted God with the big stuff and that God “...counted him as righteous because of his faith.” (Genesis 15:6).

Jesus Connection

God promised to bless the whole world through Abram. God fulfilled that promise in many ways, but the most important was when Jesus, who is God, came down in human form and was born in the line of Abram. And when Jesus died, He blessed the world by giving us an opportunity to be saved from our sins when we place our faith in Him.

Kid City Times 09/30/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

 

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The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

 

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Tower of Babel

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Scripture

Genesis 11:1-9, Revelation 7:9-10

Memory Verse

Romans 10:9  (Preschool)
“Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” 

Genesis 12:12 (Elementary)
 “I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Big Picture Question:

Who is worthy of our worship and praise? Only God is truly worthy! 

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What We Learned

Last week we heard the story of Noah and how God rescued Him from the flood by having him build an ark. Well after that Noah’s family continued to grow. His kids had kids. And those kids had more kids. And those kids had even more kids! Finally there were a lot of people on the earth again. The people lived in a plain called Shinar, and they all spoke the same language. The people wanted to build a city and a tower that reached all the way into the heavens. The problem was that the people were building all of this for themselves and to glorify themselves; not for the glory of God. In order to stop this, God changed everyone’s language which caused major confusion and thus put the construction to a halt. The hearts of the people became so prideful that they thought they could actually build their way to heaven! God knew that if He didn’t discipline His people, they would fall deeper and deeper into sin. That’s not what God wants! He wants us to know Him and glorify Him, because only He is worthy of our glory

Jesus Connection

Because of their sin, God scattered the people and confused them so they no longer spoke the same language. But in the end times, we see that the people God from every nation and language join together to give God praise. Because Jesus sacrifice for our sins, we can join in this celebration if we place our faith in Him.

Kid City Times 9/23/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

 

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The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

 

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

Gym Fun Day!

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What We did:

Today we had a fun day at the gym where the students just let all the energy out! Beforehand we had a mini talent show where they showed off their ‘talents’! Be sure to ask them about it!

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Kid City Times 9/9/18

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

 

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The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

 

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Cain and Abel

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Scripture

Genesis 8-9 

Memory Verse

Romans 10:9  (Preschool)
“Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” 

Genesis 12:12 (Elementary)
 “I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Big Picture Question:

Does God keep his promises? Yes, he always keeps his promises! 

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What We Learned

40 days after that Noah opened a window and sent out a raven to fly over the earth to see if it was dry anywhere. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water was gone. At first, the dove could not find anywhere to land. But when Noah did it again 7 days later, the dove came back with a freshly picked olive leaf. After 7 more days, the dove was sent out again and this time, did not come back. This meant that the flood waters were almost gone and land was to be found again very soon! Soon after Noah reached land he offered a burnt offering to the Lord and then the Lord established a covenant with him. 

Jesus Connection

God promised to save Noah from the flood and He did. God promised He would never flood the whole earth again and He hasn’t. God also promised that He would send a Messiah and He did: Jesus. And God promises us that, if we trust in Jesus, He will save us from our sins, and guess what? He will! 

Kid City Times 9/2/18

Reminders & Upcoming Dates

  • If you have not done so already, please complete the 2018 registration form at the registration table for the new year. 

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

 

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The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

 

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Cain and Abel

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Scripture

Genesis 6-8

Memory Verse

Romans 10:9  (Preschool)
Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” 

Genesis 12:12 (Elementary)
 “I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Big Picture Question:

Does God Punish Sin? Yes, but he also gives grace! 

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What We Learned

This week's lesson was on Noah and the ark he built when the great flood occurred. There was a lot of violence and evil, but not a lot of good people to protect the innocent. So God decided to punish evil by flooding the Earth and all the evil people in it. But Noah was not like the rest. The Bible says he was a righteous man, not like the others. So God punishes the people of the world for their sin by sending a flood. But even though he is punishing mankind, he still chooses to be gracious by allowing Noah and his family to live. Now Noah may not have done the bad things other people of his time did, but he sinned just like everyone else and deserved to be punished as well. But instead God chose to show mercy and allowed Noah to survive. One thing we have to remember is that in order for Noah to have received God’s mercy, he had to trust God and be willing to build the ark. If he hadn’t, he would have ended up as fish food just like everyone else. It was God’s grace that saved him, but it was Noah’s faith that allowed him to accept that gift. 

Jesus Connection

It was God’s grace that saved him, but it was Noah’s faith that allowed him to accept that gift. When Jesus came to Earth, He died for our sins so we get to be with God forever. However, we cannot receive that gift if we do not first place our trust and faith in Christ.

Kid City Times 8/26/18

Reminders & Upcoming Dates

  • If you have not done so already, please complete the 2018 registration form at the registration table for the new year. 

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

 

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The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Cain and Abel

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Scripture

Genesis 4:1-16, Romans 5:8

Memory Verse

Romans 6:23 (Preschool)
“When you sin, the pay you get is death. but God gives you gift of eternal life.”

Genesis 1:27 (Elementary)
 “So God created man in his own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.”

Big Picture Question:

Can we hide our intentions from God? No! God sees our hearts!

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What We Learned

We continued this past Sunday in our Genesis series! Today's story was about the life of Cain and Abel. We learned today about what it means to have pure intentions and to be generous with our possessions (since they don't really belong to us). Both Cain and Abel presented the land's produce to the Lord but the difference was the Abel gave the lord his best offering while Cain gave the lord some of the lower quality parts of the produce. The Lord knows our intentions even though others can't see it and Cain was no exception. Abel was generous and loving towards God and it showed through what he was willing to offer up to the Lord. Cain in his envy, anger and jealousy took his brother, Abel, to the fields and killed him! So God banished Cain, but not before promising to protect him. Even though He took His brother’s life, God was merciful and did not take Cain’s. 

Jesus Connection

Jesus often talked to people about what was in their heart without them telling Him. But just like with Cain, even though the people had sinful hearts, He still chose love to them.

 

Kid City Times 8/19/18

Reminders & Upcoming Dates

  • If you have not done so already, please complete the 2018 registration form at the registration table for the new year. 

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Nursery & Toddlers

Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

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Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

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A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: What is the Gospel?

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Scripture

Romans 3:23, 6:23; 1 Peter 3:13

Memory Verse

Romans 6:23 (Preschool)
“When you sin, the pay you get is death. but God gives you gift of eternal life.”

Genesis 1:27 (Elementary)
 “So God created man in his own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.”

Big Picture Question:

What is the gospel? The good news of how Jesus saves sinners! 

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What We Learned

We took this past Sunday to take a closer look at what the 'Gospel' is. We learned that 'gospel' essentially means good news! And that good news is there is a someone who loves us so much that he was willing to take the fall for us as sinful people. And he does it over and over again with his eternal grace. This man's name is Jesus and he is the only one who bridges us to eternity and to our salvation! The good news is true for everyone who chooses to believe it! Since it is such good news we should spread that good news to those who have not heard it! 

Jesus Connection

The Gospel of Jesus is the good news that Jesus saves sinners from facing eternal punishment for our sins.

 

 

Kid City Times 8-12-18

Reminders & Upcoming Dates

  • If you have not done so already, please complete the 2018 registration form at the registration table for the new year. 

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

 

 

The Stories

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The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: Adam and Eve Disobey God 

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Scripture

The fall (Genesis 3:1-24)

Memory Verse

Romans 6:23 (Preschool)
“When you sin, the pay you get is death. but God gives you gift of eternal life.”

Genesis 1:27 (Elementary)
 “So God created man in his own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.”

Big Picture Question:

Why is there death and sadness in the world? Because of Sin! 

 We love it when our students help each other read the Bible!

We love it when our students help each other read the Bible!

What We Learned

We learned today about what happened when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God's orders. They were given the whole garden to explore and make their home. God told them that they could eat of any tree in the garden except the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. He made sure they knew what tree it was. One day a serpent (who you find out is Satan) tempts Eve into eating an apple from the tree God told them not to eat from. Through his deceitful tactics he convinces Eve to try some and to get Adam to try some. In this moment, Sin was introduced into the world and God had to come in and establish judgement and punishment. Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden, and since they were no longer in God's presence, life became significantly more difficult. 

Jesus Connection

Adam and Eve allowed sin into the world and into all of man. But Jesus, who is God, came to earth in human form to defeat sin.  He lived the perfect life that we never could and He died the death that we deserve!

 

Kid City Times 8/5/18

Reminders & Upcoming Dates

  • If you have not done so already, please complete the 2018 registration form at the registration table for the new year. If you have already filled out a form at the table this year, either paper or electronic, you do not need to resubmit a form.

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Nursery & Toddlers

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Big Picture Questions

What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.

Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.

Memory Verse: If you forgive others, God will forgive you. (Matthew 6:14) 

 

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The Stories

The Terrible Lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve Lose Everything

The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers

A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul


Preschool & Elementary

This Week’s Lesson: God Creates Man and Woman 

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Scripture

Creation of Man and Woman (Genesis 1: 26-31)

Memory Verse

Romans 6:23 (Preschool)
“When you sin, the pay you get is death. But God gives the gift eternal life.”

Genesis 1:27 (Elementary)"So God Created man in his own image; He created them in the image of God; He created them male and female

Big Picture Question: 

Whose image did God make us in? His Own image! 

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What We Learned

Today we continued in our Genesis series and we learned today what it means when we say that we are created in the image of God. To be made in the image of God means that there is no problem, no issue, no blemish, etc. The problem was when sin was introduced to the world then that image got distorted. And there was a punishment for distorting the image of God. But then God had a plan in mind to fix this. His plan was to send his son, Jesus to live a perfect life on earth so that he could then take the punishment of all sins that exist and die for us (because that is how much he loved us). Because of Jesus' death and resurrection the image in God can be restored through faith in Jesus as our savior!  

Jesus Connection

God created us in his image from the beginning but sin messed up that image. So God decided to come to Earth as a human to restore that image. Jesus lived a perfect life to set an example of living as a person made in the image of God. He then took the blame for our sin so that we can one day live in the restored image of God through Jesus (by placing our faith in him)