Grades 1-6 EXTRA for Summer 2014 (Including Bonus Session for 14 Sunday Quarter!)

Unit 1: God Is … Session 1: Holy (June 1, 2014) Session 2: Loving (June 8, 2014) Session 3: Righteous (June 15, 2014) Session 4: Forgiving (June 22, 2014) Session 5: Wise (June 29, 2014) Session 6: Faithful (July 6, 2014) Unit 2: It’s Not Always Easy Session 1: Hard to Hope  (July 13, 2014) Session 2: Hard to [...]

Preschool EXTRA for Summer 2014 (Including Bonus Session for 14 Sunday Quarter!)

Unit 1: God Is … Session 1: Holy (June 1, 2014) Session 2: Loving (June 8, 2014) Session 3: Fair (June 15, 2014) Session 4: Forgiving (June 22, 2014) Session 5: Wise (June 29, 2014) Session 6: Faithful (July 6, 2014) Unit 2: It’s Not Always Easy To … Session 1: Hope  (July 13, 2014) Session 2: Go (July 20, 2014) Session 3: [...]

God Is…, Session 6: God is Faithful

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In the video below, Jefferson Bethke addresses people’s response to Scripture where Jesus asks his disciples to give Him their lives. Bethke explains an interesting counterargument to these objections. As you discuss God’s faithfulness this week, help your students remember how He is faithful and what our response to His faithfulness should be—we owe Him our [...]

God Is…, Session 5: God is Wise

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Our students often turn to the Internet or friends to find wisdom. If we search the Internet for “wisdom,” there are a lot of people who try to weigh in on what they think is “wise advice.” This week we learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom, true wisdom, doesn’t come from the Internet. [...]

God Is…, Session 4: God is Forgiving

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Consider listening to the following excerpt from a Q&A with Tim Keller. He answers the question, “Will God forgive me of repetitive sins?” As a leader, you may get this question (or one similar to it) from your students. Listen to his answer, and then think through the following questions. Do you agree with Keller’s answer?  [...]

God Is…, Session 3: God is Just

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Read THIS ARTICLE by John Piper. Though this article is a few years old, it takes an interesting (and perhaps unpopular) look at God’s justice, including the Scripture we’re using in this session. Consider using this topic or article with your students. Many of your students will likely have strong opinions on the topic of Osama Bin Laden’s death, which [...]

God Is…, Session 2: God is Love

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This week, we’ll be studying about God’s love. Read THIS ARTICLE from Ed Stetzer about the death of Westboro Baptist Church’s leader Fred Phelps. Though Westboro is an organization that promotes “what God hates,” Stetzer appeals to Christians to show God’s love. After you read the article, answer the following questions. 1. Do you agree with [...]

God Is…, Session 1: God is Holy

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Watch the following excerpt from Francis Chan’s sermon on God’s holiness. (You may want to go back and watch the entire sermon if time permits.) After watching the video, answer the following questions: What distractions in your life are you allowing to keep you from seeing God’s holiness? If you changed your perspective on holiness, how [...]

Preschool: God Is…: Session 6 – Faithful

1s & 2s—Set the Table Bible Story: Elisha Told About God’s Care 2 Kings 4:1-7   Life Point: God gives us what we need.   Life Verse: God is good. Psalm 99:2 Christ Focus: Jesus said to trust and ask God to supply our needs. Bible Focus: God helped the woman have enough oil. Materials: [...]

Preschool: God Is…: Session 5 – Wise

1s & 2s—Make a Handprint Picture Bible Story: God Helped Daniel Daniel 1:1-20   Life Point: God wants us to make good choices. Life Verse: God said, “I will teach you the way to go.” Psalm 32:8 Christ Focus: Jesus was tempted, yet did not sin. Bible Focus: Daniel made good choices. Materials: Bible Story [...]