Renew Kids: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 (Learning Together)

In our desire to equip parents as they “train their children up in the way they should go,” we have created a blog series to communicate the lessons our kids will be learning each Sunday, family verses to memorize together, and resources to help you as the parent to disciple your children.

Renew Kids

The word “disciple” means to intentionally impact the life of someone in the direction of being more like Jesus.

Disciples follow Jesus and help others follow Him too.

Every week faithful servants enter into this discipleship process with the children in Renew Kids. Their are three classes every Sunday: Nursery (ages birth-3), Primary (ages 3-6), and Challenge (ages 6-9).

This Week’s Family Verse (The Mouth)

For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
—Matthew 12:34

Listen:

Family Verses & Scripture Songs

All this year we’re connecting Scripture meditation (memory verses) to singing. Music is a great way to help us memorize and to have fun doing it. Our family verses will be from the Seeds Family Worship. We are currently on Seeds of Praise song #6 (The Mouth). 

Primary Class 

Our curriculum for the Primary class comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and will immerse our kids in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when our children experience the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, our kids will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.

 Unit Focus: God Among Us

After Jesus’ victory over temptation in the wilderness, Jesus began His earthly ministry. As Jesus traveled throughout Judea, His personal encounters with ordinary people changed their lives in an extraordinary way. Jesus revealed that He was God the Son in human form, living among God’s people and bringing salvation in Him alone.

Unit Key Passage:

Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
—John 14:6

Session Focus: Jesus met Nicodemus

Bible Passage: John 3:1-21

Main Point:  Jesus told Nicodemus he must be born again.

Big Picture Question: Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

Christ Connection:   Nicodemus needed new life—eternal life—but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed His love in this way: He sent His One and Only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.

Challenge Class

The Challenge Class is doing a 7 week study on the Armor of God. Every kid has been given an activity book to use in class and take home each week. In the activity book their will be a focus on that week’s armor, activities and puzzles, a place to help them pray each week, and places for them to write what they are learning. The seventh and FINAL week is focused on The Sword of the Spirit.

Key Verse

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit-which is the word of God.
—Ephesians 6:17

Challenge Study

This week the Challenge Class will be studying meeting 7 in the Armor of God for Kids. The purpose of the study this week is so that kids can

Scripture Memory Verse (The Mouth)

For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
—Matthew 12:34

Discussion:

In the back of the kids activity book their is a parent’s guide that is a great resource to continue what they have been learning in class. Take the time this week to go through it with them and learn together.

Mission in Uganda

Our friend Paul Hunter with Next Generation Ministries has found the Challenge Class a new mission in Uganda.

David is a young boy about 12 who lives in Uganda and had his leg amputated as an infant. The Challenge Class is working on helping David buy a prosthetic leg in a couple of years when he is ready.  How will they do this? Every week the kids in the Challenge Class have the opportunity to earn marbles to fill up a jar and every marble they earn will be worth $2 a piece to go towards David’s new leg. How do they earn marbles?

The kids in Challenge Class can earn marbles in these ways:

  1. Memorize the scripture verse for their Challenge Class
  2. Study the Bible at home
  3. Draw a picture of something they learned in the bible
  4. Learn a new story from the Bible
  5. Draw or Write in their prayer/thankfulness journal
  6. Bring their activity book to class

Hannah Hoover and the World Race

We heard from our own Hannah Hoover about her joining the World Race beginning in October. (She’s in Botswana now!) The Challenge Class is excited to follow her during this journey and are committing to praying for her regularly. Here is the link to her blog: Hannah Hoover

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