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.
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 (Hey Man)
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. … For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 5:8, 6:23
Family Verses & Scripture Songs
We are trying something new for our family verses. 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 Faith song #3 (Hey Man).
- links for Seeds of Faith (Volume 2): Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes | Amazon Music | Seeds Family Worship website | all Seeds of Worship albums on Spotify | all Seeds of Worship albums on Amazon
Our curriculum for the Primary class comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and systematically teaches the stories of the Bible starting in Genesis and finishing in Revelation. We are currently studying the Old Testament going through the life of Joshua all the way to the life of Samuel.
Unit Focus: God Judges His People
Because His people continually fell into a pattern of sin, God raised up judges to help refocus the people’s faith and trust in Him. God used the judges to help deliver His people from their enemies. While a judge was still alive, God saved the people from their enemies, but when the judge died, the nation would lapse back into sin and again need salvation through another judge.
Unit Key Passage
For the Lords is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king; he will save us. —Isaiah 33:22
Bible Passage: Ruth 1-4
Main Point: God provided a redeemer for Ruth.
Big Picture Question: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.
1. What did Ruth tell Naomi when Naomi told her to go back to her own family? (Wherever you go I will go, … your God will be my God; Ruth 1:16-17)
2. To what town did Naomi and Ruth return? (Bethlehem, Ruth 1:19)
3. To whose field did God lead Ruth? (Boaz’s, Ruth 2:3)
4. How did God use Boaz? (God provided a redeemer for Ruth through Boaz, Ruth 4:9-10)
5. Who was Boaz and Ruth’s great-grandson? (David, Ruth 4:22)
6. How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.
Christ Connection: Boaz was a family redeemer. That means he would help his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.
The Challenge Class will be doing a 9 week study on the book of Ephesians. Ephesians is a letter that Paul wrote from prison to the people of Ephesus.The great theme of this letter is God’s eternal purpose to establish and complete His body, the church of Christ. In this letter Paul discusses predestination, Christ’s headship over the body, the church as the building, the mystery of Christ, spiritual gifts, and the church as the bride of Christ. In the Challenge Class we focus on learning to study and read the bible and hear what God is trying to tell us through scripture.
This week we will be continuing in the book of Ephesians and studying Ephesians 2:1-10. We’ll also use the Seeds of Faith song #3 for our Scripture memory verse.
Scripture Memory Verse (Hey Man)
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:8, 6:23
In the Challenge Class we really encourage the kids to ask questions and think about how the scripture is alive for them today. We would really like encourage the parents to continue to model this at home with open ended questions about the scripture we are studying. The goal of the Challenge Class is for the kids to be able to read and study the bible themselves with the help of their parents and teachers as they grow in Christ.
- Where do we see the gospel in this Scripture?
- How does this scripture apply to your life?
- What does this scripture tell you about God?
- What did you learn this week?
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 Vietnam 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