Renew Kids: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 (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 the disciple-making process with Renew Kids.

There are now FOUR classes every Sunday:

  • Nursery (birth-2yrs),
  • Preschool (ages 3-4yrs),
  • Primary (ages 5-7yrs), and
  • Challenge (ages 8-10yrs)

All of us begin the gathering together to sing, listen, and pray as a whole church family.

This Week’s Family Verse: Take Heart

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
—John 16:33

Listen:

The Power of Encouragement (Vol. 5) by Seeds Family Worship

Family Verses & Scripture Songs

We’re connecting Scripture meditation (memory verses) to singing. Music is a great way to help us memorize, hid God’s Word in our hearts, and to have fun doing it. Our family verses will be from the Seeds Family Worship. We start Seeds of Encouragement this week with song #4: Take Heart.

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: The God Who Empowers

After Jesus returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit—whom He had promised to send—was given to the disciples. Filled with the Holy Spirit’s power, the small group of disciples shared the gospel and the early church grew rapidly.

Unit Key Passage:

“ For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. ”

—Philippians 2:13

Session Focus: The Ethiopian Official Believed

Bible Passage: Acts 8:26-40

Main Point:  The Holy Spirit told Philip to tell the Ethiopian man about Jesus.

Big Picture Question: What does the Holy Spirit do? The Holy Spirit helps Christians.

Christ Connection: The Ethiopian official knew what the Old Testament prophets had said, but he did not understand that the prophets spoke about Jesus. The Holy Spirit led Philip to help the official understand the good news about Jesus: Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead, just like the Old Testament prophets said.

Challenge Class

The Challenge Class will be continuing their study this week on the Gospel of Luke. Luke gives a detailed account about the birth of Christ and the theme of Luke’s gospel is Christ, the Son of Man, and it narrates many of those events that demonstrated Christ’s humanity. In the Challenge Class we focus on learning to study and read the bible and learn what God is trying to tell us through scripture.

Challenge Study

This week we will be continuing our study on the Gospel of Luke and will focus on Luke 7:18-50. This part of Luke focuses on messengers from John the Baptist and Jesus forgiving a sinful woman. The Challenge Class will also be memorizing the Seeds of Worship song Take Heart.

Scripture Memory Verse (Take Heart)

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
—John 16:33

Discussion:

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.

Ideas:

  • 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?

Challenge for 2018

This year we are challenging the Challenge Class to read through the New Testament! For every two chapters that they read, the kids will earn one can of food to donate to the Father’s Heart Street Ministry in Oregon City.

The Challenge Class rejoins the Sunday gathering for communion and worship.

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