Renew Kids: Resurrection Sunday, March 27th, 2016 (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.

This week as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus let this be a time of connecting and discussing with our kids what that really means in our lives and how that impacts this world we live in.

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. There are three classes every Sunday: Nursery (ages 0-2), Primary (ages 3-6), and Challenge (ages 6-10).

Note: The Challenge and Primary Class will be combining for Resurrection Sunday and will together meet in the Primary Classroom.

This week’s Family Verse

“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him.” —Romans 6:9

 Romans 6:9

Challenge (grade-school) & Primary Class

The Challenge and Primary Class will be taking part in the EASTER Catechism that will engage the kids into the greatest story ever lived and told. This narrative will help connect the dots for the kids about this amazing life changing event. Catechism (kat-i-kiz-uhm) is defined as a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians. Simply put, it’s the cadence of questions and answers for the purpose of creating understanding.

The EASTER Catechism offers a simple rhythm designed to help move our class through the EASTER catechism; read, memorize, chat, and pray.

Challenge & Primary Study

This week in the Challenge and Primary Class they will be celebrating the life of Jesus with the EASTER Catechism: THE RESURRECTION.

Scripture Readings:

Luke 24:1-12, 24:36-49, 1 Peter 1:18-20; Psalm 16:10-11; Matthew 12:40, 28:18-20; Hosea 6:1-3; Revelation 22:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:55-58

Memorize: 

Three days later, a few women went to the tomb to check on Jesus, but He was: gone
The prophets said three days later He would be raised from the dead. Can
this be true? Could He be: alive?
It is true. Jesus was brought from death to life, this is called the: resurrection
God fulfilled His promise through the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; this is called:
the gospel
Just like God promised, Jesus’ love fills all things in every way and He is making everything: new

Discussion Questions:

1. What did we learn about God? (God is powerful. God has authority, dominion, reign, and rule over
everything—even death itself.)
2. What does resurrection mean? Who was resurrected? (To come back to life from death. Jesus came back to life.)
3. Why is resurrection so important? (If Jesus didn’t come back to life, the story would be over. All would be lost. Everything would be untrue. But He did! He reigns and He rules over His creation.)
4. How does God make us new? (Our sinful hearts are replaced with hearts that are loved by God and
able to love others.)
5. What makes the Gospel such Good News? (God kept His promise to make a way for us to be with Him again, to be His people even though we don’t deserve it because of our sin.)
 
Prayer:
God, Your love is extravagant. When things looked darkest and all hope
seemed lost, love bloomed again. What had died burst back into life, just
like You promised. Faith is real again. Hope is renewed. Love is restored.
Your love holds everything together. Amen.

Gospel for Asia Project-Challenge Class

GFA goat

In the Challenge Class they are working on earning a pair of goats for a family through Gospel for Asia. How do they earn this? Every week the kids in the Challenge Class have the opportunity to earn marbles to fill up a jar in order to earn a pair of goats for the Gospel for Asia Ministry. How do they earn marbles?

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

  1. Memorize the memory 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

Challenge Class Memory Verse

“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.” —Romans 6:9

Scripture Verse for the Parents

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” —Ephesians 4:6

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