Renew Kids: Sunday, October 2nd, 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.

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 (Scripture Song: Young)

Don’t let anyone look down on you
because you are young,

but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

—1 Timothy 4:12

1st Timothy 4:12

Listen & sing along:

Family Verses

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 will be starting out with Volume 1 Seeds of Courage, and Young is song #5 on that album.

Primary Class 

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 from Creation through the life of Joseph.

Unit Focus: God is Holy

As the rescued people of Israel traveled toward the promised land, God gave them laws to guide them in how to live and to help them understand God’s perfect holiness. God also gave rules for worship. God’s laws show that no one can keep all of them perfectly and that the only way to be right with God is through faith in Jesus.

Unit Key Passage

For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holyLeviticus 11:45

Bible Passage: Deuteronomy 1; 3:23–4:40

Main Point: The Lord alone is God.

Big Picture Question: Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law except Jesus.

Discussion Questions

1. How long did Moses and the Israelites wander in the
wilderness? (40 years)
2. Where was God leading them? (the promised land)
3. What did Moses tell the Israelites? (“Worship only God!”)
4. Why should we worship only God? (The Lord alone is God.)

Christ Connection: Moses told the people to obey God and worship only Him. Jesus brings us to the Father, and we obey Him because only He is God.

Challenge Class

The Challenge Class is back (!) and will continue to study the Gospel of Mark. However, this week they will be taking a break to work on a special project. As a class the kids will be assembling hygiene kits for the Father’s Heart Street Ministry that is right here in Oregon City. These kits will include basic hygiene items that are so necessary to helping people live a healthy and clean life. Included in the kits will be personal notes from the Challenge Class to encourage and love on people they may never even meet. We are very excited about this project and the model of service these kids provide to all of us.

Scripture Memory Verse (Young)

Don’t let anyone look down on you
because you are young,

but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

—1 Timothy 4:12

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?

Hannah Hoover and the World Race

We heard from our own Hannah Hoover about her joining the World Race beginning in October. (She departs for India this week!) 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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