Renew Kids: Sunday, September 11th, 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. Let’s call it “Learning Together“!

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. This week on Sunday their will be two classes: Nursery (ages birth-2) and Primary (ages 3-6). Our Challenge Class (grade schoolers, ages 6-10) has been joining us in “big” church for the Summer and will be launching again on September 18th.

This week’s Family Verses

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

—Philippians 4:6&7

Philippians 4:6&7

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 will be starting out with Volume 1 Seeds of Courage. Week one was Jeremiah 33:3; week two is Philippians 4:6&7:

Here’s the song video for Philippians 4:6&7:

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 holy—Leviticus 11:45

Bible Passage: Exodus 35:4-40:38

Main Point: God told His people to build the tabernacle.

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

Discussion Questions

1. What did God tell the people to build? (God told His people to build the tabernacle)
2. What did God give the people so they would know how to build the tabernacle? (instructions)
3. What did the people do when the cloud lifted from the tabernacle (They moved with it)
4. What was inside the cloud of the Lord at night? (fire)

Christ Connection: God told the people of Israel to build a tabernacle. The tabernacle was like a big tent where God met with His people. As part of His plan to save people from sin, God sent Jesus to earth to “tabernacle,” or meet with us.

Hannah Hoover and the World Race

We heard from our own Hannah Hoover about her joining the World Race beginning in October. 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

Encouragement for the Parents

 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:7

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