Week of August 16, 2020

Preschool Series - PRAISE

In this series, children will discover the love and joy of praising God. They will learn that they can praise God in many different ways, and that praising God is wonderful!

We will praise your name forever.

Psalm 44:8b

God the Maker

We can praise God too!

Let's discover the many wonderful things God created.

We can praise him!

Praise God every day.

God's Story

Paint the picture you hear!

Give kids a large piece of paper and some paint (or markers). Read this story and give them time to draw what they hear! Help them draw a simple moon, or waves, or birds, or animals. Have fun!!

God the Maker

This is God's wonderful world.

Here is the sun, shining so bright, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here are the silvery moon and stars, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here is the sea with splashing waves, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here are creatures living in the sea, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here is the sky, way up high, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here are the birds, flying in the sky, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here is the land with plants and trees, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here are rain clouds that water the land, that God put in his wonderful world.

Here are animals, big and small, that God put in his wonderful world.

And here are some people God made to enjoy and look after his wonderful world.

Psalm 104

Kindergarten to Grade 9 Series - Proverbs Wisdom

In this series, kids will be diving deep into the book of Proverbs and learning all about the wisdom that God offers.

If any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone and doesn’t find fault.

James 1:5

Kindergarten - Grade 3

If you had to jump out of a tall tree, who would you trust to catch you? (e.g., a parent or a good friend from school)

What makes that person trustworthy?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Look up and read aloud Proverbs 3:5-6.

Use your fingers to show how much you trust each person or animal - 1 finger being the least, 10 fingers being the most.

Your principal

A parent

Your youngest cousin

Your next-door neighbour

Your best friend

Your aunt or uncle

Your cat or dog

An older kid on the playground

Jesus

Trust in the Lord with all your heart!

Grades 4-6

In whom or what do you always place your trust in?

Do you trust an elevator to carry you to a different floor?

Do you trust a bus driver to get you where you’re going? What are some other examples from your own life?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Read Proverbs 3:5-6

What does this mean to you?

Are there thoughts or difficult situations you’re holding on to that keep you from trusting God?

What is the hardest thing for you to trust God with?

Have there been moments in the past where you’ve seen God show up for you in a way that has built trust?

What are some things you need to pray through, by yourself or with others, that would help you to move back to a place where you’re trusting in God with both the small stuff and the big stuff?

If you don’t struggle with trusting God, consider jotting down some ways that you’ve been able to trust him and how you’ve seen him show up in various situations for you.

Grades 7-9

Are there people whom you don’t know but you trust them anyway? How about a pilot? A doctor?

Is there anyone you don’t trust?

What’s behind your decision whether or not to trust someone?

What makes you trust God (or not)?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Read John 14:1-7

Who was Jesus talking to in this passage?

What does Jesus say about trust here?

How do you trust in Jesus?

What kinds of things do you trust Jesus for?


Read verses 6-7 again

What do these verses mean to you?

Do you find anything difficult about trusting Jesus? If so, what is it?

Do you need to practise trusting Jesus in a specific area of your life right now or for a decision you need to make?