Week of November 29, 2020

Preschool Series - KNOW

In this series, children will learn that God wants us to know him. Throughout the stories of the Old Testament, we can see God’s desire to have a connection with his people. Children will learn through the stories of Joseph, Moses, David, and Daniel as they learn what it means to be known by God and for us to know God.

Come near to God, and he will come near to you.

James 4:8

Daniel Prays

Come near to God and he will come near to you.

from James 4:8

God wants us to know him.

Learn a new worship song!

Kids, Jr. High and Youth Series - HELP

In this series, kids will learn the beginning of David’s life story from musician and shepherd boy to king. Kids will discover that God doesn’t choose us for his purposes based on the way that other people choose, but by what is in our hearts. David’s story helps us to see that God’s plans for us are much more interesting than anything we can dream up on our own!

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outside of a person. But the Lord looks at what is in the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

Kids (K - Gr. 3)

When you’re feeling hurt or sad, who do you go to first? Why?

Do you have a stuffed animal or pet that you cuddle with when you’re sad?

David Mourns 2 Samuel 1

When David was sad, what did he do? (wrote a song of sadness)

When you’re sad, what do you do that helps you deal with your feelings?

David was a poet.

The ability to write songs and poems was God’s gift to him. It helped David work through and show his sadness. It helped to comfort him, too.

Read these and choose an emotion emoji that matches your reaction

Your parent surprises you with your favourite candy.

You can’t play a video game or go outdoors until you finish your homework.

You get invited to a birthday party.

You’re eating sushi for dinner.

It’s time for bed.

A friend borrows your favourite toy and breaks it.

Your family is going on a bike ride.

You spill juice on your favourite shirt.

God helps each of us in a variety of ways when we are sad.

What do you do when you feel sad?

I can pray.

I can write a poem or song.

I can draw and colour.

I can hug my ______________.

God helps us when we are sad.

Junior High (Gr.4-6)

Explain that sometimes when we’re sad, it comes out as being mad or backing away from people.

When you’re sad, how do you show it?

God helps us when we are sad.

David Mourns 2 Samuel 1

Read David’s song found in this chapter.

What would you say in a song or a poem if you were grieving someone or were very sad about something significant.

Some people think it’s weak to show emotions. How do you feel about that?

David was a strong dude who expressed his emotions often. Do we usually see these two things connected? If so, how? If not, why do you think that is?

How do you feel about expressing your emotions to God? To others?

Have you ever tried journaling? Drawing? Do you work your emotions out in sport or exercise?

How might God help us work through our emotions?

Youth (Gr. 7-9)

When you are sad, who do you go to?

When you are mad, who do you tend to take it out on?

Do you ever get mad when you’re sad?

Why do you think that is?

We can turn to God with any of our feelings: the good, the bad, and the ugly. He can take all of it!

How did David express his sadness?

Have you ever written a poem or song when you were sad?

Can you think of any popular songs that were written out of sadness?

Read these passages

Romans 12:15

2 Corinthians 1:4

Psalm 43:5

Psalm 119:28

How does this connect with the Big Idea

God helps us when we are sad.

and how does it can connect with your life?