Week of October 4, 2020

Preschool Series - PROMISES

In this series, children will learn that God’s promises always come true. God has made a great many promises, and we can know that he is trustworthy because what he says is always truthful. Children will learn about God’s promises to Noah, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob in this series. Children will also discover that God’s promises are still true for us today in Jesus!

“God has made a great many promises.”

2 Corinthians 1:20a

What was the promise God made when he gave us the rainbow after the flood?

Genesis 9:12-17

God keeps his promises.

Kids and Jr. High Series - TRUST

In this series, students will learn about the many ways that God has proven he is trustworthy right from the start. They will focus on the idea that God is a good God who can be trusted by discussing what trust is and why it is important in relationship.


“I will make you into a great nation. And I will bless you. I will make your name great... All nations on earth will be blessed because of you.”

Genesis 12:2-3

Kids (K - Gr. 3)

What do you think the word“trust”means?

Who do you trust the most? Why?

Who do you think trusts you the most?

We can trust God even when we don’t understand.

Read Genesis12:2-3

Who is speaking in this passage?

Who is God speaking to?

What do these verses mean?

My TRUSTWORTHY bag!

Brainstorm what it means to be trustworthy (e.g. being truthful, reliability, wanting the best for others).

Give your child a bag so they can collect the following things

A card that they can write “TRUTH” on

When you speak, you’re honest

A rock

You’re a “solid” person (i.e., reliable and truthful)

A sticker

You stick up for others

An eraser

You forgive other people’s mistakes

A button

You “button your lips” and don’t gossip or talk negatively

A coin

You’re valuable because you’re trustworthy

A heart

You want the best for others

Decorate and keep the bag as a reminder :)

Junior High (Gr.4-6)

What do you think the word“trust”means?

Who do you trust the most? Why?

Who do you think trusts you the most?

Read Matthew 6:33.

What does this verse mean?

Does this feel like a promise to you?

What does it promise?

What does it mean for you and your future?

The God Story is the Call of Abram from Genesis 12:1-9

The Life Story is about Kathryn Dorta who trusts God with her family life

How do these stories and the Big Idea (We can trust God even when we don’t understand) connect?

Do you have a story from your own life that also connects?

My life in an envelope!

Label 3 envelopes“Tomorrow”, “Next year”, and “10 years from now”.

On separate sheets of paper, write a description or draw a picture showing what your life will probably look like tomorrow, next year and ten years from now.

Is there any way to know for sure what tomorrow will be like? Or next year—or ten years from now?

Remember, we can trust God even when we don’t understand.

Place your papers in the corresponding envelopes.

You are encouraged to give your envelopes to a parent to stash away, so you can look at them sometime in the future!

We can trust God even when we don’t understand.

Youth Series - TRUST

As we walk through the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac, we see how important it is to trust God and stick closely to him no matter what’s going on around us. Trusting God takes on different forms in our lives—at school, at home, and everywhere else we go—but it is rooted in relationship with him.

“I will make you into a great nation. And I will bless you. I will make your name great... All nations on earth will be blessed because of you.”

Genesis 12:2-3

Youth (Gr. 7-9)

Who do you trust the most?

Why do you trust them?

How many of the qualities from our brainstorming apply to this person?

Would you trust this person if they told you to do something that seemed risky or dangerous? Why or why not?

We can trust God even when we don’t understand.

Read Proverbs 3:5-6

What do you think these verses mean?

How could you live this out at school or with friends?

How might it be difficult for you? What would be easy about it?

Read Psalm13

What is the writer saying in this psalm?

How do they feel at the beginning of it? When have you felt that way?

At the end, the writer trusts God. What reason is given?

Do you feel like you can trust God? Why or why not? Do you have any questions about it?

Could you trust God if you didn’t have a relationship with him?

How can you trust him if you’re new to this whole “God” thing?

How does knowing Jesus help us trust God?

Do you think God has ever “talked” to you or prompted you in some way? If so, how?

What kinds of things do you trust God with?

Is there anything you wouldn’t trust God with? Why or why not?