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Elementary

BIBLE STORY

Seeing God in Creation

Romans 1:20

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

FOCUS on what you can see.

  

God created you for a purpose. He created you in His image! When you choose to FOCUS on Him, you can point others to Him—just like a beautiful sunrise or a nebula or a crazy close-up image from a microscope. “When you do that, people will see your faith. They’ll see the way you believe in God, even when life doesn’t make sense. They’ll see how THEY can believe in God, too—how they can trust in a God they CAN’T see because of what they CAN see. “Let’s pray and ask God to help us FOCUS on Him.

CRAFTS

Target 

 

FOCUS! We will be creating a target to remind us that our focus this week would be on God and what you can see. 

Preschool

BIBLE STORY

Look at what God made.

Seeing God in Creation - Romans 1:20

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

 

Our Bible story today was about how God made everything—the sun, stars, trees, mountains, oceans, people, and yes, ANIMALS! And even though we can’t see God, we know He is real because we can see everything He made.​

CRAFTS

Make binoculars

 

When you look through your binoculars, do you spy some friends God made? Yes! Take these binoculars and keep looking for all the amazing things God made. God gave us so many wonderful things to enjoy, but the BEST gift ever is Jesus.

Elementary

BIBLE STORY

The Wise and Foolish Builders 

Matthew 7:24-27

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

You can HEAR from God. Maybe you can’t SEE God with your eyes. Maybe you can’t HEAR Jesus speak with your ears. But you can 100-percent put your FOCUS on God by taking a closer look at what’s written in the Bible. In these pages, you can read about the amazing things Jesus said and did. You can find out how God sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world. And you can even take the next step: you can put Jesus’ words into practice and show His love to the people around you. That’s how you build your life on a strong foundation. That’s how God will help you stand up to any storm that might come your way.

CRAFTS

Thaumatrope Pictures

 

This fun craft that will help you remember to be wise and to help tell others who the source of all wisdom is: God!

Preschool

BIBLE STORY

The Wise and Foolish Builders 

Matthew 7:24-27

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

 

We LOOK in the Bible, SEE what Jesus teaches, and then DO it. That is how we stand strong! There is so much more that we can learn from Jesus, and it’s all right here in the Bible. So, take a look! You can look in the Bible at church and at home. I’m so glad God gave us Jesus to teach us the best way to live AND be our friend forever. Who wants to be your friend forever? Jesus wants to be our friend forever!

CRAFTS

The Wise and Foolish Builders

 

When Jesus told the story about the two men who built houses, did they build with straws and playdoh or blocks? One built his house on the rock and one on the sand. Let’s do some house building of our own but with what we have here! Great building, kids! The wise man built his house on the rock.

Preschool

BIBLE STORY

Look at what Jesus did for us!

Salvation – The Gospels

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

 

Today we learned about the most amazing thing Jesus ever did for you and me! Jesus told His friends that He was going away but they shouldn’t worry because He was going to come back so He could be our friend forever. That night, some angry people took Jesus away and hurt Him so badly He died. His friends wrapped Him up in cloth and put Him in a tomb. Jesus’ friends were very sad. Three days went by, and on the third day, Jesus’ friends went to the tomb, but Jesus wasn’t there. THE TOMB WAS EMPTY! Jesus was ALIVE! Jesus is alive! Jesus came back just like He said He would. He came back so He could be our friend forever. Who wants to be your friend forever? Jesus wants to be our friend forever!

CRAFTS

Camera

 

Today we are going to make something special to help us remember the most amazing thing Jesus did for me and you. Look at the story strip. This camera shows us our Bible story for today! Jesus came back just like He said He would. He came back so He could be our friend forever. Who wants to be your friend forever? Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Elementary

BIBLE STORY

Peter says that Jesus is the Messiah

Matthew 16:13-20

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

You can TALK with others about what you believe.

 

Our ability to speak is one of the most amazing things about us as human beings. It takes a combination of our lips, tongue, mouth and vocal cords to work together for us to be able to speak to one another. Our ability to speak is a gift that God gives us. Some people are unable to speak with their voices and have other ways of speaking, such as sign language. But no matter how we talk, God wants us to tell others about Jesus and his love for us. When we talk to others about what we believe, we can help others discover who Jesus is and we can learn from each other.

CRAFTS

Marble Tower

 

Create a tower to race marbles down using paper plates, and paper towel/toilet paper tubes.

Preschool

BIBLE STORY

Look at how we can talk to God, anytime, anywhere, about anything.

Prayer - Matthew 6:5-13; Jeremiah 29:12

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

 

Today we are going to think about anything we want because we can talk to God about anything! So, I want you to say whatever you want to God. You can thank God for something. You can ask God for help. You can tell God you’re sorry for something you did. You can tell God you love Him. You can say anything you want!

CRAFTS

Eye Glasses

 

Check out these cool glasses I made today! Let’s take a walk around the house to look at everything. Encourage me to put the glasses on and say "I can look to Jesus. Jesus wants to be my friend forever."

Elementary

BIBLE STORY

The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:5-13

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

You can PRAY anytime, anywhere, about anything.

Faith is trusting in what you can't see because of what you can see.

We can trust God no matter what.

CRAFTS

Decorate your cross

 

Have you talked to God? Where do you like to pray? God loves you so much, and wants to hear from you anytime and anywhere. You can PRAY anytime, anywhere, about anything. When you hang your beautiful cross up somewhere you will see it so you can be reminded every day that you can talk to God.

Preschool

BIBLE STORY

Look for ways to love people like Jesus

The Greatest Commandment -

Matthew 22:36-40; 1 Corinthians 13

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

 

Jesus showed us not only how to love one another but what love looks like. We learned how to love Jesus the way that Jesus loves us. Jesus showed us the love that he had with Zachaeus, the woman that was different from him, and his disciple Peter. So are we ready to love one another like Jesus taught us?

CRAFTS

Spinning with love

 

Today we’re learning to look for ways to love people like Jesus. Let’s make a wind spinner to remind us that Jesus loves us and He wants us to spread His love to others too.... Every time you watch this spinner spin around and around, I want you to think about showing love to all the people around you just as Jesus loves you!

Elementary

BIBLE STORY

The Greatest Commandment

Matthew 22:36-40; 1 Corinthians 13

MEMORY VERSE

“Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith.”

Hebrews 12:2a (NIrV)

BOTTOM LINE

You can LIVE for God by loving others.

 

Jesus made it so clear: the most important thing we can do is to love God and love others. We can FOCUS on what Jesus did for us, and then we can choose to show His love to the people around us. We can take the FOCUS off of ourselves and what WE want and instead put the FOCUS on other people. We can try to understand where they’re coming from. We can pay attention and see what they need. We can treat others the way we want to be treated and love them as God loves them.

CRAFTS

Photo frame

 

How can we remember to love others? One way is by thinking of someone that we love or that we think about and put our picture in a picture frame. Picture frames can be done with ANYTHING you have at home. Take some paper, newspaper, tissue paper, rocks, fallen leaves to make the frame. Every time you look at your frame you will remember that when we love God we also love others.

We hope you had as much fun as we did!

See you soon!

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