PARENT GUIDE for Feb.7/16

Thank you, everyone, once again for a great Kids Serve Sunday!! It was so great to see the kiddos using their God-given talents to worship and serve God! Wonderful!

Coming up this Sunday…

The Gospel Project (Pre-School- Gr.4)

Dear Parents,

This week, our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids takes us to when Moses went up Mt. Sinai to talk with God for 40 days. During that time, the people rebelled against the one true God and asked Aaron to make a golden calf to be their god. When God became angry, Moses interceded on their behalf.  

Help your kids connect Moses interceding for Israel that day with Jesus interceding for God’s people today.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • God takes care of us.
    • People should only worship God.
    • God’s people worshiped a calf made of gold.
    • Moses asked God to forgive the people.
    • God forgives people through Jesus.
  • Preschool
    • What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people.
    • God’s people worshiped a golden calf.
  • Kids
    • What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people from captivity.
    • God punished His people for worshiping a golden calf.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

  • Hebrews 3:5-6
  • Babies and Toddlers – Leviticus 11:45

 

NEXT WEEK

  • “The Ten Commandments: Love God” (Exodus 19:1-20:11; 31:18)

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FLYTE: Perspectives: How Do I Value People Who Believe Differently?

African American, Asian Indian, Hispanic, Chinese, Jewish, Bahá’í, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon, Muslim, and Sikh. These are just some of the ethnic groups and religions that preteens encounter daily.

Thankfully, Jesus provided a model for engaging the many diverse people that populate the world. In his Gospel, John told of Jesus and His disciples traveling through Samaria. Jews regarded Samaritans as ethnically impure and religiously heretical.

Nonetheless, Jesus stopped at Jacob’s well in the Samaritan town of Sychar. He sent His men for supplies while He remained behind. A woman came to draw water, and surprisingly, Jesus asked her for a drink. Several factors normally would prevent a Jewish man from even talking to her: she was a Samaritan, she had been married five times, she was living out of wedlock with a man, she was religiously heretical, and she was a woman!

Jesus cut through all those human prejudices to share God’s love and salvation with the woman. Jesus did not let her moral and religious flaws prevent Him from confronting her with the truth. He told her He was the promised Messiah for all people.

Amazed at His insight, she joyfully accepted Jesus’ lordship and became, essentially, His first non-Jewish missionary. Consequently, many more Samaritans were also saved, paving the way for the worldwide proclamation of the gospel (Matthew 28:19-20).

Pray. Pray that God will break down any barriers to the gospel that may exist in your community. Pray that preteens will know God loves everyone regardless of their social, ethnic, or religious background.

Memory Verse: Psalm 139:13-16