PARENT GUIDE for Jan.17/16

Thank you to those of you who stay up to date by reading these Parent Guides! A quick reminder that Kids Serve Sunday is coming up fast on January 31st! Please make sure you discuss service with your kids and what areas they think they’d like to try!

 

GOSPEL PROJECT: Unit 4, Session 2: The Plagues, the Passover, and the Crossing of the Red Sea (Pre-schoolers-Gr.4)

Dear Parents,

 

This week, we continue our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids and learned about God leading the Israelites out of Egypt. God used miraculous plagues to show Pharaoh and the Egyptian people that He alone is God and graciously spared the Israelites from the final plague when they trusted in Him and put the blood of a lamb around their doors. God spared Israel by the blood of a lamb, but Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

 

Help your kids understand that God’s salvation of His people is always by grace through faith and remind them of their need for Jesus to forgive them of their sin.

 

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • God takes care of us.
    • God sent Moses to bring His people out of Egypt.
    • God takes care of His people.
    • No one is more powerful than God.
  • Preschool
    • What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people.
    • God showed Egypt that only He is God.
  • Kids
    • What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people from captivity.
    • God proved to the Egyptians that He is the one true God.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

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

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FLYTE: Is There Absolute Truth? (Pre-Teens)

• Bible passage: John 17:6-19

• In a world that questions absolute truth—except to state that there is absolutely no absolute truth—Christians need to stand firm on the reality that truth does exist

“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” Those are pretty strong words in an age when many people deny that any real truth exists. Nonetheless, Jesus affirmed many times that absolute truth does exist and that He was the embodiment of it (John 14:6).

In John 17, as Jesus anticipated His death and resurrection, He prayed to the Father that His disciples, whom the Father had brought to Him, would continue in the fullness of truth and carry it to the lost world. Jesus prayed especially for their safety, unity, and continued growth in His Word. He knew that when He was gone from their midst, they would face hardships and challenges as they proclaimed the gospel truth.

He prayed the Father would “sanctify” them (set them apart and make them holy) in His truth so they could endure the attacks of Satan and the skeptical world. They were going to face the same kind of hatred He had endured, so He asked the Father to strengthen them. Jesus knew if they remained committed to His Word, God would use them to proclaim the truth and change the world.

Pray. Pray, as did our Lord Jesus, that the Father will empower you and your kids with His Holy Spirit so that you may proclaim His truth to this lost world, as Jesus’ disciples did in their time.