PARENT GUIDE FOR MARCH 20/16

The Gospel Project (Preschool- Grade 4): 

Unit 6, Session 5: God Reminded His People of His Covenant

Dear Parents,

This week, our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids will focus on Moses’ farewell reminder to the people of Israel about God’s covenant and His faithfulness to them. Moses called on the people to be holy and obey only God. If they did this, they would be blessed. If they did not, they would not be blessed.

Help your kids understand that proper obedience is born out of gratitude to God for what He has done, not as a way to earn God’s favor.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • God is holy.
    • God is holy; there is no one like God.
    • God wants people to love and obey Him.
    • God sent Jesus to earth because He loves us.
  • Preschool
    • Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law except Jesus.
    • God wanted His people to remember His promise.
  • Kids
    • Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law perfectly except Jesus.
    • God reminded His people of His covenant with them.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

  • Leviticus 11:45

NEXT WEEK

  • “Joshua and Caleb” (Numbers 13:1-14:38)

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FLYTE: Pre-Teen Curriculum

“Should I Try to Fit In?”

The pressure to fit in is powerful in preteen culture. No one wants to be “that kid” who dresses or acts differently than everyone else. Even nonconformist preteens blend in to a nonconformist subculture with others who dress and act as they do.

Christian preteens may struggle between wanting to fit in and recognizing that God has called them to be different from the world. How can a preteen be different without becoming a social outcast? That tension is explored in this session.

The Bible study this week introduces two perspectives of fitting in. The first is found in John 17:11-23, part of Jesus’ prayer for His disciples on the night of His betrayal and arrest. One of His main concerns was that the disciples would base their true identity in knowing Him, not in anything of the world. This is a vital lesson for preteens who may base their self-worth on worldly factors.

The second, which is found in Romans 12:1-5, contrasts being conformed by the world and being transformed by Christ. The word conformed means “to be pressed into a mold,” while the word transformed means “to be changed.” The idea in this passage is that preteens are not to be pressed into the mold of their culture but to be changed into the image of Jesus instead.

These passages encourage preteens to stop worrying about looking like their friends and to focus instead on looking more like Christ.

Pray. Pray that your preteens would reject the peer pressure to fit in and instead find contentment in being loved and accepted by God.

FLYTE Plan: God calls Christians to live in the world but to be set apart.

Bible Study: John 17:11-23; Romans 12:1-5

Memory Passage: Galatians 6:7-9