PARENT GUIDE for Nov.13/16

GOSPEL PROJECT: Unit 10, Session 6: David Sinned and Was Restored

Dear Parents,

This week learned about God’s unending forgiveness that David experienced and we can too because of Jesus. David sinned against God by taking Bathsheba away from Uriah and having Uriah killed in combat, but when God sent Nathan to confront him about his sin, David repented and God forgave him. David’s sin came with a price though, as sin always does.

In the same way, we can receive God’s forgiveness too because God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin. Jesus died the death we deserve so that we could be made right with God. He has brought us out of a state of death in sin to an eternal state of LIFE in Him!

Help your kids understand that sin is serious and that God has not promised to spare us from its consequences. At the same time, point out the love, mercy, and grace of God that we experience because of Jesus and how in Jesus we have been completely forgiven of all our sin. God loves us soooo much!

FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ Jesus is our King.
○ David made a wrong choice.
○ David asked God to forgive him, and God forgave David.
○ God forgives us through His Son, Jesus.
● Preschool
○ Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever.
○ God forgave David.
● Kids
○ Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.
○ God forgave David when he repented of his sin.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Psalm 47:7-8 (Preschool: Psalm 47:7)

NEXT WEEK
● “Solomon Asked for Wisdom” (1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12; 3:1-15)

 


PRETEENS (Gr.5/6)
This week our preteens began a NEW curriculum called “D6 2Gen: EXPLORERS”. This is an exciting new curriculum that explores big issues from a Biblical perspective. The kids are encouraged to CONNECT, LEARN, EXPLORE, APPLY, and RESPOND to Biblical truths and ideas.
This past week, preteens learned:
Know:
The Bible tells us we will all experience trials.
Think:
Remember our faith in God can help us face the trials.
Do:
Choose the right attitude, ask God to help you, and be willing to help others as they
go through difficult times.
Read:
James 1
THE MORE YOU KNOW:
James is one of the most undervalued characters in the New Testament as compared to his actual influence and importance in the early church. As Gentiles we think of Paul as the rock star of the early church, but Paul was out and about, spreading the Good News in uncharted territory. It was James who stayed in Jerusalem, the hub of the early church. Paul, himself, referred to James, Peter, and John as the “pillars” of Christianity (Galatians 2:9, 12); in that order.
When Jesus died on the cross, grace was made available to both the Jews and the Gentiles. At the time James’ letter was written, though, this open access to God had only been available for a decade or so. Think of how difficult it must have been for believing Jews to accept all the Gentiles just because they accepted Jesus. Separatism had been bred into them since the birth of their nation, so this was no easy concept to grasp. James was the Jewish believer that served as the authoritative mouthpiece to guide the believing Jews into a fellowship of faith with the believing Gentiles.