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I Wanna Be Just Like Jesus - A Humble Servant

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  I Wanna Be Just Like Jesus – A Humble Servant For the next few weeks, the children will be learning how they can be just like Jesus. Today's lesson was about being humble, just like Jesus was humble when he washed his disciples’ feet. (Scripture used: John 13:1-17)

Memory Verse: "Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV

Suggested Parent/Child Activity: The opposite of being humble is pride and being boastful. Being selfish is also not being humble. This week, help your child understand the meaning of being humble. As you watch television, go shopping, etc. play a game to see how many times each of you can point out someone who is being humble, or the opposite of being humble.

Daily Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to be just like Jesus. When something good happens to me, let me not become bo…

Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit Teaches Us

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit Teaches Us  One of the Holy Spirit’s most important jobs is to teach us more about God. When we trust Jesus as our Savior, the Spirit begins teaching us things we wouldn’t be able to learn any other way. And He is the best teacher! He tells us what we need to know to obey God. Living for Jesus can be difficult at times, but the Holy Spirit teaches us how to be like Him. When we listen to the Spirit’s guidance and obey His teachings then we will have a closer relationship with God and truly learn how to love others. Scriptures used: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
Memory Verse:
“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Luke 12:11-12 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Gather various coins and ask your child to identify the worth of each coin. Then combine two or three coins togeth…

Holy Spirit - Pentecost

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Holy Spirit - Pentecost The disciples were the beginning of the early Church, and as they were gathered together one day something amazing happened: Jesus’ promise to send a helper came true at Pentecost! While some people mistakenly thought the disciples were drunk, most people recognized that Holy Spirit was an amazing gift. The Holy Spirit fills us with joy of the Lord’s presence and guides us to live obediently. (Scriptures used: Acts 2:1-28)
Memory Verse:
“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.” Acts 2:28 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
While playing outside, blow some bubbles together. Point out the different sizes of the bubbles and how they are guided by the air or wind. Compare this experience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit: even when we feel we have little faith (represented by the little bubbles), the Spirit is our guide. Similarly, no faith is too big for the Spirit. Encourage your child…

Holy Spirit - Jesus promises a helper

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Holy Spirit - Jesus promises a helper Jesus gave His disciples a wonderful promise – that a helper would come and show them how to obey God! Jesus also told them what the helper would do and what He would give to those who believe. The Holy Spirit is the promised helper, and He works in our lives as believers: He testifies about Jesus, helps us live an obedient life, gives us peace, teaches us how to love like Jesus, and guides us in the truth. And because the Holy Spirit lives inside believers, we should share with unbelievers that they too can experience the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit by trusting in Jesus. (Scriptures used: John 14:15-21, 25-27, John 15:26-27, John 16:12-15)
Memory Verse:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Guide your child while taking a walk, making a challenging craft, or tryin…

The Character of Easter - Jesus

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  The Character of Easter - Jesus Easter is a celebration of the new life we have in Jesus Christ. Without His death (crucifixion) and resurrection, we wouldn’t have the hope of salvation, the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Him, or the gift of eternal life in Heaven. Today we learned about the major events that God ordained to bring salvation to mankind through His Son, Jesus, whose death paid the penalty for our sins and resurrection proved that He is God’s Son. Jesus’ sacrifice provides salvation to those who choose to believe in Him and repent from their sins. And while salvation is available to everyone, we must decide if we will personally have faith in Him and become a Christian. Scriptures used: Luke 23:26-34, 44-49, 24:1-9, 36-48
Memory Verse:
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galati…