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Big Things with God - GOD'S BIG PLANS FOR YOU

Last Sunday Discovery Point: Big Things with God - GOD'S BIG PLANS FOR YOU
Today we learned that if we are obedient and willing to follow where God leads us, we can do many things that will bring God glory. We can rely on God to give us the strength, wisdom and love we need to get the job done. No job is too big for God. God is such a loving father, that He allows us to participate in His plans. He guides us and helps us grow in so many ways. He is wonderful. (Scripture used: Psalm 33:16-18, Psalm 91:14-16, Psalm 118:24-26)

Memory Verse:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
God uses the common to do the uncommon. God takes those who are weak and makes them strong. Help your child begin to find and utilize both the spiritual and physical gifts God has given him or her. Ensure that your child uses this gifts to honor God an…

Big Things with God - ESTHER HELPS GOD'S PEOPLE

Last Sunday Discovery Point: Big Things with God - ESTHER HELPS GOD'S PEOPLE
Today's lesson was about Esther, a godly woman who put the needs of others before her own. She was a courageous woman that stepped out in faith, putting her own life on the line to save God's people. (Scripture used: Esther 4:5-5:5) 

Memory Verse:
"Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right." Psalm 106:3 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Together with your child, make a list of the seven most godly women you know. Discuss what sets these women apart from others in the community
Daily Prayer:
Heavenly Father, please give us the courage to accomplish the tasks You put before us, just as You did for Esther so many years ago. May the hardships in life help mold us into the people You wish us to become. At all times and in all things, let us take comfort in knowing that You alone are God and we are your children. Amen.

Used by God - THE BODY OF CHRIST

ast Sunday Discovery Point: Used by God - THE BODY OF CHRIST
Today the children learned that we are all part of the Body of Christ, and in unity we should work towards the common good. All gifts are important to God, needed in the Church, and no one is too young to help in some way. (Scripture used: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

Memory Verse:
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Corinthians 12:27 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Think back to last week when you discussed some of the Spiritual Gifts possessed by members of your church. Choose two or three these people, and along with your child write a thank you letter, create a greeting card, or simply make a point to visit them soon to let them know how important their contribution is to the church, and to you.
Daily Prayer:
Dear God, You made all of us different, yet very special. Although I am young, I know I am important to You. Thank You for caring about me and for being my Loving Father. …

Used by God - Gifts from Above

Last Sunday Discovery Point: Used by God - Gift from Above
Today the children discovered that they are not only special because they are made by God, but that God has also given them special gifts to help serve in His Kingdom. People have many needs, and the church has many areas to serve. That is why all gifts are not the same, but all are very important. Also discussed was the difference between Spiritual Gifts and talents. (Scripture used: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

Memory Verse:
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Think of the people who attend your church, and especially those who serve in some capacity. Talk about which Spiritual Gift each person might have. Discuss how these Spiritual Gift might be used to build up the Body of Christ (the Church) and in what other ways can these gifts be demonstrated.
Daily Prayer:
Dear God, thank …

King David - The Dancing King

Last Sunday Discovery Point: King David – The Dancing King
The children learned about King David, when he displayed his joy and gratitude as he brought the Ark of God back to Jerusalem. From David’s example, the children also learned that we should be unashamed in expressing praise to our Lord, not only when in church, but in every day of our lives. (Scripture used: 2 Samuel 6:12-23)

Memory Verse:
I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever." Psalm 86:12 NIV 
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Read with your child the following verses: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 149:3, and 1 Corinthians 10:31. Then, brainstorm together different ways you can worship and glorify God. Be creative. Practice as many of these ways as possible during the week. Here are some suggestions:  • Write a poem about God  • Observe a day of fasting and praying  • Play Christian music and dance to it  • Sing Christian songs together, or write some of your own  • Cheerfully offer your time or po…