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Tithes and Offerings - My Gifts Matter

This Sunday Discovery Point: 
In today's lesson, children learned that God doesn't care how much we give. His desire is that every Christian gives whatever he or she can. When we work together to build up the Church, even the smallest gift is important. We all have a purpose in the church when we give back some of what God has blessed us with. (Scripture used: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15)
Memory Verse:
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. (2 Corinthians 8:12)
There is a powerful message packed into this little verse. Help your child memorize the verse during the week.

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
As Christians we should always strive to do our best, but we can't stop there, we need to see the bigger picture. We must also try to help others when we can. Together we can accomplish much more than we could do alone. Take time to discuss with your child what gift and/or resources he or she may be a…
Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Tithes and Offerings - A Cheerful Giver In today's lesson, children learned that God wants us to give with a cheerful heart and a generous spirit. God doesn't want us to give because we feel that we have to. It pleases God to see that we give because we want His Kingdom to grow. We can give many things; we can give of our time, money, talents and prayers. All of these things help others learn about God's wonderful plan of salvation. When we give, God will make our gifts grow beyond our wildest expectations.
 Scripture used: 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 Memory Verse: "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV

Practice this verse several times with your child during the week. This will help him or her remember the verse and it will also help to reinforce what he or she learned during class.

Suggested Parent/Child Activity: People get a…

The Lord's Prayer - Ask and Receive

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  The Lord's Prayer - Ask and Receive We have learned over the past several weeks that we should be respectful, have humble hearts, acknowledge God’s holiness, and believe He will answer us when we pray. In this last lesson on the Lord’s Prayer (Jesus’ example prayer for His disciples), we learned why and how to ask God for the things we desire. It’s okay to feel like we don’t know what to ask for through prayer because the Spirit will help us. And we don’t have to be afraid to ask God for the desires of our hearts because He will answer according to His own holiness and will. The important thing to remember is that God loves us and wants us to make requests because it shows Him that we know He can provide. So, when we pray, we can make requests with the full assurance that God not only is able, but He will answer our prayers! (Scriptures used: Luke 11:1-10, Romans 8:26-27)

Memory Verse: “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will …

Christmas Special - The Gift of Christmas

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Christmas Special - The Gift of Christmas Today, we learned that Christmas is a time in which we should celebrate the birth of Jesus and worship Him. We also learned that God loves us very much and gave us the ultimate gift when He sent His only son, Jesus, into the world to die for our sins, so that those who believe may have eternal life. God gave His very best for us, and we should give our very best to God. We need to keep an eternal perspective and not bow down to the temporal pleasures that the world has to offer. (Scripture used: Matthew 2:1-12)

Memory Verse: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NIV

Practice this verse several times with your child during the week. This will help him or her remember the verse and it will also help to reinforce what he or she learned during class.

Suggested Parent/Child Activity: During the Christmas holiday, take time to help your child understand the …

The Lord's Prayer - Believe and Don't Doubt

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  The Lord's Prayer - Believe and Don't Doubt We have been learning how to pray like Jesus and follow the example prayer (The Lord's Prayer) He taught to the disciples. It's important to be respectful, pray for the right reasons, and recognize God's holiness. But how does belief affect our prayers? Today we learned the importance of believing that God answers our prayers and discussed some warnings the Bible gives us for unbelief. Truly believing God doesn't mean we give up when He doesn't answer our prayers the way we like - it means trusting that His plan is perfect. And because we know God is perfect and holy, our belief that He has the power to do anything shows Him that we love and trust Him. Scripture used: Luke 11:1-4, Mark 11:22-25, James 1:5-8 Memory Verse: "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 NIV

Find the verse in a Bible and read …