Showing posts from October, 2018

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. D

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 so

King David - Self Control

Last Sunday Discovery Point: King David – Self Control Last Sunday, the children learned about having self-control. Having self-control means to follow the Will of our Lord, instead of giving in to the temptations of this world. It means keeping thoughts, actions, and desires in line with God's Will by resisting things that may seem good on the surface, but are actually bad. Giving into these desires is self-indulgent. (Scripture used: 1 Samuel 24:1-22) Memory Verse:   "Those who are controlled by their sinful nature can't please God." Romans 8:8 NIRV Suggested Parent/Child Activity: Discuss the difference between self-indulgence and self-control with your child. Fill in the blanks of each question with one of the following desires. food       drugs       gossip        sassing      spending       television      music 1. How can we indulge in _________? 2. How can we show self-control when it comes to _________? 3. What happens when do not use