Showing posts from January, 2020

The Prophet Daniel - A Reputation of Strength

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  The Prophet Daniel - A Reputation of Strength Today, we learned about reputations, and that consistently living a pure and holy life builds a strong, Godly reputation. In Daniel 1:1-21 we read how Daniel chose to honor God.  Scripture used: Daniel 1:1-21 Memory Verse: "Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.” Proverbs 20:11 NLT Memorize this verse with your child. Ask your child what actions define him or her to others. Suggested Parent/Child Activity: As you and your family go through your normal routines this week, take time to point out some of the reputations that those around you are projecting. You may observe these behaviors at sporting events, malls, church, school, and on T.V. Take time to explain how your child can build and protect a good reputation. Discuss why a person's reputation is so valuable. Daily Prayer: Father God, may we honor You with the l

Tithes and Offerings - God's Blessings

This Sunday Discovery Point:  In today's lesson, children learned that God doesn't want us to be selfish or self-centered. Real blessings come when we are willing to share what we have with others. God tells us in Matthew 6:19-21 to store up our treasures in Heaven. (Scripture used: Malachi 3:10-12) Memory Verse: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal. (Matthew 6:19-20) Read this passage with your child several times during the week. Spend a few minutes discussing what this verse means and how we should apply it to our lives. Suggested Parent/Child Activity: Help your child start a "Heavenly Treasures" journal to record the things your child believes he or she is storing up in Heaven. Review and discuss the list with your child from

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

Tithes and Offerings - A Cheerful Giver

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 Act