Childrens

Humility Week 2, 4/13-4/19

On April 15, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

14Apr_standard_VerseNIV

 

First Offense

Bible Story: First Offense (Jesus is arrested and heals the servant’s ear) • John 18:1-11

Bottom Line: I can put others first by letting go of what I want.

Life App: Humility—putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

In the beginning, Jesus was part of creating the heavens and the earth. When God created man, he was in Jesus’ image. There is nothing in Heaven or on Earth that isn’t under Jesus’ command. Yet Jesus chose to be born as a baby and walk among us. He developed calloused hands as He worked in a carpenter’s shop. The dirt of the road caked His feet as He traveled to show love to others. Jesus willingly left the majesty and glory of Heaven to laugh, cry, and fully become a man.

Jesus’ ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. He could have called down an angel army to protect Him, but instead, allowed Himself to be wrongly accused and arrested. He could have been worshipped with a gold crown and royal robes, but instead wore a crown of thorns. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us.

Humility is putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Putting others first is not our natural inclination. We live in a world that’s all about putting ourselves first. Out of His love for us, He chose to put us first.

Putting others first will cost you something: your time or money. Maybe it will cost you some pride. But when we choose to follow Jesus with our lives, believing that His death and resurrection made it possible for us to be right with God, the least we can do is put others first even if it’s a bit uncomfortable and costs us something.

This month, let’s think about how:

(1) Humility is a response to Christ’s example towards us.

(2) Humility is a way we can show others God’s love for us.

(3) Humility can help others see they are important. 

This week, we’re discovering:

In this week’s Bible story, when Jesus is arrested in the garden, Peter thought it was time to fight (John 18:1-11). Peter had a different idea of what should happen and used a sword to cut off a soldier’s ear. But Jesus knew His arrest was what God wanted. He showed humility by healing the soldier’s ear.

Our Bottom Line is: I can put others first by giving up what I want. Peter wanted to take action and fight in the garden, but he didn’t wait to consider what Jesus wanted. We often make choices before considering what other people want. We choose our favorite game without asking what our friend wants to play. Instead, we should show humility by allowing others to choose what they want.

The monthly memory verse is: “Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be free of pride. Think of others as better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3, NIrV When we are free of pride, we don’t mind putting our friends first and sometimes doing what they choose rather than what we’d like.

14Apr_PCue_Color_Week2 14Apr_PCue_Color_Week2a 14APR_GodTime_Color_Week2 14APR_GodTime_Color_Week2a

 

Humility Week 1, 4/6-4/12

On April 7, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

14Apr_standard_VerseNIV

Bible Story: Feet First (Jesus washes the disciples’ feet) • John 13:1-17

Bottom Line: I can put others first by serving them.

Memory Verse: “Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be free of pride. Think of others as better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3, NIrV

Life App: Humility—putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated

In this week’s Bible story, Jesus serves His disciples by washing their feet. (John 13:1-7) Usually a servant would wash travelers feet before they ate their meal. But Jesus surprised everyone by doing it Himself. He showed that even leaders should put others’ needs first.

Our Bottom Line is: I can put others first by serving them. Serving others often means taking the dirty jobs that no one else wants to do. When we do things like scooping the litter box, taking out the trash, or cleaning the dirty dishes, we are serving our families. This shows that we know their needs are important.

The monthly memory verse is: “Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be free of pride. Think of others as better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3, NIrV Our willingness to serve others should never be motivated by getting ahead. We should serve because Jesus set the example for thinking of others before ourselves.

14Apr_PCue_Color_Week1 14APR_GodTime_Color_Week1 14APR_GodTime_Color_Week1a 14Apr_PCue_Color_Week1a

 

Forgiveness Week 5, 3/30-4/5

On March 31, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

All the Small Things

Bible Story: All the Small Things (Zacchaeus) • Luke 19:1-10

Bottom Line: When people are forgiven, it can change them.

Memory Verse: “Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13, NIrV

Life App: Forgiveness—deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

Basic Truth: I need to make the wise choice.

This week, we discovered:

In this week’s Bible story, Zacchaeus was seen as an outcast because he was a tax collector who stole money from people (Luke 19:1-10). Yet, Jesus wanted to spend time with him. Jesus offered him forgiveness, which changed Zacchaeus’ outlook on life. He went from taking people’s money to repaying them even more than he took.

Our Bottom Line is: When people are forgiven, it can change them. You never know what your forgiveness might do for another person. It could change them. A parent who is forgiven might try harder to build a strong relationship. A forgiven bully may start showing more respect. God can work through your forgiveness to change someone else’s life.

The monthly memory verse is: Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.Colossians 3:13, NIrV When God forgave us, He opened the door to allow us to approach Him. Through His forgiveness, we are inspired to love, serve, and give to others. His forgiveness changes our eternity. And our forgiveness of others can impact their futures.

14Mar_GodTime_Color_Week5 14Mar_GodTime_Color_Week5a 14Mar_PCue_email_Week5

 

Forgiveness Week 4, 3/23-3/29

On March 24, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

Blinded by the Plank

Bible Story: Blinded by the Plank (plank and speck principle) • Matthew 7:1-5

Bottom Line: Be careful not to judge others, because you’ve been wrong too.

Memory Verse: “Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13, NIrV

Life App: Forgiveness—deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

Basic Truth: I need to make the wise choice.

This week, we’re discovering:

In this week’s Bible story, Jesus is teaching his followers about the best way to live their lives (Matthew 7:1-5). One of the principles He teaches is about judging. Jesus uses the example of someone who should clear the plank of wood out of his own eye before trying to clear sawdust out of his friend’s eye.

Our Bottom Line is: Be careful not to judge others, because you’ve been wrong too. We have all done things wrong throughout our lives, so we should be careful not to judge others for even tiny things they are doing wrong. Consider your own wrong before pointing out other people’s mistakes. We can learn to assume the best in other people.

The monthly memory verse is: Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.Colossians 3:13, NIrV A forgiving spirit helps us see others the way God sees them. God’s love for us gives us the benefit of the doubt and wants to see us do better. We need to approach others the same way.

14Mar_GodTime_Color_Week4 14Mar_GodTime_Color_Week4a

 

Forgiveness Week 3 – 3/17-3/22

On March 18, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

14MAR_VerseNIV_FACEBOOKVector

 

Take a Chance on Me

Bible Story: Take a Chance on Me (77 times / unmerciful servant) • Matthew 18:21-35

Memory Verse: “Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13, NIrV

Life App: Forgiveness—deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

This week, we’re discovering:

In this week’s Bible story, Peter thought he was doing pretty well to say he’d forgive someone seven times (Matthew 18:21-35). Jesus raised the stakes when he said we ought to forgive others even more. Jesus showed what this means with a parable about a servant who is shown incredible forgiveness yet doesn’t forgive.

Our Bottom Line is: Since God forgave you, you should forgive others. Jesus’ parable teaches that we should forgive others a countless number of times. But forgiveness does not mean we continually put ourselves in vulnerable positions. We can forgive others while still protecting ourselves from getting hurt. Forgiveness is more about our attitude as we approach the person who hurt us.

The monthly memory verse is: Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13, NIrV) We have all fallen short of God’s standard more times that we can count. Yet, through Jesus, God has forgiven all of our wrongs. Because God has forgiven us for so much, we should forgive others again and again.

Below are tools for your child to have their own daily devotion as well as resources for the whole family to engage with this week’s teaching.

14Mar_GodTime_Color_Week3 14Mar_GodTime_Color_Week3a 14Mar_PCue_Color_Week3 14Mar_PCue_Color_Week3a

 
Page 1 of 6812345...102030...Last »

Our mission is to help as many people
as possible become totally committed
to Jesus Christ!