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Sunday at KidSpring… (January 31, 2010)

01.31.10

Today was the third week of The Great Sky Bridge Showdown where preschoolers are pretending to be a part of a construction crew building a great bridge that connects two tall buildings, and elementary schoolers are learning how to become wise builders who follow Jesus’ blueprints for their lives! SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)

Need to Know: God Helps Me Obey Him

We continued learning about Moses today in Exodus 3-4 where God asked him to obey by rescuing the Israelites from mean Pharaoh & the Egyptians. The crazy thing was that God asked Moses to obey through a bush that was on fire! Moses did not think he could obey God, but God promised to help him. One way God helped Moses was by giving him a staff that turned into a snake—this staff would show mean Pharaoh how powerful God is. God asked Moses to obey Him, and then He helped Moses obey Him!

Just like God helped Moses obey, God helps us obey. That’s what we Need to Know today: God Helps Me Obey Him. When we obey our parents and all the people in charge, we are really obeying God. Sometimes we may not feel like obeying our parents, people in charge or God, but God wants to help us obey Him. We can pray and ask God to help us obey Him & He will!

Play this fun game to help your child understand how God helps him or her obey. Choose an object from around your house and place it in the room you and your child are in. Blindfold your child and spin him or her around three times. Then guide your child to the object using phrases like “Walk forward,” “Slow down” or “Put your right hand out.” Continue until your child has found the object. Explain how you helped him or her obey and find the object by giving directions. God does the same thing to help us obey!

As a family you can also continue practicing our Remember Verse. Here is the verse and the motions we do along with it:

“This is why we work hard (pretend to hammer). We trust (cover eyes with both hands) in God, (point up) who loves (cross arms over chest) all people (arms open wide) - 1 Timothy (hold up one finger) 4:10 (hold up 4 fingers)

ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)

Need to Know: Never Give Up Doing Good!

Today we learned to Never Give Up Doing Good by following Nehemiah’s example in Nehemiah 1-6. While Nehemiah was working for the king, he heard that the wall in his hometown, Jerusalem, was crumbling. He wanted to do a good thing by helping rebuild it. While people made fun of Nehemiah and even threatened to hurt him, Nehemiah never gave up doing the good God told him to do.

Sometimes it is hard to keep doing good things. We may want to do something else, or people may make fun of us, but we cannot give up doing good! God wants us to do good things, and He will reward us when we Never Give Up Doing Good! Thankfully, we have a way to know what good things God wants us to do. God tells us these things in the Bible. One way we can remember the good things God wants us to do is by memorizing Bible verses. Here is the first part of the verses we are memorizing throughout this series:

“Anyone who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock…” - Matthew 7:24-25

Motions for younger elementary kids: “Anyone who hears (cup hand around ear) and obeys (swing arms in marching motion) these teachings of mine, (hold Bible) is like a wise person (point to head) who built a house (hammer) on solid rock (pound fists on top of each other)...” - Matthew 7:24-25 (hold up seven fingers).

This week at home, help your kids understand to Never Give Up Doing Good by working as a family to do good things in your community. Serve at a non-profit organization, clean up trash in your neighborhood or help a relative or friend in need. Afterward, talk about the fun and not-so-fun parts of your time serving, and remind each other to Never Give Up Doing Good!

Sunday at KidSpring… (January 17, 2010)

01.17.10

Today was the second week of The Great Sky Bridge Showdown where preschoolers are pretending to be a part of a construction crew building a great bridge that connects two tall buildings, and elementary schoolers are learning how to become wise builders who follow Jesus’ blueprints for their lives! SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)

Need to Know: God Hears Me When I’m Sad

This week’s Bible story picks up in Exodus 1 & 2:23-25 when Moses becomes the leader of God’s people, the Israelites. In this story we see how God heard the Israelites crying for help and sent Moses to rescue them from mean Pharaoh.

God heard the Israelites when they were sad, and God hears us when we are sad. That’s what we Need to Know today: God Hears Me When I’m Sad. Anytime we are sad we can pray to God, and He will hear us. God loves us and wants us to talk to Him all the time!

Next time you and your child are in front of a mirror, take turns making faces that reflect different moods (happy, sad, mad, angry, surprised, scared). Talk about how we can talk to God when we feel all of these ways, and He will hear us. Afterward, pray with your child, thanking God for hearing us when we are sad.

Keep practicing our Remember Verse, too!  Here’s the verse & the motions we do with it:

“This is why we work hard (pretend to hammer). We trust (cover eyes with both hands) in God, (point up) who loves (cross arms over chest) all people (arms open wide) - 1 Timothy (hold up one finger) 4:10 (hold up 4 fingers)

ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)

Need to Know: Obey God Above All Else!

There are many people we should obey every day, but today we Need to Know to Obey God Above All Else! Nobody knew this better than Noah. We learned his story from Genesis 6-8. During Noah’s time people were doing terrible things. Noah was the only good person God could find, so He gave Noah instructions to build a boat for his family and two of every animal. This boat would save them from the flood God was going to send. Building that boat was hard work, and Noah was made fun of for building it, but he chose to obey God above all else.  He knew this was the best thing to do.

God wants us to obey people like our parents, teachers, coaches and police officers, but the most important person to obey is God himself. He is in charge of everybody and everything, and He knows what is best. Our Memory Verse, Matthew 7:24-25 (CEV), tells us how to obey God above all else—by listening to Jesus and doing what He says to do. Keep practicing this first part of our verse, and we’ll learn the second part in a few weeks.

“Anyone who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock…” - Matthew 7:24-25

Motions for younger elementary kids: “Anyone who hears (cup hand around ear) and obeys (swing arms in marching motion) these teachings of mine, (hold Bible) is like a wise person (point to head) who built a house (hammer) on solid rock (pound fists on top of each other)...” - Matthew 7:24-25 (hold up seven fingers).

Does your child ever have trouble figuring out who to obey in certain situations? Help your child make a list of all the people he or she needs to obey. Rank them in order of who to obey first. Remember to put God’s name at the top of the list since we need to obey Him above all else. Place the list in a place where your child can reference it when needing to decide who to obey.

10th Anniversary Information for Parents

01.11.10

We are so excited to announce that on January 24th, NewSpring will be celebrating 10 amazing years in ministry.  On this day, all children will be welcome into the service that is sure to be a celebration they will never forget! 

There will be two viewing rooms available on that day.  One will be for families whose special needs children are not comfortable sitting in the service.  The other will be for nursing moms and their infants.

Don’t forget to arrive early, and we’ll see you there!

Sunday at KidSpring…(January 10, 2010)

01.10.10

This week we began a new series called The Great Sky Bridge Showdown. During this series preschoolers are pretending to be a part of a construction crew building a great bridge that connects two tall buildings while elementary schoolers are learning how to become wise builders who follow Jesus’ blueprints for their lives. SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)

Need to Know: God Has A Plan For Me!

This week’s Bible story can be found in Exodus 2:1-10. In this story we learned that bad Pharaoh wanted to hurt all the baby boys in Egypt, but God had a plan for a baby named Moses. Moses’ mom realized she could not hide him from bad Pharaoh so she placed him in a basket and put him in the river. Moses ended up safely in the arms of Pharaoh’s daughter, who raised him as her own son.

Just like God had a plan for Moses, we learned that God Has A Plan For Me. We can find out God’s plan for us by listening to God. We can listen to God with our eyes when we read the Bible and watch shows about Him. And we can listen to God with our ears by listening to and obeying our parents & by listening to other people who love Jesus.

This week, help your child begin remembering our new Remember Verse for this series—1 Timothy 4:10 (NCV). Remembering God’s word together will grow your relationship with your child and with the Lord. Here is the verse and the motions we do along with it:

“This is why we work hard (pretend to hammer). We trust (cover eyes with both hands) in God, (point up) who loves (cross arms over chest) all people (arms open wide).” - 1 Timothy (hold up one finger) 4:10 (hold up 4 fingers)

ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)

Need to Know: Follow God’s Plan!

Today we heard about God’s plan for building the Temple in 1 Chronicles 28:1-9 & 2 Chronicles 2-4. God had given King David the plan for building the Temple as a place for the Israelites to worship God. David planned on building the Temple himself, but God had a different plan.  God wanted David’s son, Solomon, to build it.  David trusted God and gave Solomon God’s plan for building the Temple.  By following God’s plan, Solomon was able to construct the great Temple, and the Israelites had a place to worship God. 

Just like Solomon followed God’s plan for the temple, we also need to Follow God’s Plan! We talked about five ways we can find out about God’s plan for us & follow it:

  1. Coming to Church
  2. Reading the Bible Every Day
  3. Praying
  4. Asking Your Parents About God
  5. Talking to Your Small Group Leader & Others Who Love Jesus

Knowing & following God’s plan will make us wise builders. Memorizing scripture is another way we can know & follow God’s plan. This week we began memorizing Matthew 7:24-25 (CEV). Help your child practice the first part we started memorizing today:

“Anyone who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock…” - Matthew 7:24-25

Motions for younger elementary kids: “Anyone who hears (cup hand around ear) and obeys (swing arms in marching motion) these teachings of mine, (hold Bible) is like a wise person (point to head) who built a house (hammer) on solid rock (pound fists on top of each other)...” - Matthew 7:24-25 (hold up seven fingers)

Sunday at KidSpring… (January 3, 2010)

01.03.10

This was our sixth and final week as the live studio audiences of The Reindeer Radio Show and The North Pole News.

Today’s Headline: We Can Follow Jesus! Last week we learned how God sent his Son to be the Savior of the world, and this week we saw how God shared this good news with a few shepherds and wise men.

First, God sent an angel to tell some shepherds that He had sent baby Jesus who had been born in Bethlehem. The shepherds were so excited that they ran to see baby Jesus, and they found him just like the angel had said. The shepherds believed that God had sent Jesus to save us from our sin and fix our friendship with God, and because Jesus could do something so great, they decided to follow Him forever.

A little while later some very wise men saw a big, bright star in the sky. The wise men followed the star which led them to Jesus’ house! The wise men decided to follow Jesus, too, since only He can fix our friendship with God.

Preschoolers in SpringTown & Treehouse heard about the many different ways we follow Jesus. Make these a part of your family’s routine as you all grow in your relationship with our Savior!

  • Praying
  • Going to Church
  • Reading the Bible
  • Telling People About Jesus
  • Loving Others
  • Giving Money to Your Church
  • Obeying
  • Taking Care of Older People

Elementary school-aged kids in ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave also learned about these ways we follow Jesus, but first they learned how to start following Jesus! To start following Jesus, we just need to pray and tell Him three things:

  • First, we tell God that we have done wrong things (sinned).
  • Second, we tell God that we believe in our heart that Jesus died for us and that God brought Him back to life.
  • Third, we tell Jesus that we want Him to be our best friend and leader so that we can follow Him forever.