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Sunday at KidSpring (Elementary):: January 29, 2012

01.29.12

This week in Power Up, we learned an important truth about choosing to repent. We all do wrong things, but when we choose to repent and turn toward God, He helps us to go the right direction!

Parents, we shared the salvation message with your child so be prepared to answer questions!  Here are a few resources that can help you shepherd your child's heart toward Jesus:

In Large Group, Rom and Ram tried to find their way through a maze. Rom and Ram took one wrong turn, but chose to continue going the wrong way. Using the code segments from the game boss, our tour group was able to unscramble a hidden message and send it to Rom and Ram. We learned I Will Choose To Repent!  After seeing this message, Rom and Ram realized that they were going in the wrong direction and chose to turn around and go the right direction. With the message, Rom and Ram successfully made it through the maze.

In Small Group, we read a story from Luke 23 about Jesus and two criminals being led to a hill to be killed. Some soldiers had arrested Jesus for crimes that He did not do. As a result, Jesus had to die on a cross. Jesus knew that his death was a part of God’s plan for a way to forgive us for all of our sins. Jesus was not angry at the guards for putting him on the cross or the crowd for making fun of him. One of the criminals beside Jesus began to join in with the crowd and make fun of Jesus. The other criminal realized that he had been going the wrong direction and decided to turn from his wrongs and follow Jesus. Jesus forgave the criminal who chose to repent. Three days after dying and being put in the grave, Jesus rose from the dead! After this, Jesus told his followers about forgiveness and salvation. Just like the criminal on the cross, we can be forgiven for our sins when we choose to repent.

We also reviewed our Memory Verse.  We will continue adding to this verse throughout the series.  Here is what we learned on Sunday:

“Run away from evil things that young people long for.
     (run in place)

Try hard to do what is right.
     (thumbs up)

Have faith, love and peace.”
(count on fingers: 1, 2, 3)

2 Timothy 2:22 (NIrV)

Don’t forget to come back next week to see Rom and Ram take on more challenges in the Sector and learn more about God as we go through the video game!

 

Sunday at KidSpring (Preschool):: January 22, 2012

01.22.12

This week in Power Up, we learned about obeying!  We learned that when we don't obey instructions, things don't turn out just right.

In Large Group, we joined Button and Switch in the Bubble Zone.  They were having so much fun playing "bubble catcher" using all the bubbles that came from the Bubble Buddy.  They even got to meet the Bubble Master who was in charge of making the Bubble Buddy work.  He instructed Button and Switch NOT to touch the Bubble Buddy.  However, as soon as he left, the Bubble Buddy stopped making bubbles.  Button and Switch decided to disobey and touch the Bubble Buddy anyway.  Even though they broke the Bubble Buddy after touching it, the Bubble Master gave Button and Switch another chance to obey.  When they decided to obey, they got the next Power Up Piece!  They were able to learn I Will Obey!

In Small Group, we read John 21:1-14 about a time when Peter and the disciples were fishing.  They fished all night but didn't catch anything!  Jesus instructed the disciples to try fishing from the other side of the boat.  When they obeyed, they caught so many fish that they couldn't even bring the nets up!  When the disciples obeyed Jesus, good things happened!  We learned that when we obey instructions, good things will  happen for us too!

Come back next week as we join Button and Switch in the next zone of Video Game Land!

Sunday at KidSpring (Elementary):: January 22, 2012

01.22.12

This week in Power Up, we learned about having integrity.  Integrity is choosing to do or say the right thing - even when it is hard.  We learned that God wants us to have integrity, and in the end, things will be better if we do!

In Large Group, Rom and Ram faced a puzzle challenge.  After deciding that they should move onto other challenges that were more exciting, Rom and Ram attempted to use cheat codes in order to skip ahead a level.  Using the code segments sent from the Game Boss, our tour group was able to unscramble a message and send it to Rom and Ram.  They learned I Will Have Integrity!  After learning this, Rom and Ram completed the puzzle without cheating and got to go ahead to the next level!

In Small Group, we read a story from Daniel 3 about three friends named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who showed great integrity.  These friends did not follow the king's orders to bow down to a statue because they knew that they should only worship God.  Even when they were faced with having to be thrown in a fiery furnace for disobeying the king, these friends had integrity and chose to do what was right.  God protected them when they were thrown into the furnace since they had integrity!

We also learned the next part of our Memory Verse.  We will continue adding to this verse throughout the series.  Here is what we learned on Sunday:

“Run away from evil things that young people long for.
     (run in place)

Try hard to do what is right.
     (thumbs up)

Have faith, love and peace.”
(count on fingers: 1, 2, 3)

2 Timothy 2:22 (NIrV)

Come back next week to see Rom and Ram take on more challenges within the Sector and learn more about God as we go through the video game!

Sunday at KidSpring (Preschool):: January 15, 2012

01.15.12

This week, in Power Up,we learned about working hard!  Even though we might want to relax and be lazy sometimes, God wants us to work hard!

In Large Group, Button and Switch entered the Jungle Zone to look for the next power up piece.  They found the next piece, but instead of working hard to move the step pyramid closer to the tree where the power up piece was, Button just wanted to relax and take it easy.  Switch helped Button by pausing the game and listening to a story from the Bible.  In this story, Jesus told His disciples to go to other cities to tell people about Jesus.  They had to work hard in order to tell other people about Jesus, and since they worked hard, Jesus gave them more authority and they had joy.  Button and Switch learned to work hard and when they worked hard together, they were able to retrieve the next power up piece and then move on to the next zone!

In Small Group, we learned many different ways that we can work hard.  For example, we learned that we can work hard at obeying by continuing to do what we are told, even when we want to do something else!  We read the story from Luke 10:1-2 about Jesus sending His disciples to tell other people about Jesus.  This helped us learn that I Will Work Hard!

Remember to keep practicing the Remember Verse from Deuteronomy 6:18 and come back next week as we join Button and Switch in their attempt to find all the power up pieces!

Sunday at KidSpring (Elementary):: January 15, 2012

01.15.12

This was our second week of our new series, Power Up.  This week, we learned that when we don't know what to do, we can be prayerful and ask God for help!

In Large Group, Rom and Ram were testing out a new level of the Sector video game.  At first, they thought this level was going to be easy and they would move on quickly.  However, they quickly realized that this level was actually very difficult and they kept failing it!  Meanwhile, we worked together to decode some code segments in order to send a message to Rom and Ram.  Our message was I Will Be Prayerful!  This helped Rom and Ram because being prayerful means asking God for help.  They attempted the level one more time, but this time, they asked for help when the level became difficult.  They were able to pass the level and advance to the next round!

In Small Group, we read a story from 1 Samuel 1-2 about a woman named Hannah.  Hannah wanted a baby very badly, so she asked God to give her one.  Hannah told God that if He gave her a son, she would give him back to God.  God was the only one who could help Hannah and He gave her a son.  Hannah kept her promise and gave her son, Samuel to the tabernacle to serve God for his whole life.  Then, God gave Hannah three more sons and two more daughters!  We learned that when we don't know what to do, or we don't have control of what is going on, we can be prayerful and ask God to help us!

Join us next week and Rom and Ram continue testing out the Sector and we continue learning about how to have a life that is powered up for God!

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