SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)
Need to Know: I Will Do What I Say I Will Do Bible Story: David & the Giant, 1 Samuel 17:17-52 Memory Verse: “Teach me how to live. Lead me along the right path.” - Psalm 27:11 Motions: “Teach me how to live (hold hands out like holding a Bible/book). Lead me along the right path (march in place).” - Psalm 27:11
Today we learned that it makes God happy when we do what we say we will do. This means that we do not leave things half-done and we do not give up on doing what we tell someone we will do.
We helped Mardy complete his second mission in his Help Corps training. He traveled to Halfway Island to explain to siblings Aaron and Jamie that they needed to do what they said they would do, finishing the construction they started. To help Aaron and Jamie understand, Mardy shared one of David’s stories with them from the Bible.
Each day David did what he said he would do and took very good care of his father’s sheep. One day his father sent him to check on his older brothers who were fighting in a war. When David arrived at the battlefield, he heard a giant from the other army yelling bad things about God and God’s people, the Israelites. David knew that this giant needed to be taken down, and since all the other soldiers were scared, David said he would do it. David knew that God would help him defeat this giant. So David did what he said he would do and defeated Goliath with just a sling and a stone!
This Week At Home
Today your preschooler colored some Coupon Promises for you. Help your child understand that by giving you these coupons he is saying that he will do the tasks on them whenever you give him a coupon back. Use these to help your child practice doing what he says he will do.
ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)
Need to Know: God Helps Me Through Others and God Helps Others Through Me Bible Story: Rahab Helps Two Spies, Joshua 2:1-24 Memory Verse: “Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave.” - Joshua 1:9a (to be continued)
In our second week of training at Ten Hut Boston and Beans learned that they needed each other’s help to complete a rescue mission. To make it through the mission they had to remember the time Joshua sent two spies on a mission to Jericho:
Joshua sent spies to Jericho to prepare for the Israelites’ attack on the city. The spies needed help hiding, and God provided Rahab. Rahab believed in God and needed help staying safe when the Israelites came to attack Jericho. Sometimes God uses other people to help us, like God used Rahab to help the spies. And sometimes God uses us to help others, like God used the spies to help Rahab. That’s what we need to know: God Helps Me Through Others and God Helps Others Through Me.
This Week At Home
Challenge each of your family members to be on the look out (BOLO) for ways God is using others to help you and ways you can help other people. Discuss these at dinner each night this week.