SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)
Need to Know: God Knows Me and Made Me Special Bible Story: Samuel Chooses David as King, 1 Samuel 16:1-13 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
This is the first week of our new series Ten Hut where we will train to be soldiers in the Help Corps!
For our first day of training we learned how we are all special in many ways. Some of us have red hair and some of us have brown hair. Some of us may be good at art and some of us may be good at sports. Some of us wear glasses and some of us are tall. No matter what we are like, we are special, and our specialness comes from God. Today we learned that God knows each of us and made us all special!
In Large Group we worked with Admiral and Sergeant Argent to help Mardy, the Help Corps’ newest recruit, complete his assignment on Spy Island. Mardy’s assignment was to tell the spies that their spy skills are special because God knows them and made them special! Mardy proved this to the spies by showing them a story in the Bible about David. David was a boy who took very good care of his dad’s sheep. One day a man named Samuel came to David’s family with a very important message from God—David was going to be the next king! David was so surprised! He was the youngest of all his brothers, and he wasn’t the tallest or the strongest. But David believed that God knew him and made him special. God made David to be the king!
This Week At Home
Talk about the ways God made each of your family members special, and begin practicing this series’ memory verse.
ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)
Need to Know: God Gives Me Courage When I am Afraid Bible Story: Joshua Leads the Israelites, Joshua 1 Memory Verse: “Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave.” - Joshua 1:9a NIrV (to be continued)
This was the first week for soldiers in our new series, Ten Hut, where will be keeping step with the life of Joshua. After Moses died, God called Joshua to lead His people, the Israelites. This was a tough task, but God told Joshua not to be afraid. God gave Joshua courage and promised to be with him everywhere he went.
In Small Group we talked about some of things we are afraid of, and learned that God is bigger than anything we fear. God gives us courage to battle our fears when we read His word, the Bible. To have courage when we are afraid means that we trust God will take care of us in every situation.
In Large Group we met Boston and Beans who signed up for one of the most highly trained military units of all time…the Nameless Brigade! Their instructor, Sergeant Niece (pronounced “Nice”), takes learning from God’s word very seriously. Each week Sergeant Niece will send Boston and Beans on different missions where they will have to rely on each other and on God. Their first mission was a night drop where they had to evade search helicopters and guard dogs in order to make it to the rendezvous point. Boston and Beans successfully accomplished their mission because they remembered what they learned in the General’s briefing (Bible story): that God would give them courage!
This Week At Home
Help your child battle his or her fears by gaining courage from the God’s word:
- Psalm 34:4
- Isaiah 41:10
- Deuteronomy 31:6
- Hebrews 13:6
- John 14:18
- Psalm 91:9-10
- 2 Samuel 22:3
- Psalm 46:1
- Deuteronomy 3:22
- Romans 8:39
- Isaiah 12:2