SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)
Need to Know: I Worship God When I Help Others! Bible Story: The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, The Beginner’s Bible Memory Verse: Jesus, let what I think, say and do show that I love you.—Adapted from Psalm 19:14 Motions: Jesus, let what I think (point to head) say (point to mouth) and do (move arms in running motion) show that I love (cross arms over chest) you (point to God).
Review It shows God that we love Him when we help others—that’s another way we worship! This week we learned about many different ways we can help others. We worship God by helping inside our house and in the yard, carrying something for someone, praying and sharing what we have to help others.
This week, Sally Singer needed help packing her microphone for a visit to grandma’s house. When Didi was too busy to help, Sally shared a show-stopping story from God’s word with her. The story was about a man who was really hurt on the side of the road. Two people passed by the hurt man and did not offer to help him, but finally a good Samaritan man stopped. The good Samaritan helped the hurt man by bandaging him up and taking him to a nice place where he could rest. After hearing this story, Didi realized that helping Sally would show God that she loves Him, so that’s what she did!
This Week At Home Your child picked one thing he or she would do this week to help others (help with the trash, laundry, dishes, gardening, cooking, cleaning or carrying, or by giving money, praying, or sharing a snack). Ask your child what he or she picked and make sure he or she does that to help others.
ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)
Need to Know: I Worship God When I Serve Him Bible Story: A Sinful Woman Pours Perfume on Jesus (Luke 7:36-50) Memory Verse: “Shout to the Lord with joy, everyone on earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come to Him with songs of joy. I want you to realize that the Lord is God.” Psalm 100:1-2 (Italicized verses continued for 4th-5th graders. To be continued.)
Review In a band, roadies serve by setting up all of the concert equipment. There are lots of ways we can be like roadies every day by serving and helping people. Since God made all the people we see, when we serve them, we are actually serving God. This week we talked about how Jesus served us by dying on the cross to forgive us for all the wrong things we do. Serving in that way was not easy, but He did it anyways. One way we can tell Jesus “Thank You” for serving us is by serve others.
In Large Group, Nate and the band decided to use their day off while in Orlando to play a benefit concert for a local children’s hospital. Kate, however, wanted to take the day off in Disney World. Nate described to Kate that when we serve others, we also serve God. Nate pointed out that we are all given different talents and abilities that we can use to serve! In the end, Kate made the right choice and decided to help the band with the concert!
This Week At Home Praying is one way we can serve people without them even knowing it! Encourage your child to continue writing in his or her prayer journal while praying for others. You can also help your child find ways to serve others this week!
Be a rock star in your child’s life by setting a contagious example of worship. Worship is a lifestyle that shows God you love Him more than anything else. Reward and praise your child when he or she applies what they’ve learned. See you back on Center Stage next week!