WHAT WE'RE LEARNING IN AUGUST...
This month, we are talking about being brave! Bravery takes many shapes and forms. Kids are faced with challenges every day that require some level of bravery, such has having to step out of their comfort zones, sticking up for someone or something they believe in, or simply being comfortable with and confident of who they are. The Bible stories about David and Esther in this series may seem larger than life at first. How do I relate to someone who was able to take down a giant with a sling? How can I actually do anything when I don’t have any power or authority – both David and Esther were royals! But upon closer inspection, kids will come to realize that David and Esther had God’s help –a lot of it –along the way. Through these stories, kids can discover small ways they can exhibit bravery, because God knows who they are and God can use their gifts. They will also find that a form of bravery is to show others mercy. Their bravery will be put the test with challenges, but God can help overcome those difficulties, and they can rest assured that God has a plan for their lives!
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
AUGUST 2, 2020 ELEMENTARY
kids learn about being brave through the story of Samuel anointing David to be the next king.
THE BIG IDEA: God knows who I am.
THE BIBLE: 1 Samuel 16; 1 Corinthians 8:3
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PARENTS ASK THIS
Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn't, "So . . . how was church?"
Why was David chosen to be the new king?
How can you remember to be brave when doing something new and scary?
kids learn about being brave through the story of David and Goliath
This month, your kids can memorize the Bible verse Isaiah 41:10(NIV), in case you want to work on it together.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
ACTIVITY | I Am
Today, we read how God chose David for a very special, important job. You were created to do great things, too, because God knows who you are.
INSTRUCTIONS: Grab a sheet of blank paper and a pencil. Write your name in large letters in the middle of the paper. Brainstorm words that would complete an “I am...” statement, such as “I [John] am creative, bold, etc.” Write the words in various places around your name. Decorate your paper and thank God for making you who you are!
AUGUST PRESCHOOL LESSONS
AUGUST 2, 2020 - PRESCHOOL
In the beginning ... (the creation of the world)
Check out Pastor Brian's encouragements for parents.
July Parent Tip Video on Being a Student of Your Child
PREVIOUS ELEMENTARY LESSONS
|August 2 - video||God knows who I am.||1 Samuel 16; 1 Corinthians 8:3|
|July 26 - video||God gives extraordinary help.||Daniel 6; Isaiah 41:10|
|July 19 - video||God gives extraordinary courage.||Daniel 3; Psalm 46:1-2|
|July 12 - video||God gives extraordinary strength.||Joshua 6; Joshua 1:9|
|July 5 - video||God gives extraordinary peace.||Judges 6; Philippians 4:7|
|June 28 - video||I can remember what God has done for us!||Joshua 3:10-4:9; Psalm 136|
|June 21 - video||What kinds of risks do you think you can take for God?||Joshua 2:1-15; Philippians 4:10-13||June 14 - video||I can trust God.||Numbers 13:2-9; Matthew 6:25-34|
|June 7 - video||I can spend time with God anywhere.||Exodus 35:4-35; James 4:8a|
|May 31 - video||I can help others when I pray.||Acts 12:1-17; John 14:13-14|
|May 24 - video||God will protect my heart and mind.||Philippians 4:4-9, 11-13|
|May 17 - video||God gives us everything we need.||Eph 6:10-18; 2 Cor 10:3-4|
|May 10 - video||God gives us the Holy Spirit.||Acts 2:1-12; John 14:25-26|
|May 3 - video||God gave us a mission.||Matt 28:16-20; Rom 10:14-15|
|April 26 - video||Jesus is always with me.||Luke 24:13-35; (Psalm 139: 7-10)|
|April 19 - video||Jesus helps me believe.||John 20:19-20, 24-29; (2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1)|
|April 12 - video||EASTER - Jesus beat death.||Matthew 28:1-10; (John 3:16-17)|
|April 5 - video||Jesus trusted God.||Matthew 26:36-46; (Psalm 28:7a)|
PREVIOUS PRESCHOOL LESSONS
|August 2 - video||In the beginning ... (creation of the world)|
|July 5 video|
|June 28- video||Earthquake in prison|
|June 21 - video||Father's Day|
|June 14 - video||Paul's Journey|
|June 7 - video||A Changed Man|
|May 31 - video||The Lame Man|
|May 24 - video||The First Church|
|May 17 - video||The Holy Spirit comes|
|May 10 - video||The Mommy Book|
|May 3 - video||Jesus goes to heaven|
|April 26 - video||A net full of fish|
|April 19 - video||Jesus returns (John 20:19-20)|
|April 12 - video||Easter
Jesus is arrested and crucified
|April 5 - video||Palm Sunday
The true king (Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-42, John 12:12-19)
|March 29 - video||The lost son (Luke)|
|March 22 - video||The ten lepers (Luke 17:10-19)|
2020 Grow Curriculum 4 Spiritual Habits
FEBRUARY-APRIL: Spend Time with God
MAY-JULY: Share Your Story
AUGUST-OCTOBER: Spend Time With Others
NOVEMBER-JANUARY: Use Your Gifts