WHAT WE'RE LEARNING IN OCTOBER....
OCTOBER TEACHING SERIES OVERVIEW
Have you ever been on a road trip? When we think of road trips, we might think of gas station snacks, singing along to our favorite songs, and taking in the sights — but when the Israelites went on a "road trip" of their own through the wilderness, it was a little less glamorous. Okay, it was a lot less glamorous. In this series, we'll introduce kids to some of God's "rules of the road," from Moses and the ten commandments all the way to what Jesus called the Greatest Commandment — to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Together, we'll discover that we can love God and others by putting God first, worshiping God, loving our families, and loving everyone.
October 24th, 2021 ELEMENTARY
This week, kids find out more about loving others by taking a closer look at commandments eight, nine, and ten.
Exodus 20:15-17; Romans 13:8-10;Thessalonians 2:7-8
THE BIG IDEA
We obey God by loving everyone.
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GROW AT HOME | WEEK 4
Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn't, "So . . . how was church?
What commandments did you learn about today?
What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself?
This month, your kids are memorizing the Bible verse Luke 10:27(NIV),in case you want to work on it together.
He answered, "Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and, Love your neighbor as yourself."
Next week, we're starting a new series! Check your email for next month's monthly view of what's coming up.
Dear God, thank You for each person You’ve put in our lives to love. Help us to love others enough to respect their things, to tell the truth, and be happy for their blessings. Teach us each day to show our love for You through our love for others. Amen
REFLECTION | Love is the Law
It’s easy to say that you’re supposed to love everybody, but in real life, it’s really hard to do, especially if a person isn’t nice to you.
INSTRUCTIONS:Read Romans 13:8-10 aloud.Up until now, we have been thinking that each of the commandments is the law, but this Bible passage says that we are keeping the law when we love!Think about the laws of the road.
Why do we stop at a red light? Is it so we won’t get a traffic ticket, or because it’s the safest thing to do? Both answers are correct, but most of all, it’s best to obey traffic rules because we want to be safe, not just to avoid getting in trouble.In the same way, God doesn’t want us to just keep these commandments because we’re forced to. God wants us to follow these rules because it’s how we best love God and others.
Parent Tip Video "How To Help Kids Spend Time With God"
PREVIOUS ELEMENTARY LESSONS
|August 30 - video||God has a plan for my life.||Esther 8:5-17; Ephesians 2:10|
|August 23 - video||God can help me overcome difficulty.||Esther 1-4; Philippians 4:13|
|August 16 - video||We can show others mercy.||1 Samuel 24:1-18; Luke 6:36|
|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
|May 2 - video||The Holy Spirit Comes|
|April 25 - video||Jesus goes to heaven|
|April 18 - video||A net full of fish|
|April 11 - video||Jesus returns|
|April 4 - video||Jesus is arrested and crucified
Jesus is risen
|March 28 - video||The true king|
|March 21 - video||Jesus and the children|
|March 14 - video||Mary and Martha|
|March 7 - video||The good Samaritan|
|February 28 - video||A fisherman's net|
|February 21 - video||Two miracles|
|February 14 - video||Jesus calms the storm|
|February 7 - video||A captain's faith|
|January 31 - video||Jesus' first miracle|
|January 24 - video||Jesus chooses his disciples|
|January 17 - video||John baptizes Jesus|
|January 10 - video||Jesus is lost|
|January 3- video||An angry king|
|December 20- video||Wise men's visit|
|December 13- video||Shepherd's visit|
|December 6- video||Baby Jesus is born|
|November 29- video||An angel visits Mary|
|November 22- video||The Fiery Furnace|
|November 15- video||Ruth and Naomi|
|November 8 - video||Samson|
|November 1 - video||Gideon's battle|
|October 25 - video||The battle of Jericho|
|October 18 - video||Twelve spies & Joshua and the spies|
|October 11 - video||The burning bush|
|October 4 - video||A baby in a basket|
|September 27 - video||Josephs's colorful robe|
|September 20 - video||Jacob's dream / Jacob and Esau meet again|
|September 13 - video||A bride for Isaac|
|September 6 - video||A new home|
|August 30- video||The tower of Babel|
|August 23- video||Noah's Ark|
|August 16 - video||The sneaky snake|
|August 9 - video||God made people - Adam and Eve|
|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