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Scripture

Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan

MEMORY VERSE

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:7 (NIV)

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

January 3, 2021 – New Year’s Resolution

Objective: Kids will make a resolution to do one thing – just one – to help other people this year.

Synopsis: People think of themselves when New Years Day arrives and ask, “What can I do to make myself better?” This year, why not ask, “How can I make life better for other people?” God wants us to love others with our actions so they can see Jesus in us. Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan

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JANUARY LESSONS

Loving God From The Inside Out

Synopsis

We think of some emotions as good and others as bad. But God made every part of us, and no matter how we are feeling, we can turn to Him.

MEMORY VERSE

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”- Deuteronomy 6:5

January 10, 2021 – Anger – We all get upset and angry sometimes, but kids will learn that we need to be slow to anger so our emotions don’t get out of control. James 1:19-27, Listening And Doing

January 17, 2021 – Fear – Most of the time we’ll do whatever we can not to feel fear, but kids will learn that when we are afraid we can tell God what’s scaring us and he will comfort us. Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Calms The Storm

January 24, 2021 – Disgust – When we see things we don’t like or understand we may feel disgust, but kids will learn that Jesus loves everyone – even those others find disgusting. Luke 17:11-19, Jesus Heals Ten Lepers

January 31, 2021 – Sadness – No one likes to feel sad, but kids will learn that sadness can lead us to seek out Jesus, which is the best place we could ever go. John 11:17-44, Jesus Raises Lazarus From The Dead.

February 7, 2020 – Joy – Joy is the emotion that makes us feel the best, and kids will learn that when we walk with Jesus he will transform our anger, sadness, disgust and fear into a celebration of JOY. Luke 19:1-9 Zacchaeus meets Jesus and finds JOY.

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FEBRUARY & MARCH LESSONS

MEMORY VERSE

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

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February 14, 2020 – Bad Valentines

Objective:  Children will learn that Jesus wants us to love everyone just as he loves us.

Lesson: John 8:2-11: Jesus forgives the sinful woman

Synopsis

We shouldn’t pick and choose who we give Valentine’s cards to because, as Christians, we are called to love everyone. Jesus loved us and forgave our sins, so we need to be ready to love others. We have no room to condemn others because we have been forgiven. Just like Jesus, we need to love all people, no matter what.

Learning to Pray Jesus' Way

Synopsis

We think of some emotions as good and others as bad. But God made every part of us, and no matter how we are feeling, we can turn to Him.

Objective

Kids will memorize the Lord’s Prayer and understand its significance

MEMORY VERSE

“This, then, is how you should pray:  “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.   And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.   And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

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FEBRUARY 21, 2021 – How You Should Pray

Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15, Prayer

Prayer was an important part of Jesus’ life on earth, and it should be an important part of our lives. Just like you talk to your friends or family every day, prayer is simply how we talk to God. Jesus showed his disciples – and us – how we should pray and how important prayer is.

Objective: Kids will learn that prayer is an important part of following Jesus.

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 – Our Father

Scripture: Matthew 6:9 & Isaiah 6:1-8, Isaiah’s Commission

God is great and holy – Isaiah got to see that firsthand with God on a glorious throne surrounded by angels. God is so holy and awesome and the fact that He would even allow us to pray to Him is amazing. But that same God who is the most awesome and powerful being in the universe, not only allows us to talk to Him, but also to call Him “Father”, because He loves us.

Objective: Kids will learn that prayer allows us to talk to a holy and loving God.

MARCH 7, 2021 – Kingdom Come

Scripture: Matthew 6:10 & Matthew 26:36-46, In the Garden of Gethsemane

In the last hours before His death, we see Jesus’ sadness as He prays in the garden.  Despite His own desires, Jesus ultimately prays for the Father’s will to be done. In our own prayers, we should seek to know and follow God’s way with our life.

Objective: Kids will learn that prayer helps us put God’s way before our own.

MARCH 14, 2021 – Our Daily Bread

Scripture: Matthew 6:11 & 1 Kings 17:7-16, Elijah and the Widow

Sometimes our situations seem hopeless – like in the story of Elijah and the widow – but God can work miracles to supply our needs. We should pray about our daily needs – food, clothes, health, etc. – to remind ourselves that all of these blessings come from God.

Objective: Kids will learn that prayer helps us see how God provides.

MARCH 21, 2021 – Forgive

Scripture: Matthew 6:12 & Matthew 18:21-35, The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

God’s forgiveness is available to everyone who accepts it and puts their faith in Jesus.  Just as we have been forgiven, God expects us to extend forgiveness to others.

Objective: Kids will learn that prayer reminds us of the importance of forgiveness.

MARCH 28, 2021 – Temptation

Scripture: Matthew 6:13 & 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Warnings from Israel’s History

The Israelites give us an example of people who were tempted to sin against God and gave into that temptation. Jesus’ prayer closes with the reminder that we have hope in the fact that God always provides a way out of temptation, ultimately by giving eternal life to those who put their faith in Him.

Objective: Kids will learn that prayer helps us resist temptation and accept God’s gift of salvation.