Looking for ways to connect with your kids?
Want to lure your kids away from the screen and towards something that will make memories and open them up to new worlds? Try reading a book together!
Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, shares fifteen ways to connect with your kids this year through books. I encourage you to check out her blog and the list of suggested books for little ones through elementary. It’s definitely worth the read!
Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, January 20th—
I Samuel 18-20 (David & Jonathan)
This past week we met David, chosen by God to be the next king of Israel. He wasn’t the oldest, the strongest or the first pick of the prophet Samuel, but God saw his heart and how much he loved God.
This week we’ll learn about David’s friendship with Jonathan and how God protected David—from someone who was supposed to be his friend! Can you imagine how confused David might have been? God chose him to be king, but he not only had to wait for that to happen, he also had to endure life-threatening situations from the current king.
Sometimes we don’t understand what God is doing in our lives either. Things happen that we have no control over. No matter what happens, we know that God is in control and He will protect us and accomplish His work in our lives!
Read Psalm 91 together and talk about what David might have been thinking when he wrote these verses. Was he trusting God to protect him? Yes! Will God do the same for us? Absolutely!
At Home Weekly Tru Story
January Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:9
I Kings 17 (Food for Elijah)
God’s people were in a bad place. King Ahab didn’t love and worship God. In fact, the king and his queen worshipped other gods. In spite of this bad behavior, God still cared for His people.
God send Elijah, a prophet, to speak to His people and King Ahab. Elijah told King Ahab the rain was going to stop and there would be no food or water for the people. This made King Ahab angry. God protected and took care of Elijah. God provided water for Elijah from a brook, and ravens brought him food to eat. When the brook dried up, God took care of Elijah again through a widow. God used Elijah to care for this woman and her son.
Just as God cared for Elijah and the widow, He will also take care of us. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” God cares for us, too!
January Bible Verse: I Chronicles 16:11-12
2 Year Olds–Jesus is God
Matthew 8, Mark 4 (Calming the Storm)
Who is Jesus? Ask a 2 year old, and you’re bound to get some interesting answers!
Jesus asked His own disciples this same question, “Whom do men say that I am?” (Mark 8:27; Matthew16:13)
This week we’ll hear about a terrible storm. Where was Jesus during the storm? Asleep! His disciples were terrified! They woke Jesus up asking, “don’t you care if we drown?”
Jesus did care! He showed the disciples that He is God and has power over nature.
Jesus cares about us too! Help your little ones understand that Jesus knows and cares when we are scared and will help them too.
At Home Weekly Tru Blessings
Wednesday Night Community begins this week!
Break time is over, and we’re back in session on Wednesday nights-yahoo! Our preschoolers will continue their studies in the book of Genesis with the life of Jacob. For elementary, we’ll also be studying the life of Jacob for the next 8 weeks in SLIMED!
for all the fun details!
Kids Quest Offering—What’s our next project?
“Big dreams make big people because we have to trust a big God.
Our offering this past Sunday came to $4.44, bringing our total to $60.53.
Ideas are starting to come for our next offering project:
- VBS Supplies for Oakwood’s Mission trip to Guatemala in June ($250),
- Send a child to camp with RFKC ($750), and
- Helping people with cancer.
I love hearing the heartbeat of our children to help others! We’ll keep you posted on our final decision. Maybe we can do something for all three areas.
Praying for you!
Children’s Ministries Director
Energizing the Next Generation to Love God, Love Others
and Make Disciples