Here’s what we’ll be talking about on February 25th—
Elementary—God’s Plan is Best
Luke 5:1-11 (Peter)
This coming Sunday we’ll be transitioning in God’s Big Story from the Old Testament to the New Testament. We’ll meet a fisherman named Simon Peter. But, before we do, let’s make sure we set the stage so we truly understand what’s happening in God’s Story.
Jesus has come to earth. He’s grown up and is doing the work that God sent Him to do. He is traveling around the countryside sharing the Good News and healing the sick.
One day he shows up at the edge of Lake Gennesaret and gets into one of the boats. He tells the fisherman, Simon, to “put out a little from shore” then He proceeds to teach the people. The story doesn’t end there. After He is finished teaching, Jesus tells Simon “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
Can you imagine what Simon Peter must have thought? What is this famous Rabbi doing in my boat? Why did He choose me? Who is He to tell me where to fish?
Jesus chose Simon Peter. God had a plan for Peter’s life that was better than anything he could have imagined. God has also chosen us and has a plan for our life too! I encourage you to talk about this with your kids. Proverbs 16:9 says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” God plan is best!
February Bible Memory Verse: Proverbs 19:21
Preschool—God is Mighty
II Kings 6:8-23 (Elisha & the heavenly army)
We’ve been reading about the prophet Elisha in God’s Big Story. Like his predecessor, Elijah, God did some amazing miracles through him. This week we’ll learn how God protected Elisha when he was in a dangerous position. Instead of being afraid, Elisha was confident in God’s mighty power. Elisha’s servant, not so much. God opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant to show him that an entire angelic army was ready to defend God’s prophet!
Spiritual forces are real today and Satan wants to keep us from doing God’s will. Ephesians 6 talks about this and tells us to put on our armor to stand against these powers. Elisha models for us this attitude of “do not fear.” God is mighty and He is always working behind the scenes in ways we cannot imagine, to protect and save us.
February Bible Memory Verse: Psalm 100:5
2 Year Olds – Jesus is Powerful
(John 9:1-12) Healing of the Blind Man
Foundational Truth: God Loves Me
We’ll be looking at the healing of the blind man again this week, helping our little ones understand that Jesus loves them so much. In this story, Jesus puts mud on the eyes of the blind as part of the healing process. This is a beautiful connection to creation and the Creator. Man was formed from the dust of the earth. Jesus, the Creator, uses dirt/mud to bring about healing for this man, and ultimately restores his heart to wholeness and fellowship with God.
Jesus wants the same for us today! He wants to heal our brokenness and have a relationship with us. Helping your little ones understand that God loves them is so important. He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, just for them!
SpringHill Day Camp—Early Registration starts February 14th!
Take advantage of the early bird pricing discount. There’s also a sibling discount. If you or someone you know needs a scholarship to go to camp, please let me know as we have several available. Click HERE for more information.
Kids Quest Offering
Our offerings this past Sunday came to $11.59.
Now that we’ve completed our Play-Doh drive, we’re looking for another offering project. What is on the heart of your kids? Is there an organization or a missionary they would like to help with their offerings? Please let me know!
Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event- Sign up Today!
If you haven’t already signed up to be part of the FMSC mobile packing event held right here at Oakwood on Saturday, March 10th, do so today! This is a great way to serve with your kids and help them learn in hands-on ways how they can help spread the love of Jesus to kids around the world. Who knows how God might use this experience to shape the future of your children! Click HERE for more information.
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Energizing the Next Generation to Love God,
Love Others and Make Disciples