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The Armor of God (At Home for September 28th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-20).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Ephesians 6:10-20 or Story 145 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why did Paul talk about armor? Armor is for protection, and Paul knew that Christians need gospel truth to protect them every day.

ASK: What are the different parts of the armor? The belt of truth; the breastplate of righteousness; the shoes of readiness to share the gospel message; the shield of faith; the helmet of salvation; and the sword of the Spirit.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 353-358

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

75. What are we asking when we pray, “Forgive us our debts”? That we receive God’s forgiveness for sins and God will enable us to forgive others.

Mathew 6:14-15 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

Outrageous Grace: The Mystery Made Known (Kids in Community for September 28th)

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Download the free Revival series devotional here!

Applying God’s Word with your Kids in your Community Group

Read Deuteronomy 10:14-15

  • What is the greatest treasure in the world? What would you pay for it?
  • Did you know that God chose you to be his special treasure?
  • How much did God pay for us to be his treasure?

Invite a child to pray and thank God for making us his treasure.

Family Devotions at Home

Read Mathew 13:44

  • Parents: Take an old shoebox and set out some craft supplies for your kids (crayons, paint, construction paper, etc.) Have your kids decorate the box as a treasure chest.
  • What did the man do when he found the treasure in the field?
  • Jesus is the greatest treasure. How much would you give up to be with him?

Father, help us to see that Jesus is our greatest treasure.

VBS in Thailand. Come join us.

Our team is doing a Vacation Bible School in the most beautiful place on earth…

There is a great opportunity coming up soon to serve Greg & Dawn W., one of our Sojourn families serving in South Asia! Sojourn International has asked Aaron Rothermel and Travis Mills to lead a trip to Thailand from January 8-18th. The team will love and care for missionary families from South Asia. We will be providing children’s ministry—a Sojourn Vacation Bible School, and youth program for children ranging in ages from 0-15 so that their parents can attend a conference. These missionary kids rarely get an opportunity like this so we want to do it well.
 
We need creatives, helpers, teachers, musicians, administrators, and anyone who is willing to go and serve!  The cost will be $2600 and we need about 25 people to make it happen. You must be a Sojourn member and active in a community group. 
 
 
The application deadline is October 8th.  
 
There will be an informational meeting on October 5th at the East Campus after both services. If you have further questions, email international@sojournchurch.com
Sojourn International / SojournKids Mission Trip to Thailand

Dates:  January 8-18

Cost:  $2600
Partners:  Greg & Dawn W., Sojourn missionaries
Leaders:  Aaron Rothermel and Travis Mills
Deadline to apply:  October 8th

 

Sign up for the October 12th Child Dedication

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“Here at Sojourn we LOVE to celebrate and throw a good party, Child Dedication is a celebration of new life! Come celebrate with us!” J-town Pastor, Lisle Drury

We celebrate child dedication services at Sojourn, because we recognize our God-given responsibility as parents, and because we know that our home needs God’s help. We dedicate our kids, because we want to partner with our church family–making a commitment to raise our children in light of God’s promises.

Our next Child Dedication service is October 12th. There is a mandatory pre-dedication class on October 5th. The class is a learning experience designed to prepare you for what will take place during the dedication service. And it is also a party–a celebration of the gift of life that God has given you in your new child!

Sign up here!

The Gift of Men (At Home for September 21st)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Gift of Men ” (Ephesians 4:10-16).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Ephesians 4:10-16 or Story 143 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What do we call the people who lead our church? Pastors.

ASK: Who gives pastors to the church? God does.

ASK: Why did God give pastors to the church? God gave pastors to the church to help us grow.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 343-347

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

74. What are we asking when we pray, “Give us today our daily bread”? That God will take care of our daily needs.

Mathew 6:25 Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes?

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

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