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Leader 1: I’ve got a question for all of you!! Is our God great?! [wait for some response.] I’m sorry, I can’t hear you! I said, “IS OUR GOD GREAT?!” [wait for their response] One more time, I need you to tell me: “IS OUR GOD GREAT?!” [wait for their response] Well then, let’s praise Him for it!
“Oh, Great is Our God” by Brian Eichelberger
Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Proverbs 3:5! Repeat this after me: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” This is a Proverb that God has given us from His Word. A Proverb is a little piece of wisdom, or a wise saying to live by. God gave us these proverbs as reminders of His good way for us to live. This wise saying tells us to…
- June 7 – …TRUST. What is another word for “TRUST?” [Belief, faith, certainty, assurance, rely/reliance]. That’s right! This wise saying is telling us that we can believe in, or rely on God!
- June 14 – …trust in the LORD. We learned last week that TRUST is to believe or rely, and we are told to rely on the LORD. What are some ways that we TRUST in or RELY on God in our daily lives? [We pray for help, we give thanks for His gifts, we ask for direction from God when we don’t know what to do.] That’s right! We can trust God with the BIG things and the LITTLE things and everything in-between, because our God is big enough to take care of it all!
- June 21 – …trust God with ALL OUR HEARTS. There are things in our lives that are easy to trust God with, but there are other things that are hard to give up. I know it’s hard for me to trust God with [my money, my relationships, my future plans, ect.]. Yes, I like to keep a tight hold on that, and not trust God with it. What are some things that are hard for you to trust God with? [Allow for answers; they will be vague]. But God’s wise words for us today are that we can trust EVERYTHING into His hands! Isn’t that amazing, how much our God takes care of us?
- June 28 – … not to lean on our own understanding. Do you guys like to do things your own way? [accept responses] I know I do. I like to figure things out for myself and do things my own way. Does it always work out OK, or do you sometimes make mistakes when you do things your way? [Allow for responses] Me too, guys. God tells us that His ways are higher and better than our ways, His thoughts are higher and better than our thoughts. We don’t have to rely on ourselves or do things our way and hope it works out. We can trust God fully, because He loves us and cares for us.
Leader 1: That’s right! God cares for us more than we could know! We worship God for His love by giving an offering to God of our money, our time, and our talents! As we sing this next song, you can bring your offering up to the front!
“God is in Charge of Everything” by Isaac Wimberely
Leader 1: We have one more worship song, and this one is from God’s Word! It’s about how we are more than conquerors! Will you sing with me?
“More Than Conquerors” by Seeds Family Worship
(Play the Catechism riff: G-F-G-F-G-F-G “Catechism!”)
Leader 2: Here is our question for this week! I’ll read the question and you will all read the answer together!
June 7 – What happens because of sin? All people are lost and apart from God because of our sin.
June 14 – What happens to the world because of our sin? The world is broken because of our sin.
June 21 – What happens to people who never turn away from sin? They will be thrown into hell.
June 28 – How do people enter God’s kingdom? We must turn from sin and have faith in Jesus.
Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands as we talk to God! Father God, we thank You for sending Jesus to be our Teacher, our Friend, our Brother, and our Savior. Jesus, we praise You for going to cross to die and defeating death for us! Holy Spirit, please fill our hearts today so we can know and love You more. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.