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Revival under the Sons of Korah (Kids in Community for June 8th)


Download the free Revival series devotional here!

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

  • Read Psalm 85:1-7 together.
  • Has anyone ever been sunburned? How do we get sunburn? (Simply by being exposed to the sun. It’s not something we can create, but we must be in the right place)
  • When we learn more about God and his love for us, how will we want to respond?
  • Invite a child to pray, then conclude by thanking God for Jesus who took God’s anger for us, and ask God to revive our hearts.

Family Devotions at Home

  • Read Psalm 85 together.
  • Pretend there’s an earthquake. The house is shaking. There’s a crack in the ground swallowing the city, and it’s coming your way. But it stops right at your feet and you live! How would you feel?
  • Read the story of the sons of Korah in Numbers 16 and 26:10-11. 
  • Why should we respond in worship like the Sons of Korah? Parents: Share one reason why you love worshiping God.
  • Worship God as you pray together.

Here’s how you can donate supplies for VBS!

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We’re collecting supplies for VBS week! There are already donation points at several Sojourn campuses.

Sojourn Midtown: Sign in with your Facebook profile and fill out what you can bring from our donations list here. Then, beginning on Father’s Day, look for the donations center near the Nursery check-in and leave your donations for Midtown VBS!

Sojourn East: Sign up here to bring supplies for Sojourn East!

jtown supply donations 3jtown registration 2Sojourn J-town: Look for one of these VBS displays in the atrium or the SojournKids hallway. Grab a golden coin, gather the listed supply item or dollar amount equivalent, and then follow the dotted line to drop your supplies in the treasure chest.


June Kids Music Liturgy: Live and Grow!

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Leader 1: This month we are learning how God gives us new lives in Jesus. God transforms us, and works powerfully in our life. Let’s confess our sin and weakness to God and trust in His power and might!

“Mighty Mighty Savior,” Words and music by Mark Altrogge. © Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Psalm 91:1-8. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

“Grace (Ephesians 2:8)” Written by Rodney Clawson. © 2004 Writer’s Extreme Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co. (BMI).

Leader 1: God has given so generously to us, especially in Jesus. You all now have the opportunity to give back to God, the church, and the community. We give generously, with thankfulness and gladness. For God loves a cheerful giver. [Give now or after assembly]

Leader 2: Our catechism questions for this month help us understand what new life in Jesus looks like. Here is our question for this week:


  • June 1, 2014—What is Growth? Growth is a lifelong partnership with the Holy spirit to change and become like Jesus.
  • June 8, 2014—Does God only change us a little? No. The Holy Spirit changes our whole life.
  • June 15, 2014—What is the evidence of a changed life? The fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of a changed life.
  • June 22, 2014—What does the Holy Spirit use to change Christians? God’s word, prayer, and  trials.
  • June 29, 2014—What is the church? The church is the people that God has alive, called together, and 
sent on mission.

Leader 1: Life is scary sometimes. It can be hard. We make mistakes and other people hurt us. But we can always trust in God to get us through life’s touch places.

“I Will Trust In You” 
Words and music by Jamie Owens Collins. © 2011 Gospel Light. From Son Surf Beach Bash VBS.

Leader 1: Even though we have rebelled against God, He is faithful to us. He loves us today by watching over us, hearing our prayers, and giving us new lives. Let’s lift our hands and sing a new song to our God.

“Lift My Hands” By Phil Miller and Brooks Ritter (c) 2014 Sojourn Community Church

Leader 1: Let’s pray to God.

Leader 2: Father God, thank you for your love for us. We want to enjoy life with you here and now. We sing with joy, knowing that you are with us. Help us to love you and live our lives, not for ourselves, but to please
you and bring glory to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Leader 1: Thanks for worshipping the Lord with us today!

The Golden Calf (at Home for June 1st)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Golden Calf” (Exodus 29, 32:1-35).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ: Exodus 32:1-35 or Story 36 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: With Moses away, do you think the people thought they could do what they wanted without being caught?

ASK: Can you think of a time when you were tempted to disobey when your mom and dad were not around? 

ASK: What did Moses do for the people when they sinned? He prayed for them. This is called intercession. What do we need when we sin? We need Jesus to pray for us.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, pages 182-186.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

58. What is growth? Growth is a lifelong partnership with the Holy Spirit to change and become like Jesus.

Colossians 1:28 –Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

Revival Under Moses (Kids in Community for June 1st)


Download the free Revival series devotional here!

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

  • Read Exodus 32:1-8 together
  • Have you ever broken anything and didn’t want to tell your parents? How did you feel while trying to keep a secret? How did you feel after they found out?
  • In this story, the people made a golden calf to worship instead of God. If we would’ve been there, how would our golden idols be shaped??
  • Invite a child to pray, then conclude by asking God to save us from the idols we create a love more than him.

Family Devotions at Home

  • Read Exodus 32:1-35; 34:1-9 together.
  • Hold a quarter in your hand and explain that you want everyone to take turns flipping it so it lands on the floor showing both heads and tails face-up at the same time.
  • How can God be so forgiving but also NOT clear the guilty? That seems as impossible as a coin be heads and tails at once. 
  • Parents: Explain to your kids that the answer is found in Jesus at the cross, where God forgave us by punishing Jesus for our sin.
  • Confess your sin together and thank God for forgiving us.