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God Breathed the Scriptures (at Home for October 26th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Breathed the Scriptures” (2 Timothy 3:14-17).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (on the attachment).

READ 2 Timothy 3:14-17 or Story 149 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What is the Bible? The Bible is God’s holy Word.

ASK: Who wrote the Bible? People who were taught by the Holy Spirit

ASK: Why do we need the Bible? The Bible teaches us about God. It shows us how to love, trust, and obey him, and it corrects us when we are not doing so.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 375-379.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

1. Who made you and everything? God made everything and me.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

Overcoming Grace: Grace Makes Us New (Kids in Community for October 26th)

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Download the free Ephesians series devotional here!

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

Read 1 John 2:15

  • What kinds of things does God want us to do? Obey our parents, love our brothers and sisters, share
  • How many of you do those things all of the time? No one.
  • Explain: This verse tells us that is because the bad things in our heart “the bad things we love to do” are stronger than the good things in our head “good things I know to do.”
  • Do you know how God wants to rescue you from the sin in your heart? He wants to give you a new heart–one that loves Jesus more than we love ourselves.

Invite a child to pray and ask God to give us new hearts.

Family Devotions at Home

Read Ephesians 4:22-24

  • Have you ever had a time that you wanted to change your mind but you couldn’t?
  • Parents: Tell your kids about a time you weren’t excited about doing something, but overcoming love changed your mind. For example, you could tell about a time when you didn’t want to go out with your kids, but because you love your kids (or because you really love ice cream—hint, hint), you decided you would go get ice cream with them.

Holy Spirit, change our hearts when we do wrong and give us an overcoming love for you.

Character Counts (at Home for October 19th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Character Counts” (1 Timothy 3:1-7).  Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ 1 Timothy 3:1-7 or Story 148 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why do pastors need to have godly character and lead their families well? If they cannot lead their own family, how can they lead the church family?

ASK: Can you remember the character qualities this passage talks about?

ASK: Why did God give us pastors? Jesus gave us pastors to teach us his word and show us by their example how to obey it.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 370-74.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

78. What has Jesus prepared for his church? Jesus prepares new bodies for us to live with him forever in the new heavens and the new earth.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

Overcoming Grace: Grace Makes Unity (Kids in Community for October 19th)

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Download the free Ephesians series devotional here!

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

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-20

  • What would happen if your feet decided that they didn’t want to be part of your body anymore? It would be really heard to walk. What would happen if your eyes decided they wanted to be your fingers instead? That would just be weird! 
  • Explain: Just like our body needs lots of different parts to do lots of different things, the church needs lots of different people to do lots of different jobs. It’s important that we get along or the church won’t be able to live well.

Invite a child to pray and ask God to help all the different people in our church to live together in unity.

Family Devotions at Home

Read Ephesians 4:14-15

  • What does a baby need to grow? Milk, food, and lots of love.
  • What do God’s people need to grow?
  • Parents: Tell your children about a discipline (prayer, Bible study, community) that God is using to help you grow in your faith.

Thank God for helping his people grow up in him.

Outrageous Grace: Grace is a Person (Kids in Community for October 12th)

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Download the free Revival series devotional here!

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

Read John 3:16

  • What does grace mean? Grace is a free gift.
  • What gift did God give his people? (What does the verse say?) God gives us his one of a kind Son.
  • How does it make you feel to know that God gave himself for you?

Invite a child to pray and thank God for giving us Jesus.

Family Devotions at Home

Read Ephesians 3:14-19

  • Where does this verse say that Jesus lives? He lives in the heart of every person who believes in him!
  • Why does Jesus’ spirit live inside our hearts? To help us know how much he loves us–how long and wide and high and deep it is.
  • Parents: Tell your children about how you first came to believe in Jesus. Tell about how you first came to understand his love for you.

Thank God for sending his Spirit to help us know his love.

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