I’m going to start beginning each newsletter by sharing with you a brief synopses of what our kiddos will be studying on Sunday mornings
During His time on earth, Jesus spent time preaching about God’s kingdom. One of Jesus’ most well-known sermons is the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is recorded across three chapters in the Gospel of Matthew. In Matthew 5–7, Jesus taught how believers should live. While Matthew 5:1-2 specifies that Jesus taught His disciples, Matthew 7:28 reveals that the crowds listened to His sermon as well. First, Jesus began with the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes describe God’s great blessings for believers. God’s kingdom belongs to the spiritually needy, God will comfort those who are sad, and God will give mercy to those who show mercy to others. Jesus gives believers reason to be glad when life on earth is hard because great rewards await in heaven. Jesus also taught how believers should live in a world that does not honor Him. Jesus called believers “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matt. 5:13-14). He said the good works of His followers should cause others to give glory to God. Jesus taught about a righteousness that comes from the inside. God’s people had the law of Moses, but some of them—the Pharisees, in particular—were concerned mostly with the appearance of being righteous. The scribes and Pharisees looked righteous on the outside, but Jesus taught His disciples about a righteousness that comes from the inside. People who know and love Jesus have changed hearts that want to honor Jesus.
Big Picture Question: Who can keep all of God’s laws?
Big Picture Answer: Only Jesus obeyed God perfectly.
Key Passage/Memory Verse: Matthew :33
Unit Christ Connection: Jesus taught people that the kingdom of God had come and that salvation is available to all!
We have set a date for our Oak Crest Kid’s Choir Christmas Musical, “The Light Has Come!”
December 7th @ 6:00pm
It’s not too late for your kiddo to join the choir!
FALL FAMILY FUN DAY!
What: Oak Crest Kids Family Fun Day
Where: Mainstay Farm (Between Cleburne and Burleson)
Who: All Oak Crest children and their immediate families!
Date: November 15th
Time: Meet at OCBC at 10 am
Cost: The cost to enter Mainstay Farms is $12 per person. OCBC Children's Ministry will pay for each child (ages 3 years to 6th grade) to enter. Each family will be responsible for paying for entry for any other family members attending.
Please RSVP to reserve your family's spot by Friday, November 7th. To RSVP, email me at StephenieStokes@hotmail.com and include the number of family members that will be attending.
Check out Mainstay Farm at www.mainstayfarm.com!