Don't forget that we will be having TeamKID on Sunday evenings at 6 PM for ages 3 years through 5th grade in the fellowship hall. Kids choir is on Wednesday nights at 7 PM for 1st grade through 5th grade. Three years through Kinder have their music class in the children's wing at 7 PM on Wednesdays. As always, nursery is provided for children 2 and under on both Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
This week in TeamKID:
Bible Story: Pharaoh’s daughter rescued Moses from the NIle
Memory verse: Exodus (20:12)
Application: God expects us to be respectful to our parents.
This week in Kids' Choir:
(Note that our Christmas performance will be December 11th during the a.m. service
Hymn of the month:
Count Your Blessings
Songs of focus:
Days of Elijah
Exploring Christmas music
This week in The Gospel Project:
Israel and Judah, governed predominantly by evil kings, continued to disobey God. God sent prophets like Elijah and Isaiah to reveal His power, love, and faithfulness to His people. God reminded them of His plan to send a Rescuer, Jesus, to take away their sin.
Key Passage: Hebrews 1:1-2
Big Picture Question:
How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves worship.
Bible Story: Elisha and Naaman
Bible Passage: 2 Kings 5
Main Point: God healed Naaman’s skin disease.
Everyone gets sick at some point in his or her lifetime … often many times! Illness is probably no stranger to your kids. In today’s Bible story, Naaman—a commander for the Syrian army—was really sick. He had leprosy, a skin disease that was likely disfiguring and isolating. Without a cure, Naaman would face great suffering. But help came from an unlikely source: a young slave girl. The people of Israel and Syria were often at odds with one another. The Syrians sometimes attacked the cities in Israel and plundered them. They took what they wanted, including people to work as slaves. The young slave girl who served Naaman’s wife had been taken from her home in Israel. As an Israelite, the girl knew about the one true God. She was familiar with God’s prophets, including Elisha, who had performed miracles to help and heal people. The girl told her mistress that Elisha the prophet could heal Naaman. So the king of Syria sent a letter to the king of Israel, asking him to cure Naaman of his leprosy. But the king of Israel had no power to heal Naaman. The power to heal comes only from God. Elisha called for Naaman. But what happened next was not at all what Naaman expected. Naaman expected Elisha to call upon the name of God, wave his hand over Naaman, and miraculously heal him. Instead, Elisha instructed Naaman to go wash in the river. Naaman was upset! He could have washed in a river back home! But Naaman’s servants urged him to wash. He did, and God healed him. Naaman was sick with a skin problem. His disease went away when he trusted God’s instruction from Elisha and washed in the river. All people have a sin problem that leads to death. We all need a Healer. When we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior, God forgives our sin and heals us. Help your kids understand that not all sick people will be healed on this side of heaven, but our physical maladies are symptoms of an even greater illness—sin. Jesus’ death and resurrection provided healing—forgiveness and eternal life—for those who trust in Him. Check this session’s Activity Page and Big Picture Card as well as the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ There is one true God.
○ Naaman obeyed God.
○ There is no one like God.
○ Jesus heals people who are sick.
○ How many gods are there? There is one true God.
○ God healed Naaman.
○ How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves worship.
○ God healed Naaman’s skin disease.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Hebrews 1:1¬2
● “God Called Isaiah” (Isaiah 6)