October 31: Family Fun Fest, 6-8pm
November 2: Youth Fundraiser Family meal before service
November 12: Youth Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser, 6-8pm
November 20: Thanksgiving Meal and Service, 6pm (No TeamKID)
November 23: No Kids’ Choir
December 11: Kids’ Choir Christmas program during morning service
December 18: Oak Crest Kids’ Christmas Party
TeamKID, Sundays @ 6pm
Bible Story: Daniel interprets the writing on King Belshezzar’s wall.
Memory verse: Proverbs 12:17 (ESV)
Application: God expects us to be honest, even when it’s difficult. He will give us the courage to do so.
Kids' Choir, Wednesdays @ 7pm
(Note that our Christmas performance will be December 11th during the a.m. service
Hymn of the month:
Soon and Very Soon
Songs of focus:
Shout to the North
Happy Birthday, Jesus
THE GOSPEL PROJECT FOR KIDS, Sundays @ 9:30am
Unit 14: God the Pursuer
Unit Description:Despite His people’s continued sin, God continued to pursue them. God used Hosea’s life to show that He still loved Israel, though she was unfaithful. God called Jonah to the capital of a godless nation, showing that no one is beyond the reach of God’s compassion. God used Joel to remind Judah that judgment was inevitable but that God is merciful and was ready to welcome them back.
Key Passage: Joel 2:13
Big Picture Question: What is God like? God is slow to anger, merciful, and loving.
Bible Story: Hosea, Prophet to Israel
Bible Passage: Hosea 1–14
Main Point: God loves people when they do not deserve it.
This week, we encountered the curious instructions God gave the prophet Hosea. God
sent the prophet Hosea to speak to Israel a message of God’s hatred toward sin and of
His coming judgment. God also sent Hosea to bring a message of love—a love that
never gives up. God used Hosea’s own life to show Israel what a nevergivesup
kind of love looks like.
God told Hosea to marry a prostitute. He told Hosea that his wife would not be faithful to
him. She would give birth to children who were conceived with other men. Still, Hosea
obeyed God. He chose Gomer as his wife. Just as God said, Gomer was not faithful to
Hosea. She went after other lovers. Can you imagine Hosea’s grief each time he found
his wife with another man?
It would have been easier for Hosea to throw up his hands and say, “Enough! I’m done
with you!” God’s people were no different than Gomer. They were spiritual adulterers.
Their hearts chased after other lovers. They loved and worshiped idols, people and
things that were not the one true God.
It would have been easier for God to throw up His hands and say, “Enough! I’m done
with you!” But God’s love never gives up. He gave Hosea a love for his wife that
compelled him to buy her back from the slave market after all she had done. In the same
way, God sought after His unfaithful people even after all they had done. God paid a
high price—the life of His Son, Jesus—to bring them back to Himself.
Hosea’s relationship with Gomer reminds us of God’s relationship with the people
of Israel and with us. Even though God’s people are unfaithful and love other
things more than they love God, God still loves us. God sent Jesus to die on the
cross for our sin and bring us back to Him.
Help your kids understand what God’s amazing love is like and make sure they see that
the price God paid to bring us back to Him was Jesus. God gave Hosea a deep love;
Hosea was willing to buy back Gomer even after all she had done. God’s love is deep,
and it never gives up. He goes after His people and loves them back to Himself.
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
○ God loves people.
○ God sent prophets to help His people.
○ Hosea’s life showed Israel how much God loved them.
○ Jesus’ life shows how much God loves us.
○ What is God like? God is merciful and loving.
○ God loves people who don’t love Him back.
○ What is God like? God is slow to anger, merciful, and loving.
○ God is like Hosea, loving people when they don’t deserve it.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Joel 2:13
● “Jonah, Prophet to Nineveh” (Jonah 1–4)