May 17: Final Kids’ Choir
May 18th: VBS Volunteer Mtg, 7pm
May 21st: Kids’ Choir sings in AM service
May 21st: Final TeamKID in the ROCK
May 26th: End of School Bash for all OCBC Kids, 6pm
June 4th-8th: VBS…Rome, Paul and the Undergound Church
June 14th: Summer TeamKID begins
June 25th-28th: PowerPlus Preteen Camp @ Pineywoods
VBS is only 3 weeks away! Please use this link to register your child/children for VBS!
Sunday, May 21st, TeamKID will meet in the ROCK! Kids will get to “buy” fun items from a “store” with the points they have been earning this school year through attendance, scripture memorization, and bringing their bible each week! They will also have a yummy treat!
Why is the Bible True?
Memory Verse: Matthew 24:35
Bible Passage: Moses Received God’s Word – Exodus 19:3-21; Deuteronomy 5:1-22
Missions Emphasis: NAME Region
What We Learned:
Thanks for creating margin in your family and prioritizing your
child’s participation in TeamKID. God has created you to be the primary disciple maker
in your child’s life. As a church, we desire nothing more than to partner with you in
support of your role. The big idea all kids should walk away with each week is that the
Bible is the absolute truth from God given to us as the source for all wisdom. The Bible
also provides God’s story of redemption through Jesus so people can know and follow
Kids learned that the Bible truly is God’s Word, delivered by multiple writers across
many generations, written in several languages. Through passages in Exodus and
Deuteronomy, the kids discovered that God used Moses to deliver His words to Israel
and compose the first five books of the Old Testament, also called the Torah.
Moses served as Israel’s leading prophetic voice and remained a central
figure in the gospel narrative as well. Just as God used Moses to deliver Israel from
slavery in Egypt, God used Jesus to deliver people from slavery to sin. As a parent, you
have a great opportunity to deliver God’s words so that your child can come to salvation.
Read this week’s Bible passages and memory verse. Since God’s words never pass away,
they are the most important words you can share among your family.
Use the following discussion prompts to continue the learning at home this week:
1. How did God give His Word to people in the Old Testament?
2. Can you think of other stories in which God spoke to people and we have those words
recorded as well? (Old Testament prophets, words of Jesus, writings of Paul, etc.)
3. Which of the 10 Commandments can you name?
4. Which ones seem simple for you to obey? Which are most difficult to keep?
Bonus Verse: Exodus 20:12
Kids' Choir, Wednesdays @ 7pm
We will be working on “The Power of the Cross” to present during the morning service on May 21st.
THE GOSPEL PROJECT FOR KIDS, Sundays @ 9:30am
Unit Description: After Jesus’ victory over temptation in the wilderness, Jesus began His earthly ministry. As Jesus traveled throughout Judea, His personal encounters with ordinary people changed their lives in extraordinary ways. Jesus revealed that He was God the Son in human form, living among God’s people and bringing salvation in Him alone.
Key Passage: John 14:6
Big Picture Question: Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.
Bible Story: Jesus Rejected in Nazareth
Bible Passage: Luke 4:14-30
Main Point: Jesus explained that the Scriptures tell about Him.
Jesus was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. After John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, Jesus was tempted in the desert. Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover. Then, He headed north to Galilee. He went through the region of Samaria, stopping at Jacob’s well to talk to a Samaritan woman. Jesus began teaching in the synagogues. He went to the town of Nazareth. Nazareth was a small village in the hills between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean Sea. This was where Jesus grew up. On the Sabbath day, Jesus went into the synagogue. He read aloud the words of the prophet Isaiah. (See Isa. 61:1-2.) Jesus sat down. Everyone’s eyes were on Him as He explained, “Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled.”
What was Jesus saying? Jesus was saying, It’s Me. The words Jesus read were coming true. Some of the people might have remembered Jesus from His youth. They asked, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” Jesus knew their thoughts; Jesus had performed miracles in Capernaum, and the people wanted Jesus to do miracles in His hometown too. Jesus reminded them of two Old Testament accounts. Many widows lived in Israel when the prophet Elijah was there, but God sent Elijah to help a widow in another country. And Elisha likely encountered Israelites who had leprosy, but he healed Naaman the Syrian. Jesus wanted the people to understand that His miracles were an act of grace—a gift. No one deserves God’s grace, so God may show grace to whomever He pleases—even Gentiles. The people were angry. They drove Jesus away, intending to kill Him, but Jesus escaped through the crowd. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. He would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and told everyone who was listening that He is the promised Messiah.
Help your kids see that Jesus came to give sight to the blind and to set the captives free. He came preaching good news to all the people groups. Finally, the Messiah had come! Jesus was God’s plan to save sinners.
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 ○ Jesus is the Messiah.
○ Jesus read Isaiah’s message in Nazareth.
○ God sent Him to preach good news.
○ God sent Jesus because He loves us.
○ Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is God’s Son.
○ Jesus said God’s Word is about Him.
○ Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.
○ Jesus explained that the Scriptures tell about Him.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● John 14:6
● “Jesus Rejected in Nazareth” (Luke 4:14-30)