January 10th: Children in Action/Mission Friends RESUMES
January 13th: Kids’ Choir RESUMES
January 19th: Children’s Team Planning Meeting, 7pm
I hope you all have had a wonderful time celebrating the birth of our Savior this Christmas season! As most of you know, Maggie arrived on December 7th, and this last weekend, our family moved to a new house! So…we have had quite an eventful Christmas season in the Stokes family. I am so excited to get back to our routine with children’s ministry at Oak Crest! All of our regular activities resume next week…PLEASE JOIN US!
CHILDREN IN ACTION/MISSION FRIENDS
Come join us Sundays @ 6pm! Children in Action is for children in 1st-5th grade. Mission Friends is for children 3 years through Kindergarten. Childcare will be provided for children 2 and under. It’s the PERFECT time to jump in and join us!
This month in CiA/MF…
Serving in: Miami, Florida
Missionary Family: Church Planters Alex Comesanas and Patrick Coats
Biblical Focus: Turn our hearts toward Him!
Memory Verse: “May he turn our hearts to him. Then we will live the way he wants us to. We’ll obey the commands, rules and directions he gave our people of long ago.”
1 Kings 8:58
Kid’s choir will be each Wednesday night during the 7pm service. We will be focusing on the “Hymn of the Month” and Easter music. Come join us!
Unit Title: God the Redeemer
Key Passage: Hebrews 3:5-6
Session Title: The Wilderness Test
Bible Passage: Exodus 15:22-17:7
Main Point: God provided for the physical needs of His people.
Big Picture Question: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people from captivity.
The Israelites’ future looked incredibly bright. The Lord, through Moses, had rescued them from slavery in Egypt. He fought for them, displaying His power by parting the Red Sea and subsequently destroying Egypt’s army. God was working out His plan to bring the Israelites to the promised land-the land God promised to Abraham’s family. But the journey from Egypt to Canaan was not direct. The Lord led His people into the wilderness. The Israelites’ bright future seemed to fade…
The Israelites traveled three days into the wilderness and were unable to find water…God provided. Then the Israelites moved farther into the wilderness. They hungered…God provided. The Lord is our Provider. Like He provided for the physical needs of His people in the wilderness, He provided for our spiritual needs by sending His Son, Jesus—the Bread of Life—so we can live forever.