October’s Memory Verse
Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
–Psalm 100:1-3, Shout, Seeds of Praise, Track 4
We finished talking about Creation by reading the creation account in the big book God Made Our World. Questions to talk with your toddler about:
*What are some things God created in your world? Go an exploration together and thank God for those things.
*We talked a little about the Fall. What’s it feel like when we do bad things? Confess sin together and thank God for his gift of forgiveness.
Preschool-The Fall, Genesis 3
Preschoolers will spend the next 2 months looking at stories from the Old Testament, that display the arc of God’s redemptive story.
*I wonder why Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
*I wonder why Adam and Eve no longer knew how to be with God after eating the fruit?
*I wonder why they had to leave the garden?
Grades K-1-The Terrible Lie (Jesus Storybook Bible), Genesis 3
Younger Elementary children continued Jesus Storybook Bible story, The Terrible Lie which tells the story of the first sin.
*I wonder why Adam and Eve listened to the snake and believe his lie, that “God doesn’t love me”?
*I wonder why Adam and Eve ran away from God?
*I wonder why God made clothes for Adam and Eve?
*I wonder what God’s plan is to get his children back?
Grades 2-4, God’s Call of Abraham Genesis 12: 1-9, 18:1-15
Older Elementary children explored the story of Abram being called by God and going to Canaan and the prophecy of his future child.
*I wonder what it was like for Abram and Sarai to leave their home?
*I wonder what he thought about the fact that God promised him children but he was old and had none?
*I wonder what it was like to meet the 3 visitors from God?
*I wonder why Sarah laughed when they predicted she would have a child?
Grades 5-6 What is Scripture?: Can we Trust it? Psalm 119:1-10
Younger Middle Schoolers continued looking at what is scripture.
*What in the Bible gives you hope that it’s true?
*What other resources did you learn about that help support the Bible’s trustworthiness?
Grade 7-8 Mark 2
Each week the Older Middle Schoolers will look at a new passage through the lens of these questions. This Sunday, they looked at Mark 2:1-17.
1. What does this passage teach me about Jesus?
2. What does this passage teach me about following Jesus?
3. So what? (What difference does this make for my life?)