This Week in DIG 1/24

January’s Memory Verse

Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

-Matthew 12:34, “The Mouth” from Seeds of Praise album, track 6

Toddlers

This month toddlers have been exploring the story of The Lost Sheep from Psalm 23 and John 10

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Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:

*Act out the story with your child, using the shepherds found in a nativity set.

*Read parts of Psalm 23 and John 10.

*Some wondering questions:

-I wonder what the sheep’s names were?

-I wonder how the sheep feel with the Good Shepherd?

Preschool- Jesus is Baptized, Luke 3:1-22

Preschoolers will spend January exploring the stories of Jesus’s early life and ministry.

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*I wonder how the people felt when John told them to change the way they live and get ready for the special Son of God?

*I wonder if it was hard for them to change the way they lived?

*I wonder if they felt ready to be close to the special Son of God?

Grades K-1-How to Pray (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Matthew 6

Younger Elementary children will continue in the  Jesus Storybook Bible this month by reading through  stories of Jesus’ ministry.  This week they explored The Lord’s Prayer.

*I wonder how people felt when they saw the “Super Holy People” praying?

*I wonder how the children felt as Jesus told them they could talk to God?

*I wonder how God can hear every prayer in the world?

*I wonder how I can pray to God?

Grades 2-4, off

Older Elementary children will spend January looking at Jesus’ young life and ministry.

 

Grades 5-6 Who is Jesus?: What was his life like?

  1. Reread Matthew 4:23-25. What did Jesus spend his time doing?  Think back to other passages you read this month.
  2. Why do you think he chose to spend his time the way he did?

Grade 7-8

*Reread Mark 6:1-10.  What do you notice about Jesus here?  How does it connect with your life?

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The grades 7-8 class painted a large chalkboard in the foyer of the DIG space.  They are displaying some of their reflection there from their study of Mark.  Make sure to check it out!
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This Week in DIG, 1/17

January’s Memory Verse

Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

-Matthew 12:34, “The Mouth” from Seeds of Praise album, track 6

Toddlers

This month toddlers have been exploring the story of The Lost Sheep from Psalm 23 and John 10

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Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:

*Act out the story with your child, using the shepherds found in a nativity set.

*Read parts of Psalm 23 and John 10.

*Some wondering questions:

-I wonder what the sheep’s names were?

-I wonder how the sheep feel with the Good Shepherd?

Preschool- Boy Jesus in the Temple, Luke 2:41-52

Preschoolers will spend January exploring the stories of Jesus’s early life and ministry

 

*I wonder how Jesus felt when he was finally old enough to go to the temple by himself?

*I wonder how Mary and Joseph felt when they couldn’t find Jesus?

*I wonder what Jesus meant when he called the temple “His Father’s house”?

Grades K-1-A Little Girl and a Poor Frail Lady (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Luke 8

Younger Elementary children will continue in the  Jesus Storybook Bible this month by reading through  stories of Jesus’ ministry.  This week they explored the story of Jairus’ daughter.

 

*I wonder how Jairus felt as he watched his daughter get sicker?

*I wonder how Jesus knew that someone had touched him in such a big crowd?

*I wonder why Jesus took time with the frail lady?

*I wonder what it was like when the little girl came back to life?

Grades 2-4, Review of reflections

Older Elementary children will spend January looking at Jesus’ young life and ministry. This Sunday, they took a break and looked back at all their reflections from the year so far.  They chose a couple favorite reflections and answered some questions about them.

*I wonder what your favorite reflection and story was so far this year?

*What about the reflection did you like?

*What do you still wonder about that story?  Go back and reread it with your family and see if you can answer your question.

Grades 5-6 Who is Jesus?

Suggested Individual Reflection:

  1. Reread Isaiah 61:1-2. As you look at the Isaiah passage, what are places in your life where you want to know Jesus’ freedom, where you need good news?  (What does Jesus need to deliver you from)
  2. Where in your life have you seen Jesus’ good news at work? (What has he delivered you from)

Take Home Question: Ask a friend, if there was one thing you change in the world, what would it be?

Grade 7-8

*Reread Mark 6:1-10.  What do you notice about Jesus here?  How does it connect with your life?

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The grades 7-8 class painted a large chalkboard in the foyer of the DIG space.  They are displaying some of their reflection there from their study of Mark.  Make sure to check it out!

 

 

This Week in DIG 1/10

January’s Memory Verse

Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

-Matthew 12:34, “The Mouth” from Seeds of Praise album, track 6

Infants

Toddlers

This month toddlers have been exploring the story of The Lost Sheep from Psalm 23 and John 10

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Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:

*Act out the story with your child, using the shepherds found in a nativity set.

*Read parts of Psalm 23 and John 10.

*Some wondering questions:

-I wonder what the sheep’s names were?

-I wonder how the sheep feel with the Good Shepherd?

Preschool- Baby Jesus is Presented to God, Luke 2:22-38

Preschoolers will spend January exploring the stories of Jesus’s early life and ministry

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*I wonder how it felt to hold baby Jesus?

*I wonder what Simeon is saying to baby Jesus

*I wonder what Anna feels as she looks at the baby?

Grades K-1-Let’s go! (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Matthew 4

Younger Elementary children will continue in the  Jesus Storybook Bible this month by reading through  stories of Jesus’ ministry.  This week they explored the stories of Jesus in the desert and choosing the disciples .

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I like snakes but this is a bad snake.  Jesus says no to the snake because God tells him to.-Owen
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A lot of people don’t believe in Jesus.  So Jesus and his helpers will tell them.-Sadie

*I wonder how Jesus felt not eating for forty days?

*I wonder how Jesus was able to not follow what the snake said?

*I wonder how Jesus knew who to choose to be his helpers?

*I wonder why Peter and his friends followed Jesus immediately?

Grades 2-4, Jesus’ Baptism, Matthew 3:1-17

Older Elementary children will spend January looking at Jesus’ young life and ministry.

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Why did Jesus want to be baptized even though he did not have to?  Maybe because he wanted to do it because he thought God would be proud of him.-Madison
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Why were the pharisees and sadducees in charge of the temple?-Charlie

*I wonder why people needed to repent?

*I wonder why John wore camel’s hair and ate grasshoppers?

*I wonder what it was like to hear the voice of God calling down on heaven?

*I wonder why God said “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”?

Grades 5-6 Who is Jesus?

*Reread the passage from Sunday: Mark 2:1-12

*Is it hard for you to believe that Jesus is both man and God?  Which part of who he is makes more sense to you and why?  

*Why did we need Jesus to forgive our sins, why couldn’t it have been someone else?

Grade 7-8

*Reread Mark 5:22-43.  What do you think was significant about these healings?  Who are the marginalized people in your world that Jesus would have reached out and touched?

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The grades 7-8 class painted a large chalkboard in the foyer of the DIG space.  They are displaying some of their reflection there from their study of Mark.  Make sure to check it out!

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This Week in DIG 1/3/16

January’s Memory Verse

Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

-Matthew 12:34, “The Mouth” from Seeds of Praise album, track 6

Infants

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Toddlers

This month toddlers have been exploring the story of The Lost Sheep from Psalm 23 and John 10

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Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:

*Act out the story with your child, using the shepherds found in a nativity set.

*Read parts of Psalm 23 and John 10.

*Some wondering questions:

-I wonder what the sheep’s names were?

-I wonder how the sheep feel with the Good Shepherd?

Preschool- The Magi Show the Way to Bethlehem, Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2

Preschoolers finished their study of Christmas by following the Magi on their way to Bethlehem.

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*I wonder how the Magi felt when the saw the special star for the baby King Jesus?

*I wonder if it was hard for them to find King Jesus?

*I wonder what it’s like to be a baby and a king?

 

Grades K-1-Heaven Breaks through (Jesus Storybook Bible), Matthew 3

Younger Elementary children will continue in the  Jesus Storybook Bible this month by reading through  stories of Jesus’ ministry.  This week they explored the story of Jesus’ Baptism.

*I wonder how they felt when John told them to change the way they live and get ready for the special Son of God, Jesus?

*I wonder why Jesus needed to be baptized?

*I wonder what it was like to  see the light around Jesus and hear God’s voice from heaven?

*I wonder if the people were ready to be close to Jesus?

Grades 2-4, Jesus Presented in the Temple, Luke 2:22-40

Older Elementary children will spend January looking at Jesus’ young life and ministry.

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This Sunday they explored the story of Baby Jesus being presented at the Temple.

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*I wonder why Jewish parents presented their children to the Lord?

*I wonder what it was like when Simeon took baby Jesus and acted like he knew him and talked to God loudly?

*I wonder what it means that through Jesus would be “the falling and rising of many” (v. 34)?

*I wonder what it was like for the prophetess Anna to meet baby Jesus?

Grades 5-6 Who is Jesus?

*Review Question (based on last months study of “What does it mean to be human?”):   Do you believe that humans have intrinsic value? Defend your answer.

Takeaway Question : Reread Matthew 4:1-11 , Mark 11:15-19.  Why did Jesus have to be human?

 

Grade 7-8

*Reread Mark 5:22-43.  What do you think was significant about these healings?  Who are the marginalized people in your world that Jesus would have reached out and touched?

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The grades 7-8 class painted a large chalkboard in the foyer of the DIG space.  They are displaying some of their reflection there from their study of Mark.  Make sure to check it out!