This Week in DIG 2/14

February’s Memory Verse

Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

-1 Chronicles 16:9-10, “Sing Praise to Him” from Seeds of Praise album, track 7

Infants

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Toddlers

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This month toddlers have been exploring the stories of Jesus’ Miracles including Feeding the 5000, and Calming the Storm.

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Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:

*Act out the story with your child, using bath toys to retell Jesus and the storm and pretend food to retell The feeding of the 5000.

*Read the accounts of these 2 stories from Sally Lloyd Jones’ Tiny Bear’s Bible or Jesus Storybook Bible.

*Some wondering questions:

-I wonder how the people felt having a meal with Jesus?

-I wonder what it was like to be in the boat with Jesus in the storm?

Preschool- A New Teaching, Mark 1:21-28

Preschoolers will spend February exploring the stories of Jesus’s ministry.

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The big one is Jesus because Jesus is strong.

*I wonder how the people feel now that the unclean spirit is gone?

*I wonder who the people think Jesus is?

*I wonder what Jesus taught that was different then the scribes?

*I wonder what this person will do now that the unclean spirit is no longer in him?  

Grades K-1-Filled Full

Younger Elementary children are exploring stories of Jesus’ life and ministry.

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*I wonder how the disciples are feeling about watching Jesus feed everyone?

*I wonder how the crowd feels?

*I wonder if the crowd thinks Jesus is the Christ and if so why?

*I wonder what the boy thought of it all?

Grades 2-4, Numbers 20

Older Elementary children return to the Old Testament during February.  They explored the story of the Isrealites rebelling against God and refusing to go to the Promised Land.

*I wonder why it is so easy for the Isrealites to forget how God provides?

*I wonder what it was like to see the water flow out of the rock?

*I wonder why the Isrealites want to return to Egypt?

*I wonder why Moses hit the rock instead of speaking to it as God asked?

*I wonder why Moses won’t be able to go to the Promised Land because of hitting the rock?

Grades 5-6, Who is the Holy Spirit?

The younger middler schoolers will spend February examining the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

*Reread the passages John 7:37-39, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-8.

*In the Acts passages, what do you notice about what the Spirit does?

*Have you ever sensed him at work in your heart and life?

Grade 7-8

*Reread Mark 7:1-23.  What do you notice about Jesus here?  How does it connect with your life?

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