This week in CoaH Kids - July 17th, 2016
CoaH Kids worship together at 11am this summer! Nursery is provided at both services.
Family Worship Sunday: Mark your calendars! The next Family Worship Sunday is Aug 14th. On Family Worship Sundays CoaH Kids (Pre-K through 5th grade) will be taking a break from their regular curriculum and joining everyone in the larger gathering for worship.
We regularly have Family Worship Sunday to remind you as parents that you are the primary disciple-maker of your child(ren). You have the opportunity to model worship for your kids as we do in the larger gathering. We also think this is a great opportunity for the larger church body to identify our families and celebrate our children as part of the church.
Kids' Summer Adventure: Kids ages 3 yrs - 5th grade are welcome to join us for our annual Kids' Summer Adventure, a day-camp style summer program held July 18-22nd from 9:00am - 12:30pm. We'll be searching for the treasure of God's Amazing Grace! See our website for more details.
Please label your child's water cup before you come or ask the check-in coordinator to print out a label for you, thanks!
***IMPORTANT*** We have severe allergies in our nursery-aged kids. We'll have a Cheerios snack (for ages 1 yrs old and up) during Bible story time, but please don't give your child a bagel or other snack when you are checking them in. We clean our toys regularly, but we don't like to take chances.
2 - 3 YEAR OLDS
July Memory Verse: Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters."
July Theme: There is only ONE God! Based on 2 Kings 5:1-15, the story is about God healing Namaan.
From the parent take-home page: Talk about owies (booboos). Remind your child that Namaan had owies. Remind your child that only God could help Namaan. When observing nature or acts of God, tell your child that God is strong. God is good. There is only one God. Count different things. Then say, "there is only one God". Praise God that He is the only God. (A Sure Foundation, 2005)
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
Memory Verse: Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."
Bible Passage: Luke 15
This Week's Story: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Have you ever heard a pastor say that Jesus was seeking the lost? Who is “the lost”? What does it mean to be lost? In Luke 15, Jesus told three parables to the crowd of tax collectors, sinners, Pharisees, and scribes. Jesus’ teaching brought gospel truth to the tax collectors and sinners—those whose unrighteousness separated them from God—and to the Pharisees and scribes—those whose relied on their own righteous efforts for salvation.
The first two parables are similar. In one, a man loses a sheep. He leaves his flock to find the missing sheep, and he rejoices when it is found. In the second, a woman loses a silver coin. The woman carefully searches her home until she finds it. Then, she calls her neighbors and friends to celebrate with her. Heaven rejoices when even one sinner repents.
Finally, Jesus told a parable about two sons. The younger son asked for his inheritance. He wasted his money on immoral living and decided to return to his father. Rather than rejecting his wayward son, the father embraced him. The older son, who had always been obedient to his father, reacted with anger. Think about the crowd Jesus was speaking to. The focus is often placed on the younger son—the one with whom the tax collectors and sinners could identify—but Jesus also made a point about the older son. The older son was like the Pharisees and scribes, focused on his own morality and feeling entitled to his father’s favor.
Christ Connection: Jesus taught what God is like. A shepherd was seeking his sheep, a woman was seeking her coin, and a father was seeking his prodigal son. Jesus told these parables to teach about Himself. As Savior, Jesus seeks sinners. He paid the ultimate price—His own life—to save people from sin.
Younger Kids Review Questions
- Why were the religious leaders angry? (Jesus was friends with tax collectors and sinner)
- What was Jesus’ first story about? (a shepherd who found his lost sheep)
- In Jesus’ second story about the lost coin, how did the lady feel when she found it? (she was happy and celebrated with her friends)
- How did the father feel when his lost son returned home? (He was very happy and threw a party)
- What were the stories really about? (how God feels about people)
- BP Question: What makes God happy? God is happy when we turn away from sin and love Jesu
Older Kids Review Questions
- BP Question: What does it mean to be lost? Being lost means not knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior.
- Why were the religious leaders upset with Jesus? (Jesus was friends with sinners; Luke 15:2)
- What animal did Jesus tell a parable about? (sheep; Luke 15:3-6)
- How many sheep did the shepherd leave to find just one lost sheep? (99; Luke 15:4)
- What did the woman lose in her house? (a coin; Luke 15:8)
- What did the woman do to find the lost coin? (she cleaned her entire house; Luke 15:8)
- Which son took his inheritance and left home? (the younger son; Luke 15:12-13)
- What work did the younger son do in a distant country? (He fed pigs; Luke 15:15)
- How did the father react when he saw his son coming home? (he ran to him, threw his arm around his son’s neck, and kissed him; Luke 15:20)
- What did the father do to celebrate the younger brother’s return? (hethrew a party; Luke 15:22-24)
- How did the older brother react when he heard the younger brother was home? (He was angry; Luke 15:28)
- Who seeks after sinners and saves them? (Jesus; Luke 19:10)
- What did Jesus say their would be rejoicing in heaven over? (one lost sinner who repents; Luke 15:7)