This week in CoaH Kids - Aug 7th, 2016
CoaH Kids worship together at 11am this summer! Nursery is provided at both services.
Family Worship Sunday: Mark your calendars, our next Family Worship Sunday is Aug 14th at both 9am & 11am services. On Family Worship Sundays your kids (Pre-K through 5th grade) will be taking a break from their regular CoaH Kids 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 children. 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. Read about Family Worship Sunday here.
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
August Memory Verse: Phil 2:14 "Do everything without complaining or arguing."
August Theme: God is everywhere! From Jonah 1-3, we learn that God is with Jonah.
From the parent take-home page: Talk about Jonah trying to run away. Remind your child that no one can run away from God. Throughout the day, ask your child if God is with him. Then remind him that God is everywhere. For example, "Is God with us in the car? Yes! God is everywhere" or "Is God at Grandma's house?" Make sure that your child understands that although we cannot see God, He is with us. For example, "Can you see God? But God is here." Thank God that He is everywhere. (A Sure Foundation, 2005)
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
Memory Verse: John 11:25-26 "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believe in me shall never die."
Bible Passages: Matt 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43
This Week's Story: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story takes us to the outskirts of Jericho where a man named Bartimaeus sat by the side of the road begging. You see, Bartimaeus was blind. As Jesus traveled from Jericho, He passed Bartimaeus. When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by, he cried out to Him, using a messianic title: “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Socially, Bartimaeus would have been considered unimportant—certainly not important enough for the attention of someone as popular as Jesus. Perhaps Bartimaeus was used to being ignored by passersby, but Jesus stopped and reached out to him. Jesus said to Bartimaeus, “What do you want Me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51).
Bartimaeus answered Jesus’ question with a plea of faith: “Teacher, I want to see!” Bartimaeus believed that Jesus could heal him, and Jesus did. Bartimaeus had nothing to offer Jesus. He knew he was needy, and he begged for mercy. Jesus is willing to help those in need.
Christ Connection: The prophet Isaiah wrote that the promised Messiah would open the eyes of people who were blind. (Isaiah 35:5; 42:7) He was here! Jesus was the promised Messiah. Even if we are not physically blind, we are sinners. In our need, we can cry out like Bartimaeus, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Sinners can’t see the truth about God until Jesus opens our eyes and saves us.
Younger Kids Review Questions
- Who was the man who was blind? (Bartimaeus)
- What did Bartimaeus want Jesus to do for him? (Heal his eyes so that he could see)
- What did Jesus do for Bartimaeus? (Jesus healed his eyes!)
- Why did Jesus heal Bartimaeus? (Bartimaeus believed that Jesus is God's Son)
- BP Question: Who can heal our bodies? Jesus has the power to heal our bodies.
Older Kids Review Questions
- What town was Jesus near when He passed the blind man? (Jericho; Matt 20:29, Mark 10:46, Luke 18:35)
- What was the blind man doing by the side of the road? (Begging; Mark 10:46, Luke 18:35)
- What was the blind man’s name? (Bartimaeus; Mark 10:46)
- What did the blind man call out to Jesus? (“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”; Mark 10:47, Luke 18:38)
- What did the blind man tell Jesus? (“I want to see!”; Mark 10:51, Luke 18:41)
- What did Jesus say had healed the blind man? (The blind man’s faith; Mark 10:52, Luke 18:42)
- How did the people who saw this miracle react? (They gave praise to God; Luke 18:43)
- BP Question: How did Jesus show His power over sickness? Jesus opened the eyes of people who where blind.