This week in CoaH Kids
CoaH Kids worship together at 11am this summer! Nursery is provided at both services.
Sunday Sept 4th: CoaH Kids will go back to the regularly scheduled 9am full program. Hope you all enjoyed the summer switch!
9am nursery: Children ages 0-3 yrs old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. We provide cheerios during Bible story reading time for children 1 yr and older!
11am nursery: Children ages 0 -1 yrs old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. There is a separate class for 2 - 3 yr olds during this service. We provide cheerios for children over age 1 (unless specified by parents) and we try to spend a little bit of time reading the Bible story books.
Please bring and 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 believes in me shall never die."
Bible Passages: Matt 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39
This Week's Story: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project for Kids. In today’s Bible story, Jesus displayed His power over evil. In the midst of His public ministry, the Jewish religious leaders began plotting to kill Jesus. (See Mark 3:6.) So one day, Jesus went to a land on the east side of the Sea of Galilee, where Gentiles lived. In that land was a man who needed help. (Note: The Gospel of Matthew describes two men.) An evil spirit was inside the man, and he suffered greatly. The people had tried to control the man by tying him up with chains, but the man broke free. So he lived alone in the tombs, crying out day and night.
When Jesus stepped ashore, the man ran to Him and kneeled down. Jesus commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man, and the evil spirit spoke: “What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don’t torment me!” (Mark 5:7). Many evil spirits were in the man, and Jesus gave the evil spirits permission to go into a herd of pigs. They did, and the man was healed.
The healed man wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus told the man to go home to his own people and tell what the Lord had done for him. The man obeyed Jesus. He testified to the cities in that area about the Lord’s mercy, and the Gentile people were amazed.
In His teaching, Jesus said, “If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you” (Matt. 12:28). Jesus—as well as the Bible—is clear that Satan exists, and he and the demons work against God and His purposes.
Christ Connection: Jesus has power over evil. Only Jesus had the strength to control the man with the evil spirits. Jesus used His power to free the man. He has power over everything. Jesus came to earth to destroy the Devil by dying on the cross. One day, Jesus will end evil forever.
Younger Kids Review Questions
- What was wrong with the man? (He had evil spirits inside of him)
- What did the evil spirits call Jesus? (Son of the Most High God)
- Why were the evil spirits afraid of Jesus? (Jesus is powerful. Jesus is God's Son).
- Where did Jesus send the evil spirits when they left the man? (The evil spirits went into a herd of pigs and ran into the sea)
- BP Question: Who is the most powerful? Jesus is more powerful than anyone.
Older Kids Review Questions
- To what area did Jesus and His disciples travel? (The land of the Gadarenes or Gerasenes; Matt 8:28, Mark 5:1, Luke 8:26)
- How had the people tried to control the man with the evil spirits? (By restraining him with chains and shackles; Mark 5:3-4)
- Where did Jesus send the evil spirits? (Into a herd of pigs; Matt 8:32, Mark 5:13, Luke 8:32-33)
- What did the people who lived in the area ask Jesus to do? (They asked Him to leave; Matt 8:34, Mark 5:17, Luke 8:37)
- What did the healed man want to do? (Follow Jesus; Mark 5:18, Luke 8:38)
- What did Jesus tell the healed man to do? (“Go home and tell all what God has done for you”; Mark 5:19, Luke 8:39)
- BP Question: Who has the power over evil? Jesus is Lord over all things, good and evil.