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 yrs 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: John 11:1-44
This Week's Story: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. In today’s Bible story, Jesus received word that His friend Lazarus was sick. Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha. They lived in the town of Bethany, about two miles away from Jerusalem. Mary and Martha sent a message to Jesus, likely expecting Him to come right away.
Jesus loved Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. (John 11:5) Yet He stayed where He was, and Lazarus died. Why would Jesus do such a thing? Jesus said that Lazarus’ sickness was “for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it” (John 11:4). He said that He was glad He wasn’t there when Lazarus died so that the disciples may believe. (John 11:15) Jesus’ timing is always perfect, and He acts or doesn’t act so that God will be glorified.
By the time Jesus arrived in Bethany, Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days. Decay had set in, and Mary and Martha were grieving. Martha went to meet Jesus. She said to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died.” Jesus had shown His power to heal people who were sick. Even still, she believed He could do a miracle.
Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). Jesus is the source of life—eternal life that cannot be destroyed by death. Believers do not need to fear death because physical death is not the end. (See John 11:25-26.) Jesus endured death for us so that when we die and are absent from our physical bodies, our souls are with the Lord. (See 2 Cor. 5:8.)
Christ Connection: Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus interrupted Lazarus’s funeral knowing His would soon follow. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He showed that He has power over death. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus died on the cross for our sin and rose from the dead. He gives eternal life to those who trust in Him.
Younger Kids Review Questions
- Who sent a message to Jesus that His friend Lazarus was sick? (Mary and Martha)
- When Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick did He go see Lazarus right away? (No, he stayed where He was for two more days)
- Why did Jesus not go to see Lazarus right away? (Jesus knew the sickness would show how great God is)
- How long was Lazarus in the tomb by the time Jesus arrived? (Four days)
- What did Jesus say to Lazarus to bring him out of the tomb? ("Lazarus, come out!")
- BP Question: Who raised people from the dead? Jesus raised people from the dead.
Older Kids Review Questions
- Which of Jesus’ friends got sick? (Lazarus; John 11:1)
- Who were Lazarus’ sisters? (Mary & Martha; John 11:1, 21, 32)
- How much longer did Jesus stay in the place where He was? (Two days; John 11:6)
- BP Question: Why did Jesus raise people from the dead? Jesus raised people from the dead to show that He has power over death (John 11:4)
- What happened to Lazarus while Jesus was away? (Lazarus died; John 11:14)
- How long had Lazarus been in the tomb when Jesus arrived? (Four days; John 11:17)
- Which sister came to meet Jesus? (Martha; John 11:20)
- Who did Jesus say He is? (The resurrection and the life; John 11:25)
- What did Martha believe about Jesus? (He is the Messiah, the Son of God; John 11:27)
- What did Jesus shout? (“Lazarus, com out!; John 11:23)