Lessons

Kindness – Fruit of the Spirit

Kindness is the quality of compassion and care shown in the words and deeds of Jesus Christ and characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor. Those who follow Jesus are called to express kindness to one another. As the Spirit softens our hearts, we are able to be kind to one another! Continue reading Kindness – Fruit of the Spirit

Love – Fruit of the Spirit

We want our children to know and experience the unwavering love of God! One of the greatest gifts that we receive when we put our faith in Jesus is the Holy Spirit. Being connected to God through the Spirit gives us new life and produces in us the same kind of love that God has for us! As believers we get to show others the love of Jesus.

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The Book of Genesis

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” 2 Tim3:16a

The Bible is the most important book ever written.  It is the living word of God.  It’s Divine Author is the Holy Spirit, who moved over 40 people to write under His guidance.  We need to understand where it came from, what’s in it and how to use it.  This lesson will focus on Genesis and is meant to help the kids start navigating their bibles and learn who wrote it and why.

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The Prodigal Son

Luke 15.11-32

This parable told by Jesus is a third part to the two that precede it, the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin.  In all three something or someone is lost, looked for, found and then rejoiced over. In this story the son represents the lost sinner who repents, the father represents our compassionate God, and the brother represents the attitude of the Pharisees. It is important for us to understand that God has compassion for everyone, no matter how bad/lost they have been. Anyone can be forgiven if they truly repent. Likewise, we who have also experienced forgiveness and life in Christ should rejoice when others come to Christ.

Key Verse

“In his great mercy he has given us… an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you!”

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