August 23, 2020: God Helps

Let’s Start/Do!

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • When the woman came to Simon’s house to see Jesus, what did she do? She knelt at Jesus’ feet, crying, wiped his wet feet clean with her hair, kissed them, and then poured expensive perfume on them!
  • Earlier in the story we heard that the woman was known as someone who had sinned a lot. The Pharisees were so focused on being sin-free that they wouldn’t hang out with people that they said sinned a lot. So, Simon couldn’t believe Jesus was letting this woman anywhere near him! But Jesus knew that everyone had sinned, and everyone needed His help.
  • What was the story Jesus told Simon? Two men who owned someone money. When the man forgave their debt (told them that they didn’t have to pay him back), the man who owed him MORE was more thankful, and loved him more.
  • What did Jesus tell the woman at the end of the story? Your sins are forgiven, go in peace.
  • How do you think that made the woman feel? Loved, accepted, happy
  • Can you think of other stories where Jesus helped people? There are lots of examples! He healed people, fed 5,000, told people about God, raised them from the dead, helped them change their lives (Zaccheus, the disciples. . .)
  • Did Jesus ever turn people away and tell them they weren’t good enough for him? No.
  • We all come to God needing His help. We need him to forgive our sins and make us clean and help us to be like him. We’ll never be perfect (only He is!), and He knew that. In fact, that’s why Jesus came: to pay the price for our sins, and to forgive us, just like he did for the woman that day!

Let’s Memorize!

Talk about it: What do you think it means to approach God with confidence? When we come to God, we come boldly as His sons and daughters, knowing that we belong there, and that He loves us!

To help you learn this week’s verse: use one of the exercise challenges that Miss Erin used in her video above (or make up your own challenge)! You could:

  • Hold a wall sit while you repeat the words to the verse
  • Do your verse to jumping jacks (one word per jump)
  • Run around your backyard in swim goggles and shout your verse! (Please send us a video if you use this one!!)

Let’s Pray!

Read Hebrews 4:16 together.  

  • Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough at something? (Maybe you got picked last for a sports team, or your drawing wasn’t as good as someone else’s, or you made a really big mistake during a performance).
  • Have you ever felt like God would think you weren’t good enough, or that he would be too busy to help you?
  • He’s not! He loves you SO much. He wants you to come to Him, and He wants to help you!
  • Where do you need God’s help in your life today?
    • Are you worried about something?
    • Do you need help treating others with kindness and patience?
    • Are you hurt or sick and need Him to heal something in your body (or know someone does?)
    • Do you need His strength to do something really hard?
  • Let’s take a few minutes and talk to God about the things that you need help with. Remember, God wants to help us!

EGC Kids tip: Parents, give gentle guidance as needed, but let your children take the lead here, allowing them the time to process and share what is on their hearts. If they are not used to praying out loud, encourage them that they don’t need to have all the “right” words. Like the woman in our story today, they can go boldly to Jesus and ask for His help with anything (no matter how big or small it seems!)

Let’s Bless!

Parents/Guardians, bless your child with this blessing:

May you always know that a touch from Jesus brings life. May you never doubt his love for you – and always go to Him for help. May God comfort you, heal you, be close to you, and give you peace.

August 16: God Forgives

*This week’s lesson is based on Mark 2:1-12

Let’s Start!

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • Why was it so crowded around Jesus? People wanted to see him heal people, and they wanted to hear what he had to say.
  • What did the friends do to get the paralyzed man into the house to see Jesus? They cut a hole in the roof and lowered him down!
  • What did Jesus say to the paralyzed man? Hint, look in Mark 2:5.
  • Jesus made a big deal about forgiving sins. The teachers of the law were upset. They tried super hard not to sin AND avoid anyone who might be “dirty” with sin. Jesus didn’t do that. He never sinned, but he wasn’t afraid that others’ sin would make him dirty too.
  • Have you ever sinned and felt shame, or like you wanted to hide it? Have you ever felt like your sin was something dirty or heavy in your heart?
  • By telling the paralyzed man that he was forgiven, Jesus was showing us that the most important reason that He came was so He could forgive our sins, take away our shame and guilt, and make a way for us to have a healthy, loving relationship with God.
  • Sometimes it can be hard for us to talk about our sins. But God is good. He always loves, listens and forgives us when we ask.
  • Read 1 John 1:9 together.

Let’s Memorize!

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

1 John 1:9

This week, make up a song, rap, or dance to help you to memorize your verse!

Let’s Do!

Cutting a hole in your roof to reenact today’s story may NOT be the best idea. . . so instead, today you’re going to test your strength by pulling your family members around in a blanket!

  • First, find a blanket or a bed sheet that you know your mom is ok with you using (the antique quilt that Great Aunt Ethel sewed may NOT be the best one to use)
  • Then, take turns showing off how strong you are by pulling one family member at a time across the room – using the blanket as a sled! (Just make sure you watch out for corners and hard furniture as you pull!)
  • Note: younger children could pull a stuffed animal instead of a sibling or parent. Or, if you have a winter sled and a hill at your house, you could do some summer sledding like Miss Melanie and Pastor Greg did with their family in today’s video!

Let’s Pray!

Read 1 John 1:9 together. Then take a few minutes to confess your sins to God. Don’t worry about thinking up too many sins, just confess the ones that you know weigh heavy on your heart, or ones that the Holy Spirit helps you to remember.

From the EGC Kids Team: Parents/Guardians, as you do this together, gently allow the Holy Spirit to guide your kids as they confess their sins. Don’t force them or “bring to their memory” sins they should confess. Allow God to do that work in them. This will help them to hear God’s voice and prompting for themselves. If you notice that he/she confesses the same sin situation over and over, remind them that God loves us and forgives us once and for all time.

Then take a few minutes to thank God for sending Jesus and forgiving you. You are free of that weight and sin! God’s forgiveness washes it away and His grace covers the place where it was!

This might be a great time to praise God together. There are some great worship songs on the worship tab to pick from!

Let’s Bless!

May you always run to God’s grace and healing. May you always trust that His grace covers your sins.

August 9, 2020: God Leads (Jesus is Tempted)

**Today’s lesson is based on Matthew 3: 13-17, 4:1-11

Let’s Start!

Have you ever really wanted to do something you knew you shouldn’t do (or that a parent or adult told you not to do?) Some of our EGC Kids had a decision to make this week: Should they eat their cupcakes right away? Or should they wait like they were asked?

What do you think happened?! Could they say no to the deliciousness in front of them? Watch the video below to find out!

We make decisions every day! Can you name 3 choices or decisions that you have already made today? [hint: what to wear, if you should brush your teeth]

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • Where did God lead Jesus after John the Baptist baptized him? The wilderness
  • What happened? The devil tempted Jesus 3 times. He even tried to use the Bible to tempt Jesus to do something he knew that God didn’t want Him to do!
  • Did Jesus give in to the temptation? No.
  • Is being tempted sin? No. But giving in to the temptation to do something wrong is sin.
  • The Holy Spirit in us gives us the power to overcome temptation. Open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 10:13. Read it out loud.
  • It says that God will ALWAYS provide a way out for us when we’re tempted. We don’t have to give in!
  • Something we do have to do, though, is to do the right thing. The Holy Spirit living in us gives us the power to walk away or say no.
  • What’s the best way to escape the temptation to take a cookie from the kitchen that you are not allowed to have? Walk away from it! That’s the escape God made for you. And the Holy Spirit gives you the power to do it! God always makes a way. (Another escape would be to tell a parent that you are tempted to take it so they can put it away somewhere else. Lots of times, the way that God makes for us to escape is not very complicated, we just have to make the choice to listen and let Him help us.)
  • If we don’t know a way out of temptation, we can ask the Holy Spirit to show us a way. He will always show us or tell us what to do. He’s always with us (living inside of us!) if we have given our lives to God.
  • Something that helped Jesus to overcome temptation was to remember Bible verses that He had memorized that reminded Him of the truth. That’s one of the reasons that we memorize verses together at EGC Kids.

From the EGC Kids Team: Parents, try to create an atmosphere in your home where your children feel that they can share their temptations with you. Be gentle as you listen and coach them to think about ways to overcome. When you see them make a choice that helps them overcome, let them know that you noticed and are proud of them. “I saw you walk away from that cookie. I am so proud of you for listening to God and taking His way out!” Being open to hear little things when they are little can create an openness for them to share bigger things when they are big.

Let’s Memorize!

           

Let’s Do!

This week we’re going to play a matching game! Here’s what you do:

  1. Print out the situation and Bible verse cards.
  2. Cut them apart on the dotted lines, mix them up, and spread them out on the floor.
  3. See if you can match the situation to the Bible verse!

EGC Kids Tip: If you have non-readers or younger children, play a game of hide and seek. As you find your children, hug them and remind them that God loves them and is always with them. When they find you, remind them that God loves them and will always help them.

Let’s Pray!

Take a minute and pray about some temptations that you’ve been struggling with. Ask God to help you. Thank Him for always being with you and giving you a way out. Ask Him to help you to see the way out and take it.

Let’s Bless!

I bless you to have victory over temptation. May God fill you with the power of the Holy Spirit and lead you every day of your life.

August 2: God is Faithful (John the Baptist)

Today’s lesson is based on Isaiah 40:3, Matthew 3

Let’s Start!

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • Grab your Bible and look up Isaiah 40:3. Who do you think this verse is talking about? John the Baptist. Isaiah wrote that almost 700 years before John was born!!
  • God had a plan and waited until just the right time to do it. He was ready to bring the Savior, and John was the one to be able to let everyone know that Jesus was coming!
  • What was the main part of John’s message? Get ready and prepare because the Savior is coming!
  • Something else that John said was “repent, because the Kingdom of God is near.” What does it mean to repent? To turn away from doing wrong and turn to Jesus. It doesn’t just mean that you’re sorry, it means that you’re going to really turn away from those things.
  • Why was John called “the Baptist”? He baptized people.
  • What is baptism? It’s being dunked in water to show that you are leaving your old self behind to follow Jesus. It represents Jesus’ death when you go under, his burial (when you’re under) and his resurrection (when you come up out of the water). It’s saying to everyone that you belong to Jesus now for your whole life. When we get baptized, we’re saying to Jesus that He’s the boss of our lives forever and to other people that we are part of God’s family now.
  • God is faithful! He made the way, through Jesus, for us to be in happy relationship with Him. For all time, that is what He has wanted. He wants us to be part of His family and He did whatever it would take to save us.

From the EGC Kids Team: For more information about baptism, click here!

Let’s Memorize!

“But God is faithful and fair. If we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. He will forgive every wrong thing we have done. He will make us pure.”

1 John 1:9
  • On your driveway or sidewalk, make a big hopscotch and write the verse in it. (You might have to make it extra long).
  • Hop along the hopscotch while you read the verse.
  • You could even replace some of the words with pictures, if it helps you to remember.

EGC Kids Tip: If you have children in your family who are not able to read, help them to learn it by chanting it as they hop the hopscotch to the rhythm of the words!

Let’s Pray!

No matter what you’ve done in the past or will ever do in the future, God is faithful and will never leave you.

  • Look up 1 John 1:9 in your Bible. Read it out loud.
  • Let’s spend a few minutes talking to God.
    • Ask Him to show you anything in your life that you need to repent of.
      • If you ask Him to forgive you, He will.
      • He will never stop loving you.
    • Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and replace those sinful areas of your life with His light, love, and goodness.

Let’s Bless!

Listen to this song together before bed one night this week and then bless each other with the blessing below:

“I bless you to know God’s faithfulness in your life. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to keep doing it until He comes back.”

July 26 | Ruth: Celebrating that God makes us part of His family

Let’s Start!

Have you ever been to a feast? In the Bible, people celebrated feasts for holidays. One of them was called the Feast of Harvest (sometimes called the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost). It was during harvest time – the time when the veggies in the garden were ready to pick and the grain was ripe in the fields.

Have you seen the big rolls of hay in the fields around here lately? Have you had any fresh tomatoes, blueberries, or cucumbers? It’s harvest time here now. The Feast of Harvest was a time where people remembered how God gave them the 10 Commandments. They celebrated the way that God took care of all of their needs, including making a way for them to know Him. They also gave the first things they picked as an offering to God.

Today, we’re going to talk about Ruth. Her story takes place during harvest time too.

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • How did God take care of Ruth’s need for food? By helping her to find Boaz’ field.
  • How did God take care of Ruth’s need to be part of His family? By having her marry Boaz and become part of God’s people, Israel.
  • Nowadays, we don’t have to marry someone to become part of God’s family (phew!!).
  • How do we become part of God’s family now? Through Jesus. He died and rose from the dead to take our sin and adopt us as His kids into His family.
  • Open your Bible and read Matthew 9:37. This time, Jesus wasn’t just talking about wheat. He was talking about people. Jesus was explaining that people all over the world are ready to hear about Him and believe Him.

Let’s Do and Bless!

For this activity, you will need some different types of crackers, bread, or dippable veggies and a variety of dips (maybe hummus, veggie dip, marinara, ranch dressing etc.)

  • Cut the breads into dip-able sizes.
  • Lay out a plastic tablecloth on the floor or set a table with the breads and dips.
  • Have each family member make a plate with a variety of breads and dips and sit down.
  • As you’re enjoying the snack together, parents and guardians should share the story of how they came to trust in Jesus.
  • To keep conversation going, consider the following questions:
    • How have you said yes to God in the past few weeks?
    • How have you noticed God’s blessing in your life the past few weeks?
    • Whom have you been able to bless lately?
    • What helps you to remember that God is trustworthy?

At the end of the snack time, bless each other with Psalm 67:1-2:

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us – so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.

Let’s Pray!

  • Open your Bible back up to Matthew 9:37. Read verse 37 and 38.
  • What does Jesus say to pray for? To ask the Lord of the Harvest (God) to send workers out into the harvest fields (the places where people are ready to hear about Jesus).
  • Did you know that we are workers? We’re the people who get to invite other people into God’s family!

When veggies grow, you have to watch them so you can see when they are ripe and ready to be picked. Then, when they are ready, someone has to go pick them! When Miss Melanie went on vacation, no one was there for pick her veggies and some of them dropped off the plants and got rotten. (yuck!) In the same way, we want to be ready when our friends and family are “ripe” to trust Jesus and become part of His family.

Think of a few people that you know who don’t trust Jesus yet.

Take a few minutes and pray for them. Ask God get them ready to trust Him. Also ask Him to bring other workers to them to share Jesus too.

Now, take a minute and ask Jesus to help you be a worker in His field – to tell people the good news of Jesus’ love.

Let’s Memorize!

This week, we’re going to play “Verse Potato!”

  • Write the Remember Verse on a big piece of paper.
  • Crumple the paper into a ball.
  • Sit in a circle (or across from one another if there are fewer people playing)
  • Have someone be the “tunes controller” (he or she will control the music as in hot potato)
  • As the music plays, toss the paper ball back and forth to each other.
  • When the “tunes controller” stops the music, whoever has the paper has to stand up, un-crinkle the paper and read the verse out loud (or have help if they are a non-reader).
  • Play a few rounds until everyone knows the verse!

From all of us here at EGC Kids: Have a fantastic week! We are praying and believing with you for opportunities to share Jesus with your friends and loved ones as you celebrate the new life Jesus has given you this week!

July 19, 2020: God is Trustworthy

This week’s lesson is based on 1 Kings 7-11 and continues Solomon’s story from last week!

Let’s Start!

Do you remember the name of the wise king from last week’s lesson? (If you said King Solomon, that’s right!) Today, we are going to learn more about him and God’s Story!

Let’s Watch!

From the EGC Kids Team: Did you know that Solomon also built the temple in Jerusalem? If you would like more info about that part of his life, click here!

Let’s Talk!

  • What does it mean to have self-control?
  • What does it mean to give your whole heart to God?
  • Do you think those two things are related? Yes. When we don’t trust God to take care of us, or satisfy our hearts, we sometimes make choices that aren’t the best for us –  just to make us feel good at the time.
  • God is Trustworthy. He’s worthy of our trust. How has God shown that He is trustworthy in the Bible? There are lots of ways God has shown that he’s trustworthy! He promised that He would send a Savior and He did, Jesus! He kept His promises, took care of people, won battles – can you think of any other examples?
  • What things – or parts of your life – do you trust God with?
  • What areas of your life do you think you need help to trust Him more? Stop and take some time to pray about them now and give them to God! Jesus wants to share our lives and be a part of everything we do.

Let’s Do!

Play a game of “Would You Rather”

How you play:

  1. Choose one of the questions below (or make up your own)
  2. Let each person in your family decide (silently) which option they would choose.
  3. Try to guess what each person thought! (You can choose to keep individual score, team scores or play with non-scoring rounds).

Questions to Use:

Would you rather:

  • Only be able to crawl or only be able to walk backwards?
  • Be the funniest person alive or the smartest person alive?
  • Be able to fly or be able to turn invisible
  • Never have to shower again or never have to clip your toenails?
  • Have the chance to design a new toy or direct a movie?
  • Be a bird or a horse?
  • Eat a beetle or get stung by a bee?
  • Be able to change the color of your hair whenever you want or be able to change the length of your hair whenever you want?
  • Have 3 legs or 3 arms?
  • Have to wear a clown wig or a clown nose for a year?
  • Be friends with Superman or Spiderman?

Let’s Memorize!

This week, to help you learn your verse, hold a “Remember Verse Race!”

What you will need:

  • 2 buckets, baskets, or containers
  • Small balls, beanbags or toys
  • A starting line and a turn-around line (A container is placed at each line. The starting line bucket should contain all the balls or toys to begin).
  • A parent or sibling who will stand at the turn-around and listen to the verse!

What you do:

When a parent or guardian says “go,” pick up a toy or ball, run to the turn-around, place the toy in the bucket and say, “But I trust in your faithful love. My heart is filled with joy because you will save me. Psalm 13:5” Then high-five the parent or friend and run back to the starting line. If you have a lot of family members playing, tag the next person (who will do the same thing). If you are playing with just a parent or guardian, take the next toy and repeat the run. Continue to play until all of the toys are moved to the turn-around bucket.

Let’s Bless!

Bless each other with this blessing:

May you seek God with your whole heart and life. May you follow and trust Him each day.

July 12, 2020: God Blesses

This week’s lesson is based on 1 Kings 1-6.

Let’s Start!

Imagine that you were in a contest to eat a feast of pizza, ice cream, candy, cookies, donuts, and chips as fast as you could. You could scoop it right into your mouth!

Wow! Yum, right?

But wait. Would it be WISE to eat that much junk food at one time? (Yeah, you’re right! Eating that much junk might make you sick!)

Have you ever heard the word “wisdom”? Do you know what it means?

Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do at the right time. Today we’re going to learn about someone in the Bible who was very wise: King Solomon.

Let’s Watch!

Want to go a little deeper? You can learn more about Solomon’s wisdom here!

Let’s Talk!

Wow! What do you think it would be like to be the wisest person to ever live?

God really blessed Solomon in a lot of ways. And He loves us and pours his blessings into our lives too!

How do you think God blesses us? God’s blessings aren’t something that we earn or have to try hard to receive. We can’t do anything to make God love us more or less. We can’t earn His love or take credit for working hard when God blesses us. It all flows from His love. He loved us so much He sent Jesus, the biggest blessing of all.

What are some good responses to being blessed? Thankfulness, joy …

Open up your Bible to Matthew 10:8 and read it. What did Jesus tell his disciples about receiving and giving? Freely you have received; freely give.

We are blessed so that we can bless others too! When we share the blessings that God gives to us, the world sees what God is like.

Take a few minutes to write a list of the ways that God has blessed you!

Let’s Do!

Parents/guardians, surprise your children with a special treat or snack. When you give it to them, tell them that you are blessing them. Talk about how God has blessed you as a family and help them to think of other ways that God has blessed them. And then, come up with a creative way to bless someone outside your family this week!

Let’s Memorize!

This week’s Remember verse is Ephesians 2:8.

Now, or at the end of your lesson time, find a comfy space in your home, spread out or sit or lay down and relax. Listen to the song above let God remind you of how good He is!

This week, try to listen to this song every day to learn your verse!

Let’s Bless!

Bless your family with this blessing:

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

From the EGC Kids Team: Parents/guardians, below is a fantastic song based on this week’s blessing Scripture from Numbers 6:22-26. We pray that this song blesses your heart this week!

July 5, 2020: God is Sovereign

Let’s Start!

Have you ever had to wait a long time for something? What was it? Was it hard to wait?

Let’s Watch!

Today’s lesson is based on 2 Samuel 2; 5-7.

Let’s Talk!

  • What does “sovereign” mean? It means to be a king or ruler and have ultimate power. He’s in control of everything.
  • How did God show that He was sovereign to David? He was in charge of the timing of David’s life. He kept His word to David that he would be king someday.
  • God made a promise to David that his family line would last forever! Do you know how that happened? Jesus was David’s great-great-great-great-great-great. . .25 times grandpa!
  • God is our Sovereign King. He is good and fights for His people. In our lives, we need God to care for us, fight for us, and show us that He’s in control of everything. What does that make you think about or feel?
  • Do you have any areas of your life that you need to give to God and trust Him with? Take a few minutes to stop and talk to Him about it.

Let’s Memorize/Do!

Be strong, all you who put your hope in the Lord. Never give up.

Psalm 31:24

Make a poster to hang in your room to help you remember this verse. Read it for 6 days in a row when you first wake up. See if on the 7th day you can remember what it says without looking at it.

Let’s Bless!

Read Ephesians 1:16-23 together and pray this blessing over your child(ren):

“May you be strong in the Lord and never give up. May you know God as an all-powerful, promise-keeping God who loves and cares for you.”

Parents: we sent out an important survey this week about future planning for EGC Kids! Please take a few minutes to fill that out and give us your input! (link in email)

June 28, 2020: God is Victorious

Let’s Start!

Can you remember a time when you won at something? (A game, a sport, a raffle, a competition?) Tell us about it! What were you thinking when you won? How did you feel? Did you win because you were good at something, or did you win because of chance?

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • Why were the Israelites afraid to fight Goliath? They might get hurt or lose the battle. (He was a big dude!)
  • Why wasn’t David afraid? He knew that God was with him.
  • What did David use to fight Goliath? stones and a slingshot.
  • Who defeated Goliath for David? God! God won the victory.
  • What does victorious mean? It means “won” – the winner.
  • God is victorious in our lives too. It might not always mean that we will get what we want or win every battle that we face. It means that God will always be the winner over everything in the end. There is nothing that God can’t have victory over. He always wins.
  • Going Deeper: Where have you seen God being victorious in our world? How about in your own life and heart?

EGC Kids Tip: Parents, this is a great opportunity to talk with your children about where you have seen God’s victory in your own life! They probably won’t find themselves in a battlefield opposite a giant – but they will face their own challenges. Your stories help them see beyond a giant and a slingshot to a God who they KNOW to be victorious in the Bible, in your life, and in theirs!

Let’s Memorize!

But let us give thanks to God! He gives us the victory because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done.

1 Corinthians 15:57

To help you memorize your verse this week:

Make a maze on your driveway, sidewalk, or patio with the words to this verse written along the lines. Follow the maze and say the verse until you know it (Parents: you can write symbols along the maze for non-readers).

Let’s Do!

This week, you’ll be playing a fun game as a family! (We’d love to see who wins! If you play the game this week, be sure to get some video and tag #egckidsathome !)

** You’ll need 2 coins to play this game (pennies and nickels work best)

How to Play:

Let’s Bless!

Parents and guardians, bless your children with this blessing:

May you trust in nothing but God to give you victory in your life. May He be victorious in your heart and give you peace and joy.

Children, bless each other with this blessing:

May you know that God is victorious in your life.

June 21, 2020: God is Powerful

Let’s Start!

What makes the lights in your room work? Electricity! Electricity is power coming through the wires to help things in your house to work, light-up and move.

Today we’re going to talk about God’s power!

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • What did God tell Joshua and Israel to do to defeat Jericho? March around and then shout.
  • How did God use His power to help them? God made the walls fall down!
  • God showed his power to Israel in many ways. Because they had seen Him do those things, they could trust Him.
  • Is there anyone in your life who shows you what it looks like to follow God and trust in His power? Who?
  • Why do we need God’s power in our lives? To help us fight the battles we have.
  • How have you seen God’s power in your life?

Let’s Do!

What you need: This activity requires a dark room and a glow stick, a dim flashlight, or dim headlamp.

What you do:

  1. Have a parent or adult hide a small toy or sticker in a room (parents can adjust the item and difficulty for age level).
  2. Turn off the lights and search for the item. After a minute, turn on the flashlight or glow stick and search.

Talk about it:

  • How did it feel to search in the dark?
  • How did your light source help?
  • Read Psalm 119:105 together.
  • Think about your life. How do you see God guiding your steps?

Let’s Pray!

God loves and wants to protect each of us. No matter what you’re going through right now, no matter what struggle, pain or trouble – God wants to show you His power in your life. He still wins battles today. We can trust Him. Sometimes, we don’t see the victories right away, or they don’t look like we expected. We can still trust God. He’s always good and always loves us.

  • What is an area in your life where you need God’s power?
  • How has He shown you His power in the past?
  • As you pray, thank Him for showing His power to you in the past and pray and ask Him to help you today.

Let’s Memorize!

I hold on to you tightly. Your powerful right hand takes good care of me.

Psalm 63:8 NIRV

To memorize your verse this week: Grab a small ball, bean bag or squishy toy. As you read the verse, squeeze it when you get to “tightly” and “powerful.” When you say “good care” hold it out in your hands and smile. Repeat this until you know the verse!

Let’s Bless!

Stand up and say this blessing over each other:

May you know that God is powerful, and may you see His power in your life.

Don’t forget!

EGC’s Family Department is hosting a drive-through celebration on Monday evening! Let us help your family celebrate the end of the school year with a fun spot to take pictures, prizes to win, and a gift bag for each of your children (ages 0-12th grade). This event is open to the public, so tell your friends & we’ll see you there!

email egckids@elimgospel.org with questions!