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!

June 14, 2020: God is Strength

Let’s Start!

Have you ever jumped over a big puddle or stream? Act out what you did!

This week, we’re going to be talking about a big river that was way too big to cross without God’s help. First, let’s invite the Holy Spirit to come and be with us as we learn.

God, thank you for helping us grow. We pray that you would fill us. We give you ourselves and ask that you would give us soft hearts to receive what You speak to us today.

Let’s Watch!

Today we have two videos to watch! The first one tells about Joshua as the leader of God’s people, the Israelites (Joshua 1). The second one tells the story of crossing the Jordan River (Joshua 3-4)

Let’s Talk!

  • Remember how God rescued His People from Egypt? After that, God made a covenant with them and gave them laws (the 10 Commandments) as guides to help them to know how to be His People.
  • Well, God’s People stopped trusting Him and disobeyed. So, God disciplined them and told Moses that he wouldn’t be able to go into the land. They had to wander in the desert for 40 years! But, God took care of them while they were there.
    • Have you ever missed out on something fun because of discipline? It sure is disappointing.
  • After Moses, Joshua became the leader of Israel. God promised to be with him, just like he was with Moses. He told him to be strong and courageous.
    • What does it mean to be strong?
    • What does it mean to be courageous?
  • God didn’t just want Joshua to be physically strong, He wanted him to be spiritually strong. God told Joshua to read through the law (the 10 Commandments). He knew that it would strengthen Joshua’s faith. God reminded Joshua that He would be his source of strength and courage. God’s people agreed to let God be their leader and strength.
    • What are some ways that you can help your faith to grow stronger? Reading and studying the Bible, praying, participating in church, talking about Jesus with friends and family, and worshipping are some ideas!
  • Then, it was time to cross the river into the Promised Land. What happened? God dried it up so they could cross. Does that remind you of any other part of God’s Story that we talked about recently? When God’s People crossed the Red Sea with Moses.
  • What did the leaders do after they crossed, before the water went back? They collected big stones to make a memorial of how God helped them.
  • It can take courage to follow God’s way for our lives and to obey God. It especially takes courage when we are tired or don’t know what will happen next. Joshua didn’t know how things were going to go either.
  • BUT GOD IS WHO WE GET STRENGTH AND COURAGE FROM!! God is Strength! He gives it to us when we need it.

Let’s Do!

Collect a few rocks or pebbles from around your house or street. Glue them together with craft glue (or have a parent help you with a glue gun) onto a piece of wood or paper in a shape that will remind you that God is strong. Some good ideas are: a big muscle, the word “strong”, or a pile of stones like God’s People made!

Let’s Pray!

Take a few minutes and sit quietly. Think of some situations in your life where you need God’s strength or courage. Then ask God to fill you with His strength and courage. Sit for a moment longer and let Him fill you up.

Let’s Memorize!

Our verse this week is a great one for acting out! We bet you can come up with some actions that will help you to learn the verse. Practice it a few times this week until you really get it!

Let’s Bless!

Parents and guardians, take a minute to share with your kids a time when God gave you strength or courage. Then read Psalm 27:1 & 4 together and bless them with this blessing:

May you know that God alone is the source of your courage and strength. May your faith grow and may you be filled fresh with His Holy Spirit.