March 7, 2021: Remember and Celebrate

This week we’re reviewing what we’ve talked about for the past few weeks. If you missed any of those lessons, you can find them here: God is Redeemer, God is Worthy of Worship, God is the Lord (Part I) & (Part II), God Gives New Life.

Let’s Start

  • In Egypt, the Israelites had to work together to create bricks and build things for the Egyptians. Today, we’re going to work together to build some things too, but here’s the catch: you can only use your body – no other building materials!
  • Each time a letter, number, or shape pops up on the screen, you’ll have a few seconds to “build” it. You can use your arms or legs, or team up with a family member and build it together.

Let’s Review!

Use the following review game video to test how much you remember! Parents – you can pause the video on each question slide until your child(ren) have answered; the correct answer will pop up on the screen after a few seconds!

Let’s Talk!

  • Do you know what Deliverer means? Rescuer
  • How did God deliver His people in the Old Testament? He set them free from slavery in Egypt.
  • How did God deliver His people in the New Testament? Jesus came to pay the price for our sin and set US free.
  • Every time the Bible talks about God as deliverer, it says that he “IS” our deliverer, not he “WAS” our deliverer. He’s STILL our rescuer and he still moves in a mighty way today!
  • Can you think of a time that you’ve seen God’s power in your life?? Parents, lead this with a story of what you’ve seen God do in your life! Think of times that God has protected you, rescued you, seen you through a tough time, healed you, or helped you to overcome something you were struggling with. If something comes up where they need God’s deliverance – take some time to pray with them and believe for God to move in that situation!

Let’s Celebrate!  

  • Give each child a piece of paper and allow some time for them to write or draw a picture of something they’ve seen God do. (Parents, write your story too!)
  • If you want, you can play some quiet music while everyone works on their papers!
  • When everyone is done, talk about what you wrote/drew! You could also have each person place their story on a wall with the label “God is Deliverer” to remind you of His power all week.
  • Then, celebrate! Enjoy a special snack or treat together, blow up some balloons, have a dance party, or find your family’s favorite way to remember and celebrate what God has done in your lives!

Let’s Pray!

God, Thank you for being our deliverer! Thank you that YOU have the power to set us free from sin, from bad attitudes, from sickness. . .and give us NEW life in you. Thank you for moving in our lives in a MIGHTY way!

Let’s Bless!

Today, have each child speak this blessing (from Psalm 67:1):

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us.

August 30: Remember and Celebrate

Let’s Start!

To our Parents/Guardians: The Bible talks about many feasts that God’s people would celebrate throughout the year to remember [looking back at something God had done] and celebrate [praising God, and looking ahead expectant for what he would to]. Here at EGC Kids, we host Remember & Celebrate weekends where we learn about the feasts, and apply the same principles to OUR lives! Today, we’re learning about the Feast of Trumpets!

Let’s Watch!

** Parents:  This week’s video includes a craft (Constellation Cups!). If you want to make the craft with your children, you will need to gather the following supplies before watching the video (they’re all things you probably have at your house).

  • Paper cup (one per child)
  • Flashlight
  • Thumb Tack
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Glue stick (optional)
  • Pictures of constellations (optional)

Let’s Talk!

  • What is your favorite thing in God’s creation? The stars, sunsets, waterfalls, animals, mountains. . .
  • What does it mean that God is faithful? He never changes. He stays the same.
  • How does it make you feel to know that God, who created the world, and knows all there is to know about everything, ever, also knows you and loves you and wants to spend time with you? Pretty special!
  • Why is it important to remember that God never changes? We can believe that He’s good and that He loves us even when we sin, or when we are having a bad day, or when things don’t go how we want them to go.
  • If I gave you just one piece of a puzzle, would you be able to explain what the whole puzzle would look like when it was done? No! You can’t see the whole puzzle until the pieces are put together!
  • God sees the whole puzzle. He sees you, and exactly where you fit – because He made you!
  • Can you think of ways that you can be faithful? Doing what you say you will do, being a good friend to someone, remembering something important. . .
  • How has God been faithful to YOU?

Let’s Do!

Host your own “Feast of Trumpets!” Here are some suggestions:

EGC Kids Dance Party Playlist

Let’s Memorize!

What the Lord says is right and true. He is faithful in everything he does.

Psalm 33:4

Use this video to help you learn this week’s verse:

Let’s Pray!

Read Psalm 100:4-5 together, and then:

  • Praise God for who He is! He is mighty, faithful, loving, righteous, bigger than we could ever imagine. . .
  • Thank God for what He’s done: How has God been good to you? Where have you seen His faithfulness this week? This year? What are you thankful for today?

Let’s Bless!

Parents/Guardians, bless your child with this blessing:

May you trust in God’s unfailing love. May you always know, no matter what happens, that God hears you, loves you, and is faithful in all He does. May you see His faithfulness this week.