(Experiencing and watching God)
by Gramma Cherbear
Greet new members and introduce them to
the class and the Critters.
Open the class with a prayer.
- Read the Bible Verse for the day!
- The Bible Says:
Does God's Great Love live in your
- "The stones will serve as a reminder
to you. In days to come, your children will ask you,"
- What do these stones mean?" Joshua 4:6
- Help the children see that God is always
with them and always working in their lives. He cares for them.
Help them to think of times when God was especially close. Teach
them that He is always close, we just need to learn to watch
for what He is doing.
- Talk with the children:
- Can you remember times when you've felt really
close to God? When you were sad, did God bring comfort to you?
Maybe you needed to be strong and He gave you strength? You were
sick and He made you well. You were in trouble and He fixed your
problem or maybe you were wrong and God showed you what was right.
All of these times can be used as stone markers or "spiritual
markers." They show how God has been with you in the past.
They can lead you where God wants you in the future.
- Teach the children:
- We all have spiritual markers. Praying and
reading God's Word are the most important "stones"
for guiding our path. We can know about God's promises when we
read the Bible. The Bible will also help us understand His answers
to our prayers. He always answers! Sometimes He says, "Yes."
But sometimes, because He knows what is best, He say, "No"
or "Wait awhile." Remembering how God helped us yesterday
will make our faith grow stronger each day. We can share God
- (Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
- Stone Markers
- The Critters are hiking through the Kid Cave
Forest. Cami Cub and Joshua Jackrabbit have gone ahead to mark
the trail for Emmi Squirrel and Liam Leapfrog. They have carefully
placed stones on the path. The stone markers will remind them
where they have come from. They will also show Emmi and Liam
the right way to go.
- Repeat today's Bible verses.
- Just like stone markers can show us the way
to go in the forest, our "spiritual markers" can guides
us in the way God wants us to go. He has special plans for us.
The times when we know God is with us in a special way will help
guide us in His plan. We can share our spiritual markers with
others. He will use them to lead others to Him.
Worship God with music.
Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures,
word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current
weeks' teachings. We are using the Bible Shapes Activity Book
Pass out the coloring pages.
Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents
and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of
them through the week.
- Daily Trail Blazer
- Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
1. Marking the Way
2. Rules Bring Joy
3. He Is God!
4. Faith Markers
5. Corner Stone
- We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
- Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.