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Archive for May 2020

Elementary, May 31: Jesus is the True Vine

“Who is Jesus?” It’s so important that our kids know the answer to that question beyond a surface level. For that reason, we’ll be answering that question over the next 4 weeks during our family lessons. In the Book of John, Jesus uses 7 different “I am” statements that give us a look at who He really is. This week, we’ll be looking at one of those statements—“I am the true vine.”

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Kindergarten & Pre-K, May 31: The Lost Coin

This is our last week to focus on God’s love for us. We’ve seen that God created us, God has a plan for us, God loves us no matter what, and God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to be our friend forever. Just in case that hasn’t made it abundantly clear to our kiddos that God thinks they are pretty special, we’re going to focus on just that with the story of the lost coin.

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Scattered Seeds

If you’ve ever been in a sales job, you know about incentive trips. Before I started working at Abundant Life and helping to lead Paradigm, our Young Adults ministry, I worked in sales for a few years. I truly enjoyed my time doing what I did especially whenever the company would pay for me to go on a trip if I hit a sales goal.

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Elementary, May 10: Paul and Silas in Prison

We’re all in need of good news right now! Fortunately, as followers of Jesus, we have the best news ever—the news of Christ’s power over sin and death. This is the news the world needs to hear and God has chosen us as the people to deliver it. But are you ready? That’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s family lesson.

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Kindergarten & Pre-K, May 10: Esther – God Has a Plan for You

We started May with how much God loves us because He created us. This week we’ll see that God loves us so much that He has a plan for each of us. Keep working on the memory verse so the kids know NOTHING can separate us from God’s love. When we ask kids, “Who loves you,” we want them to be able to say, “God loves me!”

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When Should My Child Get Baptized?

Last Sunday I had a conversation with an amazing mother of a large family and two of her youngest daughters had just attended a recent baptism class I had taught. This mom had been reflecting on one of her daughter’s behaviors and questioning “Is She REALLY ready to be baptized?”

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