Elementary, May 23: Paul is Shipwrecked

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Everyone has weaknesses, but we tend to downplay those weaknesses and boast about our strengths. The Bible, however, tells us that God actually works most powerfully through our weaknesses – not our strengths. That’s because when we are strong, we tend to rely on ourselves; but when we are weak, we must rely on Him. And His strength is infinitely greater than ours! Paul experienced this firsthand when he was shipwrecked and totally helpless. This weekend we’re exploring how God’s power was on display when Paul was at his weakest.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Paul is Shipwrecked

Big Idea: God’s power is strong when I am weak.

Memory Verse: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.’ So I am very happy to brag about how weak I am. Then Christ’s power can rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

Where are you feeling weak? Where are you feeling helpless? Don’t be discouraged! That is where God can use you most powerfully! Trust that He has not abandoned you but intends to do something incredible through you.