Have you ever allowed yourself to just sit and be in awe of God’s power? I’m in awe of all His creation and the beauty you can see if we all would just slow down enough to look. There’s also the unseen. The way God moves and connects things in a way that only a supernatural and powerful God could do. That is our God.
As we move out of summer and into the school year, this is a great time to teach our kids that God is powerful. God is so powerful, He created something from nothing. God created everything including each and everyone of us. And that alone, makes each of us pretty special.
Here is a snapshot of what we will show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: God is powerful. (God Made Me • Genesis 1:26; Psalm 139:14)
Memory Verse: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power.” Psalm 147:5, NIV
Key Question: Who is powerful?
Bottom Line: God is powerful.
Bible Story & Worship
Watch the Bible Story Video with your kids so you can recap and discuss it with them in the “Bring Jesus To Their Level” section. Then join your kids in worship as we sing and dance for God.
Next, use the Memory Verse video to practice our monthly verse. We will practice this verse all month. Be sure to use the hand motions as it helps the kids to remember. Also, think of a fun reward you can give them at the end of the month when they are able to say it all by themselves. The activity sheet and coloring page are fun resources to help reinforce story and/or big idea.
Bring Jesus To Their Level
Finish up your church at home by recapping the story and practicing the memory again. Then say: “Our Bible story was about how God is SO powerful that He made everything out of nothing! God made beautiful flowers that smell like perfume, apple trees and berry bushes that give us yummy food, HUGE oceans with magnificent whales and colorful fish swimming around, the warm sun, and all of the twinkling stars! Then God made His favorite . . . PEOPLE! God made you, and [Basic Truth] God made me! Wow! [Bottom Line] God IS powerful!
“And I have the perfect Bible verse for us to learn to help us remember that [Bottom Line] God is powerful. It says . . . ‘Great is our Lord and mighty in power,’ Psalm 147:5. (Practice this verse several times with your kids).
“Today, we’ll make a list of things God used His power to make. It can be anything in the world, because God made the world and everything in it! (Have each family member list something)
“This is such a good list! Let’s use it when we pray. Would anyone like to pray before I pray?” (Give your kid(s) an opportunity to pray if they want to)
PRAYER: “Dear God, thank You for making such a wonderful world filled with so many wonderful things. Help us remember how powerful You are every time we see a (read the list your family made). God, thank You for making (say each family member’s name). I hope they always know how special they are because You made them. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
As we wrap up, I would like to leave you with one of the kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the discipleship of your kid(s). My prayers are with you.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.