God made us and we are important to Him. Take a moment to truly soak that in. God didn’t just make us and then forget about us; we ARE important to Him. We are so important to God that He knows the number of hairs on each of our heads. I love my kids beyond reason but even I’m not going to try to figure that one out. But God loves them more, He loves me more, He loves you more.
God loves us so much, that He sent Jesus:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I hope you understand how special that makes you. If not, reach out to me as I’d love to chat with you about it. But that love, that huge-God-sized love, is what we want to show kids this week. They are important to God because He made them, and He sent Jesus for them because THEY are important to Him.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: I am so important to God, He sent me Jesus (God Loves Us So Much • John 3:16)
Memory Verse: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14, NIV
Key Question: Who made me?
Bottom Line: God made me.
Bible Story & Worship
Would you like to see a fun video of the Bible story lesson? Then download the Parent Cue app by reThink on your phone. The video is part of the content for preschoolers so list your child’s grade as preschool in order to access.
Regardless of whether you watch the video or not, we have a version of the story that you can read to your child. Treat it like a special story time. As you finish the story, take some time worship God by singing and dancing with your child to a couple of fun songs by KidSpring.
The materials below will help reinforce the story as well as bring Jesus to their level. These can be done in any order but I recommend the Discussion/Application last (this is the part that really brings Jesus to their level.)
As we wrap up, I’d 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 discipling your kid(s). It’s my hope that these resources are just a starting point for many wonderful conversations with your kid(s) on their path to accepting Jesus into their lives. My prayers are with you.
“And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you will teach them diligently to your children, and will talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.