Last week we began our look at how God made us wonderfully in His image. If He did in fact make us wonderfully (Psalm 139:14 – it’s in the Bible so you know it must be true), what does that mean? It means YOU are important to God.
I know it can be hard to think of ourselves as important when we’re told to be humble. By not thinking we’re important are we being humble or are we actually being self-conscience. We, YOU, are important to God.
Knowing we are important to someone is a cornerstone of confidence. While we don’t want our kids to be full of themselves, we definitely want them to be confident in who they are. So this week we’re going to show them just how important they are to the God who made them.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: You are important to God • Luke 12:7
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
To see a video of the today’s Bible story lesson, use the Parent Cue app by reThink. 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, here we have a version of the story that you can read to your child. Treat it like a special story time. As you finish, 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.