We can trust that God is always with us. Even in the fires of life, God is in the fire with each of us.
Here is a snapshot of what we will show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: God is always with me. (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego • Daniel 3:1-28)
Memory Verse: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5, NIV
Key Question: Who can trust God?
Bottom Line: I can trust God.
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: “Today’s Bible story was about three guys who trusted that God was always with them, and it helped them ‘press play’ and do the right thing. We’ll learn a new Bible verse that will help us trust God so we can press play and do the right thing, too. It says . . .
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,” Proverbs 3:5. When we trust God with all our heart, we can be brave and do the right thing just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Today, we’ll make a list of places we go. It can be your grandparents’ house, your favorite place to eat, dance lessons, preschool, the store . . . anywhere in the world! (Have each family member say a place)
We have our 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 always being with us. Thank You for being with us when we go to . . . (read the list your family made.) We know we can trust You with all our hearts because You love us so much. 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.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.