Week of May 4-10, 2020

DETERMINATION

Our sermon series is about Determination!

“Send Me on My Way”

  • Bible Story: Jesus’ Final Orders to His Disciples/Ascension

  • Bottom Line: Keep going even when it seems impossible.

  • Memory Verse: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  • Life App: Determination-Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.

  • Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

MAY 7th ACTIVITIES:

Here is a fun activity you can do together…

ACTIVITY #1: YOU’VE GOT TO MOVE IT

WHAT YOU NEED: Bibles

WHAT YOU DO:
Help kids look up Galatians 6:9 in their Bibles using the following tips:

For kindergartners: Guide children to open the Bibles to the marked page. Point to the word Galatians at the top of the page as you say “Galatians” aloud. Then guide children to find the big number 6 on the page. Explain that this is the chapter number. Finally, guide them to look under the big 6 for the little 9; this is the verse number. Tell them to leave their finger on the verse as you read the verse aloud. Then lead everyone to say the verse together.

For 1st graders: Guide them to open their Bibles to the front and find the table of contents. (Hold up a Bible opened to the table of contents to show the kids what the page looks like.) When the kids find the table of contents, lead them to find Galatians in the list under “New Testament.” You can help by telling them that Galatians starts with the letters G-A-L. When the kids find Galatians, lead them to look at the page number beside the word. Explain that the number tells them on what page they can find Galatians. Help the kids find the page. When they find it, explain that the big numbers on the page are the chapter numbers. Help them find chapter 6. Explain that the small numbers are verse numbers. Help them find verse 9 in chapter 6.
• Say the verse together a few times.
• Help kids come up with appropriate motions for the verse.
• Point out key words such as “not,” “tired,” and “time,” that can easily be translated into motions.
• Say the verse with the motions several times

WHAT YOU SAY:
“You kept going and didn’t give up when you were finding the verse, coming up with the motions, and REMEMBERING the motions! God wants us to keep going no matter what. But you know what? We don’t have to do it all on our own. God will help us! He helps us keep going even when it seems impossible.”

Activity #2: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

WHAT YOU NEED:

Piece of Paper, pencil or crayon

WHAT YOU DO: 

Ask: Jesus gave the disciples a big job, to tell others about Him. The disciples were probably intimidated by the enormous calling ahead of them. Can you think of a time you thought, “I can never do that!,” and then ended up doing it? Encourage kids to share examples and write them on a piece of paper.

  • What can we do when we are faced with something we think is impossible and we don’t even know where to start? [Make it Personal] (Be prepared to share a time you faced something you thought was impossible. What did you do to show determination?)• We know about Jesus because the disciples showed determination. What are ways we can show determination, like the disciples, and let others know about Jesus? Can you think of times you have told others about Jesus? (If interested, allow time for kids to share examples.) Are there times when talking to others about Jesus seems impossible? PARENTS USE THIS AS A WAY TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE WITH YOUR KIDS! ENGAGE IN DEEP CONVERSATION ABOUT THEIR LIVES!

Activity #3: Thankful Hands

Make handprints, as many as you want, and on each one of them write something you are thankful for!

Hang them up and post a picture ☺ Use #flcfamilyriseup