This week we read the story about how baby Isaac was born and how he was promised to Abraham and Sarah. We learned about how God was faithful to keep his promises to Abraham and Sarah.
Memory Verse: “The Lord is faithful and will keep all of his promises.” Psalm 145:13
– Do you think it was easy or hard for Abraham and Sarah to wait for God’s promise to come true? Why do you think that?
– Do you think you could wait that long for God’s promise to come true?
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Key Verse: “I know the plans I have for you, announces the Lord. I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIrV)
Activity: Pumpkin Slime
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has an amazing plan for our lives. Even when something unfair or sad happens to us, we have to trust that God can use it as a part of His amazing plan. In fact, if we look hard enough, we might even see how what we thought was unfair was actually good for us.
Cut open a pie pumpkin. The insides are gross and yucky. They don’t seem useful for anything, BUT follow this recipe:
After you added the other ingredients and mixed them all together the icky mess was something you could actually play with! It’s kind of like that with God. Sometimes unfair, sad, icky things happen, but if you keep on trusting God and following His plan for your life he will work things out for your good and for His glory!
We all have things happen in our lives that seem to be unfair. A lot of times we just end up getting mad about it, but there’s another way we can respond. Today we learned that we can trust God’s plan for our lives even when unfair things happen.
– When is the last time you wanted to yell, “That’s not fair!”? Tell the group what happened and why you thought it was so unfair.
– What do you think it means that God has a plan for your life?
– What are some of the wonderful things you think God might have planned for you?–
(Middle & Highschool)
This month we are talking about BIG QUESTIONS!
This is such an important series for your children to ask any big questions that they have about God, the bible, creation, etc. We hope to create an environment that welcomes these BIG QUESTIONS and be able to discuss them openly.
Week One: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT CREATION
Week Two: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS
Week Three: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN AND GOOD VS. EVIL
Week Four: FINAL BIG QUESTIONS PANEL TO ANSWER ANY REMAINING QUESTIONS
We started off this series by asking everyone to ask questions anonymously and everyone asked something vital to faith. This month I would encourage you to ask your children about what question(s) they asked and talk with them about it. As well as asking them after each Elevate what they learned that night. Please feel free to ask Bryan, Seab, and Katlyn about any questions that you have.