Friday, March 26, 2010

The verses for Sunday, March 28 and Wednesday, April 7

This is the verse for this Sunday, March 28 and for Wednesday, April 7.  We won't have kids' club this week since there is no service due to the Good Friday service.  But you can plan on saying it this Sunday still!

Q: Why did Jesus come into the world?
A: Jesus came to save the world.
[John 3:17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The verse for Sunday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 24

Q: What effect did Adam’s sin have on all humans? A: Adam’s sin brought death, condemnation, and sin upon all humans.
[Romans 5:12] Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.
The children say their verses when they first arrive and then head to the check in table to get their "gold" for their team.  If they said their verse on Sunday and all the verses on Wednesday, they could have earned as much as $13,000!!!
Each child is allowed 2 helps per more than that!
Miss Rachel invests so much time preparing the missionary story about Jim Elliot.  She makes it really interesting and makes sure to end on a note of suspense each week.
Mr. Phil started out his lesson time by carelessly pouring water into a little jar without taking care.  He had Laura come up and try to do a better job and get more water into the little jar.  It was a great illustration of how being careful and controlling our spirits results in a better outcome rather than just reacting with little or no care.
ZONK!  This is the first time this year the kids' favorite game was might have heard their excitement upstairs as they were trying to convince their teammates when the right time to stop was!
It's so hard to choose the right number and know when to stop so you don't lose all the points for your team!
Just being ourselves! :-)

They got MARRIED...finally!!!

Be sure to ask your children about what happened to Jim and Elisabeth Elliot in last night's missionary time. After what seemed like forever, they finally got married!  Your kids seem to really like this part of Kids' Club and pay attention to even the smallest of details.

The Bible Lesson time from last night

Mr. Phil's lesson last night was such a help to me as a mom that I wanted to pass on some of the verses he used and what he shared with the kids.  I plan on having our kids memorize these verses--that or I will quote them so often that they will memorize them by default!  Proverbs is so chock full of practical applications--Love that!!!

The lesson overall talked about controlling ourselves and our reaction to what happens in our lives.  Proverbs 29:11 says, "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back."  I think we all need this verse in our lives, but it really resonated well with our kids when Phil made the application to their every day lives with siblings or other people who can be frustrating.  Proverbs 20:3 says, "It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling."  I'm personally thinking this is a perfect verse for talking back and always having to fuss with siblings (mind you...we never have this problem at our house, but you might find it helpful...yeah, right!!!) Phil used the example of Peter reacting without thinking when he cut off the servant's ear in the garden when they came to arrest Christ to show how foolishly we act when we act without stopping and thinking about it first.  Did Peter really think that he needed to protect Christ, the Creator of all things?!?

One thing that might help for you to know as you are driving with your children is that Phil also used the traffic lights as a reminder of how we should respond.  The red light means the first thing we should do before reacting is "Stop."  The yellow light reminds us to be cautious and think about what the Bible says we should do.  The green light is for when we go ahead and obey what the Bible says. You could bring this up and review these thoughts when you pass a traffic light this week.

One of my thoughts in sharing this with you is to let you know so you can reinforce these principles with your children throughout the week.  Hopefully it helps you as well  face "training times" with your children from a biblical perspective.  It's so helpful to have verses ready to give your children to point them to God and His Word rather than our "words of wisdom."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The verse for Sunday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 17

Q: What is sin?
A: Second, Sin is doing what I know is wrong.
I John 3:4, "Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness."

Friday, March 5, 2010

Verse for Sunday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 10

Q: What is sin? A: First, sin is NOT doing what I know is right.
[James 4:17] So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.