Ezekiel 11:19–20 And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. (ESV)
Key Passage: Ezekiel 11:19-20
November 27, 2020 • Olivia Vines
Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, January 17, 2021)
Ezekiel Told About a Future Hope • January 15, 2021 • Justin & Kathryn Myers
This week’s lesson is entitled “Ezekiel Told About a Future Hope” (Ezekiel 37). This is Ezekiel’s famous “valley of dry bones” passage, where the Lord vividly shows the prophet how he will one day spiritually restore his exiled people, like resuscitating dry, dead bones to life. These beautiful words were not just for ancient Israel, but also for us today! Only through Jesus is this truly accomplished. Immanuel – “God With Us” – came down in human flesh, bore our sins on the cross, and rose again so that we might go from death to life – just like Ezekiel’s valley of dry, dead bones. Praise the Lord! I’m excited to announce new teachers for this week – Justin and Kathryn Myers! Justin and Kathryn, who have three kids in Kids Ministry, are members of CHBC and have been attending since 2017. Justin did a great job teaching a lesson in our 1st-3rd grade class pre-COVID, and they both form a great duo onscreen together. I encourage you to find some time this weekend to sit down with your child and watch this week’s Kids Ministry family worship video. Don’t forget to talk about it together as a family using the questions below! TALK ABOUT IT - What was the most interesting or the most confusing part of the story for you? - What truths about God does this story teach us? - How are we like the dry bones? - How can we experience new life, too? - This is the last week for this Key Passage so say it loud and strong together as a family!
Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, January 10, 2021)
Judah Was Taken Into Captivity • January 8, 2021 • Meg Howes
This week’s lesson is entitled “Judah was Taken into Captivity” (2 Chronicles 36:1-21). Our lesson recalls the worst moment in the history of the southern kingdom of Judah – when God allowed the Babylonian Empire to destroy Jerusalem and take his people captive as punishment for their rebellion against him. But God never intended for his people to wallow in captivity forever. He had a plan to deliver them, not just from human captors, but from the bondage of sin through the coming Messiah! This week’s teacher, Meg Howes, does a great job explaining these important truths. I encourage you to find a moment this weekend to sit down with your kids and watch the “Kids Online” family worship video. Don’t forget to take some time and talk about it together as a family using the questions below! TALK ABOUT IT What was the real problem of the people of Judah? Have you ever faced consequences for your disobedience? What promises did God make? Who took the punishment for our sin? What does this story tell you about God's love for you?
Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, January 3, 2021)
Jeremiah Prophesied a New Covenant • January 1, 2021 • Pete Commander
Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas celebration and are enjoying your New Year’s festivities. After four weeks of advent-themed lessons in December, we are returning to our Old Testament curriculum sequence, picking up in the Book of Jeremiah with a lesson entitled, “Jeremiah Prophesied a New Covenant” (Jeremiah 17:1-10; 31:31-34). This week’s teacher, Pete Commander, will show the kids how God’s plan was always to transition his people from the old covenant to a new, better covenant. In fun, memorable ways, Pete will teach them about each covenant and explain how the new covenant is about real heart change and having a true relationship with God through faith in Christ. Praise the Lord! I encourage you to find some time this weekend to sit down with your child and watch this week’s Kids Ministry family worship video. Don’t forget to talk about it together as a family using the questions below! TALK ABOUT IT - What was Jeremiah’s message to the people? - How is our problem the same or similar to the people of Judah? - What does it mean that God writes His law on our hearts? - Why should we obey God? (We obey God because He loves us.) - How does God give us the way and strength to obey His commands?