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Kids Ministry for 5th grade and under

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?

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, December 27, 2020)

Wise Men Visited Jesus • December 24, 2020 • Bill Commander

Merry Christmas! This week’s lesson is the final lesson of our four-week advent series, taught by the talented Bill Commander. It’s entitled “Wise Men Visited Jesus” (Matthew 2:1-21). Who were these men? Where did they come from? Did they really know whom they were worshipping? These questions have fascinated us for centuries, and it’s what we’ll look at in our video. While much remains mysterious about the wise men, there’s no mystery about the One they came to worship: The Christ-child grew up to be our great Redeemer, the Savior of the world! 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 does the story of the wise men tell you about Jesus? - How do you know the wise men valued Jesus? - What are ways you can worship Jesus? - Praise God together for sending Jesus to be our Savior and King.

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, December 20, 2020)

Jesus Is Born • December 18, 2020 • Josh Cooley

One more week until Christmas! This week’s lesson is our traditional Christmas lesson. It’s entitled “Jesus is Born” (Luke 2:1-20). The eternal Son of God came down to earth – fully God, fully man – to live a perfect life and become the atoning sacrifice for his people. The birth of Jesus is so much more than simply the story of a baby in a manger – it’s about a holy, loving God fulfilling his eternal rescue plan for lost sinners like us. Wow! That’s good news indeed. And that’s the news we’ll proclaim in this week’s video – in ways that are fun and engaging for the kids, of course! 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 does this story tell you about God? - Name some ways God showed His power over all the circumstances of Jesus’ birth. - What do you think it was like for Jesus to leave heaven and come to earth as a baby? - Why is the birth of Jesus good news for you? - What you would tell a friend about why Christmas is special for you? KEY PASSAGE “She will give birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus, because He will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas celebration next week!

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, December 13, 2020)

Mary Praised God • December 11, 2020 • Josh Cooley

Two more weeks until Christmas! This week’s lesson is entitled “Mary Praised God” (Luke 1:26-56). We’ll look at the unexpected angelic visit that Mary received from Gabriel announcing the long-awaited Savior’s birth and how Mary responded in humble faith. It’s a wonderful lesson for kids (and adults!) that reminds us that God always keeps his promises, and that even when we don’t fully understand God’s plans, he still calls us to trust in him because of his faithfulness. 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 did you learn about Mary’s faith in God?  - What is your response to God’s grace to you?  - Why is it important for us to praise God every day?  - Mr. Josh asked 3 important questions. Talk together about your answer to these questions: -- Do you believe God is real?  -- Do you believe Jesus is real?  -- Do you believe God loves you so much that He sent His only Son to earth to be the Savior for your sins?

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, December 6, 2020)

Anticipating the Coming Messiah • December 4, 2020 • Josh Cooley

This week’s lesson is entitled “Anticipating the Coming King” (Isaiah 11:1-10). It’s a wonderful prophecy where Isaiah – in a dark time in Judah’s history – foresees the Davidic Messiah springing up to save his people like “a shoot from the stump of Jesse” among a once-great forest of fallen trees. We’ll help your kids understand the glorious truths within this passage – that Jesus was born to rescue us from our sins – and how today, we no longer await Jesus’ first coming, but his second. Praise God! 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 - Talk about what you learned from Isaiah about what the Messiah would be like.  - Why is it important that Isaiah wrote these words long before Jesus was born? - Describe what a good king is like. - What makes Jesus a better king than every other king? - What makes you most excited about Jesus’ coming kingdom?

Key Passage: Matthew 1:21

Matthew 1:21 • December 4, 2020 • Olivia Vines

Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save his people from their sins.

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, November 29, 2020)

God Called Jeremiah • November 27, 2020 • Olivia Vines

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! This week’s lesson is entitled “God Called Jeremiah” (Jeremiah 1), and our teacher is Olivia Vines. This is a powerful story of God taking a young man and calling him into a lifetime of hard, faithful ministry to an obstinate people. When God first called him, Jeremiah initially resisted. “Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth,” Jeremiah said (Jeremiah 1:6). But age is never an excuse with God. “‘Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you,’ declares the Lord” (v. 8). God had a plan for Jeremiah to do mighty things for his kingdom before Jeremiah was even born.   What a powerful lesson for today’s kids! God will do great things in and through everyone who submits to his calling for the sake of his glory. 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 - When did God choose Jeremiah to be a prophet?  - Who can be a part of God’s plan? - What might be God’s plan for you? - When did God first plan to send Jesus? - How can we know what God wants us to do?

Key Passage: Ezekiel 11:19-20

Ezekiel 11:19-20 • November 27, 2020 • Olivia Vines

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)

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, November 22, 2020)

Joel, Prophet to Judah • November 20, 2020 • Josh Cooley

This week’s lesson is entitled “Joel, Prophet to Judah” (Joel 1-3). The Book of Joel is often one that is overlooked in many curricula, but I’m so glad that ours includes it. It speaks about the people’s unfaithfulness, God’s loving faithfulness to send them many warnings to turn from their sin (including a locust invasion – whoa!), and his great promises to one day redeem his people through Christ. We’re going to have lots of fun talking about all of these things in this lesson. And if your child likes insects … well, they are in for a real treat! 😋 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 does this story tell you about God? - Was it loving or unloving for God to stop the rain and send locusts to eat Judah’s plants? - Why did God want his people to repent before the Day of the Lord? - What did God promise to do for the people of Judah? - What promises about the future has God given to those who believe in Jesus? ​Read John 10:28, 14:2-3. - What would be your message to a friend who doesn’t know the good news of Jesus? KEY PASSAGE “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.” - Joel 2:13

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, November 15, 2020)

Jonah, Prophet to Nineveh • November 13, 2020 • Josh Cooley

This week’s lesson is entitled “Jonah, Prophet to Nineveh” (Jonah 1-4). Chances are, this is a story your child has heard before, along with “David and Goliath,” “Daniel and the Lion’s Den,” etc. It’s one of those classic Bible stories that every churched kid seems to be familiar with.    But don’t let familiarity with the story keep you and your family from watching the video this week! There is SO MUCH powerful spiritual truth found in the story of Jonah. It goes way beyond Jonah being swallowed by the big fish. Ultimately, the book points to a compassionate, loving God who pursues sinners like Jonah, the Ninevites — and us! — with a redeeming heart! I hope you’ll 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 does this story tell you about God? - Why did God show mercy to the Ninevites?  - What ways does God show mercy to us?  - Name a time you obeyed God and did something you did not want to do.  - Have you ever ignored helping someone because that person wasn’t your friend? Do you think that person deserves your help? Why or why not?  - What are you always able to do for someone else?  (Pray for them.)  KEY PASSAGE “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.” - Joel 2:13

Key Passage: Joel 2:13

Joel 2:13 • November 6, 2020 • Olivia Vines

Joel 2:13 “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.”

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, November 8, 2020)

Hosea, Prophet to Israel • November 6, 2020 • Pete Commander

This week’s teacher is Pete Commander, and he’s teaching a lesson entitled “Hosea, Prophet to Israel” (Hosea chapters 1-14). Hosea is an often-overlooked but wonderful book about God pursuing wayward Israel with redeeming love. The book contains some mature themes, as God compares Israel to an adulterous wife and actually tells Hosea to marry a woman (named Gomer) that God knows will be unfaithful to Hosea, illustrating Israel’s unfaithfulness to the Lord. But then, in a striking display of mercy and kindness, Hosea purchases back Gomer (Hosea 3:2), foreshadowing the ultimate redemption that God provides for us through Christ. In our video, Pete tells the story in an age-appropriate way, humorously using the example of his best friend named “Gary” who promises to enjoy various golf, baseball and musical excursions with Pete, only to leave poor Pete hanging each time. Pete never uses words like “adultery” or “affair” in the video. Instead, he talks about how “Hosea loved Gomer deeply, and married her, but Gomer didn’t really love Hosea back.” And Pete does a great job connecting this to the powerful love God displays in calling sinful people back to him. TALK ABOUT IT Has someone ever said that he or she didn’t want to be your friend? How did that make you feel? When might it be hard to love other people? What should we do in those times? What are some ways that we don’t love God with our whole heart? What are some ways God shows His love to us? How do you feel knowing that God never stops loving you? KEY PASSAGE Joel 2:13 “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.”

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, November 1, 2020)

Hezekiah, Judah’s Faithful King • October 30, 2020 • Meg Howes

This week’s teacher is Meg Howes, and she’s teaching a lesson entitled, “Hezekiah, Judah’s Faithful King” (2 Kings 18–19).    Among the many wicked kings in Israel and Judah, Hezekiah was one of the few bright spots. But he didn’t have an easy life. During his time, the powerful Assyrian Empire threatened to overwhelm Judah, just like it had done to the northern kingdom of Israel. Sennacherib, Assyria’s arrogant king, mocked Hezekiah and God himself. Hezekiah’s army was vastly outnumbered. All he could do was cry out to God for help. And God responded—in a miraculous way!   In this week’s video, Meg will help your child understand that the almighty God who helped Hezekiah in his greatest time of need is the same God who loves them and hears them today when they approach him in faith through his Son, Jesus Christ.   I encourage you to find a moment this weekend to sit down with your child 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! I encourage you to find a moment this weekend to sit down with your kids and watch this week’s Kids Ministry family worship video. Don’t forget to take some time and talk about it together as a family! TALK ABOUT IT What do you do first when you are worried or afraid?  What did Hezekiah do when he needed help and protection? Who can we trust to help and protect us? How did God answer Jesus’ prayer for people to be saved?    Identify the greatest challenge your family is facing at this time. Write it on a sheet of paper. Lay the paper in front of you as you pray as a family for that situation. Pray as a family for other people you know who are facing difficult situations.  KEY PASSAGE Hebrews 1:1-2 “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”

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