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Kids Ministry for 5th grade and under

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.”

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, October 25, 2020)

Isaiah Preaches About the Messiah • October 23, 2020 • Bill & Emily Commander

This week’s lesson is entitled “Isaiah Preaches About the Messiah” (Isaiah 53). We have the special treat of seeing Bill & Emily Commander teach together onscreen. They make not only a great team as husband and wife, but also a great teaching tandem! This week’s lesson is from the glorious “Suffering Servant” chapter in Isaiah. Bill & Emily will help your kids learn wonderful truths about how, more than 700 years before Jesus’ incarnation, God gave this prophet a remarkable vision of the redemptive death and resurrection of the future Messiah. Praise God that “the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all”! 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 - Talk about situations where people make predictions (before sports games, about the weather, etc.). - Explain the difference between those and Isaiah’s prophecies. - What did you learn from Isaiah about the Messiah Try to name as many things as you can. - How are we like sheep?  - Why was the Messiah punished for other people’s sin? - Who is the Messiah?                                               - Why do you think people reject Jesus today? 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.”

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, October 18, 2020)

God Called Isaiah • October 16, 2020 • Olivia Vines

This week’s lesson is entitled “God Called Isaiah” (Isaiah 6), and our teacher is Olivia Vines, our very talented Kids Ministry intern. This is a powerful story of Isaiah’s amazing vision of a holy God in his temple and how Isaiah felt completely undone before the Lord in his sinful state. Yet God mercifully provided atonement for Isaiah as he commissioned him to be his messenger to unfaithful Judah. There’s so much spiritual richness and gospel truth that Olivia will unpack for your kids in fun, memorable ways! 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 did you imagine the Seraphim looked like? - Why did Isaiah feel so afraid standing before God? - What do you understand about God from this story?  - How does this story remind us of Jesus?   - How does Jesus take away our sin? Say the Key Passage together with the motions you learned today. 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.”

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, October 11, 2020)

Elisha & Naaman • October 9, 2020 • Josh Cooley

This week’s lesson is entitled “Elisha and Naaman” (2 Kings 5). I’m so glad our curriculum includes this story. Even though it’s relatively brief, there’s so much spiritual richness to it. We’ll learn how Naaman, a proud idol-worshipper, was seeking physical healing, and while God graciously provided that, he also gave Naaman what he needed most: spiritual healing from his sins. We’ll also discuss how Naaman was a Syrian, outside of covenant Israel, and how that was a beautiful example of God’s plan to redeem the nations, not just one ethnicity or people group. What powerful truths for us today! 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 - Why do you think the servant girl told Naaman about Elisha? - Why was Naaman upset about Elisha’s instruction? - What was Naaman’s biggest problem? - How can we be made well from our sin problem? - Talk about any questions you may have about what it means to trust in Jesus. - Pray together about someone you love who is sick or pray for an unbeliever you may know.  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.”

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, October 4, 2020)

Elijah Ran from Jezebel • October 2, 2020 • Pete Commander

We have a new teacher for this week’s “Kids Online” video, Pete Commander. Woo-hoo! Pete and his wife, Tammy, moved to the area from New Jersey fairly recently to be close to their grandkids. Pre-COVID, Pete was small group leader in Kids Ministry. He’s also a diehard Philly-area sports fan, but we’re not going to hold that against him. 😆   This week’s lesson is entitled “Elijah Ran From Jezebel” (1 Kings 19). The story picks up after Elijah's literal mountaintop experience, when God showed Israel with fire from heaven that he was the one true God, not Baal. Immediately thereafter, though, wicked Queen Jezebel threatened to kill Elijah. Feeling angry, scared and hopeless, he fled to a cave on Mount Horeb, where the Lord spoke to him, but not as you might expect. This is a wonderful lesson not only about how God spoke to Elijah thousands of years ago, but also about how God powerfully speaks to us today! 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 - Why do you think God revealed Himself in a whisper instead of the fire, wind or earthquake?  - What other ways has God revealed Himself to people?  - How can we know that God cares for us when we feel afraid or discouraged? - What Bible verse encourages you when you are afraid? - What Bible verse encourages you when people dislike you because you follow Jesus? KEY PASSAGE “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.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, September 27, 2020)

Elijah Confronts Evil Ahab • September 25, 2020 • Josh Cooley

This week’s Kids Ministry lesson is entitled “Elijah Confronts Evil Ahab” (1 Kings 18). It’s a fascinating story of an unforgettable mountaintop contest between the God of Israel and Baal to see who was real. We’ll have a lot of fun discussing how there is only one true God of heaven and earth who deserves all our worship, and how we can be his children through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ! 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 does this true story tell you about God and what’s important to HIM?     - Talk about the first 4 of God’s 10 Commandments found in Exodus 20.   - What do we have to do so that God will listen to us? - How does God show his love for us? - Talk about what it means to trust in the Lord Jesus as your Savior. KEY PASSAGE “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.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, September 20, 2020)

The Praises of God's People • September 20, 2020 • Olivia Vines

I hope you and your family are having a great week. We have another new teacher for this week’s “Kids Online” video, Olivia Vines. Woo-hoo! Olivia is the 2020-21 Kids Ministry intern, a senior at UNC, and the kindergarten team intern at Voyager Academy in Durham. She was also a large group teacher and small group leader in Kids Ministry before COVID-19 began. This week’s lesson is entitled “The Praises of God’s People.” It covers the Book of Psalms, focusing on three different psalms – 1, 100, and 110. Olivia does a great job explaining the beautiful themes found throughout the entire Psalter and the specific messages in each of these three psalms. In her lesson, she discusses: - Psalm 1: Choosing the path of righteousness instead of wickedness. - Psalm 100: Giving thanks to God because of his faithfulness. - Psalm 110: Rejoicing in the promise of a messianic priest-king, which was fulfilled in Christ. I encourage you to find a moment this weekend to sit down with your kids and watch the video. Don’t forget to take some time and talk about it together as a family!

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, September 13, 2020)

Job • September 13, 2020 • Aliza Nedimeyer

I hope you and your family are having a great week. We have a new teacher for this week’s “Kids Online” video, Aliza Nedimyer. Woo-hoo! Aliza is a doctoral student at UNC, but she has been a teacher and small group leader for several years in Kids Ministry. This week’s lesson is simply entitled “Job.” It ambitiously covers the whole book of Job, and Aliza does a great job tackling the important truths and deep mysteries found within this book and bringing them to a child’s level. Some of the topics she addresses are: - Why did God allow all those terrible things to happen to Job? - Why does God allow bad things to happen to us? - How should we respond when trials and difficulties happen in our lives? - And what’s up with Satan approaching God to talk about Job in the first place?! These are important things not only for adults to understand, but kids, too, since we live in a broken world filled with hardships. I encourage you to find a moment this weekend to sit down with your kids and watch the video. Don’t forget to take some time and talk about it together as a family!

Kids Sunday ONLINE (Sunday, September 6, 2020)

Solomon Thought About Life • September 4, 2020 • Josh Cooley

This week’s Kids Ministry lesson is entitled “Solomon Thought About Life” (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11). Ecclesiastes is one of the most unique, challenging books of the Bible for adults, let alone kids! It forces us to grapple with weighty questions such as “Why did God create me?”, “What’s the meaning of life?” and “What’s my purpose for being here?” This week, we’ll try to bring this appropriately to a kids’ level and help them understand that God created them for a specific purpose (to worship and obey him) and that only through Jesus can we truly find meaning in life.

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