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Kids February 17, 2019

Unit 18 - Session 2

God Saved His People Through Esther

Bible Passage: Esther 5-10 Main Point: God used Esther at just the right time to save His people. Key Passage: Lamentations 3: 22-23 Big Picture Question: Does God keep His promises? Yes, God is always faithful even when we are not. - Be sure to pick up your Big Picture Cards off the chicken wire display in the hallway - Have you done the Weekly Family Activity Idea from the handout given in class?``1`

March 17, 2019

1 Corinthians 12–13 • March 17, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff

Passage: 1 Corinthians 12–13 Theme: Marks of a Holy Spirit-Indwelt Community Conviction: #3: The Holy Spirit creates a new kind of community that reflects Christ to the world. In 1 Corinthians 12–13, Paul provides us with the following marks of a Holy Spirit-Indwelt Community: 1. Speech consisting of confession rather than cursing (12:1–3). 2. Diverse manifestations of the Spirit’s gifts within the unified body of Christ (12:4–31). a. Our church reflects God as his Spirit has uniquely brought this body of believers together (4–11). b. Just like the human body, our church is diversely unified through the work of the Spirit (12–14). c. Diversity: God has placed each different member of this body in its rightful place (15–20). d. Unity: We as individual members cannot function properly without the rest of the members of the body (21–26). e. Conclusion: God has created this body to picture his Son through its diverse members (27–31). 3. Actions done out of love rather than self-interest (13:1–13). a. Without love, my use of my gifts produces nothing (1–3). b. Love acts in the interests of others rather than reacts to please self (4–7). c. Love endures from the present through eternity while the gifts are only for the here and now (8–13). Main Idea: We as a Spirit-indwelt community reflect Christ to the world by the diverse ways that we serve and love rather than promote self. Application Questions: • In what ways is your speech still characterized by life apart from the Spirit? How does your confession that Jesus is Lord affect the way that you speak to and about others? • According to 12:4–26, what indicates diversity within the church? What indicates unity within the church? How can you individually and we as a church promote unity but also diversity? • How does this type of unified yet diverse body reflect Christ to the world (12:27)? • Why is that our actions need to be characterized by love more than any of the Spirit’s giftings (13:1–3 and 8–13)? What does love in action look like according to 13:4–7? How can you live this out in your service within the church?

Kids March 17, 2019

Unit 18 Session 6 • March 17, 2019

Bible Passage: Malachi 1-4 Main Point: Gold told His people to repent and get ready for Jesus Key Passage: Lamentations 3: 22-23 Big Picture Question: Does God keep His promises? Yes, God is always faithful even when we are not. - Be sure to pick up your Big Picture Cards off the chicken wire display in the hallway - Have you done the Weekly Family Activity Idea from the handout given in class?``1`

March 10, 2019

The Spirit’s Unified Community • March 10, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff

Passage: 1 Corinthians 3:1–17 Theme: The Spirit’s Unified Community Conviction #3: The Holy Spirit creates a new kind of community that reflects Christ to the world. Four truths concerning God’s work within his church: 1. The Spirit produces unity, not division (3:1–4). 2. The Spirit causes growth through the unified work of his servants (3:5–9). 3. God holds his ministers responsible for building the church people well (3:10–15). 4. The Spirit resides in a unified, set-apart people (3:16–17). Main Idea: The Spirit expects the leaders and members here to pursue unity so that he can build a church that displays his presence, power, and wisdom. Application Questions: • Where do you see unity within the church? Where do you see division? How are you contributing to both the unification and division within this body? How can we ensure that we as a church are promoting unity rather than division? • What are the two analogies that Paul uses to describe the church in vv. 5–9 and 10–15? Identify and discuss the different elements within these two analogies. How has this text, especially vv. 10–15 been misinterpreted and misapplied? What part do you play or piece do you represent in God’s building? How do we as a church build with materials that will last on judgment day? • How may a person destroy God’s temple (v. 17)? According to v. 17, what characterizes God’s temple? What can you do to pursue the things God desires to be displayed in his people?