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`
Kids February 17, 2019
Unit 18 - Session 2
God Saved His People Through Esther
May 19, 2019
Luke 19:1–10 • May 19, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Theme: Hospitality toward those who need salvation Passage: Luke 19:1–10 What the actions of the 3 characters in this story teach us: 1. Jesus seeks the lost. His example calls us to … a. live life focused on the will of God. b. engage people based on need rather than reputation. c. enter into relationships with the lost to bring salvation. 2. Zacchaeus demonstrates true repentance. Sinners who come to true repentance … a. show interest in and search for Jesus. b. gladly follow Jesus call to them. c. do what is necessary to make things right with those they have wronged. d. begin to see the needs of others. 3. The crowd misses out on what God is doing. a. Self-righteousness isolates us from those who need Jesus. b. A subtle sense of superiority keeps us from Jesus’ mission. Main Idea: Hospitality connects us with people who desperately need Jesus’ saving work in their lives. Application Questions: • Why is it that we as believers fail to engage people who need Jesus? What is the proper balance between engaging sinners who need Christ and being separate from the world? • How have you entered into relationships with the lost people that God has brought across your path? What can you do over the next weeks to engage them? • How does Zacchaeus’ response challenge the way that you think towards those whom you have wronged? What do you have to do to make restitution toward those you have wronged? How do you tend to manifest the same attitudes the crowd does toward the lost? What can we do individually and corporately as a church to address these attitudes and begin changing a culture of isolation?
Kids May 19, 2019
Unit 21 Sesssion 1 • May 19, 2019
Bible Passage: John 3: 1-21 Main Point: Jesus told Nicodemus he must be born again. Key Passage: John 14:6 Big Picture Question: Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah. - 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?
May 12, 2019
Jeremiah 29:1–14 • May 12, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Theme: Seeking the good of the community Passage: Jeremiah 29:1–14 Conviction #5: A Christ-centered community seeks the good of its community through hospitality, work, and service, for the glory of God. As we seek the good of our community, 1) Remember that God called us to this task (4). a) He is in control. b) He can use disaster to accomplish his purposes in our lives. 2) Carry out his mandate in but not of the world (5–7). This includes a) Acquiring the necessities of life (5) b) Raising a family (6a) c) Participating in the family of God (6b) d) Bettering the community (7a) e) Praying for its prosperity (7b) 3) Reject the message of those who would tell you otherwise (8–9). Why should I seek the good of my community? Answer: God is accomplishing his plans for his people and the world through this mandate (10–14). Main Idea: God accomplishes his plans for his people as they follow his commission in the context in which he has allowed them to live. Application Questions: • When disaster or difficulty comes in life, how do you determine what God is wanting you to learn and do through it? (4) Can we distinguish whether this is God chastening us for sin or allowing us to suffer so that we he can be magnified through us? How so? • How can we seek the prosperity and peace of our community? How can we pray for our community? (5–7) • In what ways may people attempt to persuade us from keeping these commands by God? • How does the context of this passage (29:1–14) and what Israel was experiencing affect the way that we should interpret 29:11? How might it change the way that you use that verse?