How Do We Show Respect To God Through Praise?

June 28, 2020 | Elementary Lesson

June 28, 2020

Today Kids will Learn that: •Praising God is showing him how amazing we think he is. •We can praise God by celebrating his wonderful works and love. •We can praise God by telling him how amazing his Creation is, by singing songs about him, and by writing about how amazing he is. •We praise God by turning our attention away from ourselves and onto him. •We praise God by giving him our best – our time, our abilities, our hearts. Before You Begin: Read the Bible story (Mark 14:3-9) and the Memory Verse (1 Chronicles 16:9). Other verses for your study: Psalm 30:4, Psalm 47:7, Psalm 71:23, Hebrews 13:15. Before the Video: SAY: Do you remember what we talked about last week? Yes–showing respect to God in how we pray.
Who remembers the A.C.T.S parts of prayer? (A = Adoration (praise), C = Confession, T = Thanksgiving, and S = Supplication (asking)). Great job! SAY: Today we’re going to talk about how we can show respect to God through praising him. Praising God is a lot like what we talked about last week in adoring God and in thanking him. But there’s a lot more to it than what we’ve explored so far. Now start the video, then click on the Elementary Lesson!

The Story of Zacchaeus

Week 1 | Zacchaeus Finds Freedom • September 20, 2020

The Place We Find Ourselves Parent Guide: Each week during the next 3 weeks we will be engaging our kids in teaching that goes along with the sermons from Pastor Nirup. As we are challenged as a church to encounter the work of God in us and experience the work of God through us, we pray that this is a time where you can bring your family alongside of you to see how the Lord is working in finding a place for us to plant roots in this city and develop a legacy for our kids to grow up in a place they call home. What to Expect: Each week the kids content will include worship, a teaching video, and will be hosted by some very special guests, please help your kids get connected so they can watch through the LifeGate App. How to engage with them through the week: On Sunday’s encourage your kids to learn and worship, maybe even watch the kids content together as a family. Talk to your kids about what they learn and what questions they have. Hopefully, they will ask you to print out the Weekly Challenge Checklist for them; this will have 3-4 weekly challenges to help them practice what they are learning about and engage them in participating in what we are doing as a whole church. Week 1: We will focus on how Zacchaeus finds FREEDOM through Jesus, ask them What do you think freedom means in your life? Week 2: We will focus on how Zacchaeus experienced heart change and gratitude and FAITH, ask them how their hearts have been changed because they know Jesus? Week 3: We will focus on Zacchaeus finds JOY, which leads him to respond to Jesus and to his community, ask them how they can share the joy of Jesus with their friends. To recap: 1. Help your kids engage on Sunday Mornings 2. Bring them into the conversations about what your family can do to commit to the future of LIFEGATE 3. Encourage them to complete the weekly challenge checklist each week Reach out if you need support from us.

The Armor

September 13, 2020 • Trevor Maggart

In our last week of the CITIZEN series, Pastor Trevor walks us through the armor of God and what that armor looks like in the world that we live in today.

General Epistles Week 1

Quiz | Family Lesson • September 13, 2020

Join Buck Denver and the "What's In the Bible" gang on their journey through the Epistles! Watch Part 1 and Part 2 before moving on to this week's Quiz! Once you've completed the quiz, take some time to discuss the following questions with your family, then spend some time praying over one another. •How many General Epistles are there? (7) •In which epistle are we reminded of the definition of faith? (Hebrews) •James talks a lot about controlling your tongue because the words you say can change the direction of your life in the same way a tiny rudder can turn a _____. (Giant Ship) •Have you ever had a hard time controlling the things you said? Tell me about that time!