New City Kids (All Stars + Legends)
The Fall of Jericho
October 2, 2022
"Why do you think God chose to defeat Jericho this way?" “Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15 1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it? 2. If you were Joshua leading an army into battle, what instructions would you give the soldiers to ensure a successful mission? 3. What was the name of the town the Israelites needed to conquer? 4. What did God tell Joshua and his men to do? How many times were they supposed to march around the city? 5. Read John 14:27. These are Jesus’ words to us. What do you think peace of mind and heart means? Why don’t we need to be afraid? 6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week? FALL OF JERICHO TRUMPET CRAFT Instructions: Take a piece of paper. Create and design your own trumpet. Be creative with how to fold/cut the paper and in creating a cool color scheme using crayons. As they work, read the story from Joshua 6:1-5. Remind the kids that we will win the battles of life when we trust in God’s plan. Supplies needed: White paper, Crayons, Scissors, Tape, Staplers
Rahab and the Spies
September 25, 2022
"Why did Rahab risk her life for God?" "Hebrews 11:31 “It was by faith that Rahab was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey God.” Sometimes God uses people that might surprise you! 1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it? 2. What qualities make for a good spy? 3. Who did Joshua send to the Promised Land? Why did he do that? 4. Who saved the spies? Why did Rahab help them? 5. Read Isaiah 55:7. What should we turn away from in our lives? What does it mean that God will have mercy on us? 6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week? HIT THE TARGET LESSON REVIEW GAME Instructions: ● Before playing, tape a line on the floor and tape a point value on each bucket and then arrange the buckets in front of the line however you like (smaller points closer to the line and higher further from the line.) ●Play parents against your kids! Give each team a bean bag. ● If they miss the bucket, they’ll get 1 point. Then ask a question from below. If correct they get the points they earned from their throw. Then let the other team go. Continue playing until all the questions have been asked. 1. Who was the leader of the Israelites in the story? (Joshua) 2. Why did Joshua send out spies? (to check out the land and people) 3. From what book is our memory verse found? (Hebrews) 4. Who helped the spies to hide? (Rahab) 5. T or F: Rahab had a bad reputation. (T) 6. Why did Jesus die for us? (Sins) 7. Who came looking for the spies? (king’s soldiers) 8. T or F: The spies were caught. (F) 9. What did Rahab ask the spies to do for her? (protect her family) 10. What did Rahab hang out her window? (red rope) 11. Is this story in the OT or NT? (OT) 12. What’s the Big Idea today? (See Board) Supplies needed: Tape, 2 Bean bags, 5 buckets, Point value template
The Promised Land
September 18, 2022
Wherever we go, we’ll be successful if we listen to God. 1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it? 2. Where is your most favorite place to visit on vacation? (campsite, Disneyland, beach) Why do you like it so much? 3. What was the name of the place God promised the Israelites? Why did the people want to go there? 4. How long did they wander in the desert? Who became the leader once Moses died? 5. Read Deuteronomy 13:4. What does it mean to fear the Lord? How can you cling to God and his word? 6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week? ACTIVITY: Grab a pair of Bibles. Race to find the books below. First to find has to say if it’s in the OT or NT. Books: Ruth Mark Acts Jeremiah Exodus Supplies needed: Bibles
What Is Heaven?
September 11, 2022
Picture your best vacation or the best birthday party you’ve ever been to and then multiply that level of fun by a billion! That’s how much better Heaven will be than even your best day ever. The Bible says that Heaven will be a beautiful place full of color, happiness and fun. And, it’s the place where we’ll actually be in the presence of God! It will be a perfect place where there will be no more sadness, pain, disappointment, upset stomachs or broken arms. It’s the place we all want to end up when we die. But, there is a catch and it’s really important to remember. Heaven is reserved for those who have put their faith in Jesus. That means you tell Jesus that you’re sorry for your sins and you put your trust in what Jesus did for you when he died on the cross for your sins. It’s that easy! So if you haven’t done that yet, do it today! Heaven will be awesome and you don’t want to miss out on it! Heaven is a lot different than earth. Heaven is better than the best birthday party you’ve ever been to. In Heaven, we get to be with Jesus forever. There’s only one way to get to Heaven. 1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it? 2. Describe your best day ever. (Where you’ll be, what you’re doing, who you’re with and what you’ll eat). 3. How is heaven different from living on earth? 4. What do we have to do to get to heaven? 5. Read Revelation 21:3-4. Who do we get to live with in heaven? Describe what you think heaven will be like? 6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?