AUGUST 23, 2020
Message to Parents
Here at Grove Kids, we want to Raise Our Kids in Christ Together! That means growing, sharing, crying and lifting each other up as we navigate through life with our kids…we want to do that with you!
Instead of giving you helpful tips and strategies this week, we just want to make you laugh! If you’re laughing and smiling then your family will too! We hope you enjoy these first day back to school pics and the hilarious comments that go with them!
Now with your kids...
Grab your Bible and get ready to draw with your kids! Here’s your theme…Creativity is imagining what you could do because you were made in God’s image.
Read Genesis 2:18
Tell them, “Imagine you are Adam, the first person ever created. You’re surrounded by beauty, far beyond imagination. It’s not too hot, like it is in Arizona right now, or too cold and there’s plenty of delicious food to eat. You’re given the job of tending to this beautiful garden. But it doesn’t feel like work, it’s fun!”
“Then God gives you the coolest job of all—naming the animals! You name the elephants, toucans, jellyfish, frogs and all the rest. But none of these amazing creatures are quite right for you. They can’t think or feel or talk or love in the way you can. So, God creates a helper, Eve.”
“From the very beginning, God created us to need each other, work together and help each other. That’s why big projects are easier to tackle with friends and family. It isn’t good to be alone. God created us to help one another.”
Grab a piece of paper and draw an animal of your own creation. Then, come up with a creative name! Thank God for the friends and family He’s given you and ask Him to help you be a good friend too knowing that God created you to help others.
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
With a Little Help
from My Friends
Four Friends Who Helped
Lord, you are great. You are really worthy of praise.
No one can completely understand how great you are.
Psalm 145:3, NIrV
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
I can trust God no matter what.
I can trust God no matter what.
Then, in Mark 2:1-12 we see how four friends creatively figure out how to help their sick friend get to Jesus. Their friend couldn’t walk, but they knew Jesus could heal him. When they get to Jesus, the room is so packed they need to find another way. They solve their problem by going in from the top. They pulled the roof apart and lowered him down. Not only did Jesus heal the man, but because of their faith He forgave His sins as well.
Bottom Line: God created you to work with others. We can’t do everything on our own, nor should we. As kids are learning the importance of friendships, we hope they see that God put people in their life for a reason. They can work with those people to do more than they could accomplish on their own.
“Lord, help me to hear you saying, ‘I am your hope’ over all the other voices. Lord, your word says, you are the hope for hopeless so I’m running to you with both hands stretched out and grabbing on to you. Fill me up with hope and give me a tangible reminder today that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline (Hebrews 6:19-20). God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in wildest dreams (Ephesians 3:20). God, you are my hope and I trust you. Amen.”
-Pastor Clark and the Grove Kid Leaders
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