November 8, 2020
Message to Parents
WHAT IF? That’s one of those phrases we wrestle with pretty much every day! What if…when it comes to our kids. What if…when it comes to politics and our nation. What if…when it comes to our confidence in others and in ourselves. What if, your “What If’s” were replaced “Even If”? You see, when we take the doubt out of our lives and substitute it with the knowledge that God is and continues to be there for us, it takes the “What If” and replaces it with “Even If or Even Then”… “Even then, you are secure. Even then, you can know peace. Even then, his hand will guide you. Even then, he will never leave you.” Check out the quick link to our article below and trade your What If’s for something that won’t let you down!
Now with your kids...
Grab your Bible and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Gratitude means letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
As you sit down to dinner, tell your kids, “This month in Grove Kids you’re learning about gratitude— letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. Guess who we sometimes forget to say “Thank You” to? God! Because we can’t see God face to face, we can easily forget all He’s done for us. But if we stop to think about it, everything comes from God. He is the maker of heaven and earth. There is no one who deserves more honor and recognition and gratitude than God.”
“Here’s an easy way to practice this.”
Have one of your kids to read Psalm 9:1-2 from the Bible.
And now ask them, “What would you like to thank God for today?” Go around the table and let each member of your family share their answer. Then, bow your heads and thank God for the food you’re about to eat and the family members around your table!
This is a great way to bring Bible Verses to your table and provide an easy conversation piece for some of our “not so talkative” kids.
Have fun with this!
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
I Just Want to CelebrateDavid Dances 2 Samuel 6:12b-22a
Celebrate what God has done.
Gratitude—Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you
I can trust God no matter what.
Key Question: What are creative ways to show gratitude? Saying thank you doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Preteens have great imaginations that can run wild as they discover all sorts of fun ways they can show gratitude to God and others.
In week two, we head to 2 Samuel 6:12b-22a where we find King David in a powerful moment in Israel’s history. David had the privilege of bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. He was so overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement that he danced and celebrated. David was willing to make himself look foolish to give God the credit He deserved.
Bottom Line: Celebrate what God has done. Just like King David took time to thank God for His faithfulness, we pray that kids will do the same. Even in a strange year like 2020, God has still done so much for us. We pray that kids will take time to celebrate and offer thanks to God.
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