March 7, 2021

Bake Off: It’s Worth the Wait

LIFE APPLICATION | Patience—Waiting until later for what you want now

MEMORY VERSE | Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27:14, NIrV

Grove Kids | Sunday Notes



Wait for It

Simeon Waits for the Messiah
Luke 2:25-35

BASIC TRUTH | I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

We kick off the month with a story found in Luke 2:25- 35. God’s people had been waiting for hundreds of years for the Savior. God promised Simeon that he’d get to see the Messiah before he died. We believe that Simeon waited a long time. But finally, when Mary and Joseph came to the temple with baby Jesus, Simeon finally saw what he’d been waiting for.

Bottom Line: When you have to wait, remember God is with you. Waiting is just a part of life: in lines, for school to let out, to take their turn on the playground. Some situations can be more difficult to wait than others, we pray that kids will remember that they don’t have to wait on their own. God is with them while they wait.

Message to Parents

The world our kids will go into is a tough one, they’ll need grit in order to thrive. How do we impart determination, passion, and perseverance to our kids? How do we set them up well so they have the strength to thrive in a challenging world? By imparting and teaching grit. This article is geared towards our daughters but works just as well for our boys!  Here are 5 ways to teach your kids to have grit.

5 Ways To Teach Our Kids To Have Grit

Now for your Kids...

Grab your Bible, the list below and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Patience means waiting until later for what you want now.

Read them the list below. Ask them to tell you if they think each of the items below is good or bad in their opinion:

Licorice, Bananas, Puppies, Thunderstorms, Spiders, Chores, Sticky Hands, Bee Stings, Bedtime, Vegetables, Friends, Siblings.

Now explain to them, “Did you know that God is always good? It’s true. God is perfect which means there is zero bad in Him. We can trust Him, always, because He is always good to us.”

Read Lamentations 3:25-26 with your kids.

“So, when we have to wait, when we need to be patient, we can remember one big truth. God is good and He is with us. He is good to those who put their hope and trust in Him. Remember, when you have to wait, God is with you.”

Share this list with at your next family meal. Let everyone give their own thumbs up or thumbs down. At the end of the list, say “God!” As everyone gives their thumbs up, talk about how good God is always and how we can wait with patience when we remember that He is with us.

Have fun!!!

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