March 14, 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
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
BASIC TRUTH | I can trust God no matter what.
In week two, we head to Exodus 32:1-35. Moses met with God on Mount Sinai. He left his brother, Aaron, and the rest of the Israelites to wait. Rather than waiting patiently for Moses to return, the entire nation of Israel rebelled. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. And because of their lack of patience, God judged an entire nation. If only they had remembered how God rescued them from Egypt and trusted Him while they waited.
Bottom Line: When you have to wait, remember what’s true. We can’t avoid having to wait, but we can choose how we respond. A good way to discover patience is to think about what’s true about God: God loves us and knows what’s the best for us. God cares for us and is with us. We can trust God no matter. We pray that kids remember what’s true about God when they have to wait.
Message to Parents
What’s the mess in your life right now? Is it the messy house or your busy schedule? Is it the worry we have for our kids? Is it the bills sitting on the counter that haven’t been paid yet? Let’s remember that “It’s not about your mess or my stress; it’s about God. It’s about our need from Him and the love He lavishes on us. It’s about living a fruitful life.” If you have any kind of mess or stress in your life, this article will help!!!
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible, a jar/cup and some pennies and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…When you think you can’t wait, remember what’s true!
Tell your kids, “Waiting is hard! And if we had a choice, we’d all probably choose to skip the waiting altogether.”
“This month in Grove Kids is all about patience which is waiting until later for what you want now. When it comes to waiting, there are a lot of things you can do to help you while you wait. One of the biggest things you can do is to remember what’s true! When we’re frustrated with waiting, we can turn to God. We can ask Him to help us. And when we do, we can know for sure that He hears us and that He cares.”
Grab your Bible and read Psalm 40:1 with them.
Say to them, “So, how about a little patience challenge!”
Grab a clear container and several small objects like pennies, beads, or pom poms. Explain to them that every time you see someone in your family practicing patience (or anytime someone sees you practicing patience) put one penny in the jar. But anytime you see someone not practicing patience, take two pennies out! Remember, anyone can put a penny in, so you need to practice patience with everyone, including your little sister. At the end of the month, check your patience level!
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