July 11, 2021

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LIFE APPLICATION | Confidence—Learning to see yourself the way God sees you

MEMORY VERSE | Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6, NIV

Grove Kids | Sunday Notes


One Step at a Time

Peter Walks on Water

Matthew 14:22-33

BASIC TRUTH | I can trust God no matter what.

For week two, we head to Matthew 14:22-33. Peter and the rest of the disciples were out on the Sea of Galilee when they noticed a figure walking on the water’s surface. When they finally realize that the figure is Jesus, Peter called out and asked Jesus to invite Him onto the water. Jesus did, and Peter took a stroll on top of the waves. However, only when Peter focused on Jesus is he able to stay afloat. 

Bottom Line: Stay focused on Jesus. When we put our confidence in Jesus, we find the courage to make the wise choice in a difficult situation. Jesus may not be asking us to walk on water, but He does ask us to trust Him. We hope kids start to understand some practical ways to focus on Jesus and what He wants for their lives.

Message to Parents

Summertime means pool time and running in the sprinklers in the grass and SUNBURN!!!  If your kids are like mine, they go from white to bright red in a matter of minutes, compliments of their father!  Here’s a quick hack that might take some of the burn out of your summer!


Genius Sunburn Hack!!!

Now for your Kids...

Grab your Bible, a piece of paper, a pen/pencil/crayon and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Confidence means learning to see yourself the way God sees you!

Read Philippians 4:12-13 with your kids.

Share with them, “Philippians 4:13 reminds us of one big truth, that with Jesus, anything is possible. Nothing is too big or hard for Him. But it’s also important to read verse 12. Paul, who wrote these words in a letter to the church in Philippi, was explaining that he had learned how to make it through anything. The key for Paul was to stay focused on Jesus! When we follow Jesus, He will help us face any situation with confidence.

Now have them write verse 13 on a piece of paper but instead of “I” as the first word, have them put their name instead.  Explain to them, “Remember, this verse doesn’t mean you can do anything you want to do. This verse reminds us that we can do anything that God calls us to do. We can do anything that lines up with His will or His plan for us! And the best way you can know what those ‘anythings’ are is to focus on Jesus.”

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