Grove Kids -April 10, 2022


Believe there’s a bigger picture

This Month’s Memory Verse:

In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world. John 16:33b, NIrV

This Month’s Life App:

Hope—Believing that something good can come out of something bad

That’s What Fronds Are For

Palm Sunday  | John 12:9-16 (supporting: Matthew 21:1-11)

Next, we head to an incredible moment John recorded in John 12:9-16. God’s people had waited for generations for God to send the Messiah. They were overwhelmed when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. God kept His promise. The mission to save the world was happening. Of course, this didn’t happen exactly how they expected, but God was still working and up to something bigger than they could ever imagine!

I can trust God no matter what.

Bottom Line

Whatever happens, remember God is still working.

Because God keeps His promises, we can trust Him no matter what. Still, kids will face moments in their life where they might wonder if God will come through for them. They’ll question if what they face is part of God’s plan. We want kids to understand that God is always working and will come through. It might not be as expected, but they can hope God will be with them through their situation.

Message to Parents

I like to envision my life as a puzzle only God has the box to. He sees the image on the front and knows the end result. He knows and has access to the exact pieces needed for completion. However, we’re only given one piece at a time, in His timing. And because of that, sometimes it’s difficult to imagine how certain pieces will fit together.

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Now for your Kids...

Just like us adults, children of all ages have a hard time seeing the big picture. They can often get self-absorbed in their own world and what they want and forget about the truth of how amazing they are. Here are a few ideas to keep the hearts of your kiddos looking up as they seek how God made them on the inside.
MORNING-TIME: Start your kid’s day off by letting them know how amazing you think they are!
DRIVE-TIME: While on the go, ask your child: “What is something new you’ve learned or learned how to do in the past month?”
MEAL-TIME: At a meal this week, ask: “What are some big things going on in the world, our city, family, friends, or in the lives of other families?: Write them down and put the list on your fridge or mirror. Ask everyone to pray about something on that list every time they see it.
BED-TIME: Pray for each other: “God, there’s a lot in our world that seems overwhelming. Help us to trust that YOU are bigger than anything that is happening.”

Enjoy this Douglas video with your kiddos. I love this guy…

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