Grove Kids -May 15, 2022

Go the Distance

Resilience is a response to the character of God.

This Month’s Memory Verse:

“But those who trust in the LORD will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak.” Isaiah 40:31, NIrV

This Month’s Life App:

Resilience—Getting back up when something gets you down

Sing, Sing, Sing

Paul and Silas in Prison | Acts 16:16-40

Next, we head to Acts 3:1-4:21 with Peter and John and their unflinching moment of resilience. Peter and John were resilient even when arrested for sharing the message of Jesus. They wouldn’t let it get them down. They stood up to the religious leaders and never gave up on the mission from Jesus. They were willing to do whatever it took to get it done.

I can trust God no matter what.

Bottom Line

You can choose joy

We will all face times when life is hard; how we respond to those situations matters. We may not be happy about what we face, but we can still trust that God can help us get through it. That can give us joy. And we hope that kids start to understand that when they choose joy, they can point others to Jesus.

Message to Parents

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;…

Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,

and delight yourselves in rich food. (Isaiah 55:1-2)
It’s almost too good to be true that God not only saves us from the eternal punishment we deserve for our sin, but he also satisfies us forever with himself. And this is the very JOY for which we were made. God is not the cosmic killjoy many of us may have feared in our youth. Rather, he is the God who, in Christ, stretches out his arms to us, saying, “Come, all who are thirsty!”But how do we “come to the waters” day in and day out in the Christian life? How do we “eat what is good” and delight ourselves in rich food for our souls? how do I practically seek my JOY in him?   Continue reading – How to seek joy in God.

Now for your Kids...

If you watched the video, the devotional Holly read came from Louie Giglio’s Indescribable book of devotions. Reading through the entire Bible can be a daunting task to many; especially parents of younger children. Devotions are a beautiful way of digging deeper in small chunks. Sharing in that devotional time with your children is a double blessing. You get fed, and you spend quality time with your kiddos. Here is a pdf link to print out a devotional for the week that matches this week’s lessons perfectly. I challenge you and your family to do this one together this week. EnJOY the questions; let your kiddos ask more, and dig deeper with them. You’ll be surprised how much JOY you’ll have when you look for it. 

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