Sunday Children’s Services 9 and 10:45am
Children ages Pre-K to 6th grade meet in the Purple Room 123 for worship, learning, encouragement and FUN,
all straight from God’s Word! If ever you can’t make it, you can still find what you missed right here on this page,
updated for our children’s services weekly.
This week’s lesson
This month we’re reading in the Bible about some of the amazing adventures of the early church. These are true stories of the adventures of Jesus’ first followers.
These are true stories of how Jesus changes lives.
The very first Christians were people like you and me, who believed in Jesus and accepted the sacrifice He made for their sin. They were ordinary people who received power by God’s Holy Spirit when He came upon them.
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THINK ABOUT THIS
Do you think this a true story? Yes, it is. We know this is true because it is found in the Bible, and everything in the Bible is true.
some animals get sunburnt
Certain animals are more susceptible to sunburn than others, especially those with shorter hair and light-colored skin.
frogs drink lots of water
Frogs don’t drink at all. They are unique creatures that actually absorb water through their skin to stay hydrated.
all cats hate water
While house cats would probably rather not get in the bathtub, many big cats in the wild enjoy water! Bengal tigers are fond of lakes and streams.
elephants eat using their noses
Elephants use their noses as forks and spoons. They do not swallow food through their noses, but lift branches and plants with their strong trunks.
camels can go 100 miles without water
Camels can go up to 100 desert miles without a drop to drink. Once they find water, however, they can consume up to 30 gallons in 13 minutes.
hummingbirds lay the smallest bird eggs
Hummingbirds do lay the world’s smallest bird eggs! They are half an inch long, about the size of a navy bean. Ostriches lay the largest eggs of all birds.
Not everything we see is true. Not everything we hear is right. But God is always right and His word is always true.
Why is this story about Peter’s vision and Cornelius important? God was showing Peter that there is no distinction among the people He has made.
God created every person on earth. People of every color, every nation, every size and every shape. When we look at a person, we see someone who was made especially by God in that way.
In this next video, Ms. Tammy shows us the inside of some things God has made.
God created each and every one of us, and He loves us all. He is more concerned with who we are on the inside than with the way we look or where we come from.
The way we look doesn’t make us better, or worse, or more lovable, or less lovable.
God loves us whether we’re a man or a woman, no matter where we live, what color we are, what size or shape we are, or what abilities we have.
If God loves everyone equally, just as we are, how should we treat others?
Peter did this when He obeyed and went to see Cornelius. Even though Cornelius was not a Jew like him, Peter put aside his fear to share the gospel and God worked in mighty ways!
Even though God loves us all the same, it doesn’t mean we are all the same. We all look different, sound different, and like different things. We live in different places, we talk differently, we can do different things.
It would be awfully boring if we were all the same, or looked the same, or liked the same things! Instead, God chose diversity in everything He made, because He is so creative!
Look at how beautiful all of these colors look when they blend together to create something new!
- How were Peter and Cornelius different?
- What did they have in common?
- What was the big lesson God taught Peter through his vision?
- Is it easier to love people who are like you, or those who are different? Why do you think this is?
- What are some ways we are different from each other? How are we alike?
- How do you think God wants you to treat people who are different?
- How do you show love and acceptance to people who are different?
God created each and every one of us, in His own image, to be unique.
There is not one of us who is better, or worse than anyone else. Not one of us is more or less valuable.
No matter how different we are, God loves us all the same.
Here’s a playlist for you to praise God all week!
I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:1
Sometimes in this world, we see things that don’t make sense with what God tells us. We see people behaving in ways that are against God’s word, His laws, or His plan.
It’s why Jesus died for us.
Until then, it is so important that we pray for others to receive Jesus, to repent and turn to Him for forgiveness and cleansing of sin.
We may not be able to keep all the wrong and wicked things from happening, but we can pray and ask for God’s help. We can share the gospel with others and introduce them to the One who died for them. Because even in our sin, Jesus died for us.
And we can show Jesus to others by responding in loving ways when wrong or wicked things happen.
We can decide that we will not act out against others, but we can respond to sin by showing love–just like Jesus did.
It is important to talk with your child about God’s view of diversity.
Here are some resources to help you have open conversations and guide your children biblically: