Sunday, September 2nd

by Jennifer Welch

Dear Parents,

We recently began a new ministry year with new curriculum in each age group. Here you will find a short description what your children learned in City Kids on Sunday, September 2nd.

 

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Nursery (walkers + 2s & 3s) | The Jesus Storybook Bible

Based on the Jesus Storybook Bible, this Curriculum provides vivid illustrations and animated videos that bring to life Bible stories from both the Old and New Testament. Your little ones will learn that every story in the Bible points to Jesus, and what that means for them.

  • Lesson: The Beginning: a Perfect Home
  • Scripture: The song of creation, from Genesis 1-2
  • Main Point: God the Father, Jesus—God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit created everything together.
  • Christ Connection: Remember that every story in the Bible whispers Jesus’ name. Even though we didn’t hear Jesus’ name in this story, he was there when everything was created.
  • A Verse from the Story to Learn at Home: “So, the verse to practice at home is Genesis 1:1 — ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ ”
  • Next Week: The Terrible Lie – Adam and Eve lose everything, from Genesis 3

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Pre-K – 3rd | Dig In: Discipleship

Each week is intentionally designed to create a social, emotional, and spiritual environment that prepares hearts and minds for God to work. “Digging Into Discipleship” brings a fresh approach to growing a lifelong relationship with God. As kids explore God’s character throughout the Bible, God transforms them from the inside out. Kids discover what it means to reflect the heart of God in everyday life.

  • Lesson: Builders Try to Build a Great Tower
  • Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9
  • Main Point: Everyone lives in the same area and speaks the same language. They decide to build a great city with a tall tower that will make them famous. God sees their hearts; he confuses their language and then scatters them all over the world. God is the greatest, and we don’t need to be.
  • Christ Connection: God knew, however high they reached, however hard they tried, people could never get back to heaven by themselves. People didn’t need a staircase; they needed a rescuer, Jesus. Because the way back to heaven wasn’t a staircase; it was a person. People could not reach up to Heaven, so Heaven would have to come down to them. And one day it would. God sent his son Jesus down to earth to die on the cross and save us from our sin.
  • Discussion: Help kids see that their motivation to become famous was self-focused instead of focused on God’s greatness. We don’t need to try to show everyone we’re the best, because we’re not! God is the greatest, and we can point to him when we do our best work.
  • Next Week: Abram Gives Lot the Best Land – Genesis 13

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4th - 5th | The Gospel Project for Preteens

The Gospel Project takes kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. Kids will understand that the Bible is not a collection of stories, but God’s unified story of redemption. 

  • Lesson: Sin Entered the World
  • Scripture: Genesis 3
  • Main Point: Adam and Eve broke God’s law, and their sin separated them from God.
  • Christ Connection: Ever since Adam and Eve sinned, all people have been sinners. Our sin separates us from God, but God still loves us. God promised a Rescuer would come from Eve’s family. God sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue people from sin and bring them back to God.
  • Questions:
    • What does this story teach us about God?
    • How does sin affect the world?
    • How can you know if something is a sin??
    • How can Christians can help one another say no to sin?
    • Why do you think people sin against God?
    • How does sin affect our relationship with God? How does it affect our relationships with one another?
  • Next Week: Noah and the Ark – Genesis 6-9