The elementary kids (K-5th grade) learned all about confidence and obedience this week. When we obey God, we can be confident that He will be with us. When God asks us to do something, He doesn’t just abandon us. As long as we obey Him, He will be there to support us, give us strength, and guide us in the right direction. God doesn’t abandon us when we try to do things our own way, but He won’t support something that’s not a part of His plan. We should obey God, and then we can be sure He will help us along the way.
Each week we’ve been learning a Dojo Pledge to recite in Kidventure; we add a new part with each lesson. If you want to help your kids practice, here’s what we’ve learned so far:
I will honor the Dojo by training and practicing to become the best I can be.
I will do my best to learn and to make all that I have learned a part of myself.
Discipline—I will spend time every day doing the things that God wants me to do.
Self-respect—I will take care of my body because God gave it to me.
Confidence—When I am obedient to God, I know He will be with me in whatever I do.
Learning about God doesn’t end when we leave church on Sundays! Here’s a fun activity taken from this weeks lesson:
Family Fun: It’s time for a…… (mental drum roll, please)……CROSS CHALLENGE! Hebrews 12:2-3 says, “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.” So, this week, try to see how many crosses you can find in everyday life. It might be with telephone poles, road signs, or even some pens and pencils at work or school. Each time you or a family member spots one, pause for a second and thank God for the incredible gift He gave to us: life. At the end of the week, add up how many crosses you all have spotted. Talk about why it’s important to always be setting our sights on Jesus.
Have a GREAT week!