CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
God loves children, and so do we! We offer a number of programs and services for little ones:

First Steps
Nursery is offered for children ages infant through two years old on Sunday mornings during both Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m. Our nurseries are staffed by caring individuals who have been through an extensive background check.

SonSeekers and Cross Trainers
3 years old – 5th grade
Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Children’s Bible Study
3 years old – 5th grade
Time: Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Parent Resources Week of May 17

One Another: Serving

Teaching Scriptures:
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13:2-5

Memory Verse:

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

Parent’s Corner

Pastor Damon shared some great guidelines with us on Sunday regarding how to serve others well. We all know we should be serving others, but can do so begrudgingly or with the wrong motives. If we want to serve wholeheartedly and with joy, let’s put these healthy habits into practice:
  1. Practice daily gratitude. Begin and end the day with what you are thankful for. What a gift this will be for your kids to see in you! As they see you offering up thanks, they too will be more likely to follow the example.
  2. Commit to a sabbath. Take a day to rest and renew yourself with extra time dedicated to God and say no to life’s busyness.
  3. Serve using your spiritual gifts. And, help your children discover their spiritual gifts. Point out what you see them doing well and let them know how it helps others.
  4. Serve in the context of community. Your family is a small community where you get to practice serving.

Kid’s Corner

Show this video and then read this week’s scriptures and talk about the example Jesus set for us as he served others. Then find a way to serve others- here are a few ideas.
  • Pray for the specific needs of others.
  • Set up a time to rake leaves for a shut–in or to help clean up the church grounds.
  • Make cards for shut-ins or someone you know that is sick and mail them.

Parent Resources Week of May 3

One Another: Devoted

Children’s Teaching Lesson:

Mary and Martha:

Devotion where it matters: Devotion to God and to One Another

Luke 10:38-42

 

Teaching Scriptures:

 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. -Romans 12:10

 

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;” -Colossians 4:2

 

“but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” -John 4:14

 

Luke 10:38-42

 

Object Lesson:

Devotion where it matters: Devotion to God and to One Another

 

Memory Verse:

10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. -Romans 12:10

 

   

Parent’s Corner

                        Last week we talked about ‘being kind to one another with our words’. This week we’re going to talk about another ‘one another’.. being DEVOTED to one another and to God. It seems easy… until it’s not. I wake up every morning and spend time with the Lord doing a devotion. I live a life that, in my eyes, is pleasing unto the Lord because I devoted my life to Him back in 2006, became a sponge for knowledge and soaked up as much as I could and came to the conclusion of what a Christian life should look like, and I’ve strived to be a good representation of Christ. I don’t cuss, I don’t miss church, my iTunes playlist is made up of mostly Christian music, I can recite (some) scripture, my children openly have conversations with the Lord, pray, know scripture, and are respectful, I have bible verses on my walls, and so on and so on and so on. From an outsider’s perspective, you’d say I am a devoted follower of Christ. And then I find myself in yet another week where everything else came first.

I’ve had out of town company for 10 days- one being a 3-month-old baby that I seriously forgot the demand of a baby’s time schedule- and my devotion was to my company, not my Lord. My quiet time got put off from morning to when I could squeeze it in, but making breakfast sure never got put off. I’d make the extra effort to maintain a clean house EVERY SINGLE NIGHT by sometimes staying up until 1am to make sure the kitchen was spotless, the floors were re-swept and mopped, and the house was tidy and presentable but I wasn’t making sure I was putting in the same effort into making my heart spic-n-span, tidy, and presentable to the Lord.

I’m going above and beyond to make sure everyone has what they need, but neglected my obligation of preparing a lesson… and the Lord has hammered my heart with just how devoted I am. I profess to be a follower of Christ, loving people, and wanting to be pleasing in His sight and I found myself this week shift my devotion to things that don’t last… clean floors last all of 33 seconds, food only sustains us until the next meal, company only stays for a few days and then they’re gone, dishes are only done until they’re not- can I get an AMEN?!-, and I could keep going for days… but the things that last are the things I neglected. In John 4:14   the bible says “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” I skipped a drink at the ‘living water well’ to have a sip of a sweet, sugary soda that only satisfied me for a minute and left me more thirsty in the end. I became a real life Martha when I should have been a Mary. Don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing wrong with the tasks and serving others.. but it’s about the heart while doing it. My heart and devotion shifted. I was no longer devoted to Kingdom things, I was devoted to ‘me’ things. My company didn’t care if I fixed their coffee, bacon, pancakes, eggs, and oatmeal every day, they didn’t care about the floors being swept every night, or the pillows on the couch looking like a magazine cover… those were fleshly ‘heart’ things of mine that potentially robbed me of the blessing of time with my guests.. just like Martha missed the blessing of time with her guest, Jesus. See, not only did this effect my time with my house guests, but I robbed myself this week of time with my heart guest. I missed out on time with my Savior… my devotional became an optional this week. Scripture says:

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. -Colossians 4:2-6.

 

I love how scripture always admonishes scripture and Lord used this snippet- that he gave me at 4:30 am -when He was eating my lunch about my behavior/attitude this week.. not only did God acknowledge my devotion, but he acknowledged  my words from last week’s lesson. I pray this week as you dive into Mary and Martha with your kids that the lesson touches your heart, too. Our devotion to one another, while important, should never be greater than the devotion to our Lord. Don’t get so caught up in the tasks, that you miss your heart guest.

 

Kid’s Corner

Memory Verse:

10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

-Romans 12:10

Teaching Video:

This video is so great! It reiterates that we love one another and be devoted the one another, but it also stresses the importance of being devoted to God(Jesus) first! Hope you and your children enjoy this one as much as I did!

https://youtu.be/AQGKLA4AfXs

WRITE IT, SPEAK IT, COLOR IT, AND LIVE IT!

Parent Resources Week of April 26

One Another: Be KIND

Children’s Teaching Lesson:

BE KIND To One Another ~ Ephesians 4:32

32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

 

Teaching Scriptures:

Ephesians 4:32, Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 16:24

 

Object Lesson:

Being KIND to one another with our WORDS!

 

Memory Verse:

Proverbs 16:24

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”

 

 Parent’s Corner

                    Last week we talked about ‘Comforting One Another’ in the aspect of friendship. We explored how God used Jonathan and David for one another. This week, we’re going to talk about being kind to one another. There are many ways we can do this.. but the one we’re going to focus on this week is being kind to one another with our words. This, parents, is something that hit me hard this week. For our household, it’s been nearly 8 weeks since life flipped upside down. The heat of stress is something that I think that we’ve all felt at some point during this, but it seems to have really hit me this week. Appointments being rescheduled, zoom meetings for the kids that were overlapping and needing to be in 2 places at once with each of them, house work that seems to never end, a husband working from home and needing quiet or the same computers the kids needed, and so on and so on and so on. I allowed myself to become a victim to my circumstances. I found myself being short in the department of patience… which showed itself in my words. Because of my short tone, I saw my entire household become short in their words. My children began snapping at each other, having a little attitude where they’d normally not, and that began carrying over to my husband’s attitude as well from hearing a constant attitude in our house… and it was all because I chose to walk in flesh instead of thinking about the others in my home. I know I’m not solely responsible for the actions of everyone else in my home, but it quickly showed me that our(my) words have the ability to speak life or speak death into our(my) homes. Our words affect the people around us… especially our children. I became a leaky faucet… I was constantly dripping my negativity and I was leaving puddles and water stains everywhere I went. What changed? Someone (let’s be honest here; my husband) coming along side me and reminded me how my behavior, my words, and my attitude are contagiousjust as contagious as any virus. By choosing to dwell in the negativity, I was spreading negativity. The Lord then put this scripture in my mind- Proverbs 16:24- that I learned and has stuck with me since I was at youth camp at 15 years old-

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” NKJV

Simply changing my tone and changing my words, I could HEAL my home. It was time to speak life into my home. The PASSION translations says it like this…

“ Nothing is more appealing
than speaking beautiful, life-giving words.
For they release sweetness to our souls
and inner healing to our spirits.”

 

Just as fast as my words hurt those around me and affected them, CHOOSING to be kind in my words and tone completely shifted my home and within an hour, my home was happy again. As the TobyMac song “Speak Life” says it so perfectly:

Some days life feels perfect
Other days, it just ain’t workin’
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between

Yo it’s crazy, amazing
We can turn our heart through the words we say
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life

 

We are our children’s biggest influence. Their behavior becomes a reflection of what they see; what they see in us. This week, choose to SPEAK LIFE and BE KIND to ONE ANOTHER with our words, no matter the circumstances!

 

Kid’s Corner

Memory Verse:

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” NKJV Proverbs 16:24

 

WRITE IT, SPEAK IT, COLOR IT, AND LIVE IT!

Music for the week:

“Speak Life” by TobyMac: https://youtu.be/7rK6O0YtBRY

Parent Resources Week of April 19

One Another: Comfort

Children’s Teaching Lesson:

MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 17:17a

““A friend loves at all times,”.

 Teaching Scriptures:

1 Samuel 18- 2 Samuel 1

Reference scriptures: 2 Corinthians 1:1-6

Throughout the bible we see pictures of who God is as He reveals Himself through His different traits and attributes. We see God show himself as Jehovah- rophe: God the healer, Jehovah-shalom; God of peace, Jehovah-jireh; the God who provides and countless other names. We can easily connect moments in our lives to these names of God. Today I want to focus on Jehovah-Nachem; the Lord is my Comforter.  We see in scripture where Jesus himself calls the Holy Spirt “the great comforter”. God being the comforting God He is, sent His son Jesus to bare our sins, die a sinner’s death on a cross on Easter Sunday, so that we could become inhabitants of Heaven and have access to the greatest comfort tool He could have ever given; the Holy Spirit. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, we were each given, at salvation, the Holy Spirit to reside and take up host in our lives. Because of the Holy Spirit inside of us, we are each given an incredible opportunity to connect with other believers. Spirit admonishes spirit; it always does. It’s our duties as servants of Christ to lift up, comfort, and admonish other believers. That’s where our children’s lesson this week picks up. We are going to see examples of two believers that God used to be there for each other, to befriend one another even in adversity, lift each other up, and comfort one another; Jonathan and David.

As we see the saga unfold in 1 Samuel chapter 18- 2 Samuel 1, Jonathan, the eldest son of King Saul, heir to the throne, was the least likely person anyone would have guessed God would have use to comfort, befriend, and be there for His servant, His chosen man. But we know from scripture that God used Jonathan as a tangible, real life example of what it means to ‘comfort one another’. Jonathan put God’s will and purpose above his own. When Jonathan could have had a throne, he stood by his friend. When his father was trying to kill David, Jonathan saved his friend. Their friendship shows us the beauty of God’s people being there for one another; comforting one another and serving one another. In the midst of great troubles, they were there for each other. As our Pastor stated so beautifully, comfort means to “be willfully placed alongside each other as the Body of Christ and committed to doing whatever necessary to help each other fulfill God’s will for His people and His church”… and David and Jonathan were. As we learned a few weeks ago the first “church” was constructed by Solomon, the Son of David. Had Jonathan not been fully devoted to God’s will, Jonathan could have delivered David to Saul, could have turned his back on him many times, or taken his own will over God’s and things could have looked very different for our Church.

As we face these troubled times due to Covid-19, God is STILL Jehovah- Nacham. God gave us not only the Holy Spirit to comfort our souls, but He uses the Spirit inside of us for each other- like He gave David Jonathan- to comfort one another in the troubles of this life. Not only is a wonderful lesson for us adults, but one of the easiest ways to relate this to our children is the principle of FRIENDSHIP. Friends comfort friends. I’ve chosen the song “What a friend we have in Jesus” for this week. We want our children to know that Jesus is their friend. He loves them and wants what’s best for them, He comforts them, and ultimately Jesus is the picture of what a true friend looks like and we should model ourselves after Him to be the best kind of friend to someone else. Jesus is the great friendship we should ever have.

 

Our memory verse this week is Proverbs 17:17a ESV “A friend loves at all times,”. Jonathan and David are a great example of a friend loving at all times and that’s why I’ve chosen their story to help with this week’s principle. Give the synopsis of Jonathan and David’s story and help them make the connections of how they were there for each other and how they were loyal friends. Explain that we are to be the same way our friends and the people inside our church- we should all look to comfort each other and “willfully be placed “alongside” others in the Body of Christ and do whatever is necessary in helping other to fulfill God’s will for the church”.

Youtube Video on Jonathan and David:

https://youtu.be/pZ2hRq-ei0U

 

Music: “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”

Video with graphics (ideal for smaller kids): https://youtu.be/6LO8jGrPr3s

Video with Hand motions: https://youtu.be/V2Ao3N6aJRo

For the Parents (my favorite: Alan Jackson rendition): https://youtu.be/QCV5t8wRBI8

Parent Resources Week of April 12

Read the book, God Gave Us Easter, or listen to it here.

I hope you and your children enjoy this sweet book as much as our family does. We love how these book series always find ways to take the secular things of Christian holidays and relate them back to us on a spiritual level. Just like the Easter chick can’t be kept in its shell, Jesus couldn’t be kept in his.

My favorite line in this story says, “Out of death, comes life.”. To most that wouldn’t make sense, but to us it’s the very foundation of our Christian faith. Because a of His sacrificial death, we are given new life in Him. Praise God for that assurance!

~Katlyn

Below are two sweet activities that will help reiterate and get our children really thinking about the meaning of Easter and how we can be sure to see HIM in the beauty of the season, creation, and how from the beginning it was all a picture of a God’s plans for Easter!

Parent Resources Week of March 29

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
    • “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

 

  • “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

Psalms 105:4 NIV

This week, I’d like to offer more encouragement to you for what our world is going through and what we find ourselves caught in in the midst of chaos. We are seeking and searching for so much right now; the next news briefing, our next pay check, the next funny meme, the next best show on Netflix, the next thing to keep our kids busy, the next school assignment, the last pack or toilet paper, or even seeking time to make a grocery store run before everything gets picked over. We seek the things that are most important to us.

I can remember as a kid having the most epic games of hide and seek. I was small, so I could squeeze and fit my body in the smallest of places..it was my mission to seek out the best places to hide. Even now, we love to play hide and seek in our home- sometimes even in the dark!- with our kids and I still find myself seeking the best places to hide. I even found myself stuck on top of my fridge a few years ago while playing with our youth group at the time. I got up there but couldn’t get back down! I bring up hide and seek to say this: there’s something about being sought after or seeking for something (or someone) that’s almost child like.. it’s a thrill. The thrill of the “hunt” or to find what it is that your looking for captures your thoughts, it captures your emotion, and it captures your time. The good news I share today is that Our Heavenly Father sought you. While you were hiding, He was seeking. Even when you think/thought you were hiding in the best hiding place of all, He found you RIGHT WHERE YOU WERE. And He knew you were the perfect prize to pay it all for when He sent His son Jesus to die for you and me.

As we prepare to celebrate and commemorate what God did for us through Jesus on Easter, I pray that we, Fellowship Church, take the time to SEEK HIM like HE SOUGHT US. In the scripture of 1 Chronicles 7:14 we read just a snippet of a conversation God had with Solomon in his sleep when he ( Solomon) was finishing the temple and consecrating it to God. In the scripture we read where, again, God CHOSE to be there. God CHOSE this temple to be His home… just as He chooses us, CHURCH, to be His home; His TEMPLE. He tells Solomon in this little snapshot “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The circumstance of our world is not to be taken lightly by no means, but I couldn’t help but think of the timing of crisis we’re in as not only a nation but as world and the timing of what is coming; Easter. Our land is in need of physical healing, but there are millions of hearts in need of spiritual healing by the blood of Jesus. These weeks leading up to Easter, let’s charge ourselves to truly SEEK Jesus, seek physical healing in the name of Jesus for our land, and humble ourselves and pray for the spiritual healing by the blood of Jesus for the lost souls of this world. I leave you with this memory verse for this week: Psalm:105:4 , “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

 

APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN

  • Memory Verse for the week

Psalm 105:4 NIV

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

  • Talk about it!
    • Talk about what it means to you
    • Talk about what it means to them
    • Talk about ways individually and as a family we can actively apply this scripture in our lives.

“When I’m sad I can….”

“When things are good I can…”

 

  • Share the example of hide and seek and how we relate that to ourselves spiritually. Share with them 2 Chronicles 7:4 scripture and share with them and immediately relate it to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. When they were actively hiding from God, but God sought them out and He found them. We know from the scriptures Adam and Eve were cursed and forced to leave the garden and that God told them he would curse the ground and they would have to work hard to produce food from the ground as a result of their sin and disobedience to God.. our land became “sick”. And from that point on, they could no longer walk with God and freely talk to God like they had in the garden.. instead, they now had to “humble themselves and pray” and offer sacrifices to God as atonement for their sins- which brings us to Solomon and God’s conversation in 2 Chronicles 7 about the temple. God said in this scripture “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” We as believers, no matter if we did a “bad thing” or not, should not HIDE from God like Adam and Eve, yet we should SEEK to find Him in everything… good and bad! Our memory verse says

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” This week, enjoy a fun game of HIDE AND SEEK outside- or my favorite way; INSIDE-, enjoy the I SPY activity attached, and find ways to talk about how you can “see God in everything”.. we call those in our house using our “spiritual eyes”. Maybe even take an old pair of sunglasses or reading glasses, pop the lenses out, and use those a tangible example of them putting on their spiritual eyes using their new “spiritual glasses” to recognize God in their lives so they will know “seek his Face always”.

 

  • Activities to enjoy together
    • Memorize it!
      • Write it, speak it, and practice living it!

 

  • Enjoy a game of Hide and Seek with them!

 

  • Bible “I SPY” to learn to actively LOOK for things of God and SEEK those things!

 

  • Make a set of Spiritual Eyes
    • Take an old pair of glasses/sunglasses/googles and pop the lenses out. You could even let them paint or color them if you’d like. Tell them when they out these glasses on, that we now see God in everything and let them explain to you how it relates to God. Talk about what God tells us in scripture about whatever it is their “seeking” Him in!

(I.e.; the birds: creation Gen. 1:20, Isaiah 40:31, Job 12:7-9)

You have a very powerful resource in the Bible App or even google for helping you find those scriptures if you need help relating them!

  • Enjoy a conversation or let them retell you the ‘lesson’ while doing the coloring sheet of Adam and Eve “hiding” in the garden.

 

  • SING IT!
    • ALL of these things listed above are acts of worship, but what  we most associate with worship is of course, music. Play these songs throughout the week! Our children soak up lyrics to songs like a sponge soaking up water and I sure hope these songs to the same for your family!

 

 

Worship songs for this week:

PARENT RESOURCES

Week of March 22- Parent Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee1qorP7zGA&feature=youtu.be

Here’s some encouragement and teaching from, FC member & homeschooling mom, Katlyn Britt.
Navigating these times of social distancing and global fears has forced us to take a unique approach to life in general, but a very drastic change in church and how we experience it. Thanks to technology and the virtual age we live in, we have many ways that we can connect and extend resources to you so that you can continue growing spiritually during this time.
For the first time in the modern church, parents are being given a very unique opportunity to be the primary spiritual influence in your children’s lives. Pre pandemic, a lesson was given on a Sunday morning and the take home item that week gives us, the parents, the guidelines of what to continue teaching throughout the week until the following Sunday. Now, YOU get the opportunity to not only teach, but its an opportunity for you to experience a spiritual connection with your children that can catapult their Christian walk with the Lord by watching the people who influence them most take a few minutes each day to study, worship, and have fun studying God’s word with them.
Our goal is to send devotions, fun activities, worship songs, and a little encouragement to you each week for you to share with your children. We hope you find this to be a good resource and a fun experience for you and your family.
This week:
We’d like to encourage you, parents, during this time. We know that these times may bring about a lot of different emotion (stress, sadness, worry) and fear. This isn’t only true for you, but for your children as well. Their schedules have just been drastically changed and they probably wont understand why church has changed, too.
Times like this is when we look to scripture for what God says and His promises. 2 Timothy 1:7 says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self- control.” Paul writes in Philippians 4:4-8 a letter of encouragement to us Christians that “The Lord is at hand” and charges us that our mind and perspective should be guarded. We are to dwell on “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things,”
During these times, its easy to think, dwell, and act on the fears but remember our children imitate our actions. If we imitate the things of 2 Tim 1:7 and Philippians 4:4-8 we’re teaching our children to see the things of today in a positive light and teaching them to see things with “spiritual eyes”.
This week read the scripture 2 Timothy 1:7 to your children. Then share the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel  and how they never feared what would happen to them because God gave them a spirit of love for Him and the courage to praise Him still even thought they knew that meant they’d be thrown into a fiery furnace! Talk about it with your children, ask what it means to them and explain what it means to you! Ask them ways they can ACT OUT the scripture! And literally let them ACT IT OUT! This is one of our favorite things to do as a family to study and teach scripture with/to our children! Ask them to come up with a story, scenario, or something that shows this scripture being lived out and let them put on a little play for you! We’ve had many great teaching moments and a lot of good belly laughs doing this and it’s good for all ages!
Work on memorizing the scripture with your child! You’ll find yourselves hiding scripture in your heart as well as teaching your child the value of quoting God’s word! Write it, sing it (one of my personal favorites ways after reading how Pam Tebow did this with her children!), color it, make it a friendly competition, and talk about it over dinner, and HAVE FUN doing it! Just 5 to 10 minutes a day can make a lasting impression!
Included in the links and/or documents is a song to play throughout the week to reiterate this weeks scripture.. Encouraging music speaks to my children and me on a deep level so we’d like to share that with you, however this weeks is a cute little video! Hopefully it’s a good ice breaker! One of the lines at the end says “what will you do when you’re put to the test? Will you obey God or bow down like the rest?” And that’s a great teaching moment for these scriptures! Also attached is a daily quick scripture worksheet (and yes! It can count as “school hours” for you newfound homeschoolers!).. the more kids see it the more they remember it!, a coloring page, and memory cards! Post the memory cards on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror so they see it when they wash their hands, brush their teeth, etc., and place them places around the house so the kids can be reminded of their scripture!
Suggestion: For your shield, you could use cardboard for longer play OR for them to use as a prop in their little skits!
We hope you enjoy this lesson and the time spent studying together this week as a family!