children's church

8/2/2020

Children’s Church

August 2, 2020

The Book of Romans ‘God’s Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven’


God’s Word for Every Day

-nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. Romans 8:39


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to rejoice for what God has done.


Worship God - Trust in the Lord


Worship and Praise God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit


‘Nothing Can Separate Us From the Love of God’


Our God is A Great Big God


Romans 9


Paul Cries Out:

O Israel, my people! O my Jewish brothers! How I long for you to come to Christ.

God has given you so much, but still you will not listen to him.

He took you as his own special, chosen people


God Willed

God willed Abraham to be the Father of a Great Nation.

God willed His people to be named through the child promised to Abraham and Sara.

The promised child’s name was Isaac.

God willed Isaac’s older son Esau to serve the younger son Jacob, later called Israel.

God’s people are called the Israelite's.


Not all who came from Israel (Jacob) are true Israelite's.

Just the fact that they come from Abraham doesn’t make them truly Abraham’s children.

Not all of Abraham’s children are children of God.

Only those who believe the promise of salvation which God made to Abraham are children of God.

Jesus Christ is the promise to Abraham for who believes.


Our Prayer

Father, thank you for your great love and faithfulness. I pray God’s will is done, working everything for the good of those who love him and honoring your Great Name. I pray we live humbly, crying out to always to you, Sovereign and Holy God. in Jesus' name, Amen.


children's church

7/26/2020

Children’s Church

July 26, 2020


The Book of Romans ‘Nothing Can Separate Us From the Love of God’


God’s Word for Every Day

-nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. Romans 8:39


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to rejoice for what God has done.


Worship God - Trust in the Lord


Worship and Praise God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit


‘Nothing Can Separate Us From the Love of God’


Our God is  A Great Big God


Romans 8:26-28 God Works Everything for the Good of Those Who Love Him

The Holy Spirit helps us.

When we pray, the Holy Spirit speaks to God for us, even begs God for us.

God sees and knows what is in our hearts.

He knows what we are praying and why we are praying.

And God knows the mind of the Spirit.

The mind of the Spirit is God’s own will.

The spirit begs for us that God’s will to be done.

WOW!!! We know for sure God works everything for the good of those who love him.


Romans 8:29-31 God is For Us; No One Can Defeat Us.

We are the people God called.

That was his plan.

God knew us before he made the world.

That was His plan.

From the beginning God knew we would be like his Son, Jesus.

Jesus was born.

Then God called us. It was his plan.

We became Jesus’ brother when we believed in Him.

Jesus made us right with God.

God planned it that way.

So what can we say?

WOW !!! WOW !!! God is for us.

WOW !!! WOW !!! No one can defeat us.


Romans 8:33-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love God Has for Us

Who can accuse us before God?

No One. He Chose us. God made us right.

Who can say we are guilty?

No one! Jesus died and took our punishment.

AND He was raised from death.

Can anything separate us from the love of God?

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! No, we have full victory through God.

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Nothing can separate us from the love of God.


Our Prayer

Father, thank you for your great love and faithfulness. I pray God’s will is done, working everything for the good of those who love him and honoring your Great Name. I pray we live humbly, crying out to always to you, Sovereign and Holy God. in Jesus' name, Amen.


children's church

7/19/2020

Children’s Church

July 19, 2020

The Book of Romans ‘But God’ - His Mercy, Grace, and Love


God’s Word for Every Day

But God’s mercy is great, and he loved us very much. We were spiritually dead because of the things we did wrong against God. But God gave us new life with Christ. You have been saved by God’s grace. Ephesians 2:4-5


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to rejoice for what God has done.


Worship God - A Gift to You


Worship and Praise God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit


‘But God’ - His Mercy, Grace, and Love


Read the verses and sing the songs.


‘But God’ We’re Alive


The phrase ‘But God’ in the Bible signals when God will intervene or intercede with His mercy, grace and love.


The Bible tells of many circumstances when God rescued us. The greatest of all was when Christ stepped in to die for us.’


Ephesians 2:4-5 But God’s mercy is great, and he loved us very much. We were spiritually dead because of the things we did wrong against God. But God gave us new life with Christ. You have been saved by God’s grace.


Since God rescued us ‘But God’ our life changed ‘But we’ …, ‘But those’ …, ‘But if’ …, ‘But you’ ... But if’


Romans 8:3-4 He sent his own Son to earth with the same human life that others use for sin. He sent his Son to be an offering to pay for sin. So God used a human life to destroy sin. He did this so that we could be right as the law said we must be. Now we do not live following our sinful selves, but we live following the Spirit.


But those who follow the Spirit Want to Be More Like You


Romans 8:5-6 … . But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about the things that the Spirit wants them to do. … . But if his thinking is controlled by the Spirit, then there is life and peace.


But if Christ is in you the battle has been won by the Victorious God


Romans 8:9-11 But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, if that Spirit of God really lives in you. … . But if Christ is in you, then the Spirit gives you life, because Christ made you right with God. God raised Jesus from death. And if God’s Spirit is living in you, then he will also give life to your bodies that die.


Our Prayer

Father, thank you for seeing our need for salvation and sending Jesus, leaving heavenly glory to become the only sacrifice worthy of your holiness. By the power and ruling of the Holy Spirit, we ask for His help to guide us to real life and peace on earth and eternal life. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.


children's church

7/12/2020

Children’s Church

July 12, 2020


The Book of Romans - The Remarkable, Overwhelming Gift of Grace

 

God’s Word for Every Day

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God, that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to receive the gift of grace and obey the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. 


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


God’s Reckless Love       You Make Me Brave     I Am Free


Worship God - Give and Live the Good News  


Worship with God’s Word: The Remarkable, Overwhelming Gift of Grace


Watch this video to understand God’s remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 


The Bad News

  1. How did sin enter the world? 

  2. Who are sinners?  Part 2: How can this be?

  3. How do we know what is sinful?

  4. What is the wages of sin?


Answers

  1. Romans 5:8

  2. Romans 5:15 Part 2: See Romans 5:15 again and 5:19

  3. Romans 5:20

  4. Romans 6:23


The Good News

  1. How did God show his great love for sinners? 

  2. How did he do this for all sinners?

  3. Who brought forgiveness to sinners?  

  4. What makes us right with God?  Part 2: What makes us acceptable to God?

  5. What is the free gift of God?  


Answers

  1. Romans 5:8

  2. Romans 5:9

  3. Romans 5:15

  4. Romans 5:18 Part 2: Romans 5:19

  5. Romans 6:23


Life: I want to do Right and then I do Wrong - How unhappy I am, but I am free.

  1. Do you want to do what is right?

  2. Do you sin sometimes?

  3. What makes me a slave to sin?

  4. Who can free me from my struggle? 


Answers

  1. Romans 7:21

  2. Romans 7:21

  3. Romans 7:23

  4. Romans 7:25


Our Prayer

Father, thank you for the remarkable, overwhelming gift of eternal life through your Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the power of the Holy Spirit in me to overcome the power that seeks to enslave me in sin. Jesus you are our answer to all of life. You are the Bread of Life. I pray in your name, Amen.   


children's church

7/5/2020

Children’s Church



The Book of Romans - The Righteous God; The Lord our Righteousness


 


God’s Word for Every Day

And God gave Jesus to show today that God does what is right. God did this so that he could judge rightly and also make right any person who has faith in Jesus. 

Romans 3:25-26 ICB



Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to accept by faith, Jesus Christ, and follow Him all the days of your life. 



Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs



Victorious God                                                    Friend of God                                                    This Amazing Grace



Jesus teaches us how to pray to GOD  Our Father.

Our Father is a Great Big God.



Worship God - Right Living is Right Giving



Read or have some read to you Romans 3: 25-26

And God gave Jesus to show today that God does what is right. God did this so that he could judge rightly and also make right any person who has faith in Jesus. 


God displayed the life-giving sacrifice so all could see the payment of sin and the restoring the relationships between God and man received through faith by Jesus blood. The sacrifice of His Son was to demonstrate His righteousness which demands punishment for sin, because in God’s patience He passed over the sins committed before Jesus’ crucifixion. This sacrifice of His son was to demonstrate God’s righteousness at that time, so He would be just and fair and the One who makes rights those who have faith in Jesus and confidently rely on Him as Savior.



How is God right(eous)?

God is the perfect truth.

God is the perfect law giver.

God is perfectly fair.

God is perfectly just.

God is full of grace

God is perfect mercy.

God is the perfect judge. 

God hates sin.

God forgave the sins of men and women when a perfect sacrifice was offered.

God punishes the sinner.

God makes sinners right who put their faith in Him.



What did God do to show He judges rightly?

He sent Jesus.

Jesus is perfect, without sin.

Jesus is the Truth.

Jesus was the perfect sacrifice. It was for our sins that he was crucified on the cross.

Jesus was punished for the sins of all people, since Adam and Eve.

Jesus is the Way to Eternal Life.


 

How did God make any person right?

We are made right before God believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

Jesus took the punishment for my sins. 

God sees me sinless, because Jesus paid the price.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. 

For God loved me so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.



Our Prayer

Father, thank you for your righteousness. Thank you for being faithful to who you are as the righteous God, the one we trust, hold on to, never let go. I worship and adore my Savior Jesus who willingly suffered for the sin of all men and women, sitting at God’s right hand. I pray for the peace of God over you as you walk the straight path. In Jesus Name, Amen.   



children's church

6/28/2020

Children’s Church

June 28, 2020

Book of Romans:1-3 All Are Guilty of Sin


God’s Word for Every Day

A person is made right with God through faith (in Jesus), not through what he does to follow the law. Romans 3:28


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. God did this so that he could judge rightly and also make right any person who has faith in Jesus.


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


I believe My Redeemer Lives.

You are the Peace in my troubled sea, My Lighthouse.

The person who is made right with God by faith will live Forever.


Worship God - Giving

Romans 3;23-24 All people have sinned and are not good enough for God’s glory. People are made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. Therefore, give freely.


Paul wrote to Christians in Rome


Paul was Jewish. Watch how Paul met Jesus. Paul was a Christian.


The Romans who read the letter were Christians, Jews and Gentiles. Gentiles are people who are not Jewish.


In Chapters 1-3 Paul, a Jew, is explaining to the Roman Christians that Jews are not better than others. No! Jews and non-Jews are the same. We are all guilty of sin. Romans 3:9


Romans 1:18 God’s anger is shown from heaven against all the evil and wrong things that people do.


Everything that may be known about God has been made clear.


Romans 1:20 There are things about God that people cannot see—his eternal power and all the things that make him God. …. They are made clear by what God has made. Watch this!


So people have no excuse for the bad things they do.


The Jews received the law.


Click the word law, and watch Moses receiving the law, the 10 commandments.


Hearing the law does not make people right with God. The law makes people right with God only if they obey what the law says. Romans 2:13


It is impossible to obey the law perfectly. The law shows that Jews and Gentiles are sinful and guilty of punishment.


And, “The Good News that I (Paul) preach says that God will judge everyone through Christ Jesus. Romans 2:16 Watch Jesus parable about the Judgement here.


Question: How can ‘Good News’ be that God will judge everyone through Christ Jesus?

Answer: Read John 3:16


Our Prayer

Father, Holy is your Name. How wonderful you are. How gracious and faithful you are. Help us see your power and majesty in all of creation and your love for us by the gift of and hope in and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us. Purify our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Correct us, lead us into all truth. Oh, that we will hunger and thirst for righteousness, being light and salt of the earth. In Jesus Name, Amen.


children's church

6/21/2020

Children’s Church

June 21, 2020

Job - An Example to His Children


God’s Word for Every Day

Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. Ephesians 6:1


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for you to be totally devoted to God.

He (Job) was honest inside and out, a man of his word, who was totally devoted to God and hated evil with a passion (all his heart). Job 1:1


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


God gives a promise to Father Abraham.

Jesus teaches us how to pray to GOD Our Father.

Our Father is a Great Big God.


Worship God - Giving God Knows Job is Always Faithful

God said to Satan, “Have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him—honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil.”


Satan said, “But what do you think would happen if you reached down and took away everything that is his? He’d curse you right to your face, that’s what.”


God replied, “We’ll see.”


My Dad

My Dad is so strong, he can lift anything, I’m told,

A big bag of groceries, maybe a telephone pole.

He uses his arms to hug me so tight

When he wakes me up in the morning

and puts me to bed at night.

He lifts me up when I am sad.

Yes, he is the very best dad.

He plays games with me and has races we run

And reads me stories, he’s so much fun.

He teaches me things that I should know;

How to treat others and let God’s love show,

Biking and hiking, fishing and more,

My dad is so wise, that’s what I adore.

When I’m stuck on my homework, he knows just what to do.

If you need anything, he will do it for you.

He’s loving and caring, and helpful to me.

I believe that my dad is as smart as can be!

He follows God’s example and raises me right.

I am thankful that my dad prays for me each night.

That I might follow Jesus and learn how to pray,

And live for him always each and every day.


What’s It Like Being a Dad? Watch this video by the Skit Guys.


Job was a Model to His Children - Who was Job?

Job 1:1 He was an honest man and innocent of any wrong. He honored God and stayed away from evil.


How many children did Job have? Job had 20 children in all. 14 boys and 6 girls.


How can Job have 20 children? He only has 7 boys and 3 girls.

Job 1:2 Job had seven sons and three daughters.

Job 42:13 Job also had seven sons and three daughters.


Watch the Story of Job to learn how Job had 20 children.


Job was an example to his 20 children. See how below.


Job 1:4 He prayed.

Job 31:5 I have not been a dishonest person. I have not lied to others.

Job 31:7 I have not turned away from doing what is right.

Job 31:13 I have been fair to the people who work for me,

even when they complain about me.

Job 31:16 I have never refused anything the poor wanted.

I have never let a woman whose husband died give up hope.

Job 31:17 I have not kept my food to myself. I have also given it to the orphans.

Job 31:18 Since I was young, I have been like a father to the orphans.

Job 31:19 I have not let a person die because he had no clothes.

I have not let a needy person go without a coat.

Job 31:24 I have not put my trust in money.

Job 31:29 I have not been happy when my enemy was ruined.

I have not laughed when he had trouble.

Job 31:31 The men say, ‘Everyone has eaten all he wants of Job’s food.’

Job 31:32 No stranger ever had to spend the night in the street.

Job 31:39 I did not take the land’s harvest without paying.


Our Prayer

Father, thank you for your faithfulness and love. Thank you for fathers and the Word and Holy Spirit that guides them. I pray for fathers as they instruct their children in the way they should go, your way. I pray fathers are kept from temptation and the evil one. Guide our children in their desires that they will seek the full knowledge of your will. Obeying you and growing in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man. May your blessings follow them as they follow you. In Jesus Name, Amen.


children's church

6/14/2020

Children’s Church

June 14, 2020

Saved by Grace - Grow in Grace


God’s Word for Every Day

Be careful so that you will not fall from your own strong faith. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:17-18


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is for you to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Abide in Christ and Christ will abide in you, then you will produce much fruit.


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


Forever     Grow in Grace     My Redeemer Lives


Worship God - Growing in Grace results in Cheerful Giving

Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7


Worship God - Saved by Grace - Grow in Grace


Saved by Grace

Grace is not getting what you deserve.

Grace is God’s undeserved favor.


Why is God’s grace needed?

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

The payment for sin is death. Romans 6:23

Death is separation from God for eternity.


What is God’s Grace?

The Thief on the Cross - The Grace of God Saves - Video


An explanation of Grace for older children.


How do I receive the grace of God?

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:31


Grow in Grace

Be careful so that you will not fall from your own strong faith. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:17-18


How do you grow in grace?


Read and desire God’s word

As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching. By it you can mature in your salvation. 1 Peter 2:2


Keep on going and trust God when troubled by problems or situations.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing, James 1:2-4


Pray - Ask God and listen to the Holy Spirit

Do not worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks. 7 And God’s peace will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. The peace that God gives is so great that we cannot understand it. Philippians 4:6-7


Worship God and serve others

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:36-38


Spend time with and build up of Christians

… there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another,"  1 Cor. 12:25.


Our Prayer

Father, I love you and thank you for your grace. By your grace through faith we are saved. Like the thief being crucified who sought Jesus and received eternal life, I pray for the person reading this to believe in their heart that the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus, died taking the punishment for their sin. Thank you for your Amazing Grace. For my brothers and sisters in Christ, I pray to continually grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior, abiding in Him always. In Jesus Name, Amen.


One Race - The Human Race Created, Loved, Saved by God

6-7-2020

Children’s Church

June 7, 2020

One Race - The Human Race Created, Loved, Saved by God


God’s Word for Every Day

I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much  fruit, ....7. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. 8. My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My disciples. John 15:5-8


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is for the Holy Spirit to produce fruit  in your life.

Galatians 5:22-23 But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; … ( The Living Bible TLB)


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


This is Amazing Grace    The Blessing     Every Praise


Worship God - Give

He made us in His image - God Made People

If God give us all good things - Give back to Him generously


Worship God - Hear His Word


God Created One Race - The Human Race


The Human Race is made of every nation, tribe, people, and language of the earth.


Read or have someone read to you the verses from the Bible below.


As you read or listen to the verses, say ‘One Race’ whenever the Bible verse shows us there is one race of people, the human race.


Genesis 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness. And let them rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky. Let them rule over the tame animals, over all the earth and over all the small crawling animals on the earth.” 27. So God created human beings in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female. 28. God blessed them and said, “Have many children and grow in number. Fill the earth and be its master. Rule over the fish in the sea and over the birds in the sky. Rule over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 


Genesis 3:11 God said to the man, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat fruit from that tree? I commanded you not to eat from that tree.” 


Genesis 3:20 The man named his wife Eve. This is because she is the mother of everyone who ever lived.


John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.”


2 Peter 3:8-9 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day. 9. The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised .... But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost. He wants everyone to change his heart and life.


Revelation 7:9, 13-17 Then I looked, and there was a great number of people. There were so many people that no one could count them. They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language of the earth. They were all standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They wore white robes and had palm branches in their hands.


One God, One Race, One Law


John 13:34 “I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you.


James 2:8-9 One law rules over all other laws. This royal law is found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” If you obey this law, then you are doing right. 9. But if you are treating one person as if he were more important than another, then you are sinning.


Our Prayer

Father, You are God. The creator of all mankind. Thank you for loving us so much to send your One and Only Son, Jesus to take the punishment for the sin that each person deserves. Thank you for Amazing Grace. I pray that our love for our neighbor is patient, kind, generous. Our love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. In Jesus Name, Amen.

children's church

5/31/2020

                                                                                                                                           Children’s Church

                                                                                                                                                May 31, 2020

The Holy Spirit Comes


God’s Word for Every Day

John 16:7-8 But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Helper won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will

convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is for the Holy Spirit to produce fruit  in your life.

Galatians 5:22-23  But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and  self-control; … The Living Bible TLB


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


Fruit of the Spirit          I Found a Treasure          Freedom


Worship God - Give Tithes and Offerings

Watch The Gift of the Holy Spirit


Worship God - The Holy Spirit Comes


John 16:7 But I tell you the truth. It is better for you that I go away. When I go away I will send the Helper to you.


1. Where is Jesus going?

If you do not know read Acts 1: 9 or see last week’s Children’s Service or


2. Who is the Helper?

Read John 14:26 ‘But the Helper will teach you everything. He will cause you to remember all the things I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit whom the Father will

send in my name.’


3. Why is it better that Jesus goes away?

Read John 16:7-8 But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate[a] won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he

comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.


4. As a believer (a Christian), the Helper is in me. What does the ‘Helper’ or Holy Spirit do?

● He (the Holy Spirit) is the believers’ Helper. The Holy Spirit assists believers in prayer.

● He pleads for believers according to the will of God. The Holy Spirit comforts believers.

● He fills believers with all joy and peace as we trust the Lord. The Holy Spirit makes us holy.

● He leads the believer into righteousness. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts.

● He gives believers wisdom so we can understand God. The Holy Spirit teaches us God’s way.


5. What effect does the Holy Spirit have? What comes from the Holy Spirit? Watch here.


6. If we follow the Holy Spirit, read the Bible, and pray, Peter shows us the results in 1 Peter 3:8-16.


We live together in peace. Try to understand each other. Love each other as brothers. Be kind and humble. Do not do wrong to a person to pay him back for doing wrong to you. Do not insult someone to pay him back for insulting you. But ask God to bless that person. Do not say evil things. Do not tell lies. Do good. By always trying to do good, no one can really hurt you. Look for peace and work for it. Even if we suffer for doing right. Honor Christ as the holy Lord of your life. Explain about the hope you have. But answer gently and respectfully. adapted from 1 Peter 3:8-16


7. See if you can find the Fruit of the Spirit in what Peter is telling us?

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control


Our Prayer Father, Thank you for the Holy Spirit’s presence in our life as believers. Help us love and honor you faithfully, love others and tell them about you, do right, make peace, be gentle, have joy in all times, be self controlled. In Jesus Name, Amen.

children's church

5/24/2020

Children’s Church

May 24, 2020


Jesus Ascended 


God’s Word for Every Day:

Now Jesus has gone into heaven and is at God’s right side. He rules over angels, authorities, and powers. 1 Peter 3:22 (ICB) 


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is to follow Christ’s example. 

Help us to follow you and your example and experience Godly joy, forgiveness, refreshment, peace, security, goodness, contentment, courage, and gladness. 


Worship God and Praise in Giving:


Many have given their life to make men free. 

In Honor of these men and women who have died while serving in the military watch, 

listen, and sing along to the Battle Hymn of the Republic.


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs:


Lord I Lift Your Name on High         Hallelujah For the Cross


Worship God - Follow Jesus Example


The apostles saw Jesus during the 40 days after he was raised from death. Acts 1:3 


Watch this video of ‘Jesus Ascending’ 40 days after His Resurrection 


9After he said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up. A cloud hid him from their sight. 10As he was going, they were looking into the sky. Suddenly, two men wearing white clothes stood beside them. 11They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? You saw Jesus taken away from you into heaven. He will come back in the same way you saw him go.” Act 1:9-11


After he said this, ….’ What did Jesus say? Let’s check Acts 1:6 and see. 


6The apostles were all together. They asked Jesus, “Lord, are you at this time going to give the kingdom back to Israel?” 7 The apostles were ready for Jesus to rule the earth as King right then  in Jerusalem, but Jesus said to themThe Father is the only One who has the authority to decide dates and times. These things are not for you to know. 8But the Holy Spirit will come to you. Then you will receive power. You will be my witnesses—in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.” 


Now - Follow my example. Read 1 Peter 2:23-24 

● Do not sin. 

● Do not lie. 

● When someone insults you, don’t insult them back. 

● If people hurt you for doing good, do not threaten them. 

● God will judge correctly. 

● Jesus carried our sins in his body on the cross. 

● He did this so that we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right. 


He (Jesus) will come back in the same way you (the disciples) saw him go.” Act 1:11


Be Ready!! 


Worship and Praise God - Pray

Father, Help us to be humble. Help us see our sin, so we can cry out to you for forgiveness. Help us to be pure, holy, gentle, kind, self-controlled, merciful; the light of the world. Help us to desire righteousness more than anything. Help us do right and stand up for you, no matter what. We love You. In Jesus Name, we pray, Amen.

children's church

5/17/2020

Children’s Church May 17, 2020


God’s Word for This Week - ​Citizens of Heaven; Living on Earth :

To God’s chosen people who are away from their homes. ​1 Peter 1:1 (ICB)


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman pray this week for you to live on earth, as it is in Heaven. 

Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ Your Father in heaven knows that you need them. The thing you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what God wants. Then all these other things you need will be given to you. Jesus is the Bread of Life. ​Matthew 6:31-33 


Worship and Praise God - Sing along


Who you say I am   You Make Me Brave    Ain’t No Rock


Lyrics You Make Me Brave


Worship God through His Word We Are Sojourners, Exiles, Aliens, Refugees. So lets live like it.


WE ​are Christians, believers in Jesus. 

● We live for a short time on the earth. We are sojourners.

● We do not belong to this world. We are exiles. 

● We are visitors on the earth. We are aliens. 

● We are different and persecuted because we believe in and follow Jesus. We are refugees.


BUT  you are chosen people. You are the King’s priests. You are a holy nation. You are a nation that belongs to God alone. God chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. ​1 Peter 2:9


● God chose us. 

● As the King’s priests, we have the highest calling, close to God, devoted to good works, full of worship and praise, sharing the Good News with others. 

● We are holy and special before God.   


Dear friends, you are like visitors and strangers in this world. So I beg you to stay away from the evil things your bodies want to do. These things fight against your soul. ​12 ​People who do not believe are living all around you. They might say that you are doing wrong. ​16 … So live good lives. Then they will see the good things you do, and they will give glory to God on the day when Christ comes again. ​1 Peter 2:11-12


SO, ​Obey the people who have authority in this world. Do this for the Lord. ​14 … They are sent to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. ​16​So … Live as servants of God. 17​Show respect for all people. Love the brothers and sisters of God’s family. Respect God. Honor the king. ​1 Peter 2:13-14, 16-17


 ● Who has authority over you? As citizens of Heaven who do you obey? 

Family - Parents

Church - Pastors, Elders, Teachers

School - Principal, Teachers, Bus drivers, Aides, Secretaries, Custodian, Cafeteria Workers

Government - President, Governor, Mayor, Police, Fireman

Recreation - Coach, Music Director, Lifeguard, Ticket Takers, Helpers Working, Buying, Selling - Boss, Store workers, Waiters, Waitresses


 ● How do we as citizens of Heaven, How do we live on earth? 

Live as servants of God..

Respect God. 

Respect everyone. 

Love the Laurel Church Family and all of God’s family, all Christians. 

Honor the President, Governor, Mayor.


Worship and Praise God - Pray.

Father it's in the name of Jesus that we thank you for the salvation of our souls and to be citizens of Heaven while living on this Earth. I pray for strength to follow your Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit to honor you and exemplify your great Name by submitting to you and to those in authority over me and loving my church, the Church, and my neighbor as myself, so the world would know God sent his Son. Amen

children's church

5/10/2020

Children’s Church May 10, 2020


God’s Word for This Week - ​Now, True Love

Now you have made yourselves pure by obeying the truth. Now you can have true love for your brothers. So love each other deeply with all your heart. ​1 Peter 1:22 (ICB)


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman pray this week for your Mother’s joy, peace, and strength in God through Jesus.


We praise you God for our Mother. We arise and call her blessed. Do not worry about anything. Call on the Lord. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears your cry and saves you. We honor her for all her hands have done. Rejoice! Joy, peace, and strength are yours in God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Worship and Praise God - Sing along:


I worship and love  ​My Father in Heaven  who is making a ​Way  for ​My Mom, whom I love​.


Mom Obeys God's Truth



A Poem for Your Mom 


My mother is special, I’ll tell you just why. 

She makes yummy meals and doesn’t have to try. 

She helps with my homework, tells stories from her past. 

She takes me places just to have a big blast.


She brings me surprises and listens to my tales.

She makes time for me, she never fails. 

She tucks me in bed and turns out the light. 

When I’m sick she cares for me day and night.


But the best thing that makes my mom special for sure

Is the way that she prays, her heart is so pure. 

She doesn’t ask God for any great thing.

Just like Solomon, she asks only for wisdom to bring


To her heart so she can raise me as God wants her to

With patience and love her whole life through. 

On her knees she seeks God with all of her heart

So that each day from Him I will never depart.


Thank you sweet mom, for your example of love. 

May I always be thankful and keep my eyes on God above.


Worship God through His Word - NOW, Honor and Love Your Mom


Peter says, “So your faith and your hope are in God. ​Now you have made yourselves pure by obeying the truth. ​Now you can have true love for your brothers. So love each other deeply with all your heart. ​1 Peter 1:21-22 (ICB)


Because of your faith and hope in God you are pure NOW by obeying the truth. You can have true love for your brothers NOW. What does ‘Now’ mean? Right Now, This Moment, Every Moment, Every minute is NOW.


Because your faith and hope are in God Honor Mom, NOW, ALL THE TIME.


Why should I honor Mom NOW? See what God says.

● Children are a gift from the Lord. ​Psalm 127:3

● Mom’s are obeying God to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ Proverbs 22:6 

● Obey the truth ​‘​Honor your father and your mother. Then … Exodus 20:12

● Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants. Ephesians 6:1 

● Don’t refuse to obey your mother. If you do, … . Proverbs 30:17

● Children, obey your parents in all things. This pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20 

● Give your mother a reason to be glad. Proverbs 23:25


How do I Honor Mom NOW? See what God says. 

● Love Mom. Love is patient and kind. … , Love does not brag, and Love is not proud. 5 Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices over the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 

● My child, … . … do not forget your mother’s advice. Proverbs 1:8 

● Don’t refuse to obey your mother. 

● Each person among you must respect his mother … . Leviticus 19:3 

● When you talk, do not say harmful things. Ephesians 4:29 

● A believer should take care of … , … especially his own family. 1 Timothy 5:8


Worship and Praise God - Pray

Father, thank you for ​the precious blood of Jesus Christ, a pure and perfect lamb sacrificed for our sins. ​We believe in God through Christ. Our faith and our hope are in God. Now, as children of yours and our earthly parents, guide us by your Word and the Holy Spirit to Honor Your Name and our moms and dads by loving you, obeying the truth, and loving them always. In Jesus Name, Amen.  



children's church

5/3/2020

Children’s Church May 3, 2020


God’s Word for This Week - ​Living Hope:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has great mercy, and because of his mercy he gave us a new life. He gave us a living hope because Jesus Christ rose from death. ​1 Peter 1:3 (ICB)


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman pray this week for your hope in God through Jesus to grow:

We praise God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for his great mercy, and because of his mercy a new life, a living hope because Jesus Christ rose from death, and blessings are kept for us in heaven, an assurance of salvation. We pray for our future hope, a confident expectation, creates in us an ever growing desire to love and know you more and love others as ourselves.


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs

There is only ​One Way  to live ​and ​Every Move I Make  will glorify ​my Living Hope by letting This Little Light of Mine  shine.


Worship God - Living Hope is Generous


Watch this video “​God’s Story: Generosity​”


Worship God - Living Hope Says ‘... ​be holy, because I am holy’


1 Peter 1:3 (ICB)  ​Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has great mercy, and because of his mercy he gave us a new life. He gave us a living hope because Jesus Christ rose from death. 


What is our Hope?


Hope is a confident expectation of our Father’s love for us, giving his one and only son to die for our sins, raising Jesus from the dead, and preparing a place in Heaven for all who believe.


Read or have someone read the explanations of Hope. Which explanations do you think Peter meant when he said ‘He (God) gave us a living hope because Jesus Christ rose from death.”


1. Hope is looking forward to something with expectation and confidence. 

2. Hope is when you wish for something to go a certain way. 

3. Hope is talking to God every day, expecting an answer. 

4. Hope is like having another chance. Like if the baseball game is tied, you still hope to win. 

5. Hope knows I am going to be in Heaven with Jesus. 

6. Hope is believing Jesus rose from the dead, but you didn’t see it. 

7. I hope I can get a pet snake. 

8. Hope helps you set goals God wants.

9. Hope wonders what God has for me today. 

10.Hope wonders what God is up to in this situation.


Answers; 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10


A Living Hope:


This ‘Living Hope’ is Jesus; past, present, and future


Past   Jesus rose from the dead

Present   Jesus is alive

Future   Jesus promises Heaven


1 Peter 1:15-16 ​But be holy in all that you do, just as God is holy. God is the One who called you. It is written in the Scriptures: “You must be holy, because I am holy.”


Living hope loves others when our life is well or when our life is hard.


Living hope wants our thoughts, words, and actions to be like Jesus.


Living ​hope changes how we live, because of love and trust in God.


Living hope tells others about our Living Hope, Jesus.


Worship and Praise God - Pray: Father, thank you for the living hope we have in Jesus Christ, our Lord. I pray the hope we have will grow each day by the Holy Spirit. I pray the hope we have in the resurrection of Jesus changes us minute by minute and day by day to purify our hearts so the fruit of the Holy Spirit is always known and seen by others. I pray the hope of Jesus Christ living in and through us will witness to those who do not know the eternal hope and will believe. In Jesus Name, Amen.  

children's church

4/26/2020

Children’s Church   April 26, 2020


God’s Word for This Week:

My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. He who does what is good is from God. 3 John 1:11


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is for “Love” to grow in you.

To my dear children whom I love in the truth: I pray your soul is doing well. I pray that you are doing fine in every way and that your health is good and as brothers and sisters in Christ the truth is in your life and you are following the way of truth. I pray, Father, for the children to follow the way of truth shown to us for that is your greatest joy. Taken from 3 John 1:1-4


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs


Great Big God                 My Lighthouse               One Way


Worship God - Giving is Sharing


Read 3 John 1:5-8 or listen here.

5 Dear friend, you are doing a good work for God in taking care of the traveling teachers and missionaries who are passing through. 6 They have told the church here of your friendship and your loving deeds. I am glad when you send them on their way with a generous gift. 7 For they are traveling for the Lord and take neither food, clothing, shelter, nor money from those who are not Christians, even though they have preached to them. 8 So we ourselves should take care of them in order that we may become partners with them in the Lord’s work. 3 John 1-5:8


Worship God - He is From God or Not


The tale of two people who go to church:


Diotrephes

Read the Bible 3 John 1:9-10  or listen here.

Can you describe Diotrephes from these verses?


Demetrius

Read the Bible 3 John 1:11-12  or listen here.

Can you describe Demetrius? Hint: Re-read 3 John 1:5-8 or listen here.


● How are Diotrephes and Demetrius the same?

● How are Diotrephes and Demetrius different?


1. Which part of verse 11 is Diotrephes? Part 1 or Part 2

2. Which part of verse 11 is Demetrius? Part 1 or Part 2

3. Which part of verse 11 are you? Part 1 or Part 2


Part 1 My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; .... But he who does evil has never known God.

Part 2 My dear friend, … ; follow what is good. He who does what is good is from God.

3 John 1:11 My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. He who does what is good is from God. But he who does evil has never known God.


Worship and Praise God - Pray

Father, thank you for your presence. Your presence in this world. Your presence in the Church. Your presence in each child of yours. Your presence is all we need. Your presence is what we need today. Your presence is what we need now. I pray for Your Presence to be seen by people who have never seen. I pray Your Holiness will be

seen. I pray Your Justice will be known. I pray Your Grace would be understood. I pray our sin would be realized. Father, I need You now. Forgive me of my sin. I repent and turn to Your Truth. I receive Jesus, my righteousness, as Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name, Amen.

children's church

4/19/2020

Children’s Church


God’s Word for This Week:

2 John 1:6 ​(ICB) And loving means living the way he commanded us to live. And God’s command is this: that you live a life of love.   

Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is for “Love” to grow in you. 

Grow in us a ​Love that is patient and kind. A Love that is not jealous, does not brag, is not proud, is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily. Grow in us a Love that does not remember wrongs done against it, takes no pleasure in evil but rejoices over the truth. Grown in us a Love that patiently accepts all things, always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong. Love is the most excellent way. Amen ​1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs:


He Arose by GoFish   Glory Lord I Lift Your Name on High


Worship God - Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Give Up and _________ ___. 

In Mark 10:17 a man asked Jesus “​what must I do to have life that lasts forever​?” 


Watch this video to see what Jesus teaches the man. 

Jesus and the Rich Man


Can you fill in these blanks? 

Jesus teaches his disciples the most important thing is to ________ ____. 

Hint: em wollof


Worship God - Learn Jesus Teachings and Obey

2 John 1:6(ICB) says ‘And loving means living the way he (Jesus) commanded us to live. And God’s command is this: that you live a life of love.’ 

Jesus says in ​John 13:34-35 ​“I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you. ​35​All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.”


So, we must know the teachings of Jesus.


Watch these videos to see what Jesus teaches.


Video ​The Four Soils - The Heart of a Disciple is to follow Jesus. 

What makes the fourth soil so great? 

Hint: See what Jesus says by reading or listening to ​Luke 8:15


Video ​Why Read the Bible - The Desire of a Disciple is to know the truth. 

Why read or listen to the Bible?

Hint: See what Paul says by reading or listening to ​2 Timothy 3:16


Worship and Praise God - Pray: Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for the truth of your word that saves, instructs, and corrects. Thank you for Jesus our Savior, Lord, and treasure. I pray by the guidance of the Holy Spirit for a full knowledge of your will and an understanding of your purpose. Help us to be one with you, loving you and our neighbor, so that all may know God sent his Son. l pray for those who are sick that they will become well. I pray that you would protect those who are well. I pray that you will keep strong, give wisdom, provide care for the people who are caring for the sick and our needs. Heal our hearts and the land. Have mercy on us, I pray. I pray as a child of yours, Father, for your Name to be Great. We love you. Amen.

 

Children's Church

Easter Sunday 4/12/2020

Children’s Church

April 12, 2020


Happy Easter - He is Risen


Jesus said​: I (Jesus) am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will have life even if he dies. ​26 ​And he who lives and believes in me will never die. ​John 11:25-26 ​(ICB)


He is Alive​: Mary Magdalene went and said to the followers, “I saw the Lord!” And she told them what Jesus had said to her. ​John 20:18 ICB


Jesus is coming Back​: Look, Jesus is coming with the clouds! Everyone will see him, even those who stabbed him. And all peoples of the earth will cry loudly because of him. Yes, this will happen! Amen. ​Revelation 1:7 (ICB)


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is that you “Believe”.

I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! ​Revelation 1:18 (ICB) For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. ​1 Corinthians 15:3-4  (ICB)


Worship and Praise God - Sing along: 


 Hallelujah For the Cross        Raise a Hallelujah      He Arose by GoFish


Worship God Give to Make Followers of All People: 

Then Jesus came to them (disciples) and said, “All power in heaven and on earth is given to me. ​19​So go and make followers of all people in the world. ​Matthew 28:18-19 (ICB)


Video - ​New Life for Followers  - Go and Make Followers


Worship God He is Alive - Believe:

Jesus is alive.

Jesus rose from the dead.

Hundreds of people saw Jesus alive. 

Today, Easter, celebrate Jesus.


Watch, read, or have someone read about people who saw Jesus and believed.


Matthew 28:1-10 Mary Magdalene and another Mary see Jesus and ​Believe​.  

John 20: 24-29 Doubting Thomas sees Jesus and ​Believes​. 

Luke 24:13-35 2 people on the road to Emmaus see Jesus and ​Believe​


The Bible says 500 hundred people saw Jesus at one time and believed​.

1 Corinthians 15:6 ​After that, Jesus showed himself to more than 500 of the believers at the same time.


Saul saw Jesus and believed​. Acts 9:3-5 So Saul went to Damascus. As he came near the city, a bright light from heaven suddenly flashed around him. ​4​Saul fell to the ground. He heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul! Why are you doing things against me?” ​5​Saul said, “Who are you, Lord?” The voice answered, “I am Jesus. I am the One you are trying to hurt.


Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. John 20:29


Jesus is alive. Believe.


Father, Hallelujah, Jesus is alive! 

Thank you for Jesus my Savior and Lord. Thank you that Jesus was seen alive by the disciples and hundreds of others. I pray for ​those who have not seen and yet have believed to go and make disciples. I pray today for more people to believe and ​declare with their mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” believe in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, then you and be saved. Amen.

 

children's lesson palm sunday

4/5/2020

April 5, 2020


The Most Important Command:

Matthew 22:36-40  (ICB) “Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?” Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.’  ​This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer is for “Love” to grow in and through you.  

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ICB):  ​Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. ​5​Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. ​6​Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices over the truth. ​7​Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong. ( International Children’s Bible)


Worship and Praise God - Sing along: 


Glory   Lord I Lift Your Name on High Hallelujah For the Cross


Worship God - Give Praise:

God Loves - God Saves - God provides - God Protects - God Knows

Video - Give God Praise ​Everyday


Worship God on Palm Sunday - Jesus Comes to Jerusalem in Loving Obedience

Watch these videos:

Palm Sunday For Kids: The Triumphal Entry

​The Skit Guys: Palm Sunday


Read or have someone read to you these verses about the ‘crowd’ that came to see Jesus:

Luke 19:37 The whole crowd of followers was very happy. They began shouting praise to God for all the powerful works they had seen. 

John 12:12 A great crowd in Jerusalem heard that Jesus was coming there. They took ​branches of palm trees and went out to meet Jesus. They shouted, “Praise God! God bless the One who comes in the name of the Lord! God bless the King of Israel!”


Read or have someone read to you these verses about Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem:

John 12:27-28 Now I am very troubled. I came to this time so that I could suffer. Father, bring glory to your name! 

John 13:1 Jesus knew that it was time for him to leave this world and go back to the Father. 

John 14:31 I do exactly what the Father told me to do. John 18:4 ​Jesus knew everything that would happen to him.


Can you answer these questions? 

Why did the crowd come? 

If you want to know the miracle before Jesus came see John 11.

Why was the crowd happy? 

How did the people express their happiness?


Can you answer these questions? 

What was Jesus going to do in ​Jerusalem​? 

How did Jesus feel? 

Why did Jesus ride a ​donkey into Jerusalem? 

Hint: Did you watch the videos? 

Why did Jesus come?


Worship God by Prayer: 

Father, I praise you for your great love, mercy, forgiveness and grace. I praise you for providing, protecting, and guiding us. I praise you for the Holy Spirit who helps us, comforts us, guides us, leads us, corrects us. I praise you for Jesus, our Savior, our Lord, our King, our Righteousness. I praise you for each day and the chance we have to present our lives to advance your Kingdom. I pray people’s hearts will be open, receive salvation, and trust you. In Jesus name. Amen.

 

children's church

3/29/2020

Children’s Church March 29, 2020


God's Word for Every Day:


Matthew 22:36-40  (ICB) Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.’ ​This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 


 “Stand Firm” Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer for you every day: 

from Ephesians 6:14-18  (ICB) Stand firm then (against the Devil), with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, ​15. ​and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. ​16. ​In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. ​17​. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ​18​. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.


Worship and Praise God by Singing These Songs: 


Father Abraham           This is Amazing Grace


Love the Lord                  Our Easter Song Hallelujah For the Cross


Worship God by Giving Tithes and Offerings: 

Do you have money to cheerfully and generously give to our church? 

Watch this ​tithing video  to understand how we worship God by tithing. 

If so, give it to your parents and they will send it to our church.  


Worship God by Growing as a Disciple:

Be Careful of False Teachers

2 John 1:7 (ICB) says ​“They refuse to say that Jesus Christ came to earth and became a man.” Their teaching is not true!! We know and believe Jesus is God and Man. 

 

1. Open your Bible to John 1:1-2 and John 1:14

Read or have someone read these verses. 

John 1:1-2 - ​Before the world began, there was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. ​2 He was with God in the beginning. John 1:14 - The Word became a man and lived among us. 

Watch this video from Crossroads Kids Club called ​God’s Story /Jesus


2. In these verses, who is the Word? 

Hint: Notice the upper cases ‘W.’

Some of you may say the ‘Word’ is God and some of you may say the ‘Word’ is Jesus. Correct answer: You are both right, because Jesus is God.


3. How do we know Jesus was a man? 

Hint: Merry Christmas

You are right. He was born. He was a baby. He grew up. He lived on the earth. He was like you and me, ​except He never sinned​. Did you notice the upper case H for ‘He’. He was not half God and half man. ​He was all God and all man! 

And, Don’t let anyone tell you different!!! 2 John 1:7 says ‘Anyone who refuses to say this is a false teacher and an enemy of Christ.’ Know and Believe ‘Jesus is God and Man!!! (​I am excited and talking loud.) 


Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for being faithful to us each day. Your faithfulness is what we trust in every day. We thank you for so loving us that you would send your Son, the Word, Jesus, Savior and Lord to be the sinless sacrifice for our sins. I pray that this truth will be known and believed in our heart and mind. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I pray we will be wise and discerning children of yours, knowing truth and standing firm against the lies of the enemy. Protect us this week, I ask. Provide for us, I ask. Heal us, I pray. Purify us, I pray. Seeking first your kingdom and your righteousness now and forever. Amen. 

life in christ is loving god & loving others

3/22/2020

Children’s Church

Life in Christ is Loving God and Loving Others

God’s Word for Every Day:


Matthew 22:36-40  (ICB)

“Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?” Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.’  ​This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’


Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s Prayer for You Each Day: 

Colossians 1:9-10 (ICB) ​We ask God that you will know fully what God wants. We pray that you will also have great wisdom and understanding in spiritual things. ​Then you will live the kind of life that honors and pleases the Lord in every way. You will produce fruit in every good work and grow in the knowledge of God.  


Worship and Praise God - Sing These songs:  


Great Big God            Lord I Lift Your Name on High


This Little Light of Mine     Our Easter Song  ​Hallelujah For the Cross


Worship  and Praise God: 

Give Tithes and Offerings Do you have money to cheerfully and generously give to our church? If so, give it to your parents and they will send it to our church. 


Worship and Praise God -Growing as a Disciple:

What is Love? 

Get your Bible and find 2 John 1: 5

Read or have someone read to you the verse.

2 John 1:5 ​And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. 


What are His commandments? 

1. Watch this video ‘​The Law​’ -   from the Bible Project by yourself or with your family to understand how obeying the commandments of God shows how we love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. As you watch the video and have questions, ask your parents. 


How do we love walking ​according to His commandments? 

2. In Matthew 25:35-40 Jesus tells us how the ‘good people on his right’ (Christians) love God by loving others. Jesus says in verse 40 ‘Anything you did for any of my people here, you also did for me.’ 


3. Read or have someone read to you these verses below, ​Matthew 25:32-40. 


4. Now that you have read the verses, think and talk to your family about God’s commands for us. What are the 10 commandments?  

How did Jesus describe the commandments in Matthew chapters 5-7. 

When we know God’s commands, what things can you do for one another and others?


Remember: Anything you do for any of my people in your family, your school, neighborhood, you also do for Jesus. 


Matthew 25:32-40 - 32​.All the people of the world will be gathered before him. 33 The Son of Man will put the sheep, the good people, on his right.. 34 “Then the King will say to the good people on his right, ‘Come. My Father has given you his blessing. Come and receive the kingdom God has prepared for you since the world was made. ​35.  I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was alone and away from home, and you invited me into your house. ​36.  I was without clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ 37 .“Then the good people will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you food? When did we see you thirsty and give you something to drink? ​38. When did we see you alone and away from home and invite you into our house? When did we see you without clothes and give you something to wear? ​39. When did we see you sick or in prison and care for you?’ 40. “Then the King will answer, ‘I tell you the truth. Anything you did for any of my people here, you also did for me.’ 


5. Watch this video ​Wise Kids are Obedient 


How do wise kids (and adults) obey? 


Worship and Praise God - Pray Father in the name of Jesus, I pray that each one of the children will be comforted and cared for and guided by your presence today, this week, and these weeks ahead. I look forward to our time together and pray that we will honor You and worship You with all of our life by obeying your commands, loving you with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength and loving our neighbor as ourselves. 


Lord Jesus, we come to you each day with grateful hearts for who you are, God's son, for Your Glory, for your goodness and mercy that is new every morning. Thank you Jesus for saving us, for giving your life for us. Let us share this good news with others. Let your light shine through us as we love and serve as you do. We ask for your protection over each child and their family. May others see Jesus in us. Help us to always trust in you. 


God, I pray we will know fully your will for us and understand your purposes. We love you heavenly Father. In Jesus Name, we pray, Amen.