Hey Sound City families,
Each week our Younger Students class gathers to learn and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Over the next several weeks your child(ren) (4th and 5th grades) will be having a ton of fun as well as grappling with some tough topics and digging into what God's Word teaches about living in today's world. We are excited to help your children to better know, love, and live for Jesus. Below is a breakdown of where we are going over the next several weeks.
New Unit | Bible - Fact or Fiction
Sunday, July 8
Grapple Question: Did God Really Write the Bible?
Kids Learn: All Scripture Is Inspired by God
Dig Into the Bible: 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
Your fingerprints are all over everything you touch. Chances are your home, wardrobe, and car reflect your own personal style. In the same way, God’s personality, passions, and preferences are clearly seen throughout the Bible—it’s obvious God wrote the Bible! And God’s fingerprints are all over your son or daughter. Celebrate your child’s uniqueness as a creation of God by writing your child a letter—share all the things you admire about him or her. Include a favorite Bible verse to spark interest in God’s Word.
Sunday, July 15
No Younger Students Class: Please be praying for the students and the leaders who will be away at summer camp.
Sunday, July 22
Grapple Question: How Do I Know if the Bible Is True?
Kids Learn: The Bible Is Alive and Powerful
Dig Into the Bible: Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:12-13; 2 Peter 1:16-19
At school, on television—the message that faith and religion have nothing to do with scientific fact or truth is everywhere. Actually, scientific evidence can be a great tool for bolstering young faith. Get online with your child, and hunt for websites with apologetics resources that defend a fact-based belief in God and Jesus. You can also check out your local bookstore for author Lee Strobel—he has written books designed specifically for kids. Help your son or daughter discover that there’s more to faith than warm fuzzies.
Sunday, July 29
Grapple Question: How Is the Bible Different From Other Books?
Kids Learn: The Bible Is a Message From God
Dig Into the Bible: Psalm 19:7-11; John 20:30-31; Romans 1:16-17
How can you get kids lugging around a stack of heavy textbooks in their backpacks excited about the Bible? Write some of your favorite verses on notecards, and leave them around the house. When your kids find the verses, explain why those verses are important to you and how the Bible has comforted or guided you in your life. The Bible has the power to change people from the inside out—an extreme makeover for the soul. Show your kids your enthusiasm for God’s Word by reading it daily—your actions will have an impact.
Sunday, August 5
Grapple Question: Why Should the Bible Matter to Me?
Kids Learn: The Bible Is a Map to Guide Your Life
Dig Into the Bible: Psalm 119:33-40, 65-68, 97-105
Think back to your childhood. Were you ever really, really lost? Maybe you lost sight of your mom in the twists and turns of the health and beauty department. Or maybe you couldn’t remember the way home after playing at a friend’s house. It’s a terrible feeling to lose your way—especially in life. Pray every day this week that your child will cling to the Bible as a blueprint for life so he or she can always find the way back to God.
Thank you for taking the time to review what your kids will be learning in church for the next several weeks. Our goal is to partner with you, the parents, in helping every child to know, love, and live for Jesus.
For God's glory,
The Kids Ministry Team