Hey parents!

At City Chapel, we don't babysit kids on Sunday mornings. We empower families to raise up kids who love Jesus. That's why we have this resource to help you, as the parent, bring the teaching from Sunday morning to your dinner table.

Please read over the content with your kids and discuss how the lesson applies to their lives.

Be sure to check the challenge at the end. Thank you for taking the time to invest in your children's spiritual growth!


For toddlers (3-5 yrs)

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what they learned about this week:

       Josiah was just a boy when he inherited a kingdom that was falling apart. But thanks to the boy, King Josiah, Israel was brought back to God. God can use kids like Josiah, and you, to set an example, even for grown-ups! 2 Kings 22:1-2 and 2 Kings 23:1-4, 21-25, King Josiah


JOSIAH

AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters

- How old was Josiah when he became king?

- How did Josiah react when he learned that his people had made God angry?

- How can you be a good influence on grown-ups for Jesus?


PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

        Jesus wants us to come to Him with a child-like faith. Observe how your kids talk about Jesus this week, and let them inspire you to go deeper in your faith.

MEMORY VERSE:  Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:

Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” - Matthew 19:14 (NIV)


CHALLENGE:  

     Share with your kids any lessons they have taught you, whether they are spiritual or otherwise. How has being a parent to your children helped you grow and learn?


 

FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11 YRS)

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what they learned about this week:   

      Super heroes of the bible is our lesson theme this month. We are comparing super heroes from the Marvel movies to actual heroes in the bible. Our goal is to teach kids that real super heroes are found in the bible and not just in comics or movies. All of the heroes from the bible drew their strength from God. We want to teach the kids that they, too, can draw strength from God. This week, we talked about Captain America and how his story is very similar to David. Captain America and David were both very young when they wanted to help their people and do more but people didn’t think that they could. Captain America got his strength from a serum that was injected in his body but David received his strength from God.

A GIANT ADVENTURE


 AT DINNER:  Here are some great discussion starters:

-How is Captain America similar to David? Answers will vary

-How is Captain America different from David? Answers will vary

-How did David defeat Goliath? Most kids will say that David defeated Goliath with a rock that he slung on Goliath’s head but it’s important to point out to the kids that David was able to do this because God gave him the strength and courage to do so. David felt that he could do anything with God by his side!

 PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

        Our goal in this sermon series is to teach kids that they can draw courage and strength from God. Most kids might think that strength is a physical attribute but it’s also a mental attribute. Kids need to know that God can help them with anything that they need help with whether is studying for a test, saying no to a friend who wants them to join them in doing something bad, praying for someone or with any fear that they might have. God is available. They must simply ask God for help. The point of our lesson is that the same spirit that gave David courage and strength is available to all.

     

MEMORY VERSE:

  “…It’s God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect”  :

Psalms 18:32 NKJV


CHALLENGE:  

     Talk to your kids today to see what they need help with. Encourage them to pray and ask God to help them find strength and courage in what they need help with.