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 (3-5yrs)
We have been teaching the kids about Creation this month. Every Sunday, we break down what God created on each day. This Sunday was day five of Creation. God created all sorts of living creature to fill the water. God also made every bird that flies in the sky. Genesis 1:20-23
Parents, ask your kids to tell you about the craft that they created.
-What day did God create all of these animals in your craft?
-What are some of your favorite animals that live in the water? Can you make the sounds that they make?
-What type of birds do you like?
-Do you know who created all of this creatures in the water and birds in the sky?
FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11YRS)
Compared to Bible heroes and superheroes, your child might feel like they don't have courage. In the last 5 weeks, we learned what courage really is and how God can empower us when we put our trust in him.
Courage is bravery in the face of fear. Courage is doing what's right even when no one else is. Courage is never giving up on the directions that God has given us. Courage is praying to see God's promises come true. Courage is giving up everything in our lives as a sacrifice to God.
Week 1 Courage is bravery in the face of fear
Psalm 56:3 NIV "When I'm afraid, I put my trust in you."
-Does courage mean you're not afraid? NO
-Who can we turn to when we are afraid? JESUS
Week 2 Courage is doing what's right even when no one else is
1 Corinthians 16:13 NLT "Be on guard. Stand firm in faith. Be courageous. Be strong."
-Talk about a time when kids where doing the wrong thing and you needed courage to do the right thing? ANSWER WILL VARY
-How can the bible verse above help you when you're afraid to do what is right? ANSWER WILL VARY
Week 3 Courage is never giving up on the directions that God has given us
James 5:16 NIRV "The prayer of a godly person is powerful. It makes things happen"
-Did you know that prayer is simply having a conversation with God? YES
-How does praying show courage? ANSWERS WILL VARY
-What are some things that you have prayed about? ANSWERS WILL VARY
Week 4 Courage is praying to see God's promises come true
Galatians 6:9 NLT "So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will see a harvest of blessing if we don't give up"
-Talk about a time you wanted to give up? ANSWERS WILL VARY
-How does the scripture above help you not to give up doing the right things? ANSWERS WILL VARY
Week 5 Courage is giving up everything in our lives as a sacrifice to God
Mark 8:34 NLT "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross and follow me"
-Who said the verse in the bible above? JESUS
-What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? A FOLLOWER OF JESUS BELIEVES THAT HE DIED FOR OUR SIN ON THE CROSS. A FOLLOWER ALSO SPENDS TIME WITH JESUS IN PRAYER AND READING THE BIBLE
-What are some selfish ways that we do before God? PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, PLAYING OUTSIDE, ETC. (ANYTHING WE DO THAT
KEEPS US FROM DOING WHAT GOD ASK US TO DO)
-What selfish ways do you need to give up to follow Jesus better? ANSWERS WILL VARY
What can you do to show courage this week?
(Parents, encourage your child to take action on their response to the challenge this week. Check on them mid week to see how they're doing)