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:

       When all the adults ran and hid, a boy named David defeated a giant. God can use kids to do great things! 1 Samuel 17, David and Goliath


DAVID AND GOLIATH

AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters

- Why did David choose to answer Goliath’s challenge?

- Why didn’t King Saul think David could win?

- What can you do as kids to make a difference in your community?


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:  

     Are your kids big enough to try a new activity or a new chore? Give them a chance to see if they can do something “big” this week.


 

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 the Black Widow and how her story is very similar to Esther. Both of them were orphans and raised by someone else. They both loved their people and are ready to do whatever they can to help them in their time of need. Both of them had the courage to do the what is right. Esther receive her courage from God to speak to the King without being summoned in spite of the chance that she could die doing it. By doing so, she kept her people from being killed.

A GIANT ADVENTURE


 AT DINNER:  Here are some great discussion starters:

-What is a Superheroine? A female superhero

-How is Black Widow similar to Esther? Answers will vary

-How is Black Widow different from Esther? Answers will vary

-How did Esther Save her people? She prayed and fasted for three days. After that, God gave her the courage to speak to the king about what was going to happen to her people. The king had no idea that the Jews where going to be killed. Esther opened his eyes to what was going on in spite of the chance that she could be put to death.

 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 Esther courage to do what is right 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.