Paul and Timothy have traveled to Ephesus and taught the church there. When Paul is called to Macedonia, he leaves Timothy in charge. But the church in Ephesus has false teachers telling the people things that aren’t true, so Timothy has a tough job ahead of him. Paul encourages Timothy with a letter that contains our Bible story this week: 1 Timothy 4:12-16.
This week’s story includes the Memory Verse we’ve been studying all month. Through this lesson, we’ll be able to help kids relate to Timothy’s story. Timothy was a very young leader, but he used his gifts and made a big difference. We want kids to know that they don’t have to wait until later to do something that matters now. Our Bottom Line is: You can make a difference right now.
That’s why this month’s Memory Verse is so important for kids to remember: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live.” 1 Timothy 4:12a, NIrV Each child is uniquely positioned to use the gifts God gave them to make a difference right now.
Our song is Young by Seeds Family Worship. This song is based on our memory verse and we will be singing it in our lower elementary classroom.
Download this week’s Parent Cue (28 Oct 2012) (for parents)
Download this week’s God Time (28 Oct 2012) (for kids)