Monthly Archives: July 2016

Unit 11, Session 3: Solomon Built the Temple

Dear Parents,

 

King David had wanted to build a temple for God, but God had a different plan. God wanted Solomon to build a temple where God could dwell with His people and where they could worship Him. So God told Solomon to build a temple and Solomon obeyed.

 

Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God in the temple—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

 

Help your kids see how the temple shows the holiness of God and how we are separated from Him because of our sin. Remind them that the temple also points toward Jesus who came to bring us to God when we trust in Him.

Unit 11 Session 3

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

●     Babies and Toddlers

  • God knows everything.
  • Solomon built a temple for God.
  • Solomon told the people to love God with all their hearts.
  • We can worship God wherever we go.

●     Preschool

  • Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God.
  • God chose Solomon to build a temple.

●     Kids

  • Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.
  • God chose Solomon to build a temple where He would dwell with His people.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

●     Proverbs 2:6-7 (Preschool: Proverbs 2:6)

 

NEXT WEEK

●     “Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom” (1 Kings 11-12)

 

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Unit 11, Session 2: Wisdom for God’s People

Dear Parents,

 

Last week we learned how King Solomon asked God for wisdom and God made him wise. This week we will explore some of Solomon’s wisdom that he was guided by God to write in the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs provides God’s people with great principles for living.

 

Wisdom comes from God. He made the world and knows how it works best. Everyone is born a foolish sinner, but God sent His Son to earth to save us. The Bible says that Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus makes us wise and holy. He frees us from sin.

 

Help your kids see their need to trust in Jesus to be truly wise, not to simply try to live like Jesus. True wisdom comes from God and transforms us. That is the nature of the gospel.

Unit 11 Session 2

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

●     Babies and Toddlers

  • God knows everything.
  • God made Solomon very wise.
  • Solomon wrote that wisdom comes from loving God.
  • Jesus spoke with God’s wisdom because He is God’s Son.

●     Preschool

  • Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God.
  • Wisdom is loving God and obeying His Word.

●     Kids

  • Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.
  • Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

●     Proverbs 2:6-7 (Preschool: Proverbs 2:6)

 

NEXT WEEK

●     “Solomon Built the Temple” (1 Kings 6-8)

 

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App  for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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Unit 11, Session 1: Solomon Asked for Wisdom

Dear Parents,

 

This week we pick up our journey through the big story of the Bible with God inviting King Solomon, David’s son, to ask Him for whatever he wanted. Solomon could have chosen riches, or power, but he did not. He asked God for wisdom so he could lead God’s people well. God was pleased with Solomon’s request and granted it and also blessed Solomon in other ways.

 

Solomon was a wise king, but God planned to give His people a greater and wiser king—His Son, Jesus. Jesus completely trusted God with His life. Jesus surrendered His own life to die on the cross for our sin.

 

Help your kids understand that true wisdom comes from God. Encourage them that reading the Bible and talking with God are ways they can understand God better and live with wisdom.

Unit 11 Session 1

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

●     Babies and Toddlers

  • God knows everything.
  • King Solomon asked God to make him wise.
  • God gave Solomon wisdom to lead God’s people.
  • When Jesus lived on earth, He was wiser than Solomon.

●     Preschool

  • Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God.
  • Solomon asked God for wisdom.

●     Kids

  • Where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God through His Word.
  • Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

●     Proverbs 2:6-7 (Preschool: Proverbs 2:6)

 

NEXT WEEK

●     “Wisdom for God’s People” (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

 

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Unit 10, Session 6: David Sinned and Was Restored

Dear Parents,

 

This week are going to learn about God’s unending forgiveness that David experienced and we can too because of Jesus. David sinned against God by taking Bathsheba away from Uriah and having Uriah killed in combat, but when God sent Nathan to confront him about his sin, David repented and God forgave him. David’s sin came with a price though, as sin always does.

 

In the same way, we can receive God’s forgiveness too because God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin. Jesus died the death we deserve so that we could be made right with God.

 

Help your kids understand that sin is serious and that God has not promised to spare us from its consequences. At the same time, point out the love, mercy, and grace of God that we experience because of Jesus and how in Jesus we have been completely forgiven of all our sin.

Unit 10 Session 6

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

●     Babies and Toddlers

  • Jesus is our King.
  • David made a wrong choice.
  • David asked God to forgive him, and God forgave David.
  • God forgives us through His Son, Jesus.

●     Preschool

  • Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever.
  • God forgave David.

●     Kids

  • Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.
  • God forgave David when he repented of his sin.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

●     Psalm 47:7-8 (Preschool: Psalm 47:7)

 

NEXT WEEK

●     “Solomon Asked for Wisdom” (1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12; 3:1-15)

 

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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