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Right Here, Right Now (Elementary Sneak Preview for Oct 28)

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.

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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)

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All Together Now! (Elementary Sneak Preview for Oct 21)

Paul and Timothy had traveled to Corinth and started a church of believers. After they’d moved to another town, they received word that there was trouble in the Corinthian church, so Paul sent timothy to the Corinthians, with the message of 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 25-27.
The same message applies to us today. Sometimes we can be envious of other people’s gifts. But each of us is gifted in different ways, and that’s a good thing. Our Bottom Line is: When we use our gifts together, we make a greater difference. You can never be who God needs you to be if you spend all your time being jealous of who God made someone else to be.

Regardless of our age or circumstance, we can work together to use our gifts and serve God. Which is why we’re learning our monthly Memory Verse: “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

At Home 

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 ParentCue (21 Oct 2012)(for parents)

Download this week’s God Time (21 Oct 2012)  (for kids)

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Pick Me! (Elementary Sneak Preview for Oct 14)

Our Bible story shows how Timothy’s God-given talents were identified. The other believers in Timothy’s hometown saw his gift of teaching (1 Timothy 4:14). And when Paul visited their town again, he chose Timothy to travel with him and teach others about God (Acts 16:1-2).

Timothy’s peers recognized his giftedness. Paul recognized his giftedness. But Timothy didn’t just learn that he was a good teacher and pat himself on the back. He put his giftedness to work and used the talents God had given him. Our Bottom Line is: When you discover your gifts, you can make a difference.

Regardless of our age or circumstances, we can discover our gifting and put it to use to serve God. Which is why we’re learning our Memory Verse: “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

At Home 

Talk about some of the talents and gifts that God has given each member of your family. How have you seen God use them? How do you think he will use your children’s gifts and talents?

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 (14 Oct 2012) (for parents)

Download this week’s God Time (14 Oct 2012) (for kids)

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I’m a Believer! (Elementary Sneak Preview for Oct 7)

Our Bible story this week  introduces us to Timothy, a young man who makes a big difference. In Acts 14:1-23 we read about Paul’s missionary journey to Timothy’s hometown. This is the point at which Timothy decides to connect his story to God’s story.

Our Bottom Line is Jesus wants to use your story to make a difference. We’ll get a sneak peek into Timothy’s family to see that he is uniquely situated to be used by God. Timothy’s story helps kids identify what is unique about their story. What are we able to do because of where we come from and what we have experienced?

This month’s Memory Verse hints at some of the impact Timothy was able to make. It is Paul’s encouragement to Timothy as he strives to do that for which he was uniquely made. “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

At Home 

Talk about some of the talents and gifts that God has given each member of your family. How have you seen God use them? How do you think he will use your children’s gifts and talents?

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 ParentCue (7 Oct 2012) (for parents)

Download this week’s GodTime (7 Oct 2012) (for kids)

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