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The Descendants (Abraham & Isaac) Gen 15, 18, 21, 22- Elementary Lesson for Aug 25

13AUG_BL04_InstagramIn this week’s Bible story, God had kept His promise and Abraham had a son named Isaac (Genesis 15, 18, 21, 22). But God asked Abraham to do something that shocked him: to sacrifice his only son. When Abraham was willing to obey, he demonstrated his unwavering trust in God to keep His promises. Once God saw that Abraham would obey even when it could cost him something precious, God sent a replacement sacrifice and spared Isaac.

Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even if it costs me something. We can trust that God wants what’s best for us, so when obeying Him (or our parents, bosses, or teachers) requires us to give up something, we can believe it will be worth it.

The monthly memory verse is: Obey your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. They keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Obey them so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.” Hebrews 13:17 NIrV

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by | August 21, 2013 · 9:00 am

Are We There Yet? (Abraham’s Calling) Gen 12:1-5- Elementary Lesson for Aug 18

13AUG_BL01_InstagramIn this week’s Bible story, God gave Abraham a promise of descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky (Genesis 12:1-5; 13:2-18; 15:1-6). God asked Abraham to leave his home and travel to a new place that God had prepared for him. Abraham didn’t know where or how God would keep His promises, but he trusted God. Abraham obeyed by packing his household and following God.

Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even if I don’t know how it will all work out. Sometimes we find ourselves in difficult circumstances where we don’t know what’s going to happen. But we always know we can trust God, so we can confidently obey.

The monthly memory verse is: Obey your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. They keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Obey them so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.” Hebrews 13:17 NIrV

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Download this week’s devotional for kids– GodTime (August, Week 3)

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by | August 14, 2013 · 7:00 am

Zookeeper (Noah) Gen6-8- Elementary Lesson for Aug 11

13AUG_BL02_InstagramIn this week’s Bible story, God chose Noah to make an ark to save his family and the animals from the impending flood (Genesis 6–8). Noah, the only righteous man left on earth, had a history of trusting God, and he continued to obey God to the smallest detail while building the ark. Even when everyone else disobeyed, Noah followed God.

Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even when others don’t. It can be difficult to stand out in the crowd and feel like we’re alone in our obedience. But developing a pattern of obedience might prepare us for trusting God in a moment when the stakes might be even higher.

The monthly memory verse is: Obey your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. They keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Obey them so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.” Hebrews 13:17 NIrV

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Download this week’s devotional for kids– GodTime (August, Week 2)

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by | August 7, 2013 · 9:00 am

Les Disobeyles (The Fall) Gen 3:1-24- Elementary Lesson for Aug 4

13AUG_BL03_Instagram-copyIn this week’s Bible story, God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with just one command (Genesis 1, 2, 4). When they began to doubt God, they made their own plan and disobeyed Him. Their one act of disobedience continues to have profound affects for every person on earth.

Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even when I think my way is better. Sometimes we think we can make a plan that’s smarter, easier, or quicker than our leader’s plan, but our leader sees the bigger picture and understands the greater consequences. We might respectfully ask questions, but we can trust their plan.

The monthly memory verse is: Obey your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. They keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Obey them so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.” Hebrews 13:17 NIrV

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Download this week’s devotional for kids– GodTime (August, Week 1)

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by | July 31, 2013 · 7:00 am

August 2013 Sneak Preview– Obedience- Some Assembly Required

7320AUG MATRIXObedience is trusting those who lead you by doing what you’re asked to do. God asks us to trust Him by giving us specific things to do to accomplish His work around us. He may even ask us to do something that seems too hard or too uncomfortable. But we can choose to trust that He’ll work out the details and take care of our needs. Then it’s easier for us to choose to obey and act on what we know, because we trust our ultimate Leader.

The monthly memory verse is: “Obey your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. They keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Obey them so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.” (Hebrews 13:17, NIrV) Often, it’s hardest to obey when God asks us to trust another person that He has chosen to lead us. But, as long as their instructions line up with God’s commands, do what they ask of us.

In Week One’s Bible story, God places Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden with just one command (Genesis 1, 2, 3:1-24). When they make their own plan and disobey God, it has profound and lasting affects. Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even when I think my way is better. Our leaders see the bigger picture and understand the greater consequences.

In Week Two’s Bible story, Noah had a history of trusting God, and continued to obey God to the smallest detail while building the ark (Genesis 6–8). Even when everyone else disobeyed, Noah followed God. Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even when others don’t. Developing a pattern of obedience might prepare us for trusting God in a moment when the stakes are even higher.

In Week Three’s Bible story, God makes a big promise to Abraham, and then asks Abraham to move to a new place (Genesis 12:1-5; 13:2-18; 15:1-6). Abraham doesn’t know where or how God will keep His promises. But he trusts God. Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even if I don’t know how it will all work out. We always know we can trust God, so we can confidently obey.

In Week Four’s Bible story, God asks Abraham to do something shocking (Genesis 15, 18, 21, 22). When Abraham is willing to obey and sacrifice what he loves, he demonstrates his unwavering trust in God to keep His promises. Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even if it costs me something. We can trust that God wants what’s best for us.

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by | July 31, 2013 · 7:00 am