OBEDIENCE: TRUSTING WHO’S IN CHARGE BY DOING WHAT YOU’RE ASKED TO DO
Obedience - Trusting who’s in charge by doing what you’re asked to do.
Memory Verse - “The way we show our love is to obey God’s commands. He commands you to lead a life of love. That’s what you have heard from the beginning.” 2 John 6, NIrV
8/4 - When you learn about God, it’s easier to follow Him. (What Is the Bible? - Psalm 119:105)
8/11 - Trust and obey even when you think your way is better. (The Fall - Genesis 3:1-24)
8/18 - Trust and obey even when others don’t. (Noah - Genesis 6-8)
8/25 - Trust and obey even if you don’t know how it will work out. (Abraham to Isaac - Genesis 12-21)
These are excellent resources to help your children have some time with God each week and begin forming the habit of regular Bible study. There are four different devotions on each GodTime sheet. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day. At 2:52 Groups on Sunday nights, we do the first God Time with your child, leaving them just 3 more to do during the week. Turning in last week’s completed God Time gets your child entered into our Great God Time Giveaway. For more information about this, click here.
Each day’s devotion includes:
1. a verse(s) to read
2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s)
3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion
4. a suggested prayer.
Even though kids in early elementary (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) are beginning to read things on their own, most are not mature enough to have a God time by themselves. We encourage you to do this with your children.
Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still need an adult to prompt them and/or follow up on it.
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