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How this works: We begin with an overview for leaders/parents/guardians/teachers – Check out the Dig In, Dig Deeper and the Prayers.

Then gather the kiddos, watch the videos (whatever content will work for your kids) and pray the prayers. There is also a Life Application that gives you something to relate the lesson to real life. It’s not perfect, but hey, we are just trying to keep our families connected to God!

If you have any questions, please contact Emilee Mooney at emilee.fumc@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 25TH:

Dig In to the Bible

  • Read: Exodus 40
  • In This Passage: God gives very specific instructions for the Tabernacle, a transportable temple where his holy presence can live among his people. When the Tabernacle is built to specification, God comes and fills the building, hovering over it with a cloud by day and a cloud that glows with fire inside it at night.
  • Bible Point: God is holy.
  • Summary Verse: “O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens” (Psalm 8:1).

Dig Deeper

  • You’ll Be Teaching: God is holy. Holiness is not a concept kids may be very familiar with, and as they explore God’s holiness, it may make them feel like God is distant because he’s so special. In this lesson, we’ve demonstrated that God is holy and we stand in awe of him, but he also made a way to live among his people because he’s our friend.
  • Think About: What does God’s holiness mean to you?

STORY:

Songs:  Sing the three songs in any order!

  • “Let Us Bow Down in Worship” (Psalm 95:6-7) (watch or download here)
  • “One True God” (watch or download here)
  • “I’m Trusting You” (watch or download here)

Discuss and Watch “God’s Special Home”

Say: We’re learning that God is holy. God is so holy that he needed a special home on earth so he could be among his people in the Old Testament. It was called the Tabernacle! We’ve seen a map of the Tabernacle, but it might be hard to picture. So let’s take a tour!

  • “God’s Special Home” teaching video (watch or download here)

     • Which part of the Tabernacle is your favorite? Why?

  • What do you think makes the Tabernacle so special?

God is holy. But he still wants to be our friend, so in Bible times he had a special place to meet with his people. Now, God lives in us through his Holy Spirit!

Life Application:

Today we learned that God is holy. In the Bible, God had a special place where some people could spend time with him. Later, God sent his Son, Jesus, to make it so everyone could spend time with our special God. 

Pray About God’s Holiness

Because of Jesus, we can be with God even though he’s holy. Let’s talk to God about ways we know He is holy.

Lead kids in saying the following prayers:

God, thank you that you are perfect!

God, thank you that you never make mistakes!

God, you are the most amazing of all!

 

OCTOBER 18th:

Dig In to the Bible

  • Read: Genesis 21:8-21
  • In This Passage: Kicked out of the home where she was a servant, Hagar and her teenage son, Ishmael, are on their own. Eventually they run out of food and water, and Ishmael is extremely weak and near death. God hears Hagar’s and Ishmael’s tears and sends an angel to provide water and comfort.
  • Bible Point: God is kind.
  • Summary Verse: “O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens” (Psalm 8:1).

Dig Deeper

  • You’ll Be Teaching: God is kind. Most schools teach core virtues like kindness, so kids are familiar with the admonition for them to be kind. But they may not have considered God’s Help them see this compassionate side of God!
  • Think About: Write three kind things God has done for you. Then thank him.

Dig In to Prayer

  • Ask God to show his kindness to kids through you each week you serve.

STORY: CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Songs:  Sing the three songs in any order!

  • “Good in Every Way” (watch or download here)
  • “No, Not One” (watch or download here)
  • “I’m Trusting You” (watch or download here

Discuss and Watch “Kindness in Utah”

            Say: We’re learning that God is kind. One way we often see God’s kindness is through people he puts in our lives.

            Ask: • Tell about a person you know who has shown you God’s kindness. Share your own example first.

            Say: Let’s see how a group of teenagers got to see God’s kindness in action—and be a part of showing God’s kindness to others.

        “Kindness in Utah” teaching video (watch or download here)

            Ask: • What were some of the kind things you noticed in this video?

  • Why do you think God often shows his kindness through people?

            Say: God is kind. In our Bible story, God showed his kindness to Hagar by sending an angel to comfort her and provide for her. Sometimes God shows his kindness by asking people to do things like that for each other! Just think, you could be a part of someone experiencing God’s kindness!

Life Application:

Sing About God’s Kindness

            Say: Today we learned that God is kind. He loves us and always cares for us in the ways we need. Let’s sing a song to remind us of God’s kindness. Lead kids in singing the following song to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.”

 

            My God is kind to me!

            My God is kind to me!

            When I’m sad, he listens well!

            My God is kind to me!

 

            My God is kind to me!

            My God is kind to me!

            He loves and cares for me and you!

            My God is kind to me!

 

            My God is kind to me!

            My God is kind to me!

            He helps me know what to do!

            My God is kind to me!

 

            My God is kind to me!

            My God is kind to me!

            He forgives me when I’m wrong.

            My God is kind to me!

            Repeat as time allows.

Pray

            Say: Wow! God is so kind! Let’s thank him for all the ways he is kind to us. Lead kids in a short prayer.