July 4, 2021
In Preschool, we are in the Old Testament this week as we look at the story of Noah and the flood in Genesis 6-8. God saw how much the world was wicked and had chosen evil things. Genesis 6:6 (ICB) says, “The Lord was sorry he had made human beings on the earth. His heart was filled with pain.” It must have been a lot of pain for God to destroy his creation. But God saw Noah was following Him and used Noah to start again. As you share this story with your children, help them to remember that God put a rainbow in the sky to remind us that He would never flood the whole earth again. So, whenever we see a rainbow, we can remember that God always, always, always keeps His promises and say a prayer of thanks! Click on the Preschool Link below and learn with your kids!
In Elementary, we are continuing our study of the life of Paul. Our story this week is about Paul and Barnabas’ meeting with the church leaders after their missionary journey. There were some questions about whether the Gentile believers were truly saved since they did not obey the law of Moses. The church leaders met in Jerusalem to answer a tough question: Can a person be saved by faith alone or was something more needed? The early church agreed that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, He alone is all we need to be saved. As you share this story with your children, emphasize with them that while the Bible does give us plenty of instruction for how to live, sinners are made right with God only by the grace of Jesus. Salvation is a gift. To receive this gift, Jesus is all we need. What an amazing gift! Follow the Elementary Link below for more information about our lesson and activities to do with your children.