August 20, 2023
We are concluding our unit on how some people rejected Jesus. The question for this unit is, “Why do people reject Jesus? People reject Jesus because all people are born with a sin nature and want to please themselves rather than obey God.” Our memory verse for this unit is Isaiah 53:3 (NIV), “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.” Try memorizing the verse as a family. (Preschoolers will memorize the bolded portion.)
This week we are in Ephesians 6 as we talk about the world’s opposition to God. We will see that “Paul told believers to be ready to fight a spiritual battle every day. People and powers who are against God will be against us too. But Jesus died and rose from the dead. He had victory over evil. We can fight the battle against evil, knowing Jesus already won the war.” God gave us the right supplies to fight – the Armor of God. It will make all the difference if we wear it!
Check out the Learn More At Home button for discussion questions and activities you can do to reinforce learning and application at home. There is also a QR code that leads to Preschool and Elementary videos of the Bible story.
SAVE THE DATE! Vacation Bible School (VBS) is August 21-24 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. More details and registration for children and volunteers are available HERE!
Summer Sundays (July 2-September 10) are here! We are gathering at 10:00 AM. Learn more here! PLEASE NOTE: We will not be gathering at Westminster next Sunday, August 27. We will be at Downtown Bellevue Park for Celebration in the Park. Pastor Ryan and Elliot will be leading us. Services begin at 9:45 AM. Hope to see you there!