February 11, 2024

We are continuing our unit on the beginnings of the Church. The question for this unit is, “How does the Holy Spirit help Christians? The Holy Spirit comforts us, shows us our sin, and guides us as we live for God’s glory.”  Our memory verse for this unit is Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” Try memorizing the verse as a family. (Preschoolers will memorize the bolded portion.)

This week, we will be learning about how the disciples prayed together to replace Judas as we look at Acts 1. We will see that Matthias was chosen to join the apostles in sharing what they learned about Jesus. God calls us to join in this mission of sharing the gospel, working in community, and seeking Him in prayer. We have the same resources available today: prayer, biblical community, Scripture, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God is faithful to use us for His kingdom purposes just as He faithfully used the early church to complete the mission He gave them.

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.