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PRESCHOOL AUGUST SERIES

 

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Hello, First Look Friends!

 

It’s time for a favorite of preschoolers and their leaders! It’s Super Kids month! All kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.

 

We want our preschoolers to know that when they know God is always with them, they can be super! This month, our preschoolers will learn that we can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way.  Yes, super – the kind of super that really matters – comes from God, and it’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do.

Please be sure to hop over to the First Look Blog and read the post “Curriculum Changes :: August 2017” to familiarize yourself with everything new!

 

 

 

 

 

 Memory Verse 

 

“You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 SAMUEL 7:23, NIRV

 

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PARENT CUE WEEK 1 AUGUST 6TH

 

We will start our discussion of our Wonderful World in week one with the land and the plants. God made the land and all the amazing things that grow in it. Children will have an opportunity to dig in the dirt and look at flowers. Investigating with all five of their senses helps preschoolers learn! Our story focus is God made the land and plants, and they are wonderful. The children will hear (some for the first time) that God made the very land they are standing on! God made every food that they eat and every flower that they see. Everywhere they look, they can see something that God made.

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 2 AUGUST 13TH

 

Not only did God make the land and plants, but He made the water and the sky too! In week two, preschoolers will have opportunities to investigate water and talk about the seasons that are determined by the sun in the sky. This week’s story focus is God made the water and sky, and they are wonderful. Every preschooler loves to play in water, but it may come as a surprise to them that God made all that water they love so much. This is also a great opportunity to introduce the concept that the sun is a star too and that it’s so close to us that it determines our seasons. How awesome is God that He gave us the sun, the moon and the stars!?

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 3 AUGUST 20TH

 

Week three is every preschooler’s favorite one. It’s time to talk about animals. They will have an awesome time mooing and quacking and oinking all while they learn about the amazing animals God made. The story focus this week is God made the animals, and they are wonderful. God made each and every animal unique and gave it certain characteristics to help it live. Giraffes have longs necks so they can eat the leaves in the trees. Elephants have amazing noses to help them do a variety of things. Help your preschoolers see the wonder of God’s creation as you share about the amazing animals He made.

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 4 AUGUST 27TH

 

In our final week of the month, we celebrate you and you and you. God made people! Isn’t that awesome? We’ll spend time looking in mirrors and talking about what makes each one of us different from the other. We’ll hop on the feet God gave us and clap the hands He created. This is an incredible week where we look each child in the eye and say, “God made YOU!”

The story focus for week four is God made people, and they are wonderful. People truly are God’s most wonderful creation. they were made to be in relationship with Him and given special qualities no other creation was given. We are able to love and care for one another. We are able to share God’s love with others. We are special because God made us that way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELEMENTARY SEPTEMBER SERIES 

 

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God is the all-powerful, Creator of the universe. There is no one else who has the position or power of God. We can’t help but respond to Him with respect. 

When it comes to people, everyone is important for two reasons: God made them in His image and Jesus died for them. That’s why respect is also a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God.

 

 

PARENT CUE FOR PRETEEN

 

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AUGUST 6TH GOD TIME WEEK 1

 

WEEK 1 We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant.

Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world.

 

AUGUST 13TH GOD TIME WEEK 2

 

 

WEEK 2 In James 2:1-4, 8-9, we discover that people in the early church struggled with how to resect people who were different from them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.

 

AUGUST 20TH GOD TIME WEEK 3

 

WEEK 3 In Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul writes about God’s clear instruction to honor our parents. But he wasn’t the first one in the Bible to say this. Moses said this way back in Deuteronomy 5:16 when God’s people were entering the promised land. Honoring one’s parents is foundational to showing respect to God.  

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect your parents. Showing respect to our parents can be difficult, but it is something God wants us to do. Since God put us in our families, we pray that our kids will start to understand how respecting their parents is related to how they can show respect to God. And He can help us respect them even when it’s difficult.

 

AUGUST 27TH GOD TIME WEEK 4

 

WEEK 4 Lastly, we head to 1 Samuel 24 and find David running away from King Saul. Yet, when David had a clean shot at taking out Saul, he decided to respect the position God gave King Saul. David took the high-road and let God take care of the situation between them.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge. We can’t only respect people in charge because they have earned our respect. We should show them respect because God made them and God gave them their authority.  

 

 

 

 PRESCHOOL SEPTEMBER SERIES

 

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Hello, First Look Friends!

 

It’s time for a favorite of preschoolers and their leaders! It’s Super Kids month! All kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.

 

We want our preschoolers to know that when they know God is always with them, they can be super! This month, our preschoolers will learn that we can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way.  Yes, super – the kind of super that really matters – comes from God, and it’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do.

Please be sure to hop over to the First Look Blog and read the post “Curriculum Changes :: August 2017” to familiarize yourself with everything new!

 

 

 

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 1 SEPTEMBER 3RD

 

We will start our Super Kid month with the story of Elijah and the fire. The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be brave.” The children will hear how Elijah trusted God to be with him as he challenged those who worshiped the fake god Baal. He was brave as he stood up to the king who worshiped an idol rather than the one true God.

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 2 SEPTEMBER 10TH

 

Then, the children will meet one of the strongest women in the Bible, Esther. The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be strong.” We’re not talking about the normal super power strong, we’re talking about the strength that only God can supply. Esther used this strength to save her people.

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 3 SEPTEMBER 17TH

 

In week three, preschoolers will meet another woman from the Bible, Rahab and learn how her trusting God kept two spies safe. The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be courageous.”Because God was with her, Rahab had the courage to keep Joshua’s spies safe and therefore saved her family from harm.

 

PARENT CUE WEEK 4 SEPTEMBER 24TH

 

We’ll finish the month with the story of Joshua and how he knocked down a city wall by just walking around it! The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be wise.” God told Joshua to lead his men to walk around the city of Jericho’s wall without weapons, just trumpets. That must of sounded pretty unusual to Joshua, but he was wise and trusted God and did what God said. This story is a favorite of preschoolers everywhere.

We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that God will use them to do super things when they trust that He is ways with them and do things His way. THAT is what makes a super kid…well…super!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELEMENTARY SEPTEMBER SERIES

 

God desires a relationship with us. That’s why He created us in the first place. When we sinned and broke that relationship, God continued to pursue us. God sacrificed His only Son to make it possible for us to have a relationship with Him again.     

  

 

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Jesus demonstrated friendship in the most generous way possible. He showed us the greatest love when He laid down His life for His friends. He went to the cross, not on principle or for a cause, but because of love and wanting to be with us forever. 

Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.  

 

 

 

 PARENT CUE FOR K - 2ND

 

 

 

PARENT CUE FOR PRETEEN

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 3RD GOD TIME WEEK 1

 

WEEK 1 Key Question: What makes someone a good friend? At this phase in their life, kids are starting to experience the ups and downs of friendship. That’s why we start with a foundational question to help them wrestle with what God says about having strong friendships with others. If they can recognize the qualities God desires for friendship, they’ll not only choose friends who exhibit those, but hopefully will put them into practice for themselves.

We start the month with something Jesus said in John 13:34, I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you, (NIrV). Along with that, we’ll take a look at one of the most famous friendships in the entire Bible: David and Jonathan. These guys went through a lot together. From making a promise to help each other to escaping the dangers of Jonathan’s own father, King Saul, they showed us exactly what it meant for friends to love each other.

Bottom Line: Friends love one another. Loving our friends often means putting aside what we want to give our friends what they need. We pray that kids will learn how they can show love to their friends in everyday situations at home and school.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 10TH GOD TIME WEEK 2

 

WEEK 2 Key Question: What does it mean to accept a friend? Even kids will tell you that some people are easier to get along with than others. But just because we get along with some people better than others, doesn’t mean we ignore them or treat them poorly. We’ll help kids figure out how they can be friendly and accept others in a way that honors God.   

In Romans 15:7, Paul writes, Christ has accepted you. So accept one another in order to bring praise to God, (NIrV). We see this played out perfectly through Paul and Barnabus. Paul had a terrible reputation, one that was well deserved. But after his encounter with Jesus, Paul changed. Barnabus believed that about Paul, accepted him, and stood up for him as he introduced Paul to the rest of the apostles.

Bottom Line: Friends accept one another. We pray that kids start to realize that regardless of how people dress, what they own, or are able to do, we are called to accept them and show them how much God loves them with our friendship.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH GOD TIME WEEK 3

 

WEEK 3 Key Question: When a friend hurts you, how do you respond? When kids are tweenagers, it doesn’t take long for best friends to become worst enemies. We hope to guide them through figuring out strategies for how they can respond when they get hurt by a friend. It’s inevitable that friends will get into an argument, but when kids are equipped with how to respond, forgiveness might be an easier option for building bridges in the broken relationship.

In Colossians 3:13, Paul writes, Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you, (NIrV). Towards the end of the book of John we see through Jesus and Peter. After denying Jesus three times, Peter was feeling guilty and ashamed. But Jesus still had plans for Peter. Jesus forgave Peter and restored the broken friendship. And when we put our faith in Jesus, Jesus offers that same forgiveness to us. In turn, we can offer forgiveness to others.

Bottom Line: Friends forgive one another. While it’s true that people will do things that hurt us, we need to be willing to let it go and forgive because God forgave us first.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH GOD TIME WEEK 4

 

WEEK 4 Key Question: How can you be a friend this week? At some point in a person’s life, he or she is going to need someone they can trust to help them through it. Kids know what’s happening in their friends’ lives. However, they don’t always know how to help. Through the discussion this week, we hope to help kids come up with simple ideas they can put into practice to encourage those friends no matter what they’re going through.

We close out the month with something Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, So encourage each other with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that is what you are doing, (NIrV). When Job experienced trial after trial, his friends decided to help. They didn’t bring meals or tell jokes. Rather, they came along side and grieved with Job. Now, we find out they didn’t always get it right, but for that first week, they let Job know that they were there for him.  

Bottom Line: Friends encourage one another. Kids might not always know what to say or do when it comes to helping cheer up their friends. We pray they discover that they can encourage each other even if it simply means being a shoulder to lean on.

 

 

 

  

For more tools to help you teach at home, visit: ParentCue.org:  A community of parents striving to make the most of the time we have with your kids. Parent Cue App: Centered on a monthly topic, this app sends weekly Cues that remind us to connect with our kids whether at home or on the go Studio252.tv: A family website that helps us make the most of everyday moments at home to build a spiritual legacy in our family

 


 

 
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McKinney, TX 75071


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