Lesson for May 31

Hey everybody! The weather is looking beautiful today; I hope everyone has enjoyed their Pentecost Sunday! Summer is poking it’s head around the corner and I hope all of you are safe, happy, and healthy! Here is our devo for today! – Ally

Psalm 23: Green Meadows
Key Verse(s): Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 23:2-3

Opening: Over the next few weeks, we are going to talk about Psalm 23. This is the most quoted Psalm in the New Testament! Today, we are going to talk about how God helps us find rest in green meadows and by peaceful streams! In general, this Psalm talks about how God guides us and provides for us!

Ask your kid(s): “What do you have to do before you go to bed every night?”
Say: “We always have not so fun things to do before we go to bed, like brushing our teeth and putting on pajamas, but it’s nice to have different things that help us relax before bed
Ask your kid(s): “Do you do anything to relax before you go to bed?”
Say: “It’s always nice to do relaxing things before we go to bed. The Bible says that God helps us find rest from our heavy burdens! Right now, we are going to talk about how God leads us to rest and gives us peace, even when we are going through troubles!

Core Bible:

Read: Matthew 11:28-30
Say: “God gives us rest. We can take our burdens to Him and exchange them for things God has for us that are light and easy to carry. Jesus talked about taking up His yoke; a yoke is something that is put on animals to help them pull heavy loads. But Jesus invites us to trade our heavy yokes for His light one.
Ask: “Is there a burden that you have on right now? What is it?”
Read: Psalm 23:2-3
Say: “If you remember from last week, God promises to lift those burdens off our shoulders and allow us to rest in green meadows!”
Final point: God guides us through our everyday lives and He promises to give us rest.. He promises that He will always protect us, care for us, and love us. Even when evil coyotes and wolves come around, He promises to protect us from evil in this world.

Main Series Point: God will always take care of me!

Lesson for May 10:

hey everybody! happy mother’s day to all the moms out there! we still have a devotional to throw out for the kiddos! have a great day! – Ally

The Armor of God: Sword of The Spirit
Key Verse(s): Luke 4:1-13

Opening: Today we’re going to continue learning about the ARMOR OF GOD. In battles, soldiers wear armor to protect themselves. We’re not in a war against people, but the Bible says we’re in a war against unseen powers of evil! But don’t worry, we’re on the winning side: God’s side! We talked about the Helmet of Salvation last week, but today we are going to talk about the Sword of The Spirit! This sword reminds us that we can fight with the Holy Spirit in us!

Ask your kid(s) about one of the best books that they have ever read and share about your own!
Say: “Reading books is fun, but there is one book that is set apart from the rest! That’s the Bible! No other book is like a sword! This is the last piece of armor that we are going to learn about in this series!”
Ask your kid(s) to recall a time when they really, really wanted something.
Say: “It stinks when you don’t always get what you want. There are good things that we could each want, and there are bad things. When we want to do bad things, that is called a temptation. Being tempted is not sinful, that is human nature. BUT acting out those temptations is when sin comes in. Right now, we are going to talk about a time when Jesus was tempted by Satan!

Core Bible: Luke 4:1-13

Say: “Today, we are learning about how Jesus used the sword of the Spirit in order to fight being tempted in the desert by Satan!”
Read: Luke 4:1-13
Say: “Jesus was perfect, He never sinned once in His life! He was human, just like us!”
Say: “We’re all human, so we will sin! BUT, we have the same power to fight temptation as Jesus did!
Ask: “What did Jesus do every time the Devil tried to tempt him?”
Say: “Jesus quoted scripture (HIS SWORD) every single time the Devil tried to tempt Him! We can do this to when we study our Bible’s!”
Final point: We fight evil with our sword of the Spirit! No matter who you are or what you have done, Jesus doesn’t care! He wants you to come to Him!

Main Series Point: There’s a big battle going on between Christians and evil! BUT! We are on the winning side!

Good Friday Message from Ally

Palm Sunday, April 5: Here is a great Palm Sunday message from our Children’s Ministry Director, Ally, and her assistant, Lindsey.

IMPACT KIDS Lesson for March 29: The Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness

Hey everyone! Ally here! This is the lesson for (the week of) 3/29/2020! I’m so excited to see all of you again, super soon! Until then, keep following the Armor of God series that I have been posting with your kids!

(There is a video of the craft if you need extra instructions! ❤️)

The Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness
Key Verse(s): Matthew 23:5, 15, and 25-31.

Opening: Today we’re going to start learning about the ARMOR OF GOD. In battles, soldiers wear armor to protect themselves. We’re not in a war against people, but the Bible says we’re in a war against unseen powers of evil! But don’t worry, we’re on the winning side: God’s side! We talked about the Belt of Truth last week, but today we are going to talk about the Breastplate of Righteousness. A breastplate goes on like a shirt!

Ask your kid(s) if there was ever a movie they saw that they thought would be REALLY GOOD, but wasn’t!

Say: In today’s Bible story, we’ll find out about people who looked really good, but on the inside, it turned out their hearts were more focused on themselves than on God.

Core Bible: Ephesians 6:10-17

Ask: “What is something that you should never do at church?”

Ask this Follow-Up Question: “If someone doesn’t do the bad thing in church, but does it outside of church, are they still righteous?”

Say: “A lot of people change their behavior when they get to church, but we need to get to the heart of what righteousness is. There were some guys in the Bible that acted righteous, they were called the Pharisees and they were the religious leaders at the time.”

Say: “They gave money to the church, they wore Bible verses on their arms, and they followed the rules!”

Read Matthew 23:5, Matthew 23:15, Matthew 23:25-31.

Ask your kids(s): “Why do you think Jesus said these things about the Pharisees?”

Say: “Jesus knew their hearts, just like he knows ours! So, he knew that the “righteous things” the Pharisees were doing were all to show off, not because they actually loved God!”

Final point: To wear a Breastplate of Righteousness is to honor God no matter where you are, not just on the outside, but on the inside.”

Main Series Point: There’s a big battle going on between Christians and evil! BUT! We are on the winning side!

Craft: Spell out the word “Righteous” with household objects!

IMPACT KIDS Lesson for March 22: The Armor of God: Belt of Truth

Key Verse(s): Ephesians 6:10-17

Opening: Today we’re going to start learning about the ARMOR OF GOD. In battles, soldiers wear armor to protect themselves. We’re not in a war against people, but the Bible says we’re in a war against unseen powers of evil! But don’t worry, we’re on the winning side: God’s side! And we have his special armor to put on, including the belt of truth.

Ask your kid(s) who they think would win in a fight: 10 horses the size of ducks, or 1 duck the size of a horse.

Explain that there is an even greater battle than the one between horses and ducks; It’s between Christians and evil! BUT! We are on the winning side!

Core Bible: Ephesians 6:10-17

Say: “The armor of God talks about a soldier’s armor as an example of the kinds of things we need to do to stand strong for God.”

Read Ephesians 6:10-12

Ask your kids(s): “How do you feel that we are fighting against the unseen?”

Say: “It sounds scary, but remember, we are on the winning side. God has given us the Belt of Truth.”
Read Ephesians 6:14.

“To wear a belt of truth means to fight evil with truth. Truth comes from the Bible. Jesus is the ultimate truth!”

Craft: Create your own Armor of God!

Draw a stick figure representing yourself/child on a paper plate as a template. Protect the figure with the Armor of God piece by piece with household items and snacks! You can use any foods or household items you have on hand to create the different pieces of Armor.

Here are the pieces of Armor you’ll need to find an item to represent:

1. Torso – Breastplate of Righteousness
examples: cracker, piece of bell pepper, strawberry, cookie

2. Waist – Belt of Truth
examples: licorice, strip of cucumber, dry pasta, fruit by the foot

3. Head – Helmet of Salvation
examples: scoops tortilla chip, pretzel, cracker, round cucumber slice

4. First Arm – Shield of Faith
examples: Pringle/potato chip, carrot disc, marshmallow

5. Second Arm – Sword of the Spirit
examples: string cheese, pretzel rod, celery stick, dry spaghetti

5. Feet/Shoes – Gospel of Peace
examples: peanuts, clementine segments, cheese puffs, fruit snacks

We miss you kiddos so much and we hope this craft help you feel safe and close to God!

We will see you soon!

Love,
Miss Ally and Miss Lindsey ❤️

SUNDAY AT 10:30 A.M.

IMPACT Kids Sunday Class is for children grades K-5th. Our ministry focus is on Jesus. Children are encouraged to practice kindness in their every day lives through the Biblical teachings of Jesus and his disciples. 

Our job is to prepare your children’s  hearts and minds so that faith can grow, and a true relationship with Jesus can happen. We are here to partner with you to create lifelong disciples of Jesus. 

We stand up for Jesus and know that God’s word changes lives. We thank God for his gifts and we always put God first. 

Your children are welcome here. We strive to maintain a nurturing and energetic classroom that caters to all ages. We supply your children with ideas and action through games, crafts, songs and bible stories. 

If you’re curious or want to know more about IMPACT KIDS, please contact our Director, Ally: kids@drumc.org 

Where are we located?

Downriver Church
14400 Beech Daly
Taylor, Michigan 48180

734-442-6100

office@drumc.org

 

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Grow with God.     Serve the World.   Invite Others. 

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