October 18, 2018

Sunday, October 14th


Nursery (walkers + 2s & 3s) – The Jesus Storybook Bible

  • Lesson: The Girl No One Wanted
  • Scripture: The story of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah, from Genesis 29–30
  • Christ Connection: Leah’s son Judah would have children and they would have children and they would have children and one of those children’s children would be Jesus. God had chosen Leah’s family to be the family through whom he would rescue his people. God often chooses people we would not. God often sets his love on and does amazing things through people who are not loved, not wanted, not attractive, and not popular — just like Leah and just like Jesus.
  • A Verse from the Story to Learn at Home: Genesis 50:20 - You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.
  • Next Week: Joseph and his brothers, from Genesis 37–50


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Pre-K – 3rd- Dig In: Discipleship

  • Lesson: Moses Sees God’s Holiness
  • Scripture: Exodus 33–34
  • Main Point: God is special and he has the ability to change us.
  • Discussion: Moses experiences God in various ways. He meets with him in a tent, and God speaks with him face to face, like a friend. God’s presence passes by as Moses hides in a mountain crevice. God meets with Moses in a cloud on a mountain. Moses’ face becomes radiant, reflecting that he has spent time with God. God is special.
  • Christ Connection: God is so special that his glory is too much to understand. We might wish we could see him and feel him the way Moses did, but even Moses had limits in what he could experience about God. Being with God changed Moses from the inside out. People could see how God changed Moses, because Moses’ face glowed! Spending time with Jesus changes us today, too.
  • Next Week: God Makes the Sun Stand Still - Joshua 10:1-15


4th-5th– The Gospel Project for Preteens

  • Lesson: Isaac and Rebekah
  • Scripture: Genesis 24
  • Main Point: God gave Isaac a wife to keep His covenant with Abraham.
  • Christ Connection: God provided Rebekah as a wife for Isaac as part of His covenant to bless the whole world through Abraham’s family. One day, Jesus would be born into Abraham’s family as the promised Savior.
  • Questions:
    • How did the servant go about finding Isaac’s wife?
    • How does this story show God working out His plan?
    • Why should you pray if God already knows everything?
    • Have you ever noticed God answer a prayer in an unexpected way?
    • God provided a wife for Isaac. What does He provide for us?
    • Does God care about the small details of our lives?
    • How can knowing that God is powerful and in control help us to trust Him?
  • Next Week: God’s Promise to Isaac - Genesis 25–26
Jennifer Welch

About the Author

Jennifer Welch

Jennifer Welch is a City Youth coordinator. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in youth development and then worked on staff for Young Life in Jasper, Georgia. Jennifer most recently served as the children's coordinator at City Church for three years as she pursed her degree in counseling. Jennifer is now working as a licensed professional counselor intern. 

Contact jennifer@citychurch.org