September 14, 2018

Sunday, September 9th



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

  • Lesson: The Terrible Lie
  • Scripture: Adam and Eve lose everything, from Genesis 3
  • Main Point: Even though we do not love God or his creation the way we should, even though we sin and make ourselves and others sad and lonely and sick and afraid, and even though we have broken our relationship with God, God still loves us with a ‘never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.’
  • Christ Connection: God makes a promise to Adam and Eve. God promises he will battle the snake, and get rid of sin, and his people will never be sad or lonely or sick or afraid ever again. God will mend our relationship with him, so that we can be with him forever. How does God do that? How does God solve the problem of sin? Correct, by sending Jesus.
  • A Verse from the Story to Learn at Home: Genesis 6:5 - The Lord saw that the human heart was only evil. 
  • Next Week: A New Beginning – Noah’s Ark, from Genesis 6-9

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Pre-K – 3rd | Dig In: Discipleship

  • Lesson: Abram Gives Lot the Best Land
  • Scripture: Genesis 13
  • Main Point: Abram is Lot’s uncle, and the two live and travel together. But because God has given them so many animals, they need to split up. Abram lets Lot choose which land he wants, and Lot chooses the side that looks better. God is giving, and Abram reflected God’s giving heart by letting Lot have the better land.
  • Christ Connection: God promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people from their sins.
  • Discussion: God is giving. Kids will readily identify with this story, but on a smaller scale. They’ve likely had instances of breaking a cookie in half or cutting a piece of cake to share and wanting the bigger piece. Help kids see how Abram gave out of gratitude for all God had given him and trusted that God would continue to provide. Inspire kids to do the same…even if it means choosing the smaller half of a yummy dessert.
  • Next Week: God is I AM – Exodus 3:1-4:17


4th - 5th | The Gospel Project for Preteens

  • Lesson: Noah and the Ark
  • Scripture: Genesis 6-9
  • Main Point:God punished sin but chose to rescue Noah and his family.
  • Christ Connection: God rescued Noah and his family from the flood. The story of Noah points ahead to a greater rescue. God’s Son, Jesus—the only perfectly righteous One—came to take the punishment for our sin. By trusting in Him, we are saved from the punishment our sin deserves.
  • Questions:
    • What does this story teach us about God?
    • Why did God rescue Noah and his family?
    • How did God provide the payment for sin??
    • Why does God have to punish sin? How is God both loving and just?
    • Why do you think God punished sin?
    • What was God’s greater plan to deal with sin?
    • Where do you see God’s mercy in this Bible story? Where do you see God’s mercy today?
  •  Next Week: The Tower of Babel – Genesis 11
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.