JUNE 18 – MIDWEEK LESSON

LESSON: GIFTS FROM GOD//GOD GIVES US JESUS//Preschool

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: GIFTS FROM GOD//GOD GIVES US JESUS//Preschool

Jesus is God’s most precious gift! Jesus came to earth to be with us, teach us, save us, and give us a way to know God in a personal way.

MEMORY VERSE: (3 minutes)

“God loved the world so much that he gave His one and only Son.” John 3:16

Jesus is a gift from God. God must love us very much to give His only son.

Parent/Child Activity: (7 Minutes)

*Explain to your children that Jesus is a gift from God. God must love us very much to give His only son.

  1. What did God love so much? (The world.)
  2. Because God loved the world so much, who did He give? (His Son.)
  3. Who is the one and only Son of God? (Jesus.)

Fun Activity: (10 Minutes)

What is Jesus Doing? (coloring page)

INTRODUCTION:

We know that God loves us very much. We can see His love in many different ways, like through our friends, our family, and all the blessings we have. However, God not only gives us people and things to enjoy. The Bible says that He showed His great love for us by sending His one and only Son into the World, so we could receive life through Him. (1John 4:9)

Who is God’s Son? (Jesus)

READ: John 14:6-11 (Jesus is the way to the Father)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. No one can come to the Father except through who? (Jesus.)
  2. Jesus said that if we really know Him, we would also know who? (The Father.)
  3. Who did Philip want to see? (The Father.)
  4. Jesus said that anyone who has seen Him has seen who? (The Father.)
  5. Does the Father live in Jesus? (Yes.)
  6. When we really get to know Jesus, who will we also get to know? (The Father.)
  7. What are some things Jesus did to show us that the Father lives in Him? (Miracles.)

APPLICATION:

We learned about another gift from God – Jesus. Not only did God give us friends and the Bible, He gave us His very own Son to be with us and teach us. The gift of Jesus is extra special because through Him, we can know God in a personal way. Jesus gave up His life so we could be saved and someday we will be with Him in Heaven.        (John 14:6-11)

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for loving me so much and for sending Your Son. Help me to remember how Jesus died on the cross to save me from my sin. Help me share Your love with those around me. Amen.

LESSON: THE LORD’S PRAYER//BELIEVE AND DON’T DOUBT//Elementary

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: THE LORD’S PRAYER//BELIEVE AND DON’T DOUBT//Elementary

MEMORY VERSE:

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

Parent/Child Activity:

Complete the Pray and Believe page. You can color it or make it a mosaic.

INTRODUCTION:

We have been learning how to pray like Jesus and follow the example prayer:         (“The Lord’s Prayer”) He taught to the disciples. It’s important to be respectful,  pray for the right reasons, and recognize God’s holiness. But how does belief affect our prayers? We will learn the importance of believing that God will answer our prayers and discuss some warnings the Bible gives us for unbelief.

READ: Luke 11:1-4, Mark 11:22-25, James 1:5-8 (Believe God answers prayers.)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What does Jesus ask for in His prayer? (For daily food/provisions, forgiveness, and help with temptation.)
  2. Does God know we already need these things? (Yes)
  3. Then why does the Bible tell us to make requests to Him? (Because requests reflect a humble heart that acknowledges God’s power and ability to provide.)
  4. What happens when we believe God will answer our prayers? (It will happen!)
  5. If we truly believe God will answer our prayers, then what else must we do? (Be forgiving toward others.)
  6. What happens if we doubt? (Then we become unstable and shouldn’t expect God to answer the way we desire.)
  7. Does believing God will answer our prayers mean we will always get what we ask for? Why or why not? (No, because sometimes we ask for things that aren’t within His plan for us, even though we believe.)
  8. Then why is belief important? (Because it readies our hearts to receive what God has for us and shows God that we know He can do anything.)

CONCLUSION:

Believing God will answer our requests is a very important part of prayer! Truly believing God doesn’t mean we give up when He does’t answer our prayers the way we like – it means trusting that His plan is perfect. And because we know God is perfect and holy, our belief that He has the power to do anything shows Him that we love and trust Him.

APPLICATION:

God answers our prayers with a Yes, No, or Later. Why do you think God says, “No” or “Later” sometimes? Even if we believe! (because He has something better planned, His perfect will desires something different to happen, or He wants us to learn something new about Him.) It is loving when God answers our prayers even when the answers don’t make sense to us. We need to keep believing that He has a wonderful plan in store for us because He sent Jesus to die for our sins!

PRAYER: Thank you God, for answering our prayers! Help us believe and not doubt when we Pray. Thank You for Jesus’ example and for His sacrifice. Amen.