Praises of God’s People

Life Kids This Week

Week of January 8, 2017

Dear Parents,

This week we will look at a few psalms to see how people wrote the Book of Psalms, or songs, to God to worship Him and praise Him for who He is. Some of the psalms celebrate God’s goodness. Some of the psalms are requests by God’s people for God to provide and protect them. Still other psalms express the people’s awareness of their sin or ask God why He does what He does.

In the Old Testament, whenever God’s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did when He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus meets our greatest need by providing salvation from sin so we can be forgiven and have eternal life.

Help your kids understand that God delights in hearing from us. Encourage them to be real with God in how they talk with Him and to share their joys, sorrows, and questions with Him. Remind them that God hears their prayers and that God has already given our greatest need—Jesus.


Family Talking Points

Toddlers

  • God is Good.
  • People wrote songs to worship God.
  • We read the psalms in the Bible.
  • Some psalms told about God’s plan to send Jesus.

Preschool

  • Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is good.
  • People wrote songs to praise God.

Kids

  • Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.
  • People wrote songs to praise God because of who He is.

Unit Key Passage

“For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” – Psalm 100:5


Next Week

Elijah Confronted Evil Ahab (1 Kings 18)


Reminders

January Birthdays are being celebrated on Sunday, January 22nd!

5 Scriptures for Life – We’ve started memorizing our scriptures! 1 John 4:7 is due Jan 14/15. Grab a card from The Well or your greeter. Completed cards gets you into the Real Love Lunch Sunday February 12th!

Web

White Socks Drive for the Homeless – bring in White Socks to donate to the Homeless Ministry in the month of January

white-socks-drive

BGMC this week girls $11.66  Boys$25… Still racing to prize at the $500 mark


Seen & Heard

Holy Spirit moment in k-5 class. Learning about The Praises of God’s People out of the book of Psalms. Kids started chiming in with their own descriptions of God: GOOD, GREAT, POWERFUL, SOVEREIGN, PERFECT, CREATIVE, COLORFUL, AMAZING, FUN, WONDERFUL. They are getting Him!!

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