Children's Ministry Updates

Children's Ministry Coordinators: Tammy Blackburn, Sherry Blackburn, Becky Russell

You will find updated information and things you or your child and your family can do during this unusual time.  We are missing everyone and pray we can get back together again soon!  

Here is our weekly video for the kids!  For children to earn bible bucks, you can go to our church Facebook page and post a picture as described in the video!

With lesson plans from school and all the great educational info out there we can’t forget this is a great time to teach our children about the steadfastness of God’s Word and open the Word of God and see the promises God gives us to get through these times!!

Our girls have been studying about "The Lies Girls Believe" and sticky feelings.  Just a reminder girls, to read God's work and trust His promises.  

20 VERSES in 2020 - A Kids 4 Truth Challenge for Families  

Get in God's Word Together while spending time together at home! 

https://youtu.be/8FhCkP-5-ew

Twenty Verses in 2020: Verse 1 |

Devotion 1 – Romans 5:8 & 6:23

John Majors

John Majors

4 min. read

Introduction

20 Verses in 2020: Verse 1! We want to help your family easily memorize 20 verses this year! We are giving you 20 songs, videos and devotions to do with your family. (Get all the details here!) This week we are starting with a double hitter- Romans 5:8 & 6:23. Enjoy!

Devotion

He was the most wanted man in the country. He had escaped prison, snuck on a train, and was now wandering the countryside in search of a place to hide and find help. The local government made it the highest priority to find him. He was a dangerous criminal on the loose. Signs were posted: “Wanted, dead or alive.” Was there a safe house to be found? After days of hiding out, with very little rest, food, or water, he was at the end of his rope. He sat down and prayed long and earnestly about what to do. He decided to walk to the nearest house, knock, and accept whatever fate fell before him. If they were friendly, it likely meant rescue. If foe; then death. He lifted a heavy foot up the front steps, then another. A set of sweaty knuckles rasped against the door. It was the middle of the night. Would anyone respond? A few moments later he heard someone stirring. “What do you want?” “I’m in need of help.” Silence. Then more stirring. The door pulled open, he was invited inside. He sat at a table and then the man laid a gun down between them. “I think you better tell me the real reason you are here.”

“I am Winston Churchill. I was taken as a prisoner of war and have escaped. Will you help me?”

Winston Churchill would eventually become one of the most famous men in the world after leading Great Britain through World War II as Prime Minister. But now he was a young British officer and a war correspondent serving in South Africa. He was taken captive during a battle and was able to escape, but knew that re-capture meant certain death. He had laid his cards on the table, how would the man respond?

The man stood with gun in hand, walked over, reached toward Winston, shook his hand, and said, “Thank God you knocked on my door. It’s the only house for twenty miles where you would not have been handed over.” Winston, though in enemy territory, and in their eyes deserving of death, found life through the hand of a friend.

Romans 6:23 says, “for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We deserve death as a result of our rebellion and sin that separates us from God, but Jesus came to rescue us from this sin. He did this by giving up his own life. By dying for us. “God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8). 

Question

This man risked his life to save Winston in a hostile country. When was a time someone showed you kindness when you needed it and least expected it?

Prayer

Dear Jesus, we give you thanks for caring for us and rescuing us when we didn’t deserve such love.  Thank you for the gift of eternal life. Please help us to trust you and to look to you to find our ultimate hope and purpose in life. Help us also to extend that same kindness to others, even those whom we might think deserve our wrath.

Here is a  song to learn the scripture:

Twenty Verses in 2020: Verse 2 | Devotion 1 – Colossians 1:16-17

John Majors

John Majors

3 min. read

Devotion

A young boy and his family took a trip to the Grand Canyon for the first time. As they entered the parking lot, he couldn’t see much of anything other than trees, bushes, and cars. They parked and walked closer to the canyon, but a crowd was still blocking his view. Finally he wriggled through the legs of fellow travelers, and all of the sudden, there it was, endlessly spread before him in every possible direction. The size was so overwhelming that his eyes felt confused and restless, searching for a way to take it all in, bouncing from one spot to another trying to find one point of focus, like a wobbly kitten chasing a ball that keeps barely escaping capture.

Yet in the midst of feeling so overwhelmed – so small – so insignificant in comparison to what was before him, a strange thing happened. He also felt a huge wave of comfort, joy, and abiding peace. How is it that these two opposite emotions could be present in his mind and heart at the same time?

The young boy was overwhelmed not only by the Grand Canyon, but by the one who created the Grand Canyon. Colossians 1:16 says, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him.” The ‘him’ in this verse refers to Jesus. And while that young boy stood on the canyon rim, he was reminded of the amazing power of his creator. The same God who created not only the canyon, but all things, is also in control of everything and can be trusted in all things. That is one of the most comforting thoughts a person can have.

Question

Share a time with your family when you felt overwhelmed by creation (sunset, mountains, powerful storm, top of skyscraper, etc.). What were some of the things you felt at that time?

How long would it take to count the stars in the milky way if we were able to do so?  Watch the following vidow and find out! 

Prayer

Jesus, help us to pause and be overwhelmed by your creation on a regular basis. And when we are overwhelmed, help us to think about your amazing power and goodness. Help us to trust you more with the challenges of life as we come to understand and be reminded of your unlimited power.

 

KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION EACH WEEK!  PRAYING FOR YOU ALL AND LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING TOGETHER FACE TO FACE AGAIN! 

 

 

 
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