What We Did on October 3/4, 2010

Critter Cove and Short Boarders
(Birth - Kindergarten)

Elijah and the fire • 1 Kings 18:1-39
Elijah challenges King Ahab to a test to see whose God is real. They both build altars and pray for fire to come from heaven. God proves He is the one true God and all of the people worship Him.

Pretend to be a superhero at home with your child. Make a cape for both of you from a blanket, pillowcase or beach towel. Fly around doing heroic actions like saving the teddy bears and protecting your house from danger. Your child’s imagination will have plenty of ideas! Encourage your child to wear his cape all month as he looks for ways he can be a real superhero. Can he lift bags at the grocery store? Can he tell the truth? Can he be brave at the doctor’s office? With God’s help he can!

Click here for more resources to help you help your child with this week's lesson.

Beach House
(Grades 1 - 6)

Do you know anyone who lives in his own little world? Never seems to notice what’s going on around her? Can step right over something that needs to be picked up, without even noticing it? Maybe we’ve all had moments like these, but living that way can cause problems. That’s where some initiative comes in. (1) Initiative is SEEING what needs to be done and doing it. (2) God, the Creator of all virtues, exhibits initiative all the time. Creation is an obvious example, but His initiative is ongoing, even when it’s not immediately apparent. (3) God wants us to have initiative, too. Case in point: Nehemiah. Nehemiah’s life story is chock full of initiative. As soon as he heard the distressing news about the situation of the people living in Jerusalem, he SAW (in his mind’s eye) the trouble they were in, and (after much prayer) he decided to do something about it. But it all began with SEEING. So this week, focus on helping kids discover that when there’s a job to be done, first you have to SEE it. (4) God can help them use their eyes to make a difference.

Click here for more resources to help you help your child with this week's lesson.