What We Did on October 9/10, 2010

Critter Cove and Short Boarders

(Birth - Kindergarten)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3:10-30)

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego will not bow down and worship the king’s idol. They are thrown into a fiery furnace as punishment. God saves them from the fire. Listen to the stories for the month and talk to your,child about how God wants to help us be strong and courageous just like the people in the stories. When you get out of the car, pretend to put on your superhero glasses. Be on the lookout for ways you can count on God to help you be strong and courageous wherever you are.

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Beach House

(Grades 1 - 6)

“I didn’t make that mess … That’s not my problem … That’s someone else’s job.” Ever heard that before? Ever said that before? No doubt we all have responsibilities, and it’s important for each of us to pull our own weight. After all, Paul said if somebody won’t work, he shall not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). On the other hand, if we all sat around waiting for others to do the work, nothing would get done. Initiative is seeing what needs to be done and DOING it. Thankfully God sees what needs to be done and does something about it. Again, Nehemiah is proof positive that God wants us to have initiative, too, and works to instill that virtue in us. When Nehemiah, who constantly sought God’s direction, heard about the problem in Jerusalem, he didn’t wait around for someone else to step up to the plate. He didn’t make that mess. It wasn’t his problem. He could’ve said it wasn’t his job—he wasn’t an architect, after all! But he didn’t. And God doesn’t want us to either. So this week, focus on helping kids understand that when there’s a job to be done, don’t wait for someone else to do it. 

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