What We Learned This Weekend...July 31 - August 1, 2010

Critter Cove and Short Boarders
(Birth - 3's and 4's - Kindergarten)

Basic Truth: God loves me.
Key Question: Who is always with you?
Bottom Line: God is always with me.
Memory Verse: "God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9 (NLT)
Bible Story: Baby Moses (Exodus 1:21-2:10)

God was with Moses as a baby.  He saved him from the mean Pharaoh and placed him in the care of the Egyptian princess.

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Beach House
(Grades 1 - 6)

Virtue: Peace - Proving that you care more about others than winning an argument. 
Memory Verse: “So let us do all we can to live in peace.  And let us work hard to build each other up." - Romans 14:19 (NIV)
Bible Story: Drop It (Proverbs 17:14)
Bottom Line: The best way to stop a fight is never to start one.

This weekend we talked about Proverbs 17:14 which says, “Starting to argue is like making a crack in a dam. So drop the matter before a fight breaks out.” Solomon in all his wisdom says we shouldn’t make a small matter a big matter by fighting about it. We need to understand that the value of the other person is worth more than arguing over pointless issues. We want to point out that to actively pursue peace, sometimes it means you have to drop it. Think about the knock down, drag out arguments you’ve had with your spouse or with a friend and how small the original issue probably was. It was probably over something insignificant but it grew bigger and bigger until you look back years later and realize that small issue created a rift between you and another person. You simply didn’t drop the argument before it became a crack in a dam, got really big, and did a lot of damage.

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