What We Learned This Weekend...April 2/3, 2011

Critter Cove and Short Boarders
Birth-Preschool and Kindergarten

A very sick woman had faith that Jesus can heal her. She made her way through the crowd and stretched to touch the edge of Jesus' cloak. She was immediately healed. Move the coffee table and turn up the music! It's time to celebrate! Jesus is alive and wants to be your friend forever! Pick a favorite worship song to play on the stereo. Sing, dance, and march around your house with your child as your praise Jesus. Jesus is alive and that makes us SO happy we want to sing and dance!

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Beach House
Grades 1 - 6

This weekend kicks off a new virtue, that of humility. We’ve defined humility as putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. It’s natural for kids to think “me, me, me.” God designed babies and small children to be concerned about themselves: they demand attention when they need something. Otherwise, they wouldn’t get what they need to thrive. With age and maturity, God enables them to gradually start taking into account others’ needs. (Most are able to put themselves in someone else’s shoes around the age of seven.) But they need adults to guide them to do this. No one is a better example of humility than Jesus. He left heaven—His rightful place—to come here, after all! He consistently showed us how important we are to Him. And He wants us to do the same for others. “I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,” He said. “So you also should wash one another’s feet. I have given you an example. You should do as I have done for you” (John 13:14-15, NIrV). So today, focus on helping kids understand what it means to “wash someone’s feet”—and what that “you, you, you, then me” mentality can show others about Jesus’ love for them.