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What We Learned This Weekend...November 13/14, 2010

Critter Cove and Short Boarders
(Birth - Kindergarten)

Elijah Fed by Ravens * 1 Kings 17:1-6
God takes care of Elijah. He provides a brook for water to drink and ravens to bring him meat and bread to eat. This week talk to your child about the many different people God gives him to help him. If you're on your way to preschool, talk about how God have him a teacher to help him. If you're on your way to soccer practice, talk about how God have him a coach to help him. If you're on your way to the grocery store, talk about how God gave him a grocery clerk to help him. No matter where you are going talk about the people God gave him to help him.

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Beach House
(Grades 1 - 6)


This month we’re talking about uniqueness, which is learning more about others so you can know more about yourself. Last week we learned about Deborah, a woman whom God had chosen and gifted to be the leader for His people. By all accounts Deborah was rare, known far and wide as “a mother in Israel,” a leader so highly regarded that Barak wouldn’t budge in battle without her. Contrast Deborah with this week’s “mighty hero,” Gideon, a self-described nonentity: “‘Look at me. My clan’s the weakest in Manasseh and I’m the runt of the litter’” (Judges 6:15, The Message). Now, someone unfamiliar with God’s penchant for working through unlikely heroes may wonder about His choice in Gideon. When he compared himself with others, Gideon felt powerless, insignificant, perhaps invisible. But God is a God of uniqueness, and He didn’t make any nobodies. Gideon was a somebody, despite his lack of confidence, because God made him, and because God made him, He had a unique plan for Gideon’s life, one that would impact the direction of a nation. Just like Gideon, the kids in your ministry need to know that God has a plan for them, too, and that they are somebody because God made them and loves them. Just like Gideon, God can work through your kids—not just when they grow up, but NOW—to change others’ lives.

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