HDC Kids VV

What We'll be Learning about This Month

Early Childhood
Birth - Kindergarten

Basic Truth: God loves me.
Key Question: Who loves you?
Bottom Line: God loves me.
Memory Verse: "Nothing can separate us from God's love." - Romans 8:39

 "Does God still love me?" It makes us sad to think our children will ever ask this question silently in their hearts, but it happens every day. The temptation to doubt God's love is behind every difficult emotion, wrong choice, and hardship. Your preschooler will one day face her own temptation to doubt God's love and we want her to be ready to fight it. This month we have repeated the basic truth, "God loves me," over and over and over with the hope that it will begin to build a strong foundation of faith that truly believes, without a doubt, that God loves me...no matter what.

 Do you really want your child to believe that God loves her no matter what? Well, do you believe that God loves YOU no matter what? He does you know. There is no sin, no thought, no failure, no sickness, nothing...there is absolutely nothing that can separate you from His love. You are loved...no matter what. Make it a goal to memorize Romans 8:30 this month. Every time doubt starts knocking at your heart, answer back with this verse. In doing this, you will become the best example of faith for your child.

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Beach House
Grades 1 - 6

 

What would happen if all of a sudden we began to treat everyone around us with the kind of respect that indicated, “I know that God made you and I know that God put you in the position that you’re in?”

When we show others respect, we are choosing to give them a gift. God has called us to treat others a certain way, the way we would want to be treated. God has called us to respect others a certain way, the way we would want to be respected. It doesn’t mean that we agree with everything. It doesn’t mean that we submit in every situation, especially if it goes against God. It simply means that we make a deliberate choice to show other people that they’re important to God and that God put them in their position of authority. As a matter of fact, there are many key characters in the Bible that challenged the authority structure—but they challenged it in a way that was respectful.

So during the course of this month, as a parent or as a leader, we hope that you’ll provide an opportunity to show a child what respect looks like, sounds like, feels like, and most importantly, how it works in their life.

We define respect as showing others they are important by what you say and do. Your vocabulary, the tone of your voice, the words you choose to use indicate respect. What you do, how you act toward others, how you treat them also demonstrates respect. In some cases, what you don’t say or what you don’t do can illustrate whether or not you are being respectful.

At the end of this month, we want your children to see themselves and others in a different way. We want them to understand that when they show respect to other people, it increases their respect for themselves. And more importantly, it increases their respect for God since He put it all into motion. That’s God’s code and that’s the thing that we want you to unlock for them to see.