Friday, April 15, 2022

April 17 - Easter

Supported Workers for this Sunday is the McMaster family in Brazil.

This includes the weekly information:  Age group / Title / Theme / Passage / Memory Verse

Go to the end of this email for 1st - 5th-grade service resources.

Jesus rises from the dead 
Jesus died and rose again
Matthew 28:1-8
Matt 28:6

The Friend on the Cross  - 
Jesus, our friend, died for us on the cross
Luke 24:1-12; John 20:3-10
John 15:13

Children’s Church (1st – 5th) in the service upstairs on Easter

HERE are some Kids in Church resources 

It is my prayer that the information below will help families talk about and live out what they have been learning at church.

The current unit's memory verse is Gen 50:20 - You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

While it is directly related to Joseph, it also shows the mindset Jesus had in his garden prayer and his reaction to the people before his crucifixion.  This passage and the sermon provide a great opportunity for your family to talk about the sermon and what we have been learning in Children's Church.

The kid's bulletin will help your child see this.  Here is a walkthrough of the bulletin to help you talk with your 1st - 5th grader.

These statements and questions will help you talk about the blanks in the Kid's bulletin.

God has a plan for all of life, yours included, that is unpacked at Easter

Paul is speaking to the Men of Israel and You who fear God
Verse 17a - The God of the People of Israel chose our ancestors.

Throughout February and March, we learned about the patriarchs - "our ancestors" - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Ask your child what they remember about these three men and their wives.

Remind them the hero in these stories is not the person.  The hero is God who chose these people and who these people serve. 

Verse 17b - He made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt.

Through April and the first week of May, we are studying how God worked in and through Joseph.

Ask your child how God brought Joseph to Egypt.

You can look ahead to see how God brought his whole family, the Israelites, to Egypt.

Verse 17c - with mighty power he led them out of that country.

Beginning May 8th we are going to be studying Exodus - Moses, the plagues, the Passover, and the Red Sea are what God used to bring them out of that country.

Verse 18 - for about forty years he endured their conduct in the wilderness

This summer we are going to be looking at the Israelites wandering in the wilderness

Verses 19 - 22

Going forward in our "through the Bible" study, we will be looking at the growth of the Kingdom of Israel through the conquest of land and the leadership of Samuel, Saul, and David.

Those who are ignorant of the written Word will be ignorant of the living Word.

Verses 23 - 32 

All of these events, the life and ministry of John the Baptist, and the life, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ point to the fact that Jesus is the Messiah, who came so that we could know God, the forgiveness of sins, and freedom from sin and death. 

 Think about Acts 13:38, 39

Therefore my friends I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.  Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

We must in this order:

1.  Listen to the written word.
2.  Accept by faith Jesus Christ
3.  Repent of our sin and Receive salvation from judgment
4.  Joyfully respond to this truth by living for Christ


"What is Good about Good Friday?" video

Some videos of the songs sung during the service will be posted after Sunday.

Death was Arrested

Crown Him with Many Crowns

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