Friday, January 27, 2023

Kids in Church 01.29

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This Sunday, January 29, is a Kids in Church Sunday

See other class notes at the end of this post.

This week's passage is Acts 23:12 - 35

It is A LOT of action with a short letter thrown in the middle.  

Murder plots, informants, and nighttime get-aways.

More sermon helps and the sermon later this weekend.

Listen for KEYWORDS to fill in the blanks.

  • PROVIDEntial control in getting Paul to the city of  ROME.
  • God works ALL THINGS after the counsel of His will. (Eph. 1:11b)
  • What Paul saw as set - BACK, God saw as a set UP.  At home talk about what this means.
  • 40 people plotted against Paul & 470 protected him.
  • God causes ALL THINGS to work together for good to those who love God.  Rom. 8:28
  • In this passage, we see God’s PROVIDENCE, POWER, and LOVE.

As a family,
talk about the many different ways God has provided for your family
talk about the connection between providence, power, and love.

Be sure to pick up the kids study notes outside the 1st - 5th grade room OR upstairs at the communication center by the elevator.


David trusted God
God is pleased when we trust Him
1 Sam 17:17-30
Eph 6:1

PreK/ K
God revealed his plan for Joseph
God’s plans can never be stopped
Gen 37:1 – 11
Ps 115:3
1st  SS

God promoted his name
God shows that He is true and powerful
Ex 5; 7:14-10:29
Ex 15:11

2nd-3rd SS
God is holy
God’s holiness separates Him from sinners
Ex 19
Pr 19:10

4th–5th SS
Joseph’s Dreams
God stays with us as He works out His plan
Gen 37
Heb 13:5

1st–5th  CC
Ruth’s devotion & redemption
God faithfully provides for us
1 Sam 8:6, 7
Here is the Bible Club link for this lesson -


Trinity Baptist Church has established a Child Protection Policy for the safety of the children God brings to Trinity, the reputation of the faithful servants working with children and families, and the beauty of the Bride of Christ, the church.

The following procedures are important in maintaining safety, reputation, and beauty.


  • All children need to check in at the desk and wear check-in labels.  Parents need to keep the pick-up label.
  • If the label maker is not working handwritten stickers will be given.
  • Teachers will check to see that each child has a label.


  • Children will only be given to an adult or teen who has the appropriate pick receipt.
  • If multiple children are being picked up, keep the pick-up label until the final child.
  • If for some reason there is no pickup label, the parent and child must wait until after the initial rush has passed.


Some parents choose to have their children with them during the beginning of the service.  If this is the case, here are some things to know.  

  • Pick up your child after Sunday School.  For the safety of the children, they will not be let out of class without a teen or adult with the appropriate pick-up slip.
  • During the service, the children will be directed when to head back to class.  A security person will be in the back and downstairs foyer area to help children get to their classes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Jan 22, 2023

Kid's in Church on January 29.  No children's church for 1st through 5th graders

David obeyed his father
God is pleased when we are obedient
1 Sam 17:15-20
Eph 6:1

PreK/ K
God encouraged Jacob
God is always with us to help us do His will
Gen. 28
Heb 13:5

1st  SS
God prepared his deliverer
God chooses to use people to do his will
Ex 2:11 – 3:22
Ex 3:14

2nd-3rd SS
God is provider
God cares about and provides for us
Ex 15:22 – 17:7
Phil 4:19

4th–5th SS
Abraham’s trust
God rewards faithfulness
Gen 21:1-21; 22:1-19
Ps 34:15

1st–5th  CC
Micah’s Idolatry & Dan’s False Religion
God wants us to worship Him His way
Judges 17; 18
Judges 10:15,16

Class Expectations


Thank you Brianna De Man for creating this graphic and
Bonnie Tanner, from West Cannon Baptist Church
for sharing the expectations.

Recently, I have been taking time to remind the 1st through 5th graders of some classroom expectations. 
These seven expectations are meant to be used through each age group.  Different classrooms may have specific rules but at the heart of specific rules are these expectations for every child.  We believe children should behave like each of these.

The foundation of the five expectations on the chart is GLORIFYING GOD.  Children should enter not just the class, but also every day, with the prayerful desire to glorify God, not self, in everything they do.  While it seems like the common response.  Prayer is the first action step.  Asking God to help you live for him is the best first step.
  1. Respecting others.  We all are created in the image of God.  This expectation is built on this universal truth.
  2. Listening politely.  When others are talking, whether it is a teacher or another child, you need to give people your attention and respectfully listen.
  3. Obeying your teacher.  Teachers and leaders have a God-given role of leadership in a children's life.  Obedience shows trust in God's sovereignty in all circumstances.
  4. Participating appropriately.  A Sunday School or Children's Church class should provide opportunities for the children to talk and share but this must be done at the proper time. 
  5. Respecting church property.  God has provided Trinity with a great building and great supplies.  Treating each of these things respectfully demonstrates a thankfulness to God.
The best way to evaluate your heart and your actions is to ask if you are GLORIFYING GOD.  The glorifying God expectation is a great way to finish a shift at work or a class at school.  Discussion after Sunday School or Children's Church should begin with something like "What did you learn about God?"  or "Because of who God is, what should you do?"
Thank you for the opportunity to help you as parents or guardians of the children God brings to Trinity Baptist Church.
We do these things to help you disciple your children, whatever stage of life that is.

Over the next couple of months, the teachers and leaders will be talking about how to even more so encourage God-glorifying actions in the kid's classes at church, their homes and wherever else God would have them.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Jan 15, 2023

Kid's in Church on January 29.  No children's church for 1st through 5th graders

Lesson Title
Lesson Theme
Lesson Passage
Memory Verse

David protected his sheep
God is pleased when we are helpful
1 Sam 17:34-36
Gal 6:10

PreK/ K
God overruled Isaac
God wants us to be honest and to trust His will
Gen 25:19-34; 27:1 - 40
1 Jn 5:14 

1st  SS
God protected his deliverer
God’s power overcomes even powerful kings
Ex 1-2:10
2 Chn 20:6 

2nd-3rd SS
God is wise leader
God leads us with wisdom and power
Ex 13:17 – 15:21
Ps 23:1, 3 

4th–5th SS
|Abraham’s Intercession
God faithfully judges sin
Gen 18:16-19:29; 2 Pt 2:1-9; 3:9
2 Pt 2:9 

1st–5th  CC
Samson’s Downfall
God wants us to desire to please Him above all else.
Judgers 16
Judges 10:15, 16

Friday, January 6, 2023

Jan 8 2023

Toddler  David cared for his sheep  God is pleased when we are helpful  1 Sam 16:11, 19; 2 Sam 7:8; Psalm 23:2  Gal 6:10 

PreK/ K  

God selected Rebekah 

God answers our prayers 

Genesis 24 

1 Jn 5:14 

1st  SS 

Jesus was worshiped 

Jesus is worthy of our worship and devotion 

Matt 2:1-12 

1 Chn 16:29 

2nd-3rd SS 

God is redeemer 

God offers us redemption for our sins. 

Ex 11, 12 

Eph 1:7 

4th–5th SS 

Abraham’s Laughter 

God’s faithfulness is not limited by circumstances 

Gen 17:1 – 18:15 

Gen 18:14a 

1st–5th CC 

Samson’s Strength 

God gives us the ability to do His will 

Judges 13-15 

Judges 10:15, 16 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Inspire Worship


"The ultimate reason for devoting ourselves to the discipleship of the next generation is for the glory of God."

Throughout 2022, there were 6 posts about the other commitments.  Each of them points to this final commitment - inspired worship.

The Bible is the story of God's glory!  

So, Bible teaching is showing your students God's glory and how to live for God's glory.
During this Winter 2022/23 quarter, our study of the Judges has focused on God's faithfulness and power as he used various judges and foreign nations to show the Israelites and the world God's sovereignty. 

Our Bible lessons, no matter the age group, should make much of God. 
"Our children don't need their self-esteem stoked up.  They need to see God in His glory and grandeur." (Zealous podcast)

It is my prayer that Trinity Baptist Church would embrace the fact that the goal of our children's ministry, and every other ministry, is the glorification of God.

And this is why the shelves in the entryway of the Kids' wing were changed recently.  Through the teaching of God's Word at church and home, we need to glorify God and help our children do the same.  This is why we need to give the gift of God's Word. 

If you didn't check what the three pictures on the bottom shelf are, they are from Visual Theology, and contain the Shema, Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Yellow - 6:4 - 6  "Hear, O Israel:  The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  You have shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart."

Blue - 6:7   "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."

Green - 6:8-9  "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates"

This is why your first question for after church needs to be "What did you learn about Good?" 

As we work towards Kids and families Intentionally Discipled Zealously (KIDZ), remember the description of zeal shared in the initial Zealous post.  "Zeal is so much more than enthusiasm and excitement.  'It is the result of a heart on fire for the glory of God that is uncontainable and spills out in zealous evangelism, discipleship, service, and good works.'" (p. 13)

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