Sunday School Lessons

Dear Parents,

Beginning this month, we will begin at the beginning of our children's Sunday School curriculum called The Gospel Project® for Kids.

All our kiddos, ages 2yo to 5th grade will start a new chronological walk through the Bible.  We encourage you to use the lesson information below as well as the coloring pages, crafts and Bible Cards to engage your kids during the week.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the Children's Ministry Team:

Mike Maddry - Family Pastor

Mary Brazelton - Administration

Sommer Blackburn - Elemenatry Coordinator

Terri Langford - Pre-K Coordinator

9.10.17 - God Created the World

Every story in the Bible is a small piece of a much bigger story—God’s redemptive story. Sin would enter the world and affect everything, but God already had a plan to show His grace to people through His Son (2 Tim. 1:9). The Bible says that God began His plan to rescue people from sin before He even created the world! (Eph. 1:4-6)

In today’s Bible story, the kids will learn that God created the world out of nothing. Every wonderful and beautiful thing God created, He spoke into existence. God created the world and everything in it for His glory. Jesus was present at creation, and all things were created through Him and for Him. (Col. 1:16-17)

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers

Preschool

Kids

●       God made everything.

●       Everything God made was good.

●       God is in charge of everything He made.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●       God created everything.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●       God created everything for His glory.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

9.17.17 - God Created People

This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, your kids will learn that God created people in a unique way. Human beings were set apart as different from the rest of God’s creation. God did not breathe into the animals. He skillfully formed man out of dust as a potter forms a pot out of clay. (See Isa. 64:8.) God breathed into the man’s nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Gen. 2:7) Then God made woman from the man’s rib. She was a suitable helper for him. Both man and woman were created in God’s image. The first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, lived in the garden and enjoyed God’s friendship.

Help your children understand that being made in God’s image means we are made like Him, or patterned after Him. God does not have a physical body; He is Spirit, and He has given each of us a spirit. God gives people the ability to think and to feel emotions and to make choices. He gives us the ability to understand right and wrong. God created people in His own image (Gen. 1:26) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers

Preschool

Kids

●       God made people, and God loves people.

●       God made people in His likeness.

●       God is in charge of everything He made.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●       God created people in His own image.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●       God created people in His own image; God created them male and female.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

9.24.17 - Sin Entered the World

Today’s Bible story takes us back to the garden of Eden.  Before the fall, Adam and Eve enjoyed a loving, two-way relationship with God. The garden was a true paradise. God filled the garden with good gifts so that they might enjoy them and give thanks to God. The Lord gave them only one restriction: “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” and the punishment was severe: “You will certainly die” (Gen. 2:17).

Adam and Eve believed the serpent’s lie, and they sinned. Because of their sin, God cast them out of the garden. Though they did not die right away, sin’s effect was immediate and thorough. Their lives and their children’s lives—and the lives of all of mankind—would be forever affected by their choice. As your kids become increasingly aware of the bad news—that we are all sinners from birth—rejoice with them over the good news: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15).

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers

Preschool

Kids

●       God made everything. God made people to make choices.

●       Adam and Eve did not obey God’s one rule.

●       God loves us even when we make wrong choices.

●       God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●       Adam and Eve sinned.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●       Adam and Eve’s sin separated them from God.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

10.1.17 - Cain and Abel

Today’s Bible story shows how deeply sin infected Adam and Eve’s children. Imagine Adam and Eve’s joy as their family grew. With each birth, maybe Eve hoped that this son would be the one to end the curse of sin, to crush the head of the snake. (Gen. 3:15) But as her sons Cain and Abel grew up, she and Adam probably witnessed with grief how sin affects their own children. Cain was not the Promised One, and neither was Abel. Out of jealousy and anger, Cain killed Abel. God punished Cain by sending him away to wander the earth.

Some time later, Eve gave birth to another son. She named this baby Seth. Seth was not the Promised One either, but Jesus would come from Seth’s descendants. (See Luke 3:23-38.) Every baby was born a sinner—like his parents and like Adam and Eve. At just the right time, God would send His Son to be born to save sinners. (Heb. 11:13; Gal. 4:4) God always keeps His promises.

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers

Preschool

Kids

●       God made everything. God made families.

●       Adam and Eve’s family did not obey God.

●       God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●       God punished Cain for his sin.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●       Cain’s sin separated him from God and people.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

10.8.17 - Noah and the Ark

By the time Noah lived—10 generations after Adam—people had stopped following God. In fact, Scripture describes the terrible situation: “Man’s wickedness was widespread on the earth … every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time” (Gen. 6:5). God was right to punish this sin. He decided to send a flood to cover the earth and destroy everything. God graciously chose to save one man and his family, so he warned Noah about the flood and told him to build an ark.

When the ark was complete, God’s judgment did come. The floodwaters covered the earth. Every living thing was destroyed, but Noah and his family were safe inside the ark. God rescued Noah’s family—the family His own Son would be born into. Jesus would warn of God’s coming judgment too, but instead of condemning the world, Jesus would give up His life to rescue sinners. Pray that the Lord would help you clearly communicate the gospel to your children. Pray that the Holy Spirit would lead them to receive Jesus, who rescues us from God’s anger toward sin. (1 Thess. 1:10)

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers

Preschool

Kids

●       God is good. God is holy.

●       God saved Noah from the flood.

●       God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●       God is holy.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●       God is holy, and He punishes sin.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

10.15.17 - The Tower of Babel

Following the flood, God wanted to have a fresh start. God commanded Noah in Genesis 9:1 to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” In Genesis 11:2, Scripture indicates that instead of filling the earth as God commanded, the people built a city and a large tower into the heavens. The people didn’t want to be scattered. They didn’t believe God would give them what was good if they obeyed Him. They sought to obtain for themselves what they believed was good.

The people tried to build a monument with its top in the heavens, but they succeeded only in separating themselves from God and from each other. God confused their language and scattered them over the earth. They were unable to finish building the city, so the city was called Babel—which sounds like the Hebrew word for “confused”—because there the Lord confused the people’s language. Teach your kids about God’s better plan: His plan not for people to reach up to Him, but His plan to reach down to people by sending His Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life we couldn’t live and die the death we don’t want to die. That is the gospel.

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers

Preschool

Kids

●       God made people to love Him.

●       God mixed up the people’s words so they would move all over the world.

●       One day, Jesus will bring people together again.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●       God created people to give Him glory.

●       Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●       What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●       God created people to give glory to Him alone.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for ways to interact with the Bible content each week.