June and July in Sunday School
GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT AND GOD’S CHARACTER.
God created us in His image, and He sent His Son, Jesus, to show us the way to live. He also knew we would need help; that’s why He sent us the Holy Spirit. With the power of the Spirit, we can produce fruit that points others to Jesus. Every week, our kids will discover something about God’s character and how they can reflect or respond to that character because they are created in God’s image. We call those Life- Apps. And this summer we’re discovering how several of these Life-Apps show up specifically in what the Apostle Paul calls the fruit of the Spirit.
Earn POWER UPS each week by attending Sunday School, repeating the memory verse, winning games, get caught showing the fruit of the Spirit, and bringing your bible, a friend, and an offering!
JUNE MEMORY VERSE
The fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy, and peace. It is being patient, kind, and good. It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself.
Gelatians 5:22-23a NIRV
KIDS FIRST Serves
In Children’s Church we learned that we need to be steadfast in our belief that God is in charge through it all. We read the story of Job and learned about the hardships he faced. Everyone faces hardship in life- sickness, sadness, jealousy, losing friends, etc. And hardships are normal while we are here on earth. We learned that going through hardships does not mean God is unhappy with us. God is with us through all our struggles and brings happiness again and again in our lives!
In our discussion we talked about the following questions that you can review at home this week with your child! Do we only love and respect God when he gives us something? Do bad things happen to you because you’ve been bad? Does God punish us with bad things when we sin? How hard is it to trust in God even when we don’t understand?