Elementary

January 21, 2018

How do we talk about God to our friends and family?  That was the question we talked about this weekend as the story of Jesus asking Peter who Peter thought Jesus was.  Peter – who do you think I am?

So, answer this with your kids?  Who is Jesus to them?  Who is he to you?

Last, talk to your kids about how they can to talk about Jesus with their friends and how Jesus wants to be everyone’s friend forever so we can have  a relationship with him now and forever in heaven.


The Story

In Matthew 16: 13-20, Jesus asks His disciples about who people think He is.  Then, Jesus turns the question on them.  After everything they’d seen Jesus do and heard Jesus say, who did they think He was?  This gave Peter the perfect moment for him to declare what he believed about Jesus-that Jesus truly is the Son of God.

Bottom Line: Practice talking about God. We can know God better by talking about Him with others.  But this isn’t just about talking about Jesus with people who don’t know Him yet.  There’s also another important element of talking about God.  As kids process their growing faith, they will have questions and doubts.  We want kids to practice the faith skill, TALK, and learn how to talk through their questions about God with others who believe in Jesus.


This Month’s Memory Verse

Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse!  Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend.


GodTime Card:

GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how:  There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click below to see this week’s GodTime card.

Music:

Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen or purchase the music your child will be singing this month.

Widget:

A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month.  It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. Click below to read more about January’s Widget!