Bible Story: This week we head to Acts 5:17-42 where Luke records the trouble that Jesus’ disciples faced when they started spreading the message of Jesus. No matter what happened to them, the Holy Spirit gave them what they needed to find joy, even when it was difficult.
Bottom Line: Choose joy no matter what’s going on. From not making the team to struggling in a class at school, kids of all ages struggle with what it means to have joy when life is hard. Through this lesson, we pray they start to discover what God can do in them to help them choose joy.
Key Question: How can you choose joy even when you’re not happy? Kids are starting to understand that being happy and having joy are not the same thing. They will get the chance to explore how they rely on God to help them experience joy even life is hard.
Extra Memory Verse: “Always be joyful because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again. Be joyful!” Philippians 4:4, NIrV
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 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 HERE to see this month’s GodTime card!
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 HERE to see June’s Widget!