It may not sound like fun to learn spiritual disciplines, but here’s the thing — spiritual disciplines aren’t boring. They’re vital, and we absolutely can’t survive this life without them. During this series, kids will learn that the spiritual disciplines of praying, solitude, reading the Bible, and asking questions are not chores on a to-do list, but life-saving survival skills!
This week, we tuned into the Loop Show and took a look at Matthew 6:9-13,to learn about how we can talk to God through prayer.
Jesus sat down with His disciples one day to teach them all about how God wanted them to live. In this part of His sermon, Jesus taught the disciples how to pray. His prayer included some important things we can include in our prayers, like praising God for who He is and what He’s done for us. Like Jesus, we can ask God to help us live His way, to give us things we need, and to forgive our sins. And, we can finish our prayer the way Jesus did — by celebrating how awesome God is!
At bedtime this week, read Matthew 6:9-13 and pray together. Pray your child will set aside time to pray daily. Pray they’ll remember the directional prayer prompts whenever they aren’t sure what to say to God.
WE’RE LEARNING… I can thank God for everything. MEMORY VERSE: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NCV) BIBLE STORY:Ten Lepers I Esther 1-10
This month, we are learning, “I can thank God for everything.” God has given us so many wonderful things. We can thank Him for everything!
We will learn the story, “Ten Lepers,” in Luke 17:11-19. As Jesus was traveling, He met 10 lepers who asked Him to heal them. Jesus told them, “Go show yourselves to the priest.” As they were on their way, they were healed! Although all 10 men were healed, only one went back to thank Jesus for everything He had done. Just like the one man said thank you, we can show God we are thankful, too! We can always be thankful for everything God does and all He has given us. We can thank Him for everything!
We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that we can thank God for everything. Place the Bible Story Meal Time Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the placemat and review the Bible story with your toddler:
Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus, 10 sick men Jesus healed, the man who went back to thank Jesus)
Jesus healed 10 sick men. Did they all go back to give Him thanks or just one of them?(just one of them)
Say, “That’s right! Just like the man went back to thank Jesus, we can give thanks, too. God has given us so many wonderful things, and we can thank Him for everything! Who can give thanks to God for everything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can give thanks to God for everything.”
Throughout the month, preschoolers will learn to be thankful for their family, friends, and food. They’ll learn that saying “thank you” is just as important as being thankful. Imagine preschoolers learning to tell God thank you — for EVERYTHING — all while having fun with their Group Leaders and friends. Imagine them growing up giving thanks to the Lord with their WHOLE heart.
This week, we heard the story of Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi to learn that families help one another and we can be thankful for the family God has given us.
At bedtime this week, cuddle and pray, “Dear God, thank You for our family. Thank You for (name people in your family and how they help you/your child). We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table.Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations with your Quest and Motion children.
QUEST 3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN
This weekend, we learned that God is powerful, so I can be brave. Hezekiah knew his people couldn’t defeat their enemies, so he prayed and asked God to use His great power to save them. God was able to save Hezekiah’s people against a bigger and stronger enemy, and He is powerful enough to help us in any situation we face. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.
Question 1: What was King Hezekiah’s job? (to take care of God’s people) Question 2: When a big army came to fight against God’s people, King Hezekiah told everyone not to be afraid. Who did King Hezekiah say would help them fight the battle? (God) Question 3: King Hezekiah prayed and asked God to help them fight the mean army. When you’re afraid, can you pray to God and ask Him to help you, too? (yes)
MOTION 1ST – 5TH GRADE
This weekend, we learned about facing our fears. Instead of running away from fear, God wants us to run toward Him. With God on our side, we don’t just fight fear — we conquer it! Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.
Question 1: Why does it seem easier to run from your fear? Question 2: How does God help you conquer your fear? Question 3: What are some fears you have that you want to ask God to help you conquer?
During this series, we’ll help our kids talk about their fears by studying Psalm 55:22. It’s safe for kids to discuss their fears, even if they think they’re silly. Some of them may still worry about monsters under their beds. Some might still be afraid of thunder. Some are worried about their family’s finances. No matter what they’re afraid of — we want them to remember that God wants them to give their cares and worries to Him.
This week, we tuned into the Loop Show and took a look at Psalm 55:22 and Matthew 14:25-27 tolearn that Jesus is always with us and He can calm any storm we face.
When we give our fears and anxieties to God, He doesn’t leave us to fight through them alone. He is with us the whole time, and this verse promises He will not allow us to fall. He will not allow our fear to win! Instead of running away from our fears, if we run toward God and keep our eyes on Him, He will fight them for us.
This week, read Psalm 55:22 and Matthew 14:25-27 with your child. Then, pray together. Pray your child will see God’s consistency throughout their life and trust Him with their worries and fears.