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.
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)
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?