Monthly Bible Verse: James 2:17-18 “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”
Bible Story: Hebrews 11
Virtue: Audacity – Daring to believe God for the impossible and doing something about it.
Main Point: Audacious Faith Pleases God
There’s a baseball hall of fame, a rock and roll hall of fame, a football hall of fame, and even a Nascar hall of fame. But did you know the Bible has its own record of great men called the hall of faith? It celebrates the men and women who did unbelievable things for God and showed audacious faith.
This series we are learning about audacious faith – daring to believe God for the impossible and doing something about it. It’s not enough to just say we have faith, but we have to do something about it, too!
Our series memory verse, James 2:17-18 says:
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action,
is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’
Show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
If you have faith, but don’t act on it or do anything to show your faith, your faith is dead. We need to show our faith by the deeds, or actions, we do.
3 years – kindergarten
Bible Story: Creation | Genesis 1-2
Main Point: I Can Take Care of God’s Creation!
Memory Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” Mark 12:30
This weekend’s ride at Animal Adventureland was out of this world! We helped our Park Guides Zaney Laney and Silly Willie open the Orange Otter Outer Space Blast Off! Rosie Rider created the Orange Otter Outer Space Blast Off so people could understand how important everything is that God created! Rosie Rider is so thankful to God for creating such a beautiful place for us to live and wanted everyone to learn “I Can Take Care Of God’s Creation!” In our Bible story from Genesis 1-2 we learned God created everything in six days, and we can take care of it!
All of our Animal Adventureland friends are encouraged to learn and memorize this month’s Park Code:
Love the Lord your God (point up with both hands)
with all your heart, (place one hand over your heart)
all your soul, (place your other hand over your heart)
all your mind, (point to head with fingers)
and all your strength. (make muscles with both arms)
Mark 12:30 (hold up 1 finger, then 3)
Every weekend in July, Quest kids can recite the Park Code for a special prize. Work with your child to learn the Park Code this week at home!
6 weeks – 2 toddlers
Monthly Focus: Jesus Hears Me When I Pray!
Bible Story: Daniel and the Lions’ Den | Daniel 6:7-23
Weekend Activity: Telephone activity
When we talk to Jesus, we pray to him. When we pray to Jesus, he hears us! Practice praying and talking to Jesus this week with your family. One night after dinner grab a toy telephone and play “Telephone.” Encourage your toddler to fold their hands, bow their heads, close their eyes, and repeat simple prayers after you.
- toy telephone or cell phone
Have your family sit in a circle or around a table. Give the telephone to one family member and encourage him or her to pass the telephone to the next person. Pass the telephone around the circle as fast possible. When you say “RING RING,” the person holding the telephone will stand up.
Say, “You have the telephone! When we talk to Jesus, we pray to him. Let’s pray to Jesus now.” Encourage your family to bow their heads and close their eyes. Pray, always starting the prayer with, “Dear Jesus, thank you for hearing us when we pray …”
Play a few rounds, continuing to pass the telephone around the circle, saying “RING RING,” and praying with your family.