This Sunday at Weems Creek Kids - October 23

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: THE GOSPEL PROJECT

During the Sunday Morning Bible Study hour from 9:45-10:45, we use the Gospel Project curriculum. The Gospel Project immerses kids in the Gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. We believe that the Gospel message changes everything; heart and life transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project, kids will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s grand story of redemption.

What Your Child is Learning this Week

Dear Parents, Bible Study this Sunday was one that many kids have heard before, and we often lose sight of the central message. The message isn’t so much about Jonah being swallowed by a big fish, although that is certainly amazing. Jonah’s account centers around the compassion of God, not only for the people of Israel, but for people throughout the earth—even Israel’s worst enemies! Nineveh was the capital of Assyria, and the rulers of Nineveh were notoriously evil and cruel. Check out how the prophet Nahum described the city in Nahum 3: “Woe to the city of blood, totally deceitful, full of plunder, never without prey” (v. 1). No wonder Jonah ran the other way! Through a storm and some time in the belly of a fish, God got Jonah’s attention. Jonah went to Nineveh. For three days, Jonah walked around the city. His message to the Ninevites was brief: “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!” The people of Nineveh immediately repented, and God withheld His judgment. Jonah was furious. God rebuked Jonah and prompted him to examine his heart. God displayed His mercy and grace by forgiving the people of Nineveh when they repented of their sin.

Christ Connection

God showed His love to the rest of the world by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross. God saves those who trust in Jesus and repent of their sin, and He sends them out, like Jonah, with the good news of salvation.

David Barrett