This Sunday at Weems Creek Kids - June 19
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 kids are being taught this week
Last week, Samuel shared about the sin Eli’s sons were committing at God’s temple. The story this week, “The Ark Was Captured,” is one example of the things they allowed to happen to the tabernacle and its furnishings. The ark of the covenant was a symbol of God’s presence with the people. As the Israelites battled the Philistines, they lost a battle quite substantially. Instead of asking God what happened, they decided it would be a good idea to go get the box of God, the ark of the covenant, and bring it into battle with them.
When confronted with this message from the battlefield, Eli’s two sons thought it was a great idea and sent the ark from the tabernacle to the battle. Not only did the Israelites’ strategy not work, but the ark was captured by the Philistines and both of Eli’s sons were killed during the battle. When the news of their deaths reached Eli, he fell off the stool he was sitting on and died as well. God’s punishment for their sin had been exacted.
Samuel’s words had come true. As priests in Israel, Eli’s sons were responsible for leading the nation in its worship of the one true God. Part of their responsibility would have been seeking God’s desire for going into battle. Instead of seeking God’s direction, Eli’s sons took it upon themselves to send the ark into the battle. God proved that He was the one true God and let the Philistines kill many of the Israelite soldiers. God’s presence was always with the nation of Israel.
The ark symbolized God’s dwelling with and among His people. The Israelites mistakenly thought that if they had the ark with them in battle, God would be there to fight for them.
As the ark in the Old Testament symbolized God’s presence with the people, later God gave His people something much greater than a sign: He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus is called Immanuel which means, “God is with us.”
EXTENDED SESSION: WORSHIP HOUR
During the Worship hour, infants - Pre-K are engaged in fun and exciting Bible lessons and activities that are both age-appropriate and foundational in their spiritual development.
Toddlers and Pre-K
The Big Point: God loves people.
The Big Verse: God take care of me. Psalm 138:7
The Big Story: I Kings 17:8 – 24 - "God Cared for Elijah." Elijah was hungry and thirsty. God told Elijah to find a woman in the town who would give him food. Elijah did what God said. The woman gave Elijah food and water. God took care of Elijah, the woman, and her son.
The Big Activity: play with playdough and pretend to make bread/food.