May 9th, 2021

Hi Parents!

We're excited for R/Kids Online this week! Our ministry is all about partnering with families in the mission of our church, to make disciples of all nations. We think this incredible call to families starts in the home. Our hope is that this content will equip parents to take an active part in discipling your kids through singing & learning, considering & applying, and playing together.

Sharing Jesus with the world is not always easy. There will always be some who try to stop the good news from spreading. God calls believers to follow and obey Jesus no matter what.

Family Worship: "Take Heart" by Seeds Family Worship

Our Kids Video Lessons for this week is "Guarding the Truth"

Memory Verse through May 9th

"He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent."
Colossians 1:18
  1. Where can we find the truth about God and ourselves? Guide kids to see that the Bible is the only source of truth about God and our relationship to Him. Lead them to discuss why we need the Bible, and how we can learn truth from it.

  2. What sufferings might we face if we stand up for
    the gospel? Discuss the ways kids may feel left out or unpopular for their faith. Point out that some places in the world still face very severe persecution, such as imprisonment or even death. Remind the kids that even those severe forms of persecution cannot stop God’s plan to grow the church, and that the gospel is worth facing any kind of mistreatment.

  3. Where can we get strength to face persecution and stand up for the gospel? Remind kids that God is our source of strength. Help them see that being afraid of persecution is natural and normal. Discuss ways the Holy Spirit can help them face fears and do things that seem impossible or scary.

SAY • God gives us power to stand up for the gospel. In some places, persecution may be very mild; you may only be mocked or disliked because you believe the Bible. In other places, the people may actually punish you for believing the truth. No matter what kind of persecution you face, the Holy Spirit will help you.

Game: Kids worship

Ask kids to describe their favorite part of worship. What are some of their favorite songs or things that they’ve seen in a worship service?

Encourage them to plan a worship service together, incorporating some of their favorite elements of worship. Remind them that all worship should be pleasing to God and should share the gospel with others. Invite them to think about Scripture reading, testimonies, music, prayer, and even an offering time.

Find a time in the near future for a special worship
time for kids, allowing them to lead using their own ideas. Encourage them to invite friends. If you do not have worship for kids as a regular part of your church events, ask the staff if there is a time when one could be scheduled. SAY • One day, some of you might work in churches or

might be missionaries around the world. You will help others to worship God. How you choose to worship God and how you lead others to worship is an important part of missions. Worship is one way that we stand up for the gospel.

Reflection and prayer 

Distribute a sheet of paper to each child. Ask the kids to write about or draw a picture to answer the following questions:

•What does this story teach me about God or about the gospel?

•What does this story teach me about myself?

•Whom can I tell about this story?


Tyler James, Family Pastor

Emmi Payne, R/Kids Coordinator
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