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Kids Connection Monthly Verse for April
Now this is eternal life: that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
The Big God Story for April 2nd – Jesus is King (Triumphal Entry)
The people of Israel were crying out for a king. As Jesus rode into Jerusalem the people celebrated while they shouted, “Hosanna, Hosanna!” This cry was a cry for salvation. It was a plea to be rescued. Jesus rode into the city as a King who was coming to rescue His people. He came not as a political savior, but as the One who redeems us from our sins.
Blessing: Children, may you always know that Jesus is King every day and every night.
The Big God Story for April 9th and 16th – Jesus is Alive (Easter)
From the very beginning, God had a plan to send a Savior. When the time was right, God the Son came to earth as a man and died on a cross for our sins. After three days, He rose from the grave. Jesus is Alive!
Blessing: Children, Jesus is alive! May you know His great love for you today and always.
The Big God Story for April 23rd and 30th – Jesus is the Good News (The Great Commission)
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He met with His apostles on a mountain in Galilee. The Lord commissioned the apostles to spread the good news to all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Blessing: Children, may you know that Jesus is the Good News!
HomeFront Weekly for Preschool-Nursery (4 weeks in one) is full of fun facts and ideas that will inspire, equip, and support parents; weekly pre-teaching of The Big God Story; child-development tips for parents that align with spiritual formation.
Pick of a copy at the Preschool-Nursery Check in Counter.
The first Sunday of every month is Family Sunday. Children will be worshiping with their families in“big church”.
Pick up the Kids Connection Sermon Notes sheet in the commons area- as you attend church service with your family, use the sermon notes sheet to help you learn. We want you to worship with us by singing to God and listening to the message.
April 2-Special Video Sunday
Missionary Sunday. We will be watching a video “The Wild Brothers” video #4. They are the four sons of Mike and Libby Wild; they are a homeschooling missionary family deep in the remote jungle of Papua, Indonesia.
Kids Connection Elementary Spiritual Formation 10:00 am & 2nd Service 11:00 am
The Big God Story – Jesus is King (Palm Sunday) Matthew 21:1-11; John 12:12-19
Jesus is the King of Kings. He is the King over everything because He is God! The Israelites had expected for so long that the Messiah would be a warrior king, and they wanted Him to save them from the Romans. And Jesus did come to save them, but not from the Romans. He had a bigger plan. Jesus came to save people by dying on the cross for their sins and rising again. He came to save people from death! He came to bring them into relationship with God.
It’s Easter Sunday! HE IS RISEN! All Kids Connection (Spiritual Formation & 2nd Service)-Elementary children will be joining their families in “big church”.
The Big God Story – God is Love (Nicodemus’s Question) John 2:23-25; 3:1-21
The Bible never specifically tells us that Nicodemus decided to follow Jesus, but we can see that Nicodemus’s encounter with Jesus changed his life. Later in the book of John, Nicodemus spoke up for Jesus before all the other Pharisees. Then, after Jesus died, Nicodemus helped take Jesus’ body and prepare it to be buried. Nicodemus risked his reputation and humbled himself to serve the Messiah he had come to love. He did this
because He knew that God is love.
The Holy Spirit gives us new life so we can become God’s children. This is such good news—and it’s what The Big God Story is allabout! Because God loved the world, He sent His Son, Jesus, to save us.
The Big God Story – Jesus is Compassionate (Feeding of the 5,000) Matthew 14:13-23; John 6:1-15
Jesus had compassion that was more than just feeling sad for the people. He had compassion that made it impossible for Him not to serve the people. Jesus is God, and He is filled with God’s Spirit. God’s Spirit also gives us compassion for others.
HomeFront Weekly for Elementary (K-5th grade) is designed to help parents intentionally spend time in God’s Word with their children before coming to church each week. Parents will be the first to introduce their children to the Bible content they will hear in Kids Connection-Elementary.
Pick of a copy at the Elementary Check in desk.
HomeFront Monthly Magazine can be downloaded for free at HomeFrontMag.com, accessed as a smartphone app.
HOMEFRONT MONTHLY-A spiritual parenting resource, a magazine-like publication packed with great ideas about how to create spiritually forming times in the home. Each issue features articles and activities focusing on everything from marriage and family to food time and blessing.
April HOMEFRONT IS AVAILABLE NOW! You can pick up a copy at any Kids Connection Check in area.