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WEEKDAY KIDS BIBLE CLUB
THIS WEEK'S LESSON - 3/29
“The Ten Commandments”
Emphasize how we are to obey God and trust in Jesus’s death and resurrection.
God gave the people the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai. God wants us to obey and trust Him. But God knows that we can’t keep His commands perfectly—no one but Jesus has ever done that. And because we can’t keep His commands, we sin. God must punish our sin. But God is rich in mercy and love and he provided a way for us to be forgiven and not be punished through Jesus Christ. Jesus was perfect! When He died on the Cross He took the punishment so that whoever would turn to Him in faith would be saved and would one day rejoice in heaven with God. That is good news for us!
-Why do we need to obey God?
(A: He created us, provides for us, and has authority over our lives)
-What are ways we can trust in Jesus during these times?
(A: We can have joyful hearts, not complain, help out Mom and Dad, thank God for all he has given us, etc.)
-God gave us rules (commandments) that we must keep in following Him. Trace your hands on a piece of paper and write/draw each of the ten commandments on your ten fingers. Go through each finger and explain what each commandment is to your parents. One of those commandments is to honor our parents. Now, write down and talk about 3 ways how you will better obey your parents this week.
-Blow up 10 balloons with air and write numbers 1-10 on each balloon. Each balloon represents one of the 10 commandments. Throw them all into the air and try to keep every one of them from hitting the floor. After trying multiple times, use the time to say this to you child:
-Even though you worked very hard to keep your balloons in the air, could you keep them up forever without letting them fall? No. The balloons quickly fell to the ground. It was impossible to keep all the balloons in the air. The same is true of God’s Ten Commandments. We can’t keep all of them. It would be impossible. It seems kind of hopeless, doesn’t it? We know that God hates sin because He is holy (perfect) and He must punish sin because He is just (a fair ruler). But He provided a way for us to escape the punishment we deserve—through Jesus Christ, the Savior, God’s only Son. Thank you, God!
MUSIC & WORSHIP
EARLY CHILDHOOD LESSON
LESSON - 3/22
“Worship in the Tabernacle”
Emphasize how the Tabernacle was a very special place to worship God.
God told the people to build a Tabernacle. This Tabernacle was a special place of worship to God. The people made sacrifices there. God told the people what to put in the Tabernacle. One thing was the golden lampstand. That reminds us of Jesus, who is the light of the world. Another thing in the Tabernacle was the table of showbread. The priest always had to have bread on the table. This reminds us that Jesus is the bread of life. The priests sacrificed animals in the Tabernacle on the Altar of Burnt Offering. These sacrifices were made because the people were sinners. And the sacrifices had to be made over and over again. That reminds us of Jesus. Jesus had to make a sacrifice, too. He had to die on the Cross. And when Jesus died, He made a way for our sins to be forgiven forever. If we believe in Him and repent of (or are really sorry for) our sins, Jesus will forgive us once and for all. Jesus’s sacrifice was final.
-Why do we not need an altar to worship God now?
(A: Jesus died on the cross as our sacrifice. We can have a relationship with God through Jesus! We no longer need a fancy building to talk to God.)
-What are ways we can worship God in our home?
(A: Praying, obeying Him, singing songs of praise, reading the Bible)
God required Moses and the people who lived in Israel to build a Tabernacle to worship God. Using straws, popsicle sticks, and/or playdough build a tabernacle-like structure.
We can be saved through the lamb of God. It is Jesus’ blood that washed us clean. Now, glue cotton balls to a piece of paper to create a lamb. Pray and thank God for sending Jesus to be our Savior.