LESSON TWENTY 09/08/2020
Hi Parents & Carers,
Welcome to Kidzone. Today we begin a new series called “How to Train Your Emotions.” Our emotions can sometimes feel like we’re trying to tame a dragon. But God shows us how we can take control of our anger, fear and sadness, and have joy and peace in the midst of our other emotions. The objective of this series is that kids will learn that Jesus is the giver of joy. There are four lessons in this series. Hope you enjoy it.
Bottom Line:God wants to give us a home in heaven.
Objective: Kids will learn “When I’m angry, I will remember God’s mercy for me and others.”
Memory Verse: “I will be glad and full of joy because of you. Most High God, I will sing the praises of your name.” Psalm 9:2 (NIrV)
Scripture to read: Exodus 17:1-7, Water From the Rock
Summary: The people of God were in the desert with no water to drink. Because they were thirsty, they were angry at Moses, and they were angry at God. Even in their anger, God loved his people and provided water in a miraculous way.
Activity: Have the kids make angry dragon heads by cutting out pieces of construction paper and gluing them to create their dragon’s face. As you work on these angry dragons, tell the kids that these dragons should remind them to think of how God has been good to them when they feel angry.
Make this week’s lesson real: Ask your kids if they know what the word mercy means. Look it up together if you need to. Then discuss some of the many ways God has shown mercy to all of you.
Here are some great discussion starters:
- Why were the Israelites so angry?
- Why did God love the Israelites even when they were angry?
- How can remembering God’s mercies help us to tame our anger?
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse.
Thank you for loving us, even when we are angry. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thank you for your support and may God bless you all!
THE KIDZONE TEAM