This past Wednesday was our third week back after Christmas break and I think our kids are getting settled into the new changes that came along with the new year. It is so fun to see the kids excited and engaging in the music, lesson and small group time throughout the night!
Prek/Kindergarten – This Wednesday, our kids continue to look at Jesus’ life here on earth. After going through His birth and the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, last night the prek/kind room saw how Jesus called men to follow Him. These men were nothing special, and Jesus did not need their help or gifts. Rather, we see how Jesus comes to save sinners. These 12 had one common characteristic – they were all helpless sinners. Jesus continues to show His intention here on earth; He has come to save sinners. This may be one of the hardest parts for us to embrace, but we can do nothing on our own to earn salvation. There is only one way and we must rely completely on Jesus to help us.
1st – 5th grade – Wednesday night continued in the 3rd of 5 lessons on Self Control. Wed our kids learned that we must SELECT our words carefully. Proverbs 21:23 – whoever keeps his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Our words make a huge difference in the relationships we have. Wed. night the kids got to see an example what happens with our words. Using a tube of toothpaste our kids squeezed it out as fast as they could. The next challenge was to try to get the toothpaste back into the tube. It is nearly impossible to get toothpaste back in once it is squeezed out. Our words are much like this example. We cannot take them back once we have spoken. Yes there is forgiveness and you can work through any hurt that words may cause, but you are not able to unsay something. This is why the bottom line for the night “SELECT our words carefully”.
As we continue to move into this new year, if there are any questions, if you would like more information about our Wednesday night program or if you would like to get involved in one of volunteer roles; please contact me anytime!