May Editor’s Notes

May Editor’s Notes

PERSEVERANCE IS A RESPONSE OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD. WEEK 1 We start the month in Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1-2 as we listen in on the last conversation Jesus had with His disciples before going back to heaven. He gave them a huge mission—to share His message to ends of the earth. He also promised that they wouldn’t have to do it alone. He would send the Holy Spirit to help. When the Holy Spirit did come at Pentecost, the Spirit gave the disciples power to accomplish the task Jesus set out for... Read More
April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

HOPE IS A RESPONSE OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD . WEEK 1 We start the month with friends of Jesus who had lost all hope. John records an incredible moment that we find in John 11:1-45. When Lazarus died, Jesus used the opportunity to point people to God. Jesus was stronger than even death itself and raised Lazarus back to life four days after he had died. Bottom Line: Whatever happens, remember how powerful God is. God can do amazing things in your life. We pray that kids will understand that when... Read More
March Editor’s Notes

March Editor’s Notes

INDIVIDUALITY IS A REFLECTION OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD. WEEK 1 We start the month by looking closely at Genesis 1:26-28. When God created people, He did something special. He created them in His image and gave them the job of taking care of creation. Bottom Line: God made me in His image. We hope to help kids understand that being made in the image of God means we can love, show kindness, be creative, solve problems, and care for others all because we reflect and respond to God’s character.... Read More
February Editor’s Notes

February Editor’s Notes

Service is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why should you serve others? Service often includes going above and beyond to help someone in need. For many preteens, they might wonder why they should go to all that work. This question gives them a chance to discuss why it’s worth it to go out of their way to serve and help point others to Jesus. We start the month in John 13:1-17 where Jesus offered an incredible example of service. When the disciples show up to the meal... Read More
January Editor’s Notes

January Editor’s Notes

Self-control is a response of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: When do you lose control? The best way to discover how you should respond with self-control in a situation is to imagine the moments when you most feel like losing control. We pray that our preteens not only start to identify the areas of their life where they have a tendency to struggle, but also create a plan for how to rely on God to help them. We start with a word picture Solomon writes in Proverbs 25:28. Solomon uses... Read More
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