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Our elementary curriculum builds on the biblical foundation laid for kids in preschool. We want elementary kids to see the excellent character of our all-powerful God and why He is the hero of every story. We do that by looking at 36 godly character traits – one per month – with weekly Finish Lines that teach kids about God, His Word, and how He can help us reflect His character to the world.
Our character trait for March is TRUSTWORTHINESS! Check out the Monthly Overview for a snapshot of everything we will be learning about this month.
Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.
Talk about the story of the 12 spies in Numbers 13 and 14. Oftentimes, God does things we don’t expect, and His actions look different than we think they should. Sometimes, we have to wait a really long time for His promises to come true. Does that mean that He’s not trustworthy? Why not? When has it been easy for you to trust God’s plan? When has it been hard? God’s plan and timing are perfect even if they’re not what we want. He will always do what He says He will do because He is dependable without a doubt.
In our story this week, the Israelites were afraid of the giants they saw in the Promised Land. What are some of the things that might seem like giants in your life? (Examples: Trying out for a team, speaking in front of people, mean kids at school, confessing sin like admitting you lied or cheated, etc.) When you have one of these “giant” situations, instead of seeing it as something to be scared and run away from, like the 10 spies did, you can see it like Joshua and Caleb did: an opportunity to see how God is trustworthy and always keeps His promises! Talk about promises in God’s Word that you can remember when you are facing these giants. See if everyone in the car can name at least three promises of God and three characteristics of God.
Thank God for always keeping His promises to you. Ask Him to help you keep trusting His ways when they are different than what you expect. Thank God for being all-knowing, good, and all-powerful in every situation and for being dependable without a doubt.
Choose one of the following options to learn the memory verse (Hebrews 10:23 NLT) as a family. Write it with wipe off markers on your bathroom mirror. Practice “popcorn style,” where each family member says one word until the entire verse is completed. Write it on an index card and keep it in the car or make up your own hand motions.
Father, thank you for always being faithful. Help us to depend on you for all that we need and remember that your promises are true.