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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 CONSISTENCY! 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.
Review the story of God delivering the Israelites from Egypt in Exodus 14. Were the Israelites always faithful? (No.) Did God change His mind about how much He loved them? (No.) Do you think you could ever do something that would make God change His mind about loving you? (No. God is faithful and loves you no matter what.) If your actions are not consistent, will God stop keeping His promises? (No. God is a promise-keeping God.) Why do you think that? If we are not consistent, could there still be consequences for our actions? (Yes, sin often has consequences even if we ask for forgiveness.) How does it make you feel knowing God’s love for you does not depend on anything you do?
Practice the memory verse (Psalm 119:4-6) stop-and-go style! When you are about 100 feet from a stoplight or stop sign, start saying the verse as fast as you can. The goal is to get through the entire verse before you have to stop at the light or the sign. If you don’t make it in time, pause when you reach the light/sign and then pick it back up when you start driving again.
Thank God for the many times He has stayed consistent, even when you were not. Ask Him to remind you who He is in times when you are tempted to forget. Thank Him that His love for you is not dependent on anything you have done, and that nothing can separate you from Him.
How can you practice consistency this summer? Remember, consistency is constantly following God and His Word. Make a bucket list as a family of ways you want to actively follow God and His Word this summer. (Examples: Pick a ‘verse of the week’ and a way to live it out that week, choose to memorize Scripture as a family, come up with ways you can serve others this summer, etc.)
Father, thank you for always being consistent even when I am not. Help me to remember that you are a promise-keeping God, and that your love is not based on my actions.