Welcome to the Plano Kids Kit! Parents, we wanted to take our weekend kids content and make it even more engaging for your family with faces your kids should recognize from Sunday mornings. Plus, we have simplified the format and added in the drama portion of the elementary lesson. Find a time this week that works for your family to WATCH, READ, DISCUSS, and DO together!
Note: This week we will link you over to the Dallas version of the Kids Kit for the preschool material, but, stay tuned, we will be adding the preschool lesson to the Plano page next week.
Elementary Curriculum Kit for May 3
Our elementary curriculum builds on the biblical foundation laid for kids in preschool. We want them 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 May is HUMILITY.
HUMILITY Definition: Having a right view of who God is, who I am, and who you are
THIS MONTH'S Memory Verse: “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out
only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”
Philippians 2:3-11 NLT
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This passage tells us about the humility of Jesus. Jesus was GOD and deserved to stay in heaven. Yet out of His great love for us, He chose to come to earth as a human. Jesus even chose to obey God to the point of dying an embarrassing and painful death on the cross for our sins. Jesus is the perfect example of humility, and we are to follow His example. Now, can we follow His example perfectly? No. Only Jesus can be perfectly humble, but because of His humility, He offers us salvation and forgiveness for all the times we’re not perfect! While our imperfect humility can’t bring salvation to others, like Jesus’ perfect humility did, it can help other people want to know more about our God!
- How do verses 3 & 4 in the passage above describe humility? (not being selfish or trying to be impressive, thinking of others, taking an interest in others) Who is our perfect example of humility? (Jesus)
- What is the difference between pride and humility? (Pride is when we think of ourselves first, thinking we can do it ourselves or trying to get things for ourselves because we think we deserve it. Pride is what leads us to sin. Humility is being free from pride and not thinking of yourself first. It is realizing your talents and gifts are from God, putting your worth in Him, admitting you can never live up to His holiness and perfection, seeing how much you need Him and asking for His help.)
- What does verse 8 in the Philippians passage say was Jesus’ ultimate example of humility? (He died on a cross. Dying on a cross was the most humiliating and painful way to die. However, Jesus chose to humble Himself even to die on a cross. He knew it was the ONLY way to save us and bring glory to the Father.)
- Discuss as a family ways that you can show humility towards others in your lives today.
Secret Servant – Write down on small pieces of paper the names of everyone in your family. Fold up the pieces of paper and put them into a hat. Each person draws a name from the hat, reads it, and keeps the name they drew a secret from everyone else. Your mission this week is to think about and consider that person before yourself and serve them any chance you get. But there is a catch…You have to do it secretly so that they don’t know who their “secret servant” is! At the end of the week you can try and guess who your “secret servant” was. Be creative, be sneaky, be thoughtful, and be humble. Let’s go, church!
Looking for this week's Preschool lesson or additional content?
Click here to go to the Dallas campus version of the Kids Kit. Plano preschool content coming next week!