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Posts with the category “impact-kids-leaders”

May 1
April 24th, 2024
Jesus is forever. Forever is a hard concept for kids (and adults!) to understand. And for some kids, the idea of heaven might seem boring, and thinking about being there forever could be a little inti...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
April 24
April 17th, 2024
God is strong. Kids love to demonstrate their physical strength. Whether it’s a preteen boy jumping to hit a door frame or a preschooler carrying a heavy bag, kids value strength. Help them see that i...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
April 17
April 10th, 2024
God is miraculous. Most kids probably haven’t seen such amazing miracles as someone coming back to life! This lesson may raise questions about how God can work through us as he worked through Paul. He...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
April 10
April 3rd, 2024
God is the only God. Kids probably can’t relate to Paul and Barnabas’ experience exactly—they’ve probably never mistaken them for a god, and they probably never mistook someone else for a god. However...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
April 3
March 27th, 2024
Jesus is powerful. The Holy Spirit can be a bit mysterious, especially to kids. Who is he? What does he do? Because of this mystery, it can be tempting to avoid talking too much about the Holy Spirit....  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Mar 27
March 20th, 2024
God wins. Kids love winning. They celebrate victory in a soccer game or even a board game. There’s just nothing like the feeling of victory! Help kids see that even though we win some games and lose s...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Mar 20
March 13th, 2024
Jesus does hard things. Nobody wants to do hard things, and that includes kids! Hard things for kids could be as small as eating their broccoli or cleaning the bathroom, or they could be more signific...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Mar 6
February 28th, 2024
Jesus is servant-hearted. It’s one thing to serve by doing something you enjoy anyway. But Jesus took on the role of a servant, even though he seemed too important to do that. Help kids humble themsel...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Feb 28
February 21st, 2024
Jesus stands up for God. One distinction this lesson makes is that standing up for God isn’t about judging what everyone is doing; it’s about standing up when people do things in God’s name that don’t...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Feb 21
February 14th, 2024
Jesus knows us. One of the greatest cries of the human heart is to be known, understood, and loved. That goes for kids, too. Help kids take comfort in the fact that Jesus knows them, loves them, and i...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Feb 14
February 7th, 2024
God cares about our details. Most kids know that God cares for them in general, but they may be surprised to hear that God cares about the details of their lives. Help kids take comfort in the fact th...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Feb 7
January 31st, 2024
Jesus is the vine. This lesson is a guiding principle behind the whole Heart of God theme. An apple branch doesn’t try to produce apples; it does because of the power that flows through the tree and o...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Jan 31
January 24th, 2024
Jesus is dependable. Kids can be easily distracted from keeping their word. Use this lesson to show kids that even when there are disruptions, they can be dependable and follow through when they promi...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Jan 24
January 17th, 2024
Jesus is bold. Bold faith can be hard for kids. Being bold about their beliefs may cause them to be teased or rejected. Help kids see that when we’re bold about loving others, we reflect Jesus’ heart!...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Jan 17
January 10th, 2024
Jesus is our friend. Friendships among kids can be fickle. Help kids see that Jesus was a good friend even when it wasn’t good for his reputation. Jesus befriended the unpopular guy! Help kids realize...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Dec 6
November 29th, 2023
Jesus is humble. Humility seems to be a lost art form these days. Our culture teaches kids to have a “me, me, me” attitude. And most kids naturally focus more on getting than giving. Help kids see tha...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Nov 29
November 15th, 2023
Jesus is different. Being different (or weird) isn’t usually something kids aspire to. They don’t typically want to stand out as unusual! Help kids see that when we live the way Jesus lived, we will s...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Nov 15
November 8th, 2023
God is generous. Generosity is hard for kids. Even just sharing can be a challenge, but generosity is giving above and beyond what most people would consider reasonable. Help kids see God’s generous h...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Nov 8
November 1st, 2023
God is our provider. Kids may not be used to thinking of God as their provider. The way they get their food may not seem as miraculous to them as a door-to-door raven delivery service. Help kids see t...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Nov 1
October 25th, 2023
God is praiseworthy. Kids celebrate a lot of things! They celebrate sports, celebrities, special occasions, and more. Help kids tap into their celebrating spirit as they consider how to connect with G...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Oct 25
October 18th, 2023
God values people. On some level, kids will be able to relate to David. Many have had people perpetually bully them, and all have known people who at least annoy them. The idea of being able to put a ...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Oct 18
October 11th, 2023
God is real. This lesson will help kids explore modern-day idols. They’re probably not statues like Dagon, but they may be things kids put before God. Help kids understand that because God is real, we...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Oct 11
October 4th, 2023
The Lord knows all things and works in all things. He knows exactly where you are and exactly what you want and need before you even say it! All of those things matter to Him, and His greatest desire ...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Oct 4
September 27th, 2023
God speaks. Kids have busier schedules than ever. Without a break in their activities, it can be hard for kids to have room to listen for God. Use this lesson to encourage kids to pause for at least a...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Sept 27
September 20th, 2023
God is special. This passage focuses on God’s holiness. We’re using a more kid friendly term for holiness: special. Help kids know that God is so special, Moses’ face glowed just because he spent time...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Sept 20
September 13th, 2023
God is loyal. Kids’ friendships can be anything but loyal. They can end over the simplest things: a misunderstanding, a difference of opinion, or affiliation with unpopular kids. Help kids see that ev...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Sept 13
September 6th, 2023
God shows grace. Grace is a lot easier to accept than to extend. Most kids have no problem believing that God loves and forgives them, even when they don’t deserve it. But when other people are acting...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Sept 6
August 30th, 2023
God doesn’t change. So often, God in the Bible can seem like a different God from the one in kids’ lives today. He can seem bigger, more miraculous, and more powerful. Help kids understand that God do...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt
Aug 30
July 25th, 2023
God is creative. He created our whole world and every amazing thing in it. And God created us! People are God’s most special creation because He made us in His image. Being made in God’s image means t...  Read More
by Amy Erdelt