Sept 2017: SuperKids
It’s time for a favorite of preschoolers and their leaders! It’s Super Kids month! All kids want to be Super Kids, and they can when they realize that God is always with them. Because God is with them, they can be brave. Because God is with them, they can be strong. Because God is with them, they can be courageous. Because God is with them, they can be wise.
We want our preschoolers to know that when they know God is always with them, they can be super! This month, our preschoolers will learn that we can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. Yes, super – the kind of super that really matters – comes from God, and it’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do.
We will start our Super Kid month with the story of Elijah and the fire. The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be brave.” The children will hear how Elijah trusted God to be with him as he challenged those who worshiped the fake god Baal. He was brave as he stood up to the king who worshiped an idol rather than the one true God.
Then, the children will meet one of the strongest women in the Bible, Esther. The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be strong.” We’re not talking about the normal super power strong, we’re talking about the strength that only God can supply. Esther used this strength to save her people.
In week three, preschoolers will meet another woman from the Bible, Rahab and learn how her trusting God kept two spies safe. The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be courageous.”Because God was with her, Rahab had the courage to keep Joshua’s spies safe and therefore saved her family from harm.
We’ll finish the month with the story of Joshua and how he knocked down a city wall by just walking around it! The story focus is “when God is with me, I can be wise.” God told Joshua to lead his men to walk around the city of Jericho’s wall without weapons, just trumpets. That must of sounded pretty unusual to Joshua, but he was wise and trusted God and did what God said. This story is a favorite of preschoolers everywhere.
We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that God will use them to do super things when they trust that He is ways with them and do things His way. THAT is what makes a super kid…well…super!