elementary

august 2022

Love starts and ends with God. Love has always been the point of how God has interacted with the world. Since the beginning of time, God’s love has always been on display. That’s why we chose love to kick off a year through the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God inspired writers of Scripture, whose works come together to tell God’s Big Story. But God’s love isn’t just about what happened in history. God loves US today! And we have the chance to share God’s love with others, right here and now. We know that God loved us first. God loved us enough to send Jesus for us. In response, we can show how much we love God by loving others . . . and showing people how much they matter to us.

1st – 3rd grade

August 7th

Matthew 22:34-40 is where we begin this month. The religious leaders asked Jesus: out of the hundreds of laws the Jewish people were to follow, which were the most important? Jesus said that everything written in the Jewish Scriptures was based on loving God and loving others as you love yourself. For Jesus, love was most important and the foundation for everything.

Bottom Line: Love God by loving others.

 

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August 14th

As we travel back to the creation narrative in Genesis 1-2, we read how God created the world . . . and it was good. God created people—Adam and Eve—to live in the world, enjoy it, and cultivate it. Adam and Eve had a close, personal relationship with God and with each other. God created people to care for each other and work together to care for everything that God had made.

Bottom Line: God made us to take care of each other.

 

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August 21st

As we head to Genesis 3, we see that although Adam and Eve had an unbroken, loving relationship with God, ultimately they decided not to trust God’s plan. God gave them one simple rule to obey: don’t eat from that tree. Adam and Eve decided to break the one rule . . . and when they did, it changed the course of history. But God never stopped loving people. God had a plan to continue a relationship with us—which culminated when God sent Jesus to be our Savior.

Bottom Line: God loves us no matter what.

 

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August 28th

God’s plan was to show love through the world, starting with one man’s family. That man was Abram—later called Abraham. We’ll discover Abram’s story as we jump ahead to Genesis 12:1-9, 15:1-6. God promised Abram that his descendants would become a great nation that would show love to the world. God told Abram to pack up his family and move . . . and Abram wasn’t exactly sure how things would play out. But he followed God and trusted that God would provide.

Bottom Line: God has a plan to show love to the world.

 

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tweens

August 7th

Key Question: What do you love?

We begin this month in Matthew 22:34- 40. The religious leaders asked Jesus: out of the hundreds of laws the Jewish people were to follow, which were the most important? Jesus said that everything written in the Jewish Scriptures was based on loving God and loving others as you love yourself. For Jesus, love was most important and the foundation for everything.

 

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August 14th

Key Question: How do you know when someone loves you?

As we travel back to the creation narrative in Genesis 1-2, we read how God created the world . . . and it was good. God created people—Adam and Eve—to live in the world, enjoy it, and cultivate it. Adam and Eve had a close, personal relationship with God and with each other. God created people to care for each other and work together to care for everything that God had made.

 

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August 21st

Key Question: Who has loved you even when you’ve messed up?

As we head to Genesis 3, we see that although Adam and Eve had an unbroken, loving relationship with God, ultimately they decided not to trust God’s plan. God gave them one simple rule to obey: don’t eat from that tree. Adam and Eve decided to break the one rule . . . and when they did, it changed the course of history. But God never stopped loving people. God had a plan to continue a relationship with us—which culminated when God sent Jesus to be our Savior.

 

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August 28th

Key Question: When have you made a plan?

God’s plan was to show love through the world, starting with one man’s family. That man was Abram—later called Abraham. We’ll discover Abram’s story as we jump ahead to Genesis 12:1-9, 15:1-6. God promised Abram that his descendants would become a great nation that would show love to the world. God told Abram to pack up his family and move . . . and Abram wasn’t exactly sure how things would play out. But he followed God and trusted that God would provide.

 

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small groups

Tween Small Groups: KidsQuest small groups are where we engage with our 4th and 5th-grade kids from home. As times have changed, so has the way we interact with our students. We desire to keep the relationship going after our Sunday morning services. We meet every Thursday night at 7pm on Zoom. For more information, click the button below.