WEEK THREE: EARLY LEARNERS

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 4

Recommended Preschool - 3rd Grade with their families. 

God of us all, help us to remember that you are with us every single minute and give us patience to be still and listen for your wisdom in our everyday lives.  Amen.

 

God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble

James 4:6

A gigantic staircase to Heaven

THE STORY: The Tower of Babel

“A gigantic staircase to heaven” found on page 48 of the Jesus Storybook Bible

 

THE DISCUSSION

Why did the people of Babel begin building a tall tower?

 

How did God stop the people from building the tower?

 

How can we reach heaven?

 

What have we learned in our lessons about being wise in the eyes of God?

THE ACTIVITY

Follow along with the five-finger prayer:

Thumb (people who are close to you) These are your close friends and family, often the first you think about when you pray. Give thanks to God and ask his protection on your parents, siblings, friends, and classmates.

Pointer (people who point the way) These are leaders in your life, such as teachers and pastors. Offer God your thanksgiving for them and ask him to help them in their important work.

Tall Finger (people in authority) The big people in the world need prayer too. Ask God to give wisdom to our government, military, and police.

Ring Finger (people who are weak) This is your weakest finger. We should remember others who are sick, live in poverty, or are treated badly. Pray that Jesus would give them new strength.

Little Finger (your own needs) God wants to hear your needs too, especially when you put others first. Pray for your own growth in mind, body, and spirit.

THE BLESSING

Take turns saying to each family member, while making the sign of the cross on the other's forehead: May the Lord make you meek and humble like Jesus.

MEMORY VERSE

 

 ...From there, the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:9 (NIV)

Catherine Collier talks about the themes in this week's lesson! 

FROM THE CLERGY

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