In the Beginning
Sin Enters God’s World (Genesis 3:1-24)
Bible Point: God always loves us.
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” (Ephesians 3:18)
It’s not too difficult to think of something you’ve done wrong. What words do you think God would use to describe how he felt about you the moment you made a bad choice?
Spoiler alert: The right answer is not shame or disappointment. God always loves you no matter what. Although their sin separated Adam and Eve from God, God still loved them. They were still his image-bearers, and God would send Jesus to get rid of sin and shame for good.
God, thanks for loving me—even when I choose me over you. You love me no matter what, and I love you, too. In Jesus’ name, amen.
River Ridge Kids
Lesson 3: A Widow Shares Her Last Bread
1 Kings 17:8-16
Dig In to the Bible
· Read: 1 Kings 17:8-16
Classroom: RR Kid Elementary
· In This Passage: Elijah needs food, so God sends him to a poor widow. She’s down to her last meal’s worth of food and has nothing to give, but she generously gives to Elijah anyway. God is generous as well and continues to replenish the widow’s food supply for as long as she needs.
· Bible Point: God is generous…
· Application: …so we’re generous.
· Summary Verse: “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us” (2 Corinthians 1:4).
· 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 heart in how he provided for the widow…and in everything, he has given to them.
· About: What’s the most generous thing anyone has ever done for you? How does that reflect God’s heart?
Dig In to Prayer
· Pray that God will open your kids’ eyes to his own generosity and that they will give generously as a natural response.
What Do Angels Do—And Are They Still Doing It?
TODAY’S BIBLE BASE
Bold Bible Truth
God is at work today.
“Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” (Hebrews 1:14)
• Angels protect God’s people. 2 Kings 6:16-17; Psalm 91:11-12
• Angels proclaim God’s messages. Luke 1:11-13; Hebrews 2:2
• Angels worship God. Luke 2:13-14; Psalm 89:5
• Angels encourage God’s people. Judges 6:11-12
• We may have seen angels and not known it. Hebrews 13:2