Memory Mastery: The 10 Commandments
Children who learn their memory mastery assignments receive special gifts to add to their Bible artifact collection.
Mission Mail: God is Our Help
Papias is a 9 year old boy that lives in Zimbabwe. Papias cannot swim. One Sabbath his family went for a walk along the river. Mother and father told Papias to be careful on the rocks because they are very slippery. Papias' brother saw a fish and reached in the water and grabbed it. Papias wanted to grab one, too, so he bent over to reach in. He lost his footing and fell in the water. Oh no! His head went under water, and he prayed to God for help. His sister called their parents over. Suddenly, his mother jumped in and pulled him out of the water. Father wrapped him up in his warm jacket. Papias learned that it's important to obey your parents and to learn to swim. He also was very glad that God is our help.
Bible Story: Shipwrecked
Table Time: Place Mats
Today children decorated place mats to be used at fellowship dinner next week.
Early Bird Special: Block Tower Shake Down
Children who arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 AM get to do a bonus activity in Sabbath School. Today our early birds built a tower with blocks and saw what happens when an earthquake shakes it down. Our Bible story today is about an earthquake that caused the prison doors to open.
Nature Nugget: Rainbows
Today in our nature lesson, the children learned how a rainbow is formed in the sky. They reviewed the colors in the rainbow. They remembered that God put the rainbow in the sky to remind Noah and us that He would never flood the whole earth again. The Bible says in Hebrews 10:23, "He who promised is faithful." God has never flooded the whole earth again. God always keeps His promises to us. Below is a fun little video by another little kid reviewing the colors in the rainbow.
Memory Mastery: Moses Receives the 10 Commandments
Finally, a few of our children are able to say their memory mastery story line: "Moses Receives the 10 Commandments - Exodus chapter 24 and chapter 31 verse 18." Children who recite this memory mastery assignment receive their very own replica of the widow's mites coins, the start of their Bible artifact collection.
Mission Mail: Jordan's Lesson in Love
Our mission story today is about a 6 year old boy named Jordan who lives in Zimbabwe. Jordan has a little brother Sifa who is 3 years old. Sifa is so big that he thinks he can do everything big brother does. Jordan's parents got him a bicycle. He practiced a lot with his training wheels. Often Sifa would want to get on, too, so they would ride together. One day, father took the training wheels off. Jordan couldn't ride the bike well without training wheels, and he especially couldn't get Sifa on to ride, too. Sifa was so sad he started to cry. A neighbor offered to help them, but the only way for Sifa to ride was for Jordan to get off completely. Jordan wanted to share with his little brother, so while the neighbor steered the bike, Sifa rode, and Jordan pushed from behind. Sifa was so happy. Jordan was happy that he could make Sifa happy. That's God's kind of love.
Bible Story: Prison Praises
Table Time: Paul and Silas in Prison Coloring Page
Today during craft time, the children colored a picture of Paul and Silas praying in prison.