Solid Rock Kids: Elijah Goes to Heaven

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As we continue our eight-week journey through Covenant History, we have arrived at the character of Elijah! This week, we’ll discuss what faithfulness looks like. Continue to reinforce memory verses from previous weeks as you discuss this week’s questions.

Bible Passage to reread: 2 Kings 2

Memory Verse to reinforce: Hebrews 11:6b (NIrV): “God... rewards those who look to him.”

Key Ideas: God rewards faithfulness.

Questions to ask your kids:

What does faithfulness mean? 

Who are some people from the Bible who showed faithfulness? 

Why should you obey God even when no one notices? 

Solid Rock Kids: Solomon's Good Name

In Lesson 7 of our look at Covenant History, we’ll explore the biblical character Solomon and talk about the importance of our choices and actions.

Bible Passage to reread: 1 Kings 10

Memory Verse to reinforce: Matthew 5:16 (NIrV): “‘Let your light shine so others can see it...bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.’”

Key Ideas: My actions can draw attention to God.

Questions to ask your kids:

Do you think Solomon honored God with his choices? 

How did the Queen of Sheba and others respond to King Solomon? 

How do you think others (teachers, friends, classmates, relatives) would describe the way you treat them? 

What are some things you can do to bring attention to God by acting in wise ways?

Solid Rock Kids: David & Goliath

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We’ve arrived at lesson 6 of our Covenant History portion of the Books of the Bible. This week, we’ll talk about courage as we revisit the story of David and Goliath.

Bible Passage to reread: 1 Samuel 17 

Memory Verse to reinforce: Romans 1:16a (NIrV): “I’m not ashamed of the good news.”

Key Ideas: I can stand strong in my faith

Questions to ask your kids:

How do you think David felt facing Goliath? 

What do you think gave David such courage? 

How can you rely on God for strength when faced with a challenge? 

How can you stand strong in your faith?

Solid Rock Kids: God Uses Rahab

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In Lesson 5 of the Covenant History portion of Books of the Bible, we look at the story of Rahab and consider how God can use us as part of His plan.

Bible Passage to reread: Joshua 2; 6:20–25 

Memory Verse to reinforce: Jeremiah 29:11a (NIrV): “‘I know the plans I have for you,’ announces the LORD. ‘I want you to enjoy success.’”

Key Ideas: I can play a part in God’s plan.

Questions to ask your kids:

How did God use Rahab in his plan? 

What can you learn from the story of Rahab? 

How can God use you as part of his plan?

Solid Rock Kids: God Gives Moses the Law

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Lesson 4 of the Books of the Bible series on Covenant History deals with the Ten Commandments.

Bible Passage to reread: Deuteronomy 4–7

Memory Verse to reinforce: Romans 6:23a (NIrV): “When you sin, the pay you get is death. But God gives you the gift of eternal life.”

Key Ideas: God wants me to avoid sin.

Questions to ask your kids:

How did God give the Ten Commandments to people? 

What are some of the Ten Commandments? 

Which of the Commandments are hardest for you to obey? 

What can you do when you realize you’ve sinned?

Solid Rock Kids: God Speaks to Moses

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We’ve reached Week 3 of the Books of the Bible series on Covenant History. This week, the lesson focuses on God calling Moses to lead His people out of Egypt.

Bible Passage to reread: Exodus 3–4

Memory Verse to reinforce: John 14:23 (NIrV): “Jesus replied, ‘...We will come to them and make our home with them.’”

Key Ideas: God wants a relationship with me.

Questions to ask your kids:

How did Moses feel about leading the Israelites out of Egypt?

Why do you think God chose Moses for that job? 

How did God speak to Moses? 

How can you have a relationship with God?

Solid Rock Kids: Joseph and His Brothers

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In the Books of the Bible curriculum, we’ll spend the first few weeks learning about Covenant History. Each week, we’ll post a short overview of the lesson and memory verse with questions for families to discuss. This week’s lesson focuses on Joseph and his brothers.

Bible Passage to reread: Genesis 37; 39–45 

Memory Verse to reinforce: Matthew 6:14a (NIrV): “Forgive other people when they sin against you.”

Key Ideas: God forgives me and I can forgive others. 

Questions to ask your kids:

What does forgiveness mean? 

Why is forgiveness important? 

What might have happened if Joseph didn’t forgive his brothers? 

Is there anyone you need to forgive? 

Solid Rock Kids: Noah and the Flood

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In the Books of the Bible curriculum, we’ll spend the first few weeks learning about Covenant History. Each week, we’ll post a short overview of the lesson and memory verse with questions for families to discuss. This week’s lesson is Noah and the Flood.

Bible Passage to reread:  Genesis 6–9

Memory Verse to reinforce: Jeremiah 10:12a (NIrV): “But God used his power to make the earth.”

Key Ideas: God is powerful. 

Questions to ask your kids:

Why did God send a great flood? 

Why do you think God saved Noah and his family from the flood? 

If you could choose only five animals to take on the ark, which would they be? 

Solid Rock Kids' Advent: Love

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Series: Advent: Wonders of His Love

Lesson: Love that Saves the World

Song: Jesus is Born

Summary: Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem. While they were there, the time came for Jesus to be born. Because there were so many people in town to be counted they couldn't find a place to stay. An innkeeper allowed them to stay in his barn—a stable.Most of us were born in pretty good conditions. But Jesus, our Savior, who is called our King, was born in a stable where animals lived and laid in a manger which was actually a feeding trough, a container that animals ate from. What do you make of this?

Activity: Popsicle stick manger ornament

Memory Verse:“Today your Savior was born in David’s town. He is Christ, the Lord.”

Luke 2:11

Scripture: Luke 2:1-20  

At that time, Augustus Caesar sent an order to all people in the countries that were under Roman rule. The order said that they must list their names in a register. 2 This was the first registration taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone went to their own towns to be registered.

4 So Joseph left Nazareth, a town in Galilee. He went to the town of Bethlehem in Judea. This town was known as the town of David. Joseph went there because he was from the family of David. 5 Joseph registered with Mary because she was engaged to marry him. (Mary was now pregnant.) 6 While Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have the baby. 7 She gave birth to her first son. There were no rooms left in the inn. So she wrapped the baby with cloths and laid him in a box where animals are fed.

8 That night, some shepherds were in the fields nearby watching their sheep. 9 An angel of the Lord stood before them. The glory of the Lord was shining around them, and suddenly they became very frightened. 10 The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, because I am bringing you some good news. It will be a joy to all the people. 11 Today

your Savior was born in David’s town. He is Christ, the Lord. 12 This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a feeding box.”

13 Then a very large group of angels from heaven joined the first angel. All the angels were praising God, saying:

14 “Give glory to God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace to the people who please God.”

15 Then the angels left the shepherds and went back to heaven. The shepherds said to each other, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened. We will see this thing the Lord told us about.”

16 So the shepherds went quickly and found Mary and Joseph. 17 And the shepherds saw the baby lying in a feeding box. Then they told what the angels had said about this child. 18 Everyone was amazed when they heard what the shepherds said to them.

19 Mary hid these things in her heart; she continued to think about them. 20 Then the shepherds went back to their sheep, praising God and thanking him for everything that they had seen and heard. It was just as the angel had told them.

Solid Rock Kids' Advent: Joy

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Series: Advent: Wonders of His Love

Lesson: Joy: The Weary World Rejoices

Song: Joy to the World

Summary: When Jesus was born, the angel appeared to shepherds to share the good news with them. The angel told them where they could find Jesus, and they went to visit him, rejoicing and praising God for sending Jesus to be with us. The angel told the shepherds that God loves us so much that he sent his Son to earth to be our Savior. What are some ways that you see God’s love for you in your everyday life?

Activity: Shepherd ornament

Memory Verse:“The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!”

Luke 2:20

Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 

8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

13-14 At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.

15-18 As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed.

19-20 Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!