“Love God. Love People.” It’s the greatest commandment in a nutshell. Your actions should show others that you love God and love people. We ended March with Easter Sunday and we begin April with learning about the early church. Our preschoolers will learn that the early church wasn’t about a building, but about a group of people meeting together to worship and share life with one another. They will learn that they can be just like those people in the early church. They can share and help each other and worship God together.
The theme for the month is, “My Neighborhood,” because we are to “love our neighbor”. Throughout the month, we will emphasize that we are to love each and every neighbor in our neighborhood as we talk about who those people might be.
Jesus never promised that following Him would be easy. In fact, He said quite the opposite. “In this world you will have trouble.” But in the next breath He encourages His disciple with these words. “But have no fear, I have won the battle over the world.”
Jesus won the battle over the world as He persevered through the worst: rejection, violence, heartache, even death itself—all to rescue us. This is why the author of Hebrews told us to “fix our eyes on Jesus.”
In fact, the author of Hebrews has a lot to say about perseverance. This month, we’ll spend most of our time in the book of Hebrews where we’ll discover more about what the Bible says about perseverance. We will define perseverance as refusing to give up when life gets hard. The message that we want to leave with our students is that while we may feel like giving up sometimes we will find the strength to endure if we put our trust in God’s supernatural power.
April’s memory verse . Isaiah 40:31 (NIrV), “But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow week.”
Multiply Youth Ministry:
Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. For the month of April we will be focusing on how much it matters when you pray.
This four-week series will be focused in on Paul's prayers for the early church and the "so that" statements he used in his writing. Each week, we learn to pray so that:
Christ may dwell in our hearts.
we'll understand every good thing in Christ.
we'll have one mind and voice to glorify God.
we can discern what is best .