Is there anything more precious that watching two three-year-old friends walking around the room doing everything together? They don’t care if they’re a different gender, race, or socio-economic level. They just know they enjoy each other’s company, and that they’re “Better Together.” It’s a joy to watch.
God gave us a very precious gift when He gave us the gift of friendship, and we’re celebrating that all month long. We’re even having a friendship day party at the very end of the month.
While we celebrate friendship, your preschoolers will hear about David and Jonathan. Their story is one of the greatest friendship stories ever told and truly teaches us all what friendship is all about. Our preschoolers will hear that friends do lots of fun things together. We eat together and play together. Friends take care of one another too. And, friends help one another. Finally, friends praise God together.
It’s a month full of friendship! Celebrate each and every of your First Look Friends.
We tend to talk about our lives using words that highlight our ownership of things and circumstances. Words like my, ours, and mine. And those words can make a huge difference on how we see the world. As long as we keep using these words, we can tend to believe that our stuff will make us happy and that putting more stuff into our boxes will make us even happier.
But the truth is just the opposite. That’s why this month, we want to explain something to kids about contentment. It is deciding to be happy with what you’ve got. In other words, you can choose to be happy because of what God has actually given you. You can choose to shift your focus away from what you don’t have and toward what God desires to do with the life you have. When you trust him with your life, you become more focused on being grateful for everything He’s already given to you.
The Bible has a lot to say about contentment. This month, we’re going to unpack several of those moments where people learned something about contentment as well as some key principles about how we can live our lives focused on trusting God no matter what.
Our Memory Verse is Philippians 4:12b (NIrV), “I have learned the secret of being content no matter what happens. I am content whether I am well fed or hungry. I am content whether I have more than enough or not enough.”
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We love offering little nuggets of advice, support, or sympathy. They come in handy when we want people to feel better. But what if the guidance you’re giving or receiving just isn’t true? What if God Never Said That?
This four-week series tackles common myths about God, like “God wants you happy” or “God never gives you more than you can handle,” and how those myths keep us from having a deeper relationship with Him