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For Term 4 Kids’ Club will be exploring the Life of Moses.
You can find each week’s resources on this page. We encourage you to make this a family activity:

Sunday 25 October. Week 3 – Pharaohs’s Last 

This weeks memory verse:

“Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.” Proverbs 28:14 NIV

Have the kids find this verse in their Bibles, and read it several times out loud. Have them close their eyes and try to say the verse again.

At home lesson for little kids:

  1. Read this story with your kids –  Exodus 11:1-8, 12:29-32 Pharaoh Finally Gives In
  2. Watch this video 

At Home lesson for primary kids :

After completing this Sunday school lesson, the children will learn to look for God’s warnings about bad behaviour and how we can benefit when we listen to and obey God. 

Introduction:

Last week we learned how God spoke to Moses, telling him to go back to Egypt to help free the Israelites from Pharaoh’s grip. God gave Moses the words to say, and the power to perform miracles before Pharaoh to make him let the people go. To convince Pharaoh he was dealing with the one and only true God, He sent ten plagues on Egypt. A little later, we will sing about these plagues (optional). But each time, Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he did not obey God. Instead, he did not let the people go. Our lesson today begins with the tenth plague. It was the most devastating plague of them all. It was Pharaoh’s last chance. It was his last warning. Let’s find out what happened.

  1. Read  Exodus 11:1-8, 12:29-32 Pharaoh Finally Gives In
  2. Do the quiz in APBC@Home
  3. Discussion questions:
    1. Show your kids these warning signs, ask them to guess what warnings they are.
    2. Where can we find the warnings that God gives us?
    3. Why do you think God gives us warning signs? 
    4.  Is having a fear of the Lord a good thing or a bad thing? Why?

APPLICATION

Although Pharaoh was given many signs to know God was in control, he did not fear Him. Instead, his heart was hardened and that led to disobedience. We have warning signs too. Not only are there signs that warn us about physical dangers, like we discussed earlier today, but the Bible is also full of warning signs. The Ten Commandments are a good example of some of these warnings, and there are many others. Therefore, what do we need to do to learn how to fear God and try to be obedient to Him in every area of our lives? 

Sunday 18 October. Week 2 – God speaks with Moses

At home lesson for little kids:

  1. Read this story with your kids –  EXODUS 3:1-15 (The story of Moses and the Burning Bush)
  2. Watch this video 

At Home lesson for primary kids :

After completing this Sunday school lesson, the children will learn that God desires to communicate with us and how important it is for us to listen. 

Last week we learned about how God protected Moses by having the Pharaoh’s daughter raise him as her own child. God had a plan for Moses from the time he was born. Now Moses is a married man, and it is time for God to tell Moses what to do. During this time, the Israelite people who are living in Egypt are being treated very badly. The Egyptians are using them like slaves to do all the hard work. However, the Israelites are God’s chosen people, so God is going to use Moses to free them from their suffering. Our lesson begins with Moses tending the sheep belonging to Jethro his Father-in-law.

  1. Read Exodus 3:1-15 (The story of Moses and the Burning Bush)
  2. Play the APBC@Home quiz 
  3. Questions: 
    1. Brainstorm as a family all the ways that people use to communicate with others. 
    2. Why do you suppose God chose a burning bush as a way to speak to Moses? 

God desires to communicate with us all the time. Sometimes however we are just too busy to listen to God. Perhaps we feel God has more important things to do than talk to us. But that cannot be further from the truth. God loves us very much and wants to tell us many things. That’s why we need to take time to pray and hear what God has to say. Let’s pray now, and ask God to help us to listen to Him. 

Pray together as a family. 

Sunday 11 October. Week 1 – Moses as a baby – God protects us

At home lesson for little kids:

  1. Read this story with your kids – Exodus 2:1-10 (The story of the birth of Moses)
  2. Watch this video 

At Home lesson for primary kids :

The memory verse for this 5-week series – display this in your home in a visible place to your kids over the coming 5 weeks. 

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 NIV

Have the kids find this verse in their Bibles, and read it several times out loud. Have them close their eyes and try to say the verse again.

Connecting it to Moses’ story 

Through this Sunday school lesson, the children will learn that God protects us and has a plan for each of our lives. 

Today we will learn about the birth of Moses. Moses was born a long time ago in Egypt. But he was not an Egyptian. He was an Israelite. At that time the Pharaoh of Egypt gave an order that every newborn baby boy was to be thrown into the Nile River and killed, but baby girls could live. That doesn’t sound fair, does it? Can you imagine the sadness parents had when a baby boy was born? But this is a story about how God can protect His own chosen people, even during evil times like this.

  1. Read Exodus 2:1-10 (The story of the birth of Moses)
  2. Play the quiz in the APBC@Home service
  3. Ask your kids: 
  • Brainstorm together a list of things that protect us (eg bicycle helmets, seat belts, gloves)
    and people that protect us (eg firefighter, police, lifeguard, God).
  • How do we see God’s protection in this story? 
  • Who makes you feel safe and protected?

APPLICATION 

We use many things to protect us for instance helmets, gloves and heavy coats in the winter. People also protect us from harm, such as firefighters, police and lifeguards. God’s protection is always there, even when we don’t know it. He has a plan for us just as He did for Moses. Although things may seem difficult at the time, God is always working in us for the good.

The Bible says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

This week, everyone should spend some time in prayer, thanking God for His protection. Remember, our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2020 – THE PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT 

For Pre/Lower primary:
  1. Read the story to your kids
  2. Watch the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
  3. Spot the Difference worksheet
For Upper Primary:
  1. Read the story with your kids before the service
  2.  Have a time of discussion about what the parable means:
    • Jesus tells this parable in response to Peter’s question. What did Peter ask?
    • So how often are we supposed to forgive someone?
    • You think seventy times seven may be a lot, but when two sevens are used in the New Testament, it means infinity. That means we have to forgive forever. Why do you think Jesus didn’t let us have a specific number?
    • Retell the parable of the unforgiving servant. 
          • What did he do wrong?
          • Why was it all right for him to be forgiven but not to forgive others?
          • What request is in the Lord’s prayer about forgiveness?
          • Do we really want to be forgiven by God the way we may forgive others?
          • Why is forgiveness so important?
          • Who can you forgive today? (Don’t forget yourself!)

During the APBC@Home service each week there will be a parable quiz – See who remembers the most in your family!

SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2020 – THE PARABLE OF THE WISE AND FOOLISH BUILDER 

For Pre/Lower primary:
  1. Read the story to your kids
  2. Watch the Wise and Foolish Builder Video 
  3. Print off the craft page
For Upper Primary:
  1. Read the story with your kids before the service
  2.  Have a time of discussion about what the parable means:
    • What is a parable?
    • What are comparable to parables today?
    • Describe what makes a man wise.
    • What makes a man foolish?
    • Which type of house would you build?
    • Where shouldn’t you build a house?
    • Why shouldn’t we build on sand?
    • What is “sand” thinking and acting like?
    • What is “rock” thinking?
    • Why is “rock” thinking better than “sand” thinking?
    • What was Jesus teaching us?
    • What kind of a foundation have you established with God?
  3. During the APBC@Home service each week there will be a parable quiz – See who remembers the most in your family!

SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2020 – THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP

For Pre/Lower primary:
  1. Read The Lost sheep and Coin to your kids
  2. Watch The Lost Sheep 
  3. Print off the craft page 
For Upper Primary:
  1.  Read The Lost sheep and Coin with your kids before the service
  2.  Have a time of discussion about what the parable means:
    • If you had 100 sheep and one was missing, would you go look for it?
    • Who was going to watch the 99 sheep while the shepherd was gone?
    • What does this story tell us about God’s love for us?
    • Why do you think Jesus told this parable?
    • What does it mean to you today?
    • Try retelling it in modern words.
  3. During the APBC@Home service each week there will be a parable quiz – See who remembers the most in your family!

SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2020 – THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 

For Pre/Lower primary:
  1. Read The Good Samaritan to your kids
  2. Watch The Good Samaritan 
  3. Print off the craft page 
For Upper Primary:
  1.  Read the Parable of The Good Samaritan with your kids before the service
  2.  Have a time of discussion about what the parable means:
    • When have you been like the victim in the story? Who was your Good Samaritan?
    • When have you been like the priest or the Levite in the story? Why was it hard to help someone in need?
    • When have you been like the good Samaritan in the story? What made you want to help someone in need?
  3. Engage during the week –  Jesus taught that we should treat others the way we want to be treated—even if it’s someone we don’t like too much. That might mean forgetting about ourselves in order to help someone else. Print or use the Dear Journal activity page as a guide.  Allow your kids a short time to think about the person they might choose and to pray for them. Encourage your kids to continue writing in their Dear Journal page each day this week. Remind them that they can ask God to help them treat others the way they want to be treated.
  4. During the APBC@Home service each week there will be a parable quiz – See who remembers the most in your family!

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2020 – THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON 

For Pre/Lower primary:

  1. Read The Son that Left Home to your kids 
  2. Watch The Parable of the Prodigal son 
  3. Print off the maze worksheet 

For Upper Primary:

  1.  Read the Parable Prodigal Son with your kids before the service: HERE 
  2.  Have a time of discussion about what the parable means, you don’t need to answer all of these questions, these are used to guide your discussion:

Young Brother (ran away)

•How did this brother dishonour his father?

•How did the Father respond to this bad behaviour?

•What do you think it would take to make the Father stop loving this Son?

•What do you think the Son will do next?

Older Brother (stayed home)

•How did this brother dishonour his father?

•How did the Father respond to this bad behaviour?

•What do you think it would take to make the Father stop loving this Son?

•What do you think the Son will do next?

Ask follow up questions to ensure they understand the objective of the lesson.

  • Which brother do you think Jesus wants us to copy?
  • Which brother do you think deserved to be forgiven by the Father?
  • What does this the Father in this story show us about God?
  • According to this story, what kind of people does God not love?

Ask the children to think about one real person they know, or have heard about that seems like a very “bad” person. Then ask the following questions:

  • How does God feel about that person?
  • How does God want you to feel about that person?
  • Ask them to begin to pray for that person and to ask God to help them love that person better.
  • Make a plan to do that tonight

3. During the APBC@Home service each week there will be a parable quiz – See who remembers the most in your family!

 

 

 

SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2020 – THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER 

For Pre/Lower primary:
For Upper Primary:
  1.  Read the Parable of The sower with your kids before the service – It’s in 3 gospels read as many as you like:
  2.  Have a time of discussion about what the parable means:
    • What is the meaning of the parable of the sower and the seeds?
    • How could you explain that story today?
    • What are some of the cares of the world?
    • How can we be rich soil for the Word of God to be planted in?
  3. During the APBC@Home service each week there will be a parable quiz – See who remembers the most in your family!