Parent Helps from the 5/31 Sermon on Romans 8:29-39

Parents, we want to give you some guidance when talking through the sermon from this Sunday with your kids. Maybe you can do a recap tonight during your family worship time or during dinner.

Be sure to check out the kids lesson for this Sunday @ goredemptionkids.com. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon:

  • Preschool
    • What was your favorite part about service today? (i.e. the music, a particular song, seeing Pastor Ed, spending time with mommy and daddy)
    • Today we talked about someone being “For Us”. Who is “for us” (or always wants the best for us)? (God)
    • God wants to protect His children. How has God protected or cared for you?
    • We know that God’s Word is the truth so we should hide it in our heart. Let’s try to memorize Romans 8:31b, “If God is for us, who can beĀ against us?”. Practice saying it together.
    • Pray, asking God to help you remember that He is for His children.
  • Elementary
    • Today we talked about someone being “For Us”. Who is “for us” (or always wants the best for us)? (God)
    • How has God taken care of you this past week?
    • In our children’s lesson this week we learn that the Israelites were complaining to God in the wilderness. What was something you complained about this week?
    • The Israelites complained that they were hungry and that God brought them to the wilderness to die. Do you think God wanted bad things for them? (No.)
    • In the children’s story, how did God take care of the Israelites while they were in the wilderness and complaining about being hungry? (God sent “bread from Heaven” or manna and quail.)
    • God provided for the Israelites when they asked for help. He wanted the best for them. Will God provide for you when you ask for help? (Yes.)
    • What do you need to ask God to help you with right now?
    • We know that God’s Word is the truth so we should hide it in our heart. Let’s try to memorize Romans 8:31b, “If God is for us, who can beĀ against us?”. Practice saying it together.
    • Pray, asking God to help you and asking Him to remind you that God cares for His children.
    • Be sure to check out the kids video and lesson for this week at goredemptionkids.com.

We hope this helps you talk with your kids about worship. We also want to point you to our children’s ministry weekly lessons which are only available on the blog at goredemptionkids.com. Remember the Bible is one big story and it is important for us to learn that whole story!

Parent Helps from the 5/24 Sermon on Romans 8:18-30

Parents, we want to give you some guidance when talking through the sermon from this Sunday with your kids. Maybe you can do a recap tonight during your family worship time or during dinner.

Be sure to check out the kids lesson for this Sunday @ goredemptionkids.com. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon:

  • Preschool
    • Suffering is when we feel pain because something is not right. Can you think about an example of time you felt pain because something was not right? (Remember kids are concrete thinkers so you may get concrete answers and have to guide them through this some.)
    • In today’s children’s ministry lesson we saw the people complain or grumble to Moses. Have you ever complained about something?
    • God took care of the people that grumbled to Moses. Did you know that God will take care of you too?
    • We can have HOPE that God cares for us. What is one way God takes care of you?
    • God always takes care of us. Pray now and ask God to keep taking care of you. (Remind the kids that God does everything for His glory and our good!)
    • Be sure to check out the kids video and lesson for this week at goredemptionkids.com.
  • Elementary
    • In Romans, it talks about suffering. Mr. Chris Reed told that suffering is something bad that gives us a feeling that something is not right or a feeling of distress. Can you think about an example of suffering in your life or someone you know?
    • Our children’s ministry lesson today talks about Moses and the Jewish people in the wilderness. Mr. Chris Reed talked about how the people grumbled to Moses. Hope makes us groan not grumble because groaning is an involuntary longing for a need and grumbling is a longing for a want. When is a time you grumbled (whined for something you didn’t need but you wanted)? When is a time you groaned (had a need that you desperately needed taken care of so you had to hope in God)?
    • Can you see that sometimes we miss out on having hope because we too busy grumbling for what we don’t need instead of seeking what you do need?
    • Even though there is suffering, there is also HOPE available. How would you define hope? (Mr. Chris Reed defined hope as a life-shaping certainty about the future. It means having a certainty that God has a plan and it is ultimately for His glory and our good. It is the joy we can find as we trust God.)
    • The last point of the sermon was that God is reliable. What does it mean to be reliable? (You always do and behave as you say you will, and you always follow through on what you say.)
    • Do you think God is reliable?
    • How has God shown you that He is reliable? (i.e. you prayed for something and you saw God take care of it; God provided for your needs today because He said He would take care of you…etc.)
    • Be sure to check out the kids video and lesson for this week at goredemptionkids.com.

We hope this helps you talk with your kids about worship. We also want to point you to our children’s ministry weekly lessons which are only available on the blog at goredemptionkids.com. Remember the Bible is one big story and it is important for us to learn that whole story!

Sermon Notes Guide for Kids

Parents, Redemption Church knows that you are the primary disciplemakers of your kids and we want to help! One great new tool for helping you to disciple your kids is a sermon notes guide. This resource will help enable elementary kids to stay present in the service by taking guided notes. We also believe this resource will help you to create additional discipleship moments with your kids. Just think, you can use their completed sermon notes to engage in conversations at your family worship time or during a family dinner.

Attached you will find the sermon notes document. There are a couple of great options for how you can use this document. Option 1, you can print the notes and allow your kids to complete them weekly. Option 2, have your kids look at the notes on a device and answer the questions on their own, separate sheet of paper. Option 3, open the document in an app of your choice where you can write and edit the sermon notes. All three options are excellent and will help keep kids engaged!

We hope this new tool helps you talk with your kids about worship each week. We also want to point you to our children’s ministry weekly lessons which are only available on the blog @ goredemptionkids.com. Remember the Bible is one big story and it is important for us to learn the whole story!

Parent Helps from the 5/17 Sermon on Romans 8:12-17

Parents, we want to give you some guidance when talking through the sermon from this Sunday with your kids. Maybe you can do a recap tonight during your family worship time or during dinner.

Be sure to check out the kids lesson for this Sunday @ goredemptionkids.com. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon:

  • Preschool
    • Mr. Taylor talked about our sin today. What is something sinful (having an icky heart, a choice that is not pleasing to God; a bad choice) that you have done this week?
    • instead of the bad choice what should you have done?
    • Did you know that God loves us and wants to help us make good choices?
    • What are some good choices you can make this week?
    • Pray together and ask God to help you make good choices this week.
    • Be sure to check out the kids video and lesson for this week at goredemptionkids.com.
  • Elementary
    • Mr. Taylor talked about our sin today. What is something sinful that you have done this week?
    • How should you have acted differently so you would not have made that sinful or bad choice this week?
    • Pharaoh, in today’s children’s lesson, was making some bad choices and not listening to God through Moses. What happened to Pharaoh’s people and country because he would not listen?
    • We also heard about how the Spirit leads us like a guide so we will know the right way and not be lost. When is a time a guide led you and helped you not to be lost?
    • The idea that we are Children of God when we believe and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior came up today. What do you think it means to be a child of God? (Help them by painting a picture that they are children of their parents and what it means as far as care for them now and in the future. Explain that it means that God has a plan of care for believers now and into the future and what that means.)
    • In the opening we mentioned that Jesus, through the great commission, calls us to put our faith into action. What is one way you can put your faith into action this week? (write someone a card, call someone and encourage them, help your brother or sister out of love, etc.)
    • Be sure to check out the kids video and lesson for this week at goredemptionkids.com.

We hope this helps you talk with your kids about worship. We also want to point you to our children’s ministry weekly lessons which are only available on the blog at goredemptionkids.com. Remember the Bible is one big story and it is important for us to learn that whole story!

Parent Helps from the 5/10 Sermon on Honoring Women of Faith

Parents, we want to give you some guidance when talking through the sermon from this Sunday with your kids. Maybe you can do a recap tonight during your family worship time or during dinner.

Be sure to check out the kids lesson for this Sunday @ goredemptionkids.com. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon:

  • Preschool
    • What was your favorite part of worship today? (Did you sing and love the songs? Did you have fun seeing Pastor Ed? Was it nice to spend time with Mommy and Daddy?)
    • Ask the kids if they remember who the 4 women were that Pastor Ed mentioned. (Deborah, Hannah, Ruth, The Widow.)
    • You can also mention that today’s children’s lesson has a mother and woman of faith in it too. It was Moses’ mother.
    • Optional. You may want to use one of these stories each day this week to do a family devotional time. Spend time reviewing each of the 4 stories in an overview with your kids. (If you need to read the stories before you summarize them, here are where they can be found: Deborah-Judges 4-5, Hannah – 1 Samual 1, Ruth – Entire book of Ruth, The Widow – 2 Kings 4, and Moses – Exodus 2)
    • All of these women had something in common. Do you know what it was? (Wait for answers. See next point for more details.)
    • Each women had a problem but their faith in God allowed them to walk through it.
    • What do you think faith means? (Faith – trusting, believing God will do what He tells you He will. Use a personal example of how your child displays faith in you or talk about a chair. We have faith in a chair because we believe it will hold us when we sit down. We trust the chair will do what it promised to do. This is the same with God. Our faith is trusting that He will care for us because He said He will.)
    • Have you got a problem?
    • How do you think God can help you with your problem? (Remind them that they can have faith or trust that God will help them through the problem.)
    • Be sure to check out today’s children’s lesson @redemptionkids for more discussion questions and information on teaching your child(ren).
  • Elementary
    • What was your favorite part of worship today?
    • Ask if they remember who the 4 women were that Pastor Ed mentioned and if they can tell you anything about each women’s story. (Deborah, Hannah, Ruth, The Widow.)
    • Who is the woman of faith in today’s children’s lesson? (Moses’ Mom.)
    • Consider asking the kids if these stories are found in the Old Testament or New Testament. Reflect that each story is in the Old Testament so it is before the time when Jesus was born and died. Remind them that today’s children’s lesson about Moses is also found in the Old Testament. Consider finding each story in a Bible. (See next bullet point for locations.)
    • Spend time reviewing each of the 4 stories in an overview with your kids. Also, consider reviewing the story of Moses’ birth as we are learning about Moses being born and how his mother had to protect him in our children’s lesson today. You may want to use one of these stories each day this week to do a family devotional time. (If you need to read the stories before you summarize them, here are where they can be found: Deborah-Judges 4-5, Hannah – 1 Samual 1, Ruth – Entire book of Ruth, The Widow – 2 Kings 4, anf Moses Birth – Exodus 2).
    • All of these women had something in common. Do you know what it was? (Wait for answers. See next point for more details.)
    • Each women had a problem but their faith in God allowed them to walk through it. What do you think faith means? (Faith – trusting, believing God will do what He tells you He will. Use a personal example of how your child displays faith in you or talk about a chair. We have faith in a chair because we believe it will hold us when we sit down. We trust the chair will do what it promised to do. This is the same with God. Our faith is trusting that He will care for us because He said He will.)
    • What problem did Moses’ Mom have? (Like the women Pastor Ed talked about, Moses’ mom had a problem. She lived in Egypt and Pharaoh had ordered for all the baby boys of the Israelites to be killed. Moses’ mom was an Israelite and so as her baby boy Moses was supposed to be killed by Pharaoh.)
    • How do you think Moses’ Mom showed that she had faith in God? (She trusted that God would protect her baby and was willing give Moses up so God could protect him.)
    • Have you got a problem?
    • How do you think God can help you with your problem? (Remind them that they can have faith or trust that God will help them through the problem.)
    • Be sure to check out today’s children’s lesson @redemptionkids for more discussion questions and information on teaching your child(ren).

We hope this helps you talk with your kids about worship. We also want to point you to our children’s ministry weekly lessons which are only available on the blog. Remember the Bible is one big story and it is important for us to learn that whole story!