Parent Helps from the 5/3 Sermon on Romans 8:1-11

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?)
    • Can you tell me about a time you did something wrong or sinned? (made a choice that was not pleasing to God)? How did it make you feel? (hopefully they will say bad and you can use that to explain they felt guilty over their choice.)
    • Pastor Ed talked about a BIG word! The word condemnation. Let’s talk about what it means. (Explain that condemnation comes after we sin. Remember sin is when we have an icky heart and we don’t honor and glorify God with our words and actions because our heart is icky. After we sin (make a choice that is not pleasing to God) we feel condemnation or guilt over our sins. Condemnation is a big word for feeling guilty for our wrong choices. We are condemned or guilty of wrong doing which keeps us from having a friendship with God.)
    • Did you know that it is important that we feel guilty sometimes? Feeling guilty means we know we have done something wrong and it helps us know that we need to make a change.
    • Tell them that when they ask Jesus into their heart they have a friend that comes into their heart to help them fight against sin (an icky heart) and make a change. We call Him the Holy Spirit. Say, we will be learning more about the Holy Spirit next week.
    • Be sure to check out the kids video and lesson for this week at goredemptionkids.com.
  • Elementary
    • Can you tell me about a time you did something wrong or sinned? (made a choice that was not pleasing to God)? How did it make you feel? (hopefully they will say bad and you can use that to explain they felt guilty over their choice.)
    • Pastor Ed talked about a BIG word! The word condemnation. Let’s talk about what it means. (Explain that condemnation comes after we sin. Remember sin is when we have an icky heart and we don’t honor and glorify God with our words and actions because our heart is icky. After we sin (make a choice that is not pleasing to God) we feel condemnation or guilt over our sins. Condemnation is a big word for feeling guilty for our wrong choices. We are condemned or guilty of wrong doing which keeps us from having a friendship with God.)
    • Did you know that it is important that we feel guilty sometimes? Feeling guilty means we know we have done something wrong and it helps us know that we need to make a change.
    • What is an example of a time you felt guilty and it made you change the next time you were faced with that same choice?
    • Tell them that when they ask Jesus into their heart they have a friend that comes into their heart to help them fight against sin and make a change. We call Him the Holy Spirit.
    • Have you ever heard of the Holy Spirit? What do you know about Him? (E.g. He guides us. He lives in our heart when we become a Christian. He helps us understand and grow in what we know about God. He helps us think about things in the right way. He is the power inside of us (as believers). He also helps us bear fruit; show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22) to others. )
    • Say, we will be learning more about the Holy Spirit next week so watch for what we can learn about Him.
    • 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. Remember the Bible is one big story and it is important for us to learn that whole story!

Serving Together as Redemption Kids

Did you know that you could help spread hope and love by sending a word of encouragement to a patient or hospital employee at USA? Due to the current restrictions, most patients are alone and cannot have any visitors, but Redemption Kids has the incredible opportunity to share the love of Jesus and BE the church through this awesome platform! We want to encourage you to join us in reaching out because at Redemption Church we believe our little disciples have big abilities to love like Jesus!

CLICK HERE to send a word of encouragement! Or If you’d like to send your own handwritten card or craft, please email an image to kweeks@health.southalabama.edu.

Parent Helps from the 4/26 Sermon on Romans 7

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. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon:

  • Preschool
    • Pastor Ed talked about battles today. Do you know what a battle is? (When something isn’t right and there is a fighting to prevent more bad things from happening.)
    • Pastor Ed told us about a battle we cannot win and a battle we will definitely win (or we cannot lose).
    • The battle we can’t win is that we have sin and we can’t just do good things to get rid of our sin on our own. Do you remember what we said sin was a few weeks ago? (Sin is when we have an icky heart. We don’t honor and glorify God with our words and actions because our heart is icky.)
    • There is a second battle. We can’t lose that battle because Jesus has already won it for us. What did Jesus save us from? (Our sins.)
    • Jesus was the only person that could save us.
    • Look at today’s kids Bible story about Joseph and see if you can find ways that God took care of him. (e.g. God put him in a safe place, even if it was a jail. God explained the dream to Joseph so he could explain the dream to Pharaoh. God gave Joseph favor with the Pharaoh.)
    • How does God take care of you?
  • Elementary
    • In this weeks sermon Pastor Ed talked about The Struggle. In the struggle he mentioned 2 battles. Do you know what a battle is? (When something isn’t right and there is a fighting to prevent more bad things from happening.)
    • What were the 2 battles Pastor mentioned? (The battle we cannot win and the battle we cannot lose.)
    • The battle we cannot win is that we have sin and we can’t just do good things (or just obey a list of rules, the law) to get rid of our sin on our own. Do you remember what we said sin was a few weeks ago? (Sin is when we have an icky heart. We don’t honor and glorify God with our words and actions because our heart is icky.)
    • There is a second battle. The battle we cannot lose. We cannot lose because Jesus has already won it for us. Jesus won the battle against our sin for us. Do you know how He won this battle? (He lived a perfect, sinless life and died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins so we could have a relationship with God again.)
    • Joseph seemed to be in a battle he could not win when he was sold into slavery. Do you remember who sold him into slavery? (His brothers.)
    • In today’s story kids Bible lesson can you think of another battle Joseph was in where God had to protect him against someone? (Potiphar’s wife.) Did God protect Him even in this battle? (Yes, even though he was thrown in jail God had a plan and that was part of the plan.)
    • God is with us and he fights the battle for us because He is in control. We know God rescued Joseph even in this story.
    • Look at the story of Joseph and see if you can find ways that God took care of him. (e.g. God put him in a safe place, even if it was a jail. God explained the dream to Joseph so he could explain the dream to Pharaoh. God gave Joseph favor with the Pharaoh.)
    • Name some ways that God is taking care of you right now.

We hope this helps you talk with your kids about worship and tie the information in with our 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!

Communion: A Resource to Support Parents

REDEMPTION CHURCH, LET’S BREAK BREAD TOGETHER! 

In Acts 2 we are told that the Church celebrated the Lord’s Supper, or communion, every day in their homes. Communion is a sweet time where we remember the cross of Christ and the sacrifice He made for you and me, as well as give us each a chance to examine our own hearts, to see where we are in our current walk with Jesus. We wanted to give you plenty of time to prepare and celebrate communion with us this coming Sunday at both our 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM services.   

A couple things we want to remind you of as you prepare:  

  1. This is a real opportunity to lead your family into deeper conversation about the Gospel. 
  2. Purchase the elements you will be using to participate: crackers, bread, etc. (to represent His body) and juice or something red (to represent His blood). 
  3. PARENTS/Families: use the above video as a resource to help prepare you to explain communion to your children.  
  4. Don’t overthink it, but please take this time seriously as the Bible has encouraged us to when we participate.      

We love you church! We love being the church! We are praying for you every day and can’t wait to hear how God will use you!  

Parent Helps from the 4/19 Sermon on Romans 6:6-21

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. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon:

  • Preschool
    • What was your favorite part of today?
    • What is something you are good at? (e.g. jumping, laughing, smiling, singing, running, etc.)
    • That is awesome that you do that really well! I bet you like to talk about what you are good at. One other thing we like to talk about is God because we love Him and want to serve Him.
    • What is one thing you can share about God with someone? (e.g. God loves us.)
    • Who is one person you can tell? (e.g. friend, grandpa, aunt. Consider calling them today.)
  • Elementary
    • In this weeks sermon Pastor Ed spoke about being reckoned. He was talking about know where we find our identity. Ask your kids if they know what the word identity means. (Our identity is how we define ourselves or what we find to be most important thing about us.)
    • Now ask your kids what they think is the most important thing, the one thing they would want someone to know or think about them? (Various answers.)
    • Remind kids that we have a lot of talents and things we think are important but the most important thing we want someone to know about is that we know and love God.
    • In today’s kids Bible story, about Joseph and his brothers, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. In that story Joseph could have been known for being the youngest brother or for being his dad’s favorite or for being a slave but the most important thing about Joseph was that he knew God, loved God, and trust God. His identity was found in God.
    • Pastor Ed also talked about presenting ourselves to Christ. What do you think it means to present ourselves to God? (This means that we surrender or give control of everything in our lives to God for His use.)
    • Because Joseph didn’t find his identity (the most important thing about him) in his family and he was willing to give God control over everything in his life, God used him as a part of the ultimate rescue plan, Jesus!
    • Will you choose to let God use you as a part of His plan?

We hope this helps you talk with your kids about worship and tie the information in with our 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!