Paul mentions gentleness as a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Do you practice gentleness in your teaching or parenting? Debbie shares from Proverbs 15:4 and offers some helpful tips.
Free Fruit of the Spirit Cards
We created these Fruit of the Spirit cards to include with our throws in the Irish, Italian, Islenos parade in St Bernard Parish. Each year, this parade rolls in April and the throws include cabbage, potatoes, pineapples, onions, carrots, and more. We thought the Fruit of the Spirit cards would fit in just fine! You can download a free set here.
We created these live Bible Clubs for the children during COVID-19 Quarantine. Please forgive short-comings. We do believe teachers and children will benefit from the demonstrations and lesson plans. May God use so children might know Him. May God use to help teacher “Feed His lambs” John 21:14.
Episode 4 is the classic Biblical account of Jesus final week, death, burial, and resurrection, using symbols on poster board eggs. You can also download resources for this lesson on our WeeCanKnow.com/Eggs blog.
Episode 3 is the classic Palm Sunday Lesson with Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donky. We used CEF Press lesson visuals, taught the memory verse 1 John 4:14, and sang the Donut Man song, The Children Cried Hosanna, enjoy!
Episode 2 is the Classic story of David & Goliath, once again, we used an out of publication visual created by Sam Butcher. This episode is in two parts, the music and memory verse (I’m in the Lords Army & 1 Corinthians 15:57). We pray your family will enjoy!
Episode 1: Naaman’s Miracle; Memory Verse John 20:21
Special thanks to our son and wife, Michael and Susan Watkins, Delacroix Hope Baptist Church & members, and donors & friends of Wee Can Know for making this event possible.
Thanks to the Lord, who made this event become a reality in 3 days time! Reminding us that miracles still happen in 3 days time and the amazing miracle of Christ rising from the day on the 3rd day! “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15
Read about this in the Bible: Matthew 26:14-15 & 26-28; Matthew 21:9
Download these Easter Eggs below for your own Easter Egg Event, you can cut them out and place in plastic eggs or just hide them around the house without the eggs! Either way, you will have fun looking for eggs and learning the true Easter Story.
Books of the Bible, The Great Commission, Two Greatest Commandments, Parables, Miracle’s of Jesus, Lord’s Prayer, Plan of Salvation… these are foundation lessons for kids to know about the Christian faith. We highly recommend you include teachings on God’s attributes. Here’s three reasons why:
So kids can know God and not just “about” God. When Phil and I dated, we took a couple course and we had an assignment with a questionnaire to see how well we knew our partner. Phil and I failed the test drastically! Actually, it’s taken the last 29 years of marriage to get to know each other. So many people think they know God without spending anytime reading His Word, worshiping with other believers, or focus time in prayer. Teaching and modeling the attributes will help reveal God’s character to children while they are very young and shield them from false concepts about God. Hopefully, by knowing God, it will foster a desire to improve ones relationship with Him.
As kids (and parents) start learning and applying God’s attributes to life situations their faith will grow. Phil’s parents separated and eventually divorced when Phil was five years old. He would go to bed at night crying, “Why me?” When he learned Romans 8:28 in scripture and that God is faithful, he learned to rely on God in more situations. Now he can see that God never abandoned him. God used his parents divorce in childhood to prepare him to counsel children and soldiers with testimony of God’s faithfulness when other’s consequences affect them.
As a child’s faith in God grows, they will experience joy, peace, security, and contentment. This happens when they continue to apply more and more of His attributes and correctly interpreted promises to every situation. Where does anxiety and worry come from? Our fears and doubts. We believe we must work out a situation on our own or we doubt God’s ability to help us. If a child understands God’s loving-kindness, they will feel His care for them and allow Him to guide them. If a child learns that God is sovereign they will understand that he is in control and “has their back.” As you reflect on the various attributes, think about what your child will learn about God. Look for opportunities in life to demonstrate or illustrate those attributes.
One bonus benefit: Your faith will grow, too, as you practice applying God’s attributes before your child. If you know God is gracious, you should desire to demonstrate God’s grace to your child. Like I said, I am still learning about Phil after twenty-nine years of marriage. Knowing God’s attributes and (with God’s help) applying them in our marriage has added the “wow” to our love for each other and for God. We can all learn together!
The cards are business card size. We used the “Royal Brite” Business Cards for #8371, 5371 template. You can print them on perforated business cards or you can use the file with the lines and print on card-stock and cut. Print cards front and back (flip on long edge). We carefully used a notebook hole punch on five at a time for the holes to keep on a ring.
Due to Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool’s unexpected closure due to COVID-19, we offered to provide a Facebook Live Chapel service at the time we normally meet. To our surprise, the preschoolers loved it and some children watched several times. Our last count, the video had 167 views. Perhaps you know a preschool child who would enjoying the video too.
These two songs are preschool favorites and they love singing them with Mr. Phil, enjoy. They are from the CEFpress CD Little Kids Can Know God, our go-to preschool music. This CD helps you teach Christian theology on a preschool level!
Episode 2 B, Bible-man reviews John 20:21 and children learn a tune for John 20:21
Episode 2 C is the Gospel Fuzzies Singing their own songs, Goldie sings, Heaven is a Happy Place; Sinful Saul and Scarlett sing Nothing but the Blood of Jesus; Clean Clyde sings Come Into My Heart, and Timothy sings Read Your Bible and Pray Everyday.
Episode 4: We used the Gospel Chickens, a handcraft made by our dear friends, Boogie and Lena Melerine, to teach the Biblical Easter Story. Learn two great songs, Jesus is Alive and Well and the Trinity Song from the CEFPress Little Kids Can Know God CD.
Episode 5 we introduce Quackers, we made these silly puppets from towels when we attended Children’s Ministry Institute years ago, they were both suppose to be lions but Phil’s looked more like a duck and mine like a bird but I turned mine into Bibleman. The kids like to laugh at him. Here they sing a classic preschool song, O Be Careful Little Hands, The CD is CEF Press music (out of publication) Growing Songs 2, the songbook is still available, click here for songbook.
Episode 6: Our final preschool chapel for 2019/2020 during the quarantine. So did we improve over time? Here the Children of the Word make their appearance and help us sing Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World, enjoy!
I created this video for a simple tool for counseling a child for salvation. Since preschool children are so literal, I changed the words “into my heart” to “into my life” and emphasized that it’s God’s Holy Spirit that comes into our lives. Some preschool children will think they have a literal Jesus in their heart, if we use the word “heart”.
Do you have problems with kids constantly wanting to play when you are trying to teach them God’s Word???? Well, playing is a part of God’s design of children. Take advantage of this characteristic by using these FUN games help kids learn and help you keep your sanity!!!!
The first attachment is for 1 greatBible Lesson Review Game. This works great with kids 8 and up.
For younger children: Remove ZONK cards and allow them to draw points only, limit to one draw each turn. Add a free turn card and double points card in the set. Let them work together as one group instead of teams. Put fun stickers or clip art on the cards. They can work together as a group to see how many points they can accumulate. You could set a goal and if they reach the goal they earn a small prize (sticker, piece of candy, high five, free time).
I couldn’t believe my eyes! My 23 year-old grandson posted a picture of his church notes for me to see on Facebook! Wow!
You might wonder what’s so amazing about that? Well, you see… I didn’t get to spend much time with my grandson but when he visited, I wanted to make sure he went to church with me. I also wanted him to listen to the sermon and learn. In my desperation to make a meaningful impression, I would promise him a meal at McDonald’s if he would write down 10 notes from the pastor’s sermon. (When he was younger, he could draw a picture about the sermon; as he grew I adjusted the challenge to his age and ability. I also adjusted his reward to his interest.)
I am thrilled to see that my effort made an impression!
I notice that kids do not know what to do in a church service. Many times they are allowed to play, sit in the back of the church with friends, play on their phones, etc… This really defeats the purpose of church and the opportunity to mentor your children while they are still in your care.
I challenge you to encourage your child or teen to participate in the church service. Purchase a spiral notebook and a pen or color pencils for your child . Think of a creative reward and make church a fun learning experience!
BTW: Be sure to model taking notes yourself!
How do you make church meaningful for your child? Comment below.
Demonstration of CEF Press “God Keeps His Promises” by CEF child evangelist, Matthew Fuller. We FaceBook “Lived” this demonstration at the CEF Christmas party workshop in November. Matthew will teach this Christmas lesson 30 times in December!
CEF leaders and volunteers will teach this lesson worldwide multiple times! Please pray with us for God to you this Christmas outreach to impact boys and girls/moms and dads worldwide!
Debbie demonstrates the memory verse for this year’s Christmas Across America Outreach, “God Keeps His Promises,” Luke 2:11 (ESV), using CEF’s effective method called IPEAR.
CEF of Greater New Orleans director, Chris Jolissaint with husband, Don, demonstrate a simple tune to help children memorize Luke 2:11 (ESV).
This September for the Georgia Barnette campaign, Louisiana Baptist emphasized the theme: Impart. Truth. Today. Their material stressed the urgency of reaching the young generation today with God’s truth. They explained that the protestant church is losing youth. A 2017 Lifeway research survey indicated that 2/3’s of today’s youth are leaving the church and many are becoming a part of the ‘nones’ adults with no church affiliation (see GeorgiaBarnette.org).
If that is true, and in most areas of our country I am sure it is true, the need is tremendous to Impart. Truth. Today. Of course at Wee Can Know, this is our daily passion… imparting truth to the next generation.
Although it is vital to Impart Truth Today, the Lifeway study indicated that the situation may not be as dark as it appears. According to their study, many youth drop out for a period of time and do return. 34% said they continued to attend church during college years. Also, 71% of those who dropped out stated they did not plan on dropping out in High School (leaving was not intentional).
This study gives hope that Imparting Truth Today will bear fruit in
the lives we touch!
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