Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Are you a child of God? (Wednesdays, Arts & Crafts)

If your a child of God, it also means you are a prince or princess. That is a really awesome thing!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Little Teapot - Lesson 3 of Nursey Rhyme and Silly Songs

I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout:
Tip me over
and pour me out!

Psalm 139:14 KJV

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

In Luke 22:54-62 Peter denies his affiliation with Christ.  He does it three times, even after Jesus asked him specifcally that number of times if he (Peter) loved Him (Jesus).  This is a perfect example of someone beating themselves up.  It may not be because of his looks or anything like that, it was just who he was and who he was with.  Peter was afraid to be killed with Jesus - we all may have done the same in this situation. The teapot was happy about themselves - and the job that he has - Peter needs to be restored to be happy again.  This happens in Acts 2:14 when Peter has the boldness and stand up for God there. 

Doe Doe shows us what happens when we are not happy with who we are.. how we beat ourselves up.. and who can put us back together! Object Lesson for Lesson 3 of the Nursery Rhyme and Silly Songs Curriculum : The Little Teapot.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Little Bo Peep - Lesson 3 of Nursery Rhyme and Silly Songs

Little Bo peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they'll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.
Little Bo peep fell fast asleep
And dreamt she heard them bleating,
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were all still fleeting.
Then up she took her little crook
Determined for to find them.
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they left their tails behind them.
It happened one day, as Bo peep did stray
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espied their tails side by side
All hung on a tree to dry.
She heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks went rambling,
And tried what she could,
As a shepherdess should,
To tack again each to its lambkin.

Matthew 18:12
Amplified Bible (AMP)
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?

1 Samuel 17
David The Sheppard

Before David fought Goliath there was a compelling argument by David to Saul to let him try to fight the giant. Like Little Bo-Peep David lost a lamb, but it was not as simple for him because he had to actually fight a lion and a bear to get it back. When David tells Saul in verse 37, " ... The Lord delivered me..." giving credit for the accomplishment to God.

Jesus cares this much for YOU!! He will NOT fall asleep like Bo-Peep or need to chase you around to fix your tails.  He will be like David, ready to fight anything that comes your way! Ready to go the long haul for that ONE lost soul!

Doe Doe and The Emergency Envelope (Video, Object Lesson)

Doe Doe brings another object lesson for us all. Sometimes things do not go as planned... sometimes things get lost.. who finds the lost? For Lesson 2 : Little Bo-Peep in the Nursery Rhyme and Silly Songs Curr.

The Storyteller Presents : Little Bo-Peep (Video)

The Storyteller telling the story of Little Bo-Peep : Lesson 2 of the Nursery Rhyme and Silly Song Curriculum.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lakewood Kids Bible Stories Paper Mural (Wednesday, Crafts)

My first Time using this app on my phone, but it caught the mural fairly well... These are the favorite Bible stories, and other stories of the Lakewood Kids!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Humpty Dumpty - Lesson 1 of Nursery Rhyme and Silly Songs

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

Proverbs 16:18
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Uzziah's Rise and Fall

Like Humpty Dumpty Uzziah climbed to a great height, not high on a wall but in accomplishments in life. They also both fell from that height.  Humpty Dumpty fell from the wall to break into countless pieces and Uzziah fell from Kingship to become an outcast of Israel because of his Leprosy.

It does not matter how great and wonderful you are, YOU CAN FALL!! It may take 52 years until it happens - so do not think that it cannot happen.  Pride can really mess you up!  Be Humble and know that your greatness comes from God.

2 Chronicles 26

Uzziah King of Judah
 1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah,[a] who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 2 He was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors.
 3 Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear[b] of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.
 6 He went to war against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod. He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines. 7 God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabs who lived in Gur Baal and against the Meunites. 8 The Ammonites brought tribute to Uzziah, and his fame spread as far as the border of Egypt, because he had become very powerful.
 9 Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate and at the angle of the wall, and he fortified them. 10 He also built towers in the wilderness and dug many cisterns, because he had much livestock in the foothills and in the plain. He had people working his fields and vineyards in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.
 11 Uzziah had a well-trained army, ready to go out by divisions according to their numbers as mustered by Jeiel the secretary and Maaseiah the officer under the direction of Hananiah, one of the royal officials. 12 The total number of family leaders over the fighting men was 2,600. 13 Under their command was an army of 307,500 men trained for war, a powerful force to support the king against his enemies. 14 Uzziah provided shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and slingstones for the entire army. 15 In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large stones from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.
 16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in. 18 They confronted King Uzziah and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by the LORD God.”
 19 Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the LORD’s temple, leprosy[c] broke out on his forehead. 20 When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests looked at him, they saw that he had leprosy on his forehead, so they hurried him out. Indeed, he himself was eager to leave, because the LORD had afflicted him.
 21 King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house[d]—leprous, and banned from the temple of the LORD. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.
 22 The other events of Uzziah’s reign, from beginning to end, are recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 23 Uzziah rested with his ancestors and was buried near them in a cemetery that belonged to the kings, for people said, “He had leprosy.” And Jotham his son succeeded him as king.

Doe Doe and The Prideful Balloon (Object Lesson Video)

Doe Doe uses a Balloon filled with helium attached to a chair to talk about Pride and Humbleness (part of the Nursery Rhyme and Silly Song Curriculum Lakewood Kids is creating! -Lesson 1 : Humpty Dumpty)

The Storyteller Presents : Humpty Dumpty (Lesson 1 of the Nursery Rhyme and Silly Songs Curriculum) (Video)

The FIRST of the Nursery Rhyme and Silly Song Curriculum we, Lakewood Kids, are writing! This is just the Storyteller presenting the first story... Humpty Dumpty!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jesus Calms The Storm (Wednesday, Video, Craft)

The Lakewood Kids all took a part in this video

Jamia Polnitz - The boat with Jesus and His disciples (drawings and movements)

Cameron Bell - The storm

Kyley Jordan - The calm waters

The craft parts were created by those above and:

Austin Washburn
Brianna Washburn
Jada Harrington
Elijah Jordan
Laila Stephens

Thank You all for your hard work!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A rich young ruler, and a pillow to rest your feet on. ( Revival Sunday August 28,2011)

God has been so incredibly good to us and our ministry. We are so grateful for the people who helped us make revival a great success!

Tonight we learned, that we must love the Lord and that through that we have VICTORY.

Matthew 22:37 says that "You must love the Lord Your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind."

The story of the rich young ruler tells us just that.  We learned that we can't earn our way into heaven, and that God requires 100% total obedience from us! Jesus told the rich young ruler (who our kids somehow named Richard?) that he must sell ALL of his possessions and follow Him.  That was asking a little too much of him apparently, because he just walked away!
God wants ALL of our lives. He wants us to be obedient to His word, and to His plan for our lives so that we can follow Him and do HIS works. All we have to do is love Him and we will want to do those things.

Matthew 19
16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good[e] Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”
17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good?[f] No one is good but One, that is, God.[g] But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”
Jesus said, “ ‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’[h] and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[i]
20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth.[j] What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Then, Pastor Derek taught us that by following Jesus we can have victory! 
We learned that Satan was de-armed when Jesus was born as a baby, and defeated when He died on the cross. We also learned that Satan is a big fat liar (and then Pastor Derek ripped his tongue out!)  The best part of all, is that through Jesus' resurrection, we have the power and authority to crush Satan's head (or knock it off in our case).   And you know what? All that is left is a soft pillow to rest our feet on!

Make sure you check out the following post and see the video of Pastor Derek teaching us about how God won the victory! 

Pastor Derek talks about Satan's Transformation (Revival, Video)

Jesus did some AMAZING things while He was alive, but there was some Transformations going on that we just could not see - Satan was Transformed by Jesus too!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lazarus! Jesus? Lazarus! Jesus? (Revival, Saturday August 27,2011)

We have had such a great time this weekend at Revival with our kids!

1. Loss is often Painful.
In our lesson tonight, we learned about the death of Lazarus. Mary and Martha were grieving the loss of their precious brother. Loss is painful. Often times we mourn the loss of things in our lives, like money, friends, time, etc. There aren't many occasions that we can say that loss is NOT painful.

2. Our time may be the WRONG time.

Jesus waited until the timing would bring the Father glory before going to Lazarus. Often times we get discouraged or upset when God doesn't answer our prayers the minute we ask, or when we think we need them. But our timing isn't always the right timing.
 1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3 Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.”
4 When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. 7 Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.”
8 The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?”
9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.”
12 Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” 13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep.
14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.”
16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.”

3. God's time is ALWAYS the right time.
Jesus understood, that for God to receive the glory, going to Lazarus right away was not the answer.  We even see that Jesus was overcome with sadness over Lazarus' death and he wept. But God's timing is ALWAYS right.  Sometimes in our lives we want God to answer our prayers right then and there, but God knows what is perfect and good for us! Let us have faith and trust in His perfect time!

17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles[a] away. 19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”  
28 And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, “The Teacher has come and is calling for you.” 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was[b] in the place where Martha met Him. 31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, “She is going to the tomb to weep there.”[c]
32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?”
They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”
37 And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?”  
38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying.[d] And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

Memory Verse :
Ecclesiastes 3:1  "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven."


Thursday, September 1, 2011

God Made You Special! (Wednesday August 31, 2011)

The Lakewood Kids all made some amazing special puppets tonight!!

They all also gave a puppet show telling the rest of the kids what makes them special!!