This month we focus on John 15:12 and encourage your preschooler to love their friends the way Jesus loves them! That seems so simple right? Typical church lingo that we all throw around. Jesus loves EVERYONE! So should we if we really believe what He tells us.
This week your preschooler is learning how to talk to God. As silly as that sounds, in Matthew 6:5-13, Jesus taught us how to talk to God. We aren’t supposed to babble about nothing just so we can “check that off our list”. We aren’t supposed to pray just so people see us and think we are spiritual or religious. Actually, Jesus hated religion.
This time of year is rich with traditions for our family. Little things that began as something fun to do have grown into involved events that require pre-planning and preparation. This afternoon my daughter and I will sit down and plan out the McClain 2012 Gingerbread House. We’ll test out a new recipe this year and even incorporate some new materials to increase our landscaping around our little construction project. We’ll create a shopping list, decide on what goodies we want to munch on as we build and even choose our dinner menu for the evening. It’s not just an activity… it’s an event.
This weekend we offer a special production for our preschooler friends. Focusing on the parable of the Lost Coin, (Luke 15:8-10) Jesus tells the story of a woman who loses her coin. A wonderful story to communicate our importance to Jesus. We want your preschooler to know they are more important to Jesus than the coin was to the woman. That He would search high and low to find us. And when He finds us, we become a light for Him!
Preschool (2yrs to PreK)
At this young age God wants your preschooler to know that God wants me to do something important. God has a plan for each of us and that plan is important. This weekend we’ll focus on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 where Samuel has an important task… to find the new King of Israel. Samuel is looking for a King but the person he finds is not who he expects. Knowing that God can help him do anything, Samuel sets out to accomplish this important task.