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Ten Commandments and Beatitudes on teaching these subjects together.

Curriculum for the Teacher!

The Ten Commandments (10) - Home Sweet Home!

Teachers may add their own creative skills and special touches. You can use snacks, play games, select music and/or use a study of the people in the Bible chosen by God to teach this lesson. At Calvary Kidz Church, we will be having our church drama team present a skit with some of the lessons. Each week is different. Be creative and capture their attention. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

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Home Sweet Home!
(Be happy with what you have.)
by Gramma Cherbear

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Greet new members and introduce them to the class and the Critters.

Open the class with a prayer.

Read the Bible Verse for the day!
The Bible Says:
"...Do not long to have anything that belongs to your neighbor..." Deuteronomy 5:21
 
"Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me... `Your reward in heaven is great." Matthew 5:11
 
Objective:
We should not be jealous of others or want what they have. We can be content with what He has given us. God has rewards and crowns for His children in heaven. We are all blessed by God in different ways.
 
(God Commands)
Have you ever looked at another kid's home and thought, "I wish I lived in a home like Have you ever looked at another kid's home and thought, "I wish I lived in a home like that." Do you look at their toys and want them? Maybe you have wished you look like someone else. God does not want you to think about what you do not have. We are all special to God. He knows exactly what we need. He wants you to see all of your blessings.
 
Wanting to be like someone else or have their blessings will keep our minds looking at what the world offers. We will not see what God has to offer. God wants us to see our own blessings. We can be happy when we keep our eyes on Jesus. This will bring God's peace, comfort, joy and love into our hearts. He wants us to bring His blessings to others.
 
(Blessed Are You!)
If we know Jesus Christ as our Lord and understand what it means to be saved, we have the hope and joy in our hearts that comes from knowing God. There is no greater joy. Many people do not know about God. They make fun of our hope and joy. They can be very hurtful to God's children. They live for themselves not knowing God wants them to live for Him. God says we will see our reward in heaven. Heaven is our forever 'Home Sweet Home'!
 
(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
 
Home Sweet Home!
Cami Cub lives with Gramma Cherbear in the Kid Cave. Emmi Squirrel has a nest high up in a tree. Emmi is the only one of the Critters whose home is in a tree! Joshua Jackrabbit lives in the beautiful poppy field meadow just at the edge of the forest. God has given Him a beautiful home. Liam leapfrog makes his home in the sparkling waters of the Kid Cave Pond. All of the Critters are blessed by God in different ways. They are all happy with what God has given them. Each loves their own "Home Sweet Home'.
 
(closing)
Repeat today's Bible verses.
When we do not to see all the good God does for us, we miss the calm, sweet peace that is ours because of Jesus. His resurrection gave the gift of the Holy Spirit inside of us. We should try gliding on the wings of the dove instead of desiring the soaring heights of the eagle.

Worship God with music.

Activities:

Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures, word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current weeks' teachings. We are using the Bible Shapes Activity Book this week.

Pass out the coloring pages.

Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of them through the week.

 
Daily Trail Blazer Devotions
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
 
1. Do Not Envy
2. Seeking God's Will
3. Contentment
4. Loving Goodness
5. Trust God
 
We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
I hope you have enjoyed this series on the Commandments and Blessings of God.
 
Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.
 
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