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Stone Markers

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 Kids 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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Stone Markers
(Experiencing and watching God)
by Gramma Cherbear

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©2000 Cherbear

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:
"The stones will serve as a reminder to you. In days to come, your children will ask you,"
What do these stones mean?" Joshua 4:6
 
Objective:
Help the children see that God is always with them and always working in their lives. He cares for them. Help them to think of times when God was especially close. Teach them that He is always close, we just need to learn to watch for what He is doing.
 
Talk with the children:
Can you remember times when you've felt really close to God? When you were sad, did God bring comfort to you? Maybe you needed to be strong and He gave you strength? You were sick and He made you well. You were in trouble and He fixed your problem or maybe you were wrong and God showed you what was right. All of these times can be used as stone markers or "spiritual markers." They show how God has been with you in the past. They can lead you where God wants you in the future.
 
Teach the children:
We all have spiritual markers. Praying and reading God's Word are the most important "stones" for guiding our path. We can know about God's promises when we read the Bible. The Bible will also help us understand His answers to our prayers. He always answers! Sometimes He says, "Yes." But sometimes, because He knows what is best, He say, "No" or "Wait awhile." Remembering how God helped us yesterday will make our faith grow stronger each day. We can share God with others.

Does God's Great Love live in your heart?

 
(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
 
Stone Markers
The Critters are hiking through the Kid Cave Forest. Cami Cub and Joshua Jackrabbit have gone ahead to mark the trail for Emmi Squirrel and Liam Leapfrog. They have carefully placed stones on the path. The stone markers will remind them where they have come from. They will also show Emmi and Liam the right way to go.
 
(closing)
Repeat today's Bible verses.
Just like stone markers can show us the way to go in the forest, our "spiritual markers" can guides us in the way God wants us to go. He has special plans for us. The times when we know God is with us in a special way will help guide us in His plan. We can share our spiritual markers with others. He will use them to lead others to Him.

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. Marking the Way
2. Rules Bring Joy
3. He Is God!
4. Faith Markers
5. Corner Stone
 
We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
 
Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.
 
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