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Chapel Blog for October

 Theme:  Use It or Lose It – Don’t waste what you’ve have!

Stewardship:  Taking care of what you have because it all belongs to God.

Key Verse:One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much . . . .”  Luke 16:10a (ESV)

 

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In Psalm 24:1, we read, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, (NIV). In other words, whatever we have isn’t really ours. God created the entire world—the land and sea, planets and galaxies, animals and people. It’s our job to take care of what God has loaned us for a time to use in order to bring Him glory.

Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan. He used what He had—from bread and fish, to dirt and spit—to perform miracles, helping people see and eat. Everything Jesus did showed us how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.

October 3

Key Question: How can you best use your time? Kids are just starting to become aware of time. We’ll help kids begin to realize that we only have so much time, so how we use it matters to God. Kids will wrestle through the ways they spend their time now and figure out what needs to change to use their time wisely.  With that in mind, we continue looking at stewardship with another Psalm. “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”  Psalm 90:12 (ESV). 

 

Bottom Line: Use your time wisely. We only have so much time while we’re here on earth, but every day God gives us is a chance for us to do something that matters. We can waste our time or use it to do something significant. We pray that kids will make every moment they have count.

 

October 10
Key Question: How can you best use your things? If you asked the kids you know, most would tell you that what they own is super important to them. But if you pressed them long enough, you’d probably discover that they leave their LEGOs on the floor, their bikes out in the rain, or their video game controllers lost somewhere in the couch cushions. But we want kids to remember that what they have actually belongs to God, that God made it possible for them to have those things. Along with that comes a responsibility to use your things (or your time, talents, and money) wisely.

This was something important to Jesus as well. Jesus talked about stewardship through several of His parables, including one recorded for us in Matthew 25:14-30. This is a familiar parable about a businessman who went on a journey and left three of his workers in charge of some of his money. Two of the workers turned a profit while the third buried his portion, did nothing with it, and wasted his opportunity for growth. At the end of the parable, the people listening are left wondering how they are caring for what’s been entrusted to them.

Bottom Line: Use your things wisely. God has given each of us responsibility over something—money, talents, even our stuff. We pray kids discover how they can use those things wisely.

October 17
Key Question: How can you best use your money? They may not have a lot of it, but kids this age are starting to have some “pocket money” of their own. And even if they don’t, now is a perfect time to set a foundation of stewardship related to how we use the money we have in a way that honors God. We’ll walk kids through the principles of give, save, and spend, so when they ask themselves this question, they’ll have a perfect starting point to make wise choices with their money throughout their lives.

A huge way we can use our money wisely is by how we give some away to help others. We’ll look at something Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give . . . God loves a cheerful giver, (NIrV). We have opportunities every day to spend money on all sorts of things and experiences. But what if we looked at our money differently? What if we looked at money through the eyes of stewardship and saw that how we use our money reflects how we take care of what God has given to us.

Bottom Line: Use your money wisely. One of the best ways we can use our money is to give some away and allow God to do something amazing with it. We’ll help kids figure out ways they can give, save and spend their money wisely.

October 31

Key Question: How do you live for what really matters? Even kids have several options when it comes to how they choose to live their life. Throughout the month, we’ve talked about using time, things, and money wisely, but this can also be about the company we keep, the way we study for tests, or the way we treat our neighbors. Kids are starting to realize that the way they live comes with consequences both good and bad. We hope to guide kids to see their life as more than the here and now. They can live their life to gain popularity and friends, or they can choose to life their life in a way that honors God.

That’s why we conclude our month about stewardship looking more closely at something Jesus told His followers during the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 6:19-24. Jesus tells us, “Your heart will be where your riches are.” Jesus reminded us rather than spending all of our time on earth to gain riches that won’t last, we should spend our time on what matters most—serving God and storing up treasures that will last forever.

Bottom Line: Live like you know what really matters. The world is filled with voices telling us what should be important—money, power, fame, and personal glory. But what God wants for us is different. When we live our life for only things that matter on earth, they’ll end up fading away and being destroyed. Instead, we pray kids will learn to make choices about their life that will matter for eternity.

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Homecoming…

 

Homecoming is next week!

October 2-6, 2017

 

Monday:

Dress Up: BACK to the Future (past, decades, childhood)

Snack: Animal Crackers

Tuesday:

Dress Up: Back to the FUTURE (future occupation, old age, etc)

Snack: Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday:

Dress Up: Circus Day (animal prints, bright colors, clowns (NO face paint)

Snack: Popcorn

Thursday:

Dress Up: Squad Day (Kindergarten will wear white shirts and ball caps.)

Snack: Kona Ice

Friday:

Dress Up: Spirit Day

Snack: Spirit Cupcakes