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Wednesday Night Messages For Your Kids ~ August 19, 2020

FIRST KIDZ

The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20-32 & Deuteronomy 5
Goal: To teach how God gave Israel the 10 Commandments and how their disobedience resulted in punishment, but God’s forgiveness and mercy paved the way for Israel to continue on towards the Promised Land.
Discussion Questions:
Where did the Israelites set up camp after leaving Egypt? (Mt. Sinai)
What did God give Moses on Mt. Sinai? (The 10 Commandments)
What did the Israelites do while Moses was on the mountain? (constructed a false god)
What happened to those who did not stand with Moses when he confronted the Israelites about worshiping the false god? (they were killed)
Why did they die? (they had wicked hearts and terrible sin)
What upheld the remaining Israelites? (God’s mercy and forgiveness)
The Script- Bringing home the point:
God’s punishment for Israel’s wickedness and sin was great, but so was his forgiveness and mercy for those who would live and go on to inherit the promised land. Did you know that we, share the same problem as the Israelites? We have wicked and sinful hearts. That is scary because we saw that God punishes sin. The good news is that God also extends mercy and forgiveness to us just like he did to Israel. His mercy and forgiveness is offered to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23 tells us that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”
Romans 10:9-10 says that if you “confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Don’t stop here. Have a discussion with your children about sin, the fact that we all sin, and the fact that because of this we all are in need of a savior (Jesus). If you sense that your child understands their sin condition and the forgiveness offered through faith in Christ, explain to them what it means to Confess Christ as Lord and believe in Him then pray with them a prayer of repentance and thank God for the forgiveness He offers through Jesus Christ and thank God for helping us to understand our need for Christ and recognizing Him as the Lord of our life. If you have any questions contact a staff member. We would love to talk with you and your children about saving faith in Christ.

Wednesday Night Messages For Your Kids ~ August 12, 2020

FIRST KIDZ

Moses Red Sea Crossing
Exodus 14-15

Discussion Questions:
What did the Egyptians give the Israelites as they departed Egypt? (Gold and valuable possessions)

How did God lead the Israelites in the wilderness? (Day – pillar of smoke & night – pillar of fire)

How did the Israelites react when Pharaoh and his army came after them? (they were scared, they turned on Moses, and questioned God)

How did God deliver His people from Pharaoh and his army? (parted the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to cross and drowned the Egyptians when they tried to follow)

Family Discussion:
In this story, we see God once again providing for His people. After the Moses and the Israelites crossed the sea and saw how God delivered them from the Egyptians, they sang a song of thanksgiving and praise.

[1] Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. [2] The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father & God, and I will exalt him. [3] The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name. [4] "Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. [5] The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. [6] Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy. [7] In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries; you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble. [8] At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. [9] The enemy said, "I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them." [10] You blew with your wind; the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters. [11] "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? [12] You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them. [13] "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode. [14] The peoples have heard; they tremble; pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia. [15] Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away. [16] Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone, till your people, O LORD, pass by, till the people pass by whom you have purchased. [17] You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. [18] The LORD will reign forever and ever." [19] For when the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. [20] Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. [21] And Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea." - Exodus 15:1-21 ESV

It is important that we, like the Israelites, thank God for his deliverance and provisions. Let’s take some time as a family to recount the way that God has protected, delivered, and provided for us over the summer. (You might find asking each child the name 3 thing they are thankful for a helpful tool in this
time and don’t neglect to lead by example and recount what you are thankful for.) Close in a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.

Here is a children’s song from Exodus 15. https://youtu.be/sW7PH8Csg0U?list=RDFwM4214SRYU

PRESCHOOL SONG

Join Maddie Claire as she shares a song she wrote with you called "Nothing's Impossible With God."

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ August 5, 2020

ROB "HAMILTON" CRAFT WITH YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIRST KIDZ

Discussion Questions:
How did God call Moses to go back to Egypt to set his people free? (spoke to him through a burning bush)
How did Pharaoh respond when Moses asked him to let the Israelites go? (refused & his heart was hardened)
How many plagues did God unleash on Egypt to change Pharaoh’s mind? (10)
What was the 10th plague? (death of 1st born son)
How did God spare Israel from this plague? (Instructed them to place the blood of a lamb (Passover lamb) above their door)
Discussion Script:
In this story we see that God had mercy on the Israelites and exercised judgement on the Egyptians. The Egyptians really deserved it for the way they treated the Israelites, right? Did you know that we are all actually deserving of God’s punishment because we are all sinners? That means we have all done wrong in the sight of God and deserve to be punished. Remember how God delivered the Israelites from the punishment of the 10th plague, the Passover lamb. Did you know that God offers us deliverance from the punishment we deserve for our sin? If we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead in victory over sin and death and we submit to Jesus as Lord, Jesus acts as our Passover lamb.
Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinthians 5:7
If your child(ren) has already made a profession of faith, take a moment to talk with them about the payment Christ made on our behalf and how we are to live our lives in response to the grace offered us through Jesus.
If you have a child(ren) that have not made a profession of faith, take a moment to talk them through what it means for Christ to act as our Passover lamb. That because of His death, burial, and resurrection, we can be delivered from the punishment we deserve. That isn’t even the best part though! Not only are we delivered from the punishment we deserve, when we place faith in Christ, we become part of God’s family. We become God’s children. If you child is ready to make a profession of faith, don’t hesitate. Let them explain to you in their own words why they need Christ as their savior and what it means to believe and put our faith in him. If they express an understanding of salvation and a personal faith in Christ, pray with them. If you need some help figuring out if they have placed their faith in Christ, contact the church and any of our staff would be glad to talk with you and your child.

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The Peek family climbs a mountain and shares in a song and Scripture reading from Psalm 146.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ July 29, 2020

PRAYER MEETING

Prayers for Our Brothers and Sisters - Ephesians 1:15-23

YOUTH PURSUIT

FIRST KIDZ

Moses & the Burning Bush – Exodus 3:1-4:17

 Big Idea: Understanding who God is leads to unwavering confidence and true courage.

Discussion Questions:

How did God use Moses’ time as a shepherd? (to prepare him to lead Isreal out of Egypt

How did Moses first respond to God’s plan to use Moses to lead Israel out of Egypt? Fear

What are some things God did to show Moses that God was capable of using Moses for this task?

  • Turned staff into a snake
  • Gave him leprosy on his hand and then healed it
  • Told Moses:
    • Tell them I Am sent me
    • I Am the who who hears
    • I Am the one who rescues
    • I Am the one who enables people to carry out my plans
    • I am the one who makes the impossible possible
    • I am the one who is the behind this plan
    • I am the one who will be remembered through all generations
  • Gave Moses Aaron to help him in his task

Discussion Script:

Moses asked God two questions: 1) “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”, and 2) “What should I tell them when they ask for your name?” God’s response to Moses was, “I am who I am.” In this lesson, God revealed mysteries about Himself to Moses: “I am” the one who hears (Exodus 3:7); “I am” the one who rescues (Exodus 3:8); “I am” the one who reigns over Pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 8:19); “I am” the one who enables a person to carry out my plans (Exodus 4:11-12); “I am” the one who makes the impossible possible; and “I am” the one who is the mastermind behind the great story of deliverance. God said to Moses, “This is my name forever, and it is how I will be remembered throughout all generations.” (Exodus 3:15). I AM. Moses would obey God because he eventually recognized that God was the one in control and although Moses had messed up in the past, it was God who would act through him to deliver Israel. When we understand who God is, we can have unwavering confidence in God’s plan and courage to obey him.

PRESCHOOL SONG

Have you been enjoying Pastor Matt and his kids teaching you songs each week?

See if you can remember the hand motions to all of the songs included in this medley!

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ July 22, 2020

PRAYER MEETING

Prayers for Our Brothers and Sisters - Colossians 1:3-14

YOUTH PURSUIT

FIRST KIDZ

Moses: Escape from Egypt

Exodus 2:11-22, Hebrews 11:24-25, Acts 7:22-29

How was Moses raised? (as an Egyptian prince)

How did Moses respond to the mistreatment of his people? (He became angry and killed the Egyptian slave master)

Why did Moses flee from Egypt? (to save his life)

Where did Moses go? (Midian)

What did Moses learn in Midian? (humility and the strength of a good shepherd)

Family Discussion:

Last week we learned about God’s providence, which means that God directs the events of today to impact what will happen later, for His purpose and His glory. We talked about how God’s providence placed Joseph in Egypt and God’s providence would place Moses at the right place and the right time to deliver Israel and make them a great nation. We will get to that in the coming weeks, but first we are going to see how God prepared Moses for the task. Moses was raised and educated as an Egyptian prince. That seems like it would prepare him well for leading Israel, but we saw in the story that at this point, Moses was reliant on his own strength to stand for his people. He killed the Egyptian and then tried to appeal to the Israelites and it did not go well for him did it? God would use even this circumstance though, as Moses would wind up in Midian where he learned humility and the strength of a good shepherd. Both would prepare him well for the task ahead. Next week we see God call Moses from Midian to rescue the Israelites.

PRESCHOOL SONG

This week, Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach a new song based off of Psalm 20:7.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ July 15, 2020

PRAYER MEETING

YOUTH PURSUIT

FIRST KIDZ

Exodus 2 Baby Moses

Family Discussion Questions:

1.       Why did the new Pharaoh enslave the Israelites? (Out of fear)

2.       Why were the Israelites ordered to kill their sons? (B/C Pharaoh feared the Israelites)

3.       Who did Moses’s mother put her hope in as she sent Moses down the river? (God)

4.       Who found baby Moses floating in the river? (One of the maidens of the Princess of Egypt)

5.       Moses was raised as an _______________. (Egyptian royal)

Wrapping Up:

In the story of Joseph, the Israelites, and Moses, we see the reality of God’s providence. What does providence mean?....It means that God directs the events of today to impact what will happen later. God allowed Joseph to be sold into slavery so that he could later save his family from the famine. God kept the Israelites in Egypt so that they could grow as a people. God placed Moses in the royal family of Egypt so that he could be prepared to one day lead the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt (more on that in the coming weeks). The great news about God’s providence is that it shows us that even when things don’t seem to be going good for God’s people, God is at work orchestrating a plan that will bring Himself glory and will ultimately be what is best for His people and those of us who have put faith in Christ are HIS PEOPLE! So even when things aren’t going great, we can trust in the plan and the goodness of God:

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 ESV

Pray with your family, recognizing God as being in control and thanking Him for the promises we have that even when things don’t seem to be going good, we can trust in His goodness

PRESCHOOL KIDS

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids talk about heaven and teach a brand new song based off John 14.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ July 8, 2020

PRAYER MEETING

Prayers for our Brothers & Sisters who Grieve and Hurt Us

1&2 Corinthians

3 Ways we should pray for them:

1. In a spirit of grace, peace, love, and truth

  • 1 &2 Corinthians 1:3
  • 1 Corinthians 16:22b
  • Same spirit that we pray for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ

2. Thanksgiving

  • 1 Corinthians 1:4

 Always give thanks

 For their salvation

 For God’s work in their lives

3. Intercessory

  • 2 Corinthians 13:7 – that they would do what is right before the Lord (we should also pray that for ourselves)
  • 2 Corinthians 13:9 – pray for their restoration
  • 1 Corinthians 16:22a For those who don’t truly Know Christ – that they would come to know him.

YOUTH PURSUIT

FIRST KIDZ

Family Devotional at families.sharefaith.com (use code: b4j4a9) with family discussion topics below.

Joseph Prince of Egypt

Genesis 37 & 39-45

Discussion Questions:

  1. How many sons did Jacob have? (12)
  2. Which son was Jacob’s favorite? (Joseph- Coat of Many Colors)
  3. What did Joseph’s brothers do with him? (Sold him to slave traders headed to Egypt)
  4. Why was Joseph put in jail in Egypt? (Potiphar’s wife accused him of something he did not do)
  5. How did Joseph get out of jail and become 2nd in command of Egypt? (God revealed the meaning of Pharaoh’s dream to Joseph)
  6. How did Joseph respond when his brothers came to Egypt asking for help? (He forgave them and provided shelter, food, and safety for his entire family in Egypt)

Discussion Script:

Joseph’s brothers did an awful thing and Potiphar’s wife really hurt Joseph, yet we see in all of it that God used what they intended for bad for His glory. You see through these selfish acts of the brothers and Potiphar’s wife, God put Joseph in just the right place to save his family from a terrible famine (that means there was no food). When Joseph forgave his brothers, he told them “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 5:20. Joseph’s family would thrive in Egypt and grow in numbers. Later on, under a new Pharaoh, they would have to endure a time of slavery, but God would free them and turn them into a great nation – Israel. God did all this to keep his promise to Abraham that he would have more descendants than the stars in the sky and the whole world would be blessed through his descendants. The whole world would be blessed – out of these descendants of Abraham and Joseph came Jesus. Remember how we learned a few weeks ago that all who have faith in Christ are descendants of Abraham? We are part of this promise. We are also part of another promise: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. God used what was intended for bad in Joseph’s life for good. He promises to do the same for us, so remember even when you feel alone, sad, or hurt, we have a promise that God will take those bad things and turn them for good, just like he did with Joseph.

Close in prayer – thanking God for being included in his family and for the promise that even when things seem to be going bad for us, we can rest in his promise that he will use it for good.

PRESCHOOL KIDS

Have you ever been afraid? Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach us a new song based of of Psalm 56:3-4 that reminds us of what we need to do when we get scared.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ July 1, 2020

Pastor Matt provides a quick update about what's happening at FBC and then leads in a time of Bible study and prayer based on Galatians 1.

Enjoy this video & fun pages with your First KIDZ children!

FAMILY DISCUSSION GUIDE:

Jacob relied on his own abilities and strengths to scratch his way to the top, all the while not recognizing that his success was a direct result of God's blessing and work in his life. Many of the struggles and difficulties he faced could have been avoided if he had relied on God to provide for him rather than figuring out a way to make it happen on his own. Jacob wrestling God was both literal and figurative.

It was literal in that Jacob actually wrestled a man who represented God. Scholars have suggested that this representative was an angel, while others argue that the representative was Jesus. Whoever it was, he possessed supernatural power. With a simple touch, this man was able to dislocate Jacob's hip. In terms of physical strength, Jacob was never going to win this wrestling match.

It was figurative in that Jacob was wrestling with his faith in God. Despite God's promises to Jacob, on many occasions, he chose to take matters into his own hands and ensure success on his own on his own terms. He did not rely on God to provide for the needs and blessings in his life. When threatened with what he thought was a battle with his brother and his 400 men, Jacob recognized a situation he couldn't talk or cheat his way out of—he was going to need divine assistance. This wrestling match was a turning point in Jacob's life. It was during this event that Jacob finally saw his need for God in his life.

Jacob came to realize his dependence on God after a series of regrettable actions. How can we avoid making similar mistakes?

We should rely on God, not ourselves. God gives us talents and abilities that enable us to live happy, successful lives. It is easy to rely on those abilities and forget where they came from or who actually is in control of all aspects of our lives.

God's ways are not our ways. God has a plan for our lives. The blessings He has in store for us are achieved through far superior methods than anything we can think of on our own. No blessing God wants to give us will cause us to sin.

Have Fun Singing Along With Your Preschoolers

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids rejoice on a rainy day by leading a classic song from Psalm 118.

Wednesday Night Messages For the KIDZ & Preschoolers ~ June 24, 2020

Enjoy this video & fun pages with your First KIDZ children!
FAMILY DISCUSSION GUIDE:
God kept His promises to Jacob.
God promised Jacob that:
1. Jacob’s descendants would someday own the land he was sleeping on:
His descendants later inherited the land, and there are still remnants of his family
occupying the land today.
2. Jacob would have many children who would one day form a great nation:
His family grew into the nation of Israel, which still exists today.
3. He would be with Jacob wherever he went, and would care for him and protect him:
Jacob was eventually able to return safely to his father’s house and become friends with
his brother. God always kept him safe, and He always provided for him.
God kept all these promises. God will keep His promises to us.
God promises us that:
1. If we trust in Jesus as our Savior, we will never die, and we will live forever (John 3:16).
2. If we confess our sins, He will forgive us (I John 1:9).
3. Jesus will one day return to the earth (Colossian 3:4).
God continues to keep His promises.

Join Pastor Matt and the Peek kids as they lead us in a classic kids' song about a "wee little man" named Zacchaeus (Luke 19).

Wednesday Night Messages For the KIDZ & Preschoolers ~ June 17, 2020

Enjoy this video and the fun pages with your kids! The family devotional access is included on the coloring page.

Maddie Claire Peek teaches tonight's preschool lesson and a song that she composed based on Jeremiah 29:11.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ June 10, 2020

Pastor Matt spends some time discussing how we should navigate seasons of racial tension based on Romans 15:1-7.

Youth Pursuit

First KIDZ

A Wife for Isaac

Genesis 24

What was God’s promise to Abraham? (His descendants would be as many as the stars in the sky and the whole earth would be blessed through his family)

What kind of wife did Abraham want for Isaac? (One that worshiped God)

How did Abraham respond to his servant’s doubts about being able to find Isaac a wife? (He reminded his servant of God’s promise and assured him that God would help him)

What did the servant do when he got to the well? (Prayed for God to help him)

What was the name of the girl the servant met at the well? (Rebekah)

Who are some people from this story who demonstrated faith in and obedience to God?
- Abraham – wanted a godly wife for Isaac and had faith God would provide one
- Servant – obeyed by making the long journey and trusting that God would help him
- Rebekah – Trusted that God had sent the servant and married Isaac because she knew God wanted her to
- Rebekah’s Family – Trusted that God wanted Rebekah to marry Isaac, sending her far away in obedience to God
- Isaac – Married Rebekah, a worshiper of God and trusted in the promises God had made to his father, Abraham.

How was God’s promise to bless the earth fulfilled through Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage? Jesus was their descendant and Jesus fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky (all who have faith in Christ are his descendants, Galatians 3:6-8).

Jesus also fulfilled God’s promise that the whole earth would be blessed through Abraham’s descendants (John 3:16).

Just as Abraham "believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"? Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you shall all the nations be blessed." - Galatians 3:6-8 ESV

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. - 1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV

Closing script – Read this to close out your time with your kids:
“In this story, we see that God always keeps his promises and that we should have faith in and listen to God just like Abraham, the servant, Rebekah, her family, and Isaac. God always has a plan for his people, and we should trust in his plan. His promise wasn’t just for Abraham and Isaac, included in that plan was that the whole earth would be blessed through Jesus Christ (Abraham and Isaac’s descendants). In order to participate in this blessing through Christ, we must place our faith in Jesus. In placing our faith in Christ, we are grafted into God’s family along with Abraham and Isaac.”

Close in prayer, thanking God for his wonderful plan of salvation and thanking Him for offering salvation through His son Jesus.

Preschool Kids

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids revisit a classic children's song and talk about Matthew 18:14.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ June 3, 2020

JR Neal leads us in a study of Romans 12:9-21 and a prayer for our nation and the church.

Youth Pursuit

Behind Door #1 ~ Session 6

First KIDZ

Abraham & Isaac

Genesis 12, 15-17, 22

Big Idea: God fulfilled His promise to Abraham that he would have more descendants than there were stars in the sky through giving him a son, Isaac, who would have sons, who would have sons, who would have more sons, and so on. One of those descendants of Isaac is Jesus Christ. Through faith in Christ, we too become the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham as we become part of the family of God through faith in Christ.

Discussion Questions:
1) What was God’s promise to Abraham? That he would have more descendants than there were stars in the sky or grains of sand on the earth.

2) How old were Abraham and Sarah when Isaac was born? 100 and 90

3) How did God test Abraham? By asking him to offer his son Isaac

4) What did Abraham set out to do? Obey God by sacrificing Isaac

5) What did God provide in place if Isaac? A ram

Closing Script- read this to your children to help them understand how this story of Abraham and Isaac relates to followers of Christ today:

The story of Abraham and Isaac is found in Genesis 12,15-17, and 22, but Abraham is also a key figure in the New Testament. He is mentioned many times. In Galatians 3:7, we are told that those who have faith in Christ are sons of Abraham. Do you remember God’s seemingly impossible promise to Abraham, that despite having no children in his old age, he would become the father of many children, so many that they would outnumber the stars in the sky or the sand on the seashore? And remember how we just saw that God gave him a son when he was 100 years old named Isaac. God also asked him to sacrifice his son, but remember what God provided to Abraham in place of his son? This ram substituted in place of Isaac was a foreshadowing of how God would offer His son Jesus in place of us. We as sinners, deserve punishment for our sins, but God through His love and Mercy sent Christ to die in our place. Now by placing our faith in Christ, we can be forgiven of our sins and become part of God’s family.

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8 ESV

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9 ESV

17 But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. Romans 11:17

Preschool Kids

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach us an easy new song this week based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ May 27, 2020

Pastor Matt leads this week's midweek prayer and Bible study time with a discussion about 2 Chronicles 20.

Youth Pursuit

Behind Door #1 ~ Session 5

First KIDZ

Main Idea – God judges sin, but preserves righteous people.

Key Scripture: (Story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 13,18-19) Romans 6:23, 2 Cor 5:21
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23 ESV
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV

Discussion Questions:
- Why did Abraham and Lot need to find new homes? (Their herds had grown so large that they ran out of pasture)
- Where did Lot choose to move? (Valley of the Jordan – Sodom)
- What were the people of Sodom like? (evil and sinful)
- Why did God judge Sodom and Gomorrah? (because of their evil ways)
- Who did God send to rescue Lot and his family? (2 Angels)
- Why did God rescue Lot and his family? (They worshiped and obeyed God)

Through this story, you can emphasize to your family the fact that God does indeed judge and punish sin, but the good news is that he also rescues His people. Here is a sample script that you can use with your family after your discussion time to make sure they understand this principle:

“God judged and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their evil and wicked ways. The bad news is that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23). The way better news is that God offers forgiveness of sin and eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). The way it all works is that when we put our faith in Christ and confess Him as our Lord, His righteousness is counted as our own (2 Corinthians 5:21). That is God looks past and forgives us of our sin. What an amazing truth! We each deserve the same judgement that God gave to Sodom and Gomorrah, yet by placing our faith in Christ, we will instead receive eternal life. “

Preschool Kids

Pastor Matt and the Peek girls teach us the final part of "Jesus, Strong and Kind." See below for the links to the videos to parts 1 and 2 as well as the original CityAlight version of the song.

Part 1: https://vimeo.com/418049756/a24d26db0a

Part 2: https://vimeo.com/420660443/b9e8705987

CityAlight's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Y8s-Sz_ac

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ May 20, 2020

Join JR Neal, Minister of Discipleship and Missions, as he studies the prayer posture of the church at Antioch

Youth Pursuit

Behind Door #1 ~ Session 4

First KIDZ

Hey parents! Here are some discussion questions that will help you review the story of Job with your kids. Watch the video first and then have a family discussion time.

1)      Why did Satan want to take away Job’s possessions and family? (He thought it would cause Job to curse God)

2)      What did Job loose? (His possessions and his children)

3)      What was Job’s response to losing his possessions and children? (He worshiped God)

4)      What did Satan do next to try to make Job curse God? (inflicted Job with diseases)

5)      How did Job’s wife and friends respond to his situation?

6)      What happened when Job lost heart? (God spoke to Him)

The story of Job teaches us some important lessons. 1st God is sovereign, that means that as the creator of all things, he has the right to do all things according to his own good pleasure. 2nd God delights in the obedience and worship of his children. Close by talking about how we can follow the example of Job by worshiping God is the midst of both good times and bad times and remind your family that God delights in our worship of Him.

Preschool Kids

This week, Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach Part 2 of the song "Jesus, Strong and Kind."

You can find last week's video of Part 1 here: https://vimeo.com/418049756/a24d26db0a

You can find CityAlight's official music video for "Jesus, Strong and Kind" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Y8s-Sz_ac

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ May 13, 2020

Join Pastor Matt for a midweek update and a time of prayer and Bible study based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

Youth Pursuit

Behind Door #1 ~ Session 3

Hey First KIDZ Parents. This week’s video will explore the story of Noah and the Flood. Be sure to watch the video from Pastor Matt and JR before watching this Sharefaith video with your kids, as they give you some great pointers on how to use this video to share the Gospel with your kids.
Here are some discussion questions you can go over with your kids after watching the Sharefaith video:
1)     Who is born sinful? (Note that the video talks about all of Adam and Eve’s descendants being sinful. Make sure your kids understand we are also descendants of Adam and Eve and therefore sinful)
2)     Why did God punish the earth with the flood?
3)     How did God demonstrate mercy towards Noah and his family? (By delivering them from the punishment of the flood)
4)     What did others think of Noah when he was building the Ark?
5)     What did Noah and his family do when they got off of the Ark? (Worship God! This is a great opportunity to take a moment and worship as a family. Praise God for His plan and for His love, mercy, and grace)
Discuss how, just like Noah was shown God’s mercy through the Ark, we are shown God’s Mercy and Grace through Christ. Noah was delivered from the flood through the Ark, we too are offered rescue from the punishment of our sin through faith in Christ (Romans 10:9 - if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved). If your child has not confessed Christ as Lord and placed their faith in Him, take a moment to talk with them and pray with them. Explain that faith in Him means believing that He really did live a sinless life, die on the cross for our sins, and was raised from the dead and professing Him as Lord means to say that we are willing to obey Him and follow Him the rest of our lives.

Preschool Kids

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach a new song this week called "Jesus, Strong and Kind."

Parents--you can find this song on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Y8s-Sz_ac&list=RD37wV6D49iEY&index=7.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ May 6, 2020

Join JR Neal as he studies Paul's example of how to pray for one another in Colossians 1

PURSUIT Behind Door #1 Session 2

First KIDZ 

Enjoy these videos and fun pages with your First KIDZ children!
Goal: To help children understand that sin is bad, and love is important. The story of Cain and Abel emphasizes the importance of loving and worshiping God, while highlighting the dangers of anger and jealousy. Scripture uses the example of Cain as a warning for all believers (1 John 3:12)
Intro & Key Passage: Read Genesis 4:1-16 to review the story of Cain and Able and then take a look at Hebrews 11:4&6. In Hebrews 11:4, we are told that Abel brought to God an offering by faith and was accepted, while Cain did not and was rejected. Later in Hebrews 11:6, we are told “without faith, it is impossible to please God.” To be accepted by God, we must place our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ and His finished work upon the cross.

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids revisit an old classic and talk about how much Jesus loves us. Plus, Maddie Claire shares a special song on the violin.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ April 29, 2020

Join Pastor Matt as he shares some encouragement and prayer tips from Matthew 8.

PURSUIT Behind Door #1 Session 1

First KIDZ 

 

Enjoy the video below entitled "The Fall" Genesis 3. Here are some discussion questions you can engage in as a family after watching:

  • What was the one rule God gave Adam and Eve in the garden?
  • Who tempted Adam and Eve to eat from the tree?
  • Why did Adam and Eve hide from God? (Parents, this is a great opportunity to talk with your children about how our sin causes us to feel shame. Shame towards others when we do something wrong and more importantly shame towards God. Thankfully God gave us a way to take away the consequences of sin and shame - Jesus
  • Read Genesis 3:15 - this passage points to Christ (the snake crusher). How did Christ crush the snake?

This week, Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach Part 2 of the song "Jesus, Strong and Kind."

You can find last week's video of Part 1 here: https://vimeo.com/418049756/a24d26db0a

You can find CityAlight's official music video for "Jesus, Strong and Kind" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Y8s-Sz_ac

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ April 22, 2020

Join JR Neal as he leads us through "Suffering Well" - Lessons from Psalm 88

"There's Work To Do" from Acts 1:7-11.

Be ready to draw!

Enjoy these videos and fun pages with your First KIDZ children!

Access a family devotional at families.sharefaith.com and use code q8c9e2

Join Pastor Matt and the Peek kids as they sing and talk about "This Little Light of Mine."

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ April 15, 2020

Join Pastor Matt for a midweek time of prayer and Bible study based on Psalm 85.

Today, we finish up our Ego Eimi series with our seventh lesson..."I Am the True Vine" from John 15.

Enjoy these videos and fun pages with your First KIDZ children!

Access a family devotional at families.sharefaith.com and use code d5k4t7

This week, Pastor Matt and the Peek kids teach us a new song based on 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ April 8, 2020

Join Pastor Matt for a midweek prayer and Bible study time based on John 17:20-26.

Tonight is our 6th "I Am" statement of Jesus... from John 14, "I am the way, the truth, and the life"

Pastor Matt and the Peek kids open up some Easter eggs and talk about the surprises that they find inside. Can you guess what's in these special Easter eggs?

Enjoy this video and fun pages with your First KIDZ children!

Access a family devotional at families.sharefaith.com and use code j3z8u9

INTRO VIDEO

STORY VIDEO

Join Pastor Matt and the Peek kids once again for this week's special Easter-themed preschool song.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ April 1, 2020

For this week's mid-week prayer and Bible study time, Pastor Matt takes us to 1 Corinthians 1 for a discussion on how not to be a fool this April Fool's Day.

Back for our 5th "I Am" statement of Jesus...I am the resurrection and the life.

Enjoy this video and the fun pages with your First KIDZ children!

Join Pastor Matt and the Peek kids for this week's song and Bible verse for kids.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ March 25, 2020

Join Pastor Matt for a time of Bible study and prayer based on James 5:13-16.

This is the 4th message in our Ego Eimi series - I Am the Good Shepherd

Enjoy these videos and the documents with your First KIDZ children!

INTRO VIDEO

STORY VIDEO

Don't forget to get your preschoolers involved in our Wednesday Night videos, too!!!
Watch this one as Pastor Matt, with some of his kids, leads them in a song.

Wednesday Night Messages For the Entire Family ~ March 18, 2020

Join Pastor Matt for a quick update on what's going on at FBC Moultrie as well as a short Bible study and season of prayer based on 1 Timothy 2:1-4.

This is message #3 for our youth in our Ego Eimi series...looking at the "I am" statements of Jesus from the book of John. Tonight, we're in John 10 as Jon Scroggins discusses Jesus saying "I am the door/gate."

Enjoy this video with your First KIDZ children and feel free to use these questions to begin a discussion about the video!
1) What was wrong with what the king asked the people to do?
2) How did God save His children when they chose what was right?
3) How did the King react to God saving His children?
Don't forget to get your preschoolers involved in our Wednesday Night videos, too!!!
Watch this one with Pastor Matt leading them in a song.