Expressing Yourself God’s Way
Kids will learn Bible lessons teaching how they can express the different emotions God gave them in a good way. Emojis are a fun way to quickly express our emotions with others. The Bible teaches us that our emotions are a gift from God, that He has a purpose for all of them, and that we can express them in a good way.
Memory Verse: How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.” - Psalm 139:14 NIrV
June 25, 2017
Happy: How To Be Happy
Scripture: Luke 10:1-2 and Luke 10:17-20 Jesus sends out the 72
Everyone loves a happy face, and everyone loves a reason to send one. Jesus taught his followers that the #1 reason to be happy, is knowing that we get to spend forever in heaven if we believe in Jesus.
Kids will state why knowing they can go to heaven, can make them happy no matter what.
July 2, 2017
Sadness: How To Be Sad
Scripture: John 11:1-44, Lazarus dies and is brought back
Sad emojis come out when we are sad, or when people we love are sad. Jesus shows us that it’s ok to be sad, and it’s ok to cry when we are sad or when our friends are sad. He also shows us that he has the power to comfort us when we are sad, we just need to pray to him and tell him when we are sad.
Kids will share something that makes them sad or has made them sad in the past and say how Jesus can help when they are sad.
July 9, 2017
Laughter: How To Laugh
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 3:4 and Ephesians 5:4
Synopsis: There’s nothing like a good laugh shared with friends. If there’s laughter, there’s usually a happy reason. The Bible tells us that just like there are times to be sad and cry, there are also times to laugh. We should remember though that our laughter is a gift from God and we shouldn’t use it to laugh at others or at bad jokes.
Kids will share how they can react if they are around friends who want to tell a bad joke or make fun of someone else.
Angry: How To Be Mad
Scripture: John 2:13-17, Jesus clears the temple.
Synopsis: Angry emojis let us know that someone is upset. God wants us to get angry about sin in our lives and to use that anger to clean it out!
Kids will say what some good things are to be angry about and what are some wrong reasons to be angry.
July 23, 2017
Crazy: How To Be Crazy (for Jesus)
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-16, The Fall of Jericho
Synopsis: Crazy faces are used to cheer people up, but sometimes they make people think we are strange. Joshua and all of the Israelites had to feel strange walking in circles around Jericho, but they remind us that it’s okay to look “crazy” in the eyes of the world if we are following God.
Kids will think of one way they can stand out for Jesus to their friends.
July 30, 2017
Pride: How To Stay Humble
Scripture: Proverbs 16:18, Esther 6:1-12 Haman has to honor Mordecai
We all like feeling cool, and sometimes, feeling cool makes us feel like we’re better than others. God wants us to stay humble and to put others first and he warns that just when we think we’re cool, is when we are most likely to embarrass ourselves.
Objective: Kids will think of one way they can be humble in the way they talk or treat others.
August 6, 2017
Love: How To Love Others
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan
The Heart Eyes Emoji is a special one reserved for the people we love. Jesus taught us that we should be willing to show love to everyone we meet, not just the people we like.
Kids will think of a way to show love to someone this week.
August 13, 2017
Praise: How To Thank God
Scripture: John 20:11-18, Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
Happy hands are a way of showing we are excited, thrilled, and thankful. There’s no greater reason to have happy hands than this: Jesus is alive and wants to be our Savior and friend forever.
Kids will be challenged to accept or renew their commitment to Jesus.
Thanks to Emoji Island for the emoji images