The most amazing work of art is the one we see in the mirror each day—people! God made everything, but people are God’s most wonderful creation because we are the only creation made in God’s very own image. God made us to think and figure things out, to create and invent, and to help others—just like God.
Every time we look in the mirror and look at another person, we are seeing God’s masterpiece. We want preschoolers to know that they are wonderfully made because of WHO made them—THE awesome artist—God!
Bottom Line: GOD MADE ME WONDERFUL
Memory Verse: “I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE.” PSLAM 139:14 NIV
ELEMENTARY-AGE & PRETEEN
Love starts and ends with God. Love has always been the point of how God has interacted with the world. Since the beginning of time, God’s love has always been on display. That’s why we chose love to kick off a year through the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God inspired writers of Scripture, whose works come together to tell God’s Big Story. But God’s love isn’t just about what happened in history. God loves US today! And we have the chance to share God’s love with others, right here and now. We know that God loved us first. God loved us enough to send Jesus for us. In response, we can show how much we love God by loving others . . . and showing people how much they matter to us.
Monthly Theme: LOVE – SHOWING OTHERS HOW MUCH THEY MATTER TO YOU
Memory Verse: “HERE IS WHAT LOVE IS. IT IS NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD. IT IS THAT HE LOVED US AND SENT HIS SON TO GIVE HIS LIFE TO PAY FOR OUR SINS.” 1 JOHN 4;10, NIrV