January Elementary Resources - Know How: Knowledge

Knowledge is discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you doWe believe that God’s Word is the best place to discover something new about our world and ultimately ourselves. And when we put those discoveries into practice it changes us from the inside out and impacts the choices we make and the way we live. God is the source of all truth. We need to dig into His Word and discover that truth for ourselves.

The knowledge we glean from the 66 books of the Bible tells us how to live our lives day in and day out. But that knowledge is not an end in and of itself. We can know all there is to know about God, but if we don’t put any of our knowledge into practice, it is worthless.

The monthly memory verse is: “God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right,” 2 Timothy 3:16, NIrV. God’s Word is powerful and strong. When we discover it and put it into practice, we have its strength on our side every day of our lives.

Check out this great preview video in which Reggie Joiner, CEO of orange, explains how KNOWLEDGE is a response to God's character working in us to change the world around us. He then explores how the stories we'll share this month will work together to unpack God's truth.

Below you will find the monthly newsletter so you can follow along at home this month. It contains some awesome questions to keep the discussion going throughout the week. 

Elementary Monthly Newsletter

Each week, along with the story and theme we will be covering, I will also post a GodTime card for that week. You can look for the link to this in The Weekly or on our  Facebook page.

Each day’s devotion includes:

1. a verse(s) to read 

2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s) 

3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion 

4. a suggested prayer.

Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Even though kids in early elementary are beginning to read things on their own, you may want to do the GodTime card with your K-3rd grade child. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still benefit from an adult following up on it.

I hope you are able to enjoy some “God Time” with your kids this month as they discover the Knowledge they can find in God's word and how to use it.  And don’t forget to check out www.orangeparents.org for some great parenting resources from the authors of our curriculum!