Coming Up in Gateway Kids - Jan. 11th

Toddler/Preschool
In our story this week, Jesus heals a man so he can walk after his friends bring him to Jesus. (Mark 2:1-12) We'll continue to discuss our Bottom Line: I need Jesus!

Elementary
We’ll discover more about what it means to Pray. We’ll look more closely at Luke 11:1-4 and the way Jesus taught His followers how to pray in the Lord’s Prayer. We want kids to understand that praying is an important part of growing in their faith. They can pray knowing that God knows them and wants to hear from them. They can pray anytime, anywhere because God is always listening. Our Bottom Line is: Practice praying to God. We hope kids will come to believe that they can share anything with God. There’s nothing too big or too small for Him to handle.

Week 2 Elementary God Time Devotional

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.