Coming up in Gateway Kids - Feb. 8th

Preschool/Toddler:
We’ll hear Jesus tell the parable of the prodigal son. (Luke 15:11-24) No matter how many bad choices the younger son made, the father in the story still loved him. And, Jesus loves us no matter what too. 

Elementary:
We’ll look at Ruth 1 and 2: Naomi and Ruth's husbands have died, and Ruth has the opportunity to return home to her family. Instead, she chooses to show kindness to Naomi and stays with her. Bottom Line: Be kind to your family and friends. When it comes to our family and friends, often we take them for granted. 

Week 2 Elementary GodTime 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.