Coming up in Gateway Kids - Nov 15

Joseph is accused of a crime he did not commit and is put in jail. Joseph trusted God even when it was hard. We can trust God’s plan even when it’s hard too. (Genesis 39-40; Proverbs 4:11-12)

For week three, we look at a familiar story in John 6:1-13. Jesus had been talking to a crowd of over 5,000 people. Now it was late in the day, and they were starting to get restless and hungry. Jesus sent the disciples to figure out how to feed them all. A boy offered what he had for them to use: five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus used that boy’s small offering and turned it into more than enough food for everyone.

Bottom Line: Use what you have to lend a hand. Kids may not think they have much to give, but God can use what they do have to accomplish something great. We pray kids walk away from this week encouraged to use what they have to lend a hand.

Week 3 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.