Coming up in Gateway Kids - Oct 11

Preschool
In week two, we tell a familiar story but focus on a hero that doesn’t often get recognized, Miriam, Moses’s older sister. (Exodus 1:22-2:10) She was strong and courageous as she stood in the reeds watching over her brother and then walking up to the princess and offering the best solution of all. Talk about God putting her in the right place at the right time! Because Miriam was brave, her mother was able to care for her baby brother during his preschool years.

Elementary
We’ll look closer at Acts 16:1-5 and discover that there were also some unique abilities in Timothy’s box that people around him must have noticed. And Paul could see it too, because he decided to take Timothy on a missionary journey with him.

Bottom Line: When you discover your gifts, you can make a difference. You can help kids discover the unique ways God has gifted them. As they realize this, we can encourage them to use those gifts to make a difference.

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.