December 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

The Kids Connection Parent Cue includes all of the month’s information about what we're learning in Kids Connection. It provides simple prompts throughout the week to remind you to pause and make the most of everyday moments. There are Morning Time, Meal Time, Drive Time and Bed Time Cues for the month.


By following these simple Cues based on Deuteronomy 6:7 you can make the most of everyday moments to instill faith and character in the heart of Your child.


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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN COMPASSION AND GOD'S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD'S BIG STORY

 

Compassion is a reflection of the character of God

 

November 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN COOPERATION AND GOD'S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD'S BIG STORY

 

Cooperation is a reflection of the character of God

 

October 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CONTENTMENT AND GOD’S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY

 

Contentment is a response to the character of God.

 

September 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN INITIATIVE AND GOD’S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY

 

Initiative is a reflection of the character of God.

 

August 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WISDOM AND GOD’S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY
 

When Jesus was a boy, He grew in wisdom. God wants us to discover wisdom, too. When we make the wise choice, we reflect the character of Jesus to people around us. That’s why giving kids a strong foundation of wisdom is important. We want them to be equipped to face whatever choices they may need to make in the future.

 

July 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND GOD’S CHARACTER,

AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY

 

God is stronger than anyone and He can do things that would be impossible for you or me. He has proved this throughout history, but nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Because of what Jesus has done, we can have confidence. And when you put your faith in Jesus, you can live fully alive.

June 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND GOD’S CHARACTER,

AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY

 

God is stronger than anyone and He can do things that would be impossible for you or me. He has proved this throughout history, but nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Because of what Jesus has done, we can have confidence. And when you put your faith in Jesus, you can live fully alive.

May 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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Honesty is a reflection of the character of God.

 

God wants what is best for us. He has called us His children, and given us great things. Because we know that God is good, WE CAN BE HONEST. Lying and cheating are a response to fear. They are what people do if they think no one else will take care of them. But when you trust in God, when you know His love, you have a different response. You can be truthful.

 

April 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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Patience is a reflection of the character of God.

 

God is patient. Why? Well, because God is in control and He knows how the story ends. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we know how the story ends, too. Because of Jesus, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done.

 

March 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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We can reflect the character of Christ by caring for others and making peace

 

When Adam and Eve decided that their way was better than God’s way and broke God’s rule, they changed the relationship between God and His creation. Where once everything and everyone could be in the presence of God, now we were at odds with God. God could have done anything He wanted, including wiping us out and starting over. But instead God decided to make peace with us. Ultimately God did this through His Son, Jesus.

 

When Jesus died and then rose from the dead, He paid the price for everything that was wrong and unfair in this world. Because of Jesus, we can have peace.We don’t have to get even. Instead, we can reflect the character of Christ by caring for others and making peace. 

February 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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By treating others the way we want to be treated, we live out the way Jesus taught us to live. 

 

God was kind to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Even when we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. Because of God’s great love for us, we can be kind to everyone.Jesus personified kindness in the way He lived and interacted with the people He met. But, as we read the Gospels, we find that Jesus didn’t just model kindness. He commanded it.

January 2018 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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Growing in faith is not something that happens by simply cramming information about the Bible into a child’s brain. The knowledge in their head means nothing if we don’t help kids experience what that knowledge can do in their heart. To experience faith, we want kids to practice their faith and that takes commitment.


God keeps all His promises and puts His plans into action. Because God has kept His promises to us, we can make a plan and stick to it. One of the best plans you can make is to commit to an ongoing relationship with Jesus. Commit to practicing faith by reading God’s Word, praying to Him consistently, talking about Him with friends, and living out your faith every day.


December 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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Every good and perfect gift comes from God. In fact, generosity is at the very core of God’s character—He even gave us His own son, Jesus! Jesus showed unwavering generosity as He traded His life for ours. And, because God gave us Jesus and Jesus gave His life, we can be generous towards others. Not only that, but when we are generous towards others, we prove that we love God by loving the people He loves. We pray that this Christmas, as kids celebrate God’s amazing generosity, they’ll see how they can be generous with their family, friends, and neighbors.


November 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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GRATITUDE is a response to the character of God.


Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and you. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you.


Through the month, we’ll help kids refocus on all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS. 


GOD VIEW: the connection between Gratitude and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story


October 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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In Psalm 24:1, we read, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, (NIV). In other words, whatever we have isn’t really ours. God created the entire world—the land and sea, planets and galaxies, animals and people. And when people create, those people do so because of the gift and talents that God gave them. It’s our job to take care of what God has loaned us for a time to use in order to bring Him glory.


Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan. He used what He had—from bread and fish, to dirt and spit—to perform miracles, helping people see and eat. Everything Jesus did showed us how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.



September 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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FRIENDSHIP is a reflection of the character of God. 


God desires a relationship with us. That’s why He created us in the first place. When we sinned and broke that relationship, God continued to pursue us. God sacrificed His only Son to make it possible for us to have a relationship with Him again.     


Jesus demonstrated friendship in the most generous way possible. He showed us the greatest love when He laid down His life for His friends. He went to the cross, not on principle or for a cause, but because of love and wanting to be with us forever. 



August 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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RESPECT is a response to the character of God. 


God is the all-powerful, Creator of the universe. There is no one else who has the position or power of God. We can’t help but respond to Him with respect. 


When it comes to people, everyone is important for two reasons: God made them in His image and Jesus died for them. That’s why respect is also a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God.


July 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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Uniqueness is a reflection of the character of God.  


In Deuteronomy 6:4, Moses tells the Israelites, “Israel, listen to me. The LORD is our God. The LORD is the one and only God.” (NIrV)


No one is like our God. And God created people in His image. Every single person on earth is unique. We have DNA, personalities, experiences, and relationships that make us different from each other. This makes us uniquely wired and wonderfully made.    


Only Jesus could rescue us.


Jesus, as the Son of God, was fully God and fully man. No one else before or since has been able to make that claim. Jesus was uniquely positioned to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. He alone could live the perfect life, die a human death, yet be raised to life again. And because of that, we can now experience a renewed relationship with God and live with Him forever.


Because we are uniquely made in God’s image, we think it’s important for us to help our kids and families discover more about what that means. This month, we take a closer look at the idea of uniqueness—discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.


Our Memory Verse for July comes from Ephesians 2:10.


In Ephesians 2:10, we read, We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do. (NIrV) God has a plan for each of us. He invites us into the work He’s been doing in the world since the beginning of time to bring people to Him. God made us to be part of that!

As we help kids discover more about the way God uniquely created them, we’ll look at some people in the Bible and find out how God used their uniqueness to help Him change the world.​​​​​​​

June 2017 Kids Connection Parent Cue

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Creativity is a reflection of the character of God.     

From the opening pages of Scripture, we encounter God’s creativity in action. With words, Let there be light, the poem of creation unfolds as light gives way to time, oceans and mountains form, galaxies are set in motion, and the earth is filled with birds, fish, and every creature imaginable. But God is not finished creating. God decided that He wanted His image to populate the earth. He created people in His image to take care and develop His magnificent creation. Humans are unique in that we reflect God in how we interact with each other and the world around us. That interaction includes God’s creativity. We may not form mountains and oceans, but we create art and music, build cities, solve problems, and innovate technology—all of which starts with our God-given creativity.


Jesus showed us creativity in action.

Jesus was the Word that spoke God’s creation into existence at the beginning of time. And when Jesus arrived on planet earth to fulfill God’s plan to rescue humanity, that same creativity was evident in every interaction we read throughout Scripture. Through stories, Jesus could explain something difficult or confusing about the Kingdom of God. With unconventional materials, Jesus healed the sick and hurting. With the right question, He could point to His disciples and the religious leaders what is most important to God. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus showed us the difference we can make in the world through creativity.


We think it’s important for us to help our kids and families discover more about Creativity—imagining what you could do because you are made in God’s image.


Our Memory Verse for June comes from Psalm 139:14.

In Psalm 139:14, we read, How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that (NIrV). Through this Psalm, David acknowledges God’s continued provision for his life. He worships God for His care and concern for even the smallest aspects of life. Being created in God’s image, means that we are special compared to the rest of creation. We reflect God in amazing and wonderful ways.


As we help kids discover more about God’s creativity, we head to the beginning—Genesis—and learn more about God’s creativity in the creation of the world.