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Sunday Wrap Up

Sunday Wrap-Up for April 21, 2019

Thanks for reading the Sunday Wrap-Up! This short message contains the lessons that were covered in our SPF Kids environments on Sunday as well as ways that you can discuss and apply these truths as a family this week!

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Our children learned about Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Judas, their supposed friend, betrayed their Lord. Jesus was arrested, beaten, and killed. Though Jesus had plainly told the disciples that He would die and rise again on the third day, they did not understand. In fact, they were afraid to ask about it. (See Mark 9:31-21.) They had believed that Jesus was the One who would rescue God’s people, but how could He if He was dead?

Then, on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. When Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb, Jesus wasn’t there. An angel of the Lord appeared. The guards were so afraid, that they fainted. But the angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid.” The angel reassured the women that Jesus’ body hadn’t been stolen; in fact, “he has risen, just as he said” (Matt. 28:5-6).

The women left the tomb with fear (perhaps because they did not fully understand what was happening) and great joy (because they had heard Jesus was alive!) to tell the disciples the news. As they were leaving, Jesus also greeted them: “Do not be afraid.”

Fear exists when there is a perceived danger or threat. When Jesus rose from the dead, He eliminated the threat of eternal separation from God for all who trust in Him. Even real dangers like suffering and persecution need not be feared because nothing—neither life nor death—can separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus. (Rom. 8:38-39)

As you talk about this story with your kids, emphasize the gospel: The death and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. We deserve to die because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. Because Jesus is alive, we do not need to fear anything. Those who trust in Jesus have forgiveness and eternal life, and we can joyfully obey Him.

Check this session’s Activity Page and Big Picture Card as well as The Gospel Project for Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

Babies and Toddlers
○ God is always with us.
○ People put Jesus on a cross, and He died.
○ God made Jesus alive again.
○ God sent Jesus to rescue us.

Preschool
○ How can we glorify God? We can glorify God by loving Him and obeying Him.
○ Jesus died on the cross and is alive.

Kids
○ How can we glorify God? We can glorify God by loving Him and obeying Him.
○ Jesus died on the cross to pay for sin and rose again to defeat death.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

Deuteronomy 31:8 (Deuteronomy 31:8a for Babies and Toddlers)

On Family Worship Sundays (the last Sunday of each month) you may have noticed that we recite questions and answers from the New City Catechism.  “Catechisms take students through the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer—a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience. Also, the catechetical discipline of memorization drives concepts deeper into the heart and naturally holds students more accountable to master the material than do typical discipleship courses. Finally, the practice of question-answer recitation brings instructors and students into a naturally interactive, dialogical process of learning.” If you’re interested in furthering your children’s understanding of Christian doctrine (which I hope you are!), I would recommend using New City Catechism’s new Apple/Android app- which you can find here. The mobile app not only has the questions and answers, but puts includes kid-friendly songs to help in memorizing.

INFANTS

Our nursery is a peaceful space. Feel free to use it to feed your baby during the Gathering. Infants will enjoy being rocked, read to, and exploring age approprite toys. Bring diapers, a change of clothes, and any feeding items.

TODDLERS

Toddlers complete a Bible lesson, sing songs, and explore the gospel with hands-on activities. Please provide diapers, a change of clothes, and a labeled sippy cup. A snack will be provided, but let us know if you have dietary needs.

PRESCHOOLERS

We enjoy exploring a Bible lesson each week through movement, music, and art. Children in this class are usually potty trained. A snack will be provided during the Gathering, but let us know if you have dietary needs.

KIDS GATHERING

Our school-age children enjoy our own time of worship, studying the Bible, and reinforcing what we learn through group activities. They join the adults on the last Sunday of each month for Family Worship.

4TH AND 5TH GRADERS

We meet on the 1st Sunday of each month to discuss gospel-centered topics, pray together, and enjoy activities that reflect what we are studying.

For Policy and Procedure Manual CLICK HERE.

Nursery workers have the ability to contact parents in the main auditorium by following the link below. Input the child’s number on the linked site, press SEND, and the media team will post the number on the main auditorium screens to notify the parent.

You must be logged in to the wifi to use the message system:

wifi name: Southpoint | password: southpoint

CLICK HERE