Family Discipleship for Sunday, August 9

August Theme:

August Memory Verse:
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” Psalm 145:3

This August we are focusing on the CREATIVITY of God. When we look outside and see the beautiful world around us, we’re reminded that God is SO great, powerful, and creative! Our new memory verse helps us put it in to words—Psalm 145:3 “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” Our story today is based on Ephesians 2:10.

Worship & Story Video:

Family discussion and prayer:

Reread Ephesians 2:10

Ask: We can all use our creativity in different ways. What is one way that God has made you creative? How do you enjoy using your creativity?

Ask: What problem in your life, your community, or the world do you think needs to be solved? How could you use the creativity God gave you to help figure out a solution? Have you prayed that God would give you some fresh imagination about this problem?

Say: Our verse reminds us that God’s creativity is HUGE and AMAZING! When we need help with a problem, we are wise to ask our creative God to help us!

Say: Let’s review our Bible verse. Psalm 145:3 “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”

What You Need: Bibles; kids’ posters from last week; extra poster boards for new kids; tempera paint; a variety of objects to paint their posters: toothbrushes, sponges, bubble wrap, forks, etc.; protective table covering; gloves (optional)

Pray: Dear God, You are so creative, and You’ve made us so very well. Thank You for the gift of our creativity and the ability to use creativity for good works in the good world You’ve made. Amen.

To Do: We can’t talk about God’s creativity and NOT do something creative! If your kids have a favorite creative activity to do like Legos or painting—tell them to use their creativity and have fun! Here is an optional activity that you could do as well.

God’s Hand-iwork What You Need: Cardstock, markers, crayons, and colored pencils

What You Do:

  • Show kids how they can use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to trace their hands onto card stock.
  • As they work, review Ephesians 2:10 and unpack the phrase, “We are God’s handiwork.”
  • Explain that being God’s handiwork means that we are created by God.
    • We are His special, favorite creation—we are His masterpiece, His BEST work of art!
    • Emphasize that since God created us, we can be creative, too.
  • Encourage your kids to name ways they are creative.
    • They may say that they’re good at art, dancing, or music, but be sure to help them think outside the box, too.
    • Solving puzzles; building amazing things with blocks or toys; being a whiz at technology; thinking of ways to help animals; caring for the world God made; cheering up someone who is sad; or helping friends get along
  • Lead kids to draw or write within their handprint the way(s) that they’re creative, then invite them to decorate their handprints as they choose.
  • They can add colorful designs, shapes, or patterns.

What You Say: You are God’s special creation. There’s NO ONE exactly like you. And you know what? God created you, so you can be creative. And God wants you to use your creativity to change the world around you! You could draw a picture to cheer up a friend who is sad. You could bake cookies with your mom and deliver them to a neighbor who is sick. You could say good things to encourage your teammates, or you could collect blankets for the animal shelter.

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