Kid's Lesson for December 5
by Melissa Davis on December 5th, 2021
God Controls EverythingBook of JobIn research, there is a common practice used to measure data: the pre-test and post-test. The pre-test is a baseline, assessing the state of something prior to experimental factors being introduced. As is suggested by the name, this happens prior to the experiment.The post-test is a comparison, designed to compare the outcome of the experiment to the pre-test resu...  Read More
December Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on December 1st, 2021
Discuss the meaning of Christmas in a whole new wayChristmas provides many opportunities for parents to pass down their faith. One unique way is to discuss the birth of Jesus.God could have chosen to send the Messiah as a King with an army out of the sky, but He decided on a baby-a helpless child dependent upon God for life. Jesus’ birth reveals dependency as one of the ways to relate with God.Mat...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for November 28
by Melissa Davis on November 28th, 2021
God Had a Plan for JosephGenesis 37–50The story of Joseph is packed full of moments that resonate with us. Maybe you were the favorite child or the favorite child’s sibling. Some people resonate with being cast away from family or being undeservingly welcomed into a new family. Some resonate with finding favor with an enemy or showing favor to an enemy. In Joseph’s story, we can see ourselves and ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for November 21
by Melissa Davis on November 21st, 2021
God Changed Isaac Genesis 25–33Jacob’s journey in Genesis is one of unexpected and undeserved blessing after blessing. With a name that literally means he cheats, Jacob was unlikely to receive the privilege and opportunity God gave him.Jacob was a cheater, a liar, and a deceiver. He was quiet and not strongly gifted. And he was gullible, too. We cannot miss that the deceiver was deceived at times ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson on November 14
by Melissa Davis on November 14th, 2021
God Provided Isaac Genesis 21–22It’s been said that when a word or phrase is repeated in the Bible, we ought to pay close attention. In Genesis 22, Abraham repeated one phrase three times: “Here I am.”Abraham first used “Here I am” on his journey when God called his name. Abraham’s eager response to God shows that he was ready and expectant to hear from God.Abraham then used this phrase in respons...  Read More
Veteran's Day
by Matt Evans on November 11th, 2021
SPCS students talk about what they think about Veterans. Check it out.  Read More
Kid's Lesson November 7
by Melissa Davis on November 7th, 2021
Melchizedek Blessed Abraham Genesis 14; Hebrews 5; 7We marvel at stories with two characters who are total opposites of each other. This is why so many stories feature some form of a noble hero and an immoral villain. The contrast of character and conduct is what drives the tension of the story.In Genesis 14, we find two completely opposite kings: the king of Sodom and the king of Salem. One sough...  Read More
November Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on November 1st, 2021
SLEEP TROUBLES:  Is Bedtime a Nightmare?Psalm 4:8 says “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety”.We all want peaceful nights and restful sleep. That is hard to do when you have a preschooler who is anti-bedtime. We want to share some more practical tips to help make bedtime a little easier.On average, preschoolers need 10-12 hours of sleep a day, inc...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for October 31
by Melissa Davis on October 31st, 2021
God Made a Covenant with AbrahamGenesis 12-20Think about all of the choices that we have each day. Just in the morning, we have dozens of different cereals to eat, perhaps that many varieties of milk to pour on top of the cereal, and nearly as many ways to make coffee to go with it. All of these are choices that we often take for granted.Now think about all of the choices God had as He took a sign...  Read More
Blessings in Sovereignty
by August McCleery on October 28th, 2021
It's a story I've told before, but I've wanted to serve in student ministry since I first experienced it here at Southport Pres in the 7th grade. When I was old enough, I took the first opportunity I could to volunteer as a youth coach in our Jr. High Youth Group, which at the time was named JAM. The more I served, the stronger my passion grew for this ministry.Although I loved volunteering in thi...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for October 24
by Melissa Davis on October 24th, 2021
People Rebel Against GodGenesis 10–11We love to measure the health, success, or sustainability of pretty much anything and everything. We measure our kids by their grades in school. We measure teams by their wins and losses. We measure people by their influence and following on social media. In a world obsessed with measuring “success,” we ought to be assessing in our own lives something we cannot...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for October 17
by Melissa Davis on October 17th, 2021
God Spared NoahGenesis 6-10The Bible is full of promises. As early as the first few chapters of Genesis, we begin to see God make, and even fulfill, His promises: promises for punishment and for blessing, for death and for life, for separation and for salvation. In Noah’s journey to build an ark, survive the flood, and begin to repopulate the earth, we find multiple reminders that the Lord is fait...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for October 10
by Melissa Davis on October 4th, 2021
SIN SPREAD TO PEOPLEGenesis 4-5Siblings often fight and compete as children and even adults. It may be over something as innocent as who gets the last cookie or as serious as who inherits their parents’ prized heirloom.The competition Cain felt toward Abel—the world’s first siblings—reminds us that these family tensions can cause great damage to our relationships with one another, with parents, an...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for October 3
by Melissa Davis on October 3rd, 2021
Sin Entered the WorldGenesis 3Does the story of the fall surprise you? How could Adam and Eve—who had everything they needed—rebel against a loving God? Do you think you would have acted differently?Adam and Eve’s story is our story. Think about the last time you blatantly sinned. What lies were you believing in that moment? Satan wants us to believe the same lie that Eve believed: Maybe God is ho...  Read More
October Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on October 1st, 2021
Helping Your Child Be More ConfidentI hope you are enjoying the fall season and changes of the weather. What a wonderful time of year. It is amazing to see how each season brings with it traditions, holidays, and memories.Much like our kids, it is fun to watch the changing season of their lives as well. It is exciting to see the maturing moments and new things that come out during each season. It ...  Read More
Benefits of Sunday Morning
by August McCleery on September 30th, 2021
Sunday school is a large part of the Jr. High Ministry at Southport Pres. It always has been. When I was in Jr. High, I remember always enjoying Sunday School and looking back on it now, I can see just how formative it was to my faith. Not only did I learn more about God and His Word, but I was also exposed to other people in the church and eventually even went to the Worship Service. Without gett...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for September 26
by Melissa Davis on September 26th, 2021
Creation Glorifies GodPsalm 19In the first two sessions of this unit, we have seen a common thread of God’s glory. God created everything, including people, to display His glory. In this session, we want to make sure that our kids understand what that means. What is God’s glory?God’s glory can be thought of as God’s greatness. The Bible often uses the picture of a brilliant white light when it com...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for September 19
by Melissa Davis on September 19th, 2021
Southport Kid's Sunday School LessonSeptember 19Genesis 1-2Humans are at the center of everything God created. Only God Himself is more important. That is why the creation of the first man and woman—Adam and Eve—deserved its own session.As you talk with your kids about this week’s session, there are two words that might be unclear or even confusing. The first is our in Genesis 1:26. “Let us make m...  Read More
Prayer Request
by Matt Evans on September 15th, 2021
What a gift prayer is from God. We can take anyone from anywhere and “bring them to God’s attention”.  Read More
Kid's lesson for September 12
by Melissa Davis on September 12th, 2021
God Created the WorldSouthport Pres Kids Sunday School Lesson-September 12thThis week, we learned about God creating the world from Genesis 1:1-25. The true story of the Bible begins where we would expect it to begin—at the beginning of all creation. Everything in the universe has a starting point except God. He alone is eternal—He has no beginning and no end. He has always existed. So the beginni...  Read More
Kid's Sunday School begins September 12
by Melissa Davis on September 7th, 2021
We are excited to begin Sunday School on September 12th. It feels like a new start with a new Sunday schedule  Read More
A Gift for your Kids!
by Melissa Davis on September 2nd, 2021
September Parenting Topic: Overcoming Separation Anxiety
by Melissa Davis on September 1st, 2021
September Parenting Topic: Overcoming Separation Anxiety  Read More
Frontlines - Missions Central
by Matt Evans on August 20th, 2021
Now thousands are caught in the crossfire, with fear, heartache and human suffering on the rise. Will you pray for Afghanistan?  Read More