Kid's Lesson for May 22
by Melissa Davis on May 22nd, 2022
Joshua Challenged the PeopleJoshua 23-24Joshua was getting along in years, so he gathered the people at the place where God had made a promise to Abraham. (See Gen. 12:6-7.) Joshua wanted the people to remember and to live based on what they knew to be true about God: God can be trusted. He is good, and He is faithful.Joshua issued a challenge: “Be very strong and continue obeying all that is writ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for May 15
by Melissa Davis on May 15th, 2022
God Gave the People the LandJoshua 7-11In today's story, we see that God fights for His people and gives them peace and rest. We live in a world filled with conflict and pain. We desperately want peace. The reality is that true peace doesn’t come from any amount of solitude or self-confidence; we need true peace that comes from being forgiven. Peace comes as we trust in the finished work of Jesus....  Read More
Kid's Lesson for May 8
by Melissa Davis on May 8th, 2022
God Gave the People the LandJoshua 7-11In our Bible story today, we see not just mercy, but courageous mercy. Rahab by faith, courageously trusted God and hid the Hebrew spies. Mercy is not courageous until being merciful costs us something. Rahab's mercy was pushed to the testing point. She had compassion and, in doing so, risked her life. She showed mercy; as a result, she received mercy.Mercy i...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for May 1
by Melissa Davis on May 1st, 2022
The Bible Helps Us Live For God2 Timothy 3In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Paul points out that Scripture is enough for us. It is our source for godliness and our final authority in matters pertaining to doctrine. The confessions of every Protestant denomination affirm the sufficiency of Scripture.Why does this matter for kids? We need to teach our kids that even though the Bible may not mention everything i...  Read More
May Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on April 28th, 2022
Playing the Comparison GameHave you ever had one of those days when you just barely make it out the door?  House is a wreck, you haven’t had a shower today and the kids are already fighting.  Your parenting self-esteem has already taken a hit when you run into that family.  You know the one:  they look like they just stepped out of the pages of a magazine, kids are behaving perfectly and mom has b...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for April 24
by Melissa Davis on April 24th, 2022
God Stopped the Jordan RiverJoshua 3–4The children of Israel often gave in to worry and bitterness. Their attitude revealed deeper heart issues: their belief that God had failed to take care of them and would fail in the future. It was in the 40 years of wandering in the desert that God showed them over and over that He was worthy of their trust. Yet they still did not trust Him.When God provided ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for April 10
by Melissa Davis on April 10th, 2022
God's Miracles Prove Who He IsMark 16This week on Palm Sunday, our kids learned about the Easter story.The Bible is a supernatural book filled with accounts of supernatural events. Dozens of miracles are recorded in the Bible. Each miracle points to a greater reality and reveals to us what God is like.In the story of Israel’s crossing the Jordan, we see how God hears our cries and provides for us ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for April 3
by Melissa Davis on April 3rd, 2022
God Encouraged JoshuaJoshua 1We often think that fear is the absence of courage, and to some degree, it is. However, true courage is not someone who is free of fear. Courage comes to us most often, and especially when we are young, from the presence of another. In C. S. Lewis' The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lucy, the young heroine of Lewis' stories, was on a boat that went into the dark night of ...  Read More
April Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on April 1st, 2022
Body Image: 3 Ways To Set A Solid FoundationEven as adults, waking up and looking in the mirror can be a struggle. Sometimes we can be our own worst critics when it comes to body image and how we feel about how we look. If that’s a challenge for us as adults, imagine what must be going through your older child’s mind.  As children receive messages about body image from endless sources, we want to ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for March 20
by Melissa Davis on March 20th, 2022
God Healed the PeopleNumbers 21If there was one thing the Israelites were good at, it was grumbling. They weren’t just good; they were experts: “We have no food. We have no water. Why are we in the wilderness left to die? The land has big people in it.” And on and on and on. We have to wonder how Moses put up with it all.In Numbers 21, we encounter another time when the people grumbled—once again ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for March 27
by Melissa Davis on March 20th, 2022
No One Is Like Our God1 Peter 1Peter began his first epistle by reminding believers that we are not of this world; our true citizenship is found in God’s kingdom. As such, we live in the present world as exiles and ambassadors—representatives of our true King.With this reminder established, Peter explained how Christ’s ambassadors are to live, which can be summed up in God’s words recorded at the ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for March 13
by Melissa Davis on March 13th, 2022
Moses Disobeyed GodNumbers 20Many of us categorize sins, whether we intend to or not. There are the major sins—the really bad ones like murder that are clearly wrong. Thankfully, few of us are prone to commit these sins, so we are pretty safe from them.Then there are the significant sins, like getting angry or lying. We know these are harmful, but we don’t see them on the same level as the major o...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for March 6
by Melissa Davis on March 6th, 2022
The People Didn't Go into the LandNumbers 13-14If you’ve ever bought a house, you likely know that even the “most perfect” house really isn’t perfect. There seems to always be some compromise that must be made: location, yard size, location of a bathroom, school district, price, and so forth. The choice is then ours to make: do we live with the compromises we need to make, or do we pass on the hou...  Read More
March Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on March 1st, 2022
Hello, Hello Moms, Dads, and Amazing Adults in the Lives of Kids!We are back with another great online parenting topic, to inspire and inform you! It is a quick couple minutes of your month to give you the tools you need to continue to do what God has blessed you to be able to do, raise Godly kids!This month is another great video, that I am sure you will love. It is about “Parenting from a United...  Read More
Kid\'s Lesson for February 27
by Melissa Davis on February 27th, 2022
God Deserves Our WorshipLeviticus 1-4Think back to Eden. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, their eyes were opened and they realized their nakedness. What was once no problem in their innocence had become shameful in their sinfulness. So the couple took leaves to try to cover their bodies and their shame. But what did God do just before expelling the couple from Eden to face a fallen world on...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for February 20
by Melissa Davis on February 20th, 2022
The People Built the TabernacleExodus 35-40One of the key themes of the Bible is God’s desire to live with the people He created. We see this first in God's creating the garden of Eden, placing Adam and Eve into this paradise, and then presumably coming down regularly to be with them.But when Adam and Eve rebelled against Creator God, one consequence of their sin was expulsion from the garden. No ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for February 13
by Melissa Davis on February 13th, 2022
The People Worshiped a Golden CalfExodus 32-34After all God had done for the Israelites, the story of the Israelites’ worshiping a golden calf may seem surprising. How could God’s people turn so quickly from God, who delivered them from slavery and provided for them, even after they explicitly agreed to do everything He had commanded? (See Ex. 24:3.) When we think about the reasons why Israel fell...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for February 6
by Melissa Davis on February 6th, 2022
God Gave the Ten CommandmentsExodus 19-20As the rescued people of Israel traveled toward the promised land, God met with Moses at Mount Sinai and made a covenant with the Israelites. We refer to this covenant as the Mosaic covenant. God promised five things in this covenant: 1) Israel will be God’s own possession; 2) Israel will be God’s kingdom of priests; 3) Israel will be a holy nation; 4) God ...  Read More
February Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on February 1st, 2022
Overcoming Failures:Nobody is perfect—you and your kids included. While I know this doesn’t come as a big surprise to you, intellectually, I also know that all too often parents choose to focus on their child’s imperfections instead of tending to their hearts.The video this month covers the topic of allowing our children to be their unique and special self instead of what we think they should be. ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for January 30
by Melissa Davis on January 30th, 2022
GOD PROVIDED MANNAExodus 16-17The Israelites had personally experienced God’s faithfulness as He directed them out of Egypt, fought for them as He parted the Red Sea, and then delivered them into the wilderness with the promise of a land of their own. What happened next is retold as a cautionary tale in both the Psalms and Book of Hebrews.The Israelites tasted freedom for the first time in 400 yea...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for January 16
by Melissa Davis on January 16th, 2022
God Parted the Red SeaExodus 13-15God’s people were finally free. After 430 years of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites—now numbering 600,000 men plus their families—were on their way out with Moses as their leader. God had promised to give them a new land: “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex. 3:17).What did sudden freedom feel like? Did the Israelites feel strong and courageous? Did they feel ...  Read More
Kid's Lesson for January 2
by Melissa Davis on January 2nd, 2022
God Delivered His PeopleExodus 5-12God’s heart is for His people. When the Israelites cried out to the Lord, He heard them and had a plan to rescue them from their suffering.That’s why God called Moses back to Egypt. Though Moses had been raised among the royal household in Egypt, his heart was for his own people too. God chose Moses to deliver the enslaved Israelites after a series of plagues.God...  Read More
January Parenting Topic
by Melissa Davis on January 1st, 2022
The Power of the Family GoalHappy New Year!  How is the pace of your family life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant push to do more and be more places? It might be time to sit down and decide on what this month’s Online Parenting Class calls “Family Goals.”You have goals at work for the things your boss needs you to do, and your kids have goals that they must accomplish to get their grades. ...  Read More
Kid's Christmas Lesson for December 19
by Melissa Davis on December 19th, 2021
MERRY CHRISTMASGod Keeps His PromisesIsaiah 9God’s faithfulness is present throughout the Bible, but the theme is prominent in the Book of Exodus. God is consistent and unchanging. Even when the Israelites are faithless, God is faithful. The Israelites regularly celebrated God’s miraculous acts like the Passover and the parting of the Red Sea to remember that God keeps His promises.As you read and...  Read More