Throughout the month of September, Eden’s Kids will be learning about Responsibility (showing you can be trusted by what you say and do). Below are our lessons for the month:
In Week 1, we head back to the garden of Eden, where God created Adam and Eve and gave them their first job. Through passages in Genesis 1 and 2, we’ll see how they were put in charge of the entire world. They took responsibility and began to cultivate the earth.
Our Bottom Line is: Show you can be trusted by taking care of what God has made. The first job God gave to Adam and Eve was a task that we can continue today.
In Week 2, we’ll look at 1 Kings 19:16-21 and 2 Kings 2:1-15. Elijah was nearing the end of his work as God’s prophet. God chose Elisha to carry on the work, but first, Elisha had some things to learn.
Our Bottom Line is: Show you can be trusted to lead by learning how to follow. We all want to lead, but we need to learn from our leaders before we can be in charge.
In Week 3, we’ll hear from one of Jesus’ parables in Matthew 21:28-32. In the Parable of the Two Sons, a father asked his sons to do some work. One said “yes” but didn’t follow through with his actions. The other said “no” at first, but ended up completing the job anyway. We’ll discover that it’s important to do what you say you will.
Our Bottom Line is: Show you can be trusted by what you do. You can’t just say you’ll do something; you actually have to do it.
In Week 4, we’ll look at another of Jesus’ parables found in Matthew 25:14-29a. In the Parable of the Talents, a business owner went on a trip and put three guys in charge of some money. Each one did something different, but only two of them were found faithful and given more responsibility.
Our Bottom Line is: Show you can be trusted with more by taking care of what you have. If you want more responsibility, show that you can be responsible with what you already have.
Remember, kids earn 5 Bible Bucks each week of September in which they can recite the memory verse from the picture below (Luke 16:10). Help your child learn to keep God’s word in his/her heart.