Hey BridgeKids Families!

This week we looked at a few psalms to see how people wrote the Book of Psalms, or songs, to God to worship Him and praise Him for who He is. Some of the psalms celebrate God’s goodness. Some of the psalms are requests by God’s people for God to provide and protect them. Still other psalms express the people’s awareness of their sin or ask God why He does what He does.

Family Devotional

Read together Psalm 1 & 100. In the Old Testament, whenever God’s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did when He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus meets our greatest need by providing salvation from sin so we can be forgiven and have eternal life. 

Help your kids understand that God delights in hearing from us. Encourage them to be real with God in how they talk with Him and to share their joys, sorrows, and questions with Him. Remind them that God hears their prayers and that God has already given our greatest need—Jesus.

Ask the questions:

  • How does the righteous person live? ( e righteous one does not follow advice of the wicked. His delight is in the Lord’s instruction, he meditates on it day and night; Ps. 1:2)
  • What type of man is like a chaff that the wind blows away? (wicked, Ps. 1:4)
  • How does Psalm 100 say we should serve the Lord? (with gladness, Ps. 100:2)
  • Fill in the blanks from the last verse of Psalm 100. “For the Lord is _________, and His love is __________; His ________________ endures all generations. (good, eternal, faithfulness; Psalms 100:5)
  • Who wrote Psalm 110? (David)
  • 6. Why did people write psalms? (People wrote songs to praise God because of who He is.)

    7. Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.

This week I have a challenge for the kids.  Encourage them to take some time outside observing God’s creation.  Then help them write a Psalm to God.  If they bring back their Psalm and show it to a leader on Sunday they can pick out of the prize box.

BridgeKids Announcements

  • Unit Memory Verse – Last week to say this verse. Psalm 100:5 – The Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
  • Step In: Just as we are in the main gathering, the BridgeKids have been challenged to step into what God has for them.  One of the ways we are doing this is by crossing the Jordan river.  Our river stretches from the Landing out into check-in. Every time the kids bring an offering to BridgeKids they get to put a rock on our river to help cross it. The funds are still going to build a Nursery at the Sunshine Kids Club in Peru.  Learn more about the club here: skcperu.com. We have a goal to raise $500 dollars by the Ripple Effect and have raised over $350 so far! Mr. Osmar will be here in two weeks!