Down to the Nerves

THEME

Community-Building: Never judge a book by its cover.

MEMORY VERSE

Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

1 Samuel 16: 7

People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

NOTES

If two people would enter a church, one person in a suit and tie and another person with torn jeans and a rock t-shirt, would both be treated the same? Most people do not feel comfortable admitting that they do judge people. People make judgments about other people all the time. Sometimes they base those judgments on what they have heard about other people. Sometimes they base judgments on their own fears. We evaluate and we are evaluated because of our outward appearance.   But if Christ really lives in our heart, there is no room for that kind of judging. Our Lord declared all of us to be equal. Check out the story of Peter in Acts 10 and pay close attention to verse 35.


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. What is the name of Liz's regular dentist?
A. Her name is Doctor Ripley.

Q. Why is Grandpa Anole in pain?
A. He had a root canal.

Q. What did Liz's dad order at Daddy Oh's
A. He ordered a Bug Wing Blizzard.

Q. When Liz's dad "drives the lane", what happens to Liz?
A. Liz’s Dad and Liz collide into each other and Liz starts bleeding from the mouth.

Q. Describe how Liz imagined what Doctor Pain looked like.
A. He imagined that he would have a spikey long tail and a snaggletooth.

GOOD QUESTION

This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

Q.

What does a Christian look like? If you had to draw a picture, what would a Christian look like? 

A.

The picture is very difficult to draw, because Christians are a diverse group of people living around the world. We could draw pictures of actions that Christians do to show what is really inside. This would illustrate their beliefs into action. A good Bible story to read here is Peter's journey to understanding God's love for the Gentiles in Acts 10. Peter says in verse 35, "God is pleased with everyone who worships him and does right, no matter what nation they come from."


SO WHAT?

Take some photographs of different people in action poses showing who they really are inside. Find their passion and take a picture. For example, take a photograph of your grandmother who loves to dance or your best friend who loves animals.
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