The Summer 2 quarter, entitled God’s Servants, introduces third and fourth graders to compelling stories of little-known people in the Old and New Testaments.God used these servants in both ordinary and remarkable ways in his plan to redeem his people.
In the first unit students will discover that God values his people and gives each one abilities to serve him. God uses all kinds of people to serve the church, the body of Christ. God employs both well-known and little-known people, and he uses them at any age. He did so in biblical times and throughout church history, and he does so today.
In the next several lessons students will focus on the lives of many little-known servants of God in the Bible. They will learn how God raised up Deborah, a tough female judge, to deliver his people from slavery and to defeat the Canaanites. They will discover that God used Abigail and her kindness and courage to keep King David from the sin of revenge against Nabal.
Students will learn about Hezekiah, who led the nation of Judah to worship and obey God.They will also learn about James, the brother of Jesus, who became a leader in the Jerusalem church and wrote the book of James.
As students meet these and other servants of God, they will see God at work in all the stories. He’s always ordering and controlling events, in both favorable circumstances and difficult circumstances. Through these stories students will learn that our hope is in God our Savior, who promises to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28).
In the final lesson of this quarter students will discover that just as God used many different people in biblical times, he uses each of us today. Those who trust in the Savior are called and equipped to serve God and others in love (Romans 12:9–13). Students will learn that God has made us to serve in his strength so that in everything “God may be praised through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 4:11).
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