Hi Reign Forest Friends,
It’s a new school year, and it’s time for us to begin our Bible Memory verse challenge again! Parents, you should have received the verses for your children in your church mailbox on Sunday, September 17th. If you didn’t, please let Anita or another Reign Forest leader know. Also, like in prior years, the new verse is stapled to the child’s take-home paper for that week. We also include the memory verse in these weekly Reign Forest update emails.
This Sunday, week three in September, we head to Acts 9:26-30. Saul had a bad reputation with the followers of Jesus. So when Saul decided to follow Jesus, the other believers had a difficult time trusting that he had really changed. Barnabas went out on a limb and defended Saul. Because of Barnabas, the followers of Jesus chose to help Saul and trust that Jesus had really changed him.
Bottom Line: Friends stand up for one another. Of course, we don’t want kids to put themselves in dangerous situations, but there’s an aspect of friendship when we might feel like we need to defend others. It’s important that we find a way to stand up for people who are being treated badly. We want kids to understand how they can encourage others and let them know they’re not alone.
Memory Verse #1: A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT
P. S. Today in class, we introduced the Bible memory verse, watched the video Bible story, and had a time of sharing prayer requests & praises. Then we did a “Hot potato” story review game and a freeze variation game of Sharks & Minnows.
Have a wonderful week!
Reign Forest Team
Reign Forest Team
1st Sunday- Anita
2nd Sunday- Val
3rd Sunday- Christina
4th Sunday- Cheryl
5th Sunday- Angie