Hello! In Reign Forest this past Sunday, we headed to Luke 4:1-13. After Jesus is baptized, God leads Him to the wilderness where Satan tempts Him. Satan tried twisting what Jesus knew about God and His Word. But Jesus knew Scripture backwards and forwards. Jesus leveraged what He knew from Scripture to use God’s truth to fight and win over evil.
Bottom Line: Discovering what God says helps you make the wise choice. When we read God’s Word, we discover the truth about what God wants for our lives. And when we know that, it makes it easier for us to make the wise choice. We want kids to know God’s word and be able to use it to resist the temptation to do something wrong.
Memory Verse: “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” Joshua 1:8 NLT
Enjoy the rest of your week!
The Reign Forest Team
Knowledge: learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
In John 1:19-42, we read John’s account of Jesus’ baptism. Jesus was about to start His public ministry. He shows up on the banks of the Jordan River where his cousin, John the Baptist, was baptizing people. John the Baptist recognized Jesus, not just as his cousin, but as God’s promised Savior. John understood God’s story and called out to the crowd, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)” That day, he pointed out to everyone who Jesus was and why they should know Jesus and start to follow Him.
Bottom Line: Discovering what God says helps you follow Jesus. The more we read God’s Word, the more we understand about who Jesus is and why He came to earth. God’s Word gives us clarity for what it means to believe in Jesus and follow Him with our lives.
Memory Verse: “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 NLT
Hello Reign Forest Friends,
Our theme for January is Knowledge - learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do. In Psalm 119:105 we read, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. God’s words act like a lamp that shows us the next steps to take on our journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.
We kicked off January with the end of the Christmas story. In Matthew 2, we discover wise men in the Far East. The wise men lived hundreds and hundreds of miles from the town where Jesus was born. They came from a different culture and probably spoke a different language. But because they had spent their lives learning, they knew what it meant when God placed a star in the sky. And if that wasn’t enough, when they traveled to Jerusalem, they asked to hear more so they could find out exactly where the new king had been born.
Knowing Jesus can feel a little overwhelming, because you can’t just sit down and build towns and scenes with him or hang out at the park. But, like the wise men, you CAN learn to know Jesus by studying what God says.
You can read God’s Word, the Bible. Or talk to people who have spent time learning what God says, like your mom or dad, even a grandparent.
Bottom Line: Discovering what God says helps you know Jesus. The entire Bible points to Jesus. If you want to get to know Jesus, read what the writers of the Bible say about Him. We want kids to understand that the Bible is the key to knowing more about Jesus.
After the video lesson, we dived into God’s Word and learned the following about Jesus:
Jesus is our KING who made everything.
Jesus is our good SHEPHERD who cares for us.
Jesus is our HEALER who makes us strong.
Jesus is our TEACHER who gives us wisdom.
Jesus is our LIGHT who shows us how to follow Him.
This week also starts up our Bible Memory Verse Challenge again. The memory verse is “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 NLT
The Reign Forest Team
Reign Forest Team
Anita Wenrich is the leader every first Sunday
Jessi Sensenig is the leader every fourth Sunday
Angie Martin is the leader every fifth Sunday
Kristin Wise is the leader every second Sunday
Cheryl Marshall is the coordinator and leader every third Sunday