Passages: Philippians 4
Big Idea: Because of Jesus we can talk to God anytime, anywhere, about anything.
Ten lessons for 1 and 2 year olds exploring our prayerful dependence on our Father in heaven in everything.
Out of everything God made in this world, human beings are the most important. Made on the sixth day and made in his image.
God did not make us because he was lonely or bored. He did not need us to run this world because he had too much on his plate. Nor because he had a need that only we could fulfil. He chose to make us, and he made us to be in relationship with him. To know him and love him.
In Genesis 3 that good and open relationship Adam and Eve enjoyed with God was broken. Sin separates us from our creator God and there is no way back for us. But God made a way, one way. Jesus is that way. And those who ask Jesus to take away the sin that separates now have restored relationship with their creator God.
Because of Jesus, God is not a distant creator, but our heavenly Father, who longs to hear his children pray. We express our praise and our dependence. We share our deepest struggles and feelings. We lament, we ask, we thank, we cry out, we repent and we depend.
Prayer is the God-given privilege of each child of God. It’s an expression of our utter dependence on our all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present God. He knows how we feel and why we feel the way we do before we do. Every child of God needs to learn to take every thought and feeling to their heavenly Father in prayer. This is one way we express our absolute dependence on our great God.
This unit comes complete with a picture book and ten lessons. The ten lessons are used twice over a two year period. There are two resource files full of crafts and stories that can be used to create a scrapbook for each child, one for each year. These scrapbooks, illustrated by the children, will become a lasting reminder for each child of what they have learnt.
Includes crafts for Father's Day.