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1 Unit 12, Session 1: Solomon Thought about Life Unit 12, Session 2: Job Unit 12, Session 3: Praises of God s People **Note to leaders: Use the tweets, status updates, and s included in this document to keep parents informed of the Bible learning that their children are experiencing in the Gospel Project for Kids. Choose a method that works best for your church.**

2 Unit 12, Session 1: Solomon Thought about Life TWEETS God created everything, and He gives everything a purpose. Jesus gives us purpose for living. #thegospelprojectkids ( Christ Connection 115 Characters) King Solomon thought about the purpose of life and wrote about it in the Book of Ecclesiastes. #thegospelprojectkids ( Content 116 Characters) STATUS UPDATE Apart from God, life does not make sense. God created everything, and He gives everything a purpose. Jesus gives us purpose for living. Jesus came so that we might live for Him and have full, meaningful life. (John 10:10) E MAIL Unit 12, Session 1: Solomon Thought about Life Dear Parents, This week we continue our journey through the big story of the Bible and wrap up our time with Solomon by learning about how he thought about the purpose of life and wrote about it in the Book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon discovered that apart from God, life does not make sense. God created everything, and He gives everything a purpose. Jesus gives us purpose for living. Jesus came so that we might live for Him and have full, meaningful life. Help your kids find purpose in loving Jesus and living for Him. Remind them that Jesus gives us value and purpose in life. FAMILY STARTING POINTS Babies and Toddlers God is good. Solomon wrote about life. We can love God and praise Him. Jesus taught people how to love and praise God. Preschool Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is good. God gives us purpose. Kids Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good. Life has purpose only with God.

3 UNIT KEY PASSAGE Psalm 100:5 NEXT WEEK Job (Job 1 42) Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

4 Unit 12, Session 2: Job TWEETS Job suffered and wanted a mediator someone to bring him to God. Jesus is our Mediator who suffered to bring us to God. #thegospelprojectkids ( Christ Connection 140 Characters) Job suffered and cried out for a Mediator who could bring him to God. God answered that cry when He sent Jesus. #thegospelprojectkids ( Content 133 Characters) STATUS UPDATE Job suffered and wanted a mediator someone to bring him to God. This reminds us of Jesus, who suffered even though He had never sinned. Jesus is our Mediator. He suffered to pay the price for our sins and put an end to suffering on earth. Jesus brings us to God when we trust in Him. E MAIL Unit 12, Session 2: Job Dear Parents, This week we will walk with Job through a very challenging part of his life when he lost pretty much everything he had and suffered physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We will see that God was teaching Job about trust during this time, but He was doing far more than that. Job suffered and wanted a mediator someone to bring him to God. This reminds us of Jesus, who suffered even though He had never sinned. Jesus is our Mediator. He suffered to pay the price for our sins and put an end to suffering on earth. Jesus brings us to God when we trust in Him. Help your kids see the picture of Jesus in the Book of Job and to remember that that can trust God always, even when life is difficult. Encourage them to trust and remember that God is in control always. FAMILY STARTING POINTS Babies and Toddlers God is good. Job was very sad, but he loved God. God said He is in charge of everything He made. Jesus speaks to God for us. Preschool Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is good. Job learned that God is in control. Kids

5 Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good. Job learned that God is all powerful, sovereign, and good. UNIT KEY PASSAGE Psalm 100:5 NEXT WEEK Praises of God s People (Psalm 1, 100, 110) Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

6 Unit 12, Session 3: Praises of God s People TWEETS In the Old Testament people prayed to God through psalms. God answered their prayers when He sent His Son, Jesus. #thegospelprojectkids ( Christ Connection 135 Characters) The Book of Psalms is a collection of songs people wrote to praise God because of who He is. #thegospelprojectkids ( Content 114 Characters) STATUS UPDATE In the Old Testament, whenever God s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did when He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus meets our greatest need by providing salvation from sin so we can be forgiven and have eternal life. E MAIL Unit 12, Session 3: Praises of God s People Dear Parents, This week we will look at a few psalms to see how people wrote the Book of Psalms, or songs, to God to worship Him and praise Him for who He is. Some of the psalms celebrate God s goodness. Some of the psalms are requests by God s people for God to provide and protect them. Still other psalms express the people s awareness of their sin or ask God why He does what He does. In the Old Testament, whenever God s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did when He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus meets our greatest need by providing salvation from sin so we can be forgiven and have eternal life. Help your kids understand that God delights in hearing from us. Encourage them to be real with God in how they talk with Him and to share their joys, sorrows, and questions with Him. Remind them that God hears their prayers and that God has already given our greatest need Jesus. FAMILY STARTING POINTS Babies and Toddlers God is good. People wrote songs to worship God. We read the psalms in the Bible. Some psalms told about God s plan to send Jesus. Preschool Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is good.

7 Kids People wrote songs to praise God. Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good. People wrote songs to praise God because of who He is. UNIT KEY PASSAGE Psalm 100:5 NEXT WEEK Elijah Confronted Evil Ahab (1 Kings 18) Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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