This month in Cornerstone Kids: Fear

This month in Cornerstone Kids: Fear

Our goal as parents and leaders is not to raise superheroes, but to raise everyday heroes. We want our children to grow up facing the world with a different kind of courage—courage to stand up against the bully, courage to speak out for the sake of others who may not have a voice, courage to refuse to do the wrong thing even though the crowd seems to be pushing them in that direction.

We need our children to understand, because they believe and trust in God, they have a unique source of strength and courage. There will be times when we’re going to be afraid, but we can trust in a God that is bigger than us and put our hope in a God who is with us and is in control of every situation. Because of God, we can find the strength to be courageous, every day heroes.

This month we’ll take a look at some everyday heroes from the Old Testament, men and women who had no superpowers except for the fact that they knew God had a mission for them and they trusted in His promise to always be with them. We can’t wait to hear how God shows up in the lives of families and kids when they study these stories, trust God, and show courage in the situations they face.

I encourage you to dive deeper into the new series by having fun with your child/children by doing any of the activities listed below.

Morning Time: Write this month’s memory verse on a card and drop it in your kid’s lunchbox to remind them to have courage all day long. This month’s memory verse is Joshua 1:9: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Meal Time: Ask you child, “If you could have the super power of night vision or controlling the weather, which would you choose? Do you think a super power would give you more courage?”

Bed Time: Read Exodus 4-6. Pray together and ask God to give you each the courage to do what you need to do.