5-part message series for Kids Church, VBS, small group or mid-week program.
Targeted for children ages 7-12, it teaches the importance of following the example of Jesus and growing up in our Christian walk. In order to be a strong Christian and please God we should be growing in God's Word, prayer, friendship, and generosity. If we stay connected to Jesus (the vine) we can reach maturity in Christ and bear much fruit.
Theme Verse for series: "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." —Luke 2:52 (NIV)
Growing in God's Word
Biblical Reference: Jesus uses the Word against Satan (Matthew 4:1-11)
Power Verse: Jesus answered, it is written: "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4)
Growing in Prayer
Biblical Reference: Jesus teaches the disciples to pray (Matthew 6)
Power Verse: "...Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10)
Growing in Friendship
Biblical Reference: David and Jonathan - best friends for life.
Power Verse: Proverbs 17:17 - A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
Growing in Generosity
Biblical Reference: Cain and Abel.
Power Verse: Proverbs 3:9 - Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
Growing to Maturity
Biblical Reference: The vine and the branches (John 15).
Power Verse: "In a word, what I'm saying is, Grow up! You are Kingdom subjects. Now live like it! Live out your God-created identity..." (Matthew 12:33 MSG)
Includes the GROW series intro video, Powerpoint slides, take home family devotion sheets, small group discussion sheets, object lessons, character skits, games, related movie clip suggestions and more!