what we are Reading: Judges
Unit Overview: When the neighboring nations threatened and attacked Israel, God provided new leaders, called judges, to help rescue His people. While these judges could only give temporary help, they reminded God’s people that one day God would provide a perfect Judge to rescue His people for good.
Big Idea: What is repentance? Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus.
Memory Verse | 1 John 1:9
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Week 1 | july 28 | Judges 1-3
Story Point: God’s people repeatedly turned from Him.
Christ Connection: The judges saved the people from the consequences of their sin, but not the cause of it. God’s plan was to one day send a true Deliverer—Jesus, His own Son—to be the King of His people. Jesus saves people from sin forever.
Week 2 | August 4 | Judges 4-5
Story Point: God used Deborah, Barak, and Jael to rescue His people.
Christ Connection: God does what is for His glory and our good. (Psalm 115:3; Romans 8:28) God fought for the Israelites and used Deborah, Barak, and Jael to defeat Canaan. In a similar way, God uses people and events to not only save us from our enemies, but to teach us about our ultimate good: salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Week 3 | August 11 | Judges 6-8
Story Point: God showed Gideon that victory comes from Him.
Christ Connection: The Israelites cried out to God because they knew they could not save themselves. Even Gideon was not enough to save them; God used Gideon to help His people, but God fought the battle for them. The people needed someone who was mighty to save. Jesus Christ came to save us from sin because we cannot save ourselves. Only God, through Christ, can save us.
Week 4 | August 18 | Judges 13-16
Story Point: God gave Samson strength to defeat the Philistines.
Christ Connection: Samson’s sin led to his own death, but God used his death to save the Israelites from their enemies. Samson’s story reminds us of Jesus. Jesus never sinned, but God sent Him to die on the cross and rise again to rescue people from sin and give them eternal life.
Week 5 | August 25 | RUTH
Story Point: God provided a redeemer for Ruth and Naomi.
Christ Connection: Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.
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The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered curriculum that we use to teach chronologically through the entire Bible in three years, showing how Christ is the central figure of God’s word and plan. This curriculum is large group and small group based, and each child has the opportunity to journal what God is teaching them.
All age groups, from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, will learn the same story each week, but it is tailored to each grade level’s learning ability. As the children move up a grade, they will continue on the same chronological plan they started. We also resource parents with tools in order to help them engage their children about the weekly lesson.
About Summit Kids
As children respond to the relationship God has called them into, we desire to help them develop that relationship and learn to:
passionately pursue God
live connected for others
discover their Spirit-giftedness
steward their lives
share their grace stories
Our hope and expectation is that if you consider Summit your church and have children involved in Summit Kids, you will commit to serve in the ministry. Summit Kids continues to grow each and every week, and we would love nothing more than to see parents pour into a ministry that pours into their children every weekend. Non-parents are welcome to serve as well.
At Summit, our mission is that every man, woman, and child in the Upstate of South Carolina have the repeated opportunity to see and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and in Summit Kids we take that last part – the child – very seriously.
Every Sunday in Summit Kids, through our qualified volunteers and first-rate curriculum, we strive to provide a safe environment where children, birth-5th grade, can experience the love of God and begin a relationship with Him.
If you would like more information about Summit Kids, our classes and curriculum, or how you can get involved, please contact your Summit Kids campus director.
Cherrydale: Melissa Jones
Easley: Trista Carlton
Greer: Elisabeth Giegerich