PIVOT 2021

God's Promises

Pivot 2021: God’s Promises 
With the changing world, we will never know what will happen in the future. And yet one thing we know, God is a promise giver, and also a promise keeper. In this series, we look into the promises God gave us in the Bible, and learn how God will always keep them yesterday, today, tomorrow and forevermore. We can trust in the promises of God written in the Bible despite  the changing world. 

Series Aim: 
Even through the uncertainties of our changing world, we can trust in God’s unchanging promises.

Week 2: God Promises to Forgive all who are Sorry

Outline

Week 2 (24th Jan 2021):  
The Big Point: God Promises to Forgive all who are Sorry 
God’s Word: The Story of Saul (Acts  9:1-19)
Memory Verse: Our hope is certain. It is something for the soul to hold on to. It is strong and secure. Hebrews 6:19a (NIRV) 
Application:  I will be quick to realise and be sorry for my wrongs.  

Series Aim: Even through the uncertainties of our changing world, we can trust in God’s unchanging promises.  
Creative Video: The Story of Saul

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Note: The classification of the word (verb/noun) is for us adults to better understand them, but  it is not necessary to share with kids that it is a verb/noun, unless it helps the kids understand better. 🙂

Pivot (noun): an unchanging point to hold on to even as we change direction 

→ In this case, God and His unchanging promises is our Pivot. 

Covenant (noun): A covenant is a special promise and agreement between two living beings to a way of living. If anyone breaks the promise by not doing what they agree to do, there might be bad results to that. 

Persecute: To hurt and harm and cause difficulty, sometimes even leading to death

Repent: To return, turn back and change his/her ways Minister: To help, take care of, to attend to the needs of

Video Time

Video will be updated on Friday 9pm!

Family Conversation

You can choose to have this conversation anytime after the session on Sunday itself, or another day in the week after the session of HopeKids Online!

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions

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  1. What is “promise”?
    →  A promise is agreeing to do something no matter what happens
    → If a person did not do what he/she agrees to do, then the person is breaking a promise 
    → Breaking a promise can also result in something unpleasant for the person who broke the promise, or even for both. 

  2. Is God a Promise Keeper?
    → Yes! If God gives a promise, he will definitely keep it, no matter what happens! 

  3. Which of God’s Promises did we learn today? 
    → We learnt that God will always forgive all who are sorry.
    → Big Point: God promises to forgive all who are sorry. 

  4. Who was the man in today’s story that God forgave? What did he used to do? 
    → God forgave Paul, who was also known as Saul.
    → Saul used to be a person who hated Christians and did everything to make living hard for Christians.
    → Saul often put Christians in jail, and sometimes even hurt them. 

  5. Did God punish Saul or show Saul the truth about Himself? 
    → God did not punish Saul, but graciously showed Saul the truth about Himself. 

  6. How did Saul respond to God?   
    → Saul realised the truth about Jesus/God and learnt to believe in Jesus! 

  7. Do you think Saul was sorry for what he did before? Did God forgive him?   
    → Yes, Saul was sorry for what he did before. 
    → God forgave Saul because God promises to forgive all who are sorry. 

  8. How do you know? Was Saul’s life the same after hearing from Jesus? 
    → Saul repented and changed the way he lived his life, which shows that he really was sorry and learnt to believe in the truth of Jesus. 

  9. How is God’s promise of forgiveness given to us?
    → God’s promise of forgiveness is given to us through what Jesus has done.
    → As long as we believe in Jesus and are sorry for our wrong, Jesus will forgive us and we can be with God again.

HOPEKIDS Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…)
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In the story of Saul, Jesus called out to Saul from heaven, helping him to realise that Jesus was real. God forgave Saul and even gave him a new way of life: believing in Jesus and following Him! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: The Story of Saul Maze Activity

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Here are two pictures of the time when Paul was still catching and punishing  Christians. However, there are some differences in the two pictures. Be sure to spot the differences!

Simply print by accessing the file here: The Story of Saul Spot the Difference 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Can you find the words we heard in today’s story about Saul’s life  transformation after he got to know Jesus? 

Simply print by accessing the files here: The Story of Saul Word Search 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Kid’s Independent Activity:

Create a beautiful picture from these colouring sheets! 🙂 One is a picture of Paul, reflecting and praying, learning of how sorry he is. The other is a picture of Paul being blinded by the light from heaven when he was travelling! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: The Story of Saul Colouring Pages

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution. 

Family Activity: 

Scan the QR code using your phone and do the family devotion reading and discussion together 🙂

Kid’s Independent Activity:

  • Note: This activity is given out in HopeKids Jr. services!
  • Colour the picture of Paul 
  • Practice writing by tracing over the dotted words! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: The Story of Saul Writing Practice

Family Activity: 

  • Go through what they traced and the Gospel with the Jr. Children 🙂 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and it’s not for distribution.

Take out your Bible to read or dive right into the crossword puzzle to test what you learnt from the story this week! 

  1. Read Acts  9:1-19 (Optional) 
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later.

Simply print by accessing the file here: The Story of Saul Crossword Puzzle

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and it’s not for distribution.

Week 1: God is a Promise Keeper

Outline

The Big Point: God is a Promise Keeper 
God’s Word: Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6 to 9: 1-17) 
Memory Verse: Our hope is certain. It is something for the soul to hold on to. It is strong and secure. Hebrews 6:19a (NIRV) 
Application:  I will trust in God my Promise Keeper.

Series Aim: Even through the uncertainties of our changing world, we can trust in God’s unchanging promises.
Creative Video: Noah’s Ark

Kidspot Guide for Adults LifeGroup is Here! 
To use our activities as part of your Adult LG’s Kidspot session for kids, refer to our Kidspot Guide: 
17th Jan 2021: God’s Promises Part #1 Kidspot Guide

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Note: The classification of the word (verb/noun) is for us adults to better understand them, but  it is not necessary to share with kids that it is a verb/noun, unless it helps the kids understand better. 🙂

Pivot (noun): an unchanging point to hold on to even as we change direction 
→ In this case, God and His unchanging promises is our Pivot. 

Covenant (noun): A covenant is a special promise and agreement between two living beings to a way of living. If anyone breaks the promise by not doing /what they agree to do, there might be bad results to that.

Note: The classification of the word (verb/noun) is for us adults to better understand them, but  it is not necessary to share with kids that it is a verb/noun, unless it helps the kids understand better. 🙂

Pivot (noun): an unchanging point to hold on to even as we change direction 

→ In this case, God and His unchanging promises is our Pivot. 

Covenant (noun): A covenant is a special promise and agreement between two living beings to a way of living. If anyone breaks the promise by not doing /what they agree to do, there might be bad results to that.

Video Time

Video will be updated on Friday 9pm!

Family Conversation

You can choose to have this conversation anytime after the session on Sunday itself, or another day in the week after the session of HopeKids Online!

Pivot 2021: God’s Promises

With the changing world, we will never know what will happen in the future. And yet one thing we know, God is a promise giver, and also a promise keeper. In this series, we look into the promises God gave us in the Bible, and learn how God will always keep them yesterday, today, tomorrow and forevermore. We can trust in the promises of God written in the Bible despite  the changing world. 


Series Aim: Even through the uncertainties of our changing world, we can trust in God’s unchanging promises.

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions

Toggle Content
  1. What is “promise”?
    →  A promise is agreeing to do something no matter what happens
    → If a person did not do what he/she agrees to do, then the person is breaking a promise 
    → Breaking a promise can also result in something unpleasant for the person who broke the promise
  2. What did we learn about God and promises today? What is the Big Point?
    → We learnt that God is a Promise Keeper
    → If God gives a promise, he will definitely keep it, no matter what happens!
  3. In today’s Bible story, how were the people of the world behaving?
    → Everyone was disobeying God and living horrible lives of sin. 
    → Nobody was following God or God’s rules.
  4. What did God say he will do?
    → God decided to send a great flood to wash away all the earth.
  5. Who was the only man who was following God at that time and what did God call him to do? Did he obey? 
    → Only Noah was following God and God’s rules.
    → He was the only one who made God happy.
    → God called  Noah to build a bigggg boat, put lots of food in it and have his family and  two of each animal to enter the boat.
  6. What happened after that?
    → It rained for forty days and forty nights! That’s more than one month!
    → The whole earth flooded!
  7. What happened to all the people and animals who are not in the ark?
    → They all drowned and died in the flood.
  8. How about Noah and all who are in the ark?
    → They were safe in the ark because God kept them safe.
  9. What did  God do to the flood, did it remain forever?
    → No. God dried out all the flood and rain. After a while, it was safe for Noah and all in the ark to come out again.
  10. What did Noah first do when he exited the ark?
    → Noah offered worship to God and this pleased God!
  11. What did God promise us and what did he give as a sign of that promise? 
    → God promised to never again flood the earth. 
    → He gave the rainbow as a sign of that promise.
  12. Does that promise still stand today?
    → Yes! Ever since then, God has never sent a flood to destroy the whole world. Truly, God is a Promise Keeper!

You may want to discuss the reflection questions that were given to the primary kids. [Activity 5] Hear from the kids what they find difficult to understand. This can be a great opportunity to grow in understanding God along with your kids, as well as sharpening their growing knowledge of God! 

  • How do you think Noah was able to obey what God called him to do? 

→ Noah was able to obey God no matter what because He was already following God. He has a close and strong friendship with God. 

  • God is a Promise Keeper. How does knowing that help me in my belief in God? Will God ever change himself or His love?

HOPEKIDS Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…)
Toggle Content

In the story of Noah and the Ark, God called Noah to build an ark which kept Noah, his whole family and many animals safe. God was the one who kept the Ark safe and guided it to safety! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Noah’s and the Ark Maze Activity

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Kid’s Independent Activity:

Create a beautiful picture from these colouring sheets! 🙂 One is a picture of Noah with the animals and the other is a picture of Noah making a sacrifice to the Lord as a worship to Him. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Noah and the Ark Colouring Pages

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution. 

Family Activity: 

Scan the QR code using your phone and do the family devotion reading and discussion together 🙂

Here are two pictures of the different animals entering into  Noah’s ark. However, there are some differences in the two pictures. Be sure to spot the differences!

Simply print by accessing the file here: Noah and the Ark Spot the Difference 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Can you find the words we heard in today’s story of Jesus’ death on the cross and coming back to life? 

Simply print by accessing the files here: Noah and the Ark Word Search 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Kid’s Independent Activity:

  • Note: This activity given out in HopeKids Jr. services!
  • Colour the picture of Noah, his family and the ark and all the animals under the rainbow! 
  • Practice writing by tracing over the dotted words! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Noah and the Ark Writing Practice

Family Activity: 

  • Go through what they traced and the Gospel with the Jr. Children 🙂 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and it’s not for distribution.

 

Take out your Bible to read or dive right into the crossword puzzle to test what you learnt from the story this week! 

  1. Read Genesis 6 – 9: 1-7 (Optional) 
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later.

Simply print by accessing the file here: Noah’s Ark Crossword Puzzle

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and it’s not for distribution.

Test your understanding and reflect through your learnings with the following Reflection Worksheet.

Simply print by accessing the file heres: 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and it’s not for distribution.

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Through this period of uncertainty, we are praying for you and your family, and we are here to support you in leading your child to learn more about God and cultivate godly character! Each week, you can access the HopeKids Online experience which includes a fun and interactive video, printable colouring and activity pages and a conversation guide to help the children process what they are learning.

Here’s how a Stay Home Sunday could look like:

Look through the HopeKids Service Experience!
Prepare and print out the Kids Activities in the pack.
Prepare writing materials such as pencils, pens and colour pencils.

Invite your child to join in the time of praise and worship together!
After the time of worship, your child can start on the kids activities as you listen to the sermon.

HopeKids Online Service will be streamed on Church Online after the adult service ends.

After service, ask your child what he / she has learnt about God today or even share what you have personally learnt. Take some time to pray together.

We really want to encourage families to leverage this time to be together and focus on things of eternal significance. Daddy and Mummy are the best role models! When kids see how you seek, worship and learn about God on a daily basis, it inspires them to want to believe in God and do their best for God too!

We look forward to hearing stories of this precious time and memories made together with God and each other as the whole family draws closer to God together.

HopeKids Team

Simple guide on family devotion:

1) Keep it simple and short (especially for those with young children)

2) Start with Praise/worship  (use children P&W songs)

3) Read and share a passage from the Bible (can follow Hopekids passage)

4) Pray together

Keep it flexible, be prepared to change schedule due to unforeseen circumstances; it may look different for different families

Resources that parents can use:
Our own Hopekids Resource
The Treasure Box
Family.org
Biblical Parenting
Marriage Resource for Married Couples
Gospel Project
Discipleland
Superbook

About Us

HopeKids is the kids church of Hope Singapore. We are passionate about seeing every child touched by God’s amazing love and leading them to impact others with the same love. We consider it our honour to partner with parents to foster good biblical values and develop each child’s character!

Each weekend, your child will have an awesome time of sing-and-dance-along, drama, crafts and learning from the Bible. This season we have a weekly video, coupled with family conversation starters and stay home activities for your child!