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Unit 19, Session 6: Jesus Was Tempted

April 24, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, After Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness. Jesus fasted for 40 days, and He was hungry. There in the wilderness, the Devil, who is the agent of temptation and father of lies, appeared to Jesus. The Devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” If You are ... Keep Reading

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Dear Parents, God’s law for the people was plain. Read Deuteronomy 6:5. But God’s people, and all people, have broken the law. We have loved other things more than we love God. That is sin. Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth was to save us from our sin. (Matt. 1:21) Why did Jesus have to die? Why couldn’t He just say, &l... Keep Reading

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Unit 20, Session 1: Jesus' Triumphal Entry

April 10, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday—the day Jesus entered Jerusalem as the King of kings the week of Passover. Many of God’s people traveled to Jerusalem for Passover. Jesus and His disciples traveled to Jerusalem as well. Near Bethphage (BETH fayj) and Bethany near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples ahea... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 5: Jesus Was Baptized

April 3, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, Zechariah’s son, John, grew up in the wilderness. John’s ministry began when God’s word came to him, and he began preaching near the Jordan River. John worked to get the people ready for the coming of Jesus, fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy, “A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 4: Jesus at the Temple

March 27, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The Book of Luke records just two narratives about Jesus’ childhood: His dedication (Luke 2:21-40) and His time at the temple when He was 12 years old (Luke 2:41-52). Both stories set the stage for Jesus’ ministry on earth as an adult. Mary and Joseph were faithful Jews. They had dedicated the baby Jesus according to t... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 3: Jesus Was Born

March 22, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents, Do you think it was just by chance that Caesar Augustus called for a census? Did it just so happen that Mary and Joseph were traveling to Bethlehem—the very place the Messiah was prophesied to be born? (Micah 5:2) God is in control of all things, which He showed by using a pagan emperor to bring about His plan. After... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 2: Mary Praised God

March 13, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents, God’s people had not heard a clear message from God for hundreds of years. Then one day, Gabriel—an angel of the Lord—told a man that his wife, Elizabeth, was going to have a baby. The baby's name would be John. Then the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would have a baby, and her baby w... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 1: From Abraham to Jesus

March 13, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents, The prophecies concerning Jesus’ birth are numerous, and many of them refer to Jesus’ lineage. Old Testament prophecies tell of the promised Messiah being born from the seed of a woman (Gen. 3:15); from the seed of Abraham (Gen. 22:18), Isaac (Gen. 21:12), and Jacob (Num. 24:17); from the tribe of Judah (Micah 5... Keep Reading

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Unit 18, Session 6: Malachi the Prophet

February 26, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents,      This week was our final week in the Old Testament as we looked at the Book of Malachi. After many years living as prisoners in Babylon, God’s people had returned to Judah. They had worked hard and overcome opposition to rebuild the temple and the walls around Jerusalem. Surely God would restore th... Keep Reading

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Unit 18, Session 5: Ezra Read the Law

February 19, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents,      Ezra traveled to Jerusalem with a purpose. God’s people had spent 70 years in exile, and they needed to be reminded how to live. As a scribe, Ezra was an expert on the law of Moses, and he had “determined in his heart to study the law of the Lord, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinanc... Keep Reading

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Dear Parents,      City walls and gates were very important in Bible times. Walls were built to be several feet thick. They protected a city from its enemies and provided a sense of safety and security. Gates were the center of city life, the meeting place for commercial and social transactions. Without these structures, the surv... Keep Reading

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Unit 18, Session 3: Nehemiah Heard News of Jerusalem

February 5, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents,      This week and the next two weeks, we are studying the story of Nehemiah and Ezra. Nehemiah was a Jew living in Persia. He served as the king’s cupbearer, a position of great trust; the cupbearer made sure no one poisoned the king’s drink. Sometimes the cupbearer even tasted some of the drink... Keep Reading

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Dear Parents, During the time of Queen Esther—more than 450 years before Jesus was born—the Jewish people were scattered around the Persian Empire. The Book of Esther tells the unlikely story of a young Jewish woman who, as the queen of the Persian Empire, saved her people. After Esther was chosen as the queen of Persia, she received ... Keep Reading

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Unit 18, Session 1: Esther Became Queen

January 25, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, This week we began a two-part session on Esther and how God used her to save His people. The Babylonian captivity had ended while Cyrus was king of Persia. Some of God’s people—now referred to as Jews (people from Judah)—traveled back to Judah to rebuild the temple, the city, and their lives. Others, however, stayed... Keep Reading

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Unit 16, Session 5: The Temple Was Completed

January 15, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, Some time after the temple’s foundation was laid, the work stopped. With the encouragement of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, God’s people resumed the work of rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. Approximately 15 years had passed without progress. At this time, Darius was king of Persia. The Persian Empire was vast, so... Keep Reading

Unit 16, Session 4: God Brought His People Home

January 8, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, God’s people had been living in Babylon for 70 years. Some of God’s people had died in Babylon. Some of their children and grandchildren were born in Babylon and grew up there. But Babylon was not their home. Before the people of Judah were exiled, God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah. These are the words of the L... Keep Reading

Unit 16, Session 3: Daniel was Rescued

January 1, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The fifth chapter of Daniel ends with the death of King Belshazzar when the Persians took over Babylon and Darius was put on the throne. Babylon was on the decline—no longer the powerful, prosperous empire it once was. By this time Daniel was an old man, probably in his early 80s. He served the new king as one of the three lead... Keep Reading

Unit 17, Session 2: Jesus is Born (from Christmas Eve)

December 24, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, Do you think it was just by chance that Caesar Augustus called for a census? Did it just so happen that Mary and Joseph were traveling to Bethlehem—the very place the Messiah was prophesied to be born? (Micah 5:2) God is in control of all things, which He showed by using a pagan emperor to bring about His plan. After Jesus was... Keep Reading

Unit 17, Session 1: Anticipating the Coming King

December 18, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, This week and next week, we step out of the Bible’s big story chronology to celebrate Christmas. This week we remained in the Old Testament to learn about Jesus’ birth from the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah’s name means “Yahweh is salvation.” God called Isaiah to be a prophet when King Uzziah’s reign was... Keep Reading

Unit 16, Session 2: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

December 13, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, Nebuchadnezzar built a tall gold statue and issued a new law: “When you hear music, you are to fall down and worship the statue.” The penalty for defying this law was severe. “Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire” (Dan. 3:6). So when music played, al... Keep Reading

New Unit- Unit 16: God the Sustainer

December 7, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

This week we begin a new unit in rWorld!  Unit 16 is called God the Sustainer, and we will explore how God sustains his people and restores them! Unit Description:After years of living in sin, God’s people were sent into exile. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was captured by Babylon. Through Daniel and other faithful men, God showed His... Keep Reading

Unit 16, Session 1: Daniel and His Friends Obeyed God

December 7, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, This week we began a 3-session story arc spanning much of Daniel’s life. God’s people had been warned by the prophets: “Turn from your sin, and turn back to God!” But the people did not listen. The nation of Judah was consumed by idol worship; the kings did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. So God kept H... Keep Reading

Dear Parents, Shortly after God had rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, He made a covenant with them at Mount Sinai. The terms of the covenant are found in Exodus 19. God said through Moses, “If you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, … and you will be My k... Keep Reading

Jeremiah and Captivity- God Called Jeremiah

November 6, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The people of the Southern Kingdom of Judah were afraid. They had seen the Assyrians destroy the Northern Kingdom and now they were not sure if they would be able to survive. God called on Jeremiah to speak to the people. “I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born.” These words fro... Keep Reading

God the Pursuer- Joel, Prophet to Judah

October 30, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, This week we turned our attention back to Judah and picked up the big story with God’s people in quite a bind. The prophet Joel spoke to the Southern Kingdom of Judah at a time when the nation faced a crisis. The land had been invaded by locusts; swarms of the insects had devastated the plants. Judah was also affected by a seve... Keep Reading

God the Pursuer- Jonah, Prophet to Ninevah

October 24, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, Last week, we saw Hosea’s amazing love for his unfaithful wife that provided a picture of God’s greater love for His unfaithful people. This week, we looked at Jonah’s [1] lack of love as a contrast. The Book of Jonah is not primarily about Jonah and a big fish. While those elements are important, Jonah’s acc... Keep Reading

God the Pursuer- Hosea, Prophet to Israel

October 19, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, This week, we encountered the curious instructions God gave the prophet Hosea. God sent the prophet Hosea to speak to Israel a message of God’s hatred toward sin and of His coming judgment. God also sent Hosea to bring a message of love—a love that never gives up. God used Hosea’s own life to show Israel what a neve... Keep Reading

God the Revealer- Hezekiah, Judah's Faithful King

October 12, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, He’s a chip off the old block. Like father, like son. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. These idioms exist because sons tend to look and behave like their fathers. When it came to Hezekiah and his father, Ahaz, however, the two were far from similar. When Ahaz was king of Judah, he did not respect God, God’... Keep Reading

God the Revealer- Isaiah Called God

October 6, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, King Uzziah’s death marked the end of an era. His reign had been long and prosperous. Uzziah became king when he was 16, and he reigned over Judah for 52 years. Uzziah had listened to the prophet Zechariah; he feared God, and God made him prosper. But Uzziah’s pride got the best of him. (See 2 Chron. 26:16.) God struck Uz... Keep Reading

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God the Revealer- Isaiah Preached about the Messiah

October 6, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The Book of Isaiah contains four Servant songs—poems about the servant of God. (See Isa. 42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:12–53:13.) In these poems, the prophet Isaiah describes God’s plan of redemption. We see a vision of the promised Messiah, the innocent substitute who would suffer for the sake of sinners. Through Jesu... Keep Reading

rWorld Announcement

September 20, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear rWorld Parents, We are excited to announce that starting THIS Sunday, September 25th, we will begin implementing a new curriculum with our kids in rWorld called the Gospel Project for Kids! Over the past several months, we have spent a lot of time praying over and evaluating the curriculum that we teach our kids in rWorld each week. After m... Keep Reading

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Dr. Tock's Traveling Clock- Series Songs!!!

February 11, 2016 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Parents, you may have already heard your child singing the songs from our new series, Dr. Tock's Traveling Clock!  Check out these videos so that you can sing along with them!   rBackyard (Preschool) Songs:     rCity (Elementary) Songs: ... Keep Reading

Pirates, Songs!

December 9, 2015 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Parents, here are the songs your child will be singing this series!   rBackyard:   rCity: ... Keep Reading

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KidFlix, rBackyard and rCity Week 3

October 26, 2015 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

This week your kids learned about why we celebrate baptism!  We talked about the life of John the Baptist, and we explained the meaning behind baptism.  Here is the Bible Story video we watched:   Baptism is an outward proclamation of an inner change.  That change happens because of Jesus and His perfect gospel.  We wil... Keep Reading

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KidFlix Songs!

October 11, 2015 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Hey Parents, Here are the songs your children will be learning for the next 8 weeks in rWorld!   rBackyard: Guess What?!   It's a Party     rCity: Set an Example ... Keep Reading

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Suit Up Songs!

August 16, 2015 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Hey Parents, Here are the songs your children will be learning for the next 8 weeks in rWorld!   rBackyard:  Let's Go Heroes!   rCity: Full Armor of God ... Keep Reading

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