Faith Temple Church 

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Weekly Bible Study

Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2021  (No Lessons)

Enjoy your Holiday Vacation!!!!

Dec 13 - 19, 2020 (Are We There Yet - Week 4?)

You can be a positive influence in your family. Over time, because of you, you will notice things will be different based on how you behave and act. If you choose to fight and argue and not listen and throw fits, I promise you this…your family life’s gonna be tough. But if you choose to love, and learn, and laugh, and listen, serve, and lead, you are going to have an awesome impact on your family.  Read - 1 Timothy 4:12.

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Let's Talk: Briefly talk about how you play(ed) a positive role to change things for the better in your family.

Song of the week:  Go Tell It / Wonderful Child (James Fortune)

Dec 6 - 12, 2020 (Are We There Yet - Week 3?) 

Because know this…God has a great future for your life if you let Him lead you. No matter what you’ve been through or are going through He can set the course of your life on what He intended for it. Read - Jeremiah 29:11 NIV.

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Let's Talk: Briefly talk about your family upbringing has determined who you have become today both positively and negatively.

Song of the week:   Mary Did You Know (PENTATONIX)

Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2020  (Are We There Yet - Week 2?)

God gave you your parents to be an example of our relationship with Him. We can learn a lot about who God is through who are parents are to us.  But God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ANY earthly relationship we may have and we have to remember that...But also remember: God isn’t your parents. And your parents? Well, they aren’t God.  Read - Isaiah 55:8-9.

Lesson Video Link:

Let's Talk:  Briefly talk about how your parents helped shape how you viewed God both positively and negatively.

Song of the week:  There's Christmas Without You (Kirk Franklin)

Nov 22 - 28, 2020 (Are We There Yet - Week 1?)

The reality is that we all come from such different families don’t we? Some of us have a bunch of siblings while others of us are only children. Some of us have both parents or step parents, or live with other relatives. Whatever your family dynamic is remember this…God knew the family He wanted you to be in to become the persona that He wanted you to be. Believe that. He gave you the family you have to refine you and strengthen you to become who he intend you to be. And granted you didn’t get to choose the family you have but you do get to choose how you act, behave, and live within whatever your family structure is like. Read - Luke 6:31.

Lesson Video Link:

Let's Talk: Parents briefly talk to your kids about what your family structure was like growing up.

Song of the week: Kirk Franklin - "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Nov 15 - 21, 2020 (Unity – Switch / Part 3 - Talking Politics)

We separate ourselves from a person or group of people we are called to love. So if we're going to take a side, let’s choose to side with Jesus. Jesus often stood in the middle, fighting to bring people together. Even when people were against Him, He was always FOR them. Let’s follow His way and dare to engage in politics differently by fighting for unity.  Read -  Matthew 5:16 NIV.

Lesson Video Link:

Let's Talk: What do this verse mean, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV

Song of the week: SINACH: WAY MAKER - Official Live Video

Nov 8 - 14, 2020 (Unity – Switch / Part 2 - Line-Crossing Love)

We fight for unity in a divided world by choosing to love others the same way Jesus has loved us. Jesus loves with action, by crossing lines, and by going the extra mile. As followers of Jesus, we are called to be a picture of heaven to our broken world. The way we do that is by loving like Jesus does. Read - Luke 10:29.

Lesson Video Link:

Let's Talk:  What do this verse mean, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself” Luke 10:26

Song of the Week: Lauren Daigle - You Say (Cover by Nadia Khristean ft. Rise Up Children's Choir)

Nov 1 - 7, 2020 (Unity – Switch / Part 1 - Fighting For Unity In A Divided World)

Unity and division are both choices. In a world where so many people have settled for the easy choice of division, as followers of Jesus we are called to fight for unity. By following the example of Jesus, we can learn simple practices that will help us bring people together instead of driving them apart.  Read - Mark 3:24-25.

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Let's Talk: What do this verse mean, “Blessed are the peacemakers...” Matthew 5:9 NIV

Song of the week: for KING & COUNTRY - TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly)

Oct 25 - Nov 31, 2020 (Bible and How to overcome FEAR!)

Hopeful Bible Verses About Fear:

  • “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Psalm 34:4–5
  • “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 
  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  Psalm 27:1
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.  Psalm 46:1–3  
  • "For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”  Isaiah 41:13

Oct 18 -24, 2020 (HAVE NO FEAR! GOD IS HERE!)

Discover FOUR PROMISES God made for when we are facing fears.

  • God is always with us!
  • God cares for us!
  • God is bigger than our biggest fear!
  • God works all things together for good!

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Parent Discussion: Guide: No guide this week

Song of the Week: Tye Tribbett - We Gon’ Be Alright (Lyric Video)

Oct 11-17, 2020 (Sneak and Snoop Bible Detectives -The Mystery of the Missing Boy)

Sneak and Snoop are back! It’s another missing person, but this time it’s a young boy! He was last seen with his family at the temple in Jerusalem, but apparently did not leave for home with the rest of his family. It’s been three days! Will they find the boy? Will they figure out why he stayed behind? By the end of the adventure, you will learn why we need to obey our parents.

BIG IDEA: Obey Your Parents

Bible Passage: Luke 2

Bible Story: Jesus Lost at the Temple

Theme Verse: Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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Parent Discussion: Obey Your Parent’s Guide

Song of the Week: Tye Tribbett | African Medley | LIVE Performance

Oct 4 -10, 2020 (Sneak and Snoop Bible Detectives - The Mystery of the Squirting Rock)

Sneak and Snoop are at it again, this time investigating the case of a squirting rock! It appears that a man named Moses has been charged with assaulting a rock with a stick. To make things even odder, after he hit the rock, water flowed out! Will they get to the bottom of this strange case? Who was this man and why did he hit a rock? Where did the water come from? By the end of this adventure, you will learn that we need to obey carefully.

BIG IDEA: Obey Carefully

Bible Passage: Numbers 20

Bible Story: Moses Striking the Rock

Theme Verse: Duet. 12:18 Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you.

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Parent Discussion: Obey Carefully Guide

Song of the Week: We The Kingdom & Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Holy Water

Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2020 ( Extreme Bible Dude Peter (Faith))

Tune in to the Extreme Home Sports Network to watch the Extreme Taco Building Competition between Maniac Micah and Crazy Karl! You will also learn about Peter, aka Wet Feet Pete, who was victorious in the extreme sport of Water Walking! God rewards extreme faith!

Theme Verse: Philippians 4:13

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Parent Discussion: Extreme Faith Guide

Song of the Week: Deitrick Haddon - Gorilla Faith

Sept 20 - 26, 2020 ( Extreme Bible Dude Elijah (Bravery))

Tune in to the Extreme Home Sports Network to watch the Extreme Paper Airplane Competition between Maniac Micah and Crazy Karl! You will also learn about Elijah, who was victorious in the extreme sport of Fire Starting! God rewards extreme bravery!

Theme Verse: Philippians 4:19

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Parent Discussion Guide: Extreme Bravery Guide

Song of the Week: Kirk Franklin - Strong God

Sept 13 - 19, 2020 ( To Eternity and Beyond! - The Glorification System (Worship))

Captain Karl and Space Ranger Micah finally get the mission launched but not before an argument over who to name the ship after as they both want the glory for themselves. They learn that God deserves all the glory and the ship is given a worthy name. You will learn that worship is more than singing, it is anything we do that shows God what He is worth to us. They'll discover that worship is not only Upwards, it's Inward and Outward as well.

Theme Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:9

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Parent Discussion: Worship Guide 

Sept 6 - 12, 2020 ( To Eternity and Beyond! - The Edification System (The Church)) 

Space Ranger Micah finds himself floating in space away from the ship because he didn't stay connected! You will learn the importance of staying connected to God and each other and that the Church is not the building, it is wherever God's People are!

Theme Verse: Hebrews 10:24

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Parent Discussion Guide: The Church Guide 

Aug 30 - Sept 5, 2020  (To Eternity and Beyond! - The Communication System (Prayer))  

Captain Karl and Space Ranger Micah find themselves in the middle of a dangerous asteroid field because they weren't communicating! You will learn that we need to be in regular communication with God in order to avoid disaster and to grow closer to God!

Theme Verse: Jeremiah 33:3

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Parent Discussion: Prayer Guide

Song of the Week: Koryn Hawthorne - Pray

Aug 23 - 29, 2020 ( To Eternity and Beyond! - The Navigation System (The Bible!)

Captain Karl and Space Ranger Micah nearly get lost in space when they fail to properly use the Navigation System. You will learn the importance of the Bible in navigating life and be challenged to spend time in God's Word every day with a very practical challenge!

Theme Verse: Psalm 32:8

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Parent Discussion: The Bible Guide

Song of the Week: Fred Hammond & RFC - You Are the Living Word

Aug 2 - 22, 2020  (No lessons available)

July 26 - Aug 1, 2020 (The Fiery Furnace)

Read: Daniel 3 .“The Fiery Furnace” takes viewers back in time to meet three men who chose to obey God at the risk of death. In this episode, you will discover how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego firmly refused to bow to a false god, even though the king of Babylon threatened to kill them. Witness how God was with these courageous men throughout their fiery ordeal. You will see that the Lord wants us to worship and serve only Him—no matter the consequences. Most importantly, you will learn that obeying God is always right! (Superbook - Gordon Robertson)

Video:  The Fiery Furnace

Song:  Tye Tribbett - We Gon’ Be Alright (At Home Edition)

Activity: The Fiery Furnace Crossword Puzzle

July 19 - 25, 2020 (Joseph and the Pharaoh's Dream) / Coat of Many Colors Contest

Read: Genesis 37. Trust God. He has a plan for you, even if you don't see that plan! Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers and sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. Discover how God rewarded Joseph’s patience and trustworthiness by providing for his entire family during a great famine. You will see that the Lord wants us to forgive others and not allow bitterness to affect our actions. Most importantly, you will learn that God’s plans are far superior to our own! (Superbook - Gordon Robertson)

Video:  Joseph and the Pharaoh's Dream (Superbook)

Song:  Kirk Franklin - "F.A.V.O.R." Live Performance

Activity: Contest / Coat of Many Colors (see: Instructions on how to win).

Due July 30, 2020 (via Text or email)

            - Winner announced Aug 2, 2020, during Morning Worship - 

July 12 - 18, 2020 (Jonah)

Read: Jonah 1-4. “Jonah” takes viewers back in time to meet a man who ran away from God. In this episode, you will witness how Jonah heard God’s call to preach in Nineveh—and then boarded a ship headed in the opposite direction! Discover how God uses a storm and a great fish to turn Jonah around. You will see that the Lord wants to show mercy to all people, even those who are very wicked. Most importantly, you will learn that God wants us to show His kindness and compassion to others! (Superbook - Gordon Robertson)

Video:  Jonah (Superbook)

Song:  Johnathan McReynolds – Situation

Activity: Jonah and the Fish (Youtube- How to fold it).

July 5 - 11, 2020 (The Prodigal Son

Read: Luke 15:11-32. In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus was teaching that God wants to forgive both sinners and self-righteous people. The real focus of this story is the long-suffering father, who continues to love both sons as they dishonor him. It is a beautiful story of God’s love and determination to see the lost return to him.

Video:  The Prodigal Son

Song:  Prodigal Son - Tye Tribbett & G.A

Activity:  The Lost Son

June 28 - July 4, 2020 (Independence Day)

No lesson this week.  Enjoy you're 4th of July Week.

June 21 - 27, 2020 (Roar!!!)

The prophet Daniel was living under a King who didn’t respect God. When he made prayer against the law it didn’t stop Daniel from praying. The punishment was terrible – he was thrown into a cave of lions overnight. The LORD saved Daniel and protected him from harm all night long. The next day everyone was amazed by the power of God. Just like Daniel, we can trust that Jesus will save those who follow him. No matter how bad the trouble, God has the power to save.  Read - Daniel 6.

Video:  Roar!!!! (Superbook)


Activity: Daniel Cryptogram Activity

June 14 - 20, 2020 (A Giant Adventure)

This is truly a story of contrasts. Goliath was an experienced warrior; David was a shepherd. Goliath was huge; David was small. The giant wore armor; the boy refused to wear armor. The warrior carried a sword, a spear, and a shield; the shepherd carried a staff, a sling, and five smooth stones. Goliath scoffed at the God of Israel; David trusted the God of his fathers.  When the dust of the battle settled, it was apparent to all that the superhuman strength of the giant Goliath was not an advantage over the almighty power of the God of Israel.  Read - 1 Samuel 17:45.

Video:  A Giant Adventure (Superbook)

Song:  Unstoppable - Koryn Hawthorne

Activity: David and the Giant – Maze

June 7 - 13, 2020 ( The Ten Commandments )

So on the third day, there was thunder and lightning with a loud trumpet blast. The mountain was covered with a thick cloud of smoke, because the Lord came onto it with fire. The whole mountain trembled and all the people were afraid. No one was allowed to go to the mountain except Moses. This was the time that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Read - Exodus 20:1-20

Video: The Ten Commandments (Superbook)

Song:  Man of Your Word featuring Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven by Maverick City Music.

Activity: Ten Commandments Word Find

May 31 - June 6, 2020 ( Let My People Go! )

God chose Moses to lead his people out of Egyptian bondage and he patiently worked his plan through Moses’ birth and adoption into Pharaoh’s own household.  When he reached adulthood Moses attempted to mete justice upon some Egyptians himself but God led him away until the time came for him to embrace God’s plans.  It was not up to man.  Only God could do these wonders and save his people. Read  - Exodus 4:21-23.

Video: Let My People Go (Superbook)

Song:  When You Believe - Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey

Activity: Moses and the Burning Bush - Word Search

May 24 - 30, 2020 (Jacob & Esau)

Read - Genesis 25:24-34, 27:1-26.  In the Bible story today, there were two brothers. Jacob and Esau were brothers who didn’t make very good choices. Jacob was making stew one day while Esau was hunting. Esau got hungry and wanted some of the stew. What was Jacob’s choice? (have the children talk to their neighbor about what happened next – then talk with the group) Jacob decided to ask for Esau’s birthright for a bowl of stew. Did Esau agree? Yes he did—probably not the best choice. He sold his inheritance for a bowl of stew. Then Jacob did something else. He tricked his father so that he would get the blessing.

Video: Jacob & Esau

Song: You're Bigger - Jekalyn Carr 

Activity: Jacob Hidden Pictures

May 17 - 23, 2020 (The Test)

Abraham believed God. When God promised a son, Abraham believed in God’s promise even when he was old and it seemed impossible. Abraham loved God and wanted to obey Him. God kept His promise and gave Abraham the promised son, named Isaac. Imagine Abraham’s delight when he finally held his own baby boy after waiting so many years. Abraham loved Isaac. When he watched his baby boy grow into a young man, sometimes he would look at Isaac with so much love his heart felt like it would burst … but did Abraham love Isaac more than he loved God?

In Genesis 22, God tested Abraham. God said, “Abraham,” and Abraham answered, “Here I am” (Genesis 22:1). Imagine Abraham’s surprise when God told him to sacrifice the son he loved so much? His heart probably sank into the bottom of his stomach at the thought. God knew that Abraham loved Isaac, how could God ask such a thing?

Planning to obey God, Abraham would sacrifice Isaac. He got up early in the morning while it was still dark. He took Isaac and the wood and began the long journey to the land of Moriah, where God commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son. Do you think his steps were slow? Do you think he doubted God’s plan? Do you think those three days of travel were hard?

When they got close to the mountain, Abraham and Isaac left their servants. With only the fire, the wood and his father, Isaac asked, “…where is the lamb for the offering?” Abraham answered, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son” (Genesis 22: 8).

On top of the mountain, Abraham prepared to obey God, when an angel called him to stop. “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him for now I know you fear God, seeing how you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me” (Genesis 22:12). Looking up, Abraham saw a ram God provided for Abraham to sacrifice.

God loved Abraham. As much as Abraham loved Isaac, Abraham proved that he loved God more. God doesn’t want us to love anything or anyone more than we love Him.

Video: The Test

Song:He Turned It - Tye Tribbett

Get Up and Move: Father Abraham Song

Activity: Abraham Had a Son Word Scramble

May 10 - 16, 2020 (Obedience by Faith)

SuperTruth: By faith, I will obey God.

SuperVerse: It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before.  Hebrews 11:7a (nlt)

Bible Story: Genesis 6–9

“By faith, I will obey God.” Whatever God says, we need to obey. This isn’t always easy, especially when we don’t fully understand why He is asking us to do something or how we are to do it. God told Noah that a flood was coming—something that had never been seen before. Even though many years would pass before the flood took place, Noah believed every word God spoke and obeyed God by faith. Let’s say our Super Truth together again. “By faith, I will obey God.”

Video: In the Beginning

Music:  Something Has To Break - Kierra Sheard

Activity: Activities for Small Kids

Join us for Virtual Game Night via Zoom - May 15, 2020 @ 7 pm

May 3 - 9, 2020 (Paul and Barnabas)

Have you had someone encourage, support, or defend you in a difficult time? Barnabas was this type of person. He always seemed to come alongside others who needed help. He was an encourager; so much so that the meaning of the nickname the other apostles gave him was “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36). He had a desire to help others grow in the Lord and to function in the gift and calling God had for them. He was willing to support others when it seemed no one else would.

We see that with Saul (Paul), John Mark, and the churches that Paul and he ministered to. (Acts 9:26-28; Acts 11:22-23; Acts 14:21-25; Acts15:36-39). Have you ever been around someone that seems to delight in kicking others when they are down? They choose to tear down or condemn others when they make a mistake or fall into sin instead of building up and helping them to overcome. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility and a calling to be like Barnabas; to build up instead of tear down. The Bible calls us to be encouragers. “Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid.

But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Rather than kick others when they are down, we are called to reach out and help them up. This is what Barnabas did and this is what Jesus did while He was on the earth. He reached out and touched those who others had written off and cast aside. (Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 18:11; John 3:17; Luke 5:31).

Video: Paul and Barnabas

Song: Encourage Yourself - Donald Lawrence

Activity: Hand to Hand - Paper Doll Making

April 26 - May 2, 2020 (Paul and Silas)

Paul and Silas attempted to go to several countries on their missionary journey. However, the Holy Spirit did not allow them to enter certain areas. God then spoke to Paul in a vision instructing him to go to Macedonia in the country of Greece. Paul and Silas immediately boarded a boat to sail there. Paul and Silas listened to the Holy Spirit and followed God's plan rather than their own (Acts 16:6-10). As followers of Christ, God's Spirit lives in us. The Holy Spirit will guide us, as He did Paul and Silas, if we are willing to follow His voice. Galatians 5:25, says, "Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives."

As with Paul, the Holy Spirit will lead us to people that need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will also illuminate God's word and give us wisdom and understanding to make right choices and decisions. Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." Jesus called His followers sheep. Sheep need a shepherd to care for them, to lead, and to protect them. Jesus said in John 10:27, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." Yes, God's Spirit will guide us - will we follow?

Video: Paul and Silas

Song: Is My Living In Vain - The Clark Sisters

Activity: How to make a paper chain

April 19-25, 2020 ( Paul and the Shipwreck)

Grace is receiving something you don’t deserve. That is different from the concept of mercy. Mercy is not receiving punishment for something that you do deserve. In the English New Testament, the word “grace” is always a translation of “charis,” a word that occurs in the Greek text more than 170 times. The apostle Peter writes, “May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:2). Grace is a gift of God. It is God intervening in our lives to bring about His will despite the circumstances that we may face.

There may be times where we make mistakes. It seems like we dig ourselves into a hole that we can't get out of. God's grace is there to pull us up out of that hole without us doing anything to escape. If you find yourself in a position where it seems that there is no answer or there is no way out, ask God to bring His grace into that situation. Then continue to thank Him for working in your life. The blessing of God comes to us despite our weakness, our failures, and our sin. That is why the great hymn writer, John Newton, who himself had been captain of a slave ship, was able to receive God's forgiveness and write these words in his timeless hymn: "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I'm found, was blind, but now I see."

Video: Paul and the Shipwreck

Song: Smile - Kirk Franklin

Activity: Make a paper boat

April 12-18, 2020 (Road to Damascus)

Saul believed strongly in the Jewish faith of his ancestors. He violently persecuted God’s church and tried to destroy it. (Gal. 1:13-14) He dragged believers from their houses and put them in prison. He approved of the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Saul thought he was doing the right thing by defending Judaism, but God’s purposes could not be stopped. As Saul was on his way to arrest believers in Damascus, the Lord stopped him in his tracks. Jesus revealed Himself to Saul, and Saul was never the same.

Video: Road to Damascus

Song: Blessing on Blessings (The B.O.B Bounce)

Activity: Share the Gospel Finger Puzzle

April 5-11, 2020 (Celebrate Easter)

The Story of Easter - Experience the wonder of the fulfillment of God’s promise to His chosen people as Jesus ascends into Heaven in the glorious miracle of the Resurrection! (Read: Matthew 28).

Videos: 1.  The Last Supper

              2.  He Has Risen

              3.  Ascension - Part 1

              4.  Ascension - Part 2 

Song: Donald Lawrence & Tri City Singers - Matthew 28.

Activity: Easter Color by Number