The 5 first years in a child’s life are when identity, trust, communication, bonding, physical skills, and “spiritual” concepts are first developed. Ministering to preschoolers is something very dear to the heart of Father God. Some of the most tender and endearing verses in the Bible are those that refer to young children.
Mark 10:13-16 “And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them… and He said, “Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not” … And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them.”
God is always after OUR HEARTS first… then comes giftings, callings, talents, etc.
God has asked us to train them up as He so wisely stated in Proverbs 22:6.
He loves us so much and gives us the honor, privilege, responsibility and joy of imparting His love to these most precious, tender, and precious little ones… His treasures and delight.
The good news: He loves us in the same way and manner as He does the children.
WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY GOD
Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
IT IS AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE
Matthew 18:5 "Whoever receives on little child like this in My name receives me."
THE WAY JESUS DID!
Mark 10:13-16 “And they brought young children to Him...”
This tender bedtime story helps children discover God’s amazing love in a whole new way. They will know they are unconditionally loved by Father God, and are unique in every way.”
Author, Mark Arens
Volume One of a four quarter, year-long, presence-based curriculum for ages 3-5.
We asked Papa God, “What do You want the children to “learn” from these lessons?” We heard Him say,
- I want them to know that I am a ‘good’ God.
- What I created was ‘good’.
- The plans I have for them are ‘good’.
- All things work together for ‘good” to them that love Me.”
Preschoolers will encounter Papa God personally and know:
- Who God is and What He is like.
- His attributes.
- His love for them and others.
- Recognize His gentle voice.
This solid foundation will continue to be built upon in future volumes:
FOR GOD SO LOVED...
13 lessons on Creation