GS August: Obedience

Grade School Ministry Lessons for the Month of August.


The connection between Obedience and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. Obedience is trusting who’s in charge by doing what you’re asked to do.

WEEK ONE (August 4)


We start the month by helping kids understand the importance of the Bible. In Psalm 119:105 we read that God’s Word can guide us in the way we should go. The Bible is made up of 66 books that include history and wisdom, letters and parables, even poems and promises that make up God’s One Big Story. When we dig into the Bible, we find out about God’s plan to rescue the world through Jesus.

WEEK TWO (August 11)


We start our journey through the Bible in Genesis 3:1-23. God created Adam and Eve to take care of His perfect world. God gave them one simple rule to obey: Don’t eat from that tree. But ultimately, they didn’t trust God and did what they wanted to do. They broke the one rule, and when they did, it changed the course of history.

WEEK THREE (August 18)


Next we head to Genesis 6-8 to the familiar story of Noah. God saw how the people on earth were choosing to live life on their terms rather than His. God grieved this world and sent a flood to wipe everything out. But Noah was faithful to God, so God instructed Noah to build a giant ark. People must have thought he was crazy, but God honored Noah’s obedience and saved him, his family, and lots and lots of animals.

WEEK FOUR (August 25)


In Genesis 12-21 we discover how God promised Abraham that his descendants would become a great nation. He tells Abram to pack up his family and move. Abraham wasn’t exactly sure how things would all play out, but he obeyed, trusting that God would keep His promise. God made a covenant with Abraham. And through many ups and downs, God stayed faithful to Abraham and gave him reminders along the way that He would stay true to His promise.


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