At Maranatha our goal is to make this your child’s favorite hour of the week!
With high energy music, fun games, and interactive teaching we seek
to communicate the love of God and the story of Jesus to your children
in a way that is relevant and keeps their attention.
INFANTS – 6TH GRADE
While you are in service on Sundays at 10am, your kids will be attending a service that is designed specifically for them. They will check in to their classes in the foyer near the coffee shop & then head to their classes in the nursery (infant to preschool) or to the gym (K-6th grade) for a great service planned just for them!
Sunday MORNINGs – september
Vortex Kids Worship Service is back and starting in September, we will start a new series called “Reset”. Hope to see you on Sunday Mornings at 10am. Check in starts at 9:45am in the coffee shop!
Vortex family devotionals
Complacency – Being Lukewarm
Sometimes we have to hit the reset button, whether it’s on our TV, computer, or even in our own life. For the next few weeks will learn when we need to hit that “reset” button, and how to “reset” our life in Jesus. This week we are going to look at the problem of complacency and how when we are comfortable spiritually, we may actually be lukewarm in our spiritual life. Being complacent means, a feeling of pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or hazard. Having self-satisfaction, being ok with how you are, and not looking for improvement.
Read Amos 6:1-7 this week. (Attached with Pastor Amy’s commentary.)
This week’s Memory Verse is Revelation 3:16, have your child look it up in their Bible and read the verse together. Do this daily and answer the questions provided for each day.
Monday: Who was Amos? Before becoming a prophet, what did he do? (Read Amos 7:14)
Tuesday: What does it mean to be “cold” in your spiritual life? And what are some ways you can help your friends, family, if they don’t know about God?
Wednesday: What does it mean to be complacent? Though it feels good to have comfortability, why is it dangerous? (It may make us forget about our sin and the sins of others.)
Thursday: Have you ever tried lukewarm liquids? Do an experiment with your family, try cold and lukewarm water and some hot chocolate; which one do you like the best? The memory verse says, God doesn’t like us being “lukewarm”, He wants to “spit it out” what does that mean? (He would rather us either be completely for Him, or say we are not, and let our actions support our decision.)
Friday: What are some ways you can keep your spiritual life “Hot”? And improve your connection with God?
Saturday: This day is reserved if you have missed a day. If every day was completed, use this time to review this past week’s lesson as a family.
Amos 6:1-7 with Pastor Amy’s Intro and Commentary:
Our Bible Lesson this week is in the Old Testament and it will be a book from one of the minor prophets. It is easy to overlook the minor prophets as just that—minor, less important. But “minor” only refers to fewer writings, there are many nuggets of truth and insight to be gleaned from examining some of these lesser-celebrated Old Testament heroes. Rather than overlooking or neglecting them, it is important to study them, just as we study other heroes like Moses, or Daniel.
We will be reading from the book of Amos, who was a prophet to Israel. The people of Israel tended to mess up and disobey a lot. God tried to warn them, and they strayed again and again. Prophets were supposed to serve as extra reminders, but the people did not always listen to them either. One such prophet was a man named Amos. Amos was a shepherd and a farmer. He grew a lot of figs. Amos was trying to emphasize that Israel had strayed and needed to return to God. If they repented, forgiveness was promised. If not, destruction was certain.
1 Woe to you who are complacent in Zion,
and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria,
you notable men of the foremost nation,
to whom the people of Israel come!
(The people of Israel were comfortable, secure in what they had; they were notable – worthy of attention of being noticed. People from all over came to Israel for advice.
We have to be careful thinking we don’t have to grow, that we can stay comfortable where we are in our spiritual life, physical and knowledge.)
2 Go to Kalneh and look at it;
go from there to great Hamath,
and then go down to Gath in Philistia.
Are they better off than your two kingdoms?
Is their land larger than yours?
3 You put off the day of disaster
and bring near a reign of terror.
(God is warning Israel, telling them to look at their neighbors, their towns were destroyed, and God is asking them if they think they are better than them. But God tells them, because they think they can’t be harmed, terror will come their way.
Basically, we can’t look at other people’s sins, and think my sins are ok because our sins aren’t as bad as theirs.)
4 You lie on beds adorned with ivory
and lounge on your couches.
You dine on choice lambs
and fattened calves.
5 You strum away on your harps like David
and improvise on musical instruments.
6 You drink wine by the bowlful
and use the finest lotions,
but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.
(God is saying the people of Israel have all the finest things and they are overindulging. Because they are so caught up in their own lives, they don’t recognize the sin and destruction of their country.
It’s ok to have food, and nice things like TV, or other fun items, God wants us to rejoice and have those good things. But sometimes too much of comfortability makes us forget about our sin and the sins of others.)
7 Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile;
your feasting and lounging will end.
(Because they have not put God first, and they think they have become successful on their own, then God will take it all away.)