Presenting HeirBorn Kids

knightmaiden Heir-Born Kids is a Christian education curriculum under development at Eagle Heights Church whose name comes from Romans 8:17

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ”

The curriculum is divided into four courses.
  1. Heir-Born Quest:  “Lord, lead me into the adventures of faith”
  2. Heir-Born Heritage:   “Lord, inspire me with the stories of faith’s ancestors”
  3. Heir-Born Character:  “Lord, give me character to match my noble birth”
  4. Heir-Born Creed:  “Lord, teach me what is tried and true”

heirborn-logo-2 Course 1:  Heir-Born Quest

Unit One:  A Christian is a child.

  • “Worth Bragging About”  What does a child of God want more than anything else?  More than anything else, a child of God wants to know the heavenly Father
  • “Now Hear This”  How do children of God come to know their heavenly Father?  Children come to know God through hearing His voice in the Bible.
  • “Listen Up”  How do children of God make sure they don’t miss His voice?  In order to hear their heavenly Father, children learn to listen closely (be attentive).
  • “A Well-Built Life”  How do children of God respond when they hear His voice?  Children who hear the heavenly Father say, “Yes!”

Unit Two:  A Christian is an athlete.

  • “Ready or Not”  What makes a Christian athlete successful?  Athletes on Jesus’ team are successful because they are always in training.
  • “I Will”  What makes a Christian athlete successful?  Athletes on Jesus’ team are successful because they set their minds on winning.
  • “What Can I Say” How do Christian athletes exercise?  Athletes on Jesus’ team exercise by praying—because prayer is the expression of faith.
    • Lesson one:  Nothing you do will ever be more important than your prayers.
    • Lesson two:  Prayer is simply talking to God.
    • Lesson three:  Praying Jesus’ way will develop your prayer skills.
  • “A Hunger for God”  How do Christian athletes exercise?  Athletes on Jesus’ team exercise by fasting—because a life too full can spoil one’s appetite for God.
  • “Upon Closer Examination”  How do Christian athletes exercise?  Athletes on Jesus’ team exercise by studying God’s Word—because in the bible the voice of God is heard.
    • Lesson one:  Studying the lives of Bible characters teaches life lessons.
    • Lesson two:  Studying the themes of the Bible teaches Bible truths.
    • Lesson three:  Studying the books of the Bible allows God to speak.
  • “Now Let Me Think” How do Christian athletes exercise?  Athletes on Jesus’ team exercise by meditating on God’s Word—because meditation helps to internalize and personalize the message.
  • “Can I Help”  How do Christian athletes exercise?  Athletes on Jesus’ team exercise by serving others—because one is never more like Jesus than when serving.
  • “I Was Wrong”  How do Christian athletes exercise?  Athletes on Jesus’ team exercise by confessing sin—because we only come clean when we stop covering up.

Unit Three:  A Christian is a soldier.

  • “Hang Tough”  Why do Christian soldiers patiently endure hardship?    Soldiers in the Lord’s army patiently endure hardship because  we cannot be holy quickly or easily.
  • “Yes Sir!”  How does a Christian soldier advance through the ranks?  Soldiers in the Lord’s army honor authority  throughout their careers. (phases of life—listen/obey, observe/consider, teach/approve)
  • “It’s a Hard-Knock Life”
    • Lesson one:  (Purpose of trials) Why do Christian soldiers suffer?  Soldiers of Christ suffer because a battle-tested faith brings glory to God and personal honor.
    • Lesson two:  (Responsibility in trials) How do Christian soldiers suffer?  Soldiers of Christ suffer believing that their loving God is in control.
  • “They Don’t Teach That in School” When should a Christian soldier expect a fight?  Soldiers of Christ should expect a fight when truth is at stake.
  • “Earth’s Trinkets or Heaven’s Treasure” When should Christian soldiers expect a fight?  Soldeirs of Christ should expect a fight when they get the “gimmes.”
  • “Easy to Grab, Hard to Let Go”  When should Christian soldiers expect a fight?  Soldiers of Christ should expect a fight when sin tries to tangle us up.
  • “Fight or Flee?” How does a Christian soldier fight?  Soldiers of Christ know when to resist and when to flee.

Unit Four:  A Christian is a steward.

  • “It’s Simple But Not Easy”  What is a Christian steward’s mandate (rule)?  A Christian steward always does his Master’s business.
  • “What’s Mine is His” How do Christian stewards do the Master’s business with their money?  A Christian steward plans his budget because everything he has belongs to the Master.
  • “Give It Up!”  How do Christian stewards do the Master’s business with their money?  Christ’s stewards give regularly, willingly, generously, and cheerfully to support the Lord’s work.
  • “Ant-idote for Time-Wasters”  Why is a Christian steward careful not to waste time?  Christ’s stewards guard their time because, like money, time is a precious resource.

Unit Five:  A Christian is a servant.

  • “How Rude!” How does a Christian serve others?  A servant of Christ shows humility by respecting others with good manners.
  • “If You Don’t Have Something Good to Say . . .” How does a Christian serve others?  A servant of Christ guards his tongue because words are to be used for building others up.
  • “Don’t Just Forget It!”  How does a Christian serve others?  Christian servants can forgive when they’ve been hurt because not staying angry is a great service that God has done for us.
  • “Talent On Loan from God”  How does a Christian serve others?  Servants of Christ serve with talent on loan from God—a special ability given to each one by the Holy Spirit.

Unit Six:  A Christian is an ambassador

  • “Spokesman for God”  What does a Christian ambassador do?  As an ambassador, a Christian represents the King to the people of the world.
  • “Under the Influence”  Why is a Christian ambassador careful about friendships?  An ambassador for Christ knows that friendships are a powerful force for good or evil.
  • “A Wordless Ambassador”  What do ambassadors for Christ have to say?  Christ’s ambassadors proclaim the good news of salvation by grace through faith in Christ

Unit Seven:  A Christian is part of the body of Christ.

  • “Coordinated Effort”  Why are Christians called the body of Christ?  Christians work together in a local church like the different parts of your body.
  • “Pass It On”  How does the body of Christ grow?  The body of Christ grows when I disciple one who disciples another . . .
  • “Tedium or Te Deum”  How does the body of Christ worship?  The body of Christ worships by putting heart before art.
  • “Welcome the Word”  Why does the body of Christ gather to hear preaching?  Since God speaks through preaching, the body of Christ gathers to welcome the Word.
  • “Watch This!”  Why are members of the body of Christ baptized?  Baptism is the symbol of membership in the body.
  • “Remember Me”  Why does the body of Christ observe communion?  The body of Christ observes communion in remembrance of Jesus.

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