Because Kids Matter to God

It is our heartfelt desire to minister God’s word to you and your children, however, in the interest of the physical health of the AWANA children, your families, and our club leaders, the elders at Oak Lawn Bible Chapel have decided to cancel the remaining two evenings of AWANA.

We will continue in prayer as we go through this pandemic. But even during this crisis we are blessed. Our God desires to hear our prayers. His word tells us to “fear not” over 300 times. God is still in control. Continued care for our spiritual health is also imperative. Here are some things we encourage you to do with your children:

Charlie Seminara
AWANA Commander

Friday nights, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., we invite your children to join us in the fun of learning and growing in God’s word.

Children from 3 years old through 8th grade go through the AWANA Clubs proven and adaptable curriculum that disciples kids to walk with Christ for life.

October 4

God is Trustworthy
Theme: Getting Acquainted

Truth and Training

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10

Sparks

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10

October 11

God is Loving
Theme: Crazy Hat Night

Truth and Training

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Sparks

The Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. Psalm 147:5

October 18

God is Faithful
Theme: Beach Night

Truth and Training

Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9

Sparks

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3
And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:4

October 25

God is Patient
Theme: Crazy Hair Night

Truth and Training

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Sparks

For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

November 1

God is Always at Work
Theme: Worker Uniform Night

Truth and Training

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Sparks

These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. John 20:31
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. Psalm 118:1

November 8

Explanation of God’s Grace
Theme: Dress Like a Mess

Truth and Training

Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9

Sparks

We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

November 15

God’ Story Shared with Us
Theme: Hearts Night

Truth and Training

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17

Sparks

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Genesis 1:31
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

November 22

God’s Letter to You
Theme: Baby Picture Night

Truth and Training

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9

Sparks

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:17
But the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1:25

November 29 to January 3 – NO AWANA Holiday Break

January 10

God’s Instruction to Love Him
Theme: Backwards Night

Truth and Training

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30

Sparks

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. Colossians 1:3

January 17

God’s Expectation Told to Us
Theme: Bible Hero Night

Truth and Training

Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Psalm 25:4

Sparks

Books of the New Testament (part 1), Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians
Books of the New Testament (part 2), Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus

January 24

God’s Tool to Transform Us
Theme: Tool Night

Truth and Training

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Sparks

Books of the New Testament (part 3), Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation
Books of the New Testament (All 27 books)

January 31

God’s Good News to the World
Theme: Newspaper Night

Truth and Training

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20

Sparks

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness even so must the Son of Man be lifted up. John 3:14
That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:15

February 7

Jesus Reigns
Theme: Royalty Night

Truth and Training

Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! Luke 19:38

Sparks

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

February 14

Jesus Serves
Theme: Valentines Night

Truth and Training

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

Sparks

And the people said to Joshua, “The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!” Joshua 24:24
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1

February 21

Jesus Prays
Theme: Superhero Night

Truth and Training

And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:41-42

Sparks

Books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

February 28

Jesus Sacrifices
Theme: Fruit of the Spirit Night

Truth and Training

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:2

Sparks

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

March 6

Jesus Lives Again
Theme: Hero Night

Truth and Training

He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6

Sparks

For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

March 13

Jesus Restores
Theme: Animal Night

Truth and Training

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10

Sparks

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Genesis 1:31
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

March 20

Jesus Gives
Theme: Pet Night (No live animals please!)

Truth and Training

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8

Sparks

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:17
But the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1:25

March 27

Discovery of Love
Theme: Awards, Ice Cream Social

Truth and Training

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14

Sparks

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14