• Michael Yudt

psalm 91 challenge

Updated: Feb 23


Encourage your child to participate in the Psalm 91 Challenge!

Here's what you need to know....


Who is eligible? Primarily K-5th grade students, however, parents of older PreK students can opt to have their kids participate if they would like!


How can I help my child complete this Bible challenge?

  1. First, go through the prepared Family Bible Study with your child. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a copy of the Bible study.

  2. Then have your child memorize & recite the following verses for you:

4th and 5th graders: Psalm 91:1-2 and 5-6

K-3rd Grade (PreK can participate at parent discretion): Psalm 91:1-2

3. Finally, let us know your child completed the Family Bible study & memorized their key

verses for you by filling out this online completion form.


Suggested Deadline for completing this challenge:

February 28, 2021 is the suggested deadline, but please let us know if you need more time. Not a problem! Just email childrensministry@damascus.com


Prizes:

  • Any child who completes this challenge will receive a $5 gift card to Five Below!

  • In addition, any student who does ALL 6 of the Psalms bible challenges by June 30th will receive a special end of the year award or prize! Did you miss the first challenge on Psalm 23? No problem! You can do it anytime before June 30th by going to https://www.damascus.com/post/psalm-23-challenge.

Optional video:

Parents/guardians, consider posting a video of your child memorizing their key verses in the "DR Kids at Home” facebook group. We'd love to see them, but please know that this is not required in order to complete this bible challenge!


Questions? Email childrensministry@damascus.com


Family Bible Study: Explaining the Verses of Psalm 91


NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS: please read this Bible study over before you share it with your child. It may bring up some tough emotions in light of COVID-19. If you have any questions or need support with this Bible study, please email us at childrensministry@damascus.com. If you feel like this Bible study may be too much for your child at this time in their life, feel free to focus your child on the kids video only (see below) or simply have them focus on memorizing the key verses that go along with this challenge.


When you are ready to do the Bible study with your child(ren), please begin with prayer.


Then read Psalm 91:1-6, and 14-15 out loud with your child. Encourage them to read parts of it if they are able. Read through these eight verses from Psalm 91 at least 2x. Remember, repetition is key to hearing from God and learning!


After you are done reading this passage 2x, share the following with your child: These verses are a great reminder that no matter what we face in life (whether it's good or bad), that God will always be watching out for us. In fact, we learn from Psalm 91 that God is like a fortress or shelter for us in times of trouble. No matter how bad things get in your life, don't ever forget that God is with you and you can trust in Him. In Psalm 91, God is also compared to a bird whose feathers and wings protect us during hard times. 2020 was a hard year for many, and this year has also been hard. The words that God wrote in Psalm 91 were not only true then, but they are true now. In fact, we are told by Jesus that "in this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) This means that Jesus came to defeat evil and bad things, and someday he is coming back to completely eliminate all evil and bad things. The next time you have a bad day or face something hard, just remember that Jesus is coming back some day to make everything right! (Revelation 21:3-5)


At this point, see if they have any questions. Then share the following with your child: Psalm 91:6 specifically reminds us that God will provide refuge and protection to His people even in the midst of a plague! This includes COVID-19. This doesn't mean that those who trust in God won't die or that none of His followers will die from a plague. But, it does mean that we can enjoy eternal life with God in heaven even after we die! (This is a good time to remind your child of John 3:16.)


As you close out the Bible study, consider watching the following kids video on Psalm 91 (it's only 90 seconds long): www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmMvCEJ35c4


After watching the video, share the following with your child: the long life that God promises to those who trust in Him includes life with God forever in heaven! No matter what happens in this world, remember that nothing can separate those who trust in God from the love of God - not even death! (Romans 8:38-39)


Close your time in prayer, encouraging your child to thank the Lord for His protection and blessing.


THE NEXT BIBLE CHALLENGE: be sure to check out the Kidventure Korner blog by March 1st for the next challenge in the Psalms Bible Challenge series!




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