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Appearance: Our Story Continues…

Our Story Continues is our way to connect parents to what kids are talking about and experiencing in the Sunday morning teaching. We want to help to equip parents and spiritual parents with Scripture, talking points, and experiential activities to continue to disciple their kids well every day of the week.

Preschool

1-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children focussed on the story of Jesus appearing to two groups of his followers after he rose from the dead. He showed them his physical wounds and explained what the Scriptures had said about him to prove to his followers that it was him.
Big Idea: Jesus rescues us.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Jesus Appears to His Disciples | Luke 24:13-48

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus appearing to his followers in a children’s Bible together.
  3. PLAY follow the leader with your child by having her/him imitate the actions that you do while you are walking around. Perform actions like touching your toes or stomping your feet and include some actions from the story such as breaking bread, reading the scriptures, showing the scars on your hands and feet and eating some food. Review the things that Jesus did to show his disciples that it was him who was visiting them.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children heard the story of Jesus’ visits to two groups of his disciples. Jesus showed them the wounds on his body and explained what the Scriptures had said about him to prove to his followers that it was him.
Big Idea: Jesus rescues us.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Jesus Appears to His Disciples | Luke 24:13-48

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus appearing to his followers in a children’s Bible together.
  3. PLAY “Who Am I?” with your child by giving them different clues about important people in their lives and community. For example: I help sign out books and read stories during story time, who am I? The librarian. Have your child think of clues to have you guess as well. Remind your child that Jesus had to prove to his disciples who he was by giving them clues that showed them he had been crucified and rose again.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week heard the story of Jesus’ visits to two groups of his disciples. Jesus showed them the wounds on his body and explained what the Scriptures had said about him to prove to his followers that it was him.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Jesus Appears to His Disciples | Luke 24:13-48

  1. SING Download Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus appearing to his followers in a children’s Bible together.
  3. PLAY Jesus’ followers needed proof to believe that it was the resurrected Jesus who was appearing before them. Role play with your child the interaction between one of his followers and Jesus. You can be a disciple and ask questions of your child as she/he plays the part of Jesus responding to your questions with proof to convince you. For example: Where did the nails pierce you? Your child can respond by showing you her/his hands and feet just as Jesus did in the story.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned about Jesus’ appearance to his disciples after his resurrection. Some of his followers believed it was him right away while others like Thomas needed proof to be convinced it was the resurrected Jesus.
Series: John| Extravagant
Big Idea: We can believe without seeing.
God Story: Jesus Appears | John 20:19-29
Key Verse: “Lead a life of love, just as Christ did. He loved us. he gave himself up for us.” Ephesians 5:2a

  1. READ the story of Jesus visiting his followers after his resurrection in John 20:1-19. Ask your child about some things that they believe in without seeing them (places they have never seen, planets, etc.). Ask them to explain how she/he can believe in these things without seeing them. Explain that faith is what allows us to believe without seeing and faith is how we can believe in Jesus even though we cannot see him.
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week. Talk about the video as a family. What stood out to you? What did you like? What did you want to ask a question about? (Tip: If it’s helpful, consider pausing the video as you watch it together, and ask questions or talk about things that stick out to you as you go!)
  3. Download the midweek activity page.

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