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Birth: 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: King of Kings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus is the king of kings, and that Jesus really is the greatest king of all.
Big Idea: Jesus is the king of kings.
Key Verse: Jesus is the greatest king of all | Revelation 17:14 (paraphrased)

  1. SING Download “I Love You Lord,” “Best Present Ever” (from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album) and “Away in a Manger” (from the Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday album) on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of the lead up to Jesus’ birth in a children’s Bible.
  3. PAUSE Take some time to sit and snuggle while listening to some Christmas songs. It’s Christmas week, it can be busy, but take some time to slow together.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: King of Kings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus is the king of kings, and that Jesus really is the greatest king of all.
Big Idea: Jesus is the king of kings.
Key Verse: Jesus is the greatest king of all | Revelation 17:14 (paraphrased)
God Story: Jesus is Born!| Matthew 1:18-25

  1. SING Download “I Love You Lord,” “Best Present Ever” (from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album) and “Away in a Manger” (from the Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday album) on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of the birth of Jesus from a children’s Bible.
  3. PAUSE Take some time to sit and snuggle while listening to some Christmas songs. It’s Christmas week, it can be busy, but take some time to slow together.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: King of Kings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus is the king of kings, and that Jesus really is the greatest king of all.
Big Idea: Jesus is the king of kings.
Key Verse: Jesus is the greatest king of all | Revelation 17:14 (paraphrased)
God Story: Jesus is Born!| Matthew 1:18-25

  1. SING Download “I Love You Lord,” “Best Present Ever” (from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album) and “Away in a Manger” (from the Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday album) on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of the birth of Jesus from a children’s Bible.
  3. PAUSE Take some time to sit and snuggle while listening to some Christmas songs. It’s Christmas week, it can be busy, but take some time to slow together. Give your child the gift of presence. Jesus is king, and his kingdom offers us a pace that takes time for hugs and cuddles.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will journey from the Old Testament prophets (specifically Elijah) to the shifting times leading to Jesus’ birth.
Series: Kings | Prepare
Big Idea: Jesus was born for everyone.
God Story: Jesus is born | Luke 2:1-20
Key Verse: “May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!” Luke 2:14

  1. READ Luke 2:1-20. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Ask your child: Is there something in the story you just heard that you haven’t noticed before? How do you think Mary and Joseph were feeling in this time? How do you think the shepherds felt?
  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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