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Closer: 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

WALKERS
Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned that Jesus wants us to tell everyone about him!
Series: Mission
Big Idea: Jesus gives us a job to do.
Key Verse: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:15b
God Story: The Great Commission | Matthew 28:16-20

  1. READ Matthew 28:16-20 in a children’s Bible, or download the free e-book file!
  2. SING Download “Stop and Go” on the Yancy Taste and See album.
  3. FAMILY FUN! Grab a family photo album, and look through it with your little one. Point to family members and say, “Jesus loves Grandma!” “Jesus loves Grandpa!” If your little one is verbal, he or she may begin to follow your pattern or repeat you.

2 YEAR OLDS

Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned the incredible story of Saul!
Series: Mission
Big Idea: Jesus gives us a job to do.
Key Verse: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:15b
God Story: Saul Meets Jesus | Acts 9

  1. READ Acts 9 in a children’s Bible, or check out the Bible App for Kids story, “From Enemy to Friend.”
  2. SING Download “Stop and Go” on the Yancy Taste and See album.
  3. LEARN this month’s Key Verse together as a family. Say one word at a time and have your child repeat you. Create your own actions. Explain: this verse is about how great it is when people go and tell others about Jesus!

3-SK
Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned the incredible story of Saul!
Series: Mission
Big Idea: Jesus gives us a job to do.
Key Verse: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:15b
God Story: Saul Meets Jesus | Acts 9

  1. READ Acts 9 in a children’s Bible, or check out the Bible App for Kids story, “From Enemy to Friend.”
  2. SING Download “Stop and Go” on the Yancy Taste and See album.
  3. LEARN this month’s Key Verse together as a family. Say one word at a time and have your child repeat you. Create your own actions. Explain: this verse is about how great it is when people go and tell others about Jesus! See if your child can learn and say this verse on their own. It’s not about memorization, but it is about planting seeds for knowing good stuff from the Bible. So don’t fixate on a word if they mix it up. Focus on the idea over the exact phrasing.

Kids

GRADES 1-5
Summary: This week in kidmax, kids learned that when it comes to opinions and who influences us, we need to make God number one!
Series: JAMES | Living it
Big Idea: When we live for Jesus, we care more about what God thinks than what people think.
God Story: James 4
Key Verse: “You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient.” Colossians 3:12

  1. DISCUSS Ask your child if they ever feel pressured by friends to act a certain way or say or like certain things. How does that make them feel? Remind them that God created us and loves us! It doesn’t matter what people think, it matters what God thinks.
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week.
  3. 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!)
  4. Check out the midweek activity page!

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