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Born Again: 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: Miracles
Summary: This week, children focussed on the story of Jesus’ miracle of multiplying the fish and loaves.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us he is God.
Key Verse: All things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27b

  1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, The Big Picnic.
  3. PRAY Make a point to pray before each meal with your child, thanking God for providing food for your family as he provided for the crowd in Bethsaida.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Miracles
Summary: This week, children heard the story of a man who couldn’t walk and was healed by Jesus.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us he is God.
Key Verse: “All things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27b
God Story: Jesus Heals a Man who Cannot Walk | Luke 5:17-25

    1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids album.
    2. READ the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man together in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, Through the Roof.
    3. LEARN the key verse as a family.
    4. PLAY Re-enact the part of the story when the friends of the paralyzed man lower him into the house and before Jesus. Use a beach towel or picnic blanket and have your child lay in it while two adults transport her/him short distances around your home. Alternatively, you and your child could use a doll or stuffed animal. Lower the child/toy one final time and speak the words “Pick up your mat and walk home!” Encourage your child to celebrate and praise God for this miracle as the paralyzed man did.
    5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Miracles
Summary: This week, children heard the story of a man who couldn’t walk and was healed by Jesus.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us he is God.
Key Verse: “All things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27b
God Story: Jesus Heals a Man who Cannot Walk | Luke 5:17-25

  1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man together in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, Through the Roof.
  3. LEARN the key verse as a family.
  4. MAKE Create a mat like the one the paralyzed man’s friends used by cutting out a rectangular piece of paper or felt approximately 4″ by 2.5.” Reinforce the mat by gluing 2 craft sticks, twigs or a straw cut in half along the long sides of the rectangle. These should be longer than the mat so they can be used to carry the mat. Have your child draw a picture of the paralyzed man lying down then, help to cut around the picture. Re-create this week’s story with your child using their craft.
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

SummaryThis week, kids learned that Jesus invites us to follow him and that we need to say yes to following him personally. When we do, Jesus gives us new life.
Series: John | Living Water
Big Idea: Jesus invites us to be born again.
God Story: Born Again | John 3:1-21
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. John 3:16

  1. READ the story of Nicodemus from John 3:1-8. Take turns reading the part where Jesus speaks and the parts that Nicodemus speaks so as to re-enact the conversation in the story. Ask your child, what Jesus might mean by being born again.
  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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