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God’s Kid: 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 month in kidmax, kids are learning about Jesus’ real life with his friends and family.
Theme: Family
Big Idea: Jesus grew up with family and friends—just like you and me.
God Story: Jesus’ Baptism | Luke 3:21-23
Key Verse: “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” Matthew 17:5b

  1. READ the Beloved Son in the Bible App for Kids
  2. SING Download and sing along to: “Whoa, I Have Life” on Little Praise Party: My Best Friend album.
  3. PRAY Thank God for all of the members of your family! Consider using craft sticks and writing a name of each family member onto a craft stick. Allow your little one to decorate the craft sticks. When you go to pray, have your child select a person to pray for.

2-Year-Olds
Summary: This month in kidmax, kids are learning about Jesus’ real life with his friends and family.
Theme: Family
Big Idea: Jesus grew up with family and friends—just like you and me.
God Story: Jesus’ Baptism | Luke 3:21-23
Key Verse: “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” Matthew 17:5b

  1. READ the Beloved Son in the Bible App for Kids.
  2. SING Download and sing along to: “Whoa, I Have Life” on Little Praise Party: My Best Friend album.
  3. ENCOURAGING WORDS God said that he loves Jesus and is very pleased with him. Share some encouraging words over your child as you start each day. Tell them you love them, encourage their gifts, and prompt them to love others well.
  4. COLOUR Download and print the Key Verse Colouring Page and learn this month’s Key Verse together!

3-SK
Summary: This month in kidmax, kids are learning about Jesus’ real life on earth with his friends and family.
Theme: Family
Big Idea: Jesus grew up with family and friends—just like you and me.
God Story: Jesus’ Baptism | Luke 3:21-23
Key Verse: “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” Matthew 17:5b

  1. READ the Beloved Son in the Bible App for Kids. Ask a couple of review questions:
    • Was John the promised one, or someone else? [Not John, Jesus!]
    • When the Holy Spirit came down, what did it look like? [A dove]
    • What did God say about Jesus? [Key Verse!]
    • What do you think God would say about you?
  2. SING Download and sing along to: “Whoa, I Have Life” on Little Praise Party: My Best Friend album.
  3. ENCOURAGING WORDS God said that he loves Jesus and is very pleased with him. Share some encouraging words over your child as you start each day. Tell them you love them, encourage their gifts, and prompt them to love others well.
  4. COLOUR Download and print the Key Verse Colouring Page and learn this month’s Key Verse together!

Kids

GRADES 1-5
Summary: 
This week in kidmax, kids learned about Jesus’ baptism by his cousin, John.
Series: LUKE | Son of God
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s kid whom he loves.
God Story: Jesus’ baptism | Luke 3:1-22
Key Verse: “We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:69

  1. DISCUSS 
    -Ask your child what baptism is, why was Jesus baptized, why are others baptized? (Baptism is how we show everyone we want to follow Jesus forever. Jesus did it as an example for us.)
    -Ask your child if they remember what God, the Father, said about Jesus, his Son. Share some encouraging words with your child. Ask them what they think God would say about them. What do you think God would say about you?
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week.
  3. Check out the midweek activity page! Use it for your family-friendly home church or do it together as a family.

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