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Greatest: 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: Serve
Summary: This week, children focussed on the story of Jesus healing a blind man who believed in Jesus’ power to heal.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus healing a blind man in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Find ways that you can serve people in your family and neighbourhood. As you help them, remind your child that you are serving the way Jesus taught us to serve others.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper. Jesus did this to model serving others to his disciples.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: Jesus Serves His Disciples | John 13:1-17

    1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
    2. READ the story of Jesus washing the disciples feet in a children’s Bible together.
    3. SHOW AND TELL During bath time this week, spread some shaving cream in a washtub and have your child stick their feet in it to get the shaving cream on their feet. Remind your child that Jesus’ disciples feet were very messy from walking to where they were having dinner. Start bath time by cleaning the shaving cream off your child’s feet first and remind them that Jesus cleaned the feet of his disciples to show them how he wanted them to serve others.
    4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of Jesus washing the disciples feet at the Last Supper. Jesus did this to model serving others to his disciples.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: Jesus Serves His Disciples | John 13:1-17

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet in a children’s Bible together.
  3. MAKE Grate a bar of soap to make soap flakes (Alternatively you can chop soap in a food processor or purchase pre-made soap flakes at a craft store). You will need about 2 cups of soap flakes. With your child add 1/4 cup of water to the soap flakes in a bowl and let your child combine the mixture with her/his hands and shape the soap into different shapes. Let the soap shapes dry overnight. Use these new soaps during bath time or for hand washing and remind your child of how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet to show them how he wanted them to serve others.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned about how God greatly values every human being no matter what how important the rest of the world considers them.
Series: Mark | Redefined
Big Idea: Jesus sees value in all people.
God Story: The Greatest in the Kingdom | Mark 9:33-37
Key Verse: Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me. Mark 9:37

  1. READ the story of Jesus explaining to his disciples who the greatest is among them in Mark 9:33-37. After reading, ask your child to think of examples of people that others might consider important. Then ask them to think of people that others might consider unimportant. Emphasize that God considers all people important and valuable no matter what others might think.
  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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