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Hurting: 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.

Early Years

Series: Miracles
Summary: In this series, children will discover that one of the ways Jesus showed people that he is God was through miracles. Children will learn a few of the amazing miracles that Jesus performed while he was here on earth, and that Jesus did these things out of his great love for people.
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 on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus healing a man who cannot walk from Luke 5:17-25 in a children’s Bible. If you have children who are 4-5 years old, ask them: what did Jesus do? What did Jesus say? How did the man react?
  3. COLOUR the Key Verse colouring page, and as a family, learn the Key Verse together.
  4. REPEAT for the younger children, in particular, repetition is key. Repeat the Key Verse throughout your day and make it an exciting thing when your little one repeats, or tries to say it along with you!
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

 

Grades 1-5

Summary: Jesus showed us that he really is God’s Son through his teaching, great love, and miracles. His miracles weren’t just for a good show, but to pour his love and compassion on those who really needed it most. There was love and meaning wrapped in to each one. In this series, kids will learn through the miracles of Jesus and see his immense love for people. 
Series: Luke | Miracles
Big Idea: We can share God’s love by helping those who are hurting. 
God Story: Jesus Heals a Man | Luke 5:17-26 
Key Verse: “God is the Father who gives tender love. All comfort comes from him.” | 2 Corinthians 1:3 
  1. ASK your child: what is a miracle? Do they still happen today?
  2. READ Luke 5:17-26 together. ASK: What’s your favourite part of this story? What do you think this scene looked like? If you were that man, what would you tell people about what happened to you?
  3. 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!)
  4. Download the midweek activity page.

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