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Identity: 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, children learned that we can love others with the love God gives us.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us God’s love.
Key Verse: “Let’s love each other because love is from God.” 1 John 4:7

  1. SING Download “Go!” from the Yancy album Happy Day Everyday.
  2. PRAY At bedtime each night as you pray with your little one, thank God that Jesus shows us God’s love.
  3. DO Consider a special activity to tell your child about, where you can be an example to them about how you can show others God’s love. Gather up clothing that your family doesn’t wear anymore, and let your little one know that you can take it to donate for people who need clothing. This is one way to show God’s love to others. Or, buy some socks and take them to a homeless shelter. Socks are one of the largest needed items. Let your little one know this is another way to show God’s love to others.
  4. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Summary: This week, children learned that Jesus showed his love by helping others, and we can show his love to others by helping them too.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us God’s love.
Key Verse: “Let’s love each other because love is from God.” 1 John 4:7
God Story: At Peter’s house | Mark 1:29-37; Jesus talks to God | Matthew 6:5-7

  1. READ Mark 1:29-37, and Matthew 6:5-7 in a children’s Bible.
  2. SING Download “Go!” from the Yancy album Happy Day Everyday.
  3. DO Let your little one know that one way you can show God’s love to others is by helping them when they are sick or hurting. Brainstorm someone you know who is sick or hurting. Ask your little one if there is something they would like to do to help them. (Even a “get better” card is a great way to help!)
  4. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

JK-SK

Summary: This week, children learned that Jesus showed his love by helping others, and we can show his love to others by helping them too.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us God’s love.
Key Verse: “Let’s love each other because love is from God.” 1 John 4:7
God Story: At Peter’s house | Mark 1:29-37; Jesus talks to God | Matthew 6:5-7

  1. READ Mark 1:29-37, and Matthew 6:5-7 in a children’s Bible.
  2. SING Download “Go!” from the Yancy album Happy Day Everyday.
  3. DO Let your little one know that one way you can show God’s love to others is by helping them when they are sick or hurting. Brainstorm someone you know who is sick or hurting. Ask your little one if there is something they would like to do to help them. (Even a “get better” card is a great way to help!)
  4. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned that as we discover more about who Jesus is, we get to know who we really are.
Series: Matthew | Jesus
Big Idea: When we get to know Jesus, he helps us see who we really are.
God Story: Matthew 16:13-20 | Peter Says Jesus is the Messiah
Key Verse: “Jesus said, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me.’” Matthew 16:24

  1. READ Matthew 16:13-20. What does Jesus say to Peter when Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah?
  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. As a family, brainstorm a way to be reminded of Jesus in the middle of your fear. How can you help one another focus on Jesus and not be afraid?
  4. Get to know Jesus more this week. As a family, read some of his teaching together this week and ask: What does this mean for us? (Matthew 5:1-12, Matthew 6:1-4, Matthew 6:19-21, Matthew 6:25-34.)
  5. Check out the midweek activity page!

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