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Lions: 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: Christmas
Summary: This week, children focused in on the story of Jesus’ birth.
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. | John 3:16a

  1. SING Download and sing together: “Away in a Manger,” and “It’s Christmas Time,” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of Jesus birth together in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for KidsThe First Christmas Gift.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Christmas
Summary: This week, children focused in on the prophecies of Isaiah and how he pointed to Jesus even hundreds of years before!
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: Isaiah | Based on Isaiah 7, 9, & 40
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. | John 3:16a

  1. SING Download and sing together: “Away in a Manger,” and “It’s Christmas Time,” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of the prophet Isaiah in a children’s Bible. 
  4. MAKE a Jesus-Christmas-craft that reminds children of Isaiah’s prophecy: “A child will be born to us. A son will be given to us.” (Isaiah 9:6) One idea can be found here.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Christmas
Summary: This week, children focused in on the prophecies of Isaiah and how he pointed to Jesus even hundreds of years before!
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: Isaiah | Based on Isaiah 7, 9, & 40
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. | John 3:16a

  1. SING Download and sing together: “Away in a Manger,” and “It’s Christmas Time,” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of the prophet Isaiah in a children’s Bible. 
  4. MAKE a craft with your child to be reminded of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “A child will be born to us. A son will be given to us.” (Isaiah 9:6) One example is this card craft.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids began a series that continued to hear about Daniel, and will later connect the books of Daniel to the book of Matthew.
Series: Daniel & Matthew | Kingdom
Big Idea: In God’s kingdom, we have nothing to fear.
God Story: Daniel 6 | Daniel and the Lion’s Den
Key Verse: And he was given authority, glory and a kingdom. People of all nations, no matter what language they spoke, worshiped him. His authority will last forever. | Daniel 7:14

  1. READ Daniel 6:10. Ask: What was happening in the story? Why do you think Daniel did this? Do you think it would have been difficult to do that if you were Daniel?
  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. CHALLENGE Is there a fear that you want to try to face this week? As a family, pray about it and consider what God is saying to you about it.
  4. Download the midweek activity page.

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