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Mess: 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: Unafraid
Summary: In this series, children will learn about David, and how God is with him. Children will also discover that because God is with them they do not need to be afraid.
Big Idea: God is with me.
Key Verse: The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid. | Psalm 118:6a (NIRV)

  1. SING Download “Jesus Gives Us Peace” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of David, Jonathan, and Saul from a children’s Bible or download the flip book here.
  3. PRAY each night with your little one. Pray that they would know God is with them.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Unafraid
Summary: In this series, children will learn about David, and how God is with him. Children will also discover that because God is with them they do not need to be afraid.
Big Idea: God is with me.
Key Verse: The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid. | Psalm 118:6a (NIRV)
God Story: David, Jonathan, and Saul| 1 Samuel 18-20

  1. SING Download “Jesus Gives Us Peace” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of David, Jonathan, and Saul from a children’s Bible or download the flip book here.
  3. PRAY each night with your little one. Pray that they would know God is with them, and they do not need to be afraid.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Unafraid
Summary: In this series, children will learn about David, and how God is with him. Children will also discover that because God is with them they do not need to be afraid.
Big Idea: God is with me.
Key Verse: The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid. | Psalm 118:6a (NIRV)
God Story: David, Jonathan, and Saul| 1 Samuel 18-20

  1. SING Download “Jesus Gives Us Peace” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of David, Jonathan, and Saul from a children’s Bible or download the flip book here. Ask your child: Who is a close friend to you like Jonathan is to David? What did David do in the story? God was with David and God is with you. When do you need to be reminded of that?
  3. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will discover what it really means when we say that God is gracious and God is good.
Series: 2 Samuel | King David
Big Idea: God is gracious.
God Story: David Messes Up | 2 Samuel 11-12
Key Verse: So let us boldly approach God’s throne of grace. Then we will receive mercy. We will find grace to help us when we need it. | Hebrews 4:16

  1. READ 2 Samuel 12:1-10, 13. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Ask your child: King David messed up big time. How did he learn that he was really wrong in what he did? How did Nathan the prophet help? When we mess up, how do we show we are truly sorry for what we did? Will God stay mad at us?
  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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