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Mission: 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. MAKE Cut a large heart out of a piece of paper. Place it on top of another piece of paper (tape it with looped tape beneath or hold it firm). Then, encourage your little one to colour all around the heart. The heart outline will be outlined. Inside the heart write: Jesus shows us God’s love.
  4. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Summary: This week, children learned that Jesus shows us God’s love, and that we can learn to love others well by experiencing that love.
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: Jesus is Baptized | Matthew 3:13-17

  1. READ Matthew 3:13-17 in a children’s Bible or “The Beloved Son” in the Bible Story App for Kids or watch it here.
  2. SING Download “Go!” from the Yancy album Happy Day Everyday.
  3. PRAY At bedtime each night as you pray with your little one, thank God that Jesus shows us God’s love.
  4. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

JK-SK

Summary: This week, children learned that Jesus shows us God’s love, and that we can learn to love others well by experiencing that love.
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: Jesus is Baptized | Matthew 3:13-17

  1. READ Matthew 3:13-17 in a children’s Bible or “The Beloved Son” in the Bible Story App for Kids or watch it here.
  2. SING Download “Go!” from the Yancy album Happy Day Everyday.
  3. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned more about God’s love for us through the perspective of Peter, one of Jesus’ first disciples.
Series: Matthew | Jesus
Big Idea: Jesus invites us to join his mission.
God Story: Matthew 4:13-20 | Peter is called by Jesus
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 4:18-26. Talk about what happened after Jesus invited Peter and Andrew to follow him. What happened next? What do you think it was like to see Jesus heal people wherever he went?
  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. DISCUSS What mission does Jesus invite us on? How are you “on mission” for Jesus? When is it easy to remember your mission? When is it easy to forget your mission?
  4. Check out the midweek activity page!

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