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Needs: 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: King of Kings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus is the king of kings, and that Jesus really is the greatest king of all.
Big Idea: Jesus is the king of kings.
Key Verse: Jesus is the greatest king of all | Revelation 17:14 (paraphrased)

  1. SING Download “I Love You Lord,” “Best Present Ever” (from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album) and “Away in a Manger” (from the Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday album) on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of the lead up to Jesus’ birth in a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY with a nativity set with your child. Tell them the story of Jesus’ birth as you go.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: King of Kings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus is the king of kings, and that Jesus really is the greatest king of all.
Big Idea: Jesus is the king of kings.
Key Verse: Jesus is the greatest king of all | Revelation 17:14 (paraphrased)
God Story: King Solomon | 1 Kings 3-8

  1. SING Download “I Love You Lord,” “Best Present Ever” (from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album) and “Away in a Manger” (from the Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday album) on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of King Solomon from a children’s Bible. Talk about how Solomon was a pretty good king, but Jesus is the best king to ever live!
  3. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: King of Kings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus is the king of kings, and that Jesus really is the greatest king of all.
Big Idea: Jesus is the king of kings.
Key Verse: Jesus is the greatest king of all | Revelation 17:14 (paraphrased)
God Story: King Solomon | 1 Kings 3-8

  1. SING Download “I Love You Lord,” “Best Present Ever” (from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album) and “Away in a Manger” (from the Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday album) on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of King Solomon from a children’s Bible. Talk about how Solomon was a pretty good king, but Jesus is the best king to ever live!
  3. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will journey from the Old Testament prophets (specifically Elijah) to the shifting times leading to Jesus’ birth.
Series: Kings | Prepare
Big Idea: God cares about our needs.
God Story: 1 Kings 1-17 | God Meets Elijah’s Needs
Key Verse: “May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!” Luke 2:14

  1. READ a section of 1 Kings 17:8-24. 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: Who is Elijah? What did God want him to do? How did God help Elijah? How did God help others in the story through Elijah?
  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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