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Tell: 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.

Early Years

Series: Miracles
Summary: In this series, children will discover that one of the ways Jesus showed people that he is God was through miracles. Children will learn a few of the amazing miracles that Jesus performed while he was here on earth, and that Jesus did these things out of his great love for people.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us he is God. 
Key Verse: “All things are possible with God.” | Mark 10:27b 
God Story: Jesus Feeds 5000 | John 6:1-15 
  1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus feeding the 5000. Ask your child: What did Jesus use to feed the people? How much was leftover? Was this a miracle? (YES!)
  3. MAKE a dot fish picture (aka pointillism). To do this, have a parent outline a fish on a piece of paper trying to use as much paper as possible. Then, have your child use a marker to make dots inside the fish. Let them know they should make as many dots as they can. Then when they are done, let them know that even though they’ve made that many dots, it doesn’t even come close to the 5000 people that Jesus fed. Imagine, everyone was fed with only a few loaves of bread and fishes. And we can’t even make that many dots! Jesus is amazing!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

 

Grades 1-5

Summary: Jesus showed us that he really is God’s Son through his teaching, great love, and miracles. His miracles weren’t just for a good show, but to pour his love and compassion on those who really needed it most. There was love and meaning wrapped in to each one. In this series, kids will learn through the miracles of Jesus and see his immense love for people. 
Series: Luke | Miracles
Big Idea: We can share God’s love by telling others what he has done.
God Story: Jesus Heals the Demon- Possessed Man | Luke 8:26-39 
Key Verse: “God is the Father who gives tender love. All comfort comes from him.” | 2 Corinthians 1:3 
  1. ASK your child: What has God done for our family? (Talk about the ways God has cared for you.)
  2. READ Luke 8:26-39. It’s possible the idea of demons may frighten your child, but let them know that Jesus is more powerful than any demon, and we do not need to fear. ASK: What did Jesus do for this man? What change happened for him?
  3. 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!)
  4. Download the midweek activity page.

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