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Tested: 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: God’s Love
Summary: In this series, children will be reminded of God’s great big love for us.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us God’s love.
Key Verse: Let’s love each other, because love is from God |1 John 4:7a (CEB)

  1. SING Download “Go!” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Every Day and “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus’ baptism in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHARE your love for your child. Tell them that you love them and God loves them.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: God’s Love
Summary: In this series, children will be reminded of God’s great big love for us.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us God’s love.
Key Verse: Let’s love each other, because love is from God |1 John 4:7a (CEB)
God Story: Jesus in Nazareth | Luke 4:16-21

  1. SING Download “Go!” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Every Day and “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the verses in your Bible to your child, and invite your child to pretend they are unrolling a scroll to read with you.
  3. ASK your child who is one person they would like to share God’s love with this week, then help them with a colouring page, card, or craft to make and give to that person.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: God’s Love
Summary: In this series, children will be reminded of God’s great big love for us.
Big Idea: Jesus shows us God’s love.
Key Verse: Let’s love each other, because love is from God |1 John 4:7a (CEB)
God Story: Jesus in Nazareth | Luke 4:16-21

  1. SING Download “Go!” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Every Day and “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the verses in your Bible to your child, and invite your child to pretend they are unrolling a scroll to read with you.
  3. ASK your child who is one person they would like to share God’s love with this week, then help them with a colouring page, card, or craft to make and give to that person.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will discover the many ways we can follow Jesus in our every day lives.
Series: Gospels | Follow
Big Idea: Jesus shows us how to resist temptation.
God Story: Jesus is Tempted | Matthew 4:1-11
Key Verse: “A voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, and I love him. I am very well pleased with him.'” Matthew 3:17

  1. READ the story of Jesus’ temptation from Matthew 4:1-11. 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: What did Jesus do to resist temptation each time? What do you think we can learn from that? What kinds of things are you tempted by?
  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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