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Worship: 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: Christmas
Summary: This week, children focused in on the story of Jesus’ birth.
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. | John 3:16a

  1. SING Download and sing together: “Away in a Manger,” and “It’s Christmas Time,” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of Jesus birth together in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for KidsThe First Christmas Gift. 
  4. Even though Christmas has passed, don’t rush away from it too soon. Spend time focusing in on Jesus, and allow your little one to see that Jesus is still central to your family even as Christmastime is over.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Christmas
Summary: This week, children focused in on the story of baby Jesus being presented at the temple, and meeting Anna and Simeon.
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: Anna and Simeon at the Temple | Luke 2:21-40
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. | John 3:16a

  1. SING Download and sing together: “Away in a Manger,” and “It’s Christmas Time,” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday
  2. READ the story of Anna and Simeon at the temple in a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY Simeon called Jesus a light to the nations. Take a Christmas light and find dark places to shine it into. As you do, talk about Jesus with your child. Have fun and let them lead the search.
  4. DOWNLOAD midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Christmas
Summary: This week, children focused in on the story of baby Jesus being presented at the temple, and meeting Anna and Simeon.
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: Anna and Simeon at the Temple | Luke 2:21-40
Key Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. | John 3:16a

  1. SING Download and sing together: “Away in a Manger,” and “It’s Christmas Time,” from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of Anna and Simeon at the temple in a children’s Bible.
  4. PLAY Simeon called Jesus a light to the nations. Take a Christmas light and find dark places to shine it into. As you do, talk about Jesus with your child. Have fun and let them lead the search.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids heard the story of the wise men and how they chose to worship Jesus.
Series: Daniel & Matthew | Kingdom
Big Idea: Let’s worship king Jesus.
God Story: Matthew 2:1-12  | Wise Men Worship
Key Verse: And he was given authority, glory and a kingdom. People of all nations, no matter what language they spoke, worshiped him. His authority will last forever. | Daniel 7:14

  1. READ Matthew 2:1-12 (Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Take turns reading verse by verse and talk about what it means). Ask your child questions such as: What stands out to you about this? Is there something you didn’t notice before? Why did they bring those gifts? What do you think you would have brought?
  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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