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KID’S RESOURCE: The Gospel Part 1: God always loved us and gave us His Son Jesus

Remember


  • Remember what we learned and put into practice last week?

    • Do you remember what we learned last week?

      • Jesus House

      • “Can anyone share something they remember about the Jesus House?”

    • Practice the Following Jesus Liturgy (With our youngest kids only focus on the portion that we’re currently learning)

      • Leader: Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” We believe this is true because of the Gospel. What is the Gospel?

      • Kids respond: God always Loved us and gave us His Son Jesus

Reflect

  • Explore Key Concepts

    • “There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all these stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them through Jesus.”

    • The Bible unfolds one true unified story of God’s unfailing love.

    • Jesus is the perfect picture of God’s perfect love.

  • Read: The Story and the Song (Jesus Storybook Bible)


  • Discover through curious questions:

    • Ask the children what stood out to them. What did they like about the story? Was anything new or different than how they’d heard the story in the past? Allow the conversation to be led by their questions, insights, and wonderments.

Respond

  • Experience: Puzzle Activity - “The Missing Jesus Piece”

    • Prep: Choose a simple puzzle that you have. On the back of one piece write “Jesus”

    • When you're with the kids, explain that every story in the Bible is a puzzle piece. The people of Israel had God’s commandments, His laws, and a way to be restored to purity and holiness through sacrifices. They knew a Messiah (Rescuer) was coming, but for generations He was the pissing piece.

    • Hide the piece of the puzzle and have the kids make the puzzle with one missing piece.

    • Have the kids search and find the missing piece.

  • Encounter:

    • Prayer: “God thank you for the big picture. You have given us the missing piece, your Son Jesus! Now we live with more than rules and sacrifices. We have the whole picture, the love of Jesus.”

    • Intercession: Pray for friends and family in your life who don’t have “the missing piece.”

      • Are there places you go and people you know that are missing the love of God?

        • Pray for places: Schools, neighborhoods, cities, countries

        • Pray for people: friends, family, neighbors, influencers

  • Listen



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