Nursery & Toddlers
Jesus is Born
Genesis 1: 1-23
Joy to the World!
Questions regarding the Story:
Will you share the good news? God is with us. Jesus’s birth is good news for all people. Jesus is God. Jesus is our Creator who made everything. Jesus is the King of God’s people and he rules over everything too! Jesus was born as a little baby and who lived a perfect life only to die for our sins and rescue us! We can tell the good news to our friends and family. Think of a friend who you can tell the good news to!
Preschool & Elementary
This Week’s Lesson: We Give our time/talents
John 3:16, first part (Preschool)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Matthew 6:21 (Elementary)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Big Picture Question:
Why do we give to others? Because Christ gave his life for us!
What We Learned
This past Sunday was our last week in our Giv series! We talked about how each one of has a gift or talent/skill that God has blessed us with to use for his glory! We can’t necessarily give our talents and gifts to others but we can use them to show how to love like God loves us. In the lesson we talked about a story that Jesus told. The story talked about a priest and his assistant walked by a beat up and poor man and they did nothing to help him; they simply walked passed him. Shortly afterwards a Samaritan came and saw the man and helped him, fed him and provided him with a place to stay to recover! The significance of this story is that Samaritans were not known for being that kind and loving but priests and their assistants were known for that; as a matter of fact they were expected to do things like that! Jesus’ point in telling this story is that anyone can show the love of God, regardless of your title and place in life!
Jesus’ entire ministry was one of generosity. He used His gifts to heal, teach, and help others. He went to the cross and sacrificed His life for ours. Because of His generosity, we can be forgiven of our sin when we trust Him as our Lord!