This week we decked the halls with our first week of Special Delivery where we take the time to celebrate the wonderful but often brushed over story of the birth of Jesus!
Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV
Key Question: How do we know God loves us?
Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus.
Basic Truth: God loves me.
The Bottom Line: God Gave Us Jesus
Story: God Told Us He Would Give Us Jesus.
The Angel and Mary • Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46-49
This week we began our Christmas series The Big Give: Think Outside the Box! where we are talking about Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away!
Key Question: What do you have to give? Kids don’t immediately know what they have to offer. They don’t have a lot of money, and may not have a lot of stuff either. Thankfully, generosity isn’t just about money and stuff. Kids will discover the heart of generosity and realize that they have more to give then they might have thought.
We start our look at generosity in 1 John 4:9-11 where we discover that generosity starts with God. Because God loved us so much, He sent Jesus to be our savior and make it possible for us to be with God forever.
Bottom Line: Because God gave, I can give. John goes on in this passage and writes, Dear friends since God loved us this much, we should also love one another, (NIrV). As kids respond to God’s generosity in their own life, we pray they will be generous with their family, friends, and neighbors.
Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week: God Times Week 1