Year 1, Winter: Lesson 4
Hello parents! We now have free coloring books available for children who remain in the gathering with their family. Available at the Kids check-in desk.
What we learned today
Big Idea: Jesus is born (part 2)
Luke 2v8–20. While the shepherds were watching their sheep at night, the sky lit up and an angel of the Lord appeared to them. The shepherds were terrified. The angel told them not to be afraid for he had come with good news. The Savior had been born. The Promise they had been waiting for had finally come!
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: Jesus chooses us to follow Him (part 2)
Luke 5v1–11 Jesus chose 12 apostles and prepared them to go and tell others about Him. Today He calls each of us to follow Him as well.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
If young students were considered to be the cream of the crop, the rabbi would accept the student as his disciple by saying, “Come, follow me.”
When Jesus called the first apostles He said, “Come, follow Me.”
Connect as a family
Your child loves to imitate and understands simple directions. Play a creative game of Follow the Leader. Be sure and start it out.
Read Mark 1v16–18. Remind your child that fishing for people simply means going and telling others about Jesus.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:
What did Jesus say to the fishermen?
How did they respond?
Remind your child that he can know and follow Jesus. Discuss the ways together—loving others, talking to God, learning more about Him, etc.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
Open a Bible and read Colossians 2v6: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him.”
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), I pray that you will come to know Jesus early in your life and follow Him all of your days.