This Sunday we learned another name for Jesus while pretending to be princesses & knights! We learned that Jesus Is The Light Of The World! We read about how Jesus is the light of the world in John 8:12 & Matthew 5:16. In Large Group, Hark the Herald sang a song to help us understand why Jesus is called "The Light of the World"! Click below to see it for yourself!
Chrismtas lights are a good reminder of how Jesus is the Light of the World! Whenever your family spots a display of Christmas lights, remind them that Jesus is the Light of the World, helping our hearts see how to do what is right!
We know families are always looking for fun things to do at Christmas, and here is a great website that can help!
It's a family advent calendar that will teach you and your kids WHO Christmas is really about!
A new present is "opened" each day with truth about who Jesus is.
Hear ye! Hear ye! This Sunday we welcomed all preschool princesses and knights to A Royal Christmas at King Jesus' castle! Throughout this Christmas series, we'll be learning different names for Jesus.
This Sunday we learned that Jesus Is The Good Shepherd! Click below, so that Hark the Herald and the Kingdom Sheep can tell you all about it!
In Small Group we read a story that Jesus once told about a shepherd in Matthew 18:10-14. We also put together puzzles that taught us different ways Jesus takes care of us like a shepherd takes care of his sheep. At the end of small group, we practiced saying our new Remember Verse with the motions:
"He is King (put on pretend crown)
over all (spread arms up and out)
kings.” (put on pretend crown)
Candy canes are something we often see during the holidays, and they look just like shepherd's staffs! Use candy canes to help your kids remember that we are the sheep and Jesus Is The Good Shepherd!
Sunday was week one of our new series, The Christmas Knight! During each week of this series, we will be learning a different name of Jesus and why Christmas is all about Him!
This week, we learned that Jesus is called The Vine in John 15:5. Since Jesus is the vine and we are the branches, we each realized that I Cannot Do Anything Without Jesus!
During Large Group, two knights named Noble and Kerfuffleous were summoned by the king in a quest to become The Chrsitmas Knight. After receiving a message from the king's messanger, Hark The Herald, Noble and Kerfuffleous completed their first royal task by decorating the king's royal Christmas tree. Noble was nervous about being able to do the task, but after remembering that Jesus is the Vine, Noble realized that Jesus would be there to help! Noble decorated the tree in the most royal way using the king's favorite ornaments that represent the different names of Jesus. But Kerfuffleous seemed to forget that the royal tree was supposed to be about Jesus and decided to put as many decorations on the tree as possible.
In Small Group, we had a royally magnificent time as we read John 2:1-11 where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding party. The servants could not have done this without Jesus! We were reminded that we need to be connected to Jesus just like a branch is connected to the vine. Apart from the vine, a branch cannot grow. In the same way, without Jesus, we cannot do anything!
You can practice our memory verse at home! It comes from Revelation 17:14:
"He is the Lord of all lords (point up)
And the King of all kings. (pretend to make a crown over head)
His followers are chosen and special and faithful." (point to others)
Revelation 17:14 (hold up 1 on left hand and 4 on right hand)
Join us again next week as we join Noble and Kefuffleous in their quest to become the Christmas Knight!