November 26th - The Son

This week our elementary students will be looking at Genesis 3:15, while our preschool and toddler room will be focusing on the story "The Terrible Lie" from the Jesus Storybook Bible. We will also be celebrating the first week of advent. For details on advent, please see the "how to celebrate advent" section of the discipleship guide found on this website.


The Child of God Brings Hope


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6


In both rooms, we celebrate advent. This is the summary of what they discussed:

Ask the kids if they know what Christmas is

Ask the kids if they know what Advent is (approach, coming). You can even do what Pastor Kyle does and ask a teacher to go out the back door and knock, and then the kids can open the door. That’s what the coming of Jesus is like! We are excited and we celebrate that Jesus has already come, and we look forward to when Jesus comes back.

On Advent we will light a candle for each week leading up to Christmas to celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world. Does anyone know when God first offered the hope of Jesus to humans? It was all the way in Genesis 3:15, right after sin entered the world! Let’s read God’s promise together!

We’re going to talk about this a little more, but first, let’s pray and thank God for promising Jesus to save us!

Light the first candle

In preschool/toddler room, they read the story "The Terrible Lie" from the Jesus Storybook Bible, and then discussed the following:

What did Adam and Eve do?

What happened after they did it?

What did God promise he would do to fix the problem?

How can we celebrate that love given to us now?

In the elementary aged room, they are reading Genesis 3:1-15 together and discussing the questions below.

What did Adam and Eve do?

What happened after they did it?

How did God show them love, even in the middle of their sin?

What did God promise he would do to fix the problem (verse 15)?

Does Jesus give you hope? Why?

These are the activities and object lessons we are using in our room this week to drive home the lesson. Our activities are always built around enforcing the lesson:

Coloring Page - For whatever room wants to use it, image below

Two Trees - For Commons or Orange, This is a drawing exercise. Divide the room into two teams, except for 3 or 4 “judges”. Each team needs to pick a “tree”. The room has 5 minutes to draw pieces of fruit. Every piece of fruit they draw gets cut out and taped to their tree! The tree with the best looking fruit wins. This is an activity that we didn’t get to last week that focuses on the idea of the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. To adapt this for Orange Room, just use pieces of paper.

Hope Relay - The Old Testament Prophets carried the message of the gospel all the way to Jesus. For this game, use two balls. The kids have to balance the ball between their heads, then balance it on their head long enough to switch to the next person in line. The team that passes the ball all the way to the end wins.