These crafts coincide with the story of Simeon and Anna in the temple at the dedication of Jesus. They waited long, and God did not disappoint. Christ was worth the wait! We recognize from this story that God is faithful to fulfill His promises, and that we can wait on Him, too. These two craftsContinue reading “Bible Craft Ideas from Simeon and Anna at the Temple in Luke 2:22-40”
This message uses the “post-Christmas blues” let-down as an example of how we sometimes wait for things and wind up disheartened. However, we know that waiting for God is always worth it, because He keeps His promises. The Gospel lesson that ties in is the story of Anna and Simeon in the temple. They waitedContinue reading “Children’s Sermon (Luke 2:22-40) Simeon and Anna at the Temple”
For many people, the Christmas carols turn up and the decorations come out as soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is put away (or perhaps a few weeks before that). Stockings are hung, trees decked out with ornaments, cookies baked, and gifts wrapped. Cars drive slowly down neighborhood streets as kids and adults alike admire brightContinue reading ““Trim Up the Tree” Sunday School Lesson based on the Traditions and Symbols of Christmas”
Imagine what it might be like to be called “favored” in the eyes of God. It certainly sounds like a remarkable honor! Those were words that Mary heard, coming from an angel of God. What an incredible privilege to carry and raise the Messiah. At the same time, of course, this meant a lot ofContinue reading “Luke 1:26-38 Sunday School Lesson – Just Believe! God Does Impossible Things”
There are many marvelous variations possible when considering crafts that relate to angels. We might not know exactly what angels look like, but the traditional notion of white winged creatures lend themselves to fun creative creations. We most notably associate the celestial messengers with Christmas, due to the proclamation of Christ’s birth. In this GospelContinue reading ““Behold and Believe” Bible Crafts from Luke 1:26-38 on Mary’s Visit from an Angel”
Mary is a celebrated Biblical leading lady, and with incredibly valid reason! We aren’t sure exactly what virtues caused her to be chosen as mother of the Messiah, but she found favor in God’s eyes, and was called to bear the Lord Jesus. This Gospel passage focuses on the angel’s annunciation to Mary that sheContinue reading ““Believe and Obey” Children’s Sermon on Luke 1:26-38″
Christmas looks and feels a little different this year. Traditions have been altered. Parties have been canceled. Gatherings have been smaller. But there are still so many ways to celebrate! Go Curriculum shares these five simple ways you can encourage your families to remember the good news of Jesus this Christmas. COLLECT CANNED FOODS FORContinue reading “5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in a Pandemic”
These crafts remind us that Jesus is the light of the world, and we want to direct others to Him! The seasonal crafts focus on Christmas-themed elements, particularly Christmas lights and candles. A few variations are given to allow flexibility and offer multiple types of similar creations. Jesus is the Light of the World” Bible CraftsContinue reading “Craft Ideas: Jesus is the Light of the World”
“Let the Way!” Children’s Sermon from John 1:6-8, 19-28 about the John the Baptist Pointing to Jesus
This seasonal message features the deeper meaning behind the holiday decoration of Christmas lights. The message also uses the character of John the Baptist as a reminder that we are to “proclaim the light” that is Jesus. When we see lights, we recall that Jesus is the light of the world, and that gives usContinue reading ““Let the Way!” Children’s Sermon from John 1:6-8, 19-28 about the John the Baptist Pointing to Jesus”
Make way! Someone special is coming! Who wouldn’t want to be the bearer of good news? The task of John the Baptist was an important one. He announced the coming of the Messiah. But he was not always celebrated and appreciated. He also brought a message calling people to repentance, and he wasn’t afraid toContinue reading “John the Baptist (Mark 1:1-8) Bible Lesson for Kids”
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