November 8th: Story Link: "The Man Who Said Thank You" from Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 1
Gospel & Big Question/Answer connection: Just like the sick men in the Bible, all of us were sick too! All of us had badness, or sin. But God made us better through Jesus. That's why we love coming to church to tell God "Thank You" by singing songs and listening to His Word. Then we love each other by showing others Jesus and helping each other say "Thank You" to God for everything He did for us, especially through Jesus dying for us!
November 15th: story link: "Letters to Live By" from big story picture bible.
Gospel and Big Question/Answer connection: This story took place after Jesus died and was made alive again. Jesus is in Heaven with God the Father now, but he gave his church the Holy Spirit and the letters (show a Bible) to be with us and help us. Explaining that being a part of a church means that we go to learn about God and show his love to others. God has been SO good to us giving Jesus to die for us, and He wants to tell others about him too.
November 22nd: Story Link "The Boy Who Shared His Lunch" from Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 2 (ppg 69-97)
Gospel and Big Question/Answer Connection: Remember ALL the people that went to listen to Jesus and about God? Did you know that’s why we are all here today? Mommies and daddies, brothers and sisters, we are here to listen about Jesus and God! Listening and learning about God is part of worshipping him. And guess what? Just like Jesus asked the little boy to share his lunch in order to feed the whole crowd, Jesus asks us to love each other at church. Even though we might not have a lot to offer, if we trust Jesus, he can turn it into a lot just like in the story! Because Jesus is God and he loves us!
November 29th: Story Link: "The Man Who Was Too Little" from Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 1
Gospel & Big Question/Answer connection: Remember ALL the people that went to listen to Jesus and about God? Did you know that's why we are all here today? Mommies and daddies, brothers and sisters, we are here to listen about Jesus and God! Listening and learning about God is a part of worshipping him. And we come to church to worship God! But just like Zacchaeus, some of us might have trouble seeing Jesus or getting to know him. But Jesus still sees us and knows our names. And Jesus uses US to help each other know him! That's right! We can love each other by helping each other see Jesus and know him. Because we are also here to love each other as Jesus loved us!
Our new song for Christmas!