LESSON THIRTY SIX 29/11/2020
Welcome to Kidzone. Today we continue with our “Unfrozen” series and the second lesson is called “Let Us Go.” Pray for your kids this week, that they would be open to whatever God has for them, even when it doesn’t come in the way they are expecting. See if you can identify areas within your own life where prejudice might cause you to miss out on something God wants to do through you.
Bottom Line: The story of Christmas – of Jesus’ birth – is too important to keep to ourselves.
Objective: Kids will have a desire to meet Jesus, and to help others meet Jesus also.
Memory Verse: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)
Scripture to read:
Luke 2:1-20. Shepherds Visit the Newborn King
Prep – 4 (4-9yrs old) - Super Kids and Thunder Team
What was the name of Mary and Joseph’s baby?
Where was Jesus born?
Who told the shepherds where they could find the baby Jesus?
What happened after the shepherds met Jesus?
What are some things we can tell our friends about Jesus?
5 – 6 (10-12 yrs old) – Lightning Lions
Why was Jesus born in a stable?
Why did God choose to tell a bunch of shepherds about Jesus’ birth?
What were the angel’s first words to the shepherds?
Why did he say that?
What are some things that you are excited to share with people?
Why is it sometimes hard to share with other people about Jesus?
For a King, Jesus was born in pretty humble surroundings; because his kingdom wasn’t just for the rich and powerful, it was for all people. Some of the first people to meet Jesus – the shepherds – weren’t rich or powerful, but they were transformed by their meeting with the new King. And the shepherds went on to tell many others about Jesus – just as we should.
Activity: Have the kids colour the colour-in-picture provided.
Make this week’s lesson real:
Help your kids identify areas where they might be incorrectly “judging a book by its cover.” Encourage them to look at things and people from a fresh – and godlier – perspective.
Here are some great discussion starters:
- Why do you think God chose to have Jesus be born in a stable instead of a palace?
- What would it be like to have been one of those shepherds who met the angels and then Jesus?
- Who are some people that you could share the story of Jesus with?
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse.
Thank you for sending Jesus, the King who came to save all people. Help us to be like the shepherds and tell his story to others.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thank you for your support and may God bless you all!
THE KIDZONE TEAM