This week in CoaH Kids
Happy New Year 2017! The the CoaH Kids Blog posts are designed to give you an overview of what your kid(s) learned on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! We recently purchased new bibles for use in CoaH Kids (Pre-K - 5th grades). These bibles are produced by the same company that makes the Gospel Project, the curriculum we use in CoaH Kids. This is a great addition to our curriculum because these bibles have the same pictures, questions and weekly theme integrated in with the scriptural text . Here's a link for additional information about these new bibles. Looking for a great kids' bible to use at home? This would be a great resource to have so you can follow along with our curriculum during the week!
Reminder: Please send your kids into CoaH Kids ready to worship. Please make sure they've eaten breakfast and have used the restroom. Do not send your child into CoaH Kids while they are actively eating a bagel (or any other food/snack). All food must be consumed before entering the theater or music room under the supervision of the child's parents. We will give a snack and have a bathroom break at some point during CoaH Kids but individual kids eating and using the bathroom during worship or the lesson is disruptive. We want everyone to be able to fully participate when they are checked into CoaH Kids. Thanks!
9AM Nursery: Children ages 0 -1 yrs old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. There is a separate class for 2 - 3 yr olds during this service. We provide cheerios for children over age 1 (unless specified by parents) and we try to spend a little bit of time reading the Bible story books.
11AM Nursery: Children ages 0-3 yrs old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. We provide cheerios during Bible story reading time for children 1 yr and older!
***IMPORTANT*** We have severe allergies in our nursery-aged kids. Only cheerios are give as a snack to children ages 1 years+. If your child cannot have cheerios, we will make an exception but feed him/her separately from the group. If possible, please bring a labelled water cup for your child to use during the nursery. If you've forgotten a label, the check-in coordinator would be happy to print out a label for you!
2 - 3 YEAR OLDS
January Memory Verse: "Even the wind and water obey Him." Matthew 8:27
January Theme: Jesus is the Boss (The Wind and Water Obey Jesus from Matthew 8:23-27)
From the parent take-home page: If you have pictures of Jesus in a Bible storybook, show them to your child. Make sure your child understands that Jesus grew up.
Help your child understand the word "obey." For example: "Mommy says 'no'. Obey Mommy. Do what Mommy says."
Talk to your child about bosses. Then remind him that Jesus is the boss of everything. For example, “Who is the boss of this house? Who is the boss at Daddy’s work? Jesus is the boss of everything!”
Pray: Praise Jesus for being the boss of everything!
Note: The aim of this lesson is to lay the foundation for understanding the sovereignty of God. As your child is beginning to understand them, begin to use terms such as “in charge” or “in control” of everything to explain the sovereignty of God.
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
This Week's Story is from: Luke 24:13-35 and Mark 16:12-13
Memory Verse: Matthew 28: 19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Summary: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. This week we are in Luke 24:13-35 and Mark 16:12-13, as we discover Jesus’ teachings after His resurrection.
Jesus’ death and resurrection should not have surprised the disciples. Sometimes Jesus spoke metaphorically about His death and resurrection. (See Matt. 12:39; Mark 14:58; John 2:19; 3:14-15.) Other times, Jesus plainly told the disciples that He would be betrayed, crucified, buried, and resurrected three days later. (Matt. 17:2; Mark 8:31; Luke 9:22) In fact, Jesus had spoken so frequently of His death and resurrection, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pilate to place guards at the tomb in case the disciples stole Jesus’ body. (See Matt. 27:62-66.)
On resurrection morning, the angel at Jesus’ tomb asked the women, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5). Even when Peter and John ran to the empty tomb to see it for themselves, Peter was amazed but uncertain (Luke 24:12), while John believed (John 20:8).
That same day, two disciples were walking to Emmaus, arguing about recent events. Jesus began walking next to them, but God prevented them from recognizing Him. (Luke 24:16) Jesus simply asked them what they were arguing about. They stopped walking. How could He not have heard about what happened over the last three days?
The two disciples had hoped Jesus was the Redeemer of Israel. Their hopes were crushed because Jesus had died. Graciously, Jesus explained to them why the Messiah had to die, starting with Moses and the Prophets. Jesus showed them how the Scriptures point to Him. (Luke 24:27; cf. John 5:39)
When they reached Emmaus, the disciples urged Him to stay and eat. As soon as Jesus blessed the bread and broke it, “their eyes were opened” and they knew they’d seen Jesus. (Luke 24:31)
Teach your kids the Bible is not a moralistic tale. The Bible is about Jesus. When Adam and Eve sinned, God began working out His plan to send Jesus to rescue people from sin. (Gen. 3:15) All of the Old Testament points forward to Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection—the time when Jesus would bring God’s promised salvation for sinners.
Christ Connection: Teach your kids the Bible is not a moralistic tale. The Bible is about Jesus. When Adam and Eve sinned, God began working out His plan to send Jesus to rescue people from sin. (Gen. 3:15) All of the Old Testament points forward to Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection—the time when Jesus would bring God’s promised salvation for sinners.
Family Activity Suggestion: Give each family member a Bible. Call out a book of the Bible and challenge each person to find it. Vary the difficulty of the book being found. Read Luke 24:13-35. Remind kids that Jesus taught that the Bible is about Him. Tell kids that no matter where they turn in the Bible, they can know that it all points to God’s plan for Jesus to come to earth, die on the cross for our sin, and rise again three days later as a picture of His victory over sin and death.
- How many days had gone by since Jesus was crucified? (three)
- Where were Jesus’ friends going? (Emmaus)
- Who came to walk with them on the road to Emmaus? (Jesus)
- Did Jesus’ friends recognize Jesus when He walked with them? (no)
- When did Jesus’ friends recognize that He was Jesus? (When He broke the bread)
- Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach His friends on the road to Emmaus? Jesus taught that the Bible is about Him.
- To what village were the disciples walking? (Emmaus, Luke 24:13)
- Whom did the disciples meet along the road? (Jesus, Luke 24:15)
- Whom did the disciples tell Jesus about? (Jesus Himself, Luke 24:19)
- Big Picture Question: What did Jesus explain to the disciples along the road to Emmaus? Jesus explained how the Bible is about Him.
- What happened right after the disciples recognized Jesus? (He disappeared, Luke 24:31)