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November / December 2018 Kids Music Liturgy

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These are also the songs that will be used for children’s choir at Sojourn Midtown.

Leader 1: Does anyone know what special holidays are coming up? (Discuss Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ask the kids why we celebrate them, and talk about God’s goodness to us in everything he’s given us.)

God is faithful. He keeps his promises!

We’ve been learning about the promises God made to Abraham and Abraham’s children that he would bless them. He kept his promises by sending Jesus to be our Savior. It was many, many years between God’s promise to Abraham and the fulfillment of the promise in Jesus Christ. The people of God often wondered when the promises would be fulfilled. There were many years of sadness and waiting for Israel, God’s people, especially when they were captured and put into exile, taken to a land far away from their home, not sure if they would ever see God’s promises fulfilled.

Let’s sing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” song about waiting for Jesus to keep his promises.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Leader 2: The Bible says this in Galatians 4:4-7:

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”

God became man and lived among his people. That’s why we call Jesus by the name Emmanuel. His name means “God is with us!” God answered the people of Israel’s prayer to come and save them by sending Jesus. We learned last month that we also inherit all the promises God made to his people when we trust in Jesus. We can be sons and daughters of God through Jesus!

Let’s sing a song about how wonderful Jesus is!

Jesus, What a Wonderful Child

Leader 1: Let’s practice our Bible memory verse. Our verse this month is Genesis 28:15 (Repeat out loud with the children.).

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Genesis 28:15 CSB

Leader 2: This Bible verse is about how God is always with us and will keep his promises to us.

Leader 1: Isn’t this good news?!! When you hear good news, don’t you just want to tell other people?! We get to tell others the good news about Jesus! Let’s sing “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and remember that God has called us to tell others who don’t know about Jesus this great news!

Go Tell it on the Mountain                               

 Leader 1: Hey, who can tell me what time it is? (Catechism time!!)

(Play Catechism riff like “Tequila”: G-F-G-F x3, G-F-G “Catechism!”)

Leader 2: This month we will be learning about how God gave Abraham a special promise, and kept his promise. We’ll also be learning about why we can trust God to always keep his promises.

Q: Does God keep His promises? A: God always keeps his promises because he is faithful.

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands and close your eyes as we talk to God!

Instruct all kids to sit down, then dismiss by one age group at a time: Preschool, then Kindergarten, then instruct Elementary to move up for the lesson.

God’s Promise to Isaac (Genesis 27-28)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 27-28)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Jacob, Esau, Rebekah and Isaac.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Jacob and Esau were rivals before birth; Jacob had to flee due to his bad choices; God gives Jacob a vision to reaffirm his promise.)

  • What’s the main point? (Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac into blessing Jacob.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our lives. No matter what choices we make. God loves us and wants what is best for us. God always keeps his promises.   

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We are thankful that you have a plan for each and every one of us. We pray that we can trust God no matter what. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jacob and Esau)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac into blessing Jacob

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why do you think God said the older son would serve the younger?

  • In his dream, Jacob saw a stairway going up to heaven. What are some ways people try to get to heaven?

  • How can we be part of God’s mission to bless the whole world through Jesus?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God always keeps his promises. 

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad are called to trust that God will bring all things to good and that he always keeps his promises.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • Remember that God keeps his promises.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Does God keep his promises? God always keeps his promises because he is faithful.

Memory Verse: Genesis 28:15 – “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 3, Session 1

God’s Promise to Isaac (Genesis 25-26)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 25-26)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who was the main character? (God, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Esau.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God made a promise to Abraham; Isaac and Rebekah worry about the relationship of their sons; God reaffirms his promise with Isaac.)

  • What’s the main point? (God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has our best interest in mind. He promises us so many things through his word and he always keeps his promises. God has a plan for our lives.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for who you are. We are thankful that you have a plan for our lives. We pray that we can trust you no matter what. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God’s Promise to Isaac)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What might cause someone to doubt God’s promises?

  • What happens when we fail to obey God? Does our disobedience ruin God’s plan?

  • How do you feel knowing God uses imperfect and undeserving people to accomplish his plan?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has a plan for our lives.  

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for Mom and Dad and at times we doubt. Our doubt does not stop God’s plan. We have a purpose and God brings all things to his good.  

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God has a plan for our lives.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? We can trust God because he is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 4

Isaac and Rebekah (Genesis 24)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 24)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (God, Abraham, Isaac, and Rebekah.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Abraham sends a servant to find Isaac a wife; The servant selects Rebekah; Isaac marries Rebekah.)

  • What’s the main point? (God gave Isaac a wife to keep his covenant with Abraham.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our family and He will provide for us exactly what we need. We must have faith and trust that God will do what is best.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the plan that you had to send your son to die on the cross for our sins. We pray that we can have faith like Abraham and trust that you will provide. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Isaac and Rebekah)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gave Isaac a wife to keep His covenant with Abraham.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • God provided a wife for Isaac. What does He provide for us?

  • Does God care about the small details of our lives?

  • How can knowing that God is powerful and in control help us to trust Him?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God keeps his promises and will always provide.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life. He sent His son to die for our sins. We can trust that God will always do what is best for us.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • God has a plan and will provide.   

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? We can trust God because he is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 3

Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Genesis 22)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (God, Adam, and Isaac.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God instructs Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice; Abraham obeys God; God provides a sacrifice.)

  • What’s the main point? (Abraham trusted God even when he did not understand God’s plan.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are all called to obey God’s commands, no matter what they are. God offered his son Jesus as a sacrifice in our place. For that we thank God.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We pray that we can obey your commands like Abraham. We thank you for the sacrifice you sent to us as your son Jesus. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Abraham and Isaac)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Abraham trusted God even when he did not understand God’s plan.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • How did Abraham show that he had faith in God?

  • Why do you think God sometimes texts us or asks us to do hard things?

  • God provided a ram as a substitute for Isaac. How did God provide a substitute for us?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God sent a savior to take our place and to die for our sins as a substitute. God made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

RELATE to them.

  • You and I need a substitute to take the punishment for the sin we commit.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

  • Have courage to tell your friends about sin and about what Jesus did on the cross.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? We can trust God because he is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Galatians 3:29 – “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 2, Session 2