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.