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Session One Objective: to understand and memorize—in abbreviated form—John 1:1-14.
When you think of beginnings, what comes to mind? (Receive answers.
eg. Beginning of summer, new jobs, vacations, school, etc.) In the Bible are two very important events that tell of beginnings. Can you guess the first
one? (“In the beginning God created….”)
The second one is very similar to the first, and is the one we will learn about and
memorize over the next several weeks.
Say the verse, and then have children repeat one phrase at a
1) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
2) Through him, all things were made…nothing was made without him,
3) but the world did not know him…even so, some people followed him.
4) To them he gave the right to become children of God.
5) The Word became a human being and lived on earth.” John 1:1-14
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Discuss and Discover
The first part of John 1 speaks of the beginning, the Word and God. What was there at
the beginning? (The Word) What is a word? (A word—written or spoken—expresses or
represents a thought or idea) What or whom was the Word with? (God) Who was the
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July 4th Patriotic Games
Here are some of the races we will be doing.
1. Statue of Liberty - Yellow ball on top of small cone
2. Betsy Ross Fabric Wash - Strips of red white and blue fabric in a kiddy pool. Child runs, takes out a piece of wet fabric and races to the clothes line to hang it.
3. 4th of July fireworks - Child runs with 5 balls to end line and throws them in the air, gathers them up and runs back.
4. Niagara Falls - Team lines up in front of kiddie pool and passes a soaked sponge over heads.
5. Red, White, and Blue beach ball kick (soccer dribble with red, white, and blue beach balls)
As we've been discussing this past semester, Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount so his children would know how to live in his kingdom. He likened those who obey his teachings to wise builders, because they are building their lives on a sure foundation, which is Jesus. And those who do not follow his teachings are like foolish builders who build their lives on sand, those things in life that are not sure, earthly treasures such as money, health, and possessions are temporary and can be taken away. Jesus wants his children to store up heavenly treasures that are eternal.
Today we're going to build ice cream sundaes to remember to build our lives on Jesus, the solid
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