Canterbury Kids' KingDOME
Nov 24 - Dec 22, 2013
God's promise to make Abraham "a blessing to all people" is fulfilled through Jesus! Following Creation and Covenants with His people, God's desire for a close relationship with humans leads to the New Covenant! In the ultimate expression of reaching out to His beloved creation, God himself comes down to us in the form of a human. Emmanuel, God with us, God Incarnate! He writes the Word on our hearts and gives us a New Covenant of love and reconciliation. Glory to God in the highest!
Children will be able to express the following understandings and facts.
The concept of Incarnation:
· God came to earth in the form of a human, Jesus.
· Incarnation is the taking on of human form.
· Jesus is God Incarnate (God in the form of human).
· Jesus was wholly god and wholly human.
· Jesus is God's son, but He is also part of God.
· Children will understand the concept of Incarnation expressed in John 1:1,14. The story of Jesus' birth:
· Children will know the stories of the birth of Jesus as taught in Matthew and Luke.
· Children will know that the following people recognized Jesus as the Messiah while He was still a baby: the shepherds, Simeon and Anna, and the wise men..
· These people illustrate the fact that Jesus came for all people; the people of His race; the poor and "unimportant" as well as the rich and "important"; and people from all places on the earth.
Children will be introduced to the New Covenant.
God sent Jesus in order to be close to us, to show us how to be close to Hijm, and to give Himself as a sacrifice for our sins to reconcile us with god. We may each choose to accept this gift and live as Jesus' disciple. This is the New Covenant.
Children will know the following Bible usage facts:
- There are two main parts of the Bible: the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- The Old Testament is about God's relationship with His people before Jesus.
- The New Testament is about Jesus and the early church.
- The first four books of the New Testament are called the Gospels.
- The Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
- Gospels means "good news".
- The Gospels are about the life of Jesus.
- The Christmas story can be found in Matthew and Luke.
...and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, "God is with us".
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people; to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord."
John 1:1, 14a
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
CinemaDOME The birth story from Matthew and Luke
CompuDOME KingDOME Greeting Cards: Why He Came
CreataDOME Mural angels: Messengers from God
DramaDOME A Christmas Code: The Twelve Days of Christmas
LaboraDOME Exploring the concept of Incarnation
RecreaDOME Bible skill game on shepherds
Week 1 God's New Covenant Begins
Week 2 THE Story: Luke 2
Week 3 Behold the Messiah: Anna and Simeon
Week 4 The Innkeeper's Tale
Week 5 The Mystery of the Wise Men
Week 6 Connection: Creation, Covenant, & Incarnation