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Quest Large Group :: March 19/20

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE
FOLLOW ME

Bible Story:

Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-6

Main Point:

I can follow Jesus
(march in place)
by praising Him!
(wave hands left and right)

Memory Verse:

‘Come (spread arms wide)
and follow me,’ 
(march in place)
Jesus said. 
(cup hands around mouth)
Matthew 4:19 
(open hands like a book)

SERIES OVERVIEW

Jesus called ordinary men to an extraordinary life with a simple invitation: follow me. They did. And we should to. Jesus’ life on Earth was an example of how to love God and other people. We can still choose to follow Jesus today by living according to His example. Following Him is the best decision we ever make!

CHARACTERS

Neighbor :: Storytellers will be someone who lives in the neighborhood of Wonder! Clubhouse. You will use your real name during this series.

PROPS

Canvas Bag :: Should be worn across the chest. (Suggestions: place items in the bag to weigh it down and remove the bag during worship songs if needed.)

Quest Rules Video [1:45]
Video: Quest Rules Video

Follow Me [1:00]
SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

(Neighbor comes on stage, wearing the canvas bag across his/her chest, waving at the

children.)

NEIGHBOR: Hello, friends! Welcome to the neighborhood. It’s good to see you again! My name is ______________ (your name) and I love living in this neighborhood. It’s full of friends and fun and I have been having so much fun going on adventures and discovering what the Bible says about following Jesus.

NEIGHBOR: In Wonder! Clubhouse this month we’re talking about following Jesus!

Everyone stand up and march in place with me.

(Lead the children in marching in place.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job! We can follow Jesus by loving God and others, telling others about God, and by praising Him because He’s our friend. If you can follow Jesus, then wave your arms in the air from side to side!

(Lead the children in waiving their hands in the air from side to side.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job, neighbors! Today we’re learning, “I can follow Jesus by praising Him!” Repeat that after me:

I can follow Jesus (march in place)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
by praising Him! (wave hands left and right)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job, everyone! Let’s praise Jesus this song about Him. He is alive and we can worship and praise Him together!

Song: JESUS IS ALIVE [2:43]

Video: Jesus Is Alive

(Neighbor dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Memory Verse Review [1:15]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: What incredible singers you are! Everyone march in a circle and have a seat.

(Lead the children in marching in a circle and encourage them to sit down.)

NEIGHBOR: This month we’re learning to follow Jesus. Everyone can follow

Jesus. I can follow Jesus and YOU can follow Jesus, too!

NEIGHBOR:  The Bible says,

SLIDE: FME MEMORY VERSE

‘Come (spread arms wide)
and follow me,’ (march in place)
Jesus said. (cup hands around mouth)
Matthew 4:19 (open hands like a book)

NEIGHBOR: Can you believe that? Jesus tells us to follow Him right there in the Bible! If you think you can follow Jesus, turn to the neighbor next to you and give them a high five.

(Allow children to high five a friend.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job! We are going to learn this Bible verse so we can remember the Bible tells us to follow Jesus. Repeat after me:

‘Come (spread arms wide)
(Allow children to repeat.)
and follow me,’ (march in place)
(Allow children to repeat.)
Jesus said. (cup hands around mouth)
(Allow children to repeat.)
Matthew 4:19 (open hands like a book)
(Allow children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Way to go! You’re going to learn this Bible verse in no time!

NEIGHBOR: It’s time for us to head to Wonder! Clubhouse to check in with our friends. We’re going to have so much fun! Let’s go!

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE [4:40]
VIDEO: FME Episode 3

(Neighbor sits down and watches the episode with the children, engaging with the characters and encouraging children to do the same.)

Main Point Review [0:30]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Screen Graphic

(Neighbor stands up.)

NEIGHBOR: What a great time at Wonder! Clubhouse! Did you have fun with our neighbor, Madi? Because I sure did! Ollie came to visit the Clubhouse and helped us learn,

I can follow Jesus (march in place)
by praising Him! (wave hands left and right)

NEIGHBOR: We heard a story from Carrie about a party for Jesus! When the people in Jerusalem heard Jesus was coming to town, they were so happy. As Jesus entered the town on a donkey, people were so excited they took their coats off and laid them in the road where He was traveling. They yelled things like, “Hosanna,” and fanned him with palm branches to praise Jesus and show Jesus they were excited He was there! Neighbors, repeat what we are learning today after me:

SLIDE: FME Main Point WK 3

I can follow Jesus (march in place)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
by praising Him! (wave hands left and right)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job! Now let’s all stand up and praise God with our singing voices!

Song: HOSANNA ROCK [2:20]
VIDEO: Hosanna Rock

(Neighbor dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Remember, Think, Follow [1:15]

SLIDE: FME Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: What incredible singers you are! Everyone march in a circle and have a seat.

(Neighbor dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

NEIGHBOR: Now it’s time for us to remember (hold hands like a book) our Bible story, think (point to head) about the good things from our story, and follow (march in place) the example set by the people in the Bible story.

SLIDE: FME Remember WK3

 NEIGHBOR: First let’s REMEMBER (hold hands like a book) … What did the people lay in the road for Jesus to ride over?

(Allow time for children to answer – “Palm branches and coats.”)

NEIGHBOR: You got it!

SLIDE: FME Think WK2

 NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s THINK (point to head) about the good things from our Bible story. How did the people feel about Jesus coming to Jerusalem?

(Allow time for children to answer – “They were very excited!”)

NEIGHBOR: Yes, way to go!

SLIDE: FME Follow WK3

NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (march in place) the example set in our Bible story. How can we follow the people’s example?

(Allow time for children to answer – “We can praise Jesus!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s right! If you can follow the example in our Bible story and praise Jesus, wave your hands back and forth in the air, like this!

(Demonstrate waving hands in the air above your head.)

DISMSSAL [0:30]

SLIDE: FME Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: This week remember you can follow Jesus by praising Him! Give me a thumbs up if you’re going to meet me back here at Wonder! Clubhouse next week in Quest.

(Allow children to give a thumbs up.)

NEIGHBOR: Great! I’m glad you’re coming back because next weekend is Easter! (Give a thumbs up to the children.) We’re having a BIG party in Quest to celebrate Easter with our friend Red Rabbit. And just to make sure you come back, Red Rabbit has a special red

Easter egg invite for you. There’s a surprise inside, so don’t forget to get it when you leave Quest today!

NEIGHBOR: I’l see you next weekend, neighbors. Bye!

SLIDE: FME Quest Dismissal Slide