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Quest Large Group :: Week of December 23

Special Delivery

Main Point: God gave us Jesus because He loves us
Bible Story: Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Bible Passage: Luke 2
Memory Verse: 
God (point arms straight up) has given (extend hands forward) a son (pretend to rock a baby) to us.” (point thumbs to chest) – Isaiah 9:6, NCV (open hands like a book)

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Merry Christmas, friends! It’s such an amazing time of the year – a time for celebration and excitement! We’re excited because Christmas is the time of year that God sent us Jesus, which is the most special delivery of all! In fact, today is our ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ party!”

STORYTELLER: “During our party, whenever I ask you this very important question, ‘How do we know God loves us?’ I want you to say, ‘God gave us Jesus!’ Let’s try it. ‘How do we know God loves us?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God gave us Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Now we’re going to sing, dance, and thank God for sending His son, Jesus. Stand up and sing with me, friends!”

SONG: “Special Delivery”

Lead children in singing, “Special Delivery,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “Away In A Manger”

Lead children in singing, “Away In A Manger,” with the hand motions.

STORYTELLER: “Thanks for worshiping with me, friends. Before you have a seat, tell me, ‘How do we know God loves us?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God gave us Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! The Bible tells us God sent His son, Jesus because He loves us so much. Let’s learn our memory verse this month so that we can remember how much God loves us. I’ll say the memory verse first, and then you can say it with me a few times after that.

STORYTELLER: “‘God (point arms straight up) has given (extend hands forward) a son (pretend to rock a baby) to us.’ (point thumbs to chest) Isaiah 9:6(open hands like a book)

STORYTELLER: “Now let’s say it together a few times. Say it with me!”

Repeat the memory verse with the kids two more times

STORYTELLER: “Great job, friends! Let’s say it one more time, ‘How do we know God loves us?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God gave us Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends! Now let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse as we continue our ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ party! Take a look at the screen as we celebrate!”

VIDEO: “SDEL_LG_WK4”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “I’m so glad we learned that God sent His son, Jesus. Jesus was a special delivery – He was sent by God so that He could become our friend. That’s why we celebrate!”

STORYTELLER: “Remind me again, ‘How do we know God loves us?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God gave us Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. God gave us Jesus, and that’s why we’re celebrating Jesus’ birthday today! Let’s all bow our heads and pray together and thank God for giving us Jesus.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You for sending us your son, Jesus. We love You and thank You. Amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! We’ve had such a fun time during today’s ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ party, but really, the party is just beginning! I’m going to make sure you all get a birthday party gift bag that you’ll use when you go back to your eGroups and you’re going to collect all kinds of cool party prizes to take home! You’re going to have so much fun! I’ll give each of your leaders a special delivery envelope with a special delivery, just for you!

Hand each eGroup leader their special delivery envelope

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”

STORYTELLER: “Now it’s time to head back to our eGroups and get started with the rest of the happy Birthday Jesus party! Merry Christmas, friends!”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Purple Parrot) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Teal Tiger) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: White Warthog) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.