Bible Story: Mary Hears Good News | Matthew 1:18-21; Luke 1:26-56
Main Point: I have heard the good news!
Memory Verse: Everyone who is (spread arms up and out) a child of God (point to others) has the power (show muscles one at a time) to win. (cheer) – 1 John 5:4 (ERV)
As the Goody Goody Gumdrops board game came to life we heard the story of Mary hearing the Good News! Grandma Ginger shared the Bible story with us. She said an angel visited Mary to tell her the Good News of Jesus! At first, Mary was afraid of the angel, but the angel told her not to be afraid because God wanted her to be Jesus’ mom. Mary was so excited about the Good News the angel told her she ran to tell her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth celebrated with Mary since they knew her baby, Jesus, would be the Savior of the world!
An angel also visited Mary’s soon-to-be husband, Joseph. The angel told Joseph not to be afraid to marry Mary because the baby she was going to have was the Savior God promised to send to the world. Joseph was so excited to hear Mary was going to be Jesus’ mom, too!
My Goody Goody Gumdrops
Each weekend children visit the Goody Goody Gumdrops game they can collect main point gumdrops to add to their Gumdrop Jar poster. These gumdrops will help remind us we WIN when we are a child of God! Children can collect 10 gumdrops and bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat.
Children can also earn bonus gumdrops during this series. Families are invited to visit the Goody Gumdrop tree at any of our campuses to receive an eKidz at Home gumdrop. Parents should take these gumdrops and do the activity on the back with their child then help glue the gumdrop to their child’s poster.
Memory Verse – 1 John 5:4
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 John 5:4. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus gumdrops for their Gumdrop Jar poster.
Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (point to others)
has the power (show muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4 (ERV)
Knowing this verse helps us remember how we WIN when we believe in Jesus and obey Him! Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.
- REMEMBER: Who was the woman in the Bible story? (Mary)
- THINK: What good news did the angel tell Mary? (She was going to be Jesus’ mom.)
- FOLLOW: When you hear the good news about Jesus, can you celebrate? (Yes!)