Bible Story: Jesus at the Temple | Luke 2:47-52
Main Point: I can grow like Jesus!
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)
We had a sweet time in Quest playing the Goody Goody Gumdrops board game! When we reached our favorite spot on the board, Grandma Ginger’s house, we knock, knock, knocked on the door so Grandma Ginger could share a Bible story with us!
This week at Grandma Ginger’s house we learned “I can grow like Jesus!” from the story of Jesus’ childhood. While Jesus and his parents were visiting Jerusalem for a special holiday, they went to the temple to worship God by praying and singing songs with all of their friends. After seven days, everyone started to walk home. After walking all day, Jesus’ mom and dad realized Jesus was not with them! They went back to Jerusalem and looked for Jesus everywhere. After three days, they went to look in the temple – and found Jesus! He was talking to the temple leaders and learning about God, his Father. Just like Jesus grew by learning more about God, we can grow and learn more about God by going to church, praying, and worshipping God!
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 boy in our Bible story? (Jesus)
- THINK: Where did Jesus’ family find Him after searching for three days? (in the temple)
- FOLLOW: Can you spend time at church learning about God, like Jesus? (Yes!)