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Quest Large Group :: Mar 12/13

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE
FOLLOW ME

Bible Story:

Jesus and the Disciples

Matthew 4:18-22

Main Point:

I can follow Jesus
(march in place)
by telling others
(cup hands around mouth)
about God!
(point up)

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 can’t wait for the adventures we’ll take as we discover 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 march in place with me like we’re following Him!

(Lead the children in marching in place.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job, neighbors! Today we’re learning, “I can follow Jesus by telling others about God!” Repeat that after me:

I can follow Jesus (march in place)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
by telling others (cup hands around mouth)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
about God! (point up)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job, everyone! Now let’s sing this song about our friend Jesus. 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,

‘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 [7:05]
VIDEO: FME Episode 2

(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, Brandon? Because I sure did! Ollie came to visit the Clubhouse and helped us learn,

I can follow Jesus (march in place)
by telling others (cup hands around mouth)
about God! (point up)

NEIGHBOR: We heard a story from Carrie about some men who started off as fishermen! One day while these men were fishing, Jesus called out to them. He told them to leave their nets and follow Him! The men knew they could fish, but they didn’t know how they would follow Jesus and teach others about God. But Jesus wanted them to help, because God  gave them a special job to do! And we have that special job, too. Our special job is to tell everyone about God! Neighbors, repeat what we are learning today after me:

SLIDE: FME Main Point WK2

I can follow Jesus (march in place)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
by telling others (cup hands around mouth)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
about God! (point up)
(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 WK2

 NEIGHBOR: First let’s REMEMBER (hold hands like a book) … What were the men doing before they met Jesus?

(Allow time for children to answer – “Fishing.”)

NEIGHBOR: You got it!

SLIDE: FME Think WK2

 NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s THINK (point to head) about the good things from our Bible story. Jesus asked them to follow Him and do what?

(Allow time for children to answer – “Tell other people about God.”)

NEIGHBOR: Yes, way to go!

SLIDE: FME Follow WK2

NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (march in place) the

example set in our Bible story. How can we follow Jesus’ example?

(Allow time for children to answer – “We can tell other people about God!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s right! If you can follow the example in our Bible story and tell others about God, turn to your neighbor and give them another high five!

(Allow children to high five a friend.)

DISMSSAL [0:30]

SLIDE: FME Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: Now that I know we can follow Jesus by telling others about God, I am

going to go home and tell my parents all about the Bible story we learned today. I can follow Jesus by telling them about God!

NEIGHBOR: This week remember you can follow Jesus by telling others about God! 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! (Respond by giving a thumbs up to the children.) I can’t wait to see you next week. Bye, neighbors!

SLIDE: FME Quest Dismissal Slide