Bible Story: Nicodemus and Jesus | John 3:1-17
Main Point: I can be in God’s family!
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 Goody Goody Gumdrop of a time visiting Grandma Ginger’s gingerbread house and hearing another amazing Bible story! We learned, “I can be in God’s family!” from a Bible story about Nicodemus, a leader in the city of Jerusalem.
Nicodemus wanted to learn more about Jesus, so one night Nicodemus went to visit Jesus. Nicodemus knew Jesus was God’s Son and Jesus told Nicodemus he could be in God’s family by being born again. Nicodemus didn’t understand how he could be born again like a little baby, since he was a man, so Jesus explained to Nicodemus he needed to be born again into God’s family. Nicodemus could do this by believing in Jesus! Just like Nicodemus can be in God’s family by believing in Jesus, we can be in God’s family by believing in Jesus, 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.
Has your child filled up their Gumdrop Jar poster with 10 gumdrops? If so, your child can bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat! If not, your child can continue earning gumdrops by attending Quest, earning bonus gumdrops in Quest, or by doing an eKidz at Home activity with you to earn a special colored gumdrop!
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 were the men in our Bible story? (Nicodemus and Jesus)
- THINK: Did Jesus tell Nicodemus how to be in His family? (Yes!)
- FOLLOW: Can you help Nicodemus’ example and be in God’s family? (Yes!)