Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Today, we are learning about how to get ready for Jesus.
Story: Ten Bridesmaids - Spark Story Bible, p. 314
From the story: Count your fingers. As you count, name ten ways you can get ready to go to church.
Lesson Video | Getting Ready for Jesus
Ask: What do you think we can do to get ready for Jesus coming back?
Say: Jesus doesn't want us to forget that we are following Him. It's important to listen to Jesus, to talk to Jesus in prayer, to talk about Jesus with others, and to learn about Jesus here!
So let's sing and remember that every move we make, we make as followers of Jesus who are ready for Him to come back. . .
Song for Kids: Every Move I Make
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.
(If you need more time)
Go around the room and ask the children to share something they are thankful for this week.
Ask them if there is anything or anyone they would like to pray for this week.