Hey parents!

At City Chapel, we don't babysit kids on Sunday mornings. We empower families to raise up kids who love Jesus. That's why we have this resource to help you, as the parent, bring the teaching from Sunday morning to your dinner table.

Please read over the content with your kids and discuss how the lesson applies to their lives.

Be sure to check the challenge at the end. Thank you for taking the time to invest in your children's spiritual growth!


For toddlers (3-5 yrs)


IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what they learned about this week:

       This week, we learned about the birth of a king. There had been stories told about a king that was coming and no one had any idea who he was or that he was even going to be a baby. His name was Jesus.

THE BIRTH OF JESUS

AT DINNER: Here are some great discussion starters

-What is the name of the baby that Mary gave birth to?

-What city was Jesus born in?

-What is the name of Mary’s husband?

PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

        The people of Israel had been waiting a long time for a new king to come. They have heard about this new king from their grandparents. Little did they know that the new king was coming as a baby. They were expecting an adult king to come and set them free and give them peace from their current king. It seems impossible for a baby to do this and even more impossible for Mary to be pregnant with God’s son. But with God everything is possible.


MEMORY VERSE:  Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:

  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26 New International Version (NIV)



CHALLENGE:  

     Seat down with your child today and have them tell you the story of the story of Jesus birth. Have them use their craft to tell the story. Ask them why is it important for us to know the story about baby Jesus.


 

FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11 YRS)

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what they learned about this week:   

We wrapped up our teaching series focusing on the Armor of God. We ended this week not on an armor but a weapon. The Sword of the Spirit. These are the armor and weapon we learned about.

BELT OF TRUTH 

By wrapping yourself in truth, you are able to protect yourself from the lies and deceit of the enemy. You know what is good and true, and that is what you need to keep close to you.

BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

  Wearing this armor helps each of us to protect our heart so that we are only letting in what is good and pure (Philippians 4:8).

GOSPEL OF PEACE

By wearing the Shoes of Peace, you are able to walk confidently with God and bring His gospel with you. You won’t easily be trick by the devil’s lies; instead, you know God’s Truth and you carry it with you.

THE SHIELD OF FAITH 

A shield protects us by shielding us, but a shield also deflects. Satan is always hurling his fiery darts of doubt, worry, and fear in our direction. However, the only time they can hit us is when we let our shield of faith down. We let down our shield of faith when we stop believing that God is in control; that He is working everything out for our good; that whatever happens is for the ultimate best of everyone and gives God glory.

THE HELMET OF SALVATION

When we are wearing the Helmet of Salvation we are protected from the thoughts and temptations that the devil sends our way. Make sure that the things you think about are pure and holy and righteous and pleasing towards God. 

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

God’s word is our sword. It is a double edge sword that can cut through anything. We use God’s word to cut through the lies of the enemy. Keep your sword sharp by reading God’s word daily. The more you read God’s word, the more it helps to change your life.

The Bible is full of living examples of people who put on God’s Armor each day. Each week of our series we are going to look at a different person. Today is all about Nehemiah. God asked Nehemiah to build the walls of Jerusalem. He encountered a lot of

THE Temptation of Jesus


 AT DINNER:  Here are some great discussion starters:

1. What is your favorite piece of the Armor of God? Why?

2. List each piece of the Armor of God. What is each piece used for?

3. What should we do when we are being tempted to do something that is wrong?

4. Why do you think Paul only lists one weapon in our armor?

5. How does God help us in our fight against the enemy?

 PARENT TIME: What you need to know:

        God’s Word makes it clear that there is a battle going on and we need to be ready. Who are we fighting? The Bible calls it a battle “against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” A soldier would never enter the battlefield without protection and neither do we. God has given us everything we need to protect ourselves and to attack our enemy, the devil. It’s the Armor of God! We have victory through God.

You can read all about it in Ephesians 6:10-17. We have victory through God. When you’re in God’s Army, you’re on the winning side! He has given us everything we need to face anything that comes our way, but we must put on the armor. Are you wearing your armor? Do you know how to use it?

POINT OF THE DAY:

“VICTORY COMES WHEN I READ GOD’S WORD”

MEMORY VERSE:

  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:10-11, NIV


CHALLENGE:  

     Parents, take time each week to go over the armor that your kids just learned on Sunday. Going over the discussion question is a great way to do just that.