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1 Elementary Week 1 December 2/3, 2017 Bttm Line Because Gd gave, I can give! Staging: Wd backdrp Tree Standee Cardbard fireplace Christmas trees Buffal Plaid wrapped gifts Game: The Generus Neighbr Supplies needed:! Red Ballns (at least 7)! Green Ballns (at least 7)! Painter s r Masking Tape (t divide the rm)! Candy Prize (enugh fr half f the grup) Hw t Play:! Divide the rm int tw sectins by using a strip f tape.! When the hst says g, ballns are ging t be released. As the generus neighbrs, the gal is t send as many f YOUR team s clr f ballns t the ther side as pssible. When the buzzer stps, time is up. Whichever team has the mst ballns n their neighbr s side is the winner. Wrship The kids will be cntinuing t learn the sng Emmanuel fr wrship. Hand ut the lyric sheet and have the hst help t lead them in wrship. Materials needed! Lyric sheets

2 PROGRAM Give_Pre-Service Give_Mary Did Yu Knw_Vide Give_Intr_Vide Give_Lg_Slide Hst Enters Hst Hey, hey, everybdy! Great t see yu tday. Can yu believe it is December? Crazy! All right, let s be hnest abut smething right ut f the gate. Hw many f yu made a Christmas list this year? Cme n... be hnest! A lng list f stuff yu want? (Lk at hands.) Yep, there we g! I see thse hands! Yu knw what? Even I made a Christmas list this year! But let s find ut... what is smething n yur Christmas list? Turn and tell the persn next t yuuuuu... NOW! (Give kids a mment t share) I heard a lts f gd stuff n yur lists... I m cming t yur huse fr Christmas! Nw, it s easy t get caught up in all the presents and lights. I want t make sure we really pay attentin t what the true celebratin f Christmas. I feel like we re really ging t have t cncentrate t make that happen, s I asked my friend Daryl the llama t help us with ur cncentratin. Give_Game Give_Christmas Cncentratin_Vide 2 Give_Lg_Slide Did Daryl distract yu? Well dn t be distracted right nw, because what we are fcusing n this series in the GREATEST gift ever given! Yu see, Christmas is abut mre than getting earthly presents. It s abut an eternal present that Gd gave us! And that is a Savir! Why wuld Gd d such a thing? Because He is a generus Gd. Des anyne knw what genersity means? (Wait fr respnse) Genersity happens when smene gives smething away, like their time r mney r even tys in rder t make anther persn feel great! Let s read that definitin tgether! Give_Genersity_Slide Genersity is making smene s day by giving smething away. I have anther game fr us t play t teach us genersity. And tday s game is called The Generus Neighbr. In just a minute, when I tell yu t, yu will stand up where yu are. The rm is divided int tw sectins by this (indicate tape) strip f tape.

3 If yu re standing n this side, (indicate ne side f the rm), yu re the red balln team. And yu ll face the ther side (indicate the ther side f the rm), which is the green balln team, and they will face yu. On my cunt, I m ging t release a bunch f red and green ballns. As the generus neighbrs that I knw yu are, yur gal is t send as many f YOUR clr f ballns t the ther side as pssible. But because yu re s generus, yu ll als try t send back the ther team s ballns t. Yu ll nly have 60 secnds t cmplete the task. Whichever team has mre f their team s ballns n the ther team s side when time runs ut will be the winner. Let s play! Give_60 Secnd Timer_Vide Give_Lg_Slide Give_Wrship That was s much fun! (Award candy prize t winning team) But stay standing because nw we are ging t wrship tgether. And if yu recall, we will be leading a sng in the adult wrship center in 2 weeks. Our sng is called Emmanuel which means Gd with us. Des anyne knw wh was called Emmanuel? (Wait fr respnse) Jesus is ur Emmanuel! We are als passing ut yur very wn lyric sheet! The lyrics t the sng are n the sheet s yu can take the wrds hme t practice. Let s wrship! Give_Emmanuel_Wrship Vide Give_Baby By_Wrship Vide Give_Lg_Slide Give_Lessn Great time f wrship! We re ging t ask everyne t wear red r green n the day yu sing in the adult wrship center. The Bible has a lt t say abut Gd s Genersity. Tday we re ging t check ut the bk f 1 Jhn. Jhn, ne f Jesus first disciples, wrte a letter t peple wh were starting the first churches ever. Jhn wanted them t remember a few things abut Gd s lve fr us and hw we can shw that lve t thers. And that lve has EVERYTHING t d with genersity. Let s find ut why tgether. Give_Wk 1_Bible Stry_Vide Give_Lg_Slide Often times, we d things that are wrng. Gd calls that sin. Gd is perfect, and ur sin makes us NOT perfect. Our sin separates us frm Gd wh is hly.

4 Our sin keeps us frm having a relatinship with Gd. But the amazing thing is that Gd made it clear t the whle wrld that He still lves us and still wants a relatinship with us! With that lve in mind, Gd did smething extreme. He did smething amazing. He did smething generus! In rder t shw us hw much He lves us, Gd sent His ne and nly Sn int the wrld t die n the crss t take the punishment fr ur sin. Jesus didn t stay dead He raised back t life shwing He did have pwer ver sin and death. Because f the generus way Gd gave, we can als give generusly. Which brings us t ur Bttm Line fr tday! Give_Wk 1_Bttm Line_Slide Say it with me Because Gd gave, I can give! Gd lved, s Gd gave. We lve Gd, s we shuld give t! Pretty simple huh? We can be generus t thers because Gd has been s generus t us. When we shw thers genersity, we shw them Gd s lve. What are sme ways yu can give back t thers? (Wait fr respnse) Give_Annuncements Great answers! And guess what? We give yu pprtunities right here in CF Kids t give back t thers! Give_Offering_Slide Yu can practice genersity by giving ffering! Fr the mnth f December, we are challenging everyne t be a light in ur city thrugh ur ffering. Hw des ffering d that? Yu re giving thanks t Gd fr His blessings, and yu re helping t give HOPE t thse wh will hear the message f the Gspel thrugh yur ffering. They will hear that Jesus is the light f the wrld! If anyne has ffering, please place it in (Indicate area). Give_December Family Missin_Slide I m s excited fr ur December Family Missin. We are cntinuing ur Family Missin: Lve Gives! Why am I excited? Because there is still time t get gifts fr ur Lve Gives Christmas tree! We are asking that yu and yur family purchase ne f the gifts listed n ne f the Christmas tags lcated n the Lve Gives Christmas tree! Then, bring the UNwrapped gift t church and place it under ur Lve Gives Christmas tree. These gifts will be given t families in need in ur cmmunity. Dn t frget t tell yur Small Grup/Way Statin leader when yu ve cmpleted the missin t receive a pin!

5 Give_Snw_Prm Vide Give_Snw_Slide Yu heard that last message crrectly! We might live in Miami, but here at CF Kids it s frecasted t snw! Check ut ur snw flurries all mnth lng in December! Cme check it ut at (indicate lcatin). We are definitely in the seasn where we are thinking a lt abut giving and getting gifts. Like we fund ut earlier, many f us have made Christmas lists with the things we want t get, but I want yu t think abut smething different. Gd has been s generus in giving us Jesus, and He has asks us t give t thers. S this week, BE GENEROUS! Let s end ur time in prayer! Lead kids in Prayer Give_Little Drummer By_Vide Give_Christmas Huse Lights_Vide 1

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