August 25, 2014
  • Begins Wednesday, September 3rd
  • Children's Choir  5:30 - 6:30
  • GA's and RA's (Missions for Children)  6:30 - 7:15
  • Enroll at the tables near the Preschool Welcome Center or at the rooms on September 3rd.




Sunday;s Bible Story was about John's birth.  Shortly after Mary left Elizabeth and returned home, the time came for Elizabeth to give birth to her baby.  For the duration of Elizabeth's pregnacy, her husband, Zechariah, had been mute.  His inability to speak was punishment for his doubting the angel who foretold John's birth.  (See Luke 1:20)

Elizabeth gave birth to a son, and her friends and family rejoiced with her - just as the angel Gabriel had said.  Everyone had assumed the baby would be named after his father, but Zechariah was clear: HIS NAME IS JOHN.

In Luke 1:66, the people wondered, "What then will this child become?" John would grow up to be an evangelist.  He would be spiritually strong.  John's ministry would be brief, but through the power of the Holy Spirit, he would lead thousands to repentance.  He would humbly prepare the way of the Lord with this aim: "He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30).  John would gain thousands of followers and then joyfully hand them over to Jesus as the groom's friend who rejoices at the groom's voice.  Then John would go to prison and ultimately be beheaded by King Herod.  But Jesus Himself would say, "Among those born of women no one is greater than John"  (Luke 7:28).

As you teach kids the story of John's birth, talk about how John's birth was prophesied by Isaiah.  (Isaiah 40:3  A long time before Jesus was born, prophets said that Jesus would come.  The prophets also said another man would come first to say "Jesus is almsot here!"  John the Baptist told people to turnaway from their sins because Jesus was coming to be King over the whole world.


August 31           Jesus Was Born
September 7       Jesus Was Dedicated