Followers is a 6-week series where kids will learn how to be better followers of Christ from the lives of Jesus’ very own disciples.
Series Verse: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25 NIV)
Each Week Includes:
- Series and weekly verse
- A Takeaway statement
- Large group game
- Message/Object Lesson
- Small group discussion
- Small group game/activity
- Review questions
- Take-home card
- Printable service notes
- Disciple – Peter
- Bible Story – Peter Speaks Up (Matthew 16:13-19; 17:1-8)
- Today’s Takeaway – I will be bold about following Jesus.
- Weekly Verse – “The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.” (Proverbs 28:1 NLT)
- Disciple – Andrew
- Bible Story -Andrew Shares Jesus with Peter (John 1:35-42)
- Today’s Takeaway – I will share Jesus with everyone I know.
- Weekly Verse – “Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!” (1 Corinthians 9:16 NLT)
- Disciple – Nathanael
- Bible Story – Nathanael’s Disbelief (John 1:43-51)
- Today’s Takeaway – I will believe in Jesus even though I can’t see Him.
- Weekly Verse – “Then Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.'” (John 20:29 NLT)
- Disciple – Matthew
- Bible Story – Matthew Leaves Everything (Luke 5:27-28)
- Today’s Takeaway – I will give up anything to follow Jesus.
- Weekly Verse – “So you cannot become My disciple without giving up everything you own.” (Luke 14:33 NLT)
- Disciple – Mary (from Bethany)
- Bible Story – Mary Anoints Jesus (John 12:1-8)
- Today’s Takeaway – I will follow Jesus with a humble attitude.
- Weekly Verse – “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13 NLT)
- Disciple – James and John
- Bible Story – James and John Get Protective (Luke 9:49-56)
- Today’s Takeaway – I will be fierce about following Jesus.
- Weekly Verse – “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” (Romans 12:11 NLT)