The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, a message that will fill everyone with joy.” Luke 2:10

Week 2 objectives: to think about God choosing the shepherds to be among the first to hear that Jesus, the Messiah had been born.

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‘I shall always bless the Lord; his praises shall be in my mouth forevermore’. Psalm 34:1

Week 2 objectives: to familiarise the children with the idea of giving praise and to think about God deserving praise.

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Jesus answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37

Week 2 objective: to think about the Ten Commandments and our need for God’s help to live his way.

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‘A quick temper causes fights, but patience brings peace and calm.’ Proverbs 15:18

Week 2 objectives: to remind the children who the Holy Spirit is and what he does, and to begin to talk about the Fruit of the Spirit.

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‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6

Week 2 objective: to remind the children that God is three in one. 

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‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6

Week 5 objective: to discover that Christians believe the Holy Spirit helps them to live God's way. 

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'We should not stop gathering together with other believers,' Hebrews 10:25

Week 2 objectives: to think about why Christians gather together and what the word ‘fellowship’ means.

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‘In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

Week 2 objectives: to think about Jesus being the Light of the world and to discover that the Bible teaches that Christians should be like lights too.

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'If you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and if you believe in your heart that God has raised Christ from death, you will be saved.' Romans 10:9

Week 2 objective: to find out what people are saved from when they say with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in their heart that God has raised Christ from death.

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‘Simon Peter answered,“You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”’ Matthew 16:16

Week 2 objective: to remind the children that people thought the Messiah would be a king like King David.

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'Stay joined together with me, and follow my teachings. If you do this, you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you.'John 15:7

Week 2 objectives: to talk about what Jesus meant when he said ‘I am the vine’ and to discover that Christians who are close friends with Jesus start to want the same things he wants.

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'You know where I go and where I lie down. You know everything I do.' Psalm 139:3

Week 2 objective: to think about God being good, powerful and wise before starting to think about God knowing where we go and what we do.

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‘He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.’ Luke 1:32a

Week 2 objectives: to discover that the words in this verse were spoken by the angel visiting Mary.

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‘Give thanks to the Lord of All, for the Lord is good. His loving-kindness lasts forever.’ Jeremiah 33:11

Week 2 objective: to think about God deserving worship because he is great and does great things.

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‘Loving God means obeying his commands. And God’s commands are not too hard for us,’ 1 John 5:3

Week 2 objectives: to think about the Ten Commandments and living God's way.

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‘God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you.’ Isaiah 26:3

Week 2 objective: to talk about ‘true peace’. 

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‘The Helper is the Holy Spirit. The Father will send Him in My place. He will teach you everything and help you remember everything I have told you.’ John 14:26

Week 2 objective: to understand that the Bible teaches that there is one God and that God is three in one.

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'Everyone Will Know That You Are My Disciples Because Of Your Love For Each Other' John 13:35

Week 2 objective: to introduce the idea that we can recognise Jesus' disciples by their love for one another. 

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‘Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations,’ Matthew 28:19a

Week 2 objectives: to talk about Christians today being Jesus’ disciples. To learn that the twelve disciples watched and learnt from Jesus; they tried to live the way he lived and do the things he taught.

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‘God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.’ 1 John 4:9

Week 2 objective: to discover that God did something amazing – he sent his Son Jesus from Heaven to earth, to live with people.

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