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 3 objectives: to think about the shepherds being told not to be afraid and to discover why the angel’s message was such good news.

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

Week 3 objectives: to discover what the word ‘bless’ means and to think about David saying he would bless the Lord at all times. 

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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 3 objective: to think about what it means to love God.

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

Week 3 objectives: to help the children discover more about patience and to remind them that patience is a part of 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 3 objectives: to remind the children that God is three in one and when Jesus went up to Heaven the Holy Spirit came down. 

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

Week 3 objectives: to discover that Christians can meet together in groups of different sizes and that a church is the group of Christians meeting together, it is not the building.

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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 3 objectives: to discover that Jesus said ‘nobody puts a lamp under a bowl’ and that Christians should let their light shine in the same way.

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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 4 objectives: to think about people praising God when they see Christians being helpful and comforting, and to discover that Christians can both show and tell others about God's goodness.

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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 3 objective: to think about the evidence that helps us believe Jesus died and came back to life.

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

Week 3 objectives: to think about the ‘Three in One’ of God and briefly talk about what Jesus came to earth to do.

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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 3 objectives: to talk about what we say when we pray and to introduce the prayer prompt ‘TSP’.

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

Week 3 objective: to think about God seeing everything we do and there not being anywhere we can go where he can’t look after us.

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

Week 3 objective: to discover that Jesus is great and has done great things.

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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 3 objective: to think about God's loving-kindness going on forever and ever.

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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 3 objective: to discover that the Ten Commandments showed the Israelites that they needed God's help to live his way and that Christians still need God's help to live his way today.    

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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 3 objectives: to begin to talk about the Fruit of the Spirit and to learn that peace is a part of the Holy Spirit's fruit. 

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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 3 objective: to understand that God the Father sent the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ place.

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

Week 3 objectives: to talk about what the word ‘agape’ means and how Christians can learn and grow to love each other in this way. 

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

Week 3 objective: to begin to talk about what the phrase ‘make disciples’ might mean.

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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 3 objectives: to discover that God sent Jesus to show what God is like, to teach people how to live God's way and to make a way for everybody everywhere to become close friends with God.

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