Jesus Followers Wait With Hope

Big Truth:

Jesus Followers Wait With Hope

Psalm 39:7; 62:5; 130:5; Hebrews 10:23-25; Romans 8:25; Galatians 5:5

Bible Verse:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

1 Peter 1:3-5

Big Ideas:

  • Jesus followers remember the gospel. 
  • Jesus followers strive for when our salvation is made complete.
  • Jesus followers wait well for Christ’s appearing by loving and trusting Christ above all else.

Bible Story:

Philippians 3:12-4:1; 1 Peter 1:3-9


Remember to Anticipate

Advent is a special celebration and contemplation of the coming of Jesus Christ that Christians participate in during the Christmas season. Advent literally means “arrival” or “coming”. During Advent season God’s people remember and rejoice in Jesus’ first coming to save his people from their sins, while at the same time long with anticipation and expectation for his return. Advent centers on Jesus, the saving Son. He alone is the one true King!

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Every child should know that:

  • Jesus came and is coming again. 
  • At Advent, we remember His first coming to anticipate His return.
  • We are called to wait faithfully for Jesus.

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Every child should strive to:

  • Wait with purpose for the return of Christ.
  • Memorize the Bible Verse each week. 
  • Tell someone else about the King who came and is coming again. 

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Every child should feel:

  • Longing within their soul for the King.  
  • Dissatisfied by the things of the world.  
  • Awe and wonder that the King has come and is coming again. 

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Every child should want to:

  • Trust Christ in the everyday struggles of life. 
  • See and seek Jesus more than anything else this Christmas season.
  • Tell others who are lost about the good news of the King.