Mar 29 Sunday School Material

Dear Families,

Since Calgary Chinese Alliance Church has temporarily cancelled all physical services and gatherings until March 31 (please see the message from our church leadership here), we will be providing online content for you to continue teaching and engaging spiritually with your children at home.

We are teaching the kids using The Gospel Project Bible Study curriculum for our 9:30am Preschool/K classes and 11:00am Elementary Sunday School classes.  We have been going through the Bible chronologically on a journey to discover how the gospel unfolds.

We will post and upload the lesson material for the coming Sunday on Thursday; at which time, the previous week’s resources in the group will be removed.

Follow these instructions to start:
  1. Join/Login to the KidMin @ CCAC Group to access the material
  2. Scroll down to the Resources section on the group page
  3. Print out the Activity Page for your kids to work on
  4. Open your Bible to the scripture passage
  5. Go through the Bible Story
    • Pre/K and Gr1-4: watch the Bible Story Video together as a family
    • Gr5-6: read the passage together and then watch the video
    1. Talk about the story with your family
      • Use the questions found under the Family Discussion Starters on the Activity Pages (for pre/k and gr1-4)
      • Ask open-ended questions
      • Share your insights and encourage your kids to share
    2. Watch the Questions From Kids Video for additional discussion (optional)
    3. Try doing the Family Activity on the Activity Pages (for pre/k and gr1-4)

      Here is the lesson for the week of March 29

      Bible Passage:
      Matthew 1; Luke 3; John 1

      (summarized for kids)
      Before He came to earth as a human being, God the Son was with the Father. No one created Him; He has always existed. God created the first people, Adam and Eve, but they did not obey Him. All along, God planned to send His Son to earth to save people from sin. At just the right time, Jesus came to earth as a baby. He was born to Mary, the wife of Joseph. Jesus is different than any other baby who was ever born because He is fully God and fully human.

      Like all people on earth, Jesus’ family had a history—a family tree. Jesus had parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents … back and back for many generations. Jesus was born into the family of Abraham and the family of King David. Abraham had a son named Isaac. When Isaac had a family, one of his sons was named Jacob. Jacob was part of Jesus’ family.

      Years later, a man named Salmon (SAL mahn) was born into Jesus’ family tree. He married Rahab (RAY hab), who hid the Israelite spies when they came to Jericho. Rahab had a baby named Boaz (BOH az). Boaz was a farmer, and he married Ruth. Boaz and Ruth had a son named Obed (OH bed).

      Obed’s son was Jesse. Jesse had many sons; his youngest was David. David was just a boy when he was chosen to be Israel’s king. King David liked to write. He wrote songs—called psalms—and some of them were about the time when Jesus would come to earth.

      Other people in Jesus’ family were kings too. David’s son Solomon was a king. King Jehoshaphat (jih HAHSH uh fat) was part of Jesus’ family, and so was Uzziah (uh ZIGH uh), Ahaz (AY haz), Hezekiah (HEZ ih kigh uh), and Josiah.

      God’s people returned home from exile in Babylon. Then Shealtiel (shih AL tih el) was born. His son was Zerubbabel (zuh RUHB uh buhl). Later, Matthan (MAT than) came along. Matthan’s son was named Jacob, and Jacob’s son was named Joseph. Joseph is the man who married Jesus’ mother, Mary. Joseph raised Jesus as his own son. Jesus was truly God’s Son—the Messiah.

      Christ Connection:
      Jesus is God’s Son, but He came to earth as a human. He had parents on earth—Mary and Joseph—but His true Father is God. God sent Jesus to keep His promises to Abraham and David. Jesus rescues people from sin and makes them part of God’s family.
      Jesus came to earth as a human. Jesus had earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, but His true Father is God. Through Jesus, God kept His promises to Abraham and David. Jesus saves people from their sins and adopts them into God’s family.

      Story Point:
      Jesus’ family line proved He is the Messiah

      Key Passage:
      John 1:1-2
      "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 NIV)
      "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God." (ESV)

      Big Picture Question:
      Is Jesus God or a human? As the Son of God, Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

      The prophecies concerning Jesus’ birth are numerous, and many of them refer to Jesus’ lineage. Old Testament prophecies tell of the promised Messiah being born from the seed of a woman (Gen. 3:15); from the seed of Abraham (Gen. 22:18), Isaac (Gen. 21:12), and Jacob (Num. 24:17); from the tribe of Judah (Micah 5:2); from the line of Jesse (Isa. 11:1); and from the house of David (Jer. 23:5). The prophecies said He would be born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14) and would be the Son of God (1 Chron. 17:13-14; Ps. 2:7). Jesus fulfilled all of these prophecies.

      In Bible times, Jews took great care to record family genealogies accurately. The family a person belonged to was directly linked to property rights. Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38 both chronicle the genealogy of Jesus. The account in Matthew presents Jesus as the king of the Jews—the legal heir to the throne of David. The account in Luke was written to Greek Christians and focuses on Jesus’ descent from Adam.

      Jesus was born as a baby in Bethlehem. He had earthly parents—Mary and Joseph—but His true Father is God. Jesus is fully God and fully man.

      As fully God, “the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ” (Col. 2:9). As fully man, Jesus has a human body, human mind, and human emotions. (See Luke 2:7,52; Matt. 26:38.) He is our sinless representative (2 Cor. 5:21), sympathetic high priest (Heb. 4:15), and substitute sacrifice (1 John 4:10).

      Use this Bible story to review Jesus’ ancestors and their stories in the Old Testament. Help your kids recognize that God had been working out His plan to send Jesus over hundreds of years—through Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Rahab, Ruth, David, and others. God sent His Son to earth to save people from their sins.