Bible Texts:

John 1:[1-9] 10-18

 

Children's Bible Story sources:

"Jesus the Word," Spark Story Bible, p.240

 

Children's Story Resources

Mice Squeak, We Speak by Tomie dePaola

Three children lead us through our favourite animals and the different sounds they make.

 

How these stories are connected: Jesus was sent to be God’s Word and knows everything that God wants to tell us. We are different from all the animals because we can speak words too. How can we become people who say the things God wants people to know?

 

Questions about Mice Squeak, We Speak:

     How are the animals in the story different from each other?

     How are humans different from animals? What makes us special?

 

Questions about the Bible story:

     Who is John the Baptist? Why was he baptizing people?

     Why did God send Jesus to earth? What did he bring us?

     How is Jesus like us?

     Another name for Jesus is the Word. Why was he given this name?

 

Questions about our lives:

     Why does the church baptize people?

     How does God want us to live?

     How can we show others how to live the way God wants us to?

 

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for showing us how special we are by giving us the gift of speech. Please help us use our gift to spread your love. Thank you for sending us Jesus so we might understand how wonderful you are. Amen.