Sunday School at Home for November 27, 2022

Be Prepared for Christ’s Coming

Theme: Being prepared for Christ’s coming.
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44
Complete Supply List
● An image of the Girl Scout logo
● An image of the Boy Scout logo
● “Be Prepared for Christ’s Coming” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Plain sugar cookies
● Cookie decorating supplies
● Paper plates
● Napkins
● Cardstock
● Markers

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● An image of the Girl Scout logo
● An image of the Boy Scout logo
ASK: Who can tell me what this picture represents? (Hold up the Girl Scout emblem.)
That's right! It’s the Girl Scout emblem. Do we have any Girl Scouts here today? Can
anyone tell me the Girl Scout motto? You are right again. The Girl Scout motto is,
"Be Prepared."
ASK: Can anyone tell me what this picture represents? (Hold up the Boy Scout
emblem.) You boys and girls are really sharp! It’s the Boy Scout emblem. Now, who
can tell me what the Boy Scout motto is? You are right. The Boy Scout motto is "Be
Prepared."
SAY: The Girl Scout and Boy Scout mottos mean that a good scout must always "Be
prepared." That is also the subject for our Bible lesson today.
Today is a very special day. Today is the first Sunday of Advent and we have started
the countdown to Christmas. There are many things that people do to get ready for
Christmas, aren't there? Let's see, what are some of the things that we do to
prepare for Christmas?
We have to put up our Christmas tree, lights, and decorations. We have to get our
Christmas cards addressed and mailed. We have a lot of shopping to do to buy gifts
for our family and friends. There is a lot of cooking that must be done -- Christmas
cookies and candy and, of course, we must buy all the food for Christmas dinner.
Can you think of any things I have forgotten? (Allow kids to answer.)
While we’re getting ready for Christmas, there’s something else that we must be
prepared for as well. Jesus promised that he would come again and the Bible tells
us that we must be watching and be prepared for his return. We all know when
Christmas is coming, but when will Jesus come again? The Bible says no one
knows the hour of his return. Not even the angels who announced his birth know
when he will come again.
If we don't know when he is coming, how can we be prepared? If we want to be
prepared for Jesus' coming, we must always be busy doing the things that he told
us to do. We must be loving God and loving one another. What are some things we
can do? (Allow kids to answer.)
It is fun and exciting to prepare for Christmas, and we must also be prepared for
the day when Jesus comes again.
PRAY: Dear Father, we love this season of the year. We love the preparation for the
celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Help us also remember that he
is coming again and that you have told us to be prepared. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Be Prepared for Christ’s Coming” Video Lesson
You’ll Need:
● “Be Prepared for Christ’s Coming” video lesson
● Something to play the video
Do This:
Tell kids that this is a video that will help them understand what the Bible says about
being prepared for Jesus’ return. Show them the video.


ASK:
● What did you learn from this video?
● What questions do you have about Jesus’ return?
● In the last story in the video, the police officer told the man who’d been
robbed that he should’ve been prepared. What do you think that means?
● What can you do to be prepared and ready for Jesus to come back?

Prepared for You Snack
You’ll Need:
● Plain sugar cookies
● Cookie decorating supplies
● Paper plates
● Napkins
Do This:
Tell kids that they’re going to prepare today’s snack for one another. Give each child a
cookie and the decorating supplies to decorate one cookie.
When it’s time to eat, no one eats their own cookie, but rather a cookie that was
prepared by another child.
While kids enjoy their snack, discuss:
● What was it like to prepare a snack for someone else?
● What was it like to eat a snack prepared for you?
● What can we do to help our families prepare for Jesus?

Be Prepared Prayer
You’ll Need:
● Cardstock
● Markers
Do This:
Give each child a sheet of cardstock. Have them follow these directions:
● Fold your paper like a card.
● Trace the outline of your hand on the front of the card.
● Trace the outline of your other hand on the back of the card.
● Write the names of the people you want to be prepared for Jesus’ return in the
center.
Then lead kids in praying for the people on their cards.


 

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