The Gift Of Advent is a four-lesson large group/small group curriculum designed to give children a biblical understanding of Christmas...from the garden - to the manger - to the cross. Each lesson focuses on a new gift that comes as a result of God's ultimate Gift - Jesus!
Lesson 1: The Gift of Hope
Our need for a Savior began all the way back in Genesis when sin entered the world. In this lesson children will read God's promises in Genesis 3:14-15 and Isaiah 9:6-7. They will learn how God had a rescue plan in place from the very beginning and why our hope should be in Christ alone!
Lesson 2: The Gift of Wisdom
Is just knowing about Jesus enough? The religious leaders knew the details of Jesus' birth, yet they did not go to worship Him. In this lesson children will read the story of the Magi in Matthew 2:1-12. They will learn the importance of putting their faith into action and what true wisdom requires.
Lesson 3: The Gift of Love
When God sent His Son to die on the cross, it was the ultimate example of love. Children will read from Ephesians 5 and discuss how we are to be imitators of God by walking in love as we follow His great example.
Lesson 4: The Gift of Joy
Like the angels proclaimed in Luke 2, Jesus' arrival is good news and should bring about great joy! Children will learn that the true meaning of Christmas is not something we should keep to ourselves. A Savior has been born! He is Christ the Lord!
In typical Go Fish style, The Gift of Advent is Bible-Centered, Media-Enhanced & Easy-To-Use. As churches have come to expect, the curriculum kit contains everything you need including all print materials on an easy to use CD-Rom. In each lesson kids will actively be using their Bibles as they engage in Bible Study and various activities including crafts, worksheets, coloring pages and more. Five brand new music videos including on screen lyrics allow kids to sing along with the Go Fish Guys. Plus, kids will love the animated character DJ Pray-Z as he leads them in several of the videos. The Go Fish Guys also kick off the Bible study for each lesson with a set-up video.
• DVD - music videos with lyrics, karaoke style music videos & lesson set-up videos from the Go Fish Guys
• DVD-Rom - computer files of all videos in MOV HD, WMV HD & MPEG-1 SD
• CD - audio for eight Christmas songs
• CD-Rom - reproducible & emailable lesson files for leaders & kids
• 5 music videos from Go Fish with lyrics on screen (Songs: Joy To The World, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, The Christmas Dance, Christmas With A Capital "C", It's About The Cross)
• 5 karaoke videos to use for your Christmas service
• 4 lesson set-up videos from the Go Fish Guys
• Large Group activity and opening time for each lesson including Advent Wreath
• Small Group Bible Lessons
• Worksheets with activities for each lesson
• Audio CD (Songs: Joy To The World, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, The Christmas Dance, Christmas With A Capital "C", It's About The Cross, We Three Kings, The Little Drummer Boy, and My Jesus I Love Thee)
• DVD-Rom with all video files in Quicktime MOV (HD), Windows Media WMV (HD), and MPEG-1 (SD)
• CD-Rom with all lessons, manuals, craft information, coloring sheets, and much more in printable and e-mailable formats
• Craft idea for each lesson
• Print Music & Lyric File for the five video songs