The Greatest Story Ever Told BIG Curriculum
Age Group: 1-5 years old & 6-12 years old
The Bible is not just a book, it’s The Greatest Story Ever Told! We take a birds eye view of the whole Bible in 9 lessons, from Genesis to Revelation seeing God’s salvation story unfold.
In this series children will discover the big picture themes of the Bible. Starting with Origins - where the story all began. In the opening scene we learn that we all need to be rescued and God has a plan! The story follows God’s people in Egypt and their journey to the promised land as we discover that God takes care of His people. Through a series of Judges and Kings we learn, from the good and bad, that God wants us to trust and obey Him.
The Hero of the story rises as we see God’s Chosen One, Jesus, spoken of by the prophets arrive announcing that The Kingdom of God is Here. An unexpected twist to the Saviour God’s people were looking for. Next, we discover that we have a Tale To Tell - a mission from Jesus to share the good news.
The Never Ending Story of God and His people continues as we follow the Early Church and the bold men and women who travelled to spread the Gospel. We learn that the Church is God’s plan for us and that the Great God adventure is to be shared. The story of God and His people is still being written today, we are all part of God’s story and Jesus will return… Coming Soon!
BIG PICTURE 1: ORIGINS
“I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT WITH YOU LAST FOREVER. IT WILL BE BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AFTER YOU FOR ALL TIME TO COME. I WILL BE YOUR GOD. AND I WILL BE THE GOD OF ALL YOUR FAMILY AFTER YOU.” GENESIS 17:7 (NIRV)
BIG IDEA 1: Opening Scene (1.1)
BIG POINT 1: We all need to Be rescued and God has A plan (1.1)
BIG IDEA 2: Invasion and Escape (1.2)
BIG POINT 2: God takes care of His People (1.2)
BIG IDEA 3: Judges and Kings (1.3)
BIG POINT 3: God wants us to trust and obey (1.3)
BIG PICTURE 2: A HERO RISES
“GOD SENT HIS SON TO BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD. WE SAW HIS SON AND ARE NOW TELLING OTHERS ABOUT HIM." 1 JOHN 4:14 (CEV)
BIG IDEA 1: The Chosen One (2.1)
BIG POINT 1: Jesus is God’s Son and our Saviour (2.1)
BIG IDEA 2: An Unexpected Twist (2.2)
BIG POINT 2: The Kingdom of God is here (2.2)
BIG IDEA 3: A Tale To Tell (2.3)
BIG POINT 3: We all have a mission from Jesus (2.3)
BIG PICTURE 3: NEVER ENDING
“LOOK! I AM COMING SOON! I BRING MY REWARDS WITH ME. I WILL REWARD EACH PERSON FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA. I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I AM THE BEGINNING AND THE END.” REVELATION 22:12-13 (NIRV)
BIG IDEA 1: What Happened Next? (3.1)
BIG POINT 1: The Church is God's plan for us (3.1)
BIG IDEA 2: Adventure Ahead (3.2)
BIG POINT 2: The Great God adventure is to be shared (3.2)
BIG IDEA 3: Coming Soon... (3.3)
BIG POINT 3: We are part of God’s story (3.3)