Ark Kids Elementary: Great Joy (Christmas Series)

“Great Joy” is a series all about, well, joy. This is a great Christmas series because kids often associate this holiday with a lot to be happy about. But we want kids to realize that Jesus’ birth brought a joy that lasts way beyond a day or a season, and it’s not dependent on getting cool presents or being in perfect circumstances. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we want kids to know that He makes Great Joy available all year long!



Lessons

Great Joy Week 1
Great Joy Week 1

God Keeps His Promises!

Rusty is trying to recreate a "Charlie Brown Christmas" for an online film festival. However, everyone in the has forgotten their promises to help him. Thankfully, the Christmas story reminds the gang to keep their word to Rusty.

Great Joy Week 2
Great Joy Week 2

God Loves Us All The Same!

It's time for the gift exchange at the lab, and Rusty decided that he would spend all of his money on a gift for the prince and leave his friend, Herman, out in the cold. It sounds like Rusty needs to learn a lesson from the Christmas story. God loves us all the same.

Great Joy Week 3
Great Joy Week 3

Jesus Is Our Savior!

Herman and Rusty are buying toys for their annual toy drive. However, Rusty decides to use his money to invest in another Hans Von Striker scheme. They're going to need some serious help to find their way out of this mess. This lesson presents God’s gift of salvation. Every church presents the Gospel with slight variations and nuances. Read through the steps before teaching. Present the Gospel in a way that is consistent with the scripture and God’s leading.

Great Joy Week 4
Great Joy Week 4

Jesus Is King!

Skip McDougal decides to host Channel 4's Holiday Special from Herman's lab. Things go awry when Skip can seem to get the real Christmas story right.