Today we got all caught up and will only focus on 1 letter a day (most days) until Christmas. We will also be reviewing some of the other letters and really trying to discuss what we have been learning.
Letter I was for Immanuel. Immanuel means "God with us". Immanuel is the name of the Messiah as prophesized by Isaiah in Isaiah 7:14 and 8:8 which I read to the kids. We also looked at Matthew 1:23. I could not find a craft or color page for this.
Next we looked at the beautiful name of Jesus. Jesus is the Savior of the world, the son of God. By defintion he is a teacher and prophet (which we will look at when we get to letter P) whose life and teachings form the basis of Christianity. We talked about his upcoming birthday and his parents Mary and Joseph again. We did J for Jesus tracing page with a nativity color page on the bottom. I also pulled out this Jacobs ladder activity which could be traced back to the H - Heaven we looked at yesterday and also J. Brody colored the words JOY.
K is Kneeling. We talked about what it means when we kneel while praying...it brings honor to God and shows we are humble. We looked at Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 22:40-41, Psalm 95:6). And we talked about that it is most important that we come humbly before God when we pray and with a sincere heart.
Next we looked at L for Love. Jesus loves everyone. We looked at 1 Cor 13, John 3:16, Galations 2:20, and 1 John 4:9:11. We colored a picture that shows how we love God with all our heart, soul and might. Brody did a little color sheet that shows L is for Lights which have been seeing a lot of. We are going to the Festival of Lights next week.