November 30, 2016

Faith Kids Nativity Sound Effects - Version 1.4

These files are designed to be used with the Faith Kids Nativity Play, version 1.4. Rather than loading the files onto an mp3 player or burning them to a CD, the person running sound for the play can simply play them using the embedded players below.


Track 01 - Gabriel's Entrance Music



Track 02 - Dramatic Hit



Track 03- Dream Music



Track 04 - Shiny Ding



Track 05 - Cow Sounds



Track 06 - Shepherds Entrance Music



Track 07 - Angels Appear



Track 08 - Shepherds Run Around



Track 09 - Wise Men Entrance Music



Track 10 - Game Show Thinking Music



Track 11 - Star Music



Track 12 - God's Warning




Attribution
Track 01 - Gabriel Entrance Music
"Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 02 - Dramatic Hit, http://youtu.be/5deG9kavSyw

Track 03 - Dream Music
"Dreamy Flashback" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 04 - Shiny Ding, http://youtu.be/KvMhFVAUkL4

Track 05 - Cow Sounds, http://youtu.be/aB_DvZzbnbQ

Track 06 - Shepherd’s Entrance Music
"Fairytale Waltz" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 07 - Angels Appear
Arcadia Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 08 - Shepherds Run Around
Run Amok Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 09 - Game Show Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjDiB3BvVOQ

Track 10 - Wise Men Entrance Music
"Scheming Weasel (faster version)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 11 - Star Music
"Dreamy Flashback" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Track 12 - God’s Warning, Andrew Doane

November 13, 2016

NT 28 Jesus and Nicodemus

Reference: John 3:1-21

Story Summary:
   There was a member of the Pharisees named Nicodemus. He came to meet with Jesus secretly one night. Jesus told him something that sounded very strange: “No one can see God’s kingdom unless they are born again.” Nicodemus knew that a person can only be born once. He knew it was impossible to crawl back inside his mother and be born again. So he asked Jesus to explain what he meant.
   Jesus told Nicodemus that he needed to be born of water and spirit to enter God’s kingdom. This means that we need to have our sins washed away and have our spirits made alive by Jesus if we ever want to enter God’s kingdom.
   The Bible teaches us that we are all born dead in sin. Our bodies are alive, but our spirits are dead. Only God's Holy Spirit can make our spirits alive again. When God makes our spirits alive again, we can believe the good news that Jesus died and rose again for our sins, and enter God's kingdom, where one day we'll live with God forever!
 
Big Idea and Motions: Because our spirits are dead in sin, to enter God’s kingdom, we must be born again.
Because our spirits - hover your hand in a circular motion above your chest
Are dead in sin - cross your arms over your chest and bow your head
To enter God’s kingdom - swing your arms and march in place
We must be born again - pretend to cradle a baby

Verse / Motions: John 3:3, ESV - Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Truly - fold your arms and nod your head
I say - make your hands talk like a puppet
Born again - pat your belly
Cannot - hold your palms out and shake your head “no”
See - pretend to look through binoculars
Kingdom of God - pretend to put on a crown, then point up

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Who was the man who came to talk to Jesus? // Nicodemus
What was Nicodemus? // A Pharisee
At what time of day did Nicodemus come to talk with Jesus? // Night
What are the two parts God gives each person when he makes us? // Body and spirit
Jesus said, "No one can enter God’s kingdom unless"... what? // He is born again
When we’re born, what is wrong with our spirits? // They are dead in sin
Who is the only one who can make our spirits Live again? // God
What did Jesus do so that our spirits can be made alive again? // Died on the cross and rose from the dead
What must we do to be saved from our sins and enter God’s forever kingdom? // Believe in Jesus
What does it mean to be born again? // To have God make our spirits come alive so we can believe in Jesus

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - http://goo.gl/qEKSjv
Resources - http://goo.gl/zBXqes

July 10, 2016

NT 27 The Wise and Foolish Builders

Reference: Matthew 7:24­-27

Story Summary:
   At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told a story about wise and foolish builders. The wise man built his house upon rock, while the fool built his on sand. When the storm came, the fool's house fell down, but the wise man's house was still standing.
   Jesus said that one who hears his words and does them is a wise man. Someone who hears the words of Jesus and doesn't do them is a fool.
   In Jesus' story, the storm reminds us of God's judgment. When our life is over, we'll have to stand before God and be judged for what we've done. The wise man, who hears the words of Jesus, repents of his sin, and believes in Jesus to save him will remain standing on this day of judgment, just like the wise man's house in the story.
   But the fool, who heard Jesus' words but didn't believe in him, will fall on the day of judgment. He will be like the fool in Jesus' story, whose house fell with a great crash.

Big Idea and Motions: A wise person believes in Jesus and follows his commands.
Wise - tap your brain
Believes - pretend to grasp a rope in front of you with both hands
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms
Follows - march in place
Commands - pretend to open and read a Bible

Verse / Motions: John 3:16, ESV - For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
God - point up
Loved - put your hands over your heart
World - trace a large circle in the air with your hands
Gave - pretend to hold a box and give it away
Son - pretend to cradle a baby
Whoever - gesture your arms to both sides of you
Believes - pretend to grasp a rope in front of you with both hands
Him - point up
Perish - fold your arms over your chest in an X and bow your head
Eternal life - trace a ∞ symbol with your finger

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Who told the story about the two houses? // Jesus
What did the foolish man build his house upon? // The sand
What happened to the foolish man’s house when the storm came? // It fell with a great crash
What does a foolish person do when he hears Jesus’ words? // Nothing
What did the wise man build his house upon? // The rock
What happened to the wise man’s house when the storm came? // It kept standing
What does a foolish person do when they hear Jesus’ words? // Doesn’t believe or obey
What does a wise person do when they hear Jesus’ words? // Obeys them, believes him, does what he says
What did the storm stand for? // God’s judgment after we die
How do we keep from perishing when we’re judged by God? // Trusting in Jesus to save us

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - http://goo.gl/4qd04B
Resources - http://goo.gl/0PSOjD

July 3, 2016

NT 26 Jesus, Mary, and Martha

Reference: Luke 10:38-42

Story Summary:
   Jesus and his disciples went on their way. Jesus came to a village where a woman named Martha lived. She welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary.
   Mary sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was busy with all the things that had to be done. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, my sister has left me to do the work by myself. Don’t you care? Tell her to help me!”
   “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered. “You are worried and upset about many things. But only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better. And it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42, NIrV)

Big Idea and Motions: Nothing is more important than Jesus
Nothing - wag your finger “no”
Important - cross your arms and nod your head
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms

Verse / Motions: Psalm 119:72, ESV - The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Law - pretend to open a Bible
Mouth - point to your mouth
Better - hold your palms together, then pull them far apart
Me - point to yourself with two thumbs
Thousands - gesture your arms in a wide circle
Gold and silver - reach into your pockets and pretend to pull out coins

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
What were the two girls’ names in today’s story? // Mary and Martha
Who came to visit them? // Jesus
Which sister invited Jesus to their home? // Martha
What did Mary do while Jesus was there? // Sat at his feet and listened to him
What did Martha do while Jesus was there? // She was busy with all the things that had to be done
Does the Bible tell us exactly what Jesus said to Mary // No
What did Martha ask Jesus to do? // Tell Mary to help her
What did Jesus say to Martha? // Mary has chosen the better thing
Why was it better to spend time with Jesus than spend time cooking and cleaning? // Jesus never told Martha she had to do all those things, Jesus is God’s Son who died and rose again to save us
What is today’s big idea? // Nothing is more important than Jesus.
What is today’s Bible verse? // Exodus 20:3, ESV - You shall have no other gods before me.

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - http://goo.gl/7xuz0j
Resources - http://goo.gl/sVquN5

June 26, 2016

NT 25 The Lord’s Prayer

Reference: Matthew 6:9-13

Story Summary: 
      Jesus' disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. So Jesus gave his disciples a special prayer to pray. Many people call this prayer “The Lord’s Prayer” because it was given to us by the Lord Jesus. It’s made up of seven parts: an opening and seven requests.
   Jesus taught us to begin our prayers by calling God “our Father in heaven.” This reminds us that God loves and wants to take care of us even better than our fathers do.
   Then Jesus gave us six things to ask for. One, we pray that God’s name would be hallowed, or treated with special honor and respect.
     Two, we pray that God’s kingdom would come and the good news about Jesus would be believed by many people.    
     Three, we pray that God would be obeyed on earth as the angels obey him in heaven.
     Four, we pray that God would give us what our bodies need.
     Five, we pray that God would forgive our sins and help us forgive others.
     And six, we pray that God would keep us from sinning and protect us from evil.

Verse and Motions: Matthew 6:9-13, ESV - Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Father in heaven - hug yourself, then point up
Hallowed be your name - Place your palms together, then close your eyes and bow your head
Your kingdom come -Pretend to place a crown on your head
Will be done - pretend to open a Bible (where we find God’s will)
Earth - pat the floor with your hands
Heaven- reach up high with both hands
Daily bread - Pretend to take a bite from a sandwich
Forgive us - hold one hand palm up; pretend to brush something off it with the fingertips of your other hand
Forgiven our debtors - gesture to others
Temptation - Pretend to take a cooke from a plate, then swat that hand with your other hand
But deliver us from evil - Pretend to reach down and help someone up (“deliver”), then two thumbs down

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Why is it called the Lord’s Prayer? // Because the Lord Jesus gave it to us to pray.
What should we remember when we pray, “Our Father in heaven...”? // God is our Father and loves us.
How many times do we ask God for things in the Lord’s prayer? // Six.
What does “hallowed be your name” mean? // Father, help us and others treat your name with special honor.
What does “your kingdom come” mean? // Father, help us and others believe the good news about Jesus and come into your kingdom.
What does “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” mean? // Father, help us obey you like the angels obey in heaven.
What does “give us this day our daily bread” mean? // God, give us what we need for our bodies.
What does “forgive our debts as we have also forgiven our debtors” mean? // God, forgive our sins and help those who have sinned against us.
What does “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” mean? // God, help us obey you and help us when we’re tempted to sin.

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - http://goo.gl/kLg0SJ
Resources - http://goo.gl/KJSEvz

June 19, 2016

NT 24 Jesus Teaches About Praying

Reference: Matthew 6:5-8

Story Summary:
   One day, Jesus taught his disciples about prayer, which is talking with God. He told them about something things they should do when they pray, as well as some things they should definitely not be doing.
   First, he told them not to pray to be seen by others. Some people, like the Pharisees, loved to pray where others could see how holy and special they were. That's the kind of reward those people were looking for. Instead, Jesus told his disciples to go off and pray in secret because God the Father can hear what is said in secret.
   Second, Jesus told them to not go babbling on and on when they pray. Some people thought God would only listen to them if they went on and on and on when they prayed. But Jesus taught that God isn’t impressed when we use lots and lots of words when we pray. In fact, he knows what we need even before we ask him.

Big Idea and Motions: Prayer is talking with God.
Prayer - bow your head and fold your hands
Talking - make your hand talk like a puppet
God - point up

Verse / Motions: James 5:13, ESV - Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Anyone - point away from you with both index fingers
Suffering - hold out two fists
Pray - place your hands palms together
Anyone - point away from you with both index fingers
Cheerful - point to your cheeks and smile
Sing praise - place one hand over your heart and the other in the sky and sing these words

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
What is prayer? // Talking with God.
Why did some people love to pray in synagogue and street corners? // For others to see them.
What “reward” do you get when you pray to be seen by others? // People will think you’re important and that’s it
Instead of praying to be seen by others, what did Jesus say to do? // Go into your room and pray to God.
Does God hear us when we’re praying alone? Why? // Yes, because God is everywhere and all-powerful.
Why do some people use lots of words when they pray? // They think God will hear them if they use many words.
When does God know what we need? // Before we even ask.
When should we pray? // At all times.
Where can we pray? // Everywhere.
Who were some people who prayed to God when they were in trouble? // Jonah, Disciples, Tax Collector

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - http://goo.gl/bJjRZK
Resources - http://goo.gl/VCBcgk

June 12, 2016

NT 23 Jesus and Zacchaeus

Reference: Luke 19:1-10

Story Summary:
   When Jesus came to city of Jericho, a great crowd gathered to meet him. One of the people excited to see Jesus was a dirty, rotten, good-for-nothin' tax collector named Zacchaeus. But Zacchaeus was a short man. The only way he could see through the crowd was to climb up a sycamore tree.
   Jesus saw Zacchaeus in the tree and said, "I'm coming to your house today." The crowd was amazed that Jesus was going to the house of a "sinner."
   The Bible doesn't tell us what Jesus said to Zacchaeus at his house, but afterwards, Zacchaeus was a changed man. He gave half of his money to the poor and paid back the people he stole from four times the amount he took!
   Why was Zacchaeus different? Because he repented of his sins and trusted in Jesus to save him. When he did this, God forgave all of his sins and made him a brand new person on the inside!

Big Idea and Motions: When Jesus saves us, he makes us into brand new people..
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms
Saves - make the baseball “safe!” sign
Us - two thumbs pointing to yourself
Brand new - cover your face with both hands
People - uncover your face and thrust your hands into the air in celebration

Verse / Motions: 2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Anyone - gesture your arms in a wide circle
Christ - form a cross with your forearms.
Creation - pretend to hammer a nail
Old has passed away - pretend to pick up a box from the floor and toss it over your shoulder
Behold - cup your hands around your mouth
New has come - two thumbs up, then point to yourself with those two thumbs

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Who was the man from today’s story? // Zacchaeus
What job did Zacchaeus have? // Tax collector
Describe what Zacchaeus’ body was like. // Short
Who came to Zacchaeus’ city, the city of Jericho? // Jesus
Why couldn’t Zacchaeus see Jesus? // He was short and the crowd was in his way
When he couldn’t see over the crowd, what did Zacchaeus do? // Climb a tree
What did Jesus say to Zacchaeus? // I’m coming to your house today
How did the people feel about Jesus going to Zacchaeus’ house? // They were amazed he was visiting a sinner
After the meeting, what did Zacchaeus say he’d do? // Give ½ his money to the poor, pay back 4x what he stole
Why did Zacchaeus change into a new person? // After repenting/believing in Jesus, God made him a new person

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - http://goo.gl/pJl6Tq
Resources - http://goo.gl/H1iAxj