Live animals on stage? 75 elementary school kids flying like angels in the air? It’s up to Lucille and Olivia to bring Liz’s Christmas drama back to earth. And Grandpa has a story that might do just that.Play Episode
Episode Theme: God sometimes works in unexpected ways.
1. God is in control. Does this thought give you peace?
2. If you had been in charge of organizing Jesus’ birth, would you have changed anything? If you were in control, would you have angels still proclaim about Jesus’ birth to those poor shepherds? Or would you have them announce Jesus’ birth to more important people instead - like priests in the temple? Think about it. Being a shepherd wasn’t a very good job back in Bible times. Could they even be trusted? According to Luke 2:20, the shepherds did a great job: “As the shepherds returned to their sheep, they were praising God and saying wonderful things about him. Everything they had seen and heard was just as the angel had said.” God chose them to tell the story and spread the news. Their lives were changed forever. How many lives were changed by their stories? As you listen to this episode, think about how the Bible’s Christmas story shows that God is in control.
“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord”Isaiah 55:8
Liz thinks that the way he sees things is the way that the Christmas pageant should be done. Throughout history, God’s people have always had their own plans and their own ways of seeing things. At the beginning of the New Testament, people were expecting a Messiah. They had ideas of what he would do. They were expecting a king (like David). They thought this king would free them from the rule of the Romans. Their plan included swords, and armies and lots of victories. They expected these things of Jesus. But they were very disappointed that God’s plan was not the same as their own plan. Some of them couldn’t understand it at all! And in the end, they crucified Jesus.
Today, you have your plans for what you think will make you happy. For example, you make choices about how to spend your time and how to spend your money. But maybe, when you talk about your own plans, you could add the phrase “The Lord willing”. This small act can help you remember that God is in control.
What does Lucille accidentally hit Olivia with when she runs into her?
A big bag of feathers.
How many kids does Liz want flying with angel wings?
At first, he wants a couple of hundred and then asks Lucille for 75.
What job does Grandpa ask Liz to help with?
Trimming some pine branches for decorating the church foyer.
What kind of race does Buddy beat Jimmy at?
A skating race.
What animals does Lucille bring to the rehearsal?
Goats and a camel.
Make a Reverse Advent Calendar: Find a basket or box. Each day leading up to Christmas, put a new useful item in the box (canned food, cleaning supplies, toys). Then, around Christmas time, donate the basket and its contents to a local charity. This year, make someone else’s Christmas a little bit brighter.
Have fun making the paper chain decoration. Then countdown to Christmas by reading each day's verse and using the daily clue to begin unlocking the season's big surprise.
Listen to these fun Kids Corner episodes. Cut out the Bible verse bookmarks and use them as daily reminders of the verses from these episodes.
What if for one year you documented God's faithfulness in your life? The Kids Corner Memory Jar activity helps your family make a habit of remembering every God's did for you throughout the year. You'll be amazed at His awesome faithfulness.
Welcome to Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 3.” Can you find solutions for all fourteen Kids Corner Bible puzzles?
Welcome to Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 4, Christmas Edition.” Find solutions for all seven Kids Corner Bible puzzles. Merry Christmas!
Welcome to Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 5, Easter Edition.” Can you figure out all nine Kids Corner Bible puzzles? Happy Easter!
The Life of Jesus coloring pages illustrates both the miracles and parables of Jesus. Share the pictures and the verses that tell each story.
Make this mezuzah craft to remind you how God’s word needs to be on your heart. Hang it somewhere in your home so that you see it daily!
God Will Never Stop Loving You. Put your worries aside.
This Bible bookmark can give you daily reminders of key passages to guide you and your family in prayer life. Please store these bookmarks in your Bibles as great tools to support you in all your prayers!
¡Esta canción es acerca usar palabras de bondad, gracia y amor!
Here's a song about saying words of kindness, grace and love!
When God promises a miracle, God delivers a miracle. All we have to do is follow His instructions. Joshua and all of the Israelites discovered this at the Battle of Jericho. Listen to this amazing story.
At Christmas, God came to earth as a little baby. Listen to this dramatic presentation of the miracle of Jesus as seen through the eyes of Mary.
How did Jesus' ministry begin? Listen to this story how Jesus met John the Baptist and hear what happened.
Jesus told stories about the kingdom of God everywhere. Here is a story of a master who gave a feast and the guests he invited.
Ever wonder how God feels about sinners who ask for His forgiveness? Listen to this story Jesus told.
At Easter, we believe and celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Listen to this story of a little girl from Galilee who believed because she experienced Jesus' resurrection power in her own life.
At Easter, two crowds faced Jesus at different times. One crowd wanted to make him king, and the other crowd wanted him crucified. Listen to the second part of this Easter story.
At Easter, Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. Listen to the third part of this Easter story.
At Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the victory over sin. Listen to the fourth part of this Easter story.
Jesus is the ruler over all things. In this story, listen how he showed his power even over the demons that followed Satan.
Have you ever been in so much trouble that you thought there was no way God could help you or hear your prayers? Then you should meet Paul and his friend Silas.
When people encounter Jesus, their lives are changed. Meet Saul, a man that God changed into the greatest missionary in history.
Morrie Clumptoes is back in town! Liz and Spike have the whole weekend planned, but Morrie has his own plans for his visit home.
Liz needs to discover the real truth. What does “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” really mean?
Liz and Lucille think they will have no problem finding 50 good people in Terrene, but as they meet with friends and family, they find it is not as easy as they thought.
Lucille faces a dilemma when the scaleball championships are scheduled for Sunday mornings. What will she do?
What if you had been there the night Jesus was born? Liz and friends find themselves in Bethlehem reliving the incredible Christmas story.
Liz, Spike, and Lucille let their greatest fears control them. Can Granny show them God’s joy for their lives or are they doomed to wear buckets on their heads?
A tornado traps the gang in a pile of rubble. How are they going to get out, and why is Lucille acting so strangely?
The Social Media buzz is hitting Terrene! And everyone is on board…except Lucille. She doesn’t see the point, until she meets the website's creator!
Liz really wants to be elected to student council, and he’s got a secret weapon to win. Will his plan work?
Liz becomes trapped. How will he be rescued from an underground tunnel?
Bad news! The rescue workers can’t find Liz and Morrie anywhere! Who will rescue them?
Spike has a huge dilemma: if he wears his glasses, Cole will make Spike’s life miserable, but if he doesn’t wear his glasses, Spike will strike out in the big baseball game.
When the gang arrives in Ireland they meet Aven, the girl who contacted them for help. But before they even get out of the airport Liz is kidnapped!
Faraway from home, Liz has to discover a way to escape from his kidnappers.
Liz gets away with everything! That's what his sister Linda thinks. And what do a coin and missing chick have to do with precious Liz?
Linda hates that Liz is the special child who always gets what he wants. Grandpa and Granny teach some lessons from Luke 15 to help change her mind.
When a tragedy happens to a Terrene family, Liz has a decision to make. Is it an easy one or not?
Liz learns about St.Patrick and makes a decision to share God's word with some special people who need to hear it.
Does wishing on a charm make Liz and Spike the most popular kids in school? Grandpa decides to teach the kids a lesson "Elijah style".
Liz the dog sitter? Can Liz be dependable when something fun comes up or will he end up in the doghouse?
Liz is ready to win his first 10K race. He’s eating right, visualizing the trophy, telling all his friends—everything but actually training. How does his unique preparations help on race day?
Liz and his friends are on a mission trip. Their job is to build a school and tell kids about Christ, but they are facing strong opposition.
Grandpa wants the church school class to learn the connection between prayer and action, so he challenges them to go out and find prayer stories!
Morrie's mom in the hospital. A terrible storm. A power outage. Morrie missing. Can Liz save the day?
Liz doesn't sleep for days because he is preparing for the big spelling bee.
How much trouble can Liz cause at his dad's job in just one day?
Liz digs up a time capsule left by the founders of Terrene. Everyone’s excited until a valuable item goes missing. Can Liz solve this mystery before Granny goes to jail?
Liz is celebrating Granny’s birthday on a special train ride, but what happened to Granny?
Where's Granny? Now the train has left without Liz and his friends. This mystery's clues don’t make any sense.
Liz and his friends travel back in time and see the events after Jesus’ resurrection. Experience for yourself how our Savior conquered sin, death, and Satan for us all on this episode of Kids Corner.
How do people deal with loss? The kids are saddened when a death occurs in the Terrene community. At the same time, Lucille has to say goodbye to a favorite aunt who is going to do far away missions. How do you say goodbye?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet Jesus? Or to be in Jerusalem the very week Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead?
Christian Pop Star Carrie Grace is coming to Terrene! And she’s offering VIP passes for a party with her! Liz and the gang are all certain they have what is needed to win the contest. What does it take to win the prize?
Look out! Liz disobeys his dad, and then he and Spike are all tangled up with robbers.
After Liz uses the expression, “Oh, geez,” Grandpa teaches the kids what it means to honor God’s name.
What does glorifying God in everything we do have to do with skydiving? Yup. Skydiving and Liz...
Live animals on stage? 75 elementary school kids flying like angels in the air? It’s up to Lucille and Olivia to bring Liz’s Christmas drama back to earth. And Grandpa has a story that might do just that.