Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Today, we're exploring what it looks like to be prepared for Jesus. One day, He will come again, and we can start preparing now.


What have been your highs and Lows from the Last week? What has God given you this week?


Sing and Dance

It may be a Christmas song, but "Joy to the World" talks about preparing room in our hearts for Jesus. Let's sing it!

God's Word

Read today's story from Matthew 25 1:1-13 ERV.

“At that time God’s kingdom will be like ten girls who went to wait for the bridegroom. They took their lamps with them. 2 Five of the girls were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The foolish girls took their lamps with them, but they did not take extra oil for the lamps. 4 The wise girls took their lamps and more oil in jars. 5 When the bridegroom was very late, the girls could not keep their eyes open, and they all fell asleep.

6 “At midnight someone announced, ‘The bridegroom is coming! Come and meet him!’7 “Then all the girls woke up. They made their lamps ready. 8 But the foolish girls said to the wise girls, ‘Give us some of your oil. The oil in our lamps is all gone.’ 9 “The wise girls answered, ‘No! The oil we have might not be enough for all of us. But go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “So the foolish girls went to buy oil. While they were gone, the bridegroom came. The girls who were ready went in with the bridegroom to the wedding feast. Then the door was closed and locked. 11 “Later, the other girls came. They said, ‘Sir, sir! Open the door to let us in.’ 12 “But the bridegroom answered, ‘Certainly not! I don’t even know you.’ 13 “So always be ready. You don’t know the day or the time when the Son of Man will come.

Memory Verse

"Therefore be alert, because you don't know either the day or the hour." Matthew 25:13 HCSB

God's people prepared for Jesus' first coming in the Old Testament. We prepare for when He will come again! Soon, we will enter the season of Advent which is all about preparing for Jesus.


Were all of the bridesmaids prepared for the wedding? What did five forget? What are some things you would do to prepare for a visit from Jesus? How can you be Prepared to share Jesus' Light?


The girls in the parable prepared for the bridegroom by keeping oil in their candles. With an adult's help, make a candle. Light it to remind you to shine Jesus' light and prepare for when He will come again.

Pray+ Bless

Prayer: Dear Jesus, Help us to prepare for when you will come again to make everything right forever and ever. Amen.

Blessing: Circle up as a household. Pick someone to start the blessing. They say, "Jesus comes for us. And that means me (place a hand on your chest). And that means you (place your other hand on the shoulder of the person next to you)". Pass the blessing by repeating those words and actions. When the blessing makes it back to the first person, they say, "Go and bless the world."

Two "Talk" questions from Whirl Grades 1–2 Leader Guide. wearesparkhouse.org. © 2014 sparkhouse. Blessing inspired by Sparkhouse Digital.