Unit 5: Billy Bob’s Barnyard Theater [Premium]


Over the course of theatrical history, a small handful of thespians have delivered performances that can only be described as genius. Billy Bob and his unreliable band of barnyard actors are not among them. Not even close! In fact, for one reason or another, they can?t even seem to make their way on stage. No worries, though! As everyone always says, ?The baby Jesus barnyard Christmas show must go on!? During ?Billy Bob?s Barnyard Theater,? kids will jump to the rescue by acting out four different stories about the greatest gift the world has ever known?the gift of Jesus.

This Premium Unit includes episodes of the “Journey Today Show” as well as additional Premium materials. The “JTS” videos are available for download one month before the use date listed. See the “Here’s What You Get” graphic below for more details.

Unit Information:

Lesson 5.1

Isaiah and the Burning Coal

Key Verse: 1 Peter 2:24

Big Idea: Jesus died for our sins, so we can live for righteousness.

Bible Basis: Isaiah 53

Lesson 5.2

An Angel Announces the Coming Birth

Key Verse: Luke 1:45

Big Idea: God blesses those who believe His promises.

Bible Basis: Luke 1:26-56; Matthew 1:18-25

Lesson 5.3

The Shepherds Proclaim: Jesus is Born

Key Verse: Luke 2:17

Big Idea: Jesus is God’s gift to the world, so we can share that gift with others.

Bible Basis: Luke 2:1-21

Lesson 5.4

Simeon and Anna

Key Verse: 1 Sam 26:23

Big Idea: God is faithful to His people and He rewards those who are faithful to Him.

Bible Basis: Luke 2:22-40


PLEASE NOTE: The “Journey Today Show” videos are available for download one month before the use date listed above. 


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*** There will be glimpses of God’s salvation plan throughout the year, but there will be four lessons where that plan is communicated clearly and kids will have an opportunity to respond. Those lessons are denoted with *** next to the lesson title.

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  • Journey Today Show lesson video
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  • Weekly email template to send to families
  • Additional small group activity 

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