Jesus is the Savior the angels told about.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Jesus is the Savior the angels told about."

Transcription

1 Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds Lesson 3 Bible Point Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Bible Verse Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n learn that angels were messengers for God, n hear how the angels proclaimed Jesus birth, n teach Pockets how to tell others about God, and n see how they can tell others the good news about Jesus. Teacher Enrichment Bible Basis n Angels announce Jesus birth to shepherds. Luke 2:8-14 Why do you suppose God sent a host of heavenly beings to announce the birth of God s Son to a bunch of shepherds? Why not to kings and royalty? Why not to priests and religious leaders? Shepherds were about the lowliest class of people in the culture. Tending animals kept them from strictly observing religious laws regarding ceremonial cleanliness, and they had a reputation for being thieves! Again, why shepherds? We really don t know why, but we can probably assume that these shepherds were not like the stereotype. God likely chose a group of shepherds who were faithful in following him. And just maybe God chose to announce Jesus birth to them because these common folk would be more likely to receive him wholeheartedly than anyone else. Perhaps they were the ones who needed Jesus most! As the shepherds needed Jesus, so do your preschoolers. They, too, can rejoice with the angels that God sent his Son, Jesus, into the world to live as an example for us and to die for our sins. Prayer Read John 3:16. What does Jesus coming to earth mean for you? for your students? Pray: Lord, I want to thank you for coming to earth for me because Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6 39

2 Lesson 3 Before the Lesson n Collect the necessary items for the activities you plan to use. Refer to the Classroom Supplies and Learning Lab Supplies columns to determine what you ll need. n Make photocopies of the Today I Learned handout (at the end of this lesson) to send home with your children. n Pray for the children in your class and for God s direction in teaching the lesson. This Lesson at a Glance Welcome Time Let s Get Started Direct children to one or more of the optional activities until everyone arrives. What Children Will Do Classroom Supplies Learning Lab Supplies Welcome! Receive name tags, and be greeted by the teacher. Option 1: Good-News Phones Make telephones, and give messages to others. Option 2: Make a Message Record important messages to God, and learn that God listens. Option 3: What an Angel Make heavenly angels to remind them that angels told about Jesus birth. Perfect Present Name Tags (p. 22), markers, safety pins or tape Paper cups, string, crayons, pencil, scissors Audio recorder Paper cups, white paper, gold or yellow chenille wires, tape, scissors, crayons Bible Story Time Pick Up Our Toys Sing a song as they pick up toys and gather for Bible Story Time. Setting the Stage Relay important messages, and learn the importance of listening. Bible Song and Prayer Time Sing a song, bring out the Bible, and pray together. Hear and Tell the Bible Story Hear from Luke 2:8-14 how the angels proclaimed Jesus birth, and sing a song. CD player Good-news phones from Option 1 Bible, construction paper, scissors, CD player, basket Bible, CD player Closing Do the Bible Story Use bubbles to retell the Bible story, and sing a song. Listen Up Help Pockets hear the good news. Flashlight, CD player, bubble solution and wand Earmuffs or scarf Share the Message Share a message and a prayer with a friend. *See the end of this lesson for extra-time ideas and supplies. 40 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6

3 Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds Welcome Time SUPPLIES: Perfect Present Name Tags (p. 22), markers, safety pins or tape Bend down and make eye contact with children as they arrive. Greet each child individually with an enthusiastic smile. Thank each child for coming to class today. As children arrive, ask them how they put last week s lesson into practice. Ask questions such as Who is the Savior born in Bethlehem? and How did you make room in your life for Jesus last week? Say: Today we re going to learn that Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Hand out the present name tags children made during Lesson 1, and help children attach name tags to their clothing. If any of the name tags were damaged or if children weren t in class that week, have children make new name tags using the photocopiable patterns. Direct children to the Let s Get Started activities you ve set up. Let s Get Started Let s Get Started activities range from fine-motor manipulatives to dramatic play with dress-up clothing and props to arts and crafts. Allow plenty of space in each activity area for children to move freely. Five- and six-year-olds use dramatic play to try on roles and process what they know and feel about relationships and the world around them. Set out small dishes and cups, a small table, and typical toy kitchen appliances. If your budget is limited, ask a parent to make play furniture out of wood, or use sturdy cardboard boxes. Dolls, blankets, and a doll bed are important elements in an earlychildhood classroom. Set up one or more of the following activities for children to do as they arrive. After you greet each child, invite him or her to choose an activity. Circulate among the children to offer help as needed and to direct their conversation toward today s lesson. Ask questions such as Have you ever told an important message to someone? or How can you tell people about God? n Option 1: Good-News Phones SUPPLIES: paper cups, string, crayons or markers, pencil, scissors Before this activity, cut a 5-foot length of string for each child. You ll also need two paper cups for each good-news phone. Set a pencil on the table along with crayons or markers, the string, and the cups. Tell the children they ll each need two cups and a string for this project. Show them how to gently push the tip of the pencil lead through the bottom of each cup to make a small hole. Have children push one end of a string through one hole from the outside of the cup. Tie the string in a knot so it can t be pulled back through the hole. Then have children pull the other end of the string through the hole in the second cup, and tie a knot in the end of the string. Let them decorate their phones with crayons or markers. Be sure children make a few sets of good-news phones. You ll be using them later in the Setting the Stage activity. As the children work, point out that sometimes we have important messages to tell others. Tell children that God s angels told about Jesus birth in Bethlehem. Encourage the children to each find a partner and practice telling each other about Jesus birth. Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6 41

4 Lesson 3 Children this age sometimes forget to take turns, and they may need a little prompting. A kitchen timer or egg timer can be a fun way to remind kids when it s time to give someone else a turn. n Option 2: Make a Message SUPPLIES: audio recorder Using an audio recorder, have children take turns recording messages to God. Children may want to tell God how their day is going or that Grandma isn t feeling well or who their friends are. Encourage them to think of different ways to give God their messages, such as singing God a favorite song or making up a short thank you rhyme. Point out that this recorder is only for giving messages to God. As the children are recording their messages, tell them that Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Point out that God heard the angels and that God hears children, too. Every message is important to God, and God listens whenever we speak to him. n Option 3: What an Angel SUPPLIES: paper cups, white paper, gold or yellow chenille wires, tape, scissors, crayons or markers Before class, cut 6-inch circles from white paper. Then cut the circles in half. You ll be using them for angel wings in this activity. Place the paper cups, gold or yellow chenille wires, paper semicircles, tape, and markers or crayons on a table. Tell the children they ll be making angels because Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Tell children to turn the paper cups upside down and each draw a face and hair on the side of the cup, toward the top. Show children how each can make a halo by bending half of a chenille wire into a ring, and then bending the remaining half of the chenille wire straight down. Have each child poke the straight wire into a cup to make a halo above the angel s face. Demonstrate how to fold the semicircle accordion-style and tape it to the back of the angel to make the wings. Encourage children to use crayons or markers to add hands and other features. As children work, ask questions such as Have you ever shared important news? Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. When everyone has arrived and you re ready to move on to Bible Story Time, encourage the children to finish what they re doing and get ready to clean up. n Pick Up Our Toys SUPPLIES: CD player Lead children in singing Pick Up Our Toys (track 2) with the CD track 2 to the tune of Skip to My Lou. Encourage children to sing along as they help clean up the room. You ll be using this song each week to alert children to start picking up. At first they may need a little encouragement. But after a few weeks, picking up and singing along will become a familiar routine. If you want to include the names of all the children in the class, sing the song without the CD, and repeat the naming section. If you choose to use the CD, vary the names you use each week. 42 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6

5 Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds We will pick up our toys. We will pick up our toys. We will pick up our toys, And put them all away. (Repeat.) There s [name] picking up toys. There s [name] picking up toys. There s [name] picking up toys, Putting them all away. Bible Story Time n Setting the Stage SUPPLIES: good-news phones from Option 1 Tell the children you ll clap your hands to get their attention. Explain that when you clap, children are to stop what they re doing, raise their hands, and focus on you. Encourage children to respond quickly so you ll have time for all the fun activities you ve planned. Say: Let s count off by threes to play a message game. When each child has a number, gather the Twos in the center of the room and the Ones and Threes at opposite ends of the room. Hand a good-news phone from Option 1 to each of the Ones. If you chose not to do Option 1, play the game by having children whisper to each other instead of using good-news phones. We re going to see what it s like to listen to and repeat an important message. I ll whisper the message to all the Ones. They ll take their goodnews phones and find a Two to tell. Then the Twos will take the good-news phones to the Threes and tell them the message. When a Three hears the message, he or she will say it aloud. Use the Bible Points from past lessons as important messages. Jesus is the Savior God promised. Jesus is the Savior born in Bethlehem. When the first message has gone to the end of the line and has been said aloud, start again with a new message. Have the children switch places so each gets a turn to be the messenger. After you ve finished, put the phones aside and sit with children in a circle on the floor. Ask: What happened to the messages we passed? (They turned out silly; it was hard to understand.) Why is it good to pass on important messages and to listen carefully? (So we ll know what s going on; so we ll be wiser; so we can tell others.) Can you tell about a time you shared an important message with someone? How did the message help that person? (I told my brother about our new puppy, and he was happy; I gave my mom a message that the neighbor told me to pass on, and it helped my mom know what was going on.) What might happen if we forget an important message? (Someone might miss something or be hurt; it wouldn t be good to miss an important message.) Say: There are many ways to pass along messages. We use phones, radios, televisions, computers, and newspapers to pass on special news. When God has important news he wants us to hear, he sometimes sends angels as messengers. Today we ll hear how the angels told the good news about Jesus birth. Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6 43

6 Lesson 3 n Bible Song and Prayer Time SUPPLIES: Bible, construction paper, scissors, CD player, basket or box Before class, make surprise cards for this activity track 3 by cutting construction paper into 2x6-inch slips. Prepare a surprise card for each child, plus a few extras for visitors. Fold the cards in half, and stamp the gift stamp inside one of the surprise cards. Bookmark Luke 2:8-14 in the Bible you ll be using. Have the children sit in a circle. Say: Each week when we come to our circle for our Bible story, I ll choose someone to be the Bible person. The Bible person will bring me the Bible marked with our Bible story for that week. Each of you will get a chance to be the Bible person. Before I choose today s Bible person, let s sing our Bible song. As we sing, I ll hand out surprise cards. Don t look inside your surprise card until the song is over. Lead children in singing Read God s Book (track 3) with the CD to the tune of The Muffin Man. As you sing, hand out the folded surprise cards. Choose children to be the surprisecard collector, the Bible replacer (to put the Bible away), and the cheerleader. Just be sure to keep track of who fills your roles each week so each child gets a chance to feel special. Now it s time to read God s book, Read God s book, read God s book. Now it s time to read God s book. Let s hear a Bible story. (Repeat 3x.) After the song, say: You may look inside your surprise cards. The person who has the gift stamped inside his or her card will be our Bible person for today. Identify the Bible person. Ask the Bible person to bring you the Bible. Lead the class in clapping for the Bible person, cheering, and making fun applause sound effects by slapping your thighs with your palms. Help the Bible person open the Bible to the marked place, and show children where your story comes from. Then have the Bible person sit down. Say: [Name] was our special Bible person today. Each week we ll have only one special Bible person, but each one of you is a special part of our class! Today we re all learning that Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Let s say a special prayer now and ask God to help us learn that we can tell others about Jesus, too. I ll pass around this basket. When the basket comes to you, put your surprise card in it and say, God, please help me tell others about Jesus. Have a child pass around the basket or box. After your helper has collected everyone s surprise card, set the basket aside, and pick up the Bible. Lead children in this prayer: God, thank you for the Bible and for all the stories in it. Teach us today that Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. In Jesus name, amen. 44 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6

7 Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds n Hear and Tell the Bible Story SUPPLIES: Bible, CD player Bring out the Jesus birth story figures. Lay the track 5 figures on the floor. Sit with the children around the figures. Ask: Who can remember last week s story and tell about the special baby who was born? Allow time for children to share about Jesus birth in the stable in Bethlehem. Hold up the Bible. Say: Our Bible story today comes from the book of Luke. You can help tell the story. We ll carefully pass the Bible around the circle as I tell part of the story. When I stop, the person holding the Bible will use the figures to help tell the story. If you re holding the Bible when I stop, and you ve already used the figures, choose someone else to do it. If you have more children than figures, let some of the children work in pairs. Pass the Bible and say: Think about the excitement Mary and Joseph must have felt when baby Jesus was born! Well, God was excited, too. God thought of a special way to tell the good news about Jesus birth. God sent angels to tell the good news, and Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Stop. Have the child holding the Bible find the shepherds figure and put it in the center. Pass the Bible and say: An angel appeared to some shepherds who were watching their sheep the night Jesus was born. Stop and have the child holding the Bible put the sheep next to the shepherd. Pass the Bible and say: A bright light appeared around the angel, and the shepherds were scared! The angel told the shepherds not to be afraid. He told the shepherds great news. Stop. Have a child show what the shepherd might do if he was scared. Pass the Bible and say: The angel said a Savior had been born in Bethlehem! Ask: Who is the Savior God promised? (Jesus!) Pass the Bible and continue the Bible story. Say: Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. The angel told the shepherds that they would find the special baby lying in a manger, wrapped in cloth. Stop. Let a child add the manger to the center. Pass the Bible and say: Then a very large group of angels joined the first angel. They were all so happy that Jesus had been born! The angels began to sing and praise God! Stop and have everyone cheer about this great news. Ask: How were the angels messengers for God? (Because they told what God said to tell; because they told the world about Jesus birthday.) Do you think the angels had an important job? Explain. (Yes, they were doing God s work; yes, telling people about Jesus is important.) Do you think anyone can be a messenger and tell people about Jesus? Explain. (Yes, we can tell people about Jesus love; no, only angels are important enough.) How can we be messengers and tell others about Jesus? (We can tell them with our voices; we can share the Bible with them; we can pray with them; we can be kind and forgiving.) Why is it important to tell others about Jesus, our Savior? (Because Jesus can help us; because he loves us; because Jesus can save us from the wrong things we do.) This Bible story is featured in My First Hands-On Bible. Order several now for your ministry at group.com. Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6 45

8 Lesson 3 Say: We can all be messengers for God when we tell people the good news about Jesus. The angels were so happy to tell about Jesus birth that they sang a song. We can sing a song that tells others a message from the Bible. Open your Bible to 1 Timothy 1:15, and show children the words. The message comes from 1 Timothy 1:15, and the words to this Bible verse are Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Lead children in singing, Jesus Came Into the World (1 Timothy 1:15), track 5 on the CD, to the tune of The Muffin Man. Jesus came into the world, To the world, To the world. Jesus came into the world, To save us from our sin. (Repeat 3x.) Say: Jesus also came into the world to be our friend. Let s sing this song again, and as we sing we ll pass around this gift box. When you are holding the gift box, silently thank Jesus for coming into the world for you! Play the song again, and pass the gift box around as you sing. If you have more than 10 children in your class, pass two or three gift boxes to move the activity along more quickly. n Do the Bible Story SUPPLIES: flashlight, CD player, bubble solution and wand track 4 Have kids sit on the floor. Say: Let s take a close look at some bubbles. I m going to blow them toward you. Don t touch the bubbles or do anything to them. Let s just watch as they float to the floor. Blow a few bubbles, and wait till they land. Then ask: What shapes did you see? (Round; wobbly balls; circles.) What color are bubbles? (Lots of colors; the rainbow.) What do you think is special about bubbles? (They make me feel happy; they re fun.) Say: Bubbles are beautiful and special. They reflect the colors around us. That s why it looks like you can see a rainbow in each bubble. Blow a few more bubbles for kids to look at and touch. People have tried to make different shapes of bubbles, but they always come out round. These bubbles remind me of the angels in our Bible story today because the angels were special and beautiful, too. They brought joy to the shepherds. Let s use our bubbles now to review our Bible story. Pretend you re the shepherds. Lie down or sit down, like you re a tired shepherd resting in the field at night with your sheep. Have a volunteer turn off the lights. It s a night like any other night, dark and cold, and you re sleepy. The shepherds didn t know something exciting was happening that 46 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6

9 Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds night, until a big, beautiful angel appeared! Blow one large bubble. Let one of the children shine the flashlight on the bubble as it floats to the ground. Show me how you think the shepherds looked when they saw the angel! Pause while children respond. They were scared and surprised! Then the angel said, I have great news! A Savior is born today in the town of Bethlehem! You ll find him in a stable, wrapped in cloths. Blow another large bubble and say: Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Then suddenly the sky was filled with lots and lots of angels, all singing God s praises! Blow lots of bubbles toward the kids. You can touch the bubbles now to show that the shepherds were happy to hear the angels singing. When all the bubbles have popped, say: Let s sing Away in a Manger. As we sing, we ll move around the room like the angels. We ll also blow bubbles as we sing and float through the air. You can pop as many bubbles as you want while you sing and float. Lead the children in singing Away in a Manger (track 4) with the CD. When you ve finished singing, turn off the CD player and put away the bubbles. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay. If you do this activity in an uncarpeted room, be careful that too much bubble solution doesn t drip on the floor, as it will make the floor slippery. To keep the floor from getting too slick, limit the bubble blowing to a specific part of the room. Away in a Manger by John Thomas McFarland and James R. Murray. Closing n Listen Up SUPPLIES: earmuffs or scarf Before class, place earmuffs on Pockets or tie a large scarf over her ears. Have the children sit in a circle. Take out Pockets the Kangaroo, and go through the following script. After you finish the script, put Pockets away and out of sight. Teacher: Pockets: Teacher: Pockets: Teacher: Hello, Pockets! We have exciting news! (Hums and looks all around but not at the teacher.) Pockets! We ve got something to tell you. Wouldn t you like to hear? (Continues to hum.) (To the children) Why do you suppose Pockets can t hear what we re trying to tell her? (Let the children tell you that Pockets ears are covered. Encourage them to help Pockets take off her earmuffs or scarf.) Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6 47

10 Lesson 3 Pockets: Teacher: Pockets: Teacher: Pockets: Well, hello! You re sure a quiet bunch today. I haven t heard a peep out of you all morning! You look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, though. (Shaking head) Pockets, Pockets! Why were you covering up your ears? I heard it might rain for my family s picnic tomorrow. I didn t want to hear any more bad news, so I covered my ears! Oh, Pockets. (Smiling) Well, you almost missed some very good news that we want to tell you about. Right, children? Let s be messengers and tell Pockets about the angels and their good news. (Allow time for the children to share with Pockets.) WOW! Jesus birthday! That is exciting news! I can be like the angels in the Bible story and tell the good news, too. Teacher: That s right, Pockets. We can all be God s messengers. Jesus is the Savior the angels told about, and we can tell others the good news, too. Pockets: I m so happy you all told me such great news! Even if it does rain on my picnic, I won t mind! Bye, kids! Permission to photocopy this script from Group s Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K granted for local church use. Copyright Group Publishing, Inc., 1515 Cascade Avenue, Loveland, CO group.com You may wish to use the messages children recorded during the Let s Get Started activities. Ask the children who recorded messages if this is all right with them. Some children may have said personal things in their messages to God and may not want to share those messages aloud with the class. n Share the Message SUPPLIES: none Say: Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Messages from God are very important. So are the messages we give to God. Find a partner, and we ll share quiet messages to God. When I turn the lights off and on once, share a message with your partner. You may say a thank you to God or tell God something you re concerned about. For example, you might say, I m worried about my sister who s sick or Thank you, God, for giving me neat parents. Be sure each of you shares a message. Turn the lights off and on. After a few moments, close by saying: Let s pray. Dear God, we thank you that Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Please help us listen when you have something to say. Show us how to be good messengers and tell others about Jesus every day. In Jesus name, amen. Collect name tags for next week s use, and remind children to take home any crafts they made today. 48 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6

11 Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds Growing closer to Jesus extends beyond the classroom. Photocopy the Today I Learned handout (at the end of this lesson) for this week, and send it home with your children. Encourage parents to use the handout to plan meaningful family activities to reinforce this week s topic. Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6 49

12 Lesson 3 For Extra Time If you have a long class time or want to add additional elements to your lesson, try one of the following activities. n Lively Learning: Angels in a Cloud Choose two or three pairs of children to be Clouds. Have each pair face each other and hold hands at arm s length as if playing London Bridge. Have the pairs of Clouds scattered around the room while the rest of the children pretend to be Angels and stand in the center of the room. Explain that when you call out, Angels in a Cloud, the Angels should run to duck under the arms of the Clouds. There may be only one Angel per Cloud pair. If an Angel is left without a Cloud, he or she may call out the next round. After a few turns, switch Angels and Clouds. n Make to Take: Angel Ornaments n Treat to Eat: Sweet Angels Have children make halos to wear. Set a roll of aluminum foil, safety scissors, and colorful ribbons on the table. Let each child tear a piece of foil and twist it to fit around his or her head. Tie lengths of colorful ribbon to the halos, and let the ends flutter down. As the children work, talk about the bright light that was around the angels in the Bible story and how afraid the shepherds must have felt. When the halos are finished, encourage children to wear them while they sing Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and pretend to fly around the room. You ll need a bag of small marshmallows, graham crackers, a small container of whipped topping, and a spoon for this activity. Have children clean their hands with baby wipes or at a nearby sink. Have each child place a dollop of whipped topping on a graham cracker square to make a cloud, and then add a few marshmallow angels to the cloud. As children work, remind them that Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Point out that we can be like the angels that first Christmas night we can tell the good news about Jesus any time and any place. n Story Picture: Messengers for God Hand each child a photocopy of the Today I Learned handout. Let children color the picture of the angels proclaiming Jesus birth. Snip white felt into short pieces, and have children glue them to the angels clothing. 50 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Pre-K & K, Ages 5 & 6

13 Today your child learned how angels told about Jesus birth. Children learned that they can tell others about Jesus, too. They talked about being careful listeners. Verse to Learn Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). Ask Me... l How did God tell people that his Son had been born? l How can you be God s messenger? l What are some ways our family can tell others about Jesus? Family Fun l Christmas cards spread your family s good news. Let your child help by signing his or her name on family cards. l Make a family message center. Let your child help cover a piece of poster board with clear adhesive paper. Use permanent markers, and let each family member design a space to write his or her messages. Use sticky tack to attach a crayon to your message center. Crayon messages are easy to erase. Angels Announce Jesus Birth to Shepherds (Luke 2:8-14) Lesson 3 Jesus is the Savior the angels told about. Permission to photocopy this handout from Group s Hands-On Bible Curriculum, Pre-K & K, granted for local church use. Copyright Group Publishing, Inc., 1515 Cascade Avenue, Loveland, CO group.com 51

14

LESSON 2: JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, IS BORN

LESSON 2: JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, IS BORN LESSON 2: JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, IS BORN Leader Guide for One Room Classroom: M y Classroom Luke 2:1-20 06/06/2016 Teachers Dig In Dig In to the Bible Read: Luke 2:1-20 In This Passage: Mary and

More information

The angels and the shepherds wanted everyone to know that Jesus came to save us.

The angels and the shepherds wanted everyone to know that Jesus came to save us. Bible Point The Angels Tell the Shepherds of Jesus Birth Lesson 4 The angels and the shepherds wanted everyone to know that Jesus came to save us. Bible Verse The Savior has been born today in Bethlehem

More information

The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth

The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth Lesson 7 The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth Purpose To help each child feel the joy that Jesus Christ s birth brought to the earth. Preparation 1. Prayerfully study Luke 2:1 20. 2. Bring

More information

We can listen to God and talk to God.

We can listen to God and talk to God. God Hears Hannah s Prayer Lesson 1 Bible Point We can listen to God and talk to God. Bible Verse I listen carefully to what God is saying (adapted from Psalm 85:8). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will

More information

Jesus and Nicodemus Lesson Aim: To know God loves the world.

Jesus and Nicodemus Lesson Aim: To know God loves the world. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 8 Jesus and Nicodemus Lesson Aim: To know God loves the world. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Serves THE WORD Bible

More information

Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To show Jesus we love Him by helping others.

Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To show Jesus we love Him by helping others. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 4, Lesson 20 Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To show Jesus we love Him by helping others. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who

More information

God is Eternal Lesson 1

God is Eternal Lesson 1 Preschool Curriculum (4K / 5K) August 15 th & 16 th, 2009 God is Eternal Lesson 1 Divine Attribute: Heart Response: God is Eternal Be Amazed Memory Verse: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and

More information

Christmas Theme: The Greatest Gift

Christmas Theme: The Greatest Gift Christmas Theme: The Greatest Gift OVERVIEW Key Point: Jesus is the greatest gift of all. Bible Story: The wise men brought gifts Bible Reference: Matthew 2:1-2 Challenge Verse: And we have seen and testify

More information

Christmas Theme: The Light of the World

Christmas Theme: The Light of the World Christmas Theme: The Light of the World (NOTE: Some of the activities in this lesson are also used in Jesus, Our Lord: Lesson 2 Jesus is the Light. ) OVERVIEW Key Point: Jesus is the Light who Guides Repeat

More information

The Cross: Peter Denies Jesus

The Cross: Peter Denies Jesus Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 3, Lesson 17 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Loves THE WORD Bible Story: Luke 22:54-62 What He has done: Jesus is denied by

More information

Parable of The Prodigal Son

Parable of The Prodigal Son Parable of The Prodigal Son Teacher Pep Talk: Children need to know that they are loved unconditionally. In fact, we all need to know it! In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus assures us that God will

More information

THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches. THE WORD Bible Story: Luke 10:30-37 What He has done: Jesus taught about a man who was a good neighbor.

THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches. THE WORD Bible Story: Luke 10:30-37 What He has done: Jesus taught about a man who was a good neighbor. Teacher s Guide: Ages 2-3 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 6, Lesson 32 The Good Samaritan Lesson Aim: To show kindness to others. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches THE WORD Bible

More information

Do Not Worry Lesson Aim: To know God takes care of everything.

Do Not Worry Lesson Aim: To know God takes care of everything. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 6, Lesson 30 Do Not Worry Lesson Aim: To know God takes care of everything. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches THE WORD

More information

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

The Birth of Jesus Foretold GOSPEL STORY CURRICULUM (NT) PRESCHOOL LESSON 1 The Birth of Jesus Foretold LUKE 1:26 38 BIBLE TRUTH THE BABY TO BE BORN TO MARY WOULD BE THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD l e s s o n snapshot 1. OPENING ACTIVITY

More information

Banquet with Simon. (Luke 7:36-50) Keep these tips in mind as you welcome kids to the workshop and explore the story together.

Banquet with Simon. (Luke 7:36-50) Keep these tips in mind as you welcome kids to the workshop and explore the story together. BIBLE SKILLS & GAMES LEADER GUIDE Banquet with Simon (Luke 7:36-50) Lower Elementary Workshop Focus: Big or small Jesus forgives it all! Keep these tips in mind as you welcome kids to the workshop and

More information

David s Heart: David Praises God

David s Heart: David Praises God Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 8, Lesson 41 David s Heart: David Praises God Lesson Aim: To explore ways to praise the Lord. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

More information

Jesus Makes Breakfast (The Reconciliation of Peter)

Jesus Makes Breakfast (The Reconciliation of Peter) Jesus Makes Breakfast (The Reconciliation of Peter) Teacher Pep Talk: Sometimes we sin. That s it. We sin and that sin separates us from God, who loves us. When Peter denied Christ three times, you would

More information

Wise Men from Afar. Coloring page for each child. Glue, gold glitter, and newspaper. Costumes for skit (Optional) See skit for costume ideas.

Wise Men from Afar. Coloring page for each child. Glue, gold glitter, and newspaper. Costumes for skit (Optional) See skit for costume ideas. Wise Men from Afar Teacher Pep Talk: Say you are a wise man. You study the stars. In addition you have a working knowledge of mathematics and have read the ancient Hebrew scriptures. You know that one

More information

Wise Men. Lesson At-A-Glance. Gather (10 minutes) Center Time Kids stamp stars, make play clay stars, and color Bible story pictures.

Wise Men. Lesson At-A-Glance. Gather (10 minutes) Center Time Kids stamp stars, make play clay stars, and color Bible story pictures. Wise Men Lesson At-A-Glance Scripture Reference Matthew 2:2-12 Lesson Focus Follow the star. Gather (10 minutes) Center Time Kids stamp stars, make play clay stars, and color Bible story pictures. Circle

More information

King Solomon Asks to Be Wise

King Solomon Asks to Be Wise Teacher s Guide: Ages 2-3 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 9, Lesson 43 King Solomon Asks to Be Wise Lesson Aim: To know God helps us make good choices. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

More information

Deborah, the Judge Lesson Aim: To know God gives us judges.

Deborah, the Judge Lesson Aim: To know God gives us judges. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 33 Deborah, the Judge Lesson Aim: To know God gives us judges. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Watches Over

More information

God wants us to share the good news about Jesus.

God wants us to share the good news about Jesus. Paul and Barnabas Share the Good News Lesson 10 Bible Point God wants us to share the good news about Jesus. Bible Verse Believe in the Lord Jesus (Acts 16:31a). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n

More information

Advent 1: Isaiah Tells of the Promised Child Lesson Aim: To know God promised to send His Son to us.

Advent 1: Isaiah Tells of the Promised Child Lesson Aim: To know God promised to send His Son to us. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Prophets & Promises: Advent of the Promised One Unit 10, Lesson 48 Advent 1: Isaiah Tells of the Promised Child Lesson Aim: To know God promised to send His Son to us. THE WORSHIP

More information

Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming. THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31

Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming. THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids. Bible Time for

More information

King Solomon Asks to Be Wise Lesson Aim: To know we should ask God for wisdom.

King Solomon Asks to Be Wise Lesson Aim: To know we should ask God for wisdom. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 9, Lesson 43 King Solomon Asks to Be Wise Lesson Aim: To know we should ask God for wisdom. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

More information

Objective: God is all Powerful! Bible Memory Verse: Matthew 19:26b With man this is impossible, but with God all things are THEME OVERVIEW

Objective: God is all Powerful! Bible Memory Verse: Matthew 19:26b With man this is impossible, but with God all things are THEME OVERVIEW Jesus the Magnificent Scripture: Luke 8:40-56 and Luke 18:35-43 Objective: God is all Powerful! Bible Memory Verse: Matthew 19:26b With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. THEME

More information

Cain and Abel. The children will hear that we can learn to love our brothers and sisters and to help take care of them.

Cain and Abel. The children will hear that we can learn to love our brothers and sisters and to help take care of them. Cain and Abel Teacher Pep Talk: Everyone understands sibling rivalry. Even the youngest child can relate to being upset with a brother or sister. Cain and Abel are the first example of this enmity. Cain

More information

Jesus is The Way. A copy of the activity sheet for each child A hole-punch Crayons, scissors, yarn, and double-sided tape Duct tape for one activity

Jesus is The Way. A copy of the activity sheet for each child A hole-punch Crayons, scissors, yarn, and double-sided tape Duct tape for one activity Jesus is The Way Teacher Pep Talk: How do we get to heaven? It seems like such a simple question, and it deserves a straightforward answer. Jesus gave that answer to His disciples on the night before His

More information

God calls us to obey him.

God calls us to obey him. Ananias Obeys God Lesson 8 Bible Point God calls us to obey him. Bible Verse I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25a). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n learn that Ananias obeyed God, n discover

More information

Jesus is the greatest gift of all.

Jesus is the greatest gift of all. Praise Jesus! Wise Men Bring Gifts to Jesus Lesson 4 Bible Point Jesus is the greatest gift of all. Bible Verse God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him

More information

Jesus Chooses His Disciples

Jesus Chooses His Disciples Jesus Chooses His Disciples Teacher Pep Talk: This is a great lesson about how Jesus began His ministry and chose His disciples. You will get to teach about the first disciples and how He told them He

More information

Unit 3: Moving Toward Maturity Lesson 10. Discussion Questions. Why not? (Because He is a Spirit.) phone or the computer? (In our hearts.

Unit 3: Moving Toward Maturity Lesson 10. Discussion Questions. Why not? (Because He is a Spirit.) phone or the computer? (In our hearts. Unit 3: Moving Toward Maturity Lesson 10 Hearing God Small Group Lesson Power Point Ages 6-7 Scripture Memory Verse I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and they know me. John 10:14 Bible Lesson Samuel

More information

Step 1: Come Together

Step 1: Come Together THE STORY FOR LITTLE ONES: Preschool LESSON GUIDE: Lesson 2 5 ABRAHAM FOLLOWS GOD Bible Basis: Genesis 12:1 9, 17; 21:1 7 Bible Verse: Abram believed the Lord. The Lord accepted Abram because he believed.

More information

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love The Fruit of the Spirit is Love Pre-Session Warm Up (Galatians 5:22-23) Today we are going to learn more about the fruit of the Spirit called, Love. What do you think of when you hear the word love? A

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42 Devotion NT249 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

Jesus Is Anointed Lesson Aim: To give our treasure to Jesus.

Jesus Is Anointed Lesson Aim: To give our treasure to Jesus. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 3, Lesson 12 Jesus Is Anointed Lesson Aim: To give our treasure to Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Loves THE WORD Bible

More information

Healing Jairus Daughter Lesson Aim: To know Jesus can heal us.

Healing Jairus Daughter Lesson Aim: To know Jesus can heal us. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 1, Lesson 4 Healing Jairus Daughter Lesson Aim: To know Jesus can heal us. THE WORSHIP Who God is: Jesus as the God of Wonders THE

More information

JESUS MEETS SIMEON (A.1.WINTER.5)

JESUS MEETS SIMEON (A.1.WINTER.5) JESUS MEETS SIMEON (A.1.WINTER.5) Biblical Reference Luke 2:21-40 Key Verse Luke 2:29 Key Concept I feel happy because I know Jesus. Educational Objectives At the end of the class today, the children will

More information

Lesson 6: Solomon Writes Many Proverbs

Lesson 6: Solomon Writes Many Proverbs Lesson 6: Solomon Writes Many Proverbs Bible Point: Wisdom means following God s word. 1 Kings 4:29-34; Proverbs 1:1-7 Key Verse: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy

More information

God wants us to forgive.

God wants us to forgive. Joseph Forgives His Brothers Lesson 5 Bible Point God wants us to forgive. Bible Verse Be kind to each other (Ephesians 4:32a). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n hear a story about Joseph s brothers

More information

The wise men knew that Jesus came to save us.

The wise men knew that Jesus came to save us. The Wise Men Seek Jesus Lesson 5 Bible Point The wise men knew that Jesus came to save us. Bible Verse The Savior has been born today in Bethlehem (Luke 2:11a). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n

More information

LESSON TITLE: Spiritual Gifts. THEME: God gives us all different gifts to serve Him and to serve others! SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 14:1-40

LESSON TITLE: Spiritual Gifts. THEME: God gives us all different gifts to serve Him and to serve others! SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 14:1-40 Devotion NT319 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Spiritual Gifts THEME: God gives us all different gifts to serve Him and to serve others! SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 14:1-40 Dear

More information

Jesus Knows Us Scripture: John 1:43-49 Lesson Focus: Jesus knows all about us. Memory Verse: The Lord is my helper. Hebrews 13:6

Jesus Knows Us Scripture: John 1:43-49 Lesson Focus: Jesus knows all about us. Memory Verse: The Lord is my helper. Hebrews 13:6 LESSON 9 Jesus Knows Us Scripture: John 1:43-49 Lesson Focus: Jesus knows all about us. Memory Verse: The Lord is my helper. Hebrews 13:6 Teacher Devotional 1 Getting Ready for the Bible For children to

More information

The Colors of Christmas

The Colors of Christmas The Colors of Christmas A Children s Celebration of the Nativity By Dottie Lafferty Setting: Scene: Characters: Opening: Child1: Child2: Child3: Child4: Child5: Grandma s Living Room The only props will

More information

Abraham s Call. Genesis 12:1 Leave your country and go to the land I will show you.

Abraham s Call. Genesis 12:1 Leave your country and go to the land I will show you. Abraham s Call Teacher Pep Talk: God called a man named Abraham to leave his homeland and to go to the land He would show him. God promised Abraham that He would make him into a great nation; that He would

More information

Wise Men. Lesson At-A-Glance. Gather (10 minutes) Arrival Time Kids work together to make a beautiful star and do

Wise Men. Lesson At-A-Glance. Gather (10 minutes) Arrival Time Kids work together to make a beautiful star and do Wise Men Lesson At-A-Glance Scripture Reference Matthew 2:2-12 Lesson Focus A powerful king is born! Gather (10 minutes) Arrival Time Kids work together to make a beautiful star and do an Activity Page.

More information

David and Jonathan Lesson Aim: To know God sends us friends.

David and Jonathan Lesson Aim: To know God sends us friends. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 8, Lesson 40 David and Jonathan Lesson Aim: To know God sends us friends. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Knows Our Hearts

More information

Jesus Is God s Gift. Teacher Enrichment. Jesus Is God s Gift, Born on Christmas Lesson 1. Bible Point. Bible Verse. Growing Closer to Jesus

Jesus Is God s Gift. Teacher Enrichment. Jesus Is God s Gift, Born on Christmas Lesson 1. Bible Point. Bible Verse. Growing Closer to Jesus Jesus Is God s Gift, Born on Christmas Jesus Is God s Gift, Born on Christmas Lesson 1 Bible Point Jesus Is God s Gift Bible Verse Jesus is God s gift (adapted from Isaiah 9:6a). Growing Closer to Jesus

More information

Jesus Appears to His Disciples (Doubting Thomas)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples (Doubting Thomas) Jesus Appears to His Disciples (Doubting Thomas) Teacher Pep Talk: It is easy, perhaps, to think less of the Disciple named Thomas. When we hear of him, we often think of the well-known phrase Doubting

More information

Sailing the 7 C s The C of Commitment: Noah

Sailing the 7 C s The C of Commitment: Noah Sailing the 7 C s The C of Commitment: Noah LESSON OVERVIEW Key Point: Go against the flow Obey God. Bible Story: Noah Bible Reference: Genesis 6:9-22 Challenge Verse: For all have sinned and fall short

More information

Jesus did what was right even when it was hard.

Jesus did what was right even when it was hard. Bible Point Jesus Is Tempted in the Wilderness Lesson 9 Jesus did what was right even when it was hard. Bible Verse Do what is right and good in the Lord s sight (Deuteronomy 6:18a). Growing Closer to

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Devotion NT257 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus THEME: Jesus always has time for us! SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:46-52 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

Devotion NT273 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Garden of Gethsemane. THEME: We always need to pray! SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39-53

Devotion NT273 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Garden of Gethsemane. THEME: We always need to pray! SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39-53 Devotion NT273 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Garden of Gethsemane THEME: We always need to pray! SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39-53 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids. Bible Time

More information

GLENVIEW NEW CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM Preschool Lessons, Phase 2 Lesson 14 The Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12)

GLENVIEW NEW CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM Preschool Lessons, Phase 2 Lesson 14 The Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12) GLENVIEW NEW CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM Preschool Lessons, Phase 2 Lesson 14 The Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12) Theme: Christmas - The Lord's Birth I. Underlying Ideas for the Teacher A. The Lord's corning

More information

Getting to Know God: Who God Is Week 7: God Is Unchanging LEADER PREPARATION

Getting to Know God: Who God Is Week 7: God Is Unchanging LEADER PREPARATION Getting to Know God: Who God Is Week 7: God Is Unchanging This includes: Leader Preparation Lesson Guide LEADER PREPARATION BIBLE BASIS What an amazing thought! While everything else around us is changing,

More information

Anytime, Anywhere. References Mark 1:35-38; The Desire of Ages, pp. 259, 260, 362, 363.

Anytime, Anywhere. References Mark 1:35-38; The Desire of Ages, pp. 259, 260, 362, 363. LESSON Year A 2nd Quarter Lesson 5 Anytime, Anywhere WORSHIP We worship God by what we do. References Mark 1:35-38; The Desire of Ages, pp. 259, 260, 362, 363. Memory Verse Pray to me, and I will listen

More information

Jesus Is Tempted Lesson Aim: To show God is pleased when we do what is right.

Jesus Is Tempted Lesson Aim: To show God is pleased when we do what is right. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 1, Lesson 3 Jesus Is Tempted Lesson Aim: To show God is pleased when we do what is right. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who

More information

Step 1: Come together

Step 1: Come together THE STORY FOR LITTLE ONES: Preschool LESSON GUIDE: Lesson 24 95 JeSUS, the teacher Bible Basis: Matthew 5:2 12; 6:5 15; 14:22 32; Mark 4:30 41; 6:30 44; Luke 10:25 37; 15:1 7; John 6:66 71 Bible Verse:

More information

Manger Mania. Script. Summary. Characters. Scene 1. Song #1 Friendly Beast (2:32) 2/3 Room with audience while kids play instruments

Manger Mania. Script. Summary. Characters. Scene 1. Song #1 Friendly Beast (2:32) 2/3 Room with audience while kids play instruments Manger Mania A musical by Raymond J. Lombardi (with adaptation by Susie Hostetler, Abby McCune, and Christina Johnson) (Note: a royalty is required for this script. For conditions, see details at the foot

More information

On Your Marks: Under-5s Day 2 Jesus heals Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52

On Your Marks: Under-5s Day 2 Jesus heals Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 On Your Marks: Under-5s Day 2 Jesus heals Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 Simple Story An enlarged copy of the 'Bart' picture on A4 card; three extra faces (available as a web download: Day 2 resource sheets

More information

A CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PLAY FOR CHILDREN. (Script adapted/quoted from the New International Version of the Bible; Luke 1 and 2) Annette McDermott

A CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PLAY FOR CHILDREN. (Script adapted/quoted from the New International Version of the Bible; Luke 1 and 2) Annette McDermott A CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PLAY FOR CHILDREN (Script adapted/quoted from the New International Version of the Bible; Luke 1 and 2) by Annette McDermott (c) 2014, LoveToKnow.com. LoveToKnow grants permission

More information

Crossing Kids Advent Devotional

Crossing Kids Advent Devotional Every Good and Perfect Gift: Crossing Kids Advent Devotional Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James

More information

Celebrating CHRISTmas

Celebrating CHRISTmas Celebrating CHRISTmas Daily Activities to Celebrate Christmas and the Birth of Christ Samples Michelle Hubbard HubbardsCupboard.org Celebrating CHRISTmas Celebrating CHRISTmas Daily Activities to Celebrate

More information

Advent Family Devotional

Advent Family Devotional Advent Family Devotional For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince

More information

Jesus Calms the Storm

Jesus Calms the Storm Jesus Calms the Storm Teacher Pep Talk: Sometimes in life, we feel as if we are on a little boat out in the middle of a great BIG storm. During those times it is important for us to remember that we serve

More information

JUST A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

JUST A LITTLE CHRISTMAS Type: For: Characters: Costumes: Props: Optional: Sound: Setting: JUST A LITTLE CHRISTMAS A Christmas Skit Elementary age children (Children s Version) About 12 actors and actresses: Narrators (1-3) Mary

More information

God Sends the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

God Sends the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) God Sends the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) Teacher Pep Talk: It had been 10 days since Jesus ascended into Heaven. He had promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with His disciples forever. On Pentecost, when

More information

The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy

The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy Pre-Session Warm Up (Galatians 5:22-23) Today we are going to learn more about the fruit of the Spirit called, Joy. What do you think of when you hear the word joy? A lot

More information

PLAYSONGS MUSICALS. The. Shepherds Christmas. Luke 2:8-20. A Bible Story Musical with Activities for Preschool Children

PLAYSONGS MUSICALS. The. Shepherds Christmas. Luke 2:8-20. A Bible Story Musical with Activities for Preschool Children PLAYSONGS MUSICALS The Shepherds Christmas Luke 2:8-20 A Bible Story Musical with Activities for Preschool by Kristi West and Karyn Henley PLM5 PLAYSONGS MUSICALS 2003 Chatterville Music Company. All rights

More information

INTRODUCTION TEACHING TIPS. THE NURSERY CLASS Purpose

INTRODUCTION TEACHING TIPS. THE NURSERY CLASS Purpose INTRODUCTION THE NURSERY CLASS Purpose Letter to Parents The purpose of the nursery class is to help children learn the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and live it. The nursery class should help the children

More information

Bible Point God Made the World Bible Verse Growing Closer to Jesus Teacher Enrichment Bible Basis God made the land. Genesis 1:1-19 Prayer

Bible Point God Made the World Bible Verse Growing Closer to Jesus Teacher Enrichment Bible Basis God made the land. Genesis 1:1-19 Prayer God Made the Land Lesson 1 Bible Point God Made the World Bible Verse God made the world (adapted from Genesis 1:1). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n interact with items from nature, n learn that

More information

BABIES FEBRUARY 2015. Basic Truth: Hold or rock a baby and sing the following song to the tune of Are You Sleeping.

BABIES FEBRUARY 2015. Basic Truth: Hold or rock a baby and sing the following song to the tune of Are You Sleeping. BABIES FEBRUARY 2015 Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Hold or rock a baby and sing the following song to the tune of Are You Sleeping. Jesus loves you. Jesus loves you. Yes, He does. Yes,

More information

Text Genesis 6:5-9:17, Hebrews 11:7 Focus Jesus is your safe place Verse Psalm 4:8... You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Text Genesis 6:5-9:17, Hebrews 11:7 Focus Jesus is your safe place Verse Psalm 4:8... You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Text Genesis 6:5-9:17, Hebrews 11:7 Focus Jesus is your safe place Verse Psalm 4:8... You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. NKJV Songs of Praise and Worship Prayer/Offering Story 1 Noah (Bible) Craft

More information

All Saints (or All Hallows) Celebration

All Saints (or All Hallows) Celebration All Saints (or All Hallows) Celebration Bible base: Mark 10:46 52 Aim: To present an alternative focus to the Hallowe en events that dominate this time of year. Note to leaders Our focus this week will

More information

Jesus is God s Son. Unit 2 Jesus is God s Son. Text. Key Quest Verse. Bible Background. Luke 2:41-52. Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:31).

Jesus is God s Son. Unit 2 Jesus is God s Son. Text. Key Quest Verse. Bible Background. Luke 2:41-52. Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:31). Jesus is God s Son By: Linda Carlblom Text Luke 2:41-52 Key Quest Verse Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:31). Bible Background Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He is both Son of God and Son of Man.

More information

The Roman s Road. 1 By Tamarie Tigh copyright 2011 http://biblelessons.weebly.com. Lesson Legend Prepare Say Do o Note

The Roman s Road. 1 By Tamarie Tigh copyright 2011 http://biblelessons.weebly.com. Lesson Legend Prepare Say Do o Note WELCOME STATION Student Arrival (5-10 minutes) Put on name tag. Say any verses memorized. Get one sticker for each verse quoted; five verses possible for the week. Get one sticker for attendance; five

More information

Prepare ahead of time for kindergarten 1st grade Small Groups this session:

Prepare ahead of time for kindergarten 1st grade Small Groups this session: 1 Small Group, K-1 Bible Story: Paul s Conversion Acts 1-3; 9:1-9 Bottom Line: If you want to know who God is, find out more about Jesus. Memory Verse: When you walk, nothing will slow you down. When you

More information

Jacob Marries Rachel

Jacob Marries Rachel Jacob Marries Rachel Teacher Pep Talk: Jacob, escaping from the wrath of his older brother, Esau, traveled to the home of his mother s relatives. There Jacob, the trickster, who had gotten both Esau s

More information

Fry Phrases Set 1. TeacherHelpForParents.com help for all areas of your child s education

Fry Phrases Set 1. TeacherHelpForParents.com help for all areas of your child s education Set 1 The people Write it down By the water Who will make it? You and I What will they do? He called me. We had their dog. What did they say? When would you go? No way A number of people One or two How

More information

Adam and Eve. Man Walked with God Man Disobeyed God Man was Sent Away from God God Promised a Savior (Jesus)

Adam and Eve. Man Walked with God Man Disobeyed God Man was Sent Away from God God Promised a Savior (Jesus) Adam and Eve Teacher Pep Talk: Where did we come from? The origins of the Universe lie in God. He created all things and that includes the first human: Adam. Knowing God made us on purpose is a singularly

More information

God made us and wants us to take care of our world.

God made us and wants us to take care of our world. God Gives Adam and Eve Dominion Over the Earth Lesson 3 Bible Point God made us and wants us to take care of our world. Bible Verse The earth is the Lord s, and everything in it (Psalm 24:1a). Growing

More information

THE JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM

THE JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM BOOK 3, PART 1, LESSON 1 THE JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM THE BIBLE: Luke 19:29-40 THEME: We remember that Jesus taught about love and showed love in everything he did. During Lent and Easter, we remember and

More information

Jesus Invites Me! Affirmation. I am welcome in the flock! Word: INVITATION

Jesus Invites Me! Affirmation. I am welcome in the flock! Word: INVITATION Jesus Invites Me! Word: INVITATION Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Affirmation I am welcome in the flock! (Matthew 25:34b)

More information

The Gift That Keeps On Giving December 24, 2013

The Gift That Keeps On Giving December 24, 2013 Luke 2:1-20 The Gift That Keeps On Giving December 24, 2013 This is one of the most wonderful times of the year it s Christmas Eve and many are waiting with anticipation to see what gifts we get. Many

More information

Why Can t We All Just Get Along?

Why Can t We All Just Get Along? Why Can t We All Just Get Along? Why Can t We All Just Get Along? Key Faith Foundation: God s Plan for Handling Family Conflict Key Scriptures: Genesis 4:1-12; Psalm 133; Colossians 3:12-15 Bible basis

More information

To help each child understand that happiness comes when we forgive others, as Jesus Christ did.

To help each child understand that happiness comes when we forgive others, as Jesus Christ did. I Can Forgive Others Lesson 40 Purpose To help each child understand that happiness comes when we forgive others, as Jesus Christ did. Preparation 1. Prayerfully study Luke 23:13 34 and John 18:12 14,

More information

Joseph in Egypt. Genesis 39:2-3 the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in everything he did.

Joseph in Egypt. Genesis 39:2-3 the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in everything he did. Joseph in Egypt Teacher Pep Talk: Joseph s brothers had seen their chance to get rid of him and they did. They sold him into slavery in Egypt. But the LORD was with Joseph in Egypt and gave him success

More information

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments Lesson at a Glance Lesson Objectives The children will identify Moses as a leader of God s people. The children will state that today God gives us the Bible and leaders to show us how to live. The children

More information

Sermon for Christmas Eve Christmas Means Your Savior Is Born Luke 2:10-11 12/24/14b

Sermon for Christmas Eve Christmas Means Your Savior Is Born Luke 2:10-11 12/24/14b Sermon for Christmas Eve Christmas Means Your Savior Is Born Luke 2:10-11 12/24/14b Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all

More information

LESSON TITLE: The Great Commandment. THEME: Love is the fulfillment of the Law. SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:28-34 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

LESSON TITLE: The Great Commandment. THEME: Love is the fulfillment of the Law. SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:28-34 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Devotion NT264 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Great Commandment THEME: Love is the fulfillment of the Law. SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:28-34 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids.

More information

Old Testament. Part One. Created for use with young, unchurched learners Adaptable for all ages including adults

Old Testament. Part One. Created for use with young, unchurched learners Adaptable for all ages including adults Old Testament Part One Created for use with young, unchurched learners Adaptable for all ages including adults Mission Arlington Mission Metroplex Curriculum Lesson 9 Page 1 M ISSION ARLINGTON MISSION

More information

We can help others learn about God with our kind actions.

We can help others learn about God with our kind actions. Be Kind Lesson 8 Bible Point We can help others learn about God with our kind actions. Bible Verse Tell everyone the good news about Jesus (adapted from Mark 16:15). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will

More information

THEME: God wants us to walk as children of light.

THEME: God wants us to walk as children of light. Devotion NT330 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Children of Light THEME: God wants us to walk as children of light. SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:1-18 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for

More information

REFERENCES: LUKE 2:1-20; MATTHEW 2:1-12; THE DESIRE OF AGES, PP. 43-49, 59-67. Memory Verse: I love you, O Lord. PSALM 18:1, NIV.

REFERENCES: LUKE 2:1-20; MATTHEW 2:1-12; THE DESIRE OF AGES, PP. 43-49, 59-67. Memory Verse: I love you, O Lord. PSALM 18:1, NIV. REFERENCES: LUKE 2:1-20; MATTHEW 2:1-12; THE DESIRE OF AGES, PP. 43-49, 59-67. Baby Jesus Is Born. Memory Verse: I love you, O Lord. PSALM 18:1, NIV. The Message: We love Jesus. Parents: By the end of

More information

Wise Men. Lesson At-A-Glance. Gather (10 minutes) Arrival Activity Kids help each other follow a path of stars.

Wise Men. Lesson At-A-Glance. Gather (10 minutes) Arrival Activity Kids help each other follow a path of stars. Wise Men Lesson At-A-Glance Scripture Reference Matthew 2:1-12 Lesson Focus All paths lead to Jesus. Bible Memory Verse And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers

More information

LESSON TITLE: Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

LESSON TITLE: Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Devotion NT255 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard THEME: God is more concerned with our heart s attitude than our service. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 20:1-16

More information

Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors Teacher Pep Talk: Joseph was called a dreamer by his brothers. But are you really a dreamer just because God chooses to speak to you in a dream? Joseph s brothers hated

More information

The Early Church Peter Preaches After Denying

The Early Church Peter Preaches After Denying The Early Church Peter Preaches After Denying Lesson 1 LESSON OVERVIEW Key Point: Jesus makes a difference in people s lives. Repeat this phrase throughout the lesson. Bible Story: Mark 14:66-72 Challenge

More information

God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To see how God speaks through His creation and His miracles.

God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To see how God speaks through His creation and His miracles. Teacher s Guide: Ages 4-5 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 42 God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To see how God speaks through His creation and His miracles. THE WORSHIP Who

More information

Wedding at Cana. (John 2:1-11) SPARK RESOURCES: Spark Story Bibles. SPARK RESOURCES: Spark Bibles, Spark Bible Stickers

Wedding at Cana. (John 2:1-11) SPARK RESOURCES: Spark Story Bibles. SPARK RESOURCES: Spark Bibles, Spark Bible Stickers CREATIVE DRAMA LEADER GUIDE Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11) Age-Level Overview Age-Level Overview Open the Bible Activate Faith Lower Elementary WORKSHOP FOCUS: Jesus cares about our lives. WEDDING GIFTS:

More information