1 Lesso Jesus Heals the Blid Ma Mark 10:46-52 Childre uderstad eedig to be cared for. They trust the adults i their lives to provide for their eeds ad eve some of their wats. Whe youg childre see someoe who is disabled, they re curious, but they ca be very compassioate ad carig toward disabled idividuals. Use this lesso to help childre uderstad that Jesus cares for all people ad has compassio for them. LESSON WHAT CHILDREN DO SUPPLIES EASY PREP 1 Gettig Started about 5 mi. Welcome ad Celebrate Welcome each other, ad praise God through music. CD player Teacher Pack: CD Bible Poit Jesus cares for us. Key Verse Come to me, all you who are weary ad burdeed, ad I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). 2 Key Verse Activity about 10 mi. 3 Bible Exploratio about 15 mi. Takig Comfort Hold their Bibles up high wheever they take comfort i Jesus. Puppy Poiters Feel Braille paper, ad talk with Theo. Bible Time: Bartimaeus Needs Help Preted to be Bartimaeus. Bibles CD player, Theo puppet, tape, paper Teacher Pack: CD, Braille paper Bible Tape a piece of blak paper over the prited text o the Braille paper. The tape the Braille paper to Theo s paw. Weavig Faith Ito Life Childre will kow that Jesus cares for them ad will practice carig for others. Bold text withi the lesso is spoke text. Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
2 172 LESSON WHAT CHILDREN DO SUPPLIES EASY PREP Ceter 1: Now the Ma Ca See Make a Bartimaeus mask, ad the preted to be Bartimaeus before ad after Jesus healed him. My Bible Hugs, dark costructio paper, glue sticks, child-safe scissors, craft sticks Remove the Lesso 13 pages from each My Bible Hugs studet book, ad write childre s ames o them. Cut out the eyeholes ad eyelids. 4 Weavig Faith Ito Life about 20 mi. (Choose 2 ceters.) Ceter 2: What Ca I See? Look at the appearace of their sack pieces. Ceter 3: Healig Tag Play a game ad help each other see agai. pretzels, square cheese crackers, ad oyster crackers or other sack mix igrediets, atibacterial gel (optioal) CD player Teacher Pack: CD Ceter 4: Heartfelt Care Decorate paper hearts to look like people. costructio paper, hole puch, markers, glue, scissors, yar Cut oe 5-ich costructio-paper heart, four 2x½-ich strips of paper, ad oe 8-ich piece of yar for each child. Puch a hole i the top of each heart. 5 Lastig Impressios about 10 mi. Daily Challeges Choose a Daily Challege to apply God s Word. Actio Prayer Sig a prayer to God. Weavig Faith at Home Talk about how to share what they leared with their families. My Bible Hugs Bold text withi the lesso is spoke text. Witer Quarter Lesso 13
3 173 Jesus Heals the Blid Ma Mark 10:46-52 BIBLe BACKGROUND FOR LEADERS Blid Bartimaeus Cries Out to Jesus for Healig Leavig Jericho o his way to Jerusalem, Jesus had gathered a crowd. Bartimaeus blidess did t prevet him from hearig the ruckus of the approachig crowd ad from askig who was creatig all the fuss. Whe he foud out, his cries of So of David i addressig Jesus were ot just a way of idetifyig Jesus lieage. Sice the term So of David is clearly a referece to the Messiah, Bartimaeus was shoutig both to the crowd ad to Jesus that he believed Jesus was the promised Messiah. Although Jesus was surrouded by a crowd ad was set o reachig his destiatio, his ears ad heart were attued to the cry of oe callig out for mercy. Bartimaeus eeded Jesus mercy, ad Jesus heard his cry. because of aythig good we ve doe or ay specific set of words we repeat. Jesus shows us he cares for us by takig care of our eeds as we ackowledge our depedece o him ad trust i him to meet those eeds. Ad what Jesus asks i retur is that we do as Bartimaeus did ad follow Jesus alog the roads of our lives, o matter how old or youg we may be. The Jesus Coectio Do you have a good fried who you usually talk to about your problems? Jesus is the ultimate fried. As Bartimaeus leared, we ca cry out i faith whe we eed Jesus help! Ad we ca have faith i Jesus to meet our eeds i oe way or aother. Pray hoestly about your eeds, ad the focus o the reasos you have faith i Jesus to help you, heal you, or simply hear you. You ca write your prayer here. Bartimaeus Hails Jesus as the So of David I ackowledgig Bartimaeus idetificatio of him as the So of David, Jesus was also makig a statemet. Earlier i his miistry, he d avoided beig idetified as the Messiah. But ow, as he was makig his last trip to Jerusalem, where he would be crucified, he was ready for his idetity to be kow. Bartimaeus Faith Iitiates the Healig Notice that Bartimaeus faith i Jesus iitiated his healig. Jesus did t say, Because you ve lived a good life i spite of your hardship, I ll heal you. He did t say, Because your parets were so faithful to me, I ll give you your sight. Jesus respoded to Bartimaeus faith. Thigs have t chaged. Jesus respods to our eeds o the basis of our faith, ot Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
4 174 GETTING STARTED Welcome ad Celebrate CD player Teacher Pack CD: Welcome, Welcome (track 14), Love Is Patiet ad Kid (1 Corithias 13:4-5a) (track 21) Welcome ad Celebrate Tip Cosistetly use the same sigal to aouce a trasitio to the ext activity. You could flip the lights off ad o, use a trai whistle, have a puppet rustlig iside a bag, or sig cleaup sogs. Keep it simple, cosistet, ad fu. As the childre arrive, greet each oe with a smile. Whe it s time to begi, use your sigal to gather the childre together i a circle. Lead childre i sigig Welcome, Welcome (track 14 o the CD) to the tue of Te Little Idias. Have the childre stad i a circle ad hold hads as they swig their arms ad sig. Ecourage them to smile at each other throughout the sog. Welcome, welcome to our church. Welcome, welcome to our church. Welcome, welcome to our church. We re so glad you re here! (Repeat 2x.) Say: Today we re goig to lear that JESUS CARES FOR US. Let s sig aother sog together. This sog will help us remember that Jesus is kid ad that JESUS CARES FOR US. Lead the childre i sigig Love Is Patiet ad Kid (1 Corithias 13:4-5a) (track 21 o the CD). Ecourage childre to follow the motios i paretheses. Love is patiet ad kid. (hug self) Love is ot jealous (shake head o) Or boastful (put hads o hips) Or proud or rude. (stomp foot) (Repeat 3x.) Love is patiet ad kid. (hug self) (Repeat 4x.) Love Is Patiet ad Kid (1 Corithias 13:4-5a) by Jay Stocker Group Publishig, Ic. All rights reserved. Witer Quarter Lesso 13
5 175 Say: JESUS CARES FOR US, ad he shows us how to love. Whe we kow how much Jesus loves us ad cares for us, it ca help us love ad care for others, too. 2 KEY VERSE ACTIVITY Takig Comfort Have childre form a circle ad sit dow. Ope your Bible to Matthew 11:28, ad show childre the words. Tell childre that the Bible is God s special book. Takig Comfort Bibles Say: Our Key Verse from the Bible, Matthew 11:28, says, Come to me, all you who are weary ad burdeed, ad I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). This meas that Jesus wats us to come to him ad rest. Let s say our Key Verse together. Lead childre i sayig the simplified versio of the Key Verse with you: Come to me ad rest (Matthew 11:28). Say: Whe you feel sad, scared, tired, or loely, you go to your mommy ad daddy for comfort or rest. You ca also go to Jesus whe you eed comfort! Give each child a Bible. Say: Let s talk about times we ca go to Jesus for comfort. I m goig to ask a questio, ad whe we come up with some ideas, I wat you to hold your Bible up high ad say, Jesus gives me comfort! What ca you do if you re i your bed at ight ad feel scared? Allow time. Say: Thaks for your ideas! You kow that your mommy ad daddy care about you ad wat you to feel comforted if you re afraid. Jesus cares about you, too, ad he wats you to come to him whe you eed comfort. Have childre hold their Bibles up high over their heads ad say, Jesus gives me comfort! What could you do if your baby brother or sister was cryig? Allow time. Say: Wheever someoe feels sad, worried, scared, or tired, we ca give them comfort by showig love ad beig kid. Jesus wats to show us comfort, love, ad kidess, too. Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
6 176 Have the childre raise their Bibles up over their heads ad say, Jesus gives me comfort! What could you do if someoe spilled somethig ad felt very sad about it? Allow time. Say: Jesus wats us to comfort ad care for others, just as JESUS CARES FOR US. Whe we comfort others, we re showig that we care about them. Have childre hold up their Bibles ad say, Jesus gives me comfort! Lead childre i this discussio. What do you like about kowig Jesus comforts you? What will you do this week whe you re afraid or sad? Say: JESUS CARES FOR US, ad we kow we ca go to him whe we re scared, tired, or sad. Whe we go to him, he ll comfort us ad help us rest. 3 BIBLE EXPLORATION Puppy Poiters CD player Theo puppet tape paper Teacher Pack CD: Here, Theo (track 4) Braille paper Puppy Poiters Easy Prep Tape a piece of blak paper over the prited text o the Braille paper. The tape the Braille paper to Theo s paw. Puppy Poiters Say: Liste everyoe, Theo s comig! He has somethig to show us. Let s fid out what it is. Play Here, Theo (track 4 o the CD), ad brig out Theophilus the FaithRetriever. Theo: Hi, everybody! Teacher: Hello, Theo! It s so good to see you at church with us today. What do you have there? Theo: I m readig. Teacher: How ca you be readig? That piece of paper has o words o it. Theo: Yes, it does. (Pause ad look at the paper i Theo s paw for a miute.) Teacher: But, Theo, it looks blak. Theo: It s writte i Braille. Teacher: Oh! Theo, could you tell the childre about Braille? Theo: Braille is made of little dots that you ru your figer over to read. That way blid people people who ca t see ca read. The dots feel like differet letters ad words whe you touch them. Witer Quarter Lesso 13
7 177 (Let childre ru their figers over the paper.) Teacher: We re readig i the Bible today about a ma who used to be blid. Theo: Really? If he used to be blid, does that mea he started to see? Teacher: Yes, he was healed. Jesus made it so he could see agai. Our Bible Poit today tells us why Jesus would heal someoe. Frieds, let s say our Bible Poit for Theo. (Lead childre i sayig the Bible Poit for Theo: JESUS CARES FOR US.) Teacher: That s right Jesus cares for us so much! Theo, I hope you ejoy your Braille readig today. Thaks for visitig us. Frieds, let s say goodbye to Theo. Ecourage the childre to wave or say goodbye to Theo. The put Theo away i a safe place for ext week s use. Lead childre i this discussio. What do you thik about the Braille paper? Why do you thik it s importat to have Braille paper for people who ca t see? Why do you thik it s importat for people to kow Jesus cares for them? Say: Braille paper helps blid people read ad lear ew thigs. Today we ll read the Bible ad lear about how Jesus healed a blid ma so he could see. Jesus cared for the blid ma, ad JESUS CARES FOR US. It s importat that we kow JESUS CARES FOR US, loves us, ad watches over us. Let s see how Jesus chaged the blid ma s life. Bible Time: Bartimaeus Needs Help Ope your Bible to Mark 10:46-52, ad show childre the words. Tell childre that the Bible is God s special book. Say: Today we ll lear that JESUS CARES FOR US. Oe day Jesus ad his disciples were very tired. They wated to rest, but may people still wated to see Jesus. A blid ma amed Bartimaeus was sittig by the road beggig for moey. He called so loudly to get Jesus attetio that people told him to be quiet. Have the childre preted to be Bartimaeus ad call out to get Jesus attetio. Let them use differet voices ad differet volumes. Bible Time: Bartimaeus Needs Help Bible Say: Whe Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was comig his way, he bega to shout louder, Jesus, help me! Jesus, have mercy o me ad help me! Group the childre i pairs. Have the parters take turs closig their eyes ad repeatig the words Jesus, help me to show how the blid ma got Jesus to hear him. The have oe parter preted to be Jesus while the other preteds to be the blid ma, ad ecourage the blid parter to close his or her eyes ad move aroud to fid Jesus. Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
8 178 Say: Some of the people told Bartimaeus to be quiet, but he called out eve louder, Jesus, help me! Jesus, take care of me. Jesus heard the ma ad stopped. He told the people to brig Bartimaeus to him. Jesus asked, Why do you call me? What do you wat me to do for you? Bartimaeus told Jesus that he wated to see. Jesus took care of the ma, ad all of a sudde Bartimaeus could see! Have oe child i each pair preted to be Jesus. Have the other child i each pair close his or her eyes to preted to be blid Bartimaeus. Have the childre pretedig to be Jesus say, Ope your eyes ad see. Have the childre pretedig to be Bartimaeus act out the excitemet of beig able to see for the first time. Have the childre switch roles. The brig everyoe back ito oe group. Lead childre i this discussio. What was it like to try to fid someoe whe you had your eyes closed? What was it like to ope your eyes after you had them closed for a little bit? Why is what Jesus did so amazig? What does what Jesus did tell you about Jesus? Say: Most of us probably ca t imagie what it would like to be blid. Eve walkig aroud for a few momets with our eyes closed was tricky. But we ca remember that eve i tricky times like that, JESUS CARES FOR US. Jesus is so strog ad great. He ca do aythig eve help a blid ma see agai. Jesus did thigs like that, ad he does thigs i our lives to show he cares, too. Ceter 1: Now the Ma Ca See My Bible Hugs dark costructio paper glue sticks child-safe scissors craft sticks Ceter 1: Now the Ma Ca See Easy Prep Remove the Lesso 13 pages from each My Bible Hugs studet book, ad write childre s ames o them. Cut out the eyeholes ad eyelids. 4 WEAVING FAITH INTO LIFE Choose at least two of the learig ceters to help reiforce today s Bible lesso. Gather the eeded materials, ad put the supplies i a out-of-sight area util you re ready for them. Allow the childre to choose which ceter they d like to explore first. The circulate amog the childre as they create ad explore. Ecourage them to make coectios betwee their activities ad the Bible by askig them the questios icluded with each ceter s descriptio. CENTER 1: Now the Ma Ca See Give each child a Lesso 13 page from My Bible Hugs, a sheet of dark costructio paper, ad a craft stick. Say: Today we read i the Bible that Jesus made a blid ma see! Let s make some masks that show how the blid ma was healed. Witer Quarter Lesso 13
9 179 Have each child cut aroud the face shape, ad glue a craft stick behid the chi of the mask. The have childre tear the costructio paper ito strips ad glue them i place as beards. Help the childre glue the eyelid tabs above the eyeholes, ad show them how to fold the eyelids up for ope eyes ad dow for blid eyes. Say: Preted to be the blid ma. Demostrate that whe a child holds up the mask with the eyes closed, he or she ca preted to be Bartimaeus before he met Jesus. The child ca the ope the eyes to preted to be Bartimaeus after Jesus healed him. Lead childre i this discussio. What did you like about liftig the eyes so you could see? What s it like whe somethig great happes i your life? What are some ways Jesus takes care of us ad heals us? Say: Bartimaeus was blid, ad Jesus made him be able to see! JESUS CARES FOR US, ad he ll do great thigs to take care of ad love us, too. CENTER 2: What Ca I See? Have childre clea their hads ad the sit dow for the sack. Give childre a sack mix of pretzels, square cheese crackers, ad oyster crackers or other igrediets. Say: The blid ma could t see aythig. If he picked somethig up, he might ot eve kow if it s food or somethig else. Look carefully at your sack. Tell me all the thigs you otice about it. Allow time. Ecourage childre to otice shapes, idetify likes ad dislikes, ad explai how they kow what some of the items might taste like. Say: Just beig able to see your sack helps you kow that you ca eat it, whether you might like it, ad whether it ll be good for you to eat. Ceter 2: What Ca I See? pretzels square cheese crackers oyster crackers or other sack mix igrediets atibacterial gel (optioal)! ALLERGY ALERT What are some ways a blid ma could kow whether they ca eat somethig? Allow time. Help the childre to uderstad that a blid perso could get help from others, or he could feel or smell the items. Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
10 180 Lead childre i this discussio. What are some thigs a blid perso might have trouble doig? Why is how Jesus took care of the blid ma so great? Why do you kow Jesus will care for you? Say: Bartimaeus could t see util Jesus healed him which meas he might ve had trouble fidig food, eatig, ad doig may, may other thigs. But whe he called out to Jesus, Jesus cared for him by healig him. Just as Jesus cared for ad healed Bartimaeus, JESUS CARES FOR US, too. Choose a child to thak God for the sack, ad the let kids eat ad ejoy. Healig Tag CD player Teacher Pack CD: Jesus Loves Me Rock (track 10) CENTER 3: Healig Tag Say: Let s play a game to remid us how Jesus cared for the blid ma, ad how JESUS CARES FOR US, too. Have childre sit i a circle. Say: To play this game, you ll put your hads over your eyes so you ca t see. Have the childre practice. The say: As you cover your eyes, you ll say i a quiet voice, Jesus, help me over ad over. Have the childre practice. Choose oe child to be the Tagger, ad have him or her stad. Say: The Tagger will walk aroud the outside of our circle as you close your eyes. If he or she tags you, the you ca stop sayig Jesus help me, ad ope your eyes. Demostrate for the childre. Start the sog Jesus Loves Me Rock (track 10 o the CD) ad let it play for about 10 secods. The pause the music, ad ecourage the Tagger to tag the child he or she is stadig closest to. Ecourage the ewly healed child to jump up ad say, Thak you! I ca see. Have that child be the ext Tagger, ad cotiue the game util every child has had a chace to be healed. Lead childre i this discussio. What were you thikig whe you were tagged? Tell about a time Jesus did somethig great for you or someoe you kow. What do you wat Jesus to care for this week? Witer Quarter Lesso 13
11 181 Say: Jesus cared for the blid ma so much that he helped him see. Whe the ma called to Jesus for help, he believed that Jesus would help him. Just like the blid ma who called out to Jesus, we ca call out to Jesus, too. We ca call out to Jesus by prayig because JESUS CARES FOR US. CENTER 4: Heartfelt Care Say: JESUS CARES FOR US just as much as he cared for the blid ma. Wheever we eed somethig, we ca talk to Jesus ad kow he ll love ad protect us. Let s make some heart people to remid us that Jesus loves us so much ad cares for us. Give each child a paper heart, four strips of paper, ad a piece of yar. Ecourage childre to use the markers to decorate the hearts ad make them look like faces. Show childre how to fold the four strips of paper like fas or accordios ad the glue two of the strips to the heart as legs ad two of the strips as arms. Next, help each child thread oe ed of the yar through the hole at the top of the heart. Tie the yar i a bow at the top. Say: Use your heart perso to remid your frieds that Jesus cares for them. Ecourage the childre to use their heart people to say, Jesus cares for you to other idividual childre i your group. Lead childre i this discussio. Why does a big heart remid you that Jesus cares? What ca you do to remember this week that Jesus cares for you? What ca you do to show others that Jesus cares for them? Ceter 4: Heartfelt Care costructio paper hole puch markers glue scissors yar Ceter 4: Heartfelt Care Easy Prep Cut oe 5-ich costructio-paper heart, four 2x½-ich strips of paper, ad oe 8-ich piece of yar for each child. Puch a hole i the top of each heart. Say: Today we leared about a ma who could ot see with his eyes, but he believed i his heart that Jesus cared for him ad could help him. JESUS CARES FOR US, too! Every time you see this heart, remember that Jesus cares for you. Tell childre they ca hag their hearts somewhere i their rooms as remiders that Jesus loves ad cares for every sigle perso i the world. Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
12 182 5 LASTING IMPRESSIONS Daily Challeges My Bible Hugs Daily Challeges After the childre have cleaed up their ceters, brig everyoe back to a circle area o the floor. Review the lesso activities ad the Bible Poit, ad the ecourage the childre to share what they remember about what they leared from the Bible today. Also use this time to challege kids i their faith. Ecourage them to choose a Daily Challege for applyig today s lesso to their lives this week. Use this challege for ecouragig your childre s growig relatioships with Jesus. Say: Today we leared that JESUS CARES FOR US. I would like each of you this week to choose a way to remember that Jesus cares. Give kids these two challeges to choose from: Whe you see someoe who is sad, tired, or scared, let the perso borrow your heart perso. Tell him or her that Jesus cares. Whe you wake up oe morig, pray ad thak Jesus that he cares for you. Try to remember all day that Jesus is with you. Say: If you wat to led your heart to someoe, circle the choice with oe dot. If you wat to pray i the morig, circle the choice with two dots. Check that each child circled a choice o his or her My Bible Hugs page. Make sure you choose a challege as well, ad tell the kids. Your commitmet will ispire your kids ad give them a opportuity to see God at work i your life as well as i theirs! Actio Prayer Say: Jesus cares so much for you. What do you eed Jesus to care for this week? Allow time. Jesus will care for you i those thigs. Let s pray to Jesus ad ask him to take care of us. Sig Jesus, Please Take Care of Me to the tue of Old MacDoald. The close by sayig together, I Jesus ame, ame. Pray: Jesus, please take care of me, J-E-S-U-S. Jesus, please take care of me, J-E-S-U-S. Witer Quarter Lesso 13
13 183 Thak you, God, for lovig me. Jesus, please take care of me. O, Jesus, please take care of me, J-E-S-U-S. Weavig Faith at Home Have childre take home their My Bible Hugs pages whether they worked o them or ot. Have the childre tell their parets the challege they committed to i the Daily Challeges activity. Ecourage the parets to help their kids fulfill this commitmet durig the week. By workig together ad focusig o the same goals, you ad parets ca help childre weave faith ito their lives! Talk to your Director about ig the FREE FamilyCoect to all your church s families. Available at group.com/digital. Lesso 13 Witer Quarter
Lesso 13 135 Jesus Heals the Blid Ma Mark 10:46-52 First- ad secod-graders have may fears. Some childre fear losig a paret or other relative. Others are afraid of the dark or imagiary mosters. These fears
Lesso 8 75 Paul Teaches About Spiritual Gifts 1 Corithias 12:4-27 First- ad secod-graders are eager ad ready to lear ew thigs, ad as they lear ew thigs they ofte come across ew abilities, gifts, ad talets.
Lesso 12 139 Stephe Forgives His Accusers as They Stoe Him Acts 6:8 7:60 Your preschoolers wo t uderstad the fiality of Stephe s death or the idea of martyrdom. However, they ll uderstad that Stephe acted
Lesso 3 29 God Provides Water Exodus 17:1-7 Preschoolers ca be very impatiet whe waitig for their eeds to be met or their desires to be fulfilled. Just as the Israelites forgot what God had doe, they sometimes
Lesso 8 89 Abram Follows God s Directio Geesis 12:1-8 Abram is a woderful example of a perso who trusted ad followed God. Most 5- ad 6-year-olds have iteracted with trustworthy adults ad have a iate sese
Lesso 2 17 Zechariah Prophesies About Jesus Luke 1:68-79 Preschoolers are axious to try ew thigs ad lear ew skills. It s a regular occurrece i their lives to grow i these ways, but as they lear they eed
Lesso 7 77 Sata Tempts Jesus Luke 4:1-13 Preschoolers are familiar with temptatio, especially beig tempted to act cotrary to their parets wishes. May childre this age wo t be familiar with Sata, ad they
17 God Dwells With Us Joh 1:1-14 May first- ad secod-graders are afraid of the dark. For them, there s a coectio betwee darkess ad fear, ad there s a coectio betwee light ad a feelig of relief ad assurace.
Lesso 5 55 Joseph Dreams Disturbig Dreams Geesis 37:1-11 Family is the first place i which childre ca lear to give ad receive love. God created the family uit as a eviromet i which childre ca lear to give
Lesso 11 129 Joshua Seds Spies to Jericho Joshua 2:1-24 Preschoolers are very trustig by ature ad will believe i God because you tell them God is real. Your words have a great impact o them. Use this lesso
Lesso 1 5 Joh the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus Mark 1:1-8 Most 5- ad 6-year-olds kow what it meas to get ready. They ve leared to dress themselves, brush their teeth, ad maybe fix a simple breakfast.
53 Jesus Grows Up Luke 2:39-52 Most first- ad secod-graders ejoy makig ew frieds. They accept ad welcome people who are differet from themselves. They are at a very lovig ad agreeable stage of life. It
Lesso 4 41 The So of God Is Bor! Luke 1:26-45; 2:1-20 Christmas is a very excitig time for childre. The lights, presets, sogs, ad festive atmosphere create excitemet ad aticipatio. Use this lesso to teach
Lesso 12 123 Four Frieds Help a Paralyzed Ma Mark 2:1-12 H ow may third- ad fourth-graders believe that they ve doe wrog oly after they ve bee caught? Otherwise, they do t regard their wrog behavior as
Lesso 1 5 Prophets Foretell Jesus Comig Jeremiah 33:14-16 Preschoolers live firmly i the preset ad have a hard time uderstadig delayed time. As a result, it may be difficult for them to uderstad the cocept
Lesso 3 31 Jesus Explais Eteral Life to Nicodemus Joh 3:1-17 Jesus told Nicodemus that o oe ca see the kigdom of God uless he is bor agai. Whe it comes to teachig abstract cocepts to cocrete thikers, the
Lesso 6 65 Joh Baptizes Jesus Mark 1:4-11 First- ad secod-graders are able to uderstad the differece betwee right ad wrog, without ecessarily learig a certai rule or stadard. So they re able to recogize
Jesus Grows Up Luke 2:39-52 Lesso 5 49 Third- ad fourth-graders ofte kow a great deal about Jesus but may ot feel they have much i commo with God s So. Oe reaso is that we kow so little about Jesus childhood
Lesso 9 81 Peter Tells the Sahedri About Jesus Acts 4:5-14 Fifth- ad sixth-graders might ot kow much about courage, beyod comic books ad superhero movies. But there s a differece betwee holy courage ad
Lesso 5 47 Joseph Dreams Disturbig Dreams Geesis 37:1-11 First- ad secod-graders are developig a strog sese of competitio with others, ot oly o the playgroud but at home as well. Use this lesso to help
Lesso 2 15 Zechariah Prophesies About Jesus Luke 1:68-79 Third- ad fourth-graders are old eough to uderstad the differece betwee right ad wrog. However, kids this age may ot completely uderstad the cocepts
Lesso 13 135 Jesus Teaches About Lovig Eemies Luke 6:27-38 Third- ad fourth-graders have a kee sese of fairess. The kids i your group may be quick to poit out a situatio that does t seem equitable especially
Lesso 5 53 Jesus Tells About the Good Samarita Luke 10:25-37 T hird- ad fourth-graders ca uderstad that God loves them ad loves other people, too. They also uderstad practical ways to show their frieds
Lesso 6 57 Joseph s Brothers Sell Him Ito Slavery Geesis 37:12-36 First- ad secod-graders are just begiig to lear that they ca choose right from wrog o their ow. Util ow, doig right meat obeyig parets,
Lesso 5 47 God Gives the Te Commadmets (Part 2) Exodus 19:16 20:21 First- ad secod-graders are eager for more idepedece. I their quest for idepedece, they may sometimes become defiat ad rebellious. While
Lesso 6 59 The Word Became Flesh Joh 1:1-18 Third- ad fourth-graders are very familiar with what it meas to be kids. The thig they may ot uderstad is just how much parets love their childre. They may feel
LESSON WHAT CHILDREN DO SUPPLIES EASY PREP 1 Gettig Started 2 Bible Exploratio God Gives the Te Commadmets (Part 1) What Rules? (about 10 mi.) Form 2 groups, ad make up somethig for the other group members
The So of God Is Bor! Luke 1:26-45; 2:1-20 Lesso 4 37 Christmas is a excitig time for most third- ad fourth-graders. Takig a vacatio from school, visitig relatives, shoppig, decoratig, ad eatig more goodies
Lesso 6 63 God Floods the Earth Geesis 7 8; 9:8-16 M ay third-ad fourth-graders make promises to oe aother all the time. They promise, I ll be your best fried or I ll ivite you to my birthday party. Promises
Lesso 10 91 Philip Tells the Ethiopia About Jesus Acts 8:26-40 While most fifth- ad sixth-graders are t i a positio to make big life decisios, they re ofte makig decisios that feel big to them. They re
Lesso 4 41 The So of God Is Bor! Luke 1:26-45; 2:1-20 If raised to believe i Sata Claus, childre this age are becomig skeptical. They ofte see the holes i the story but preted they do t. They wat to grow
Lesso 3 27 Jesus Is Bor Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20 First- ad secod-graders love birthday parties. They especially ejoy watchig the birthday child ope the presets they brought. I order to direct your kids mids
Lesso 8 87 Disciples Follow Jesus Mark 1:14-20 First- ad secod-graders have t had eough life experiece to kow what it meas to follow Jesus. Oe of the ways childre gai life experiece is through observatio.
Lesso 9 93 Lot ad Abram Divide the Lad Geesis 13 T hird-ad fourth-graders have best frieds who ca easily tur ito worst eemies, depedig o the day of the week or the hour of the day. At this age especially,
Lesso 2 17 God Dwells With Us Joh 1:1-14 T hird- ad fourth-graders are begiig to grasp that people have depth. They ca uderstad that the people they meet thik, feel, ad act o their ow. It ca be very easy
Lesso 7 71 Sata Tempts Jesus Luke 4:1-13 Your third- ad fourth-graders are proe to temptatio; i fact, few people are more tempted tha kids this age. Professioals who have the best, latest techology available
5 Prophets Foretell Jesus Comig Jeremiah 33:14-16 Trust is importat to third- ad fourth-graders. Therefore, it s importat for kids to kow that whe someoe makes a promise to them, they ca trust that the
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Lesso 3 25 Jesus Explais Why God Set Him Joh 3:12-21 Third- ad fourth-graders o loger see the world i strictly egocetric terms. Ulike very youg childre, they kow that the world really does t revolve aroud
Lesso 8 83 Disciples Follow Jesus Mark 1:14-20 T hird- ad fourth-graders log to be part of a group. Beig part of a group brigs acceptace ad positive friedships. Use this lesso to teach childre about followig
Lesso 2 17 A Agel Appears to Joseph Isaiah 7:13-14; Matthew 1:18-25 T hird- ad fourth-graders are t as trustig as youger childre. As they grow older, kids fid that adults ca sometimes disappoit them. Maybe
Lesso 11 113 Jesus Calms a Storm Mark 4:35-41 A s third- ad fourth-graders are movig out of youg childhood ito middle childhood, fear for their persoal safety begis to declie. At this age, they re becomig
Lesso 5 43 People Rejoice as Jesus Eters Jerusalem Mark 11:1-11 Fifth- ad sixth-graders kow well the idea of havig heroes. They pick people to look up to, ad they log to meet them, display posters of them,
Lesso 3 31 Jesus Explais Eteral Life to Nicodemus Joh 3:1-17 T hird- ad fourth-graders may ot fully uderstad death uless someoe close to them has died. Eve so, they do kow that everyoe, icludig them, evetually
Lesso 1 5 Prophets Foretell Jesus Comig Jeremiah 33:14-16 First- ad secod-graders are discoverig a ew idepedece but eed to kow that Mom, Dad, or other caregivers are still there to help ad protect them.
Lesso 9 93 God Protects Moses Exodus 1:1 2:10 Third- ad fourth-graders are ow aware of thigs they did t eve kow existed a year or two ago. It ca be scary for kids to realize that thigs such as beig abadoed,
Lesso 10 103 God Makes a Coveat With Abram Geesis 15:1-18 T hird-ad fourth-graders are great at makig plas. They ca pla a school project. They ca pla a imagiary adveture to play all afteroo i the backyard.
Lesso 10 105 Lydia Is Coverted Acts 16:9-15 Third- ad fourth-graders love to share good ews. They also care deeply for their frieds. As they realize that ot all people have heard God s message of salvatio,
Lesso 4 41 Jesus Talks With the Samarita Woma Joh 4:5-42 T hird- ad fourth-graders kow who s i ad who s out i their social circles. Sometimes they ca be quite cruel to the kids who are o the outside of
Lesso 1 5 The Israelites Cross the Red Sea Exodus 13:17 14:31 Third- ad fourth-graders are begiig to worry about may differet thigs, such as ot doig well i school, beig hurt by others, or eve losig a paret.
Lesso 9 83 Lot ad Abram Divide the Lad Geesis 13 s have relatioship problems as ofte as ad sometimes more ofte tha childre. Ayoe may have trouble relatig to a child, a spouse, a paret, a coworker, a eighbor,
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Lesso 13 153 God Cares for Hagar ad Ishmael Geesis 21:8-21 Five- ad six-year-olds are begiig to catch o to the power foud i maers. Please becomes the key word that seems to deliver most of a child s desires.
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Lesso 2 15 Jesus Tells the Parable of the Lost So Luke 15:11-32 By the time kids are i the third or fourth grade, they have a pretty good uderstadig of what it meas to feel guilty. For the most part, they
Lesso 8 89 Jesus Comes Back to Life Matthew 27:27-56; 28:1-10 T hird- ad fourth-graders kow Jesus died for them. They also kow he came back to life. Because they may ot fully comprehed that the seemigly
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Lesso 2 17 Jesus Feeds Thousads Joh 6:1-15 T hird- ad fourth-graders have a kee sese of what they wat sometimes so much so that they believe they eed those thigs that are really wats. They also probably
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Lesso 12 111 Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree to See Jesus Luke 19:1-10 E very Christia struggles i some degree to feel accepted by God. We ted to believe that if we would oly live better, pray loger, serve harder,
LESSON 4: TEACH THE WORD Key Scriptures: Joh 17:13-17; Matthew 13:23, 34-36; Mark 10:17-34; Matthew 24:1-14; Joh 11:1-44 Memory Verse: I have give them Your Word ad the world has hated them, for they are
LESSON 3 Embrace Christ s Missio Key Text: Joh 15:1-17 Itroductio Over the last two weeks, we have bee studyig the Parable of the Vie i Joh 15:1-17. I this passage, we fid a illustratio that Christ gave
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This Seaso Petecost 2 As we eter the secod half of the Seaso after Petecost, we cotiue to explore what it meas to live as disciples of Christ. This cotiues to be a growig time for us, symbolized by the
Lesson 12 Unit 4: Going Into the Promised Land The Israelites Cross the Jordan River Joshua 3:1 4:24 Bible Point: Remember to thank God. Weaving Faith Into Life: Children will thank God for all the things
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Session 13 Jesus Heals the Blind Man Mark 10:46-52 Worship Theme: God is merciful. Weaving Faith Into Life: Kids will praise God for his mercy. Session Sequence What Children Will Do Supplies Let s Praise
Session 12 The Israelites Cross the Jordan River Joshua 3:1 4:24 Worship Theme: We can thank God for what he does. Weaving Faith Into Life: Children will worship God for who he is and praise God for his
Unit BEAR HUG19 Jesus Loves Blind Bartimaeus Make It Stick: 1 John 4:14: The Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. (Short version is in bold.) The Big Buzz: Jesus performed many miracles
Session 5 God Answers Hannah s Prayer 1 Samuel 1:1-28 Worship Theme: God answers prayer. Weaving Faith Into Life: Kids will thank God for hearing and answering their prayers. Session Sequence What Children
Bible Point Bible Verse The Lord himself watches over you! (Psalm 121:5a). Growing Closer to Jesus Children will n hear a story about the king s bad dream, n learn that God is with them even though they
By DR. DANN SPADER OUR SHARED MINISTRY PHILOSOPHY OUR SHARED MINISTRY PHILOSOPHY By DR. DANN SPADER Preseted for Discussio at the Global Youth Iitiative Forum i Sigapore, April 2006 (Updated 2011) Solife