# David, Jonathan, and Saul Lesson Aim: To build deeper friendships that honor God.

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3 Getting started THE WELCOME To spark anticipation, encourage arriving children to meet and greet one another with today s question. Meet & Greet Question: What is the most amazing thing a friend has done for you? GAME: FRIENDLY CHAIN MATCH Purpose: To discover God gives us friendships that are very strong, even through difficult times. Supplies: Standard-size paper in five colors, tape Prepare: Cut each sheet of paper into 1-inch wide strips, creating at least five strips for each child. Why do people use chains? (To hold things together.) The links work together to be one strong chain. Let s play a game to make our own chain. 1. Give a paper strip and a piece of tape to each child. (Distribute at least two of each color so each child will find another child with the same color.) 2. Children race to find those with the same color paper strip. Children quickly tape their strips together in a chain-link style by looping the strips together and then taping the ends. 3. Designate a separate area for children to drop each color chain in a separate pile. 4. The goal is to be the fastest group to find each other, tape their links together, and place their chain in the correct pile. 5. Repeat steps 1-4 four more times or until there are no more paper strips. 6. After the last round, have each group sit together. 7. Assign one of the questions below to each group to discuss: a. What is the kindest thing you have done for a friend? b. If you could share anything with your closest friend, what would you share? c. What is your favorite thing to do with friends? d. Do you share secrets with your closest friend? e. What is the bravest thing you have ever done for a friend? 8. Have groups share their answers with the other groups. 9. When the discussion is complete, have the children tape all of the chains together to form one large chain. Display it in your room. Look at our chain. When we connect together, like each link of a chain, we are stronger. God wants us to have strong friendships with each other. He wants us to stay together and help each other, even during hard times. Let s listen to the story of David and Jonathan; two friends who promised to be friends forever. Their friendship was as strong as a metal chain. Page 3 of 12

4 The King who knows our hearts THE WORSHIP Teacher Tip: To help children identify time set aside for worship, designate a special corner or area for singing, collecting offering, and watching the worship illustration. Play music as children move to the designated area. We worship the King who knows our hearts. Today, we will see that God gave David a true friend in Jonathan. Jonathan helped David when he was in danger. In Psalm 23, David sings about being in danger and being in the presence of his enemies. He was not afraid because God was with him. As the offering is collected, sing Unit 8 Bible Memory Verse Song The Lord Is My Shepherd. Just as God gave David a faithful friend in his time of need, He gives each of us a perfect friend in Jesus. Sing: Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. Read Proverbs 22:11. Let s ask God to give us pure hearts so that we may be good and faithful friends to Jesus. Sing: Change My Heart, O God. You may also choose to sing songs that focus on Jesus as our friend. Perform King City Chronicles script or read storybook: Kings & Kingdoms Unit 8, Lesson 40. Page 4 of 12

9 GOT TIME? continued GAME: FRIENDLY FOUR CORNERS Purpose: This Four Corners game reminds children how friends stay together like David and Jonathan. Supplies: Four signs labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4 Prepare: Post one of the signs in each of the four corners of the play area. Optional: Play any favorite group game that incorporates partnership. Jonathan warned his friend David to run and hide from King Saul. Now, we will team up with a friend and, together, try to avoid King Saul s corner! 1. Choose a child to be King Saul. 2. Divide children into pairs as friends who must stay together throughout the game. 3. King Saul counts aloud to 10 with his or her eyes closed. 4. Children rush to stand in a corner before King Saul says, King Saul calls out one of the four corner titles. Pairs in that corner sit down. 6. Continue playing until only one pair of friends remains. CRAFT: BOW AND ARROW FRIENDS Purpose: Children create a bow and arrow set to serve as a reminder that God wants us to have close, long-lasting friendships as David and Jonathan did. Supplies: Pipe cleaners, drinking straws, feathers, yarn, sticky back craft foam, scissors Prepare: Cut 1-inch triangles from craft foam. Cut 12-inch lengths of yarn. Optional: Substitute any flexible stick for a bow and an inflexible stick for an arrow. If sticky back craft foam is not available, use regular craft foam or paper for arrow tips. What did Jonathan do that showed he was a true friend to David? (He asked King Saul not to hurt David. He saved his life by using a bow and arrow to tell him to escape.) God sent Jonathan as a true friend to David. Jonathan was very brave to defend and warn David. God wants us to be true friends to each other. We can help each other during good and hard times. Let s each make a bow and arrow set to remember how Jonathan was a true friend to David. Then, give either the bow or the arrow to a friend and keep the other part of the set. The bow and arrow must be together to work, so you will be sharing a special part of your friendship by sharing the bow and arrow. 1. To make the bow, twist or braid three pipe cleaners together. Tie a piece of yarn to the ends of the pipe cleaners. Bend the pipe cleaners so the finished bow looks like a D. 2. To make the arrow, push a pipe cleaner through a drinking straw until both ends of the pipe cleaner are extending out from the ends of the straw. For the bottom of the arrow, twist one pipe cleaner end around two feathers. For the tip of the arrow, take two craft foam triangles and stick them together with the other pipe cleaner end in between the triangles. 3. Give the arrow or bow to a friend. You will each have a part of the bow and arrow set to remember how God wants you to help each other as friends. Page 9 of 12

10 GOT TIME? continued BIBLE MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITIES The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23 GAME: SHEPHERD PSALM SHUFFLE Purpose: To help children memorize the Unit 8 Bible Memory Verse. Supplies: Note cards, timer, Bible Memory Verse Poster Prepare: Divide Psalm 23 into brief three to six word phrases. Print each phrase on a separate note card. Display Bible Memory Verse poster. Option: To make the game more challenging, cover the Bible Memory Verse poster, so the teams must order the cards from memory. 1. Read or recite Psalm 23 together. 2. Divide the children into 4 teams. 3. Shuffle the note cards. 4. Toss the cards in the air so they land scattered on the floor. 5. On your signal, start the timer. The first team races to see how fast they can lay out the cards in the correct order. 6. When the cards are in the correct order, stop the timer. 7. Repeat steps 3-6 until each team has a turn. The team with the fastest time is the winner. Page 10 of 12

12 GOT TIME? continued BIBLE TIMELINE REVIEW Kings & Kingdoms Part Two studies the miracles and stories of the Bible from Judges through Esther. Review recent Bible stories to see the continuing story of who God is and what He has done. Samuel (Circa 1100 B.C.) God called to Samuel when he was a boy in the temple. God chose him to be a prophet and judge for the Israelites. What did the Philistines capture while Samuel was judge? (The ark of God) Why did they return it? (Their Dagon statue broke and their people became sick when the ark was in their town.) What did Samuel name the stone used to remember God s help? (Ebenezer stone.) Saul (Circa 1050 B.C.) God chose Saul to be the first king of Israel. Samuel anointed Saul. What does anoint mean? (To anoint someone means to put oil on a person to show that God has chosen him or her to do a special job for God.) What happened to Saul s heart when the Holy Spirit came upon Saul in power? (God changed his heart.) Later, Saul disobeyed God and the Spirit left him. After the Spirit left Saul, who did Saul try to kill? (David.) David (Circa 1020 B.C.) David had been anointed by Samuel. David trusted God to save him from his enemies. What was the name of the giant Philistine David defeated? (Goliath.) Who was David s true friend? (Jonathan.) What promise did they make to each other? (To show kindness to each other s families, including their children and grandchildren.) Who warned David to run away from King Saul? (King Saul s son, Jonathan.) How to create a Bible Timeline from Judges through Esther: 1. Print each scroll on sturdy paper. 2. Choose a wall or other visible location to display the timeline. 3. Before each lesson, add the scroll for that lesson to the Bible Timeline using the list below. Add the Unit 10 card for Kings & Kingdoms Lessons To review, ask the corresponding questions as you point to the associated scroll. Judges Esther: Deborah (Circa 1350 B.C.) > Gideon (Circa 1250 B.C.) > Samson (Circa 1150 B.C.) > Ruth > Samuel (Circa 1100 B.C.) > Saul (Circa 1050 B.C.) > David (Circa 1020 B.C.) > Solomon (Circa 970 B.C.) > Josiah (Circa 640 B.C.) > Ezra (Circa 500 B.C.) > Esther (Circa 470 B.C.) > Nehemiah (Circa 430 B.C.) Unit 10: Jesus on Earth (Circa 2 B.C.-33 A.D.) Teacher Tip: To view Bible Timeline and lessons from Genesis through Joshua, see Year One, God of Wonders Lessons Page 12 of 12

### David, Jonathan, and Saul Lesson Aim: To know God gives us true friends.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 8, Lesson 40 David, Jonathan, and Saul Lesson Aim: To know God gives us true friends. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who

### David and Mephibosheth Lesson Aim: To promise to show kindness.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 8, Lesson 42 David and Mephibosheth Lesson Aim: To promise to show kindness. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Knows Our

### Samuel and Saul Lesson Aim: To know God has a plan for our lives.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 8, Lesson 38 Samuel and Saul Lesson Aim: To know God has a plan for our lives. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Knows

### Ezra Teaches God s People Lesson Aim: To inspire confession and repentance according to God s Word.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 9, Lesson 45 Ezra Teaches God s People Lesson Aim: To inspire confession and repentance according to God s Word. THE WORSHIP

### Deborah Leads the Israelites Lesson Aim: To understand the role of judges in our lives.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 33 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Watches Over Us Deborah Leads the Israelites Lesson Aim: To understand

### Advent 4: Worshiping the King Lesson Aim: To understand worship as a lifestyle.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms: Advent of the King Unit 10, Lesson 51 Advent 4: Worshiping the King Lesson Aim: To understand worship as a lifestyle. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who

### Deborah Leads the Israelites Lesson Aim: To know God watches over His people.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 33 Deborah Leads the Israelites Lesson Aim: To know God watches over His people. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

### Advent 4: Worshiping the King Lesson Aim: To spread the word and praise God as the shepherds did.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms: Advent of the King Unit 10, Lesson 51 Advent 4: Worshiping the King Lesson Aim: To spread the word and praise God as the shepherds did. THE WORSHIP Who God is:

### Samson and His Strength Lesson Aim: To know God gives us power.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 35 Samson and His Strength Lesson Aim: To know God gives us power. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Watches Over

### Gideon Defeats the Midianites Lesson Aim: To give God the glory for our victories.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 34 Gideon Defeats the Midianites Lesson Aim: To give God the glory for our victories. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The

### Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall Lesson Aim: To work hard together to build up God s kingdom.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 9, Lesson 46 Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall Lesson Aim: To work hard together to build up God s kingdom. THE WORSHIP Who God is:

### Samuel and the Ark of God Lesson Aim: To know the power of God s presence.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 37 Samuel and the Ark of God Lesson Aim: To know the power of God s presence. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who

### Recognizing the King: The Magi and Herod Lesson Aim: To recognize God s presence and leading in our lives.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms: Advent of the King Unit 10, Lesson 52 Recognizing the King: The Magi and Herod Lesson Aim: To recognize God s presence and leading in our lives. THE WORSHIP

### Ruth and Boaz Lesson Aim: To understand the role of a redeemer.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 36 Ruth and Boaz Lesson Aim: To understand the role of a redeemer. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Watches

### Advent 1: Announcing the King Lesson Aim: To know we can bring the message to others.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms: Advent of the King Unit 10, Lesson 48 Advent 1: Announcing the King Lesson Aim: To know we can bring the message to others. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

### Advent 1: Announcing the King Lesson Aim: To know we can bring the message to others.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms: Advent of the King Unit 10, Lesson 48 Advent 1: Announcing the King Lesson Aim: To know we can bring the message to others. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

### Ruth and Naomi Lesson Aim: To know God can bring good from hard times.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 7, Lesson 36 Ruth and Naomi Lesson Aim: To know God can bring good from hard times. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Watches

### Peter Escapes from Prison Lesson Aim: To join together in prayer and watch for God s answers.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 2, Lesson 10 Peter Escapes from Prison Lesson Aim: To join together in prayer and watch for God s answers. THE WORSHIP

### Advent 4: An Angel Visits the Shepherds Lesson Aim: To know the good news of Jesus birth is for all people.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Advent: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 51 Advent 4: An Angel Visits the Shepherds Lesson Aim: To know the good news of Jesus birth is for all people. THE

### Saul Escapes from Damascus Lesson Aim: To speak boldly to others about Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 2, Lesson 7 Saul Escapes from Damascus Lesson Aim: To speak boldly to others about Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God Is: The

### Advent 4: An Angel Visits the Shepherds Lesson Aim: To know the good news of Jesus birth is for all people.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Advent: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 51 Advent 4: An Angel Visits the Shepherds Lesson Aim: To know the good news of Jesus birth is for all people. THE

### Saul Escapes from Damascus Lesson Aim: To speak boldly to others about Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 2, Lesson 7 Saul Escapes from Damascus Lesson Aim: To speak boldly to others about Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God Is: The

### Lesson 38 Judges through Esther Ages Unit 8: The King Who Knows Our Hearts Samuel and Saul. Who God is: The King Who Knows Our Hearts

Lesson 38 Judges through Esther Ages 8-11 KINGS AND KINGDOMS PART 2 Unit 8: The King Who Knows Our Hearts Samuel and Saul THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Knows Our Hearts THE WORSHIP, THE WORD, &

### Advent 2: Angel Visits Mary and Joseph Lesson Aim: To know the Lord is with us and is pleased with those who believe in His Son.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 49 Advent 2: Angel Visits Mary and Joseph Lesson Aim: To know the Lord is with us and is pleased with those who believe in

### Cain and Abel Lesson Aim: To challenge children to be their brother s keeper.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 28 Cain and Abel Lesson Aim: To challenge children to be their brother s keeper. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who

### Abram and Lot Lesson Aim: To learn how to be a peacekeeper.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 32 Abram and Lot Lesson Aim: To learn how to be a peacekeeper. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Keeps His Promises

### Queen Esther Helps Save God s People Lesson Aim: To understand God gives us courage to risk for what is right.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 9, Lesson 47 Queen Esther Helps Save God s People Lesson Aim: To understand God gives us courage to risk for what is right.

### Cain and Abel Lesson Aim: To see God s justice and mercy and to challenge children to be their brother s keeper.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 28 Cain and Abel Lesson Aim: To see God s justice and mercy and to challenge children to be their brother s keeper.

### Advent 2: Angel Visits Gabriel and Mary Lesson Aim: To know the Lord is with us.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 49 Advent 2: Angel Visits Gabriel and Mary Lesson Aim: To know the Lord is with us. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Comes

### Joseph and His Jealous Brothers Lesson Aim: To know God speaks to us and wants us to respond.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 38 Joseph and His Jealous Brothers Lesson Aim: To know God speaks to us and wants us to respond. THE WORSHIP Who God

### Jeremiah and the Linen Belt Lesson Aim: To know God wants us to seek Him and be close to Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 41 Jeremiah and the Linen Belt Lesson Aim: To know God wants us to seek Him and be close to Him. THE WORSHIP

### The Stoning of Stephen Lesson Aim: To trust that the Holy Spirit will help us be faithful.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 1, Lesson 4 THE WORSHIP Who God Is: The Spirit Who Gives Us Power The Stoning of Stephen Lesson Aim: To trust that the

### Abram and Lot Lesson Aim: To learn how trust and the desire to please God are the keys to being a peacekeeper.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 32 Abram and Lot Lesson Aim: To learn how trust and the desire to please God are the keys to being a peacekeeper.

### The Stoning of Stephen Lesson Aim: To trust that the Holy Spirit will help us be faithful.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 1, Lesson 4 THE WORSHIP Who God Is: The Spirit Who Gives Us Power The Stoning of Stephen Lesson Aim: To trust that the

### The Cross: Peter Denies Jesus Lesson Aim: To understand Peter s dilemma and to be ready to tell others we know Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings and Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 3, Lesson 17 The Cross: Peter Denies Jesus Lesson Aim: To understand Peter s dilemma and to be ready to tell others we know Jesus.

### God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To show God has made a way for us to be saved. (Salvation Message)

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 42 God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To show God has made a way for us to be saved. (Salvation Message) THE WORSHIP

### Elijah and Elisha Lesson Aim: To know God gives us spiritual gifts and mentors to help us accomplish the work He has for us.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 7, Lesson 33 Elijah and Elisha Lesson Aim: To know God gives us spiritual gifts and mentors to help us accomplish the work

### Queen Esther Helps Save God s People Lesson Aim: To know God gives us courage and opportunities.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 2: Judges through Esther Unit 9, Lesson 47 Queen Esther Helps Save God s People Lesson Aim: To know God gives us courage and opportunities. THE WORSHIP Who

### Following the Star Lesson Aim: To know God leads all of us to Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Advent: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 52 Following the Star Lesson Aim: To know God leads all of us to Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Comes

### Advent 1: Gabriel Visits Zechariah Lesson Aim: To know God comes near to prepare our hearts.

THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Comes Near Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 48 Advent 1: Gabriel Visits Zechariah Lesson Aim: To know God comes near to

### Cain and Abel Lesson Aim: To know God wants our best in our offerings and in our relationships.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 28 Cain and Abel Lesson Aim: To know God wants our best in our offerings and in our relationships. THE WORSHIP Who

### Healing the Deaf and Mute Man Lesson Aim: To hear the salvation message, to be invited to respond to it, and to share it with others.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 9 Healing the Deaf and Mute Man Lesson Aim: To hear the salvation message, to be invited to respond to it, and to share

### Ezekiel and the Dry Bones Lesson Aim: To understand what it means to have a new heart and a new life. (Salvation Message)

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 9, Lesson 43 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Is Lord of All Ezekiel and the Dry Bones Lesson Aim: To understand what

### God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To know God made a way for us to know His presence. (Salvation Message)

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 42 God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To know God made a way for us to know His presence. (Salvation Message) THE

### God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To show God has made a way for us to be saved. (Salvation Message)

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 42 God Parts the Red Sea Lesson Aim: To show God has made a way for us to be saved. (Salvation Message) THE WORSHIP

### Healing the Deaf and Mute Man Lesson Aim: To hear the salvation message, to be invited to respond to it, and to share it with others.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 9 Healing the Deaf and Mute Man Lesson Aim: To hear the salvation message, to be invited to respond to it, and to share

### Jeremiah at the Potter s House Lesson Aim: To trust God has plans for us and determines the best way to shape them.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 41 Jeremiah at the Potter s House Lesson Aim: To trust God has plans for us and determines the best way to

### Advent 4: Shepherds See the Promised One

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises: Advent of the Promised One Unit 10, Lesson 51 Advent 4: Shepherds See the Promised One Lesson Aim: To understand believers have the promised peace through

### Following the Star Lesson Aim: To know God leads all of us to Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders: The Wonder of Advent Unit 10, Lesson 52 Following the Star Lesson Aim: To know God leads all of us to Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Comes Near THE

### Healing the Sick Woman

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 8 Healing the Sick Woman Lesson Aim: To challenge children to reach out to Jesus with their unsolvable problems. THE

### Letters About Strength Lesson Aim: To learn what it means to choose to wear the armor of God.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 6, Lesson 29 Letters About Strength Lesson Aim: To learn what it means to choose to wear the armor of God. THE WORSHIP

### Letters About Strength Lesson Aim: To learn what it means to choose to wear the armor of God and be strong in the Lord.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 6, Lesson 29 Letters About Strength Lesson Aim: To learn what it means to choose to wear the armor of God and be strong

### Adam and Eve in the Garden Lesson Aim: To see God created us for specific relationships with Himself and others.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 5, Lesson 25 Adam and Eve in the Garden Lesson Aim: To see God created us for specific relationships with Himself and others.

### Joseph Forgives His Brothers Lesson Aim: To see how our sovereign God will use for good what others intend for evil.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 39 Joseph Forgives His Brothers Lesson Aim: To see how our sovereign God will use for good what others intend for

### Elisha and the Chariots of Fire Lesson Aim: To know we are surrounded by God s protection.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 7, Lesson 34 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God of Power Elisha and the Chariots of Fire Lesson Aim: To know we are surrounded

### The Burning Bush Lesson Aim: To know God calls us to be His messengers.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 40 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Speaks The Burning Bush Lesson Aim: To know God calls us to be His messengers.

### The Cross: His Suffering Lesson Aim: To learn of the suffering leading up to the crucifixion and to understand Jesus died for us on purpose.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings and Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 3, Lesson 17 The Cross: His Suffering Lesson Aim: To learn of the suffering leading up to the crucifixion and to understand

### Adam and Eve Sin Lesson Aim: To explore trusting God s boundaries and His solution for the Fall of Man.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 27 Adam and Eve Sin Lesson Aim: To explore trusting God s boundaries and His solution for the Fall of Man. THE WORSHIP

### Abraham and Isaac Lesson Aim: To challenge children to a more active faith by offering their lives as a living sacrifice.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 34 Abraham and Isaac Lesson Aim: To challenge children to a more active faith by offering their lives as a living

### Elijah on Mount Carmel Lesson Aim: To acknowledge God as the one true God.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 7, Lesson 32 Elijah on Mount Carmel Lesson Aim: To acknowledge God as the one true God. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God

### The Prophet Zephaniah Lesson Aim: To find security and comfort in the knowledge of God s love for those who seek Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 40 The Prophet Zephaniah Lesson Aim: To find security and comfort in the knowledge of God s love for those who

### Walking on Water Lesson Aim: To challenge children to focus on their Savior instead of their fears.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 4, Lesson 18 Walking on Water Lesson Aim: To challenge children to focus on their Savior instead of their fears. THE WORSHIP Who

### The Call of Abram Lesson Aim: To challenge children to trust Jesus and follow Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 31 The Call of Abram Lesson Aim: To challenge children to trust Jesus and follow Him. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The

### Jesus and Nicodemus Lesson Aim: To consider personal salvation and voice questions about God.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings and Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 8 Jesus and Nicodemus Lesson Aim: To consider personal salvation and voice questions about God. THE WORSHIP Who God

### The Vine and the Branches Lesson Aim: To understand what it means to remain in Jesus and bear fruit.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 5, Lesson 25 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches The Vine and the Branches Lesson Aim: To understand what it means to

### The Burning Bush Lesson Aim: To know God calls us and equips us to be His messengers.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 8, Lesson 40 The Burning Bush Lesson Aim: To know God calls us and equips us to be His messengers. THE WORSHIP Who God is:

### The Day of Rest Lesson Aim: To challenge children to remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 5, Lesson 26 The Day of Rest Lesson Aim: To challenge children to remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. THE WORSHIP

### The Prophet Isaiah Lesson Aim: To know we all need the Savior whom God gave us in Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 38 The Prophet Isaiah Lesson Aim: To know we all need the Savior whom God gave us in Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God

### Hagar and Ishmael Lesson Aim: To see God watches over us.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 33 Hagar and Ishmael Lesson Aim: To see God watches over us. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Keeps His Promises

### The Prophet Isaiah Lesson Aim: To know we all need the Savior whom God gave us in Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 38 The Prophet Isaiah Lesson Aim: To know we all need the Savior whom God gave us in Jesus. THE WORSHIP Who God

### Walking on Water Lesson Aim: To challenge children to break fear habits by focusing on their Savior instead of their fear.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 4, Lesson 18 Walking on Water Lesson Aim: To challenge children to break fear habits by focusing on their Savior instead of their

### The Call of Abram Lesson Aim: To challenge children to trust Jesus and fully live for Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 31 The Call of Abram Lesson Aim: To challenge children to trust Jesus and fully live for Him. THE WORSHIP Who God

### Abraham and Isaac Lesson Aim: To challenge children to trust and obey God.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 34 Abraham and Isaac Lesson Aim: To challenge children to trust and obey God. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who

### The Rich Fool Lesson Aim: To know God wants us to be rich toward Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 6, Lesson 28 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches The Rich Fool Lesson Aim: To know God wants us to be rich toward Him.

### Adam and Eve Sin Lesson Aim: To know how sin came into the world.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 27 Adam and Eve Sin Lesson Aim: To know how sin came into the world. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Provides

### The Lost Sheep Lesson Aim: To recognize we wander like sheep and Jesus is our Shepherd.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 5, Lesson 23 The Lost Sheep Lesson Aim: To recognize we wander like sheep and Jesus is our Shepherd. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The

### Lesson 45 Judges through Esther Ages 6-7 Unit 9: The King Who Builds His Kingdom Ezra Teaches God s People KINGS AND KINGDOMS PART 2

Lesson 45 Judges through Esther Ages 6-7 Unit 9: The King Who Builds His Kingdom Ezra Teaches God s People KINGS AND KINGDOMS PART 2 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Builds His Kingdom THE WORSHIP,

### The Call of Abram Lesson Aim: To know we can trust and obey God s direction.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 6, Lesson 31 The Call of Abram Lesson Aim: To know we can trust and obey God s direction. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who

### Adam and Eve in the Garden Lesson Aim: To see God created us for specific relationships with Himself and others.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 5, Lesson 25 Adam and Eve in the Garden Lesson Aim: To see God created us for specific relationships with Himself and others.

### Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To be invited to receive Christ as Savior and challenged to care for believers.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings and Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 4, Lesson 20 Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To be invited to receive Christ as Savior and challenged to care for believers.

### The Lost Sheep Lesson Aim: To know God pursues sinners and brings them back to Himself.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 5, Lesson 23 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who Teaches The Lost Sheep Lesson Aim: To know God pursues sinners and brings them

### The Rich Fool Lesson Aim: To know we find our security in God, not in our possessions.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 6, Lesson 28 The Rich Fool Lesson Aim: To know we find our security in God, not in our possessions. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The

### Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To be invited to receive Christ as Savior and challenged to care for believers.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Kings and Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 4, Lesson 20 Jesus Talks with Peter Lesson Aim: To be invited to receive Christ as Savior and challenged to care for believers.

### Ascending into Heaven Lesson Aim: To know Jesus is now in heaven, blessing us and working with us to build His kingdom.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 3, Lesson 16 Ascending into Heaven Lesson Aim: To know Jesus is now in heaven, blessing us and working with us to build His kingdom.

### Jesus Is Tempted Lesson Aim: To see we can use Scriptures to fight temptation.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Kings and Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 1, Lesson 3 Jesus Is Tempted Lesson Aim: To see we can use Scriptures to fight temptation. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King Who

### God Changes Saul s Heart Lesson Aim: To know God can change our hearts. (Salvation Message)

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 2, Lesson 6 God Changes Saul s Heart Lesson Aim: To know God can change our hearts. (Salvation Message) THE WORSHIP Who

### Lesson 43 Judges through Esther Ages 8-11 Unit 9: The King Who Builds His Kingdom King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba KINGS AND KINGDOMS PART 2

Lesson 43 Judges through Esther Ages 8-11 Unit 9: The King Who Builds His Kingdom King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba KINGS AND KINGDOMS PART 2 THE WORSHIP, THE WORD, & THE WAY THE WORSHIP Who God is:

### Healing the Paralyzed Man Lesson Aim: To challenge children to bring their friends to Jesus for healing of their bodies and souls.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 7 Healing the Paralyzed Man Lesson Aim: To challenge children to bring their friends to Jesus for healing of their bodies

### The Great Banquet Lesson Aim: To see that we need to respond to Jesus invitation.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Kings & Kingdoms Part 1: The Life of Jesus Unit 5, Lesson 27 The Great Banquet Lesson Aim: To see that we need to respond to Jesus invitation. THE WORSHIP Who God is: The King

### Peter Visits Cornelius Lesson Aim: To know God washes away the sin of anyone who believes in Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 2, Lesson 9 Peter Visits Cornelius Lesson Aim: To know God washes away the sin of anyone who believes in Him. THE WORSHIP

### Philip and the Ethiopian Lesson Aim: To know the Holy Spirit makes us ready to tell others about Jesus.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 Prophets & Promises Part 1: Acts through Revelation Unit 1, Lesson 5 Philip and the Ethiopian Lesson Aim: To know the Holy Spirit makes us ready to tell others about Jesus. THE

### Jacob and Esau Lesson Aim: To understand the role of God s mercy in the lives of those He chooses to use in His plans.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 8-9 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 36 Jacob and Esau Lesson Aim: To understand the role of God s mercy in the lives of those He chooses to use in His

### The Prophet Zephaniah Lesson Aim: To find security and comfort in the knowledge of God s love for those who seek Him.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 40 The Prophet Zephaniah Lesson Aim: To find security and comfort in the knowledge of God s love for those

### Healing the Paralyzed Man Lesson Aim: To challenge children to bring their friends to Jesus for healing of their bodies and souls.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 1: Miracles of Jesus Unit 2, Lesson 7 Healing the Paralyzed Man Lesson Aim: To challenge children to bring their friends to Jesus for healing of their bodies

### The Search for Rebekah Lesson Aim: To challenge children in each job they have been given to obey, pray, and give themselves away.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 35 The Search for Rebekah Lesson Aim: To challenge children in each job they have been given to obey, pray, and give

### The Search for Rebekah Lesson Aim: To see God is fully present in the jobs we are given. He calls us to obey, pray, and give ourselves away.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 10-12 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 35 The Search for Rebekah Lesson Aim: To see God is fully present in the jobs we are given. He calls us to obey,

### God Answers Habakkuk Lesson Aim: To show God wants us to trust Him to punish evil and keep all His promises.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 Prophets & Promises Part 2: Elijah through Malachi Unit 8, Lesson 42 God Answers Habakkuk Lesson Aim: To show God wants us to trust Him to punish evil and keep all His promises.

### Jacob and Esau Lesson Aim: To see God chooses to use sinners in His plans.

Teacher s Guide: Ages 6-7 God of Wonders Part 2: Genesis through Joshua Unit 7, Lesson 36 THE WORSHIP Who God is: The God Who Keeps His Promises Jacob and Esau Lesson Aim: To see God chooses to use sinners