Lessons

The Book of Genesis

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” 2 Tim3:16a

The Bible is the most important book ever written.  It is the living word of God.  It’s Divine Author is the Holy Spirit, who moved over 40 people to write under His guidance.  We need to understand where it came from, what’s in it and how to use it.  This lesson will focus on Genesis and is meant to help the kids start navigating their bibles and learn who wrote it and why.

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The Prodigal Son

Luke 15.11-32

This parable told by Jesus is a third part to the two that precede it, the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin.  In all three something or someone is lost, looked for, found and then rejoiced over. In this story the son represents the lost sinner who repents, the father represents our compassionate God, and the brother represents the attitude of the Pharisees. It is important for us to understand that God has compassion for everyone, no matter how bad/lost they have been. Anyone can be forgiven if they truly repent. Likewise, we who have also experienced forgiveness and life in Christ should rejoice when others come to Christ.

Key Verse

“In his great mercy he has given us… an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you!”

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Jesus Returns

The Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation can be intimidating and confusing — even for adults. People have interpreted John’s vision in many different ways because so much of his apocalyptic imagery is symbolic in nature. Despite this, everyone can agree that it gives us a bigger picture of who Jesus is, and it points us to a future time in which he will finally defeat all evil and reign in glory! The book of Revelation gives hope to those who have put their faith in Jesus and who acknowledge him as king. The purpose of this lesson is to give the kids a framework for understanding the role of the book of Revelation and to let them understand that there will be a glorious day when Jesus comes back and when all his followers will get to live with him in an awesome new city!

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What is the Bible?

This lesson focuses on some of the ways the Bible describes God’s word! The word of God is a lamp to our feet, a sword that cuts, food to our souls, a mirror that reveals, and seed that produces. We want to inspire the kids in the adventure of discovering Jesus through the word!

Key Verse

“These are the very Scriptures that testify about me”

– John 5.39b (NIV)

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On the Road to Damascus

Acts 9.1-22

Saul did not like the Christians, just because they loved Jesus and believed that he was the Son of God. He tried his best to stop the Christians but God can change the life of the most hardened and broken heart. God has a purpose and plan for each person who places his/her faith in Jesus.

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The Lame Man on the Way

Acts 3.1-12

The disciples were learning to walk in the authority that Jesus had given them and that the Holy Spirit was empowering them. The outcome of that in this story was not just that a man got healed but that he received Jesus! It didn’t just stop there either, because his healing led to many others coming to know Jesus as well. The emphasis of the story is not on the healing itself, but that in Jesus we have a lot to offer people!

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Pentecost

Acts 2.1-41

The story of Pentecost describes spiritual fire falling on the disciples. Something inexplicable was taking place that would ignite the disciples and change the course of history forever! The disciples were receiving the promised gift of the Holy Spirit! The fire and the wind speak of the role that the Holy Spirit plays in our lives today. Continue reading Pentecost

Road to Emmaus

Luke 24. 13-35

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to 2 disciples who were walking together on the road to Emmaus. They didn’t recognize him, but he helped them see how the Scriptures pointed to himself as the Messiah. Even though we don’t see Jesus and even when it seems like all hope is lost, Jesus is still at work in our lives!

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Thomas Believes

Luke 24: 36–49; John 20: 24–29

Most people adhere to the old saying that says: “seeing is believing”. The Bible calls us to a different kind of faith. Thomas had to see it for himself in order to believe, but Jesus emphasized the importance of believing without seeing. We want the children to walk away knowing that, even if we can’t see him, Jesus is alive and he is with us!

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