The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus- Lesson #8

Jesus said, "I am the vine"

Lesson Eight: The True Vine Main idea: Jesus helps us to grow when we stay connected to him. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:7-19, and Hebrews 12:7-12. Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; review game card (download here and here) printed and cut out; several packets of purple Kool […]

The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus- Lesson #7

the-way

Lesson Seven: The Way, the Truth, and The Life Main idea: Jesus is comfort and certainty in an uncertain world. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references. Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; 5-10 pieces of string, each between 10-20 feet; painters tape; 5-10 random objects and toys for the game; a Bible or […]

The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus- Lesson #6

Jesus raises Lazarus Bible Lesson

Lesson Six: The Resurrection and the Life Main idea: Jesus has power over life and death. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15 Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; playing cards; terra cotta pots and saucers for each child (or plastic cups); packs of flower seeds for each child; […]

The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus- Lesson #5

Good-shepherd-sheep

Lesson Five: The Good Shepherd Main idea: Jesus is the good shepherd who sacrificed his life for our lives. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, Ezekiel 34:1-24 Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; white balloons, blown up and with a sheep’s face drawn on them in permanent marker (eyes, a nose and mouth, […]

The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus- Lesson #4

sheep-gate

Lesson Four: The Gate for the Sheep Main idea: Jesus is the only entrance to salvation. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, Psalm 23 Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; hula hoops, carpet squares, or masking tape; ball-pit balls, bean bags, or crumpled paper; craft printables; scissors; glue; crayons or markers Take time […]

The Seven I AM Statments of Jesus- Lesson #3

Lesson- Jesus is the Light of the World

Lesson Three: The Light of the World Main idea: Jesus is the light that shows us the way out of our dark sin. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, Exodus 13:17-22, John 7-9, Revelation 21:23-25, Leviticus 23 Gather: Bible, dry erase markers or chart paper and markers, clear contact paper, colored tissue paper (lots of blue […]

The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus – Lesson #2

bread-of-life

Lesson Two: The Bread of Life. Main idea: Jesus fills up our physical and spiritual needs.  Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, John 6:1-59, Proverbs 30:8, and Exodus 16:1-18 Gather: Bible, dry erase markers or chart paper and markers, blocks for relay, baking soda, cornstarch, craft magnets Make blocks for the game using old Jenga blocks, […]

The Seven I Am Statements of Jesus – Lesson #1

burning-bush

Lesson One: Who is I AM? Main idea: Jesus is the holy, perfectly perfect God. We are who we are as Christians because Jesus is the great I AM.  Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, John 8:31-59 and Psalm 103. Gather: Bible, dry erase markers or chart paper and markers, cards for charades, scarf and staff […]