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 aid unsweetened drink … [Read more...]

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 cross for the game; small prizes … [Read more...]

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; paint; paint … [Read more...]

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, and ears); canes, sticks, … [Read more...]

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 to … [Read more...]