Jesus spoke often in parables and metaphors, using imagery of things known to explain things that were harder to understand. We can certainly use that example in teaching young students, using simple things to remind them of important truths. In this lesson, fruit is the main object. We will use real samples to discuss the […]
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Recently, we hosted a church yard sale fundraiser, which brought to mind the incredible amount of utter junk that some people hang onto…do we really need the one-armed doll, headless ceramic duck, or box of warped cassette tapes from 1983? Why is it so hard to let go of things that for all honesty’s sake […]
There are many wonderful worship songs out there to sing, hear, admire and inspire. For that matter, there are also abundant songs for kids to learn and sing. And modern Christian artists flood the radio with wonderful titles and varieties of music. But sometimes we forget how marvelous and insightful old hymns can be. We […]
Materials: tray, various items (big and small), paper, pencils Activity – Seeing and Remembering Fill a tray with various items. Give each student a piece of paper and pencil. Show the tray to all of your students for a given amount of time (3-5 minutes). Remove the tray (or cover it) so that the children […]
It is critical, of course, to study the work and death of Jesus. But all of that is rather meaningless if Christ did not also rise again as He promised. Then what? Following the events of Easter, Jesus appeared to the disciples and gave them instructions regarding what to expect and to do in remembrance […]
As we approach Holy Week and prepare our hearts for Easter, it’s easy to become caught up in the excitement of egg hunts, palm branch crosses, and chocolate bunnies. It can even grow tiresome to talk yet again about what may seem an “obvious” Christian story. But students can benefit from focusing on details of […]