Jesus the Rule-Changer: Gospel Principles in a Nutshell

Bible Lesson - Jesus' Message is for Everyone

Sometimes we make the message of salvation more complicated than it needs to be. Or we can become so caught up in Bible stories and individual characters that we neglect the most basic and critical overarching element of what and why we teach. At any time of year, but especially in preparation for Easter, it […]

Bible Lesson: Jesus Heals Official’s Son (John 4:46-54)

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The following lesson was created for a small class of children ranging from age 5-10.  The students discover that Jesus’ miracles helped people believe in Him for eternal life. Bible Passage:   John 4:46-54 Bible Story Title:  Jesus Heals Official’s Son Target Age Group:  Ages 5-11 (K-5th Grade U.S.A.) Target Time Frame: 60 Minutes Original Teaching […]

Lesson: Knowing Jesus Through…The Sense of Sight (John 18:1-14)

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Lesson Title:   Knowing Jesus Through the Five Senses: The Sense of Sight Bible Reference: John 18:1-14; 19-23; 28-40; John 19:1-16 Target Age Group: Elementary Learning Context: Sunday School Target Time Frame: 45 minutes Focus Verse: As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take […]

Lesson: Power Comes From Where? God’s love and Christ’s light (John 1:5)

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Main Point: God is our strength and guiding light; our power comes through faith and we can share this power with others. Materials: Flashlight(s), lantern, glow-in-the-dark stars, Bibles Anyone who has encountered a power outage can understand and appreciate our modern dependence on electricity. When a falling tree limb or storm cuts power lines and […]

Lesson: Dedication in the Desert (Matthew 4:1-11)

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Bible Focus: Temptation of Christ; meaning and importance of Lent Target Age Group: Older elementary/middle school students Student application: Jesus suffered in order to prepare for His ministry; although we can never comprehend what He did for us, we celebrate that He overcame temptation and clung to God’s Word in the face of it. Lesson […]

Lesson: Knowing Jesus Through … The Sense of Taste (Matthew 26:17-30)

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Lesson Title:   Knowing Jesus Through the Five Senses: The Sense of Taste Bible Reference: Matthew 26:17-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Target Age Group: Elementary Learning Context: Sunday School Target Time Frame: 45 minutes Focus Verse: While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, […]

Lesson: Knowing Jesus Through … The Sense of Smell (Ephesians 5:2)

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Lesson Title:   Knowing Jesus Through the Five Senses: The Sense of Smell Bible Reference:  Ephesians 5:2; Genesis 1:28-31; Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 5:12 Target Age Group: Elementary Learning Context: Sunday School Target Time Frame: 45 minutes Focus Verse: “And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up […]

Lesson: Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52)

Bible Lesson: Jesus Walks on Water

Materials: Bucket of water, items that float, items that sink, picture of Jesus, large spoon, plastic egg, bucket (2 of each if you want to have teams), tape You can also download a coloring page of Jesus walking on water. Activity: Float vs Sink. – Put the bucket of water on the table – Talk with […]