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...]

Bible Lesson: Jesus Fills Us Up

Bible Lesson: Jesus fills us up

A person without Christ is like a man walking through the desert.  Completely dry and in need of water.  Christ is the living water of our lives.  He sustains us and fills us up.  Just as the body cannot live without water the soul cannot live without Jesus.   This lesson uses the contrast of a dry and wet sponge to teach children how different their lives are based on whether … [Read more...]

Bible Lesson: Zechariah prophecies about Jerusalem’s future glory


The following lesson on Zechariah was prepared for students ages 5-11.  Students will discover that Zechariah reminded God's people of His future promises about the Messiah and they were encouraged to return to the work of rebuilding the temple.  Believers can be encouraged in difficult circumstances when we remember God has promised a glorious future for all who believe in … [Read more...]

Bible Lesson: Jesus’ Message is for Everyone

Bible Lesson - Jesus' Message is for Everyone

When Jesus called Levi to become a disciple many people were shocked.  Jesus was the Son of God, while Levi was a sinner and a tax collector.  The Pharisees felt that Jesus was too good to be seen with someone like Levi.  But Jesus knew that Salvation was for everyone.  Jesus used the calling of Levi as a way to teach the Pharisees that He came for all people, not only the ones … [Read more...]

The Seven I AM Statements of Jesus- Lesson #7


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...]