Lesson: Walk in Love (“Walk Series” – Part 3)

When we look anywhere other than God’s word to define love, an extremely sinful and skewed view is the result. In this part 3 of the “Walk Series,” children will learn that loving God and others must influence our actions as believers. Also, it will be understood that “Walking in Love” requires sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to others and helping those who stray from what is right to see the truth. The children will learn

Lesson: Walk in Truth ("Walk" Series – Part 2)

Truth is not defined by personal preference or conviction: it is defined by the holy word of God. This lesson,”Walk in Truth” (part 2 of the “Walk” series), will teach children that ultimate truth is not determined through erroneous human intelligence. Rather, it is created by our righteous, omniscient God. We can trust that aligning our lives to the incredible truth of the bible will increase our faith and help us identify cultural and sinful lies. TARGET

Lesson: Walk in Wisdom ("Walk" Series – Part 1)

Because Christ lived a perfect life of obedience, we too can walk in wisdom, truth, love, and faith. “Walk in Wisdom,” (the first of four lessons in this series) will teach children the difference between earthly wisdom and spiritual wisdom. In addition, they will learn practical ways to incorporate wisdom into their lives through prayer, humility, obedience, and a reverent fear of God. TARGET AGES: 10-14 OBJECTIVE: To learn the definition for spiritual wisdom and be able

Lesson: Understanding the New Testament for Kids

This lesson is the final of three lessons in our series explaining how the Bible is organized. For more help, be sure to review our Bible worksheets on the divisions of the Bible. Lesson: Understanding Bible Layout Lesson: Understanding the Old Testament You are here – Lesson: Understanding the New Testament TARGET AGES: 10-14 OBJECTIVE: To teach the students about the organization of the New Testament and how we should live during this time of grace between

Lesson: How Do I Study the Bible? (Tough Questions Kids Ask #9)

It’s so exciting to watch kids grow in their faith and ability to handle God’s word. Especially as they enter the “preteen” years, they can learn to study the Bible on their own. This lesson will help them get started. TARGET AGES: 10-14 OBJECTIVE: To give students practical ways to study the bible and grow in their spiritual maturity and relationship to Christ. MAIN IDEA: There is more than one way to study the bible to learn about

Jonah 1-2 Lesson (step 4) Response

This lesson continues the process of teaching older elementary students how to study God’s Word for themselves.  The challenge for all people who hear and learn facts from God’s Word is to take what they know and do something about it that transforms their life.  There are those who will hear and receive facts and do nothing resulting in an unchanged life.  Those who hear and obey will live a transformed life that reflects the Lord Jesus. 

Jonah 1-2 Lesson (step 3) Think about it

The following lesson is for an older elementary class using Bible study methods to help students learn to study God’s Word for themselves.  It’s the third step in the process which is to think about the key words and phrases the students marked in Jonah 1-2 during their last session. The lesson is a guide and can be adapted for your ministry’s needs. Click here to see the first lesson in this series or or browse all our

Jonah 1-2 Lesson (step 2) A Closer Look

This is the second lesson for teaching older elementary students how to study the Bible for themselves.  The students look closer at key words and phrases of Jonah 1 and 2 and mark them.  This is an adaptation from DiscipleLand’s Bringing the Bible to Life for our class’s needs.  It is a suggested guide to help you teach your students and can be adapted to your ministry’s needs. Click here to see the Big Picture lesson on

Jonah 1-2 Lesson (step 1) Big Picture Jonah

This lesson was created for my class of newly promoted 4th & 5th graders.  I adapted this lesson from the Discipleland curriculum provided by our church that is geared for older students.  The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students how to study the Bible for themselves.  This lesson teaches them to look at the big picture of Jonah 1 and 2. This is only a guide and can be adapted and used for your ministry

Lesson: God's Word is Alive!

This is the first lesson for my class as they start a new school year.  The focus of the lesson is to encourage and help students to be excited to study God’s Word.  The lesson was prepared for older elementary students and can be adapted as needed for your ministry needs. Bible Story: God’s Word is Alive! Scripture: Selected Scriptures Below Target Age Group: Age 9 – 11 (U.S. 3rd – 5th Grade) Learning Context: Sunday School Target

Lesson: Resurrection and Rewards Daniel 12

The following lesson is taken from Daniel 12 and introduces students to the truth that all people will be resurrected and receive rewards.  Those who have placed their faith are written in the Book of Life and receive eternal life and will be rewarded at the judgment seat of Christ.  Those who reject Christ as the only way to God will receive eternal separation from God and be punished according to their sin.  This lesson was created

Lesson: Daniel's Ram and Goat Vision

This lesson has additional teaching ideas for Daniel 8. The lesson helps students to see that God can be trusted because He always does what He says He will do. The lesson was prepared for older students. This lesson is a suggested guide to help you create a lesson for your class. Bible Story: Daniel’s Ram and Goat Vision Scripture: Daniel 8 Target Age Group: Age 9 – 11 (U.S. 3rd – 5th Grade) Learning Context: Sunday School

Lesson: Daniel 7 God's Team Will Win

This an adaptation to an earlier lesson submitted about this chapter.  This lesson has additional resources to help teach this lesson.  It was used in an older elementary class.  It is only a guide to be used as a tool to give you ideas as you teach your students. Bible Story: Daniel 7 Saints are the winning team Scripture: Daniel 7 Target Age Group: Age 9 – 11 (U.S. 3rd – 5th Grade) Learning Context: Sunday School Target

Bible Lesson: Belshazzar’s Arrogance

This new lesson from the Book of Daniel focuses on the attitude of arrogance versus an attitude of confidence in Christ. The lesson was prepared with older students in mind.  The lesson is a guide to provide ideas to teach Daniel 5. Please adapt according to the needs of your students. Bible Story: Belshazzar’s Arrogance Scripture: Daniel 5 Target Age Group: Age 9 – 11 (U.S. 3rd – 5th Grade) Learning Context: Sunday School Target Time Frame: 60

Lesson: Replacing Pride with praise

From the life of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4 students will learn that God will humble those who are filled with pride. This lesson was originally presented to older children and teaches them to protect their hearts from pride by choosing to praise God for all things.  The lesson is only a guide and may be adapted to the needs of your ministry. Bible Story: Nebuchadnezzar learns to replace pride with praise Scripture: Daniel 4 Target Age Group: Age

Lesson: Focus on God, Not the Flames

The following lesson about Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego focuses on the importance of knowing and obeying God’s Word without compromise.  Students will be challenged to examine their lives to see how much of their daily choices are made in obedience to God’s Word or not.  It is only a suggested guide to help you get ideas on how to present this chapter to your students. Bible Story: Focus on God, Not the Flames Scripture: Daniel 3 Target Age

Revealer of Mysteries (Daniel 2) Lesson:

Taken from Daniel 2 this lesson focuses on how a follower of Christ receives wisdom and understanding when they seek God for answers.  This lesson was prepared for older students but with adaptation can be used for other ages as well.  It is only a suggested guide to help you get ideas on how to present this chapter to your students. Bible Story: God Reveals Mysteries through Daniel Scripture: Daniel 2 (Key Verses: Daniel 2:11, 18-23, 27-30, 45-47)

Lesson: Paul's Life Well Lived (Acts 18-28)

The following lesson is a review of Paul’s ministry from Acts 18-28.  The students will have an opportunity to remember the many ways Paul, empowered by the Holy Spirit, faithfully served Jesus in each circumstance he faced as he shared the Good News. The lesson was prepared for older students and can be adapted.  The following is only a suggested guide to help your class  review Acts 18-28. Click here to see all the lessons in this curriculum

Lesson: Paul's trial before Felix

This lesson is about Paul’s trial before Felix. He is falsely accused but Paul knows he has a clear conscience before God and man. This lesson teaches students that believers should always strive to keep a clear conscience. This is only a guide for the lesson. Adapt to your individual classroom needs. From Paul’s life the students will be challenged to strive to keep a clear conscience before God and man..  The lesson was prepared for older

Lesson: Manasseh Repents & Finds Mercy

This lesson reveals the extent of Manasseh’s wickedness. Yet once again, we see God’s mercy when a wicked sinner repents.  The students will discover that because of God’s great mercy. He forgives all sins when a person repents and turns to Him. This Bible study is only a guide.  Be sure to modify the lesson to the needs of your students. Click here to see all the Bible lessons in this series. Bible Story Title: Manasseh repents and

Lesson: Hezekiah Prays When Threatened by Assyria

This lesson continues in the life of King Hezekiah and teaches the students how he handled the threats of the king of Assyria by prayer.  The students will discover lessons how to apply what they learn from Hezekiah’s response to their lives when they are confronted with difficulties.  The lesson is prepared for older elementary students.  Please adapt to your ministry needs. This lesson is only a guide to help you to prepare for your class.  It was

Lesson: King Hezekiah Celebrates Passover

This is a continuation of the study of Israel’s Kings.  In part 2 of the life of King Hezekiah this lesson focuses on King Hezekiah’s invitation to all (both Northern and Southern Kingdoms) Israel to come to Jerusalem and celebrate Passover.  Students will be learning about the meaning of Passover and how it was pointing God’s people to the Lamb of God Jesus who would take away the sins of the world. This lesson is only a

Lesson: King Hezekiah Brings Reform

This is a continuation of the study of Israel’s Kings.  This lesson is part one in the life of King Hezekiah.  In 2 Chronicles 29 Hezekiah commands the priests and Levites to consecrate themselves and the temple.  Students will learn about the ministry of the priests and Levites in the Old Testament and how believers are called to be royal priests in the New Testament. This lesson is only a guide to help you to prepare for

Lesson: King Ahaz's brings great suffering to Judah

This is a continuation of the study of Israel’s Kings.  The lesson covers the reign of King Ahaz over the Southern Kingdom.  Students will see how sin affects others.  Many people in Ahaz’s kingdom suffered as a result of his idolatry and rebellion against God.  Students will learn that individuals are responsible before God and their sin affects others. This lesson is only a guide to help you to prepare for your class.  It was created for older