There He is! Craft Ideas for Pointing to Jesus as the Lamb of God  John 1:29-42

Jesus is the lamb of God, our savior, the hope of the world! These crafts celebrate the joy we have in knowing who Jesus is and what He does for us. A decorative “Joy Jar” offers a fun place to put thankful and joyful thoughts. A “Recycled Sheep” uses various supplies to create a lamb reminding us of our Messiah’s sacrifice on our behalf. Let’s get crafting! Don’t miss the full 16-page printable Sunday School Lesson on

It’s a Miracle! (John 2:1-11) Children’s Sermon Lesson on the Wedding at Cana

Main Objective: While on Earth, Jesus did a lot of amazing miracles. The first one we read of in the gospels was a transformative act that kept a party going! In the story of the wedding at Cana, we notice that Jesus cares about all things, even our own human enjoyment of life. We also recognize that Jesus continues to work miracles in our lives, in ways large and small. This lesson uses a simple drink mix

New Year, New Life in Christ – Bible Craft Ideas from John 1:10-18

Resolutions…from the Inside Out! Craft Ideas for New Year and Strength in Christ. The start of a new calendar year is a time that finds many people making goals and resolutions for themselves. As Christians, we recognize that striving for improvement is wonderful, but that we can do nothing without Jesus and the true change made by the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives. These crafts celebrate the ringing in of a new year, and the importance

New Year, New Life in Christ – Children’s Sermon from John 1:10-18

New Year, New You!  Children’s Message on Transformation through Jesus. A new year is often a time when people make goals and resolutions to transform and change themselves. However, we know that on our own we can do nothing. True change must come from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This message reminds children that we are adopted into God’s family, and we have new identity in Him. Any change we hope to achieve comes through Him

Jesus Rules All! Sunday School Lesson on John 18:33-37

Crown Him Lord…on the last Sunday of the “church calendar” year, we celebrate that Jesus Christ is the King. This may not be a widely honored holiday, but is a special time to remember that Jesus rules over all things, and that we want to put God first in our lives. Jesus came to lead as a humble servant. He continues to lead us and should be made authority over our hearts. Lesson focus: This lesson explores

Christ is King! Bible Crafts from John 18:33-37

The final week in the “Church Calendar” celebrates that Jesus is the king, not of an Earthly kingdom, but of Heaven and our lives. These crafts honor Christ as King, as well as the “New Year” joy of the church. A homemade “party cracker” and “pinata” celebrate the new church year, and a crown recalls our Savior and King. Bible Verses or Captions to Consider…  (John 18:33-37) Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?”

Christ is King! Children’s Sermon from John 18:33-37

Jesus did a lot of remarkable things and fulfilled many roles while on Earth. He continues to hold tremendous power and authority over all things, especially our lives. This message considers some of the titles that describe Jesus, such as Good Shepherd, bread of life, and Lamb of God. Most importantly, though, Jesus is the king. He is God made flesh, ruling not over an Earthly kingdom but an eternal one. It’s important to remind children that

Jesus is the Bread from Heaven (John 6:24-35) Sunday School Lesson

Have some bread! In this day of gluten-free, carb friendly diet consciousness, we might lose sight of how essential bread has been historically to life. It is a food staple that sees variations throughout time and culture, but which nourishes and strengthens us physically. Understanding that Jesus is our “bread” reminds us that He provides what we need for spiritual strength and health. We need more than just food to survive in life. We need Jesus! Lesson

Bible Crafts on the Bread of Life (John 6:24-35)

We see bread appear several times in the Bible…God gave the Israelites manna in the wilderness. Christ used loaves and fish to feed crowds. Most significantly, the savior gave His body for us on the cross, and calls us to remember that with the bread of Communion. What does it mean that Jesus calls Himself the bread of life? Just as we are physically fed by food, we recognize that we need spiritual nourishment. We obtain that

Jesus is the Bread of Life: Children’s Sermon from John 6:24-35

Despite modern concerns of gluten-free or keto-friendly diets, bread has historically been a nutrition staple, and continues to provide energy and life to those who eat it! Bread also serves as a simple and fun visual for this children’s message. Use whatever variety of bread might be relevant to your students (maybe even donuts!) to explain how important bread is. Jesus called Himself the “bread of life”, and we recognize that we need Him for fuel and

Bible Craft Ideas (John 17:6-19) Jesus Gives Us Tools for Prayer

Prayer is a powerful and important thing to teach to young children, but can be a little tricky to impart or explain. These crafts are meant to provide children with simple but fun visual reminders of why and how we pray. A prayer chain allows kids to consider things to pray for. The “prayer telephone” is a creative craft that reminds students we talk to God and listen for His voice, too. Jesus prays for us and

Children’s Sermon (John 17:6-19) Jesus Gives Us Tools for Prayer

Children need to understand the power and importance of prayer, but it can be a challenging topic to teach. This message describes the way that Jesus has prayed for us and encourages children to recognize that God helps us pray. The illustration involved uses an object that requires tools and assistance to fix, in order to share with kids how God gives us tools and assistance to communicate with Him. Law/Gospel Theme: Jesus has given us all

Bible Crafts from John 15:9-17 “Love in Action”

How do we show love? In what ways can we demonstrate and share the love of Jesus with those around us? It’s part of the Great Commandment, and yet sometimes we forget it quickly. These crafts offer simple ways to remember and consider that God loves us, and He wants us to love others. A “friendship bouquet” uses paper elements to craft flowers to give as a caring display. A “helping heart wreath” allows kids to brainstorm

Jesus is the Real Thing! (John 15:9-17) Children’s Sermon

This children’s message imparts the hope of our relationship with Jesus. Earthly friendships may fail and disappoint us, but the love of Christ will always be there. It might be hard to grasp since we do not see the Lord physically, but His presence guards and guides us. Jesus calls us friends and laid down His life for us. The message uses a “disappointing” object to remind children that God does not disappoint. Law/Gospel Theme: Jesus has

Bear Fruit: Bible Craft Ideas from John 15:1-8

We know that Jesus is divine…and we are “de branches”! These fruit-themed crafts remind students of the importance of staying rooted in and connected to Christ. When we stay close to Him, we bear spiritual fruit. Apart from that “vine”, we wither and wane. These crafts include grape themes galore. A grapes versus raisins collage imparts the truth that, while raisins cannot turn back into grapes, we can turn back to God when we stray. A collective

Vine and the Branches: Children’s Sermon Lesson from John 15:1-8

This message explains that we need to remain constantly connected to Christ. As a branch needs to be connected to the main part of the plant in order to live, we need to be “attached” to the Lord. What does this mean? Being rooted in prayer and Bible reading should be components of our daily life, providing the fuel we need to grow and stay healthy in our faith. This message uses a “fruity” object lesson to

Bible Craft Ideas on Jesus The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18)

There are several Biblical references that involve sheep. The lifestyle of the first century made this an applicable metaphor, as there were many who were involved in the business of livestock care. Even with that familiarity, people did not always readily understand sheep stories (“This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.” -John 10:6). Sheep are entirely dependent on the shepherd, as we are dependent on God. Jesus

Who’s Your Good Shepherd? Children’s Sermon from John 10:11-18

This message reminds students that God loves and cares for us, and that He protects us at all times. Just as a shepherd watches out for the needs of the lambs and sees that they have what they need, God provides for us. Jesus gave His life for His sheep, willing to sacrifice for those He loves. The Bible uses many beautiful reminders of this shepherd analogy, and explaining those passages helps children understand and appreciate the

Sunday School Lesson on Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-31) Blessed to Believe

Children are often trusting, but they sometimes have difficulty understanding what it means to believe things without seeing them. They don’t have a solid handle on abstract concepts and need to see and experience to fully comprehend. It’s important for faith teachers to communicate to kids that God is very real and loves us, even though we cannot see Him with our eyes or touch Him with our hands. This lesson explains to kids that we sometimes

Doubting Thomas Bible Craft Ideas

Thomas is notorious for insisting that he see Jesus before believing he truly rose from the grave. He got his wish and was permitted to thrust his hands in the wounds of Christ…however, Jesus promised that those who have not seen and still believe are considered “blessed.” These crafts celebrate the fact that we “walk by faith, not by sight” and our hope is in the word of God. An “evidence bag” can be used for Bible

Doubting Thomas Bible Lesson Message (John 20:19-31)

Children tend to be rather trusting in general. However, they are also literal in their understanding and interpretation of things, and often have a hard time grasping abstract or unseen concepts. This message reminds kids that our faith in Jesus is reliable and true, even though we cannot physically see or touch the Lord. When we believe despite a lack of sight, Jesus says that we are considered “blessed”! Law/Gospel Theme: Jesus most certainly died and came

Easter Children’s Sermon (John 20:1-18) Colors of Hope

Easter is (or should be) the pivotal holiday of the Christian faith. It celebrates the greatest event in history, and is a time of great rejoicing! Aside from the fancy dresses, fun decorations, and baskets, though, what is it that we honor for Easter? Young children might not always have a solid understanding of the story behind God’s great plan for mankind. In this message, the story of Good Friday and Easter is told through a favorite

Jesus Died to Give Life (John 12:20-33) Sunday School Lesson

During His time on Earth, Jesus provided people with many intriguing analogies and explanations regarding who He was and why He came. Some of these can be challenging for young children to understand, but they can also be helpful to describe as we seek to go deeper into the life and significance of Christ. He was much more than a simple flannel-graph figure or miracle worker. He gave up His life for our sake, and because of

Craft Ideas: Jesus Died to Give Life (John 12:20-33)

Jesus Explains His Purpose (John 12:20-33)In John 12, Jesus is approached by a group of Greeks who want to know more about Him. He uses an agrarian analogy to describe how He must die in order to give others life, just as grain must fall to the ground in order to produce wheat. A glimpse of Christ’s glory is seen as the crowd hears this explanation. These crafts echo that passage. A pop-up card uses textured materials