This is the index page for a new series of preschool Bible lessons that teaches them to know Jesus. Each lesson is based on a passage from Mark’s Gospel. This curriculum is designed to help younger children understand who Jesus is and grow in their relationship with him.
These lessons from Kara Jenkins and will be posted throughout the winter of 2011. Many readers have found this helpful for younger and older elementary students. There is plenty of content in each lesson for any age Sunday School or Kids Church.
- Jesus is Immanuel (Various Verses)
- Jesus’ Baptism (Mark 1:9-11)
- Jesus’ Temptation (Mark 1:12-13)
- Jesus Calls His Disciples (Mark 1:17-20)
- Jesus Reveals His Power (Mark 1:21-34)
- Jesus Prays (Mark 1:35-39)
- Jesus Cleanses the Man with Leprosy (Mark 1:40-42)
- Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12)
- Jesus Calls Levi (Mark 2:13-17)
- Jesus Heals on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-8)
- Jesus Calls the Twelve Disciples (Mark 3:13-19)
- Parable of the Soils (Mark 4:1-20)
- Shining the Light (Mark 4:21-23)
- Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4:35-41)
- Jesus heals a woman who believed (Mark 5:21-34)
- Jesus heals Jairus daughter (Mark 5:21-24; 35-43)
- Jesus Feeds 5,000 and Walks on Water (Mark 6:33-52)
- What defiles a person? (Mark 7:1-20)
- Cost of Following Jesus (Mark 8:31-38)
- Jesus’ Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-10)
- Jesus Teaches about True Greatness (Mark 9 & 10)
- The Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-27)
- The Triumphal Entry (Mark 10:32-34, 11:1-10)
- The Widow’s Offering (Mark 12:41-44 )
- Anointing of Jesus (Mark 14:1-9)
- The Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26)
- Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-41)
- Peter Denies Jesus (Mark 14:27-31)
- Jesus on Trial (Mark 14:53-63; 15:1-20)
- Jesus is Crucified (Mark 15:16-47)
- The Resurrection (Mark 16:1-8)
These lessons are designed to help younger children learn about Jesus and personally come to know him. We believe believe that younger children have a high level of spirituality, and can learn deep truths about God.
Some features in these Bible lessons are designed to help you. The Exegetical Idea at the beginning of each lesson summarizes what the passage meant to those it was written to in biblical times. The Pedagogical Idea summarizes what this passage means to us here and now. After studying the verses, incorporate what you have personally experienced with God in the particular lesson you are teaching.
Each lesson consists of four steps. Step one, Kindle Curiosity, is a time to spark interest and catch the children’s attention to an aspect of God or an illustration of the lesson. Step two, God revealed, is a time to dive into Scripture to discover God. Step three, Personal Pursuit, brings out why this Scripture is important in our lives, and more specifically, in the lives of the children. Step four, Daily Knowing, helps the lesson go one step further, striving to send God’s word with the children as they leave the classroom. This first lesson may not go over so well, since preschoolers are so used to simple moral lessons. However, I believe that repetition of this style of teaching will allow the children to grow in their ability to comprehend and experience deep truth from the Bible.