At my church, we use a variety of Bible Translations. But I am constantly getting emails from readers who need Sunday School Lesson only in the KJV. One easy solution is to edit our free lessons and simply use the King James Version. Most of the content would only require an easy change of wording and you can have hundreds of free lesson plans using the KJV.
Click here to see all the King James Version Bible Lessons from the Sunday School Store. Each lesson includes free printable KJV Bible worksheets and memory verse posters in the King James Version.
KJV Sunday School Curriculum
Here are some of the main publishers I know of who are making KJV Sunday School curriculum.
You can get International Sunday School lessons in the KJV translation. That would be an easy way to provide high quality adult Sunday School materials.
Regular Baptist Press is one of the largest KJV publishers out there.
LifeWay still makes some materials available int the King James.
If all else fails, you can go to specialty websites like this one to find all produces in that translation.
Why Do Some Churches Prefer KJV Sunday School Curriculum?
Whether you are a long-time believer or new to the faith, you may be wondering why some churches prefer KJV Sunday School curriculum over other versions. The King James Version of the Bible is one of the oldest and most widely-used translations out there, and its use in Sunday school can offer some unique benefits that aren’t available with other translations. Here we discuss why many churches choose the KJV over others for Sunday school lessons.
Its Historical Accuracy
Many churches choose KJV because it has been used since 1611 and is considered to be one of the most accurate English translations of the Bible. This version has key historical accuracy when it comes to language, providing more depth and understanding than some later editions which have changed wording and shifted contexts from the original text.
Accessibility for Learners
For those attending Sunday school classes who aren’t familiar with religious terms or history, using a translation which has been around for hundreds of years might make complex ideas easier to grasp. Because KJV has such an extensive following, students can often find free online resources and commentary to supplement their studies should they wish.
KJV Closeness To The Original Text
The King James Version is known as “the Authorized Version” because it was originally translated from three reliable sources: Hebrew Masoretic Texts (Old Testament), Greek Textus Receptus (New Testament) and Latin Vulgate (a 4th century translation). Although contemporary translations have improved accuracy for scholars, for those still using KJV on Sundays as part of their worship experience, this closeness to original texts offers a special kind of insight not found in later versions.
When choosing a curriculum for Sunday school classes, many churches turn to the trusted King James Version of the Bible due to its longstanding history, accessibility for learners, and closeness to original texts that so many hold dear.