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The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7)

 1. HOOK Find the Lost Sheep Hide pictures of sheep around the room and get the kids to look for them. Guess the Lost Sheep Get kids to sit in circle and introduce themselves. 1 person is the shepherd. Has to come out and close eyes/turn away from group. Kids choose 1 sheep to get…

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

1. STORY Tell story based on Luke 10:25-37.  (For older kids, get them to read the Bible passage out loud.)   2. LESSON In Jesus’ parable: it was not the religious and “good” people who stopped to help the Jewish man. It was the enemy — a despised Samaritan. The Jews hated the Samaritans. The…

Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers (Luke 17:11-18)

1. HOOK Video: Option #1, Option #2 Card trick Sign Language: “Thank you, Jesus” Hi children! You are all well-mannered children. I want to ask you something — when you need something or want your Daddy/Mummy to help you do something, what do you say? <Please> Very Good! And after someone gives you something or…

Tears & Joy at the Water Gate (Nehemiah 8)

1. ICEBREAKER Something related to a mirror, in line with lesson of the Law as a mirror; e.g. 2 groups. Each group takes turns to do a pose (can be solo, 2 or more people); the other group must mirror it exactly. 2. LESSON: Tears & Joy at the Water Gate (Nehemiah 8) REVIEW: Nehemiah…

Jesus Healing the Bent-Over Woman (Luke 13:10-17)

1. HOOK Get a kid volunteer or your helper to assist. Prepare a large backpack (e.g. hikers) and some heavy books etc. Would be helpful if you can brief/rehearse beforehand. Hello children. Meet my friend (name of assistant).  <get asst to wave and walk freely about in the front>  My friend looks very carefree and…

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Jesus raising the Widow’s Son (Luke 7:11-17)

1. HOOK Bring a battery-operated toy. Take the batteries out ahead of time. Show the kids the neat toy you brought and then try to get it to work. Then bring the batteries and put them in and watch the toy work! Talk about how when we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit comes into our…

Overcoming Opposition (Nehemiah 6)

1.      ICEBREAKER Set a challenge that the youths have to complete, but include various “attacks” to distract and make their task more difficult. E.g. Try to hit down some targets (such as chewing gum boxes) with coins, with some obstacles in the way.   2.      LESSON: Overcoming Opposition (Nehemiah 6) READ: Nehemiah 6 Who remembers…

Adversary of the Wall (Nehemiah 4)

1. LESSON: Adversary of the Wall (Nehemiah 4) REVISE: Briefly run through the 10 gates of Jerusalem and what they mean (Nehemiah 3). (can be a matching game)   READ: Nehemiah 4:1-23 The building project was underway — halfway through. What was the problem that emerged? Trouble-makers Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the…

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Zacchaues’ Encounter with Jesus (Luke 19)

1. HOOK Play the chicken and eagle game. Choose a kid as the eagle and another kid as the mother hen. The rest of the kids will be the chicks. In the game, the eagle tries to catch one of the chicks so he will be no longer the eagle, and the mother hen tries…