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…

Mary & Martha Encounter Jesus

1. HOOK It was Daddy’s birthday. And Sam wanted to have a nice party for Daddy. So he hung decorations (including a hand-drawn “Happy Birthday” banner) and baked a cake. Daddy came home after work at 6. Wow! The house looked wonderful, and he was so happy. But wait, nobody was around! “Sam!” Daddy called….

The Cupbearer & Wall Builder (Nehemiah 1 & 2)

1.      ICEBREAKER Play a fun, simple icebreaker (preferably “cup” or “wall” theme), e.g. Cup Stack Relay   2.      LESSON: The Cupbearer & Wall Builder (Nehemiah 1 & 2) Divide youths into 3 groups. Each group gets a different Bible passage to study and discuss: Nehemiah 1:1-11 Nehemiah 2:1-10 Nehemiah 2:11-20 Field questions to each group…

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Welcome

1. WELCOME Play some fun, simple age-appropriate icebreakers — at least one that introduces kids to one another. Some examples: Pick up balls  Empty colourful balls around the class and get kids to pick them up and put back in box. Blanket game Get all the kids to introduce themselves. Divide class into 2 teams….

Thank you Jesus

1. LESSON: Thank you Jesus We’ve come to the end of 2013! There are many things that has happened in this year. And when we look back, there are many things we can thank God for. Maybe it’s the presents we got for Christmas. Or maybe it’s how He helped you in school. Or the…

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Jesus is the best present

1. HOOK: Christmas present Can anyone tell me what is special day is this coming Wednesday? Yes, it’s Christmas! How many of you are happy or excited that it’s Christmas? Ask the children to share why they look forward to celebrating Christmas. (You may also wish to wrap up one gift which you plan to…