David Anointed

1. STORY: David Anointed (1 Sam 16:1-13) We’re going to begin a new series looking at the life of someone very special. His name is David. What do you know about David? He was a shepherd boy He became a king of Israel How did a shepherd boy become a king? Let’s follow his story…

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Genesis: God Created the World (7 lessons on Creation)

For the younger kids (preschoolers), we spread the lessons on Creation (Genesis 1) over 8 weeks — 1 day of creation per week + a review — with a Jesus’ focus for each day. You can get lots of ideas on story telling, songs and activities at the Ministry to Children site.   1. Weekly…

Nehemiah: Trickery & Treachery (Neh 6)

1. HOOK: Rock, Paper, Scissors Any game that involves a bit of trickery — try to trick your opponent — such as rock, paper, scissors Get 2 kids to go up in front to play, or pair kids up to play against each other   2. STORY: Trickery & Treachery (Neh 6) We’re following the…

Nehemiah: No more Debt! (Neh 5)

1. HOOK: IOU Teaching kids about interest (can use any other example you find helpful) Prepare 10-20 of the same objects at the back of the room, e.g. erasers, plastic bottles, crayons etc. Basket/Container A: placed at the front of the room, with a sign “Debt” attached, facing away from the kids. Basket/Container B: also…

Nehemiah: Facing Opposition (Neh 4)

1. STORY: FACING OPPOSITION (Nehemiah 4) Recap We’re following the adventures of Nehemiah as he and the people of Israel work together to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem Who is Nehemiah? A Jew who was serving as cupbearer in the Persian king’s court What is a cupbearer? A high-ranking officer whose duty is to serve…

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Nehemiah: Gospel in the Gates (Review)

1.       STORY: Gospel in the Gates (Nehemiah 3) This is a review lesson. Keep it simple, fun and activity based. Basically, the kids should be able to know: Name of Gate and how it reminds us of what Jesus has done for us. For the older kids, you may want to up the ante by…

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Miphkad Gate (Neh 3j)

1. HOOK: Song: The more we get together The more we get together, together, together    <hold hands in circle and swing> The more we get together, the happier we’ll be For Jesus is my friend                                                      <point at ownself> And Jesus is your friend                    …

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Horse Gate (Neh 3h)

1. HOOK: Pin the tail on the horse: Instead of donkey, have a picture of a horse. Blindfold kids and have them pin/stick the tail on the horse. The one who pins the tail closest to the correct spot wins. Arm wrestling match: Choose a representative from each group and get them to arm wrestle in front…