David & Saul

1. LESSON: David & Saul (1 Sam 18) Who was the shepherd boy who was anointed king of Israel? David Who was the king at that time? Saul What does “anointed” mean? Set apart for a special role. Empowered — Holy Spirit comes on that person to give him the power to do the work…

David & Goliath

1. STORY: David & Goliath (1 Sam 17) Tell the story of David & Goliath based on 1 Sam 17 Can use DVD or get kids to act it out etc. Make it fun and engage the kids in it The Israelites focused on the Giant Goliath was a tall, strong man. He was the…

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                    …