Christmas: Isaiah tells of the Coming King (Isaiah 9:2-7)

1. STORY: Isaiah tells of the Coming King (Isaiah 8:2-7) Christmas is coming soon. When we talk about Christmas, some people think of gifts under the tree, some think about Santa Claus and his reindeer, some think about Christmas carols or twinkling lights or holidays. All of those things are great, but most of us…

David & Mephibosheth (2 Sam 9)

1. STORY: David & Mephibosheth (2 Sam 9) We’ve been learning about a person called David Who was David’s best friend? Jonathan, King Saul’s son What did David and Jonathan do? They made a covenant/promise with each other — My life is yours; your life is mine What happened to Jonathan? Killed in battle with his…

David & God’s Ark

1. STORY: David & God’s Ark (2 Sam 6) We’ve been learning about a person called David. What have we learnt about him so far? David was a shepherd. David was anointed king. David killed Goliath David + Jonathan made a covenant David married Michal (Saul’s daughter) Saul was jealous of him. Saul wanted to…

David & Jonathan

1. STORY: David & Jonathan (1 Sam 18-20) Last week we learnt about David & Saul. Who was David? A shepherd boy who was chosen by God to be King Who was Saul? The king of Israel whom God rejected; jealous of David; tried to get rid of him Lesson?  In everything David did he…

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…