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Nehemiah the Cupbearer (Neh 1)

1. HOOK Play a fun, simple cup-themed icebreaker, e.g. Cup Relay: Kids have to run to and fro 2 buckets, carrying a cup of water from one to another. First team to finish wins. Cup Stack   2. STORY We’ve just finished a series on Jesus’ encounters, parables and miracles in the Book of Luke….

Parable of the Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32)

1. STORY Last week, we heard a story of a lost coin, and the week before, we heard the story of the lost sheep. Today we are going to hear another story Jesus told of “The lost sons.” Tell story based on Luke 15:11-32. You can act out the story with props: A stack of…

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The Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10)

1. HOOK IDEAS Find the Lost Coin Hide coins/circles/chocolate coins around the room. Get the kids to look for them. Video: Lost Coin   2. STORY Tell story based on Luke 15:8-10. (For older kids, get them to read the Bible passage out loud.) 3. LESSON Jesus loves the lost: Remember that Jesus was friends…

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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…