Jun 282015
 

Little Ones

Big Idea: Who is our Forever King? Jesus is our Forever King!

Monthly Image: Crown

Memory Verse: “The Lord looks at the heart” – 1 Samuel 16:7

Bible Story Focus: God chose David to be the next King.

Lesson Overview: In this lesson, kids will hear the story of when Samuel anointed David as King when he was a young boy because even though he was only a shepherd, God was looking at the heart of David, a man who loved God.

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Preschool

Monthly Image: Crown-Forever King

Big Idea: Who is our Forever King? Jesus is our Forever King!

Memory Verse: “The Lord looks at the heart” – 1 Samuel 16:7

Bible Story Focus: David Protects His Sheep·–1 Samuel 17: 34-37

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, kids will hear the story of David protecting His sheep from a lion and a bear while watching over them in the field. This story helps us see that David trusted God with the lion and the bear and that he is faithful to watching over his sheep. Kids will understand that just like David loves and watches over his sheep, our forever King, loves and watches over us too.

Circle Time Discussion:

Have you ever been afraid of something before?

I Wonder Questions (snack time discussion):

I wonder…how did David protect his sheep?

I wonder…how is a shepherd like a king?

I wonder…how did our Forever King Jesus rescue his people?

Activities

During the 8:00 and 11:00 services the children will play a game called the sheep and the Shepard. One volunteer will the the Shepard and tell the students to do silly things like eat grass and take a nap. It will follow along the lines of Simon Says. They will then build a sheep out of pretzels and marshmallows.

During the 9:30 service children will play follow the leader with one of the volunteers in their classroom. They will then make a sheep picture using cotton balls.

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Elementary

Summer Curriculum Overview: This summer, Kindergarten-5th Graders will join Christian on his pilgrim journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as we read an adapted version of Little Pilgrim’s Progress.  During our weeks together, children will learn that Christian’s story is the story of everyone who follows Jesus.  This story begins as God calls people to himself and continues as they walk the difficult journey of faith through many struggles, triumphs, temptations, and victories.

Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. Ephesians 6:10-11

Lesson Summary: Children will read and discuss Chapter 4: “The Hill of Difficulty and the House Beautiful” from Pilgrim’s Progress. In this chapter, Christian climbs the Hill of Difficulty on the road to the Celestial City. Along the way, he faces many struggles from false pilgrims who scoff at the message of the gospel and make fun of him. Finally, Christian arrives at the House Beautiful where he gathers with other Christians who encourage him.

Objectives

  1. In this life, we will face suffering.
  2. God promises to enter into our suffering and pain with us. He also gives us other Christians to encourage us when our journey becomes difficult.
  3. God gives us His armor to protect us from the enemy’s attacks.

Supporting Scripture: John 10:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 11, and Ephesians 6:10-18

Activities: Rolled Document Hunt and Body Armor Race

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