Big Idea: Our Forever King changes us.
Memory Verse: We are being changed to be more like Him. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Bible Story Focus: Paul’s Conversion | Acts 9
Song: “I Like To…”
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, kids will hear the conversion of Paul, understanding that Jesus changes us. Paul hated Christians until Jesus changed his heart, then he wanted to tell everyone about Jesus.
Big Idea: Jesus, our Forever King, changes us to be more like Him
Memory Verse: “We are being changed to be more like Him.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18
Monthly Image: Scepter
Story: Paul’s Conversion, part two (Acts 9:10-19)
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, kids will hear part two of Saul’s transformation from Christian persecutor to a believer in Christ. Kids will pick up from the previous week and hear of how Saul travelled to Damascus and met Ananias, a person God used to help Saul see again. Kids will understand that Jesus, our Forever King, can transform the heart of anyone.
Circle Time Discussion: What are some things that your parents ask you to do, but you don’t like to do them? (clean room, come inside, go to bed)
I Wonder Questions (snack time discussion):
I wonder… Who did Jesus ask to go see Saul?
I wonder… What happened when Ananias touched Saul?
* Scales fell off his eyes and he could see again
I wonder… Did Saul hurt Ananias?
*No, Jesus changed him and he was baptized and loved Jesus instead
Activities: Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will watch dirty pennies change to clean ones and make light switch covers to take home. At 9:30 children will watch daisy transform with food coloring and do blindfolded drawings to talk about what Paul might have felt like without his sight.
Elementary: Kindergarten-4th Grade, and 8:00 5th Grade
THE CHURCH: UNIT OVERVIEW:In this unit, students will learn that the Church is the community of all true believers for all time. Students will study the book of Acts, which highlights the spiritual transformation that took place in the early church. Each week, we’ll take a closer look at a story or theme from this New Testament book and the implications it has on us as believers today. Students will learn about what happened after Jesus ascended into heaven, what happened at Pentecost, and how the Gospel changed the life of a man named Saul/Paul.
KEY CONCEPT:The Church is the community of all true believers for all time. (Grudem, p. 853)
MEMORY VERSE:“Let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us cheer each other up with words of hope. Let us do it all the more as you see the day coming when Christ will return.” Hebrews 10:25
CHURCH UNIT WORKSHOPS
In this lesson, children will discuss their favorite part of church. Then they will read and discuss Acts 2:42-47. Afterwards, the children will go on a tour of the church to learn more about what a church really is.
In this lesson, children will act out the story of Paul and his conversion (on the road to Damascus). They will discuss how God intervened in Paul’s life and changed everything. They will also be given time to discuss and reflect on how God intervenes in our lives.
In this lesson, students will participate in a relay race to discover the importance of teamwork. The concept of passing the baton will then be tied to sharing the Gospel and how the book of Acts tells the story of what this looked like in the early church. Students will read about/discuss Jesus ascending into heaven and his last words, “make disciples of all nations.” Students will then create cardstock batons to reflect/remember the concept of passing the story of Jesus on to others.
In this lesson, children will discuss what they know about fire. They will read/listen to the story of Pentecost and discuss how God’s Spirit changes our hearts and allows us to share His message with other people. They will then create torn paper flames with a section of Acts 2 as a way to remember.
In this lesson, students will review key concepts from this year in Crossing Kids. After listening to “The Big God Story,” students will draw and place important events on the timeline to show how the Big God Story began and continues on today.
9:30 & 11:00 5th Grade
HOW COME I’M NOT PERFECT?
Sometimes, when we compare ourselves to others, we get so caught up in our own failures we could think, Everyone is perfect except me. Use this lesson to help kids understand that when God looks at us, he sees his beloved children created in his perfect image. Even though we make mistakes and aren’t perfect, God loves us perfectly. When we grasp God’s overflowing love, we can’t help but feel great about who God made us to be.
Key Faith Foundation
Self-Acceptance and God’s Unconditional Love
Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 8:35-39
Team Building/Relational Time
This week at the end of the hour all 5th graders will join together for a game!