Big Idea: Jesus is the Forever King. His throne will last forever.
Monthly Image: Throne
Memory Verse: “Your throne will last forever”–2 Samuel 7:16
Bible Story Focus: From David to Solomon
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, kids will have the chance to learn of David becoming King and then passing his crown onto his son, Solomon. They will hear of David and Solomon’s desire to build a special house for God and Solomon’s plan to see it through. Ultimately, kids will understand that the Forever throne belongs to the Forever King, Jesus.
Monthly Image: Throne – The Forever King has a throne that never ends
Big Idea: Jesus, the Forever King has a throne that NEVER ends!
Memory Verse: “Your throne will last forever.” – 2 Samuel 7:16
Bible Story Focus: David Wins the Battle over the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:17-25)
In this lesson, children will hear of David winning a battle against the Philistines because of God’s protection. We will learn that this was part of God establishing David’s kingdom and helping it to grow. Children will also hear how God is constantly growing His Kingdom, the Kingdom of heaven, through Christ. God was building David up to be a great king, but only our Forever King’s throne will last forever.
Circle Time Discussion:
Who remembers the story of David and Goliath, can you tell it to me?
I Wonder Questions (snack time discussion):
I wonder…. Who was trying to attack King David and his men? (The Philistines.)
I wonder… What did King David do before he attacked the Philistine Army? (He prayed to God and asked for protection.)
I wonder… Who has a throne that will last forever? (Jesus, our Forever King!)
During the 8:00 and 11:00 classes they will play Simon says. They will then make strong holds with the tables in their rooms and blankets. During the 9:00 service they will look at pictures of different people and talk about how they protect us. They will then make prayer boxes.
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 10: “Shepherds and the Delectable Mountains” from Pilgrim’s Progress. In this chapter, Christian and Hopeful arrive at the Delectable Mountains where they experience a time of rest and instruction. Three shepherds there take care of them, providing the things they will need to help them on the rest of their journey. They also share important instructions and warnings for what is to come. We too have wise and helpful shepherds called Pastors that help encourage and instruct us on our journey of faith.
1. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He cares for us, protects us, and equip us to face difficulty.
2. We are like sheep and often go astray.
Supporting Scripture: John 10, Psalm 147:1, Isaiah 53:6
Activities: Pastor Thank You Signs and Listen to the Shepherd Game