Lesson Goal: The children will learn that we should always forgive other people because God has forgiven us.
Bible Story: The parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-35)
Main Point: The Right Way To Live Is To Forgive
Bible Verse: “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” Proverbs 17:9 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that, after we sin, we can and should turn back to God and ask Him for forgiveness, knowing that He is faithful to forgive us.
Bible Story: The lost Son (Luke 15:11-24)
Main Point: Forgiveness God Does Not Lack, To Him You Can Always Go Back!
Bible Verse: “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” Acts 3:19 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that it is our job to tell the world about Jesus and we should do our best at that job without worrying about how people will respond.
Bible Story: The parable of the sower and the four soils (Mark 4:1-20)
Main Point: Give Your Best and Let God Do the Rest!
Bible Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that it is not enough to just listen to God’s instruction, warnings and commands. We have to obey as well.
Bible Story: The wise and foolish builders (Matthew 7:24-29)
Main Point: Listen and Obey And On Solid Ground You’ll Stay!
Bible Verse: “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” James 1:22 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that we should be persistent in our prayer life. We should spend time with God in prayer everyday.
Bible Story: The parable of the persistent widow (Luke 18:1-8)
Main Point: Continually Pray Every Day Without Delay!
Bible Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that we should follow people that make wise, God-honoring choices.
Bible Story: The ten bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1-12)
Main Point: I Should Be Like the Wise People I See!
Bible Verse: “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.” Proverbs 13:20 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that God gives us our abilities, our possessions and our time. We should use these things in ways that please God. Specifically, we should use these things to help other people.
Bible Story: The parable of the loaned money (Matthew 25:14-30)
Main Point: Choose to Use What God Gives to You!
Bible Verse: “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” Matthew 25:29 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that our actions are more important than our words. We will show the world that we follow God by showing love to each other.
Bible Story: The separation of the sheep and goats (Matthew 25:31-46)
Main Point: By Showing Love, I’ll Honor God Above!
Bible Verse: “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 (NLT)