Lesson Goal: The children will understand that they should put into action the things they learn from reading their Bible and coming to church.
Bible Story: The Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-29)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Listen and Obey!
Bible Verse: Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise. Matthew 7:24a (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that they should be ready to help all people, no matter what.
Bible Story: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Help Others, Even if It Costs Us!
Bible Verse: “Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others…” Titus 3:14a (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn to treat other people the way that God wants them to be treated, with kindness and compassion.
Bible Story: Zacchaeus Meets Jesus (Luke 19: 1-10)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Show Kindness to Others, Even if They Don’t Deserve It!
Bible Verse: “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn about authority and that they should respect authority.
Bible Story: Jesus and Authority (Matthew 22:15-22)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Respect Authority!
Bible Verse: “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God.” Romans 13:1a (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that it is better to show mercy than to make people suffer the consequences of their actions.
Bible Story: The Unforgiving Debtor (Matthew 18:23-35)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Show Mercy!
Bible Verse: “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that God has given us gifts. They will also learn that we should use those gifts to help others, no gift is too small and when we use our gifts God will bless us with even more.
Bible Story: The Parable of the Loaned Money (Matthew 25:14-29)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Use Their Gifts to Help Others!
Bible Verse: “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.” Romans 12:6a (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that it is important to take breaks from their tasks in order to spend time with others.
Bible Story: Jesus meets with Nicodemus (John 3) Jesus talks with the Samaritan woman (John 4) Jesus blesses the children (Mark 10)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus are Never Too Busy for People!
Bible Verse: “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” Philippians 2:4 (NLT)
Lesson Goal: The children will learn that we should do what God wants us to do, even when it is hard, and trust that God will work things out for what is best.
Bible Story: Jesus provides a miraculous catch of fish (Luke 5:1-11)
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Trust that God has Our Best in Mind!
Bible Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 (NLT)