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Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We do address the birth of Jesus, but I can't find my lesson for that. I do know that we retell the story using nativity scenes ALOT. When I find that, I'll post it.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

2 Chronicles 34

Lesson: Josiah Restores the Temple
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 34

Wise Word: Temple, sacrifice, tithing, Passover
Picture: Vocabulary cards of above words

Bible Lesson #1
The Israelites lost God’s law and found God’s law.
They decided that they should do what God’s law said.
Remind kids that Josiah was 8 years old when he became king and instituted reforms.

Application:
You need to memorize God’s law so you won’t lose it!
Memory verse plug!!!

Action:
Psalm 119:11a – I have hidden your word in my heart
Kids write the verse on a heart and we hot glue a pin to the heart. They take home.
Kids write verse on a scroll – tooth picks and skinny paper?
Teachers make a magnet to send home with the verse on it.
Homework – Read the Bible at home


Bible lesson #2
The Israelites lost God’s law and found God’s law.
They decided that they should do what God’s law said.
Remind kids that Josiah was 8 years old when he became king and instituted reforms.

Application:
What have your parents taught you about the Bible?
Where have you heard the Bible?

Action:
Thank you note to someone who has taught you the Bible
Poster thank you to pulpit minister, youth minister




Applicable songs to both lessons:
Thy Word is a Lamp to my Feet
Give Me the Bible

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2 Kings 20:1-21, Isaiah 38-39, 2 Chronicles 32:24-33

Lesson: Hezekiah’s Illness and Mistake
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-21, Isaiah 38-39, 2 Chronicles 32:24-33

Bible Lesson #1: Based on 2 Kings 20:9-11
Lesson:
Teach lesson from that small part of scripture.
Do lesson (or part of it) from top of stairwell.
Bring in flashlight. Show how the flashlight is like the sun.
The sun moves the shadows down the stairs every day.
God moved the shadows back 10 steps to prove to Hezekiah that he
would be healed and not die.
Application:
God can do what He says He can.
Action:
What did God say he could do in the lesson?
1. Heal Hezekiah
2. Move the shadow on the stairs by making the sun go back
What does God say he can do today?
1. Forgive sins
2. Prepare heaven
3. Listen to prayers
4. Etc. . .

Bible Lesson #2: Based on 2 Kings 20:3
Wise Word: Pray
Lesson:
Teach lesson from verse 3
Application:
God listens when we pray
God answers prayers
Don’t become proud (2 Chron. 32:24-25)
Action:
Posters (photos included)
Where can I pray?
When can I pray?
Who can I pray for?

Bible lesson #3: Based on Isaiah 38-39
Wise Word: Prophet
Lesson:
Define prophet
Discuss what prophets did, why God talked to them.
Discuss how God used Isaiah to help Hezekiah.
This story is in 3 books of the Bible, so it’s very important
Application:
Who do we listen to today?
How do we know what God wants us to do today?

Monday, December 22, 2008

2 Kings 18-19, Isaiah 36-37, 2 Chron 29:1-32:33

When we teach these lessons with unusual names, we try to only use one new name a lesson. So, in this case, we will probably call Sennacherib's commander the bad commander. Be sure that it doesn't change the understanding of the story if you choose this way of teaching the kids.


Lesson: Good King Hezekiah
Scripture: 2 Kings 18-19, Isaiah 36-37, 2 Chron 29:1-32:33

Synopsis:
Hezekiah restored temple worship
Review sacrifices, washings, altar
Hezekiah restored observance of Passover
Israelites began to tithe – give money to temple
Sennacherib’s commander gave a speech
He made fun of God
He tried to scare people out of their faith.

Bible Craft #1
Based on 2 Kings 18:3-6
“I will trust the Lord” necklace

Bible Craft #2
Perforation: I will ________ and ______ the Lord. Perforation words are trust and obey

Bible Craft #3
Obey the Lord – tear paper art


Associated songs
Trust and Obey