Friday, January 16, 2009

Romans 3, The Good News

Lesson: The Good News
Scripture: Romans 3

Lesson #1
Based on verse 11
Discuss following the rules
Play Simon Says
Draw self-portrait
Worksheet “I will follow God’s rules.” Have the kids illustrate how they follow God’s rules.

Lesson #2
Based on verse 18
Discuss fear in the context of honor and respect
Compare and contrast boasting and bragging with being humble

Lesson #3
Our God is one God
Make Kcrew style book- Who is God? What does He do? What does God want me to do? How do I know who God is?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Romans 1:1-17, The Gospel of Christ

Lesson: The Gospel of Christ
Scripture: Romans 1:1-17

Lesson #1
Jesus in the Old Testament – Teach kids that Jesus was introduced in the Old Testament. That’s how Jews knew to look for him and believe in him when Jesus came to earth.

Jesus born at Bethlehem
Micah 5:2
Matthew 2:1

Gifts brought to Jesus at his birth
Psalm 72:10
Isaiah 60:6
Matthew 2:1, 11

Holy Spirit was with Jesus
Isaiah 11:2
Matthew 3:16-17

John the Baptist prepared the way
Isaiah 40:3
Matthew 3:1-2

Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey
Zechariah 9:9
Luke 19:35-36

Healing of the sick
Isaiah 35:5
Matthew 8:14, 9:36

Born of a virgin
Isaiah 7:14
Luke 1:34

Resurrection of Jesus
Psalm 16:10
Luke 24:2

When I have taught this lesson, I had prepared the list of these prophesies and written them down on individual sheets of paper. Then, I read the OT scripture, and had the kids tell me which part of Jesus’s life the OT scripture discussed. Then I put each on the top of a page and let the kids illustrate each for a class book.

Lesson #2
Make prayer posters – I can pray when? I can pray where? I can pray about? Teacher makes the poster, and gives the kids ½ sheet of paper to let the kids illustrate the answers to these questions.

Make door hangers – “Quiet please. I’m praying.” (Or something along those lines.) Allow the kids to write the sentences and color or add stickers to door hangers. Discuss how we pray to God and why.

Lesson #3
Based on verses 16-17
Discuss God’s power and what he can do.
Discuss the power of the Gospel and what it can do.
We just studied King Hezekiah’s healing in 2 Kings. Review that lesson with the kids in light of this scripture.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Saul's jealousy of David matching worksheet

Here's a matching worksheet I copied/created for Saul's jealousy of David lesson. The questions can be asked verbally for pre-readers. They can also be made into a game of any sort. Blogger doesn't do matching, but you get the idea.

An ____ came upon Saul (18:10)
Saul asked Michal this (19:17)
Where David escaped to (19:18)
Saul’s oldest daughter (18:17)
David’s job in Saul’s house (18:10)
The commander of Saul’s army (17:55)
What Jonathan gave David (18:4)
The women sang of Saul killing ____________(18:7)
The women sang of David killing _____________(18:7)
Prophet who anointed David (19:18)
Saul’s daughter who loved David (18:20)
Weapon Saul used trying to kill David (18:10)
What Michal hid in David’s bed (19:13)
David escaped through this (19:12)
What Saul promised Jonathan (19:6)
Jonathan was this (18:1, 19:1)
The price Saul named for his daughter Michal 18:25)
The price David offered for Michal (18:27)
Saul’s son (19:1)
Young man who killed the giant Philistine (17:50)

100 Philistines
200 Philistines
“David will not be put to death.”
David’s best friend
Evil spirit
Idol with goats hair
Playing the harp
Robe, tunic, sword, and bow
Tens of thousands
“Why did you deceive me?”

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1 Samuel 17-19, Saul's jealousy

Lesson: Saul’s Jealousy
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:55-19:23

Wise Word: jealousy

David and Jonathan became best friends.
Jonathan gave David his robe, bow, belt, tunic, and sword as a symbol of their friendship.
David lived with Saul and Jonathan.
David did a very good job leading the army, so Saul gave him a high rank.
All the people liked David.
The people liked David more than Saul. This made Saul jealous.
What does jealous mean?
David played his harp for Saul every day.
One day while David was playing his harp, Saul threw his spear at David!
The Lord was with David instead of Saul.
Saul sent David away to lead the army.
Saul hoped that David would get killed in battle, but the Lord was with David and David won all his battles.
Because of David’s victories, all the people loved David even more!
Saul tried to get David to marry his daughter, Merab.
But David was afraid to marry her.
Then Saul tried to get David to marry his other daughter, Michal, because he saw that Michal loved David.
David said he was not good enough to marry the king’s daughter.
So Saul told David to go kill 100 Philistines. Saul thought the Philistines would kill David.
So David took his troops and they killed 200 Philistines!
Saul gave David his daughter Michal to marry.

Bible Lesson: “I love the Bible. . .”
David kept winning more and more battles.
Saul got jealous once again and told Jonathan and his other army leader to kill David.
What do you think Jonathan did?
Jonathan went and told David that Saul, his dad, was looking for David to kill him.
Jonathan also told David that he would talk to his dad and try to get him to like David.
Jonathan told Saul – Daivd has done nothing wrong to you. Please do not hurt David.
Saul listented to Jonathan and said he would not kill David.
Then Jonathan told David he was safe.
David went and led more battles and won.
But an evil spirit came over Saul and while David was playing his harp one morning, Saul threw his spear at David again!
David ran home to Michal, his loving wife.
Michal told David he must run away tonight because tomorrow Saul will surely kill you.
So Michal let David down from a window and he escaped to Ramah, where Samuel lived.
Mean while, Michal put an idol in David’s bed, put some of David’s clothes on it, and put goat hair on its head.
Saul sent men to Michal and David’s house the next morning to capture David.
Michal told the men that David was sick.
Then Saul told the men to bring David’s sick body to him.
The men discovered it was an idol and got mad at Michal.
Saul figured out David was with Samuel, so he sent some mean men to kill David.
When the men got to Ramah, God made them nice, and they prophesied.
Then Saul sent more mean men to kill David in Ramah, but God made them nice too, and they prophesied.
Finally, Saul himself went to Ramah to kill David, but God softened Saul’s heart and Saul worshipped God instead of hurting David.

Do play – Saul, David, Michal, Saul’s men
Brainstorm list of events in story – one per page.
Kids illustrate
Sequence on wall

Monday, January 12, 2009

1 Samuel 21 - David Flees from Saul

Lesson: David Flees from Saul
Scripture: 1 Samuel 21
Wise Word: Friendship
Picture: Arrows

Welcome: Centers, songs

Bible Lesson: “I love the Bible. . .”
Read Arrow book: Secret of the Arrows
What is a friend?
How can you be a good friend?
How did Jonathan show David they were friends?

LEA – “A friend. . . .”
Sticks by you
Lasts forever
Isn’t selfish
Loves greatly
Provides help

Play Simon Says
Sing “God Gives Me Many Friends