Friday, February 6, 2009

Romans 11, That He May Have Mercy on All

Lesson: That He May Have Mercy on All
Scripture: Romans 11

Lesson #1
Plan of Salvation
Since creation, God has had this plan in mind to get all people to heaven
Sequence the steps of salvation - hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized

Lesson #2
Based on verses 30-32
Friend does something mean to you and you don’t do anything back.
God has ultimate mercy.
Think of circumstances when we need mercy.

Worksheet “mercy” - glue glitter or pompoms or Cheerios on it
Mercy written in large letters with definition underneath in smaller letters
Mercy definition – Not getting punishment you deserve
Ex. not getting grounded when you should be punished.

Lesson #3
Based on verses 33-36
God’s greatness – some things are unexplainable
God does not owe us anything.
Verse 36 - God gives us all things

Poster “What does God give us?”
Kids illustrate answers and glue on poster board
Be sure and get both material answers as well as spiritual answers

Idea #4 - This adorable headband was created in the 4 year old class for this lesson!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Romans 10, Bring the Good News

Lesson: Bring the Good News
Scripture: Romans 10:5-21

Wise Word: Salvation, faith

Bible Lesson #1:
Based on verse 10
Steps of salvation - hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized

Bible Lesson #2:
Sharing the word
Discuss how to be missionaries at home
Write letters of encouragement to missionaries supported by our church.
How do we share the Bible with others?
Posters: When do we share the Bible?
With whom do we share the Bible?
Any other question. . . .

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Romans 6, Alive with Christ

Lesson Presentation Idea: Baptism Word Web

Mix It, Fix It - Baptism

Kids are given the letter cards to spell "baptism." Together you "mix" the cards. Then "fix" the cards to spell baptism. Repeat 3 times. Then children glue the letter cards on teh Worksheet that has the definition of baptism and verse at the bottom.

Lesson: Alive with Christ
Scripture: Romans 6

Wise Word: Salvation, Baptism
Picture: Picture of someone being baptized(?)

Welcome: Cut up words – Hear, believe, repent, confess, baptism (see attached materials)

Bible Lesson #1:
1. What is baptism?
2. Why do it?
3. What does it mean?
Discuss the steps of salvation
• Died to sins
• United with Christ
• Sins washed away
• Go to heaven
Highlight v23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sequence cards in pocket chart together (in attached materials)
Sequence own cards on kid sized worksheet.
Tour of baptistry
Glue steps on kid sized worksheet and decorate

Steps of Salvation - hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized

Bible Lesson #2
Based on verse 13
Make a T-chart:
Instruments of wickedness/instruments of righteousness
Worksheet: I will be an instrument of righteousness when I. . .

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Romans 8 - God Loves Us

Lesson: God Loves Us
Scripture: Romans 8

Wise Word: Holy Spirit

Bible Lesson #1:
What is sin?
What does sin do to us?
Define repent – to turn from
How does God feel when we sin?
Can anything separate us from the love of God?
Read v35-39 – put into own words

Bible Lesson #2:
Read 3 in 1, a picture of God
Discusses God as part of an apple.

Worksheet – Nothing can separate ______ from the love of God. Allow the kids to make tear paper hearts or decorate in glitter in the corners of the worksheet.

Worksheet with Romans 8:35 – child writes name on blank then draws self-portrait at bottom.

Worksheet about Holy Spirit – draw paper into fourths and have kids illustrate one thing in each fourth.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Romans 2, The Bad News

Lesson: The Bad News
Scripture: Romans 1:18-2:29

Wise Word: Sin

Welcome: Song – Creation song

Bible Lesson #1:
Based on 1:20
Focus on creation.
Review Genesis 1 and all that God created.
Kids need to hear again and again that God is the Creator.
Sing creation song
Make a 7 days of creation booklet.
Bring in pictures of nature to share
Go on a nature walk

Bible Lesson #2
Based on 1:29-32
Things that make God sad/happy.
Read Romans 1:29-32 out loud.
Do Sad Sort – cards that have attributes on them that make God sad – from scripture, as well as attributes that make God happy, also from scripture. About 8 of each. The kids drew one attribute card, read it and placed it on the correct side of the sort.
The finished sort! Things That Make God Sad / Things That Make God Happy

Do Sad Web – word web. Things that make God sad. . .

Work sheet – It makes God happy when I. . . Have child draw a picture of themselves doing something good and write the action on the sheet.