to equip Christian teachers with the tools to lead children to Christ and to
help them grow in their faith by offering
creative Bible lessons for
and a discussion forum for professionals and non-professionals.
Focus: The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23).
Tell the children they will be farmers in today's
Bible story. Have the children put on ďfarmer clothes,Ē real or pretend, such as
hats, boots, and overalls. Then give them seeds, real or pretend, and
then go search for the different kinds of soil/paths on your church
property that are mentioned in the storyósmooth footpath, rocky path, thorny path, and good soil. As you read Matthew 13:3-8 have children throw down their seeds on each path. If possible, plant the seeds in
good soil, so that during the course of your study children can watch the progress of the plants as they take root and grow.
Leviticus 23:23-25 from a child-friendly Bible.
Trumpets were blown, calling people to wake up spiritually and repent of
their sins. Today, God calls us to repent and receive Christís atonement,
so we are ready for the final trumpet blast.
The Feast of Trumpetsis the first of the fall Feasts
of the Lord. It occurs on the first day of the seventh month, during our September* or October months. Although the Bible doesnít
say this, traditionally itís believed this day celebrates the creation of the world, and
specifically when God created humankind on the sixth day. The Feast
of Trumpets marks the beginning of the civil or national year for Israel. In our time, it is known as
Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. However, todayís celebration has little if any
comparison to the celebration instructed in Scripture. The Feast of Trumpets, like the Sabbath, is considered a Holy Day for rest and worship.
It is celebrated by blowing a trumpet made from a ramís horn called a shofar
(pronounced show-far). It is believed that a ramís horn is used to recall the ram that was
sacrificed by Abraham in place of his son Isaac. The month leading up to the Feast of
Trumpets is to be a time of repentance. Godís people are to consider their sins, turn
from them, ďrepent,Ē and prepare their hearts for the Feast of Trumpets and the nine
days that follow. Together these ten days are referred to as the Days of Awe and lead
up to the tenth day, the most holy of all days in Israel, the Day of
Atonement. This entire forty days, the month leading up to, plus the ten Days of Awe, are to be a time of
repentance. (Learn more about the Feasts
of the Lord.)
*Rosh Hashanah 2015 begins at sundown of Sunday, September 13 and ends in the evening of
Tuesday, September 15.
We used the Parables
of Jesus as a starting point for our neighborhood kids Bible
study and adapted the lessons to suit our needs. The lessons provided fun and
easy ways to teach the parables. ~ Michle
We have a very small church (28 to 30 people total on average) and it is
hard to find programs to do for VBS. So when I went looking for something that I could do with a group of
kids, the Prayer of Jesus stood out. There are six,
two-hour lessons and we did a lesson a day. The book has game and craft ideas to go with each lesson.
. . . I am already looking into buying more books from Sunday School Network. I feel that learning to pray together as a group, a family, we have grown even closer to God.
~ Thank you, April G.
[The teacher's newsletter]
is an awesome resource for anyone that works with kids! You never know what will come from
it. I met a new friend in South Africa and the Lord is doing a great outreach there---so many children have been reached and so many teachers trained and given resources, and it started with this connection.
~ PTL for this site. Bev T.
I just wanted to let you know
what a blessing this website has been to me. I am teaching
on Sunday nights and had ran out of ideas
to use. I prayed that God
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What a wonderful
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Thank you so much! ~
Another sister in Christ, Mable D.
God's Armor Chant
(Chanted to the ďtuneĒ of the military cadence call ďSound OffĒ)
Salvationís Helmet Tells me Who I Am
A Powerful Soldier Under Christís Command
Satanís Lies are Very Wrong
The Belt of Truth Makes Me Strong
Chorus: Godís Armor (Godís Armor)
For Me (For Me)
Godís Armor For Me In Which I Stand
The Breastplate of Righteousness is Forever Mine
Thatís Wh-y Jesus Came and Died
I have the Power to do What is Right
Iím Always Ready for Satanís Fight
The Shield of Faith Protects Every Part
I can Extinguish Satanís Darts
God has Given His Word to Me
Like a Sword - Defeats the Enemy
Godís Armor even Covers my Feet
Courage to Fight with the Gospel of Peace
Above All Let Us Pray
To Live in Godís Strength Every Day
Focus: Explaining the words Conformed
and Transformed from Romans 12:2.
Romans 12:2, And be not conformed to this world, but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ask children if they know what it means to be conformed
As you explain the word, conformed, repeat the verse, ". . . be not
conformed . . . ," which means we are not to be shaped by the world
around us. (Begin pressing the clay, making it "conform" to the
pressure of your hands.) We can be
negatively conformedóchanged by
the world in the wrong waysósometimes by
the friends we choose, the shows we watch, or by what we listen to or read. In
fact, if we don't stay close to Jesus, then it is likely that we'll be
conformed or shaped by the world in the wrong ways.
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~ Glen B.
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