We can build all kinds of awesome things with LEGO bricks. If we are willing, God will build something awesome in us.
5/9/21 Song youtu.be/drkqqCy8emM BOTTOM LINE: Be thankful for your Mom. OBJECTIVE: Kids will learn that God has given them mothers to teach and care for them. KEY PASSAGE: Ruth 1, Ruth Honors Naomi Moms have a hard job. They spend the first few years of our lives just keeping us alive, and they spend the rest of our lives teaching us how to love God and be wise. Moms have a special role in our lives, and we should appreciate our mothers and be thankful for them. MEMORY VERSE: “Every house is built by someone. But God is the builder of everything.” -Hebrews 3:4 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song youtu.be/s45i89c7ktE Bible Lesson Video youtu.be/31EjO3gbGJg
5/2/21 Song youtu.be/drkqqCy8emM BOTTOM LINE: God wants us to follow his direction. OBJECTIVE: Kids will learn why they need to follow God’s lead. KEY PASSAGE: 1 Kings 17:7-24, Elijah and the Widow The widow followed the directions that God gave her through Elijah the prophet and God continued to feed her and her son. If you want your finished project to look the way it does on the box, you had better follow the directions. Kids will learn that in our lives we need to follow God’s directions.
MEMORY VERSE: “Every house is built by someone. But God is the builder of everything.” -Hebrews 3:4 (NIrV)
Memory Verse Song youtu.be/s45i89c7ktE Lesson Video youtu.be/P7rHv-sb1bU OBJECT LESSON ITEMS NEEDED: A bag of seeds, potting soil, water, and a cup Has anyone here had any experience planting seeds? Can someone tell me what I need to do with these four things in order to plant a seed that will grow? Have one of the kids give you directions. Put the soil in the cup, plant the seed, then water it. Have one of the other kids follow the steps as they are laid out and plant the seed. What would happen if we added the water without the soil? What would happen if we poured the water outside the cup instead of inside the cup? Often in life, we have to follow directions. We have to do things in a specific order if we want to be successful. That goes for planting. That goes for learning in school. That goes for serving the Lord. God gave us a book of directions, the Bible. If we follow God’s plan for our lives, he will make us successful. God will lead us down the road he has prepared for us, and he will use us to do great things in his name. Don’t neglect the directions. Read the Bible. Learn God’s plan for living and follow it. God will bless you greatly when you live life his way. CRAFT Plant some seeds in dirt in a cup and decorate it to give to your mother for Mother's Day. SIMPLE PRAYER: Dear God, Give us direction so that we may live a life that brings glory to your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen
4/25/21 Bottom Line: Jesus wants us to go and tell others He came to set us free from sin. Key Passage: John 28: 16-20 The Great Commission www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+28&version=NIV Jesus told his followers that He wanted them to tell others about Him and baptize them and teach them about Jesus. Easter Song: youtu.be/CcKr17gqwpY MEMORY VERSE: “When anyone lives in Christ, the new creation has come. The old is gone! The new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg PursueGod Kids: youtu.be/JbzIEYALSpY Object Lesson: youtu.be/tc9jqX-wvbI Go Song: youtu.be/SLISGZhdrVM Prayer; Dear God, Help us to remember to let others know about You and that you came to save us from our sins. Amen. 4/18/21 Bottom Line: Following Jesus brings great rewards. Objective: Children will learn that they are accepted by Jesus. Key Passage: John 21:5-6 (NIV) Breakfast with Jesus Peter denied Jesus 3 times. After Jesus rose again He helped the disciples catch some fish, made them breakfast and then let Peter say he loved Jesus 3 times and told him to feed His sheep. Showing Peter that he was still accepted. Easter Song: youtu.be/CcKr17gqwpY MEMORY VERSE: “When anyone lives in Christ, the new creation has come. The old is gone! The new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg PursueGod Kids:youtu.be/05VTOME8q_A Douglas Talksyoutu.be/BA6sUC3gJ6Q Object lesson :youtu.be/MrWizzwUK4c Origami fish:youtu.be/wEOOuI0srng Prayer: Father, we know that you have wonderful blessings in store for us when we faithfully follow our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our prayer is that we will always be obedient disciples. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. 4/11/21 BOTTOM LINE: Jesus can give us new life. OBJECTIVE: Kids will be given the opportunity to ask Jesus to be their Savior. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 24:36-49, Jesus Appears to the Disciples On Easter morning, God raised Jesus to new life again. Kids will learn that because of Jesus we can have a new life on earth and eternal life with God forever. SIMPLE PRAYER: Dear God, Thank you for giving us new life. In Jesus’ name, Amen Easter Song: youtu.be/CcKr17gqwpY MEMORY VERSE: “When anyone lives in Christ, the new creation has come. The old is gone! The new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Science Lesson: ITEMS NEEDED: Smooth plate Clear drinking glass Penny Votive candle Colored water (water with a few drops of food coloring Set the plate down. For some of us, it might be hard to really understand what happened when Jesus died on the cross. What does that mean for you? Let’s look at it this way: Imagine this is you. Bring out the penny. Set it on the plate.No matter how hard we try to be good, all of us have done bad things. We call this sin. Pour the colored water into the plate.* Sin covers us up. We’re drowning in it. There’s no way out for us on our own. But then God sent his son, Jesus. Place the lit candle onto the plate. The candle needs to be setting in the water but not covering the penny. Jesus came to be a light. He lived a perfect life. And then he died on the cross. Place the drinking glass over the candle. (After a few seconds, the light will go out and then the water will soak up inside the glass.) That amazing act of love takes our sin away. If we accept Jesus and ask for his forgiveness, he will forgive us of our sins. They are gone forever. That’s what Easter is all about. Lesson Video: youtu.be/_eqYs30C1uY Lesson Video: youtu.be/vLqX5VQTCbg Butterfly Video: youtu.be/G3VMl-EY2DM Just like the caterpillar builds a cacoon and comes out a butterfly, Jesus was put into the tomb and came out alive. 4/4/21 BOTTOM LINE: Jesus can give us new life. OBJECTIVE: Kids will be given the opportunity to ask Jesus to be their Savior. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 24:36-49, Jesus Appears to the Disciples On Easter morning, God raised Jesus to new life again. Kids will learn that because of Jesus we can have a new life on earth and eternal life with God forever. Easter Song: youtu.be/CcKr17gqwpY MEMORY VERSE: “When anyone lives in Christ, the new creation has come. The old is gone! The new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Science Experiment www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/vanishing-jelly-marbles/ When the woman went to the tomb they found that Jesus had disappeared. Unlike the jelly marbles, Jesus was truly gone. He was alive. Douglas Talks youtu.be/wapJaFbTPDY Lesson Video youtu.be/ZUmRD90kPzA Lesson Video youtu.be/HL8R158Ujp4 3/28/21 BOTTOM LINE: We should praise God for saving us from our sins. OBJECTIVE: Kids will share a reason they want to praise God. KEY PASSAGE: Mark 11:1-10, Palm Sunday When Jesus came into Jerusalem, the entire city came alive with excitement and celebration because they thought Jesus was going to become their king. They didn’t realize that he was already their king, but that he would have to die for their sins and then do what seemed to be impossible - come back to life. Kids will learn that we should praise God for doing the impossible for us at Easter. Easter Song: youtu.be/CcKr17gqwpY MEMORY VERSE: “When anyone lives in Christ, the new creation has come. The old is gone! The new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Science Experiment www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/egg-in-bottle/ Lesson video youtu.be/SvikD4NnFus How to make a palm cross youtu.be/znDyR8_POCU Douglas Talks youtu.be/orzXw5gSQv0 Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for doing the impossible for us! In Jesus’ name, Amen 3/21/21 Bottom Line: We can trust God even when we are scared. Objective: Kids will ask God to help them with one of their fears. Key Passage: Mark 14:66-72, Peter Denies Jesus When Jesus was arrested, Peter was scared and denied that he even knew Jesus. Kids will learn that we should trust God even when we're scared. Easter Song: youtu.be/Ts3iW54ICGo MEMORY VERSE: “But here is how God has shown His love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Science Experiment youtu.be/H_8Sdpigs0E Lesson Video youtu.be/EQ-IhXlhkE0 Prayer: Dear God, Take our fears, and teach us not to be afraid. In Jesus's name, Amen
3/14/21 Patrick was a missionary to Ireland Objective: Children will realize that Patrick went to Ireland to tell others about Jesus and the trinity even though they had kidnapped him as a youth and used him as a slave. Memory Verse; “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:43-44 Easter Song: youtu.be/Ts3iW54ICGo Douglas Talks: youtu.be/uTS8s4bIXW4 Prayer: Dear God, Help us to remember, like Saint Patrick, to be a missionary even to our enemies. And how he taught about the trinity. Amen.
3/7/21 EASTER SCIENCE: THE FORGIVENESS EXPERIMENT OBJECTIVE: Kids will state why Jesus died on the cross. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 23:35-47, The Death of Jesus Jesus died on the cross for our sins. When we believe in Jesus he removes all of our sin. Jesus’ perfection made him the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He took the punishment of death upon himself so that he could offer all of us eternal life. Jesus conquered sin and death when he rose from the grave, and if we believe in him, we can receive forgiveness and eternal life. Easter Song: youtu.be/Ts3iW54ICGo MEMORY VERSE: “But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Science Experiment: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_8Sdpigs0E Lesson Video: youtu.be/HL8R158Ujp4 Douglas Talks: youtu.be/QvFG5QLvPpM Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for saving us from sin. In Jesus’ name, Amen
2/28/21 Jesus Celebrates the Passover Jesus wants us to love others as He loved us. Objective: Kids will recognize that Jesus wants us to love others the way He loved us. Key passage: John 13:1-5. Jesus washes the disciples’ feet.
Many people believed the Messiah would be a conquering king, coming to claim what was his. Instead, Jesus humbled himself, made himself nothing, and poured himself out for our sake. Jesus wants us to follow his example; to feed the hungry, care for the sick, and love the least of these.
Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for leaving your throne in Heaven to show us how much you love us. Teach us to be servants like You and to love everyone we come in contact with. In Jesus' name, Amen.
2/21/21 The Uninvited Guest Showing our love for Jesus. Luke 7:36-38 Mary shows her love for Jesus by pouring perfume on Jesus' feet. Have you ever heard of anyone who heard about a party and went to the party, even though they were not invited? Usually, we don't go to a party unless we are invited, but our Bible lesson today tells about a woman who did exactly that. I think we may be surprised to learn what Jesus said about her. MEMORY VERSE: “But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Lesson Video youtu.be/Cs-g6I8-w1g Douglas Talks youtu.be/dZQUbs3A9VE Prayer: Jesus, our Saviour, may the love which we show for you be a reflection of the love which you show for us. Amen.
2/14/21 Bad Valentine; Loving the unlovely We need to love others as Jesus loved us! KEY PASSAGE: - John 8:2-11: Jesus forgives the sinful woman. We shouldn’t pick and choose who we love because, as Christians, we are called to love everyone. Jesus loved us and forgave our sins, just like he forgave the sins of the woman, so we need to be ready to love others. We have no room to condemn others because we have been forgiven. Just like Jesus, we need to love all people, no matter what and remind them to go and sin no more. Memory Verse; John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/jasoo3UDSwY Bible Lesson: youtu.be/lF0jeekjo_I Douglas Talks: youtu.be/VxTX3x_bt88 Bible Lesson and Experiment; youtu.be/UIvK0G9yqaU Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for loving us and sending your Son to die for us. We love you, and we ask you to teach us to love others the way you did. In Jesus’ name, Amen
2/7/21 EMOTIONS: JOY Jesus can turn our sadness and hard times into joy. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 19:1-9 Zacchaeus meets Jesus and finds JOY. Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Life is full of emotions, and not all of them are good. When we walk with Jesus, however, we find that God works all things out for our good. Jesus will take our anger, sadness, disgust, and fear and transform them into joy. Lesson Song: youtu.behq-HA5arHYw Toddler Bible Lesson: youtu.be/d6ukueUaFFk Bible Lesson: youtu.be/5BjtbJFz2ug Object Lesson: youtu.be/D6tFrGlkhDI
1/28/21 EMOTIONS: SADNESS God can comfort us when we are sad. KEY PASSAGE: John 11:17-44, Jesus Raises Lazarus From The Dead Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Sadness is unavoidable. As much as we want to always be happy, we all have times when we are sad. God sent his son so we need never be alone. When we are sad, we can find comfort in the arms of Jesus. Bible Lesson: youtu.be/_LBGkca_OXQ Douglas Talks: youtu.be/Pzmpwn4DLAg Object Lesson: youtu.be/rqQSlEViNpk
1/24/21 EMOTIONS: DISGUST God wants us to love everyone. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 17:11-19, Jesus Heals Ten Lepers Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ We are conditioned from an early age to judge and evaluate people largely on exterior things. God wants us to look past labels and appearances and love people for who they are on the inside, just has he loves us. Bible Lesson: youtu.be/OIorvwGAX04 Douglas Talks: youtu.be/mGeTb3V_NE8
1/16/21 EMOTIONS:FEAR God can comfort us when we are afraid. Key Passage: Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Calms The Storm Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Fear is a defensive emotion that can keep us from harm or danger, but fear can get out of control. It can hold us back, and it can paralyze us. God is always there to comfort us when we are afraid and give us the courage to do what needs doing. Object Lesson: youtu.be/KJngx1XET1Q Bible Lesson: youtu.be/2hJ7N_9gcNg Douglas Talks: youtu.be/RJ7r63nkTrM Origami Boat: youtu.be/cYWIWi1g7_8
1/10/21 Emotions: Anger We need to be slow to get angry. Key Passage: James 1:19-27, Listening And Doing Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Summary: Emotions are not good or bad. They are all a part of or personality and who God made us to be. Anger is one of those emotions, but anger needs to be controlled and channeled so we do not use it to harm ourselves or others. Series Song youtu.be/CXP6WqbeBpk Lesson Video: youtu.be/dOkyKyVFnSs Lesson Video: youtu.be/pFkRbUKy19g
6/21/20 Good dads are a lot like superheroes. They're strong. They provide for us. They can protect us and make us feel safe. Even for those of us who don't have a dad, there is probably someone in your life who does some of these super things for you. We appreciate our "super dads" because when they take time to teach us things, and are patient with us as we learn and grow up, it reminds us that God is also patient with us and will forgive us when we make mistakes. Whoever that super person is deserves to now how much you appreciate them today.