Sunday, February 26, 2012

Signs of the Times

Lesson: Jesus is Coming Again Soon

1. Lesson (based on Luke 17:20-37; 21:5-37)

  • Introduction: 
    • Show some pictures of common road signs and get children to guess what each one means.
    • These signs show us what to expect when we are driving on the road. They serve as warnings and reminders of what lies ahead so that we can be aware and prepared.
  • Before He died, Jesus also spoke about signs — these signs tell us that after He goes back to be with the Father, He is coming again. 
  • He told a Parable of the Trees (Luke 21:29-31) — During the winter time, the trees all drop their leaves. But when you see new leaves begin to grow, then you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these signs, you know that Jesus is coming back again soon.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Widow's Gift

Lesson: Jesus gave us His all

1. Story

  • Talk about Jesus and the Widow’s offering, based on Luke 21:1-4 (you can choose to act it out)
  • Jesus sees the heart
    • Jesus saw the gifts people were bringing into the temple. Some brought in huge bags. But others, like this woman, only had two small copper coins.
    • Even though the value of the money was insignificant, but that was all the widow had, and she gave it.
    • To Jesus, that two small coins given from the heart was worth more than the huge amounts put in by the rich people.
    • So whatever gift you want to give to God, give it cheerfully, from the heart — even though the amount may be small.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jesus vs the Pharisees & Sadducees

Lesson: Jesus our Wisdom

1. Story:
  • Tell the account of Jesus’ encounter with the Pharisees and Sadducees based on Luke 20:20-39
  • Last week, we talked about the Parable of the Tenants — how the religious leaders tried to challenge Jesus’ authority but failed.
  • So they tried to trap Jesus by sending spies to ask him trick questions. They hoped to get Jesus to say something wrong, so that they could get him arrested.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Parable of the Tenants

Lesson: Jesus is the chief cornerstone

1. Story:
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  • Tell the Parable of the Tenants based on Luke 20:1-19 and Mark 12:1-12.
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  • The chief priests and teachers of the law didn’t like Jesus. Jesus was always talking about the Good News that God had for his people. They did not want other people hearing about God from Him. They did not believe that Jesus was God’s Son.