April 11, 2021
THE PRODIGAL SON
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
March 28, 2021
DEATH ON A CROSS
“And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:8
March 14, 2021
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
February 14, 2021
WHO IS THE GREATEST?
“Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4
February 7, 2021
BECOMING A PRAY-ER
“Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
January 31, 2021
BECOMING A GLORY-GIVER
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14
January 17, 2021
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. ” James 3:17
January 10, 2021
BECOMING A TONGUE TAMER
“We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.” James 3:2
January 3, 2021
BECOMING A DOER
“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” James 2:26
December 27, 2020
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12
December 20, 2020
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
December 13, 2020
WE CAN HELP ONE ANOTHER
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts
be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
December 6, 2020
When trouble comes, Jesus help us to grow
“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?” Hebrews 12:7
November 29, 2020
WHEN TROUBLE COMES, JESUS PROTECTS US!
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him” Psalm 103:13
November 22, 2020
JESUS UNDERSTANDS OUR TROUBLES
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15
November 15, 2020
DON’T WORRY – BE THANKFUL
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:27
November 8, 2020
THE PEARL OF GREAT VALUE
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” Psalm 90:12
November 1, 2020
MY CHRISTIAN HOME
“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
October 25, 2020
Ready For Jesus
“So, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:44
October 18, 2020
BE A GOOD EXAMPLE
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
October 11, 2020
GODLY LIVING—WHO WILL GO?
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 NIV
October 4, 2020
WALK THE NARROW PATH
“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14
September 27, 2020
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Mark 14:38
September 6, 2020
August 30, 2020
August 23, 2020
August 16, 2020
August 9, 2020
August 2, 2020
July 26, 2020
July 12, 2020
July 5, 2020
Today’s lesson will be on Zoom
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June 28, 2020
Please read Romans 3:10-24 (Sin is a problem for everyone.)
Please answer and discussion Questions below with your parents
1. What is our big problem? (Sin.)
2. Who is righteous, or without sin? (No one except Jesus.)
3. What are the listed examples of sin? (Deceitful speech, turning from God, selfishness, lack of self-control, no fear of God, strife and division, etc.)
4. What is “the law?” (The rules and guidelines God gave us in the Old Testament.)
5. Does obeying the law save us from sin? (No.)
6. Then why is the law important? (Because it points out our sin and helps us know the difference between right and wrong.)
7. If obeying God doesn’t save us and pay for our sins, then how can we become righteous? (Through faith in Jesus Christ.)
8. How is this possible? (Because Jesus was perfect, and His death on the cross paid for our sins. We receive salvation when we believe in Him!)
9. So why is sin such a big problem? (Because it separates us from God and tries to keep us from truly knowing Him and becoming who He wants us to be.)
10. How do we trust in Jesus as our Savior? (By believing in Him, asking God to forgive our sins, and confessing that Jesus is Lord.)
June 21, 2020
Family, Father’s Day, Love, Relationships, Thankfulness
The Opening Prayer should always include the following:
1. Praise to God for the opportunity to meet and for the attendance of everyone present.
2. A request for guidance, especially for the teacher so that the Word of God can be shared in a meaningful way.
SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION:
Typically, the parable of the prodigal son is interpreted from the viewpoint of the son, in today’s lesson we will see the story unfold through the eyes of the father. Jesus’ parable demonstrates the qualities of a loving father. The qualities of a loving father can apply to all men who have acted as a father figure in our life; Fathers, Stepfathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Teachers, Coaches and the list goes on. We can all have this type of loving relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Read Luke 15:11-32 (The Parable of the Prodigal Son)
1. What did the father do when his younger son asked for his share of the estate? (The father fairly and generously divided his property between his sons.)
2. Did the father restrain his younger son when he wanted to leave? (No, the father wisely let his son strike out on his own.)
3. Did the father ever give up hope that his younger son may return one day? (No, the father patiently watched for the return of his son.)
4. What did the father do when he saw his younger son approaching from afar? (The father compassionately ran out to meet the son, and welcomed him back with a hug and a kiss.)
5. How did the father treat his young son upon his return? (The father treated him very graciously, although the son deserved nothing.)
6. Did the father ever quit loving his sons? (No, he showed his children true love, loving them through their best times and worst.)
7. How did the father treat the older son, who felt that that the younger son was getting special treatment? (The father was a peacemaker and lovingly explained the reason for the celebration to his older son.)
8. What characteristics do we see in the father? (Fairness, Generosity, Wisdom, Patience, Compassion, Grace, True Love and Peacemaker.)
Relationships with earthly fathers or father figures, as good as they can be, pale in comparison with the relation we can have with our Heavenly Father. Many of God’s characteristics are seen in the father of the prodigal son. In Psalm 68:5, God says He is a father to the fatherless. God’s love for us is great. We must quit trying to live life by our own rules or in our own strength and return to God. God is waiting for us with open arms.
The Closing Prayer should always include the following:
1. Praise to God for the opportunity to be able to hear His Word and learn from it.
2. Application of the Lesson. For example if the lesson was on “Temptation,” your prayer may include asking for the Holy Spirit to help everyone during the week whenever they are tempted.
3. Safety and health for the children.
4. That others may see Jesus in our lives.
Father’s Day Poem:
From the earliest that I remember,
From when I was first aware,
Through all the years come hail or shine,
You’ve always showed you care.
You not only taught me the everyday things,
Like washing my hands and tying a shoe,
But also to deal with what life brings;
You’ve shaped my values and world view.
You’ve been there whenever I needed,
You’ve helped in many a way,
Whether fixing something broken,
Or knowing just what to say
I always know I can count on you,
That’s a matter of fact.
For that countless other things,
I love you to the moon and back.
Most of all, I’m grateful,
And my heart is truly glad,
That today and every single day,
I have you as my Dad
June 14, 2020
June 7, 2020
Faith, Hannah, Listening, Praise, Prayer, Promises
Thank you, God, for all the things you’ve made our world to be.
For every single living plant, insect, bird and tree.
Thank you God for all the people you have placed around us.
For every single parent, friend and teacher that we trust.
Thank you Lord for all the gifts you send to us each day.
For every single meal and snack, for cuddles, toys and play.
Thank you God for caring for us, we know you always see,
Our every need, our worries, cares, our laughter, joys and tears.
Thank you Lord that you’re our friend, you delight in all we do,
Especially when you hear our prayers, and we give thanks to you.
In today’s lesson, Hannah longs to have a son. Her desire for a child is so great that she loses her appetite for food. Let’s find out what happens when she cries out to the Lord.
Read 1 Samuel 1:1-20
1. What were the names of Elkanah’s wives? (His wives names were Hannah and Peninnah.)2. Why did Peninnah provoke Hannah? (Peninnah would harass Hannah because she was unable to have children.)
3. Hannah made a promise to the Lord, what was it? (Hannah promised that she would give her son back to the Lord, if God would allow her to have a baby boy.)
4. What did the priest, Eli, think when he saw Hannah praying? (Eli thought that she was drunk.)
5. How does Hannah answer Eli, when he confronts her? (That she was not drunk, but rather troubled in spirit and was pouring her heart out to the Lord.)
6. What does Eli do to help Hannah? (Eli asks the Lord to grant Hannah’s request.)
7. Did the Lord answer Hannah’s prayer? (Yes, in due time Hannah gave birth to a baby boy.)
8. What does the name Samuel mean? (I have asked for him from the Lord.)
“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6
Thank you that you promise us
That when two or more come together in Your name
You are with us.
Thank you, Lord, that you have been with us throughout this lesson
And that you are with us right now.
Inspire us as we leave this place
To love and serve you always.
In the bane of Jesus Amen.
May 31, 2020
Please complete the word game for today’s lesson.
May 24, 2020
Blessings, contentment, God’s Love, Psalm 23, Shepherd
1 Praise to God for the opportunity to meet and for the attendance of everyone present.
2. A request for guidance, especially for the teacher so that the Word of God can be shared in a meaningful way.
3. Asking the children to be open to learning the Word of God and to invite the Holy Spirit to be present in both everyone’s heart and in the classroom.
During the past two weeks, we have learned how God provides for and protects us. He knows what we need, and He gives it to us. He knows that we are surrounded by enemies, so He saves us from harm and gives us courage. Today, we will learn about God’s wonderful love and generosity. I want your child and you to look up the word ANOINT in a bible dictionary. Point out that when David says, “You anoint my head with oil,” he is describing how he was set apart to worship and praise God, and how God healed him from the pressures of the world.
Read Psalm 23:5-6
1. After you eat from a table prepared with lots of good food and drink, do you feel full or empty? (Full.)
2. Who prepared the table for David and where was it prepared? (God, in the presence of his enemies.)
3. How would a table prepared by God be different than a normal supper table? (Allow for discussion.)
4. What else did God do for David? (Anointed his head with oil.)
5. What blessings can follow you all the days of your life? (Jesus, Heaven, contentment, hope, family, etc.)
6. How long can we live in God’s house? (Forever.)
7. How can seeking only the things of this world leave us with an empty feeling? (Allow for answers.
Memory Verse: As you continue memorizing Psalm 23, this week concentrate on verses 5-6
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
David saw God as a true friend and savior in the presence of many enemies. God treated him specially by preparing a banquet for him and by pouring precious oil on his head as if he were an honored guest. David saw his cup overflowing with the blessings of the Good Shepherd. Seeking only the things of this world can leave us with an empty feeling. We anxiously grab whatever looks nice, or what will make us feel good, or taste good, but we only want more and more. In the long run we still feel empty and never really satisfied. The things of this world leave us unfulfilled. However, we can be filled with the Love of God and by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. When we let Him be our Good Shepherd, He will fill us with many blessings until our cup overflows, forever and ever.
God, thank you for this time. Thank you for your word. I pray for these words to be written on my heart and to echo in my mind for the rest of the day. Holy Spirit, thank you for leading me into truth. Please bring these words to my remembrance when I need them, so I can walk the way Jesus walked. Father, teach me how you want me to apply Your word in my life. Show me where I need to specifically change so that I look more like Jesus. Amen.
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