Lesson Info

MARCH 7TH PRESCHOOLERS - LOVE OTHERS

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BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to love others.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will be able to state that the last five commandments tell us to love others.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 20:13-17, the last five commandments

WORSHIP TIME:

Prior to the lesson, sing one or two songs with the kids. Use CDs or live lyrics of songs that are familiar to the kids.

LESSON:

Today, we’re going to finish learning about the Ten Commandments. We’ve already learned the first five. They teach us to love God and love our Moms and Dads. What do you think the next five will be?

Believe it or not, the last five commandments all have one thing in common. Each one gives us a specific example of something we should not do, but all five can be summed up in two words: Love others!

Let’s read how God wants us to love others by reading the last five commandments.

READ: Exodus 20:13-17 (Use an easy to understand translation, or a kids Bible if you have one. You may want to consider paraphrasing so that the content is age appropriate. “Don’t hurt others. Love only your husband or wife. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t want what others have.”)

Have the kids count off numbers 6-10 as you read the commandments.

Sounds like an awful lot of rules and do’s and don’ts at first, but let’s look at a few of these commands. What happens when we steal? We take something from someone else. That’s not kind, and it makes someone else sad. We can love them by respecting their property.

And what happens when we lie? We could hurt someone’s feelings. We could get others in trouble for something they didn’t do. Lying hurts others, but telling the truth shows we care about other people.

Jesus himself said that the Ten Commandments could be summed up into two: Love God and love others. When we learn to love others, we will live a life that makes God happy and shows other people that God loves them too!

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
Teach us to love others. Amen

MARCH 7TH KIDS - LOCAL HEROES

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BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to serve Him where we are.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will think of ways to serve God in their homes and church.

KEY PASSAGE:

Esther 4, Mordecai Asks Esther for Help

MEMORY VERSE:

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)

SUMMARY:

Batman is from Gotham. Spider-Man is from New York. The Guardians of the
Galaxy live in space. God’s heroes aren’t only serving on the mission field. They serve at home, where God put them.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Teach us to serve You where we live.

In Jesus’ name, Amen


FEBRUARY 28TH PRESCHOOLERS - LOVE MOM AND DAD

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BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to honor our parents.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will be able to state that God wants them to love their parents.

KEY PASSAGE:

Exodus 20:12, Love Mom and Dad

WORSHIP TIME:

Prior to the lesson, sing one or two songs with the kids. Use CDs or live lyrics of songs that are familiar to the kids.

LESSON:

God gave us the Ten Commandments- ten simple rules for obeying him and living a good life. The first four rules that we learned last week remind us to love God. God is our Creator. He loves us very much, and he deserves our love.

Today we’re going to learn the fifth rule. This one is a little surprising to some people, especially to kids, but God means it just as he meant rules one to four. God wants us to honor some very special people: our Moms and our Dads!

READ: Exodus 20:12 (Use an easy to understand translation, or a kids’ Bible if you have one.)

Can you believe God included Mom and Dad by name in the Ten Commandments? These are the ten most important rules in the Bible, and God put them at number five, right after himself! Why do you think God wants us to honor our parents? I think you all know the answer. Who kisses your cuts and bruises when you are hurt? Who always has breakfast, lunch, and dinner ready on time? Who gives you horsie rides on their knees, teaches you new games and songs, and brings you to church?

God gave us Moms and Dads to help us grow and learn. He gave you all Moms and Dads who bring you to church to learn about Him. God wants us to honor them by being good listeners, and loving them with all our hearts!

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,Thank you for Moms and Dads. Amen

FEBRUARY 28TH KIDS - MOVE FAST

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BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us act quickly to help others.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will identify one way they can act quickly today to serve someone in need.

KEY PASSAGE:

Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan

MEMORY VERSE:

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)

SUMMARY:

Some heroes like Flash and Quicksilver become great because of their awesome speed. God wants us to move quickly when people are in need and not wait for someone else to act.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Give us super speed so we can be a help to others.

In Jesus’ name, Amen


FEBRUARY 21ST PRESCHOOLERS - LOVE GOD

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BOTTOM LINE: God wants us to love him.
OBJECTIVE: Kids will be able to state that the most important commandment is to

love God.
KEY PASSAGE: Exodus 20:1-11, the first four commandments

WORSHIP TIME:

Prior to the lesson, sing one or two songs with the kids. Use CDs or live lyrics of songs that the kids are familiar with.

LESSON:

Everybody, young and old, has to follow rules. Rules tell us what we can do and what we can’t do. Rules help us to make good choices, and they help us all to know what’s right and what’s wrong.

In the Old Testament, God gives us a very special set of rules. These rules are called the Ten Commandments, and they are God’s instructions for living a happy life.

Today, we’re going to look at the first four commandments. These words may be a little hard to understand, but if you listen closely, you’ll see all four rules are telling us the same thing.

READ: Exodus 20:1-11 (Use an easy to understand translation such as the NIrV, or a kids’ Bible if you have one. As you read through the passage, have the kids hold up fingers, 1, 2, 3, and 4, to show which command you are on.)

That’s a lot of instructions for four rules, isn’t it? But these four rules can be combined into one big rule: love God. God wants us to love him. He wants us to love him more than anything. He wants us to be respectful to him, and he wants us to keep the day we go to church special.

God is our creator. He loves us, and he’s given us every good thing so that we would love him in return.

So when you hear someone speak about about the Ten Commandments, now you know that the first four (get the kids to hold up four fingers) can be combined into just one. (Change to one finger in the air.) The most important commandment is to love God!

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for loving us. Amen

FEBRUARY 21ST KIDS - DO THE SMALL STUFF

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BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to serve Him in big and small ways.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will identify one small way they can commit to helping someone this week.

KEY PASSAGE:

Mark 3:1-5, Jesus Heals a Man with a Crippled Hand

MEMORY VERSE:

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)

SUMMARY:

Superman saved the world. He also saved a cat stuck in a tree. Little things matter, and God wants us to have hearts that are always willing to lend a hand.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Show us all the little ways we can serve you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen


FEBRUARY 14TH PRESCHOOLERS - SUPER FRIEND

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BOTTOM LINE: Jesus is a true friend.
OBJECTIVE: Kids will learn that, “Jesus is my super friend.”
KEY PASSAGE: John 13:1-17, Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

WORSHIP TIME:

Prior to the lesson, sing one or two songs with the kids. Use CDs or live lyrics of songs that the kids are familiar with.

LESSON:

Today’s story comes to us from the Bible. (Hold up a Bible.) The Bible is God’s word to us, so we know that everything it says is true. (Open the Bible and set it down in front of you as you give the lesson.)

Everything about Jesus is SUPER: his strength, his help, his love. Jesus is our super friend, and he shows us how to be a friend to other people.

Jesus is our super friend.

There was a group of people who followed Jesus wherever he went, and did their best to obey him and be like him. We call those people “disciples.” The disciples loved Jesus. He was their teacher and their leader. One day Jesus showed them he was even more than that.

As Jesus and his disciples were having dinner, Jesus got up. He wrapped a towel around his waist. He filled a basin with water. He knelt down and washed the feet of his disciples.

Jesus wanted to do something for them. He wanted to serve them. He wanted them to know that they were not just his followers, but his friends. So he lovingly washed his friends’ feet.

Jesus told his friends that they could go out and serve other people too. That’s a good way to show someone that you are their friend. By serving.

We can be like Jesus. We can do good things for other people.

Jesus does good things for us. Jesus is our super friend.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
You are our true friend. Thank you that you allow us to be your friend. Amen

FEBRUARY 14TH KIDS - TEAM WORK

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BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to work together to serve Him.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will share something about themselves that makes them unique.

KEY PASSAGE:

Acts 10, Peter and Cornelius

MEMORY VERSE:

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)

SUMMARY:

The Avengers show us that we can make friends and get along with others who are different. God made us all special, and He wants us to love everyone.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Bring us together to serve You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen


FEBRUARY 7TH PRESCHOOLERS - SUPER HELPER

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BOTTOM LINE: Jesus is our friend who helps us. OBJECTIVE: Kids will learn that, “Jesus is a super helper.” KEY PASSAGE: Mark 8:22-26, Jesus Heals a Blind Man

WORSHIP TIME:

Prior to the lesson, sing one or two songs with the kids. Use CDs or live lyrics of songs that the kids are familiar with.

LESSON:

Today’s story comes to us from the Bible. (Hold up a Bible.) The Bible is God’s word to us, so we know that everything it says is true. (Open the Bible and set it down in front of you as you give the lesson.)

Everything about Jesus is SUPER: his strength, his help, his love. Jesus is our super friend, and he shows us how to be a friend to other people.

Jesus is a super helper.

One day, some people came to see Jesus. One of the people was blind. They asked Jesus for his help.

Jesus took the man by the hand and led him away from the people. Jesus led the man outside of the city. Then Jesus did a strange thing. Jesus spit on the man’s eyes. Wow.

Then Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. When Jesus removed his hands, he asked the blind man, “Do you see anything?” The man said, “I see people. They look like trees walking around.”

Jesus touched the man’s eyes again. Now the man – who had been blind – could see everything clearly. Amazing. Jesus healed the man and helped him to see.

Jesus is our helper. When we are sad, or mad, or afraid, we can call out to Jesus and trust that he will help us. Jesus is a super helper.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
You are our helper. Thank you for coming to help us when we call out to you. Amen.

FEBRUARY 7TH KIDS - GIFTED

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BOTTOM LINE:

God has given us all unique talents.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will share one talent God has given them.

KEY PASSAGE:

1 Corinthians 12

MEMORY VERSE:

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)

SUMMARY:

Ant-Man might get laughed at, but he still has some special powers. God has gifted all of us in special ways so that we can serve Him and others.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Thank you for the gifts you’ve given us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen