Lesson Info

JANUARY 24TH PRESCHOOLERS - REST

BOTTOM LINE: God made me!

OBJECTIVE: In this lesson kids will learn that God made a special day for us to remember all that He has done. I can remember that God made my family, my friends and even me!

KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 2:1-3, The Seventh Day

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.)

Once, there was nothing except God.

God spoke and created the light. God made day and night. God made water, sky, land, plants, sun, moon and stars.

God made the fish. God made the birds. God made all of the animals that walk and jump and slither around on the ground.

God made people – men and women. The first man was named Adam and the first woman was named Eve.

God made everything in just 6 days. On the seventh day, God rested. He wasn’t tired. God doesn’t get tired. God rested because he was done with his work.

God wants us to rest. God gives us special times of rest so that you can stop and remember all that he has done for us. You can remember that God made your family. God made your friends. God made you.

God loves you. God made you special.

We should take special times of rest to remember all that God has done.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for everything you have made, including me. Amen

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JANUARY 24TH KIDS - POWER SOURCE

BOTTOM LINE:

God is the source of our power.

OBJECTIVE:

As believers in Jesus, kids will learn where their power source comes from.

KEY PASSAGE:

Luke 10:1-24

MEMORY VERSE:

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

SUMMARY:

The Green Lantern knows where his power comes from, and he never strays far from that power source. As Christians we need to stay close to Jesus, the source of our power.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Give us the power to do your will.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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JANUARY 17TH PRESCHOOLERS - BIRDS, FISH, ANIMALS & MAN

BOTTOM LINE: God made the animals and people.
OBJECTIVE: In this lesson kids will learn that God made the birds, the fish, the ani- mals, and people.
KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 1:20-31, The Fifth and Sixth Day
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.)

Once, there was nothing except God. There were no people, or animals. No plants or trees. No birds or fish. No stars or planets. No light or dark. There was only God.

We’ve already learned that God spoke and created the light. God made day, night, water, sky, land, plants, sun, moon and stars. In just four days God created so much.

Then God spoke again. He made the fish that swim in the oceans and the seas and the rivers. He made all the birds. The eagle, the sparrow, the chicken and the vulture. God made them all. This is what God made on the fifth day.

God spoke again and made all of the animals. He made the lion and the rhinoceros. He made the chimpanzee and the wolf. He made the giraffe and the cat. He made the bugs and the spiders too. God made them all.

God wasn’t done though. Lastly, he made people. He made a man and a woman. The man’s name was Adam and the woman’s name was Eve. God made the animals and the people on the sixth day.

God made everything, and everything God made was good. We can thank God for everything that he has made. Let's do that now.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for everything you have made. Amen

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JANUARY 17TH KIDS - FOR GOOD

BOTTOM LINE:

God can use bad things that happen to us for our good.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will be able to share something bad that turned out to be good.

KEY PASSAGE:

Genesis 45, Joseph Saves His Family

MEMORY VERSE:

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

SUMMARY:

Bruce Wayne turned the greatest tragedy of his life into something good when he chose to become Batman. Bad things are going to happen, but it’s up to us to give those things to God so something good can come from them.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Thank you for working all things out for good.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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JANUARY 10TH PRESCHOOLERS - LAND AND PLANTS SUN MOON AND STARTS

BOTTOM LINE: God made the universe.
OBJECTIVE: In this lesson kids will learn that God made the land and plants, the sun,

moon, and stars.
KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 1:9-19, The Third and Fourth Day

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.)

Once, there was nothing except God. There were no people, or animals. No plants or trees. No birds or fish. No stars or planets. No light or dark. There was only God.

We learned last week that God spoke and created the light. God made day and night. Then God made the water below us and the sky above us.

Now we will hear about some of the other things that God made. God spoke again and made the ground underneath our feet. The dry ground he called “land” and the wet land he called “seas.” God made all of the plants too. He made the flowers, and the trees, the vegetables and the cacti. This is what God made on the third day.

God spoke again and he made two great lights – one for the day, one for the night. Yes, God made the sun and God made the moon. Then God made all of the stars that twin- kle in the sky. This is what God made on the fourth day.

God made many more things that we will talk about next time. God made everything, and everything God made was good. We can thank God for everything that he has made.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus, Thank you for everything you have made. Amen

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JANUARY 10TH KIDS - SLOW TO SPEAK

BOTTOM LINE:

Keep your cool and use your words for good.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will be able to state the importance of listening rather than reacting.

KEY PASSAGE:

James 1:19-21

MEMORY VERSE:

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

SUMMARY:

Ever notice how much super-villains love to run their mouths? Superheroes don’t let their tongues go untamed. They are slow to speak, and they use their words for good.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Teach us to keep our mouths shut and our ears open.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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JANUARY 3RD PRESCHOOLERS - DAY NIGHT SKY AND SEA

BOTTOM LINE:

God made everything.

OBJECTIVE:

In this lesson kids will learn that God made the light, the day and the night, the water and the sky.

KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 1:1-8, The First and Second Day
MEMORY VERSE: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1:1 (NIrV)

SUMMARY: With just paint and our fingers, we can make pictures of whatever we imagine. With just his voice, God created everything there is. On the first and second days, God made the light, the day and the night, the water and the sky.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for everything you have made. Amen

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Before there was anything else, who was there? What happened when God said, “Let there be light”? Who made the day and the night?
Who made the water and the sky?

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JANUARY 3RD KIDS - LOVE YOUR PARENTS

BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to love our parents.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will share something their parents have taught them about Jesus.

KEY PASSAGE:

Ephesians 6:1-3

MEMORY VERSE:

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

SUMMARY:

Superman had a wise mom and dad, whom he listened to. God gave us parents to teach us to follow Jesus and do the right thing.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,
Thank you for all that Moms and Dads do for us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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DECEMBER 27TH - JESUS WAS BORN
From Unit 29 - Christmas

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Do you think it was just by chance that Caesar Augustus called for a census? Did it just so happen that Mary and Joseph were traveling to Bethlehem—the very place the Messiah was prophesied to be born? (Micah 5:2) God is in control of all things, which He showed by using a pagan ruler to bring about His plan.

After Jesus was born, Mary laid Him in a manger. A king in a manger! It was so unlikely. But Jesus was no ordinary baby. He was God’s Son, sent in the most humble of positions, “not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:28).

Imagine the shepherds’ surprise when an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared. The Bible says that they were terrified! But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David” (Luke 2:10-11).

What a relief! This angel had come to bring good news. First, he proclaimed a Savior. The people of Israel were well aware of their need for a Savior. They made sacrifices daily to atone for their sin. Finally, a Savior had come who would be the perfect sacrifice for sin, once and for all.

Jesus was also Messiah the Lord. The word Messiah means “anointed one,” especially a king. The Deliverer and Redeemer would be King over His people. And this was all happening in Bethlehem, the city of David—just as the prophet Micah said.

This is the best news ever! An army of angels appeared, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors” (Luke 2:14). The purpose of Jesus’ birth was twofold: to bring glory to God and to make peace between God and those who trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection.

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He was God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to save people from their sins and to be their King.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

Babies and Toddlers

  • Jesus was born.
  • Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
  • Jesus is God’s Son.
  • God sent Jesus to earth because He loves us.

Preschool

  • Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us.
  • Jesus was born as God promised.

Kids

  • Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us from sin.
  • Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his only Son into the world to give us life through him. 1 John 4: (ICB)

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