Entries in jesus (21)

Wednesday
Sep112019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Town of Sychar

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan to fill out the post “Cities of the Bible: The Town of Sychar.” It goes with the lesson objectives “Learn of the main milestones in Jesus’ ministry on earth” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: Jesus-1c). “Be able to describe the various ministries of disciples, and how utilizing one’s gifts and talents for God’s glory and the furtherance of the great commission is one way in which disciples serve God; identify men and women in history who were disciples and/or missionaries” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Discipleship-2b).

Read Cities of the Bible: The Town of Sychar.”

Locate Sychar on a map. Take note that it is in the area of Samaria and is situated between Capernaum and Jerusalem.

Read John 4:3–43.

View a picture of Jacob’s well mentioned in John 4:5–6.

ReadJesus and the Woman at the Well.”

ReadFaith-Filled Models from the New Testament: The Woman of Samaria.”

Explain how during the time that Jesus was living on earth, the area of Samaria, home to the Samaritans—a people of only partial Jewish heritage—was a place that Jewish people tried to avoid traveling through, even though it was the shortest route between Jerusalem and Galilee. However, Jesus not only passed through there with His disciples, but He also spoke with a Samaritan woman and then spent two nights there teaching the people.

Apply this example: Are there perhaps children of a different ethnic background, social class, or religion (or even lack of religion) in your neighborhood or your child’s school? Talk about how building friendship is part of being a witness of God’s great love for each person, and how no one is outside the circle of His love.

Discuss how the woman reacted to the encouraging things Jesus told her. Did she keep it to herself? What did she do with this news? How can we apply that in our lives?

ReadFill Up to Pour Out!” and “Get Recharged.” Reread John 4:10–14 where Jesus tells the woman about “living water.” As you read John 4, you’ll see that she started taking part in the cycle of living water by telling her friends in town about Jesus.

Did you know that the Samaritan woman from this story is known in church history as the first Christian evangelist? You can be one too by helping others know of the love and friendship you’ve experienced from Jesus.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: Jesus-1c and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Discipleship-2b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Friday
Apr052019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Village of Emmaus

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 45-minute lesson plan to fill out the class “Cities of the Bible: The Village of Emmaus,” that covers the lesson objective, “Learn of the historical backings to the life of Jesus, His death on the cross, and His resurrection.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-2a)

ReadCities of the Bible: The Village of Emmaus.”

Check out the possible location of the village of Emmaus on a map. The village no longer exits, but some believe it might have been located where it is shown on this map.

Look up Luke 24:13–35.

Read Luke 24, verses 13–16.

Ask your child for ideas of why these two disciples didn’t recognize Jesus at first. Some possibilities could be:

•    They knew He had died, so it didn’t occur to them that this could actually be Jesus, Himself.
•    They were not among His closest 12 disciples and perhaps didn’t see Him up close or long enough to remember how He looked.
•    In those days, there was no video or even photographs to help become familiar with how someone looked.

Read Luke 24, verses 17–24.

Imagine with your child the pain and disappointment Jesus’ followers must have experienced when He died, and how their hopes had been dashed for the country of Israel to be restored by Jesus. Then imagine with your child the added confusion His disciples might have experienced when His body had disappeared, thinking it might have been stolen.

Read Luke 24, verses 25–27.

Follow up by reading Messianic Prophecies and Their Fulfillment, Part 1,” and “Messianic Prophecies and Their Fulfillment, Part 2.”

Read Luke 24, verses 28–35.

Imagine with your child the disciples’ surprise and joy as they suddenly recognized Jesus when He blessed and broke the bread.

View Road to Emmaus.”

Reflect how God can use a small village for such a wonderful story. He can do mighty things with each of us, no matter how insignificant we might feel at times.

Additional material:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-2a

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Village of Emmaus (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Village of Emmaus (Portuguese)

Friday
Jan042019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The City of Ur

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute lesson plan to fill out the class “Cities of the Bible: The City of Ur,” that covers the lesson objective, “Learn the major stories of the Old Testament.” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d)

ReadCities of the Bible: The City of Ur.”

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 1:
Learn more
about the Ziggurat of Ur here.

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 2:
Study a map
to see the area of the world that is now considered to have been the land of Canaan in the days of Abraham. (Note: The biblical land of Canaan comprises the modern-day countries of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel.)

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 3:
Read Genesis 17:1–5 about when God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. See if your child can explain in his own words the reason God gave for changing Abram’s name.

Do you know the story about which land Abraham allowed his nephew Lot to have? (Hint: Genesis 13:1–12.)

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 4:
Read Genesis 17:15 where God changes Abraham’s wife’s name from Sarai to Sarah.

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 5:
Read Genesis 12:6–7 about Abraham and his family eventually arriving in the land of Canaan.

WRAP UP:
Read Hebrews 11:8–12 where God honors Abraham and Sarah for faithfully following Him.

Additional material:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

 

Wednesday
Mar282018

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Death Didn’t Hold Jesus

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is an hour-long lesson plan highlighting the lesson objective: “Learn of Jesus’ death and resurrection.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1d)

Listen to and sing along with Jesus Is Alive.”

Read Bible MiniWorld: The Easter Story.”

If you have an iPad or iPhone, have fun with the app “Jesus Is Alive.”

View Beginner’s Bible: The Story of Easter. 

View Animated: The Easter Story.” 

Read Meals with Jesus: The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus.”

Take time with the children to imagine yourselves being these followers who encountered Jesus and who thought they would never hear Jesus teach again after He died. Reflect on how exciting it must have been to discover Jesus was alive and to have been taught once again by Him!

Assemble the “3D Picture: Meals with Jesus: The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus,” and/or coloring “Coloring Page: Meals with Jesus: The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus.”

Additional materials:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1d

Contributed by MWS staff
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Death Didn't Hold Jesus (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Death Didn't Hold Jesus (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Nov292017

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 minutes to an hour. It relates to the lesson objectives: “Learn about Jesus, God’s Son, and why He came to earth,” and “be able to identify the benefits of reading God’s Word daily and becoming a student of the Word.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1a; and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c).

ReadJohn 1:1-14,” or listen to this audio version.

Fill in the blanks of the activity “Jesus Is the Word.”

Points to discuss when reading the above article.

Page 1: Jesus is “the Word.” That’s because Jesus portrays the entire truth of God. Similar to how we read words to help us know a subject, we also get to know about God through knowing Jesus.

Everything was made by the Word, Jesus.

Page 2: When Jesus said that by following Him a person does not walk in darkness, what does He mean? Jesus taught and showed us the best way to live. He shined the light of His truth into the world by showing us both through example and through His Word how to live and love.

Page 3: John the Baptist told people that Jesus was coming, and baptized many to symbolize washing away their sins. He was preparing them for the arrival of Jesus. You can read about John baptizing Jesus in the article “When Jesus Was Baptized.” Read more about this prophet’s life in “Faith-Filled Models from the New Testament: John the Baptist,” and in pages 6–8 of “A Man Named Jesus, Chapter 1: Two Miraculous Babies.”

Page 4: Jesus came to earth as God’s gift to each one of us. However, though He was God’s gift of love, and though He is the one who created each of us, when He came, many people did not like Him and they turned against Him.

Page 5: Jesus knew His Father personally, and loved Him very much. He came to show us His Father, so that we could know Him as our Father too, and so we could live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. The Father loves us very much!

Page 6: Jesus came to earth, became human, so that he could show us what God was like. Jesus, the Word, the truth about God, became a human to bring us into a full, loving relationship with God.

WatchGod’s Word Becomes Flesh,” starting at 49 seconds.

ReadFaith-Filled Models from the New Testament: John the Beloved.”

Listen to the audio, “I Am the Way.”

Read Meals with Jesus: Mary and Martha.” There is also an accompanying 3D picture of the story that can be assembled, as well as a coloring page.

Discuss why Jesus said that Mary had chosen what was good. Jesus was explaining to Martha that hearing His teachings was very important, which is why He told her that Mary’s choice was good. However, it was also important to serve the food to their guest, as Martha was doing, and Jesus didn’t say that Martha was wrong in doing so.

Read the following articles from the series “Standing on God’s Word.”

Listen to Jesus now to hear what words of love He has for you.

Choose from these cards Bible verses that go with the above lesson. If you haven’t already, you can print, cut, and color them as well.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1a; and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word (Portuguese)

Friday
Apr142017

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Do We Celebrate Easter?

Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn of the historical backings to the life of Jesus, His death on the cross, and His resurrection.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-2a)

Ask your child what Easter means to them. If needed, remind your child why those who believe in Jesus celebrate Easter.

Read What Happened on That Day?

Discuss how although Jesus went through much suffering and injustice before His death, it was all for the purpose of carrying out the reason He came to Earth, which was to die for us, so that our sins might be forgiven. Also talk about how in the end He arose and defeated death—how nothing could keep Him from fulfilling His mission.

WatchHe Lives” (YouTube video clip with movie opener).

Listen to “He’s Alive.”

Read Another Layer of Easter.”

Talk about how Jesus left us the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit to assist us as we continue to follow His way of life, and how this is another part of Easter that we can celebrate.

Watch Remember Me.”

End with thanking Jesus for His sacrifice, so that we could have the gift of salvation of our spirit and body, bringing us back into full union with God. Also thank Him for giving us the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit, so that He could continue to live His story of love and salvation through us.

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-2a

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Do We Celebrate Easter? (Portuguese) 
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Do We Celebrate Easter? (Spanish)

Monday
Apr102017

Bible MiniWorld: The Easter Story paper model

Available is a PDF of the Bible MiniWorld Easter Story paper model as a downloadable purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print and assemble these figures and scenery to create and re-tell the story yourselves. These can also be used as an activity with a youth group to enhance an Easter story Bible study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  You can find it at this address: https://www.etsy.com/listing/515075599/bible-miniworld-paper-toys-the-easter?ref=shop_home_active_1

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PDF: Bible MiniWorld: The Easter Story paper model (Japanese)

Monday
Jul012013

0–5 Lesson Plan: The Miracles of Jesus 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on Jesus’ miraculous power.

WatchThe Miracles of JesusTreasure Attic music video.

ReadBright Pebbles: Nothing Is Impossible for Jesus.”

How many miracles that Jesus performed can your child and you recall?

Choose one or two stories from the following list to read with your child. Then read the remaining stories another time.

ReadTiny Bible Treasures: Back to Life,” or watch the video of the same story. If you like, you can download the coloring book of this story, and color and assemble it to make your own Bible storybook. Or color and cut out the flannelgraph pieces and use them to tell the story yourself. Article found here.

ŸReadTiny Bible Treasures: A Plan to Help a Friend,” or watch the video of the same story. The coloring book of this story and flannelgraph can be found here.

ŸReadTiny Bible Treasures: Fish! And More Fish!” or watch the video of the same story. The coloring book of this story and flannelgraph can be found here.

ReadTiny Bible Treasures: Blind Bartimaeus,” or watch the video of the same story. The coloring book of this story and flannelgraph can be found here.

ReadBright Pebbles: When We Believe.” Highlight how Jesus can still do miracles today. Relate a personal answer to prayer that Jesus has done for you or for your child.

Additional activity:

Have your child draw a picture depicting his or her favorite miracle of Jesus. Write Hebrews 13:8 (NIV), “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” at the bottom of the picture.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: The Miracles of Jesus (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: The Miracles of Jesus (Spanish)

Monday
Jun032013

0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Gift of Love

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 0–5 lesson plan on Jesus, God’s gift of love to us.

Read the devotional “Bright Pebbles: Jesus Is God’s Gift of Love.” 

Read the story “Twice Mine.”

Talk about how when you love someone very much, you want to do special things for that person. For example, a mother loves her child, so she gives special care and attention to her child in many ways. God’s love for us is better and bigger than anything you could ever imagine, and to prove that love He gave us the best present ever—His Son, Jesus.

Memorize John 3:16. Read this article for an explanation of this verse.

Read the devotional “Bright Pebbles: A Very Special Gift.”

Read the devotional “Bright Pebbles: Knock, Knock” and pray the salvation prayer at the end.

Do the activity “Safe in God’s Hand.”

Additional material:

Ÿ   The Gift that Never Wears Out

Ÿ   Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Salvation

Ÿ   Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Brought Us Salvation

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Gift of Love (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Gift of Love (Spanish)

Monday
Apr012013

0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus Takes Care of Me

This 0–5 lesson plan focuses on Jesus’ love and care.

ReadSunny’s Adventure.”

ReadBright Pebbles: Jesus in Our Lives,” and pause at the end to do the activity described on the last page. Next, talk about how salvation is the greatest gift that Jesus has given to each of us. Read “John 3:16 Is for You” and talk about what it means together.

ReadBright Pebbles: All Our Needs.” Another way Jesus cares for us is through the supply of our needs. Recall a time when Jesus supplied one of your or your child’s needs.

ReadBright Pebbles: Looking After Us” or “Bright Pebbles: Our Awesome Protector.” Discuss how when we feel scared or sad we should think about how much God loves us and cares for us.

WatchForever Friend” Treasure Attic music video.

Additional material:

Ÿ   Bright Pebbles: Trust Jesus

Ÿ   Crazily Cool Card Set: All My Needs

Ÿ   My Day (Veggie Tales storybook)

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus Takes Care of Me (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus Takes Care of Me (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Oct172012

Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives: “Respect and treasure God’s Word, and understand the importance of keeping and obeying God’s Word; study and memorize Bible verses upon which these principles are based.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b)

Listen to the song “Building on the Rock.”

Read John 1:1–5, 9–14, and “Jesus, the Expression of God’s Love.” Explain to the children that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the personification of God’s Word. Explain that throughout Jesus’ life on earth, He put God’s Word into action through the things that He said and did.

Read Spend Time with Jesus.” Ask the children what ways they have spent time with Jesus over the past few days. They can compare what they have done with the list on the first page of the article they just read. You can also tell them ways you’ve spent time with Jesus recently.

Memorize “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1 KJV). (See also the upcoming “Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Word,” to be posted under Level 2 of MWS on November 2, 2012.)

Read Matthew 7:24–27 or Luke 6:47–49. Talk about how Jesus used these examples to teach about the importance of building our lives on obedience to God’s Word. Bring out how the little decisions we make each day play a part in how we build the house of our lives.

You could possibly use an example of “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1 KJV), and the importance of following your instructions.

Or, for another example, you could talk about how being kind to others and forgiving others helps one to enjoy life and others, and that this is obeying what the Bible tells us when it says: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 ESV).
Ask the children to think of ways they can build their lives on lessons they’ve learned from recent Bible stories they’ve read.

Watch The Parables of Jesus: The Two Builders.”

Have fun and see if you can find the secret message in “Bible Space Trek: Two Builders.” (To check your answer, see “Answer Key for ‘Bible Space Trek: Two Builders.’”)

Read The Word Is Me” and pause at the end of each page to talk about examples in your own lives of how the Word has helped you in relation to what is explained on the page.

Read The Protective Tower” and talk about the importance of obeying God’s Word, that by doing so we avail ourselves of God’s protection. Remind the children that even when things go wrong, God is able to take better care of us when we have been staying close to Him through obedience.

Read Dora and the Garden, Part 1” and “Dora and the Garden, Part 2.”

Additional resources:

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Jan182012

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Salvation

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives: “Study and be able to describe the scriptural basis showing salvation as a gift that cannot be earned through good works. Learn how once someone has received the gift of salvation it won’t be taken away from him/her.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Salvation-1b,c)

ReadNicodemus Visits Jesus,” then talk about what Jesus meant when He said we must be born again in order to see the kingdom of God. Read the full story in John 3:3–21. Follow the activity steps explained in “‘Can We See God’ Supplement” of how we can look at the wind as an example of what Jesus described in John 3:8.

Color “‘Nicodemus Visits Jesus’ Coloring Page.”

ReadSalvation Is Free.” After page 2, talk with your children about times when they try hard to be good, but may fall short and sin. Then talk about how reassuring it is to know that Jesus paid the price for our sins when He died for us.

After page 3 of “Salvation Is Free,look up the word “wage” in a dictionary to help the children understand the meaning of the first part of Romans 6:23.

Next, ask the children if they can think of something really good they could do in order to be saved. Conclude the discussion by pointing out that no one is able to do anything good enough to earn salvation. Explain that God expects and wants us to do good things, but these good deeds can’t “pay” for our salvation.

Listen to Not by Works.”

Memorize “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23 NLT).

Read “Salvation Is Forever.” After page 2, discuss how once they’ve received Jesus’ gift of salvation, they don’t have to repeatedly ask Jesus for salvation every time they sin. Help them understand how the gift of salvation differs from suffering consequences for their sins, and discuss what a consequence might be for a sin they commit.

Read and talk about the verses on the last page of “Salvation Is Forever.”

Listen to Salvation Rap.” You can listen to this song again while doing one or more of the following activities.

Color “Coloring Page: John 1:12.”

Do the activity Safe in God’s Hand,” starting off by reading John 10:28–30.

Additional activity and songs:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Salvation-1b,c

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Salvation (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Salvation (Portuguese)