Tomorrow we will learn about Peter denying Jesus. I used to love this story as a child. I think it was because it had a rooster in it. I thought that the rooster crowed 3 times. Funny the things we pick up as children. Now, this story makes me sad. Peter thought he was strong. He thought he would always stand behind Jesus. When the going got tough, he didn't do too well.
Tomorrow our gospel meeting starts. We are having a lectureship with men from the area and a little beyond. We'll be studying the church The actual title of the series is: Christ's Church -- Being Distinct in an Indistinct World. Click here if you want to know more about it. We would love to see you there.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big.
Magnetic Puzzle -- Peter
Review the last 2 lessons with the popup book they've been working on. We didn't have a pop up page Wed PM due to computer problems at home. We'll have to review that lesson with the flip chart.
Peter Flip Chart -- We'll read the entire flip chart up to Peter denying Jesus. I may take a couple of the miracles out of the flip chart. It is getting rather long. I want to read it every week, but I don't want the kids to have to sit still too long.
Pop up book -- Our pop up page is actually a little book glued into the big book. On each page of the little book is a picture of Peter denying Jesus. Each time he denies Jesus, he gets more and more upset. The last page is of Peter being very sad. There's also a picture of a rooster crowing. The children will get to stick a 1, 2 or 3 sticker on the appropriate page corresponding to Peter's denial.
Attendance chart: Let the kids glue their fish to Peter and Andrew's net.
Sing Glenda Schales' Peter song.
Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.
Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline. Concentrate on the songs about the life of Christ.
End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.