Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Blind Man Healed (John 9)

Today's lesson will cover the blind man that was healed on the Sabbath. We will also talk about The Good Shepherd from John 10. The kids are memorizing John 10:14-18 and Psalms 23. Our class time is short on Sunday mornings, so I hope we can get it all in. They may not have time to go to their stations.

My Lesson Plan:

Sing: The Lord's My Shepherd
(I don't have the correct version in front of me. There are 2 in the Hymns For Worship)

Review the miracles from John that we've discussed so far.
Turning water into wine. John 2:1
Nobleman's son healed John 4:46
Man healed at the pool of Bethesda John 5:1
Feeding the 5000 John 6:1
Jesus Walks on the water John 6:15
Blind man healed John 9:1

Today's lesson: The blind man healed and Jesus the good shepherd

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. Add Titus.

Let them spend time in the stations.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Adulteress Woman Meets Jesus (John 8)

Tonight's lesson is on the adulteress woman from John 8. She was caught in the act of adultery and was brought to Jesus for his opinion. He effectively turned the table back to the men and they all ended up walking away.

Jesus then goes on to say "I am the light of the world. He who follow Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life".

I plan to start tonight's lesson with a review of the life of Christ. I'm finding this harder to do than I expected it would be. It amazes me how often I've studied the life of Christ and how familiar I am with the individual events, but when it's time to put it all in order in a way that we can tell others, it's hard. I think one of things that makes it so hard is that it's found in 4 gospels. A goal for myself: By the end of the quarter, I'll be able to, more efficiently, tell Jesus' story to my class.

I've been working on the kids being able to tell the whole Bible story starting from Genesis. I find that easier than telling the events in Jesus' life in order. It probably has a lot to do with the timeline we have on the wall. It is sufficiently detailed throughout the OT, but the NT is quite sketchy. I think the kids were surprised at how hard it was to tell the whole story. Things that they thought they knew, didn't come to mind as quickly as they liked. We'll keep working on it and I know they'll improve.

My Lesson Plan:

Sing: Resurrection
by Gary Box and Richard Morrison. I have made a poster of this song with a picture of Lazarus being raised, Jesus' empty tomb and Jesus coming again. It is a beautiful song. It can be found in Hymns For Worship

Review Life of Christ

Today's lesson: The Adulteress Woman.

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. Add Titus.

Let them spend time in the stations.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Transfiguration

Tomorrow's lesson will be about the transfiguration. We will do a brief review of the life of Moses and Elijah and then discuss the events in the transfiguration. We will also talk about John the Baptist and remind them about his importance.

Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John. When they wanted to build altars to Jesus as well as Elijah and Moses, God told them that Jesus was His son. This event further emphasizes that Jesus is the son of God.

My Lesson Plan:

Review Moses and Elijah. Also review John the Baptist.

Today's lesson: The Transfiguration. After going over the lesson, introduce the new activity about the transfiguration. Put it in the station for Bible lesson review so they can work on it at their leisure.

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. Add 2 Timothy. I was supposed to add 2 Timothy Wed night, but since we ran out of time, we'll try to get to this time.

Let them spend time in the stations.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Peter's Confession

It has been a while since I posted a lesson plan. We've been out of town, had out of town company, had parents in the hospital. It's just been busy. My Bible class is suffering because of it. I need to keep posting the lesson plans so I stay on track. I didn't realize how much I benefit from putting these on my blog.

During all of the turmoil around here, we had a change of quarters in the Bible class. That has put a lot of pressure on me to get everything ready. I'm about half way there and we are already 3 weeks into the quarter.

This quarter we are talking about the 2nd half of Jesus' life. Everything seems to move much faster, or maybe it's just that there is a whole lot more written about the last part. We've talked about Jesus sending the 12 out and their return, Jesus feeding the 5000 and Jesus Walking on the water. Tonight's lesson will be about Peter's confession. This is such a misunderstood discussion that Jesus and Peter had. We will be emphasizing the true meaning of Peter's confession and false doctrines that have sprung from it.

During this quarter, the kids will be memorizing the following:

Jesus instituting the Lord's Supper in Matthew 26:26-30
The Word is God from John 1:1-5
Jesus The Good Shepherd John 10:14-18
Psalms 23
Ask, Seek, Knock Matthew 7:9-11
The rest of what's in each of the New Testament books

My Lesson Plan:

Review what we've studied so far.

Today's lesson: Peter's Confession I read the scripture from the Bible while the kids follow along in theirs. If the event happens in more than one gospel, we read all of them. We then discuss it as necessary.

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. Add 2 Timothy

Let them spend time in the stations.