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.