Here is a free resource that I made for early elementary students. This is a workbook that is good for individual letter recognition or to be used as part of a larger project. Enjoy! Credits for the illustrations: microsoft clip art and the fabulous Phillip Martin free clip art.
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In Exodus 19:4-6, God begins by identifying His work in bringing His people to Himself. While His people may have witnessed His work and experienced His care, I believe that He wants to be sure that they know it was His strength and work which provided security and safety. Once His people recognize His sovereignty, then they can trust Him and His promise to make them His treasured possessions. In order to become treasured possessions, we must obey God and keep His covenant.
God provides our redemption through Christ. John 3:17 (NIV) states, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Jesus also proclaimed God’s redemption in John 14:6-7 which states, “…I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.”
Christian education is our attempt to seek to know the Father by way of knowing Jesus. No one can be reconciled to God except through Jesus. Christian educators communicate, convey and transmit the gospel of Jesus, God’s plan for the redemption of all people, so that all will be part of God’s treasured possession, and priests of God’s kingdom and holy nation.
I teach the early childhood class in our Sunday School program. Tomorrow’s lesson will be over the Good Samaritan. Here is my lesson plan:
Review of friends – characteristics of friends (good, kind, honest, trustworthy, loving caring)
Today, we are going to learn about being loving and caring to one another – in the Bible we find out that Jesus told us about how someone took time out to care for someone who was hurting when no one else would.
Read & act out “the Good Samaritan”
Chant – Sing this song to the tune of “London Bridge.”
Jesus wants me to be kind,
to be kind, to be kind.
Jesus wants me to be kind,
Kindness makes me happy!
It’s easy not to help others. It’s easy to make up excuses to what we don’t want to do. What about the phrase about “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” What does God wants us to do as Christians?
The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Good Samaritan Maze Worksheet
Good Samaritan Coloring Book
Review and application
- God wants us to love God, love our neighbors, and love ourselves.
- We are good neighbors when we show kindness and mercy toward others no matter who they are.
- We must listen to the teachings of Jesus and then go out and live them.
- We should help others in need without expecting a reward.
Lord, Help us to know your will in all that we do and help us do it. In your name we pray. Amen.
(there — I said it!!)
What works for me when preparing for Sunday School lessons are commentaries.
I love, love LOVE Bible commentaries. A Bible commentary is a reference tool which compiles the works of theological scholars in the interpretation of Scripture. My Bible study soared to new heights when I was introduced to the wonderful world of commentaries in my applied hermeneutics class!! Good commentaries give you historical, biographical, contextual, geographical…FANTASTICAL notes about Scripture. I started off with Matthew Henry’s commentary – an oldie, but a goodie, and then began working with several others, such as the Expositor’s Bible commentary.
Other resources that also served me well:
Westminster’s Bible Companion
Oxford Bible Commentary
For more information on commentaries, check out www.bestcommentaries.com