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March 17

Session Titles: Mary and Martha Life Point: People can honor God by making good choices Unit Bible Verse: “May the Lord direct your hearts to God’s love.” 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Weekly Bible Verses: “Many plans are in a person’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 Bible Passage: Luke 10:38-42 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Way to Introduce the Story Ask the children to imagine this: You are home one night, asleep in your bed. You … Continue reading

March 10th

Session Titles: Good Samaritan Life Point: People can take deliberate actions to grown in Christlikeness Unit Bible Verse: “May the Lord direct your hearts to God’s love.” 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Weekly Bible Verses: “May the Lord direct your hearts to God’s love.” 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Bible Passage: Luke 10:25-37 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Craft: Who is Your Neighbor This is a very fun and informative craft. Have kids take index cards and write the letters of the … Continue reading

March 3rd

Session Titles: Four Friends Helped Life Point: People can ask Jesus to care for those around them Unit Bible Verse: “May the Lord direct you hearts to God’s love.” 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Weekly Bible Verses: “Pray for one another.” James 5:16 Bible Passage: Mark 2:1-12 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Object Lesson: Bend and Tell This is such a simple and genius way to tell this story!  I have seen it a few different places, but I have … Continue reading

February 24th

Session Titles: Daniel’s Choice Life Point: The truths in the Bible never change Unit Bible Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 Weekly Bible Verses: “The entirety of your word is true, each of your righteous judgments endures forever.” Psalm 119:160 Bible Passage: Daniel 1:1-20 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Game: Scavenger Hunt Hide vegetables (real or plastic) in small batches around the room; hide at least one … Continue reading

February 17th

Session Titles: Esther Chose Courage Life Point: The Bible teaches people how to live Unit Bible Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 Weekly Bible Verses: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 Bible Passage: Esther 2:2-18; 4:1-17; 5:1-14; 7:1-10; 8:1-17   Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Because Esther was a queen you could make a crown in the class. … Continue reading

February 10

Session Titles: Ezra Read God’s Word Life Point: Reading the Bible is a way to worship God Unit Bible Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 Weekly Bible Verses: “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16 Bible Passage: Nehemiah 8:1-12 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Craft: Scroll Memory Verses Just like the bible … Continue reading

January 29

Unit: God Helps People Session Titles: Josiah Read God’s Word Life Point: People should treat the Bible, God’s Word, with respect Unit Bible Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 Weekly Bible Verses: “Every word of God is pure; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5 Bible Passage: 2 Chronicles 34 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Craft: Scroll Memory Verses Just like … Continue reading

January 27

Unit: God Helps People Session Titles: Joseph Forgave His Brothers Life Point: People can choose to forgive others like God has forgiven them. Unit Bible Verse: “I know the plans I have for you… to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Weekly Bible Verses: “If you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your offenses.” Matthew 6:15 Bible Passage: Genesis 42-45 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Object: Heavy Box When you think of a … Continue reading

January 20

Unit: God Helps People Session Titles: Joseph Worked for Pharaoh Life Point: People honor God when they use their abilities to bring honor to Him Unit Bible Verse: “I know the plans I have for you… to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Weekly Bible Verses: “Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people.” Colossians 3:23 Bible Passage: Genesis 41:37-57 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/bibles-tudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ … Continue reading

January 13

Unit: God Helps People Session Titles: Joseph Interpreted Dreams Life Point: People can trust God even when things are bad Unit Bible Verse: “I know the plans I have for you… to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Weekly Bible Verses: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Bible Passage: Genesis 40-41:36 Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/ Craft: The Baker Make a baker out … Continue reading