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Bible Curriculum Resource Guide


Dear Children’s Ministry Leader, Thank you for taking a closer look at DiscipleLand’s Bible curriculum. We want to help you build Biblically strong kids for life! DiscipleLand is the only children’s ministry publisher offering a comprehensive system that helps kids become Christ’s disciples for life. Our exclusive Children’s Discipleship System™ is a blueprint to disciple kids. From preschool to kindergarten to elementary, our complete plan ensures that children achieve balanced growth in Bible knowledge, Christ-like character, and faithful conduct—everything kids need to live as devoted followers of Jesus! DiscipleLand offers all these benefits to your kids, teachers, and families: • Always fresh Your kids experience a new Bible lesson every week for six years—no repeats! • One-year cycle Your teachers improve as they teach the same Bible stories every year. • Cool kids’ website Your parents and children keep learning all week at DiscipleZone.com. • Flexibility Your teachers use the non-dated lessons whenever and however they want. • Integrate missions Your children develop a global worldview. • Clear Gospel Your teachers present the Good News at key times during each quarter. • Equip parents Your families have effective, easy-to-use tools to reinforce the lessons. • Costs much less Your curriculum budget will stretch into other areas! • Teacher & parent training Impactful, empowering, and cost effective training. Our team would be honored to join hands with you in making disciples for life. We stand ready to help you accomplish your Christian education goals. Please visit our website at DiscipleLand.com or feel free to give us a call if we can serve you in any way. In the magnificent Jesus,

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Not too long ago, churches offered extensive Bible training for all ages—wanting to fully equip kids to serve Christ. Parents asked their children after church, “What did you learn about God?” Today, many churches offer high-energy, entertainment-based programs—just to keep kids happy and to make recruiting easy. Children rarely use their Bibles. Now the question parents ask is often, “Did you have fun?”

Children Today: …know more about video games than they know about God. …love peer approval more than they love Jesus. …serve themselves before they consider the needs of others. The vast majority of Christian kids today are spiritually malnourished.

Fun and games are great, but we’re raising a generation of children who have missed out on essential Bible training. When the world comes calling, many fall prey to dubious activities and deceptive philosophies—and they walk away from their faith.

What can you do now to establish your kids’ lifelong relationship with Jesus?



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The answer is DISCIPLESHIP.

Kids need your help to build a firm foundation in God’s Word and grow into solid disciples of Jesus Christ. And we can help!

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Only DiscipleLand’s family of resources forms a comprehensive Children’s Discipleship System™ that helps you equip kids to reach their peak potential as Jesus’ disciples. DiscipleLand partners with teachers and parents to lead children to…

…know God intimately.

They develop a reservoir of knowledge based on a Biblical worldview.

…love God passionately.

They display Christlike character in every area of life.

…serve God selflessly.

They demonstrate faithful conduct that honors God and helps people.

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Contents Why Is Discipleship Important?

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How Does DiscipleLand Build Disciples?

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Statement of Beliefs

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PRESCHOOL Storybook Bible Overview Resources Sample Lesson

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KINDERGARTEN Overview Resources Sample Lesson

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Elementary Introduction

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CORE BIBLE Overview Curriculum Map Level Overview Resources Anatomy of a Lesson Level 1 Overview Level 1 Sample Lesson Level 2 Overview Level 3 Overview Level 3 Sample Lesson Level 4 Overview Level 5 Overview Level 5 Sample Lesson Level 6 Overview

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DISCIPLETOWN Overview Resources

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ADVENTURE Overview Sample Lesson Resources

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DiscipleLand Training Resources

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Christmas Lessons Easter Lessons

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Other DiscipleLand Resources

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why IS DISCIpLEShIp IMpoRTaNT? Jesus’ preeminent passion, His earthly delight—was His twelve disciples. It is certainly true that He ministered to the masses, but Christ poured His life into His select band of followers. Jesus really loved His disciples—and they

“I have seen such improvement in our children, their enthusiasm for the Bible, bringing their Bibles and actually using them each week. The knowledge they have gleaned while using DiscipleLand is amazing.”

knew it! Effectively training the twelve—discipleship— was Christ’s sole weapon to win the world.

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ChILDREN’S DISCIpLEShIp Kids can develop into dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ— but too many never do! God has given parents primary responsibility for the spiritual training of their children. But they can feel overwhelmed with this responsibility, not knowing where to begin. So, parents often entrust this task to the Church. Jesus Christ commissioned the Church with only one task—“make disciples.” Disciplemaking is the most pivotal ministry that churches can provide. Churches must plan purposeful ministries to train parents and disciple children. The vitality of the next generation of Christians hinges on the Church’s willingness to do so. Children’s discipleship is the hope of the world.




how DoES BUILD DISCIpLES? here’s how DiscipleLand helps you equip kids to reach their peak potential as Jesus’ disciples. DiscipleLand’s family of resources forms a complete Children’s Discipleship System™ with five components:

DiscipleLand Preschool

launches children ages - to begin walking with God. Preschoolers establish a solid foundation through 200 different Bible stories.

DiscipleLand curriculum is undated—every resource is available at all times! With DiscipleLand, it’s easy to find a curriculum to fit your needs—from Sunday school to midweek, from children’s church to Bible clubs!

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DiscipleLand Kindergarten inspires kids ages -6 to follow amazing Bible heroes. Children grasp God’s plan and purpose as they overview the entire Bible.

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We Believe... The one, true God exists in the form of three distinct and equal persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

DiscipleLand Core Bible

The Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant message to all people. In His holy Word, God has revealed eternal truths that shall ever remain humankind’s final authority for all matters pertaining to life and faith.

challenges children in grades -6 to become victorious disciples. Kids are equipped for Christian service through 24 quarters of sequential Bible curriculum.

DiscipleTown

equips kids in grades -6 with essential discipleship skills. Children enjoy group learning in a creative Kids Church format.

Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived without sin, in perfect obedience to the Father. Christ performed great miracles and explained the kingdom of God, but was rejected by His people. He died on the cross for the sins of others, was buried, and rose victoriously to live forever. All people are sinful by nature and deed, yet can be forgiven by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All who genuinely trust Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and united with Him for eternity. The Holy Spirit is fully God. He convicts the world of sin, indwells believers, empowers Christians to live holy lives, and distributes spiritual gifts for the edification of the Body of Christ.

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Jesus Christ’s return is imminent. He will gather all who believe in Him and will establish His kingdom. All who reject Jesus Christ will endure eternal punishment in hell while those who place their faith in Christ will enjoy eternal life in heaven with Him. 


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OVERVIEW Preschool (ages 3-5) launches children to begin walking with God. TM

In the Old Testament sequence “Discover God” you will introduce your children to God’s greatness and plan. In the New Testament sequence “Discover Jesus” you will guide preschoolers to become Jesus’ friends.

• You will teach children a new Bible story each week for four years— more than 200 in all! • Easy-to-use Teacher Guides help you tailor each lesson to fit the needs of your children. We love ALL those Bible stories!

“I like DiscipleLand Preschool because it appeals to the ways children learn. A great variety of ideas are given in every lesson to reach children—no matter which learning style they favor. I love it and I get lots of positive comments from the parents.” —Mary McInteer, Director of Early Childhood Ministries, The Grove Community Church, Riverside, CA 10


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Discover God

Old Testament Building Blocks Introduce children to God’s greatness and plan.

Discover Jesus

New Testament Building Blocks Guide preschoolers to become Jesus’ friends.

Witness God’s power and pleasure as He creates the entire universe!

Celebrate the momentous event when God sends His special Son, Jesus, to join His people.

Observe the patriarchs of the faith who learn to trust God through challenges and opportunities.

Watch as Jesus calls together twelve special friends and teaches them to trust His Father.

Join Moses as he leads God’s people from captivity in Egypt to freedom at Mt. Sinai.

Worship Jesus as He performs magnificent miracles and serves people in need.

Follow the adventures of the men and women who conquer and settle the promised land.

Eagerly listen to Jesus’ messages and respond to His life-giving words.

See God shape leaders to shepherd His people through everyday situations and supernatural events.

Rejoice as Jesus dies to forgive sins and rises victoriously from the grave!

Share the experiences of anointed kings who lead God’s people wisely.

Join Jesus’ friends who see Him ascend to heaven and who receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Watch in amazement as prophets like Elijah and Elisha demonstrate God’s mighty power.

Discover Jesus’ love for people everywhere as early missionaries tell others about Jesus.

Celebrate God’s greatness in the Psalms and through the lives of devout prophets like Daniel and Jonah.

Experience Jesus’ indwelling power as Christians trust God to accomplish His great plan.

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New Testament, Quarter C: “Jesus Amazes Us” (Lesson 1)

Teacher Guide

Great Faith Lesson 1

SAMPLE LESSON: PRESCHOOL

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Big Idea Jesus rewards people who show faith in Him. Bible Passage Jesus Heals a Sick Servant—Matthew 8:5-13 Lesson Summary Faith is mysterious to many, but simple and natural to others. Faith is seeing what God is doing and joining into it. Faith is being connected to God and experiencing the great things He intends to do. The Roman centurion came to Jesus with a tangible need and a strong faith. As a military officer stationed in Galilee, he had evidently heard reports of Jesus’ healing power. Perhaps he investigated the dramatic things he had heard. Perhaps he personally listened to Jesus’ words and saw Him perform a miracle. Rather than dismiss the reports as “exaggerated” or “impossible,” he believed. Soldiers understand lines of authority. The centurion realized that Christ’s power came from a supernatural source. Jesus’ ability to perform miracles indicated His preeminence and authority. When a servant in the officer’s household was paralyzed and in great pain, this Gentile was willing to humble himself before a Jewish teacher and submit to His authority. The centurion boldly approached Jesus and asked Him to heal his servant. Preschoolers understand what it means to obey. They sense the security of submission and the safety of being under authority. They know that it can be rewarding to obey and dangerous to disobey. But more importantly, children

can learn great trust and experience peace as they submit to their parents, teachers, and to God. As they trust the authority of others, their faith can flourish.

Pray for Wisdom

Lord, thank You for being ever faithful and true. You are always worthy of my trust. It is a privilege to serve under Your authority. As I teach these children about faith, help them clearly understand that they can trust You. Give them opportunities to see Your mighty hand in their lives and to express their faith in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

SUPPLIES General Supplies

Bibles, Disciple Guides (pages 1-4), Lesson stickers Pencils, markers, crayons, puppets (optional) Paper, scissors, tape, glue

DISCIPLE TARGETS In this lesson, children will...

Welcome & Worship Time

Know (knowledge)

• PRETEND PLAY: dolls, toy doctor kit, stretch gauze

• A soldier showed faith that Jesus could heal his sick servant

FEEL (character)

• Eager to demonstrate their faith in Jesus

Bible Time

Teaching Picture—Great Faith • SNACK—any snack • WHEN I’M SICK: none

Disciple Time do (conduct)

• Show faith in Jesus by obeying their parents

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Teacher Guide Welcome &

Teacher—Welcome each child warmly. Encourage children to bring their offerings to the Lord.

Teacher—Bring your preschoolers to Jesus. Encourage them to apply Biblical truths in practical ways.

Learn By Doing—Pretend Play

Tell the Truth

Supplies: two or three dolls, toy doctor’s kit with thermometer, stethoscope, and blood pressure cuff, real bandaids, stretch gauze that sticks to itself (For alternate ideas to introduce this lesson, refer to the Additional “Learn By Doing” Activities on page 15.)

Open your Bible to the passage and place it on your lap. Show the Teaching Picture— Great Faith as you tell or read the story. (The Bible story is printed on page 12 and on the back of the Teaching Picture.)

Children can pretend to be doctors. They may wish to use the dolls as their patients or the children can take turns pretending to be sick. Talk about how they should listen and obey the doctor to help them feel better when they are sick.

The story, Great Faith, is based on Matthew 8:5-13. It captures the interest and attention of older preschool children. If you are teaching younger preschoolers, you may wish to use the shorter Summary/Review.

Sing With Joy

Move the children from the initial learning activity to the worship time with a favorite song. Select one below or use a preschool songbook or recording. • • • •

What a Mighty God We Serve (hymn) O-B-E-Y (Donut Man) Jesus Loves Me (traditional) God is So Good (traditional)

Lesson 1

Bible Time

Worship Time

Before you tell the story lead children in marching around the room singing the song “I’m in the Lord’s Army.” Bring them back to the story area and instruct them to salute each time they hear the word “soldier” in the story.

Disciple Guide—page 1

Place the appropriate stickers on the picture as you reinforce the Bible story.

Talk and Snack

Rehearse the Verse

Divide the Bible verse into phrases and invite the children to recite each phrase after you. Consider adding actions for key words or phrases. Lesson Memory Verse: Matthew 8:8 “Jesus, You can heal my servant!” Monthly Memory Verse: Mark 4:41 “The disciples were amazed. They said, ‘Even the winds and sea obey Jesus!’” Quarter Memory Verse: Matthew 14:33 “The disciples said, ‘You really are the Son of God!’” Verse Activity: Put the words of the verse to a familiar tune (such as Happy Birthday, Mary Had a Little Lamb, The Mulberry Bush, God is So Good).

Seek God’s Blessing

Talk with God about your time together with the children today, about the Bible story, and about any special needs. As you pray, use meaningful and simple words from your heart. The children will learn to pray by listening to you.

While you eat, talk about the Bible story. These questions will help you get started. • Why was the soldier looking for Jesus? • What did the soldier believe Jesus could do for his servant? • How did Jesus reward the soldier for his faith? • Who made the servant well again?

Play and Move

Pretend to be soldiers by marching around the room, standing at attention, and saluting. Play “Soldier Says” (“Simon Says”).

Disciple Guide—page 3

Ask the children to think about a time when they were sick and needed to see a doctor and take medicine. Have them draw a line from the doctor and mom to the child who is happy. They can also place a “smiley face” sticker (found on sticker page) next to the children who are obeying. Explain that when they are sick they need to obey doctors and parents. They are showing faith in God and He will help them get better.

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New Testament, Quarter C: “Jesus Amazes Us” (Lesson 1)

Teacher Guide Learn By Doing—When I’m Sick

(For alternate ideas to reinforce the Bible story, refer to the Additional “Learn By Doing” Activities on page 15.) Encourage children to sit in the circle and do the actions with you as you say the words: When my throat is sore and red, (put hand on neck) Lesson 1

SAMPLE LESSON: PRESCHOOL

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When my head hurts, it makes me sad. (put hand on forehead, look sad) My mother comes and cares for me. (hug self with hands on arms) Then I feel better, as you can see! (arms out, with a big smile)

To take away the cold I caught. (pretend to sneeze) And when I’m sick, I always pray, (fold hands and bow head) To ask God for His help that day. (keep hands folded) It’s good to know—and I’m glad to tell, (cup hand around mouth) God loves me when I’m sick or well! (point to God, then to self)

Pray for People

Ask God to help each child show genuine concern for people who are hurt. Thank God for His awesome healing power.

Sometimes the doctor gives me a shot. (point finger to arm)

Bible Story—Great Faith (based on Matthew 8:5-13)

One day, Jesus came to Capernaum, a town near the Sea of Galilee. A Roman soldier who loved God lived there. This soldier knew that Jesus was powerful and could do anything. The soldier was excited to find out that Jesus was in his town. The soldier’s servant was very sick. He was in great pain. He couldn’t even move. The soldier loved his servant and wanted to help him. He needed Jesus’ help—fast. The soldier looked all through the town for Jesus. He kept going until he finally found Jesus. “I need Your help, Jesus!” said the soldier. “My servant is very sick. He can’t even walk anymore.” The soldier was very worried. Jesus was with a crowd of people. Everyone else wanted to talk with Jesus, too! But Jesus knew the soldier needed Him. Jesus knew the soldier trusted Him. Jesus listened to the soldier. “Yes. I will come to your house,” Jesus said. “I will heal your servant.”

Jesus was amazed! This man had great faith. This man believed that Jesus could heal someone from far away. Jesus smiled and said, “You have great faith in God! Someday, you will come to My house in heaven. You will be welcome there because you trust Me! Now I will do everything you asked. Go home and see your servant.” The soldier thanked Jesus. Then he hurried all the way home. When the soldier went into the house, his servant was well! Jesus had healed him—just as He said! The soldier and his servant were so happy. They were glad to believe in Jesus. They were glad that Jesus would someday welcome them into His home in heaven!

Great Faith (Summary/Review)

A soldier went to find Jesus. “I need Your help!” he said. “My servant is very sick. He can’t even walk anymore.” Jesus told him, “I will come to your house. I will heal your servant.”

The people were surprised. “Would Jesus go inside a Roman soldier’s house?” they wondered. But Jesus was glad the soldier trusted Him. He was glad to help the soldier’s servant.

But the soldier said, “You are a great Man, Jesus. I am not worthy for You to come into my home. Just say ‘Go!’ and my servant will be well. You can heal my servant from right here.”

This soldier loved God very much. He had faith in Jesus’ power. The soldier said, “Jesus, You are a great Man. I am not worthy for You to come into my home.

Jesus was amazed! This soldier had great faith. He believed Jesus could do anything.

“I know you can do anything, Jesus,” the soldier said. “You don’t need to come to my house. You can heal my servant from right here. Just say ‘Go!’ and my servant’s sickness will be gone! I believe that You can heal my servant without even seeing him.”

When the soldier came home, his servant was well! Jesus had healed him. They were both glad to trust in Jesus.

“I will do what you ask,” Jesus said. “Go home and see.”

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Teacher Guide

Teacher—This special application story complements the Bible story. Select either the narrative or the puppet script on the following page.

Think and Share

After the Dee-Cy-Paul story, talk with your children using these or similar questions. • • • •

Why was Cy not in school? What did the doctor tell Cy to do? Did Cy want to obey? How did Paul and Dee help Cy?

Review the Bible Story

Read the Bible Story Summary/Review or creatively revisit the Bible story with drama, flannelgraph, or one of your own ideas.

Learn By Doing— Cough & Cold Pictures

Supplies: construction paper, markers, scissors, tissue, glue (For alternate ideas to reinforce the Bible story, refer to the Additional “Learn By Doing” Activities on page 15) See activity description on page 15. This activity will remind the children to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze to prevent germs from spreading and making others sick.

Pray for Life-Change

Thank God for healing people who are sick. Pray that the children will show faith in God by obeying their parents and doctor when they are sick.

Dee-Cy-Paul Story “Feeling Better” All day long, Paul knew that something was wrong. Where was Cy? What had happened? They were supposed to finish their craft project at school, but Cy hadn’t shown up for class! “Do you think he’s okay?” Paul asked Dee. “I hope Cy’s not sick!” “I don’t know,” said Dee. “Lots of kids at school have been getting sick lately.” “Hey, Dee,” said Paul. “I’ve got an idea! Let’s go over to Cy’s house later on and make sure he’s feeling okay!” After school, Dee and Paul walked over to his house. Paul knocked on the door. “Hello, Mrs. Yung,” he said. “Is Cy home?” “Yes, he is,” she said. “But I’m afraid he isn’t feeling very well. He got sick last night. I even had to take him to the doctor.” Paul gulped. Cy was sick! He wished there was something he could do. “Maybe we could just say ‘hi,’” he offered. Mrs. Yung thought for a moment. “Fine, please come in for a few minutes. But you have to promise not to go too close to Cy so you don’t get sick, too.” “We promise!” called Dee and Paul. They walked through the door and down the hallway to Cy’s room. He was propped up in bed, lying on two pillows. He didn’t look very happy. “Hey, guys,” he mumbled. “It’s me, Sick Cy. I hate being sick!” “Why?” asked Dee. “For one thing, the doctor told me I’m supposed to take all this medicine. But it tastes awful!” he said. “Well, have you been taking it?” asked Dee.

“That’s not all,” complained Cy. “I’m also supposed to lie here in bed all day long. It’s boring!” Dee shook her head. “It must be tough for you to stay in bed, Cy. You love to run around all the time. But if you don’t listen to your mom and doctor, you’re gonna get sicker! You’ll have to take even more medicine…”

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“And maybe stay in bed for a whole week!” said Paul. Cy thought for a minute. “Maybe you two are right. I wanna get better fast.” Cy called for his mom to bring the medicine. And then he whispered to his friends. “It’s tough to listen and obey when you’re sick. Being sick is the hardest thing in the world!” Dee and Paul agreed. Then Dee had an idea. “Hey, Cy, let’s pray that God helps you be patient and that He helps you get better,” she said. “And another way to show you trust Jesus is to obey your mom when you’re sick.” “Yeah, prayer would be great,” said Cy. Dee prayed for Cy. Just as she finished, Mrs. Yung arrived. Cy opened his mouth wide and made an awful face as he swallowed the medicine. “Oh, I almost forgot,” said Paul. “Here!” He pulled out the craft project from school and handed it to Cy’s mom. “You can work on this even in bed,” he said. “I’m really glad you two came,” said Mrs. Yung. “Thanks for helping Cy understand how important it is to take his medicine. I can tell you two really care about him. That makes me happy.” Paul and Dee smiled. “God cares about Cy even more than we do,” said Paul. “Even when he’s sick!” Mrs. Yung smiled and handed the craft project to Cy. And for the first time that day, Cy smiled, too.

Cy shook his head. “No way!” “You should!” said Paul. “When I was sick last year, I didn’t take my medicine either. I got worse instead of better! But when I finally took it, I got better fast.”

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Teacher Guide Dee-Cy-Paul Puppet Script “Feeling Better” DIRECTOR’S NOTES

The words in italics are notes for you and your puppeteers; they are not to be read aloud.

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You will need a thermometer and pajamas for Cy; a half-finished craft project for Paul.

INTRODUCTION

Dee: Well, Cy, are you ready for today’s story? Cy: [Offstage:] I don’t know. I don’t feel very good today. Dee: Perfect! Because in today’s story you are supposed to act sick! Cy: I won’t be acting. I am sick— Aaachoo! Paul: That was great, Cy! It almost sounded like a real sneeze! Great acting! Cy: I wasn’t acting. Dee: Well, then! Let’s get started!

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Paul: Hmm. I wonder where Cy is today? He was supposed to work on the craft project with me at school. Hmm. [Enter Dee.] Dee: Hey, Paul, have you seen Cy? Paul: Nope. Where do you think he is? You think he’s okay? I hope he isn’t sick or anything! Dee: I don’t know. Lots of kids at school have been getting sick lately! Paul: Hey, Dee, I’ve got an idea! Let’s go over to his house later on and make sure he’s feeling okay! Dee: [To audience:] So that day, after school, we asked our moms if it would be okay to visit Cy. They both said it would be fine. So, we walked over to his house… [Paul and Dee cross stage to where Cy has entered. He has a thermometer sticking from his mouth and is wearing pajamas.] Dee: Hey, Cy! You look sick.

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Cy: [In a nasally, congested voice; maybe sneezing and wheezy.] I feel sick— aaachoo! Be careful not to get too close, or you two will probably end up sick too! I hate being sick. Dee: Why? Cy: For one thing, the doctor told me I’m supposed to take all this medicine. But it tastes awful! Dee: Well, have you been taking it? Cy:[Shakes his head.] No way! Sometimes I pretend to, but when my mom’s not looking I spit it all out in the sink!

medicine. Then, we knew it was time to go. But before we left, Paul remembered one more thing. Paul: Oh, I almost forgot, Cy. Here! [Paul pulls out a half-finished craft project and hands it to Cy.] Paul: You can work on this in bed! Dee: Mrs. Yung thanked us for coming and led us to the door. She was very glad that we’d encouraged Cy to take his medicine. And when we left, Cy was hard at work on his craft project. All of us were feeling better, even Cy.

Paul: [Gasps.] You shouldn’t do that, Cy! She’s trying to help you get better. So is your doctor. Last year when I was sick I didn’t take my medicine. I got worse instead of better! But when I finally took it, I got better fast.

[Curtain.]

Cy: Well, that’s not all. I’m supposed to just lie here in bed all day long. It’s boring!

Cy: I wasn’t acting. I’m really sick. When can I go home to bed?

Dee: It must be tough for you to stay in bed, Cy. You love to run around all the time. But if you don’t listen to your mom and your doctor, you’re gonna get sicker! You’ll have to take even more medicine… Paul: And maybe stay in bed for a whole week! Cy: [Gives them a double take.] Hmm… Maybe you two are right. I sure wanna get better fast. [To offstage:] Mom! Bring in the medicine, please! I wanna take a whole spoonful! [To Paul and Dee:] It’s tough to listen and obey when you’re sick. Being sick is the hardest thing in the world! [Dee and Paul nod.] Dee: Hey, Cy, let’s pray that God helps you be patient and that He helps you get better. And another way to show you trust Jesus is to obey your mom when you’re sick. Cy: Yeah, prayer would be great. Dee: [To audience:] Just as we finished praying for Cy, Mrs. Yung arrived. Cy opened his mouth wide and made an awful face as he swallowed the (Permission granted to photocopy this page for additional puppeteers.)

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Paul: Good job, Cy! I know you really didn’t want to act in today’s story, but you did a great job.

Dee: One minute, Cy. First, we want to make sure all the boys and girls understand the story! Cy: I understand that I’m—[Sneezes directly at audience.]—aaachoo!— kinda sick… Paul: Be careful, Cy. You’re gonna get someone else sick. Now, even though you aren’t feeling too good today, it’s important to remember that faith in Jesus isn’t something we turn on and off. We need to show it all the time, even when we’re sick! Dee: That’s right isn’t it, Cy? Cy: Yup. You guys are right. Can I go home to bed now? Dee: What do you say, kids? Should we let Cy go now? [Encourage responses.] Cy: [Sneezes at audience again.] Aaachoo! Dee: Goodbye, everyone! Paul: And remember, Jesus rewards people who show their faith in Him. So, let your faith shine all the time, even when you’re not feeling great! See you next time! [Curtain.]


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Teacher Guide Additional

All three sections in this lesson include a suggested Learn By Doing activity. However, you may want to substitute one or more of the activities below to capture the specific interests and needs of your children. Select activities based on the ages of your children, their learning style pref preferences, and their developmental needs.

Coloring Page

Provide copies of the reproducible Bible story picture for this lesson (#1) for children to color. (See page 88 of this Teacher Guide.)

Cough & Cold Pictures (suggested Disciple Time activity)

Supplies: construction paper, markers, scissors, tissue, glue Before class, draw faces on construction paper with the mouths in the shape of a circle. Across the top write the word, “A-a-a-choo!” After giving each child one of these sheets, have them trace around one of their hands on another piece of paper and cut it out. For younger preschoolers, you may want to have hand shapes already cut out. Help the children glue the hand next to the mouth on the paper. Next, slide a tissue in between the hand and the mouth. The tissue should cover only the mouth. You may want to add a small amount of glue to keep the tissue in place. This activity will remind the children to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze to prevent germs from spreading and making others sick.

Singing Telegram

Supplies: tape recorder and blank cassette If you know someone who is sick, have the children record their voices on a cassette tape and send the tape as a get-well greeting. They can sing the following words to the tune of We Wish You a Merry Christmas or make up their own words to a favorite tune. We wish you a happy day. We wish you a happy day. We wish you a happy day. Get well real soon!

We Must Have Faith

Encourage the children to sit or stand in a circle and do the actions with you as you say the words. We’re looking for Jesus—a boy is sick. (hand above eyes as if searching) Is He there? No. (point and shake head “no”) Keep looking...(hand above eyes again) We must have faith! (loud) We must have faith! (louder) Hurry, we’re looking for Jesus—a boy is sick! (pat hands quickly on lap) Is He there? No. (point and shake head “no”) Keep looking...(hand above eyes) We must have faith! (loud) We must have faith! (louder) Hurry, hurry—we need to find Jesus! (pat hands quickly on lap) Is He there? Yes! (point and nod head “yes”) Jesus can heal the boy! (with relief, place hands over heart) We must have faith! (loud) We must have faith! (louder)

Get Well Card

Supplies: construction or colored copy paper, crayons or markers, old greeting cards, scissors, glue Before class, cut out pictures from old greeting cards. Fold construction

paper in half and write, “Get Well Soon” on the front. Give each child a piece of folded construction paper and allow them to decorate the inside as they wish with crayons, markers, and cut-out pictures.

A Soldier’s Great Faith

Encourage the children to sing and do the finger play with you. Sing to the tune of Where is Thumbkin?

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Where is Jesus? (right thumb in front) Where is Jesus? (move thumb around) Here I am. (bring left thumb from behind back to front) Here I am. (thumbs together) My servant boy is sick; (nod right thumb) I know that You can heal him. (keep nodding right thumb) It is done. It is done. (nod left thumb)

Taste Testing

(for older preschoolers) Supplies: paper plates, salted pretzels, apple slices, dill pickles, candy or anything else that would be salty, sweet and sour Be aware of any food allergies before doing this activity. Give children a chance to sample foods that taste different. Talk about foods they like and those they don’t like. Explain that even though some foods don’t taste as good as others, they may keep us healthy. Compare those foods to medicine they may have to take when they are sick. Even though some medicines don’t taste very good, it needs to be taken to help them feel better. See Learning Centers on pages 86-87 for ideas that can be used as additional “Learn By Doing” activities. 15

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Quarter A: “Amazing Old Testament Heroes” (Lesson 1)

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Calling All Heroes Lesson 1

SAMPLE LESSON: KINDERGARTEN

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Big Idea People need a special Hero to save them from sin. Bible Passage Genesis 1-3 Lesson Summary

In this first lesson, the world falls into desperate straits. God created paradise, but Adam and Eve chose the tree of knowledge over the tree of life. As a result, humanity needed a Hero to save it from destruction. In each lesson, a new Bible hero rises. Children will explore his or her life-story in light of one heroic quality. But the Hero who will redeem the world from sin must have not one, but all of these qualities. Each lesson points to God’s promised Hero, Jesus Christ. Allow your kids to become excited about heroes, even if it means an occasional tangent. Their excitement will help them understand Israel’s anticipation for God’s promised Messiah. Continue to point children ahead to Jesus, the only Hero who could truly save the world.

Bible Background

Genesis’ first three chapters establish four principles: 1) God made the universe; 2) Adam and Eve began the human race; 3) Adam and Eve sinned, causing the fall of humanity; 4) Someone descended from Adam would pay sin’s price for everyone, bringing salvation to all who believe in Him.

DISCIPLE TARGETS Knowledge

Jesus, who was to come and redeem the human race, was also there at the creation of the world (John 1:1-3). All things were created through Him and will eventually be restored by Him. God created a perfect world, but He allowed free choice—and Adam and Eve’s failure to obey God brought consequences. They listened to Satan, who spoke through the serpent (2 Corinthians 11:3,14). Still, God gave hope. His promise of a Savior came also to Abraham, Jacob, and then to the prophets.

Teacher Devotional

It took God six days to create the world and every living thing. It took seconds for Adam and Eve to toss His benevolence aside for a knowledge that included hard work and death. But God had a plan. He prepared a people to proclaim His name and to present His gift of salvation. We have become that people. As you prepare to take your kids through the Old Testament, fix your eyes on Jesus, the greatest gift of all! Dear God, open my eyes to see Your gifts. Guide me with Your love to do what is right before You. Thank You for the freedom to teach for You unashamed because of what Jesus Christ has done for me. In Jesus’ most precious name, amen.

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Teacher Guide Make

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Teacher—Decide where to place these elements into this lesson.

Opening Prayer

Ask children to fold their hands and shut their eyes for prayer. Pray that your kids will understand how sins mess up good things in life. Thank God for sending Jesus to forgive their sins. Close by thanking God for each child by name and for the opportunity to learn His Word together.

Memorize God’s Word Topic: Everyone Needs a Hero Reference: Romans 3:23

Memorization Activity: Have the children form a circle and then squat down. They will repeat the Bible verse after you. The entire group should repeat the memory verse a second time, but this time, they should pop up with each word and then squat back down. Go around the circle and ask each child to repeat one word of the memory verse after you. When a child says the word, he or she should pop up, say it, and then squat back down. Repeat several times.

Dee-Cy-Paul “Bookends,” Story, and Puppet Script

These special Dee-Cy-Paul application stories (found at the end of the lesson) reinforce the Bible lesson. Choose the “Bookends,” or the Story, or the Puppet Script based on your time and preference.

Interest Teacher—Choose one activity that will involve students and grab their attention.

Special Fingers (10-15 minutes)

This hands-on activity reveals how God made each person unique. Supplies: yardstick, scale, markers, yarn Have kids each trace one hand on a sheet of paper while you use a yardstick and scale to record everyone’s height and weight. On each paper, write a child’s height on the first finger and weight on the second. On the third finger, write his or her age. Then have children color the fourth fingers the same color as their eyes and the fifth the same color as their hair. Write their names in the palm of the hands. Let children know that God created them specially to serve Him. Finally, show them how to roll both ends so that they have a scroll to remind them how special they are to God. Tie the scroll with yarn.

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OR Medals (10 minutes)

This game reinforces that only Jesus can be the Hero people need. Supplies: 5” x 7” pieces of aluminum foil Have each child fold a 5” x 7” piece of aluminum foil into a hero’s medal. Then have children spread out around the room and strike action hero poses while holding their medals in their hands. Take one child’s medal from his or her hand and try to stick it to his or her shoulder. Once

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it falls to the floor, have that child yell, I’m not the hero! Then have all the children yell, We need a hero! Have the rest of the children strike another pose. Together with the first child, take medals from other kids and try to stick them on their shoulders. Again when the medals fall, have them yell, I’m not the hero! and have the group say, We need a hero! All those who had medals fall to the floor should try to stick medals on other children. Repeat until everyone’s medal has fallen to the floor. Tell your kids that Jesus is the only One whose medal would have “stuck.” He is the only One who can save people.

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Scripture Teacher—Teach the Bible lesson. Include Teaching Pictures and exercises from the student Disciple Guides.

Genesis 1-3

Open your Bible to Genesis 1. The Bible tells us there is a bad guy who fell from heaven. He used to be an angel. God is stronger than he is. God is smarter. The bad guy, Lucifer, wanted to be like God. When God said, “No,” Lucifer tried to fight Him. So God threw him out of heaven. We call Lucifer the devil now. Remember—the devil is not as big or as strong as God. Have kids repeat after you, “God is stronger.” God is so strong that He made light and darkness from nothing. He made the sky and the oceans. He made dry land with trees and flowers to decorate it. He made the sun to shine during the day, and the moon and stars to twinkle at night. He made fish, birds, and animals. Then God made Adam, the first man. He made everything. Have children repeat after you, “God made every everything good.” God took only six days to make the world. When God made Adam, He scooped up the ground and breathed life into it. God told Adam to take care of everything He had made in the garden. Have kids repeat after you, “God placed Adam in charge of the garden.” Adam realized that there was no one like him, and he was lonely. So God put Adam to sleep and created Eve. He took a rib from Adam’s side and made her. This made Adam happy. This made Eve happy. Most important, it made God happy. Have children repeat

after you, “God made Adam and Eve happy.” Show the Teaching Picture KA.1 of Adam and Eve in the garden. God had one rule. He told Adam and Eve that they could not eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge. Adam and Eve did not obey God. One day, when they were near the tree, the devil— disguised as a snake—said, “If you eat this fruit, you will know what God knows. You will know about right and wrong.” Have kids repeat, “God had one rule.” The fruit looked tasty to Eve. She listened to the snake and ate it. Then she gave the fruit to Adam and he ate it, too. The snake was right. They knew what was right and what was wrong. They knew they had disobeyed God. Have children repeat, “Adam and Eve disobeyed God.” They tried to hide from God—but no one can do that! God found them and asked, “What have you done?” Adam blamed Eve. Eve blamed the snake. This did not make God happy. That’s when the world changed. Adam and Eve had to leave the garden. Bad things could now happen, and the devil could try to hurt them. From then on, women would feel pain when they had babies. From then on, men would have to work hard to grow food to eat. They could never return to the garden. Show the Teaching Picture KA.2 of Adam and Eve leaving the garden. Have kids repeat, “Adam and Eve needed a Hero to save them.” God loved Adam and Eve so much that He forgave them. He promised that He would one day send a Hero to save them and their children. We’ll learn more about that Hero later, but His name is Jesus. Have children repeat, “Help us God. We need a Hero.”

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Read the story with the children the first time through. The second time, pause for them to “read” the illustrations. Repeat until they can read the story on their own. God made the sun, earth, plants, and animals. God made Adam and Eve. God told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the one tree. But Adam and Eve ate the fruit. This made Adam and Eve unhappy. God was unhappy unhappy, too.

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Help your children understand that they also need a hero, just like Adam and Eve did.

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Teacher Guide

Action Teacher—Choose one activity that will encourage learners to apply the Bible truth to their lives.

Doing the Impossible (5 minutes)

This movement-based activity shows the type of hero that God promised. Have your children take a superhero test. Line them all against the wall. Ask them first to act out and then to actually do each of the following things: • • • • • •

Fly across the room. Shoot fire out of your hand. Jump up and touch the ceiling. Stand in place but stretch your body across the room. Throw icicles out your ears. Turn invisible.

Once the children have failed to really do these things, explain that they can imagine these things happening, but no one can do them for real. Only God can do the impossible. To forgive our sins, God sent a Hero who had godly characteristics but who was also human. Adam and Eve were human, but they could not do the impossible like God could. They were not the heroes that God had promised.

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Ripped Apart (15-20 minutes)

This group project illustrates sin’s influence on our relationship with God. Supplies: butcher paper, markers or crayons, clear packing tape Lay a piece of butcher paper on the floor. On one half of the paper, have children draw stick figures of themselves, Adam and Eve, friends, and family. Leave the other half of the butcher paper white to represent God. Write “God” on the blank side and “People” on the side with the children’s pictures. When the kids have finished coloring, ask for four volunteers—two to hold up each end of the butcher paper and two to hold the paper along the top. You should hold the butcher paper in the center.

What did people need? Encourage them to answer that people needed a hero. Get your tape. Have kids put the butcher paper on the floor so the torn sheets line up together. God said that He would send a Hero. Place tape across the tear. This Hero had to mend the tear between people and God. Have your volunteers hold up the butcher paper again. Only a Hero could bring people back to God.

Hero Song

See page 8 and teach your children the first two stanzas of this song, sung to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.”

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Inspire

Closing Prayer

Have children each hold up a hand. They can point to their thumbs and say, “I will;” their second fingers and say, “Say thank you;” their third fingers, “Say I’m sorry;” their fourth fingers, “Ask for things;” and their fifth fingers to shout, “Praise God. Amen.” Point to your second finger for children to quietly thank God for something. Thank You for this class. Point to your third finger for children to quietly confess their sins. Forgive us for doing the things we do wrong. Point to your fourth finger for children to quietly ask God for help. Please help us understand we need a Hero. Point to your fifth finger for children to shout, “Praise God. Amen.”

Closing Words

As your children gather their belongings to leave, remind them to show their parents their papers from class. Tell them to keep their eyes out for Jesus, the Hero who can save the world from sin. Next time, we’ll meet a man who never died. We will learn about righteousness, a big word which just means doing what is right. See you then!

Disciple Guide—page 4

Encourage children to take this page home and work through it with their parents.

God loved talking and being with people. But then Eve took the fruit from the only tree that God had forbidden. Slowly begin to tear the center of the sheet. She ate it and so did Adam. Finish tearing the sheet of paper. They could no longer be with God. Draw attention to the rip in the paper between God and people. Have additional volunteers hold each of the torn ends. 13

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Quarter A: “Amazing Old Testament Heroes” (Lesson 1)

Teacher Guide Dee-Cy-Paul Story “Broken House Rules”

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Lesson 1

SAMPLE LESSON: KINDERGARTEN

KINDERGARTEN | sample lesson

Dee tied a cape around her neck. “Daring Dee to the rescue!” She took off running around the living room. This was fun.

Teacher—These special Dee-CyPaul application stories reinforce the Bible lesson. Choose the “Bookends,” or the Story, or the Puppet Script based on your time and preference.

Cy put on his invisible flying sneakers and ran in the opposite direction yelling, “Super Cy is here!”

Dee-Cy-Paul “Bookends”

Introduction (5 minutes) Use this “ hook” to introduce the lesson. Dee and Cy were so excited to play superheroes that they forgot the house rule: “No running in the living room.” Unfortunately, they only remembered it after they knocked over a big plant that crashed to the floor. Dee and Cy broke a house rule, and now something much bigger was destroyed.

Daring Dee stopped beside a plant. “The Bible says God created all the plants. I’ll use my light power to help this one grow!” She held her hand out to the plant. “Daring Dee to the rescue!” She did a high kick in the air. No one could stop her. Cy paused at the television set. “Your mom and dad don’t want us watching TV today. I’ll zap it with my lightning breath so it won’t come on!” Cy opened his mouth and made blowing sounds. With a quick jump to his left, he ran past Dee saying, “Super Cy is here!”

Conclusion (5 minutes) If you used the introduction to begin your lesson, use this to conclude.

Dee sped after Super Cy. “Let’s go outside and play superheroes in the back.”

When Mr. Morgan came to the living room, Dee blamed the mess on Cy, and Cy blamed it on Dee. After Dee’s father explained how much Adam and Eve lost when they broke God’s rule and wouldn’t tell the truth, the children admitted what they did wrong. Although it took Jesus, the eternal Hero, to fix Adam and Eve’s problem, Mr. Morgan put the two superheroes to work to clean the mess and save the plant. The next time you think about breaking a rule, consider what else could be broken and might need a superhero to fix.

Cy tried to run backwards but bumped into Dee as he said, “What did you say?” They fell to the wood floor, and Dee’s cape became tangled in Cy’s arms. “I said we should go outside.” Dee pulled her cape loose and stood up. “No, it’s too hot.” Cy rubbed his arm. “I’m having fun here.” Dee shook her head and held out a hand to him. “It’s my house, and I say we go outside, Silly Cy.” When Cy glared at her, Dee yanked him to his feet so fast that they both stepped backwards and hit the big plant. The pot fell over and broke. The plant flew out. Dirt was all over the rug. “Oh, no!” Dee cried, putting a hand over her mouth. Dee’s father entered the room. “What’s going on in here?” The children hurried to their feet. “I was Daring Dee,” began Dee.

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“And I was Super Cy,” added Cy, looking at Dee “but Dee yanked my arm.” “Because Cy ran backwards and made me bump into him.” Dee put her hands on her hips. “Were you running in the house?” asked her father. Dee and Cy lowered their eyes. “Yes,” they said together. Mr. Morgan shook his head. “You disobeyed our house rule, just like Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s garden rule. Instead of admitting they were wrong, though, Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed a serpent. When they disobeyed and shifted the blame, something much bigger than a pot was broken.” Mr. Morgan continued, “When you disobey, things get hurt, like this plant did. Now, what happened?” Dee took a step forward. “I pulled Cy too hard, and we knocked the plant over. Will it die?” She felt awful. “It was my fault too, Mr. Morgan. I’m sorry.” Cy moved to Dee’s side. “God fixed Adam and Eve’s problem with Jesus. Can we fix this one with anything? Will the plant die?” “It will be fine, if you two superheroes help,” said Mr. Morgan. “Dee, why don’t you get the vacuum while I pick up and get a new pot. Cy, go ask your mother if we can borrow some of her potting soil.” “This is a job for a superhero.” Cy took a quick step to start running and then stopped, not wanting to break the house rule again. He walked to the front door. Dee looked out the window and saw him run only after closing the door behind him. Through the open window, Dee yelled, “Vacuum Girl to the rescue!”


KINDERGARTEN | sample lesson

Teacher Guide Dee-Cy-Paul Puppet Script “Broken House Rules” The words in italics are notes for you and your puppeteers; they are not to be read aloud. You will need capes for Dee and Cy and a baseball cap for Paul. A potted houseplant should sit at one side of the stage and a picture of a television set should sit at the other side of the stage.

Dee: [Follows Cy.] Let’s go outside and play superheroes in the back.

Dee: [Steps forward.] I pulled Cy and we knocked the plant over.

[Cy stops and Dee bumps into him.]

Cy: [Moves to Dee’s side.] It was my fault too, Mr. Morgan. I’m sorry.

Cy: What? [Dee and Cy fall down.] Dee: We should go outside. [Standing up.]

Paul: What do you think we should do about this?

Cy: No, it’s too hot. Let’s stay in.

Cy: God fixed Adam and Eve’s problem with Jesus. Can we fix this with anything?

INTRODUCTION

Dee: Well, it’s my house and I say we go outside, Silly Cy.

Paul: We can if you two superheroes are ready to help. Dee and Cy: We are.

[Allow time for audience response.] Cy: I did, and I blamed it on Dee.

[Dee yanks Cy to his feet, but she is offbalance. Dee and Cy fall against the plant, which crashes to the ground offstage. Paul enters as Mr. Morgan.]

Paul: You didn’t.

Paul: What’s going on in here?

Dee: He did, but I broke it, too, and blamed it on Cy.

[Dee and Cy quickly stand up.]

Dee: Hey kids, have any of you ever broken a rule?

Paul: You didn’t. Cy: She did. Paul: I’ve got to see this. Cy: Paul, if you’ll play Dee’s father, we’ll show the kids exactly what happened. Paul: Just call me Mr. Morgan. [Exit Dee, Cy, and Paul.]

SCRIPT

[Enter Dee and Cy with capes tied around their necks.] Dee: Daring Dee to the rescue! [Runs back and forth across the stage.] Cy: Super Cy is here! [Runs back and forth in the opposite direction so he keeps passing Dee. ] Dee: [Stops at the plant.] The Bible says God created all the plants. I’ll use my light power to help this one grow. [Holds out her hand to the plant.] Daring Dee to the rescue! Cy: [Stops next to the TV.] Your mom and dad don’t want us watching TV today. I’ll zap it with my lightning breath so it won’t come on! [Jumps to his left and then runs past Dee.] Super Cy is here!

Dee: I was Daring Dee— Cy: [Looks at Dee.] I was Super Cy, and Dee yanked my arm. Dee: Well, Cy ran backwards and made me bump into him. Paul: [Holds up his hands.] Were you both running in the house?

Paul: Dee, why don’t you get the vacuum while I pick up and get a new pot. Dee: [Exits.] Vacuum Girl to the rescue! Paul: Cy, go ask your mother if I can borrow some of her potting soil. Cy: This is a job for a superhero. [Taking a step as if to run and then stops.] I’ll wait to run until I’m outside. [Exits. The sound of a door shutting.] Soil Cy is here! [Curtain.]

[Dee and Cy look at each other and then look down.]

APPLICATION

Dee and Cy: Yes.

Dee: Cy and I hurt the plant when we disobeyed my family’s house rules.

Paul: This reminds me of Adam and Eve. They disobeyed God’s rules in the garden just like you disobeyed our rules. Dee: I’ll bet they were allowed to run in the garden. Paul: Instead of admitting they were wrong, Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed a serpent. [Cy and Dee look at each other again.] When they disobeyed and shifted the blame, something much bigger than a pot was broken. Cy: They were told to leave the garden.

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES

[Enter Dee, Cy, and Paul.]

Cy: Adam and Eve had to leave their garden when they disobeyed God’s rules. Paul: I think the moral is obvious. Dee: Obey the rules. Paul: God’s rules and your parents’ rules. Cy: Or you’re going to need a superhero to fix the problem! [Exit Dee, Cy, and Paul. Curtain.]

Paul: When you disobey, things get hurt, like this plant did. Now which of you is going to tell me what happened?”

(Permission granted to photocopy this page for additional puppeteers.)

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ANATOMY OF A LESSON For the Teacher

Your kids are beginning the exciting journey of discover discovering God’s greatness! This quarter they will learn about who God is as they find out what family life was like in Old Testament times. Your children will see that God created families to love and care for each other. They will be awed to know that God is the Creator of everything that exists. The family, originally created by God, is still a central element in our culture, and many family roles remain the same. Remember, however, that your definition of family might be unlike families of the children in your class. Today’s culture includes a broad spectrum of family types—single parent, blended families, and families with foster children.

Bible Background

In Old Testament times, families were vitally important. Hebrew fathers ruled the home, and their primary responsibilities included providing for the physical needs and spiritual training of their wives and children. Mothers nurtured the children and kept the household going—cooking, providing clothing, and often handling tasks outside the home such as caring for animals, working the fields, and trading for income. Boys learned from their fathers to study and work hard at a trade. Girls learned to weave, bake, and care for younger siblings.

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Check out the activities and downloads on pages 94-96 of this Teacher Guide!

Opening Prayer Lesson 1

Big Idea God created families to love and care for each other. Bible Passage The First Family—Genesis 2:4-24 Discover God He Is the Creator Lesson Summary

Disciples Teacher—Decide where to place these elements into this lesson.

Lesson 1

This section is all for you, the teacher, to begin preparing for the lesson. It will bring your focus to the lesson’s main points and arm you with information and inspiration as you prepare. It includes a summary of the lesson, additional background information, and a devotional.

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See page 90 for more information on WorldWatch.

From the very beginning, God intended the family to be the place for His people to learn about Him. In Deuteronomy, God instructed parents to teach His Word to their children at every opportunity (Deuteronomy 11:19-20).

Teacher Devotional

Thank God for your family. These unique individuals are part of God’s design for you. Have you thought about others around you who are like family to you? Consider your church family, co-workers, or neighbors. Do they function like family by supporting you, encouraging you, and celebrating with you? How do you contribute to their lives as a family member? This week, allow God to bless you with an awareness and appreciation of the wider family He’s provided. Lord, as we begin this quarter, grant me wisdom to lead the children in knowing You as their Lord and the creator of their family. Thank You for allowing me the opportunity to influence each of these young disciples of Yours. Give me insight into their lives and concerns so I can show love to them, as You’ve shown love to me. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Tap. Tap. Tap. The year is 1776. A teenager sits at his bench in a cobbler’s shop fixing peoples’ boots. He coughs just a little because it is springtime. Young William Carey works hard for the cobbler. All the while, he spends every free minute with his books. Reading. Reading. Reading. William Carey never stops looking for new facts about his homeland England—and about the whole world. William’s favorite book was written the about famous explorer, Captain Cook. William makes a big world map and puts it on the wall behind his cobbler bench. On the map he writes facts about the places Captain Cook has visited. What do you suppose God is preparing William Carey for?

Bonus Resources

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Topic: The Family Reference: Genesis 2:18

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Memorization Activity: Read the verse from your favorite translation of the Bible and explain any difficult words or phrases. Bring out your Shepherd’s Bag (see page 95 for

ConduCt (actions) God for creating each D • Thank member in their family. each member in their O • Value family.

DISCIPLESHIP TIP

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Some children may not have their own Bibles, or may forget to bring them to class. Be prepared each week with several extras and distribute them joyfully. It is a special privilege to put God’s Word into their hands.

respect to parents, teachers, and others in authority.

with distinct differences.

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Scripture Teacher—Teach the Bible lesson. Include Teaching Pictures and exercises from the student Disciple Guides.

Genesis 2:4-24 Lesson 1

This section includes portions of the lesson to include wherever they work best for your teaching style and classroom situation. An opening prayer and Scripture memory verse (KeyVerse) with an accompanying memorization activity are always included.

Bite-sized ideas to make your teaching more successful and effective.

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Open your Bible to Genesis 2:4-24. Today we are going to talk about families. What activities do families participate in? (Eat, sleep, play games, work in the house and yard, go places, take care of each other, etc.) Families are God’s own idea. The book of Genesis tells us God made the very first family thousands of years ago. We call God “Creator” because He made everything.

God saved the best thing for last. Do you like to save the best for last? Encourage responses. The last thing God created was people. He did that in a really amazing way. Does anyone know how God made the first man? Pass the jar of dirt around so everyone gets to see it and touch it. What’s in that jar? You’re right, it’s dirt. The Bible says that God made the first person with dust from the ground! God just took a bit of dirt from the ground and shaped a man. He breathed His own breath into it, (pretend to scoop up a handful of dirt from the floor in front of you and exhale into your cupped hand) and instantly it became a living person! God named this man, Adam. God said Adam was the best thing He had created. Draw a simple picture of Adam. Then God did one more incredible thing. God saw that Adam was alone. He knew that being alone was not good. So do you know what God did? Encourage responses. Right! God made a woman. But He did it differently this time. God made Adam go to sleep. Then God took one of Adam’s bones from this part of his body. Point to your rib area. It didn’t hurt because Adam was sleeping very deeply. From that bone, God made the first woman.

WorldWatch

Discipleship Tip

Supplies: jar of dry, powdery dirt, a dry erase or chalkboard with colored writing tools

After God had designed the earth and all the stars and planets, He made the sun and moon to give us light. Draw on the board a simple landscape and sun. Then God created plants, animals, birds, and fish. How do you think God made each of those things? While students respond, draw trees and animals. He just said the words and each thing was made. Wow!

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Provide your children with a solid foundation for understanding and participating in world missions.

God is Creator He made the universe. (move hands in circle to form globe)

Access free downloads for this lesson at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “ family”). • Contemporary Dee Cy Paul Chip (Discipleship) story • Puppet script and lesson “bookends” • More activity ideas • Activity templates and downloads • Explore Scripture teacher notecards

SUPPLIES General Supplies

Bibles, Disciple Guides (pages 1-4) Pencils, markers, crayons Paper, notecards, scissors, tape, glue

Make Disciples

Shepherd’s Bag, linked paper dolls

Spark Interest

•FAMILY LIKENESSES: no additional supplies •HUMAN CHAIRS: none

Explore Scripture

Jar of dry, powdery dirt Teaching Picture 1A.1—Adam and Eve in the garden Teaching Picture 1A.2—Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel

Inspire Action

•TOSS AN IDEA: beanbag, CD player, fun music •SHEPHERD AND SHEEP: none

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A list of the key Bible truths and response goals for your children. By the end of each lesson, students should know, feel, and be able to do each listed item.

Download the entire recitation at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “family”). See page 94 in this Teacher Guide for more information. For this first lesson, consider reciting the entire piece while children read or follow along. Teach the children the following: Teacher: What is God like? Children: God is the greatest!

KeyVerse

DISCIPLE TARGETS

God Is the Greatest

Missionary Biography 1 of 12—William Carey—Beginnings Missionary stories can have a profound impact on children. Take 1-2 minutes to read this brief narrative. Download discussion questions at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “ family”).

Missions Education—God’s Great Family To add this component to the lesson, download the teacher script at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “family”).

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Thank God that each child could come, and that each has a loving family. Praise God for being the Creator of all things.

making a Shepherd’s Bag) and let the children guess what’s inside (paper dolls). Explain that each week when they are learning a new Bible verse, you’ll have something that reminds them of the verse. Bring out the paper dolls and read the verse again. Practice saying it two or three words at a time, with the children repeating after you.

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Draw Eve. Show the Teaching Picture 1A.1 of Adam and Eve. Adam named her Eve, and he was so excited because now he had someone to keep him company. Together Adam and Eve were the beginning of the first family ever. Later they had many children. They named their first two boys Cain and Abel. Draw Cain and Abel. Show the Teaching Picture 1A.2 of Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel. How is this first family God made like the family God gave you? Call on children to answer (they had a mom and dad, there were brothers, they lived together). How was this family different from yours? (They lived in a garden, they were the first people ever made, God made Adam and Eve directly.) God created all our families, but families aren’t perfect, are they? Take moment to talk about different kinds of families. Reinforce that all families are gifts from God. Our families have good times and bad times. We should be sorry when we sin and hurt our family, because we

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | anatomy of a lesson

The Heart of the Lesson

These three sections embrace the Bible truths and bring your students into the Bible itself. This is where they will develop the Bible knowledge, Christlike character, and faithful conduct that will transform them into dynamic disciples of Jesus. Give highest priority to these sections when planning the lesson.

Spark Interest Choose one activity that will involve students and grab their attention. Each activity will appeal to different learning styles and preferences. More activities are available online at DiscipleLand.com/downloads

Human Chairs (10 minutes)

Teacher—Choose one activity that will involve students and grab their attention.

Family Likenesses (10-15 minutes)

This drawing and sharing activity encourages students to introduce their families. Supplies: paper, markers, crayons Before class begins, draw a very simple picture of your family members. Show this to the class. Let children draw a simple picture of the people who are part of their families—moms, dads, siblings, and any others. When they are finished, invite the children to sit with you in a circle on the floor. Put the pictures face down in the center of the group. With a large class, break into two or more groups and have kids share their pictures within their small group.

This movement-based activity models how families help each other. Have your students work in teams of three. Two children will cross arms and hold each other’s hands to create a chair for the third person to sit in. Then switch so that everyone on the team has a chance to sit in the human chair. Conclude by explaining, God made families to support and help each other. Sometimes you are the one helping and sometimes you are the one needing help.

Lesson 1

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Explore Scripture Teach the Bible lesson with these interactive segments. Give children the foundation of Bible knowledge that will help them grow in the coming years. Include the exercises from the Disciple Guides. Download Bible passage outlines at DiscipleLand.com/downloads

Disciple Guide—page 1

Explain the meaning of “Creator” as children work to find the hidden letters. Complete this page at the beginning of class, or after a Spark Interest activity.

Each of us will take turns taking the top picture and showing it to the class. If you think you know whose picture it is, raise your hand. If I call on you, tell us your guess. If your picture is being held up, don’t say anything.

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Let kids take turns choosing a picture from the pile and showing it to the group. Call on those who raise their hands, one by one, to guess who drew that picture. After correctly identifying who drew the picture, have the artist stand up, hold the picture, and tell who’s in it. Continue through all the pictures.

Inspire Action

Choose one activity that will encourage your children to apply the Bible truth to their lives. Again, each activity will appeal to different learning styles and preferences. More activities are available online at DiscipleLand.com/downloads

God, the Creator, made all our families. Some of us have big families, and some of us have smaller ones. Some of us have people from our family who live away from our own houses. No matter who’s in our family, our families are all alike in some ways. Note: This activity works well as a take home project—allow children to enhance or draw more elaborate pictures of their family. Once they bring the pictures back, hang them up to decorate your classroom.

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As children circle the people in the picture who are like their family, discuss different roles of family members. Complete the HeartBeat.

Pray, thanking God for creating families. Then in a sentence express a specific way you’ll love your family this week. Allow the children a short time to pray silently. End with thanksgiving and praise to God for being the Creator and making everything.

Toss an Idea (10 minutes)

This game prompts children to think of how they’ ll show love at home this week. Supplies: ball or beanbag, CD player, fun music Let’s play a game that shows ways you love and take care of people in your family. Have the children spread out, an arm’s length apart, in a wide circle. Explain the game. First you need to think of ways you can show you love and care about the people in your own family. Allow a moment for the kids to think. When I turn on the music, we’re going to toss this ball gently. As soon as it comes to you and you catch it, you may toss it to someone else. You may not hold onto it. Gently toss the ball to someone who has not yet had it. When the music stops, ask the person holding the ball to tell one way he or she can show love and care for someone in his or her family. As soon as the music starts, toss the ball again. Keep it moving! Turn the music on and off intermittently. Aim for each child to have at least one chance to share an idea. Encourage kids to avoid repeating an idea already given. You had some great ideas on how to show love and care to people in your family. God, who created our families, is always pleased when we show love to others.

When you leave today, show your parents your Disciple Guides because part of it’s for them! What part of your family do you think we’ll find out about next time? These people were part of Bible-times families a long time ago, and are still really important. Call on volunteers to respond. See you next time when we learn about Bible-times parents!

During this quarter, your children will learn manner skills that will help them respect others. Be sure to explain any difficult words and concepts they may encounter. Respect—Make sure children understand the meaning of respect, and encourage them to practice this week.

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Dee-Cy-Paul Live! Dee learns something new about her family.

Your children will enjoy these carefully designed, full-color activity sheets. Every page is presented in the Teacher Guide in full color and with an answer key for your convenience.

KeyVerse Memorize Genesis 2:18. HymnNotes Learn “For the Beauty of the Earth.”



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Clothespin Dolls (15 minutes) This craft allows children to dramatize family interactions. Supplies: old fashioned clothespins (without metal springs), fabric scraps, ribbon or yarn, scissors, glue, markers.

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What is Respect?

Disciple Guide— page 4

Respect means showing honor and appreciation.

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Make a sample doll ahead of time to show students. Help kids create simple wrapped clothing and headwear or hair for a clothespin person. They can tie or glue fabric, yarn and ribbon to the clothespin and draw a simple face with marker. Show children how their clothespin folks can interact as family members to show love and care. Challenge them to show respect in as many ways as they can think of.

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Action Teacher—Choose one activity that will encourage learners to apply the Bible truth to their lives.

Lesson 1

Disciple Guide—page 2

Closing Prayer

Lesson 1

God created Adam and Eve’s family, and He created your family, too. He wants families to love each other and take care of one another. What are some ways you can show your families that you love them?

Disciple Guides

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 overview

LEVEL 1

Discovering God’s

Greatness The Lord’s Character and Qualities

This year, your children ages 6-8 will acknowledge God—as Lord of heaven and earth. Kids will experience God’s view of family, work, worship, and community. Join a Bible-times family and discover what living in God’s world was like 2,000 years ago! Every quarter includes 12 Bible lessons (plus one review lesson). Level One uses topical Bible stories to teach about Bible-times life and God’s character and qualities. We recommend beginning with Quarter A, although you can use DiscipleLand resources in any order.

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Family Life With God

Children will encounter 12 truths about the God who loves and cares for families. Kids will wear Bible-times clothes, eat ancient food, attend a synagogue school, and learn how faith in the Lord and daily activities together united Bible-times families.

At Work With God

Children will discover 12 truths about the God who values hard work. They will observe Bible-times people who used their skills to serve the Lord and other people. Kids will learn good work habits and attitudes as they plant tender seeds, mold soft clay, and practice many Bible-times occupations.

At Worship With God

Children will learn 12 truths about the magnificent God they worship. They will come to know, love, and serve God as they join Bible-times feasts, festivals, and worship practices. Kids will discover how faith in God drew Bible families together and influenced daily living.

Village Life With God

Children will grasp 12 truths about the God who cares for all people. They will become a close-knit community—experiencing a Bible-times marketplace, travel, healthcare, and wedding! Kids’ hearts, minds, and spirits will be united in fellowship with the Lord and with each other.

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 sample lesson

Bible-times homes were very simple. Typical houses had only one room where the whole family ate, slept, and spent time. Cooking fires made the air stuffy. In winter, many people moved sheep or goats into the house. Most homes were made of mud with brushwood roofs. Furniture was sparse, and beds were mats on the floor.

Still, homes were a refuge from the dangers of wild beasts and of other people. Some people added living space on their flat roofs, which is where the Shunammite woman made a room for Elisha. Children will see how important it was for Elisha to have a place to stay in his travels, and that God is always a “safe place” when they feel troubled. They will be inspired to use their homes to serve others, just like the woman from Shunem.

Bible Background

Shunem was north of Jerusalem, a bit south of the Sea of Galilee. The Bible tells us that Elisha, God’s prophet and Elijah’s successor, traveled through this town somewhat regularly. Travel at that time was never easy and could hold dangers. Besides the harshness of the elements, thieves and brigands could waylay a traveler. Elisha traveled with his servant, Gehazi. The childless woman in the passage rec-

DISCIPLE TARGETS

ognized Elisha as a man of God. She desired to show him hospitality by providing a room for him to use whenever he was in the area. Elisha’s gratitude shows the magnitude of what this woman did for him. Elisha promised the woman would have a son, whom he later brought back to life after the boy died from an illness.

Teacher Devotional

Have you ever locked yourself out of your house or car? Argh! It’s so frustrating. In contrast, being handed the key to your first home—whether it’s the first apartment you rented or the first house you bought—produces a sense of exhilaration and pleasure. Thank God for the home He has provided you today. One of your tasks as a teacher is to offer a refuge for your students—a safe place where they can come to know God. What a privilege! My Lord and Father, the place we call “ home” is just a temporary resting place. Our true home is in heaven, and we’ ll enjoy it forever as we worship You. Increase my desire to help my students find refuge in You and establish their heavenly home by acknowledging Jesus as their Savior. Equip me and prepare me for that job this week. In Christ’s name, amen.

In this lesson, your children will...

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Lesson 8

Big Idea The home is God’s safe place for children to learn and grow. Bible Passage Elisha’s Special Room—2 Kings 4:8-37 Discover God He Is a Refuge Lesson Summary

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 1

Homes

Quarter A: “Family Life with God” (Lesson 8)

Teacher Guide

(2 Kings 4:8)

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Teacher Guide KeyVerse

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Topic: Homes Reference: Joshua 24:15c

Disciples Teacher—Decide where to place these elements into this lesson.

Opening Prayer

Thank God that each of the children has a home, which God has provided. Thank Him for being a safe place that we can go to in times of trouble.

WorldWatch Lesson 8

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 1

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 sample lesson

Missionary Biography 8 of 12—William Carey—Troubles and Joy Missionary stories can have a profound impact on children. Take 1-2 minutes to read this brief narrative. Download discussion questions at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “ family”). Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. William Carey is 46 years old. He thinks back over the last fourteen years in India. He remembers how the missionaries gladly welcome the first two Indian Christians. They all sit down and eat a meal together. This makes their Hindu neighbors very angry. They have broken the strict Hindu religious laws. Still William is very happy. He baptizes Krishna Pal and his own son in the Hooghly River. Two months later the Bengali New Testament rolls off the press. Now, growing numbers of new Christians can read the Bible in their own language. William continues to translate Scripture and to teach and preach. As time goes by, his wife, Dorothy, becomes weaker and weaker. Finally, Dorothy dies seven years after the first Indian Christian is baptized. William grieves for Dorothy. He remembers the challenges she faced in India. Yet, he thanks God for giving her to be his wife and the mother of their children. Missions Education—God’s Great Family To add this component to the lesson, download the teacher script at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “family”).

God Is the Greatest!

Download the entire recitation at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “family”). Build from the previous lessons and teach children the following: God is our Refuge He shelters us from harm. (cover head with arms to form shelter)

Bonus Resources

Access free downloads for this lesson at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “ family”). • Contemporary Dee Cy Paul Chip (Discipleship) story • More activity ideas

SUPPLIES General Supplies

Bibles, Disciple Guides (pages 29-32) Pencils, markers, crayons Paper, scissors, tape, glue

Make Disciples

Shepherd’s Bag, small toy house

Spark Interest

•BIBLE-TIMES HOMES: camping tent or sheet •HOUSES, HUTS, & HOSTELS: no additional supplies

DISCIPLESHIP TIP

Explore Scripture

Know your kids—especially in regard to health concerns. Ask parents to fill out an information card to be kept on file. Make personal contact with parents via phone to show them you are concerned for the whole child. You’ll learn about chronic illnesses, learning problems, or food allergies that would have caught you unawares. Be prepared and cautious, so you can keep all your children safe and healthy.

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Memorization Activity: Write the memory verse on the board and have children say it with you. Bring out your Shepherd’s Bag and have children guess what’s inside (small toy house). Bring out the small toy house. Connect the Bible memory time to the idea of God as a refuge by playing freeze tag. Make a “safe” zone where children can pause during play. Whoever is “It” tags a child. The teacher calls out “freeze!” and everyone freezes. The tagged child will say the reference and verse on the board, and that child becomes “It.” Explain that God can be like the “safe” zone. He protects us when things get scary.

Blanket, chair, small table, candle or oil lamp Teaching Picture 1A.15—Elisha’s room Teaching Picture 1A.16—Elisha Heals Boy

Inspire Action

•DOOR DECOR: butcher paper, crepe paper strips, big bows, other art supplies •DOOR NUMBER ONE: large cardboard box, various small prizes, various small gag prizes

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 sample lesson

Teacher Guide “Home Sweet Home” Snack (10 minutes)

Interest Teacher—Choose one activity that will involve students and grab their attention.

Bible-Times Homes (10 minutes)

This discussion activity compares homes of today with those in Bible times. Supplies: camping tent or large sheet Before class, set up a large camping tent or rig a sheet to make a tent—large enough for the whole class, if possible. Invite students to enter the tent and pretend what it would be like to live there permanently. Make motions—sweep, roll up a floor mat, start a cooking fire, knead bread, pour oil from a jar, stir food in a pot, shoo out small animals— and have the children imitate you. Discuss the differences between homes in Bible times and homes today. Explain that just like now, homes in Bible times were places where people could be safe from dangers. God wants to be that safe place for us as our refuge.

This edible craft reinforces the Bible lesson and gives the kids something to munch on. Supplies: graham crackers, soft cream cheese or canned frosting Challenge the kids to use graham crackers and frosting or cream cheese “mortar” to build a simple boxy Bible-times house. Once the houses are finished, they may eat their creations.

Disciple Guide—page 29

Be sure to explain what a refuge is to your students. Complete this page at the beginning of class or after a Spark Interest activity.

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This group drawing activity introduces the topic of homes and of God as refuge. In this activity all the kids will draw at the same time. They can stand at the boards, sit on the floor or at tables, and use whatever medium you’ve chosen. Brainstorm about different kinds of houses, such as houses in other countries they’ve seen in pictures, apartments, castles, igloos, teepees, and so on. Have each child draw one type of house. Allow three to five minutes as everyone draws, then let everyone take a “home tour” to see what was produced. Comment on the different features you see. Talk to children about their own homes too—help them relate what others have and don’t have. I imagine there are even more kinds of houses than what we have drawn here. People in other places live very differently than we do. But houses all do the same thing, whatever they look like. They give us a safe place to live. Homes keep us safe from dangerous storms and strangers who might want to hurt us. God is like that. He is a refuge, a safe place, for us to go to whenever we need Him.

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Quarter A: “Family Life with God” (Lesson 8)

Teacher Guide Explore

Scripture Teacher—Teach the Bible lesson. Include Teaching Pictures and exercises from the student Disciple Guides.

2 Kings 4:8-37

Lesson 8

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 1

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 sample lesson

Create the scene of the simple room the Shunammite woman made for Elisha. Lay out a blanket/towel as a sleeping mat, place a table and chair next to it and a candle/lamp on the table. Use a tent from the “Bible-Times Homes” activity in Spark Interest if appropriate. Gather for the lesson near this “room” and refer to it during the lesson. Open your Bible to 2 Kings 4:8-37. Samuel grew up serving God because God planned for him to be a prophet. A prophet gives people God’s messages. Today we’re finding out about another prophet named Elisha. He traveled around Israel to do God’s work. Sometimes he traveled through a town named Shunem. A kind woman in this town would invite Elisha to her house to eat. She was always glad to share some food with him in her house.

children, he could ask God to give her a baby. Elisha told the lady that next year God would give her a son. She was surprised and afraid that it would not happen. But, what do you think God did? That’s right, God gave her a little boy the next year! The woman and her husband loved their son. One day this boy had an awful headache. Hold your head like it really hurts. A servant carried him from the fields to his mother, and she held him and rocked her little boy in her lap. She tried to make him feel better, but the boy died. The mother carried him up to the room where Elisha always stayed. The boy’s mother remembered that Elisha was a man of God. She got on a donkey and rode a long way to find him. Elisha saw her coming. He knew something was wrong. The woman from Shunem fell at Elisha’s feet sobbing and told him her son had died. She knew Elisha could help her because he was a man of God. So Elisha went back to the woman’s house. He saw the boy was dead, and he prayed to God. Then he lay over the boy and he felt him coming back to life! While Elisha watched, the

Then this woman had another idea. Show an expression that suggests you have a good idea. She said to her husband, “This man who regularly passes through our town is a holy man of God. Why don’t we make a little room for him on our roof? We can give him a bed, a table, chair, and a lamp. Then he can stay with us whenever he comes this way!” So that’s what they did! Point to the “room” you created and/or show the Teaching Picture 1A.15 of Elisha’s room. Elisha was very happy to have a safe place to stay while he traveled. One day he was resting in the new room they made for him. He thought about how kind the Shunammite woman had been to him. She was sharing her house with him, and showing hospitality. Do you know what hospitality is? It is when you make people feel welcome in your home. Elisha wanted to give this woman something for being so nice. He asked her, “Would you like me to say something good about you to the king so he can reward you?” The Shunammite woman said, “No, thank you.” She was happy living just as she was. Elisha still wanted to do something nice for her. Since this woman didn’t have any

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 sample lesson

Teacher Guide boy sneezed seven times (pretend to sneeze seven times) and opened his eyes. Show the Teaching Picture 1A.16 of Elisha and boy. When the Shunammite woman saw that her son was alive again, she bowed in front of Elisha. She was so thankful and happy to have her boy back.

Disciple Guide—page 31

This activity can be a discussion or something children work on individually. Complete the HeartBeat.

Inspire

Disciple Guide—page 30

Reinforce the concepts of hospitality and refuge as children complete this page.

Action Teacher—Choose one activity that will encourage learners to apply the Bible truth to their lives.

Door Decor (10-15 minutes)

This group art project celebrates God’s provision of homes and safety for us all. Supplies: butcher paper, crepe paper strips, markers, other art supplies Before class, cover both sides of your door with butcher paper. Have children think of how decorations are used at birthdays and holidays. Explain that they will decorate the classroom door to thank God for providing homes and safe places. If you have a large class, encourage children to work on both sides of the door or more than one door if possible, or take turns decorating. Write “God is our Refuge” on the door and have kids make and decorate signs to mount on the door, as well as other art, crepe paper streamers and bows. Let them use their creativity to express themselves.

Lesson 8

This woman was wise. She used her house to serve others, and gave Elisha a refuge when he traveled. That’s called hospitality. And just as Elisha had a safe place to stay, God is our refuge. We can show others our love for God by using our homes to serve and care for people. Safe homes are another gift from God.

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OR Door Number One (10 minutes)

This game excites children about the lesson and reviews the Bible passage. Supplies: large cardboard box, small prizes and gag gifts Before class, prepare a large cardboard box. Cut one of the four sides away and on the opposite side cut three flaps and label them Door #1, Door #2, and Door #3. Set this box on a table and have yourself or an assistant ready with small prizes (candy bars, small toys, etc.) and gag gifts (rocks, candy pacifiers, cans of sardines, etc.) Ask review questions about the Bible passage. If the contestant can answer correctly, he or she can choose whether they want what is behind Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3. Expand this game by asking ways children can show hospitality in their own homes.

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Teacher Guide Closing Prayer

Have the children thank God for their homes, remembering something about it that is special to them (their own rooms, a favorite spot, having fun in their houses, their yards, etc.). Lead the children in asking God to show them ways they can show hospitality. Let each child pray silently, while you pray in phrases or short sentences. Finish by praising God for being our refuge in times of trouble.

Closing Words

Lesson 8

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 1

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 1 sample lesson

What’s one thing we all do, usually three times a day? Look for an answer related to food and eating. We’re going to learn about food next time. Come back and find out what Bible-times people ate.

Teacher—Children should complete this page on their own or at home with a parent.

DiscipleSkill How to Show Respect

During this quarter, your children will learn manner skills that will help them respect others. Be sure to explain any difficult words and concepts they may encounter. Hospitality—Tell the children that when they’re showing hospitality, they want people to feel welcome in their house. There are many ways to do that. Challenge them to think about ways to help visitors feel welcome.

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Direct children to DiscipleZone.com/1A8 DiscipleZone.com/1A8 for: XploreMore Discover more about God as a refuge. SwordWork Read Mark 2:1-12. WorldWatch Explore Rajput homes. Dee-Cy-Paul Live! Dee’s father shows the kids how houses are built. KeyVerse Memorize Joshua 24:15c.

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Disciple Guide— page 32

Encourage kids to complete DiscipleZone before the next lesson. Explain that activities are available at a special website—

Welcome to my home! I’m glad you came!

DiscipleZone.com

—where kids go to grow! Children should visit the website with their parents to complete the online activities.

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 2 overview

T reasuring

Bible

LEVEL 2

the

The Power and Purpose of God’s Word

This year, your children ages 7-9 will embrace the Bible—as God’s inspired and authoritative message for everyone. Kids will cultivate a deep appreciation for the richness and power of Scripture; and the Bible will become their lifelong companion. Depend on the rock-solid Bible for God’s guidance! Every quarter includes 12 Bible lessons (plus one review lesson). Level Two uses topical Bible stories to teach about the Bible’s origin and power. We recommend beginning with Quarter A, although you can use DiscipleLand resources in any order.

Quarter

A B C

D

How We Got the Bible

Children will marvel at how God has preserved His Word—intact and authoritative through forty centuries. Kids will follow the path from the Bible’s inspiration through its translation into other languages. They’ll discover the wondrous qualities of God’s Word!

Why We Got the Bible

Children will see God’s Word transform individuals and cultures. Kids will visit six continents and meet twelve Christians who responded to God’s great concern for those who did not have the Bible. They’ll experience the power and purpose of Holy Scripture!

The Bible Tells Me So

Children will explore the Ten Commandments God gave His people at Mount Sinai. Kids will discover that God’s Laws show His love and allow us to express our love to Him. They’ll appreciate the joy and comfort of obeying God’s Word!

The Bible Guides My Life

Children will acknowledge that the Bible is as relevant today as when it was first written. Kids will recognize the Bible’s importance as a guidebook for all they do. They’ll exercise genuine faith and observe the wonders God has in store for them in His Word!

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 overview

king

the

LEVEL 3

Serving

Jesus Christ’s Life and Ministry

This year, your children ages 8-10 will affirm Jesus Christ—as personal Savior and Lord over all. Kids will explore every event in the Gospels: Jesus’ messages, miracles, passion, and triumphant resurrection. Travel in the Holy Land alongside the Man who changed the course of human history! Every quarter includes 12 Bible lessons (plus one review lesson). Level Three uses the four Gospels to teach about Jesus’ life in chronological order. We recommend beginning with Quarter A, although you can use DiscipleLand resources in any order.

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A B C

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Follow the King

Children will encounter the eternal Word who became flesh and chose to live on earth. Kids will grow with the Boy Jesus who becomes a Man and changes the course of human history! They’ll accept Jesus Christ as their own Messiah.

Amazing Words

Children will see Jesus heal the sick and care for others as He teaches about God’s Kingdom. Kids will be convinced as never before that Jesus Christ is God. They’ll allow Christ’s life to change their own as they deepen their love for Him.

Mighty Miracles

Children will follow Jesus as He reaches the pinnacle of His ministry. Kids will respond in awe to Christ’s miraculous love for those in need. They’ll reach out as He did to change the hearts and habits of people.

Triumphant Over All

Children will witness the darkest day in history—the crucifixion of God’s Son. Then kids will cheer at the light and glory of His powerful resurrection. They’ll rejoice in the personal victories Jesus won for them that day and eagerly accept His Great Commission.

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 sample lesson

The Old Testament contains many prophecies concerning the births of John the Baptist and Jesus. God had planned these events since the beginning of time. Both of these births were miraculous—John’s because Elizabeth was old and infertile and Jesus’ because Mary was a virgin. Through these two miracle babies, God continued unfolding His plan for the salvation of mankind. Children will see that both of these pregnancies were supernatural, but the birth of Jesus Christ was unusually significant, because through Him, God entered the human race. God directly intervened into the world of men. By relating these births to their own, students will become excited about the special plan God has for their lives.

Bible Background

God chose the perfect time to send Jesus to the world. A general feeling of unrest characterized these times, but there was a commonly known language (Greek) and an unprecedented system of roads (Roman). Good news would spread quickly. John and Jesus were born into a world dominated by the Roman Empire.

DISCIPLE TARGETS Knowledge (truths) used the birth of two K • God babies to launch His plan to all people. (Luke 1:39-2:7) N • save God has a special plan for each (Jeremiah 29:11) O • person. God wants to use His people fulfill His plan for the world. W to(Matthew 28:18-20)

Herod the Great, appointed by Caesar to rule Palestine, was jealous of Caesar’s authority and never hesitated to wield his own power. Day-to-day life for Jews under Roman control was still heavily influenced by Jewish beliefs and culture. The Temple in Jerusalem was the heart of national life. Synagogues in each city were the center of religious and community life. Many in Israel retained their hope that God would send the Messiah.

Teacher Devotional

You have a crucial and special role in God’s plan. Every single lesson you teach can impact a child’s life forever and have eternal consequences! Take a moment to consider all the ways that God is using your unique gifts and talents to benefit these children and His kingdom. Submit to His will and authority to empower you as you teach. Lord, the children need to know that absolutely nothing is impossible with You. Bring the children to class eager and ready to find You. As I share the stories of Elizabeth and Mary, help me to convey eternal truths that will find their way into the very core of each child’s heart. Move among us and reveal Yourself as we turn from the distractions of our lives to find You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In this lesson, your children will...

CharaCter (emotions)

F E E L

• Fascinated by the way God

steps into the world of men to work out His plans.

• Expectant that God has a

special plan for their lives.

ConduCt (actions) God to change their D • Invite hearts to prepare them for His plan. O • special Identify important cities on a

• Thankful that God sent Jesus to save them.

Lesson 2

Lesson Summary

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 3

Big Idea God sent Jesus and John to fulfill His wonderful plan for the world.

Quarter A: “Follow the King” (Lesson 2)

Teacher Guide

map of Israel.

• List ways they can use their

talents and abilities for God’s purposes.

• Disciple Skill: POWER—Pray to God with confidence.

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Teacher Guide Make

KeyVerse

Disciples Teacher—Decide where to place these elements into this lesson.

Opening Prayer Lesson 2

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 3

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 sample lesson

Thank God for each child in the class, by name if possible. Praise God for His great plan. Thank God that, though He is great and all-powerful, He still cares about our relatively small needs. Thank Him for bringing two special babies— John and Jesus, to change the world.

Memorization Activity: Today’s verse is short and easy to memorize. It provides a good opportunity to develop the habit of saying “T-R-V-R” (topic-reference-verse-reference) when reciting verses. Recite the verse and reference together as a class several times, and each time, call out a different way to recite such as softer, louder, higher, lower, whisper, nasal, backwards, and so on.

Bonus Resources

WorldWatch

Missionary Biography 2 of 12—Hudson Taylor—The Call Missionary stories can have a profound impact on a child. Take 1-2 minutes to read this brief narrative. Download discussion questions at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword ““Christ”).

Access free downloads for this lesson at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “Christ”). • Dee Cy Paul Chip (discipleship) story • More activity ideas • Activity templates and resources • Explore Scripture teacher notecards

When Hudson Taylor was a young teenager, God spoke one single word to him—CHINA. God was calling Hudson to carry His message of salvation to the other side of the world! It seemed impossible—Hudson Taylor was young, frequently sick, and inexperienced. But he had faith, and God uses women and men who are willing to trust Him! On that day, Hudson Taylor knelt in his room and prayed, “Lord, if You will help me, I will do anything You ask me to do. I will go anywhere You ask me to go.” Suddenly, he felt a great peace; Hudson Taylor knew for certain that God had called him to be a missionary to China, and that God would surely help him. Missions Education—One Mandate To add this component to the lesson, download the teacher script at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “Christ”).

SUPPLIES General Supplies

Bibles, Disciple Guides (pages 5-8) Pencils, markers, crayons Paper, notecards, scissors, tape, glue

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Spark Interest DISCIPLESHIP TIP For most teachers, the toughest part of their job is dealing with discipline issues in the classroom. Although many books have been written on the subject, a few simple steps can help you eliminate the majority of problems. Do you practice these? A—Always be prepared B—Be positive and respectful C—Clearly discuss guidelines for behavior D—Deal with disruptive children (gently)

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Topic: Miracle Babies Reference: Luke 1:37

•DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES: no additional supplies •BABY PICTURES: baby pictures of yourself and family •BABY VISIT: none

Explore Scripture

Two boy dolls Teaching Picture 3A.3—Elizabeth and baby John Teaching Picture 3A.4—Mary, Joseph, and Jesus

Inspire Action

•GIVING OUR GIFTS TO GOD: small boxes, wrapping paper and bows •TALENT SKITS: dice or homemade dice

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 sample lesson

Teacher Guide Spark

Interest Differences and Similarities (10-15 minutes)

This observation activity encourages children to think about comparisons.

Disciple Guide—page 5

Discuss how John the Baptist’s birth was a miracle. Complete this page at the beginning of class or after a Spark Interest activity.

Divide the class into pairs. Give each pair a piece of paper and pencils. Invite students to study each other. Have them write down as many differences and as many similarities as they can discover between themselves. Offer a small prize to the pair that lists the most facts. Tell the children, Today we will look at how John the Baptist and Jesus were different and similar.

Lesson 2 Lesson 2

Teacher—Choose one activity that will involve students and grab their attention.

OR Baby Pictures (10 minutes)

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This show-and-tell activity involves children with the teacher and tunes them in to the lesson. Supplies: baby pictures of yourself or family Bring in several baby pictures of yourself and members of your family. Show the pictures to students. Can they tell who is pictured? Share a few funny stories about yourself when you were a baby. Invite children to share stories about themselves when they were young. What were you like? When did you walk? When did you talk? Emphasize the uniqueness and wonder of every baby. Jesus did not skip this important part of being human.

blameless old

OR Baby Visit (10-15 minutes)

This object lesson involves students directly with mothers or babies. Have an expectant mom visit the class and/or have a mom bring her baby to class and talk about babies. You can also find a toy baby doll that is the same size and weight of a real child to pass around the class. Discuss with your children what they know about babies, and talk about why God might have sent Jesus to earth as a baby.

Elizabeth was old and could not have children

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Teacher Guide Now, read Luke 2:1-7. Just six months after John was born, Jesus was born. These two babies were also born near each other. Let’s see where.

Explore

Scripture Teacher—Teach the Bible lesson. Include Teaching Pictures and exercises from the student Disciple Guides.

Luke 1:39—2:7 Lesson 2

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 3

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 sample lesson

Supplies: two dolls wrapped in blankets (label one of the dolls “Jesus” and the other “John”), a number of sentence strips (strips of paper or cardboard cut approximately 3” x 11”) Before class, prepare paper strips with the following sentences written on them. Include one sentence on each strip: • My mother visited her cousin for three months. • I jumped in my mother’s womb when the Messiah’s mother came to visit. • My mom sang a song of praise to God when she found out I was going to be born. • I was almost named after my father. But Mom and Dad gave me the name that the angel told them to give me. • My mom was pretty old when she gave birth to me. • My father sang a song of praise to God after I was born. • When I grow up I will help prepare people for Jesus. • When I grow up I will save people from their sins. • My father is Zechariah. • My Father is God.

Disciple Guide—page 6

Refer to Luke 2:4 and to Luke 1:39 as the children identify the places mentioned in the passage: the hill country of Judea, Nazareth in Galilee and Bethlehem of Judea. In addition to the map in their workbooks, you might also show a larger map of the Middle East or even the world so the children get a sense of where they are in relation to the Holy Land.

Set up the two dolls representing Jesus and John in front of the class. Take out the strips of paper you prepared ahead of time and allow children to place the sentence strips that tell about Jesus on or near the baby labeled “Jesus.” Place the sentence strips that tell about John on or near the baby labeled “John.” If necessary, review the passages so the children remember the facts. Take a few minutes to emphasize the similarities and differences between these two babies. Be sure to emphasize that Jesus was unique in

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Today we are going to learn about the births of John the Baptist and Jesus. Both of these babies were miracles! God was beginning an important new chapter in the future of the world when they were born. Read Luke 1:39-80 aloud and have your children follow along in their Bibles. Show the Teaching Pictures 3A.3 and 3A.4 of Elizabeth and baby John, and Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus. Discuss Mary and Elizabeth and the babies they were expecting. Be sure to include the following concepts: • Mary’s visit to Elizabeth’s house. • John leaping in Elizabeth’s womb, signifying that Mary’s baby was the Messiah. • Mary’s song. • The birth of John the Baptist and his naming. • Zechariah’s speech regained. • Zechariah’s song.

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He was born in Bethlehem in a manger. He is the Son of God.


ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 sample lesson

Teacher Guide that He was fully God and fully Man. Although John was special, he was only a man.

Disciple Guide—page 7

Children should draw themselves as babies. Complete the HeartBeat, allowing your students to tell about special gifts and abilities that God has given to each of them. Guide them to think of ways that these abilities can be used to serve God.

Action Teacher—Choose one activity that will encourage learners to apply the Bible truth to their lives.

Giving Our Gifts to God (15 minutes)

This craft activity inspires children to give their abilities and talents to God. Supplies: paper and pencils, one small box for each student, wrapping paper and bows, offering plate (optional)

Lesson 2

God helped these special babies grow up and do amazing things! Jesus and John were born to fulfill God’s wonderful plan for the world. Although only Jesus can save the world from sin, you have a very special role to play in God’s plan too. He made each baby unique and special on purpose, and we can be happy that He made us just the way we are.

Inspire

Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil. Have children list unique talents or abilities that they would like to give to God for His use and glory. Then give each student a small box. Have children put their lists into the boxes. Allow them to wrap them as gifts symbolizing giving their talents and special abilities to God. Collect the “gifts” in an offering plate and let the students know you will give them to your church leaders as a special class offering.

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OR Talent Skits (10-15 minutes)

This drama activity encourages children to think about how they can use their gifts for God. Supplies: paper, dice, or homemade dice (see below) Before class, create a special pair dice made of cardboard or card stock. You can use the template found at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “Christ”) or make your own. On one die, write one occupation on each side: teacher, doctor, athlete, policeman, grocery clerk, etc. On the other die write one location on each side: park, store, beach, hospital, classroom, etc. You can also just make a chart and use regular dice instead. As a class, list different talents and abilities on separate slips of paper. Place these in a small bag or box. Divide students into groups of two to three. Let each pair choose one paper. Ask each pair to make a short skit demonstrating a way that talent or gift could be used for God. Use the “rolla-role” dice to give structure to their skits.

I can draw pictures I can help others

I am scared to talk about Jesus. God can give me courage.

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Teacher Guide Closing Prayer

Pray that the Lord will show each child that He has a plan for his or her life. Ask the Lord to draw each one to a closer relationship with Him. Pray that the students will use their special talents to serve God and His church. Pray for the personal requests of students. Encourage children to voice their prayer concerns. Be sure to pray for each one. Lesson 2

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 3

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 3 sample lesson

Closing Words

Today we learned about Jesus and John as babies. What happens to babies? That’s right, they grow! Next time we will learn about Jesus when He was just a little older than you are now!

Teacher—Children should complete this page on their own or at home with a parent.

Disciple Skill How to Be Jesus’ Disciple

During this quarter, your children will consider “healthy habits for spiritual growth” as outlined in the acrostic PO-W-E-R. This tool will give them the basics of being a disciple. Review the POWER acrostic weekly so the children learn it by memory. The P in POWER stands for Pray. As you talk with your students about having confidence in prayer, remind them that fancy words aren’t important. God wants to hear their prayers from a sincere heart (Hebrews 10:22).

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Direct children to DiscipleZone.com/3A2 DiscipleZone.com/3A2 for: XploreMore Discover more about God’s amazing plan. SwordWork Read Luke 2:21-52. WorldWatch Meet the Hui people of China. Dee-Cy-Paul Live! Dee discovers why plans are important. KeyVerse Memorize Luke 1:37.

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Disciple Guide— page 8

Encourage kids to complete DiscipleZone before the next lesson. Explain that activities are available at a special website—

DiscipleZone.com

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honey/brown sugar (2006 DG answer—Azerbaijani)

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—where kids go to grow! Children should visit the website with their parents to complete the online activities.


ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 4 overview

LEVEL 4

The Church’s Mission and Message

This year, your children ages 9-12 will encounter the Church—as God’s instrument to influence the future. Kids will experience the Book of Acts and relive episodes of Christians who revolutionized the first century. Prepare to transform the twenty-first century with the Good News about Jesus! Every quarter includes 12 Bible lessons (plus one review lesson). Level Four uses the Books of Acts and Daniel to teach about the Church’s mission. We recommend beginning with Quarter A, although you can use DiscipleLand resources in any order.

Quarter

A B C

D

Eyewitnesses

Children will observe the explosive spread of the Gospel message. Kids will thrill at how the Holy Spirit empowered early believers to tell others the Good News of Jesus Christ. They’ll relive the exciting events of the first-century Church!

Powerful Messengers

Children will encounter God’s presence and power among the early Christians. Kids will listen to the challenging messages and see the inspiring miracles. They’ll watch the incredible growth as the Church flourished in spite of intense persecution.

Valiant Voyagers

Children will accompany the Apostle Paul as he boldly ventured to distant regions with the Gospel. Kids will love how God used Paul’s adventures and trials to reach many people. They’ll pray for present-day missionary efforts and learn to share the Good News of Christ with others.

World Ambassadors

Children will retrace the life of Daniel, a man who walked with God through difficult days. Kids will formulate their own Biblical worldview in light of God’s priorities and values. They’ll depend on God’s transforming power to be available today!

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 overview

LEVEL 5

Panorama of God’s Kingdom

This year, your children ages 10-13 will embrace God’s Kingdom—as His magnificent plan for all eternity. Kids will view God’s plan for the ages and be challenged to walk in the footsteps of Bible champions. Enter the “Hall of Faith” to meet godly men and women who illumined dark corners of history! Every quarter includes 12 Bible lessons (plus one review lesson). Level Five uses Old and New Testament stories to teach about Bible heroes. We recommend beginning with Quarter A, although you can use DiscipleLand resources in any order.

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Old Testament Champions

Children will review God’s masterful plan for His chosen people. Kids will discover why activities on earth are so important to God’s ultimate purposes. They’ll celebrate God’s faithfulness throughout history—and today!

New Testament Champions

Children will meet the heroes of the new covenant. Kids will fathom the amazing privilege of being Jesus’ followers—to represent Him to people everywhere. They’ll join His determined disciples as they carry out His Great Commission.

Christian Champions

Children will witness the fascinating history of Christ’s bride—the Church. Kids will marvel at how Christ’s light has illumined dark corners of the world for two thousand years. They’ll accept the challenge to follow in the footsteps of these godly men and women.

Tomorrow’s Champions

Children will explore how the Apostle Paul prepared his understudy, Timothy, to be a champion for Christ. As they study Paul’s letters to Timothy, kids will discover that Paul’s example, training techniques, and personal words encourage them to be champions, too!

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 sample lesson

Big Idea God anoints rulers who Lesson Summary

Kings Rule (1050–930 BC) During this era, Saul disobeys the Lord shortly after Samuel anoints him king (1 Samuel). Samuel then anoints David who eventually unites all twelve tribes into one nation (2 Samuel). Later on, David’s son, Solomon, builds the magnificent Temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 1-11). For 400 years, tribal judges led God’s people. But discontent and insecurity became more and more evident. Israel’s trust in God waned. The people wanted to be like other nations—with a king who would unify the people, centralize the government, and lead the military. Though God warned that the people’s desire for a king would bring hardship, the Lord granted their wishes. He selected Samuel, the last judge, to anoint Israel’s first two kings, Saul and David.

Bible Background

1 Kings charts David’s final days and the ascension of Solomon, his son. Solomon’s kingdom was noted for its brilliance and glory—outstanding in size, affluence, and influence. When Solomon built and dedicated the Jerusalem Temple, his reign reached its pinnacle.

DISCIPLE TARGETS Knowledge (truths)

Teacher Devotional

The Bible records both good and bad aspects of Israel’s leaders. The first three kings, Saul, David, and Solomon, won great victories when they trusted God. They also made agonizing mistakes when they showed selfish independence. Our character is tested and shaped daily. Obedience brings abundant blessings. Sin leaves lasting scars. God of Glory, thank You for possessing infinite wisdom. Thank You for sharing it with Your children as we humbly ask. Create in my students a genuine hunger for You and Your wisdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In this lesson, your children will...

CharaCter (emotions)

Solomon pleased the Lord K • King by asking for wisdom to rule people. (1 Kings 3:9) N • God’s As Israel’s leaders remained to the Lord, He O committed blessed their nation. 5:12) W • (2GodSamuel gives wisdom to those who ask for His help in making decisions. (James 1:5)

The “golden era” of Israel’s history came to an end with Solomon—who rarely displayed the devotion to God and spiritual strength that characterized his father, David. Solomon’s lavish public works and personal lifestyle sowed seeds of discord and mistrust, ultimately corrupting the kingdom. In spite of his lineage and wisdom, Solomon’s spiritual life failed to sustain the potential expressed in the Temple dedication.

F E E L

• Happy to consecrate themselves to the Lord’s service. • Eager to follow God and stay on His path to wisdom.

ConduCt (actions) that God will use them to D • Pray serve in His kingdom. the events in Solomon’s O • Trace reign as king over Israel.

• Determined to cooperate with God and carry out His will. • Assured that God will give them wisdom when they ask.

Lesson 7

unify His people into one glorious nation, Israel.

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 5

1 Kings 2, 10-11

Quarter A: “Old Testament Champions” (Lesson 7)

Teacher Guide

• Choose a proverb that applies to their personal pursuit of wisdom. • DiscipleSkill—Identify the 12 Old Testament Adventure Books.

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Teacher Guide KeyVerse

Make

Topic: Kings Rule Reference: 2 Samuel 8:15

Disciples Teacher—Decide where to place these elements into this lesson.

Opening Prayer

Ask God to give the kids a desire to be consecrated to serve the Lord. Pray for insights into Solomon’s life and into different kinds of people who may be wise, foolish, naïve, or mockers. Invite God to speak through His Word to each child.

WorldWatch Lesson 7

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 5

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 sample lesson

Missionary Biography 7 of 12—Don and Carol Richardson—Funny Mistakes Missionary stories can have a profound impact on a child. Take 1-2 minutes to read this brief narrative. Download discussion questions at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword ““Israel”).

Bonus Resources

Access free downloads for this lesson at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “Israel”). • More activity ideas • Activity templates and resources • Explore Scripture teacher notecards

Don and Carol move into their new home near the Sawi village. Built with poles, a split palm bark floor, and insulated with palm leaves, it looks similar to the other Sawi homes. At night, however, the kerosene lamps inside make the home glow in the darkness! Carol runs a medical clinic from her front porch. She uses her nursing skills to treat people who are sick. Don works with the Sawi and learns their ways. Slowly Don and Carol learn to speak the Sawi language. In order to learn a new word, Don points to an object and motions with his hands that he wants to know the name for that object. The Sawi say the word and then Don writes down the sounds of the new word in a notebook. Before long, Don realizes that every object he points at is called by the same word. He and Carol are puzzled and curious. Finally, they realize that word the Sawi are saying is not the word for the object he is pointing at, but the word for “finger”! Missions Education—The Target To add this component to the lesson, download the teacher script at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “Israel”).

SUPPLIES General Supplies

Bibles, Disciple Guides (pages 25-28) Pencils, markers, paper Notecards, scissors, tape, glue

Make Disciples

No additional supplies

Spark Interest

•I AM SPECIAL: none •BUILD THE TEMPLE: various building materials

Explore Scripture

DISCIPLESHIP TIP Teachers sometimes see potential in a child even before he or she is aware of it. As you consider the skills and abilities of your children, communicate the potential you see in each one. You may want to do this publicly, or take a child aside and tell him or her what you have observed. Challenge your kids to use all their gifts for God.

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Memorization Activity: On a piece of paper, write the topic and reference for the memory verse. Pass it to a student who writes the first word and passes it to the next student, who writes the second word, passes it to the next, and so on. When the verse is finished, recite it together.

Teaching Picture 5A.13—Era 7—Kings Rule Teaching Picture 5A.14—Solomon

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 sample lesson

Teacher Guide Spark

Interest I Am Special (10-15 minutes)

This discussion activity helps kids consider the effects of peer pressure and conformity to the world.

Disciple Guide—page 25

After the kids crack the code, discuss what it means to be consecrated to the Lord’s service. Complete this page at the beginning of class or after a Spark Interest activity.

Lesson 7

Ask students to describe times when they want to be like everyone else. What is the cost of being different? What is the cost of conforming? What are the benefits of following the Lord? Give examples from your own life, if possible. Why did Israel want to be like all the other nations? What were the consequences of its decision to conform? (See 1 Samuel 8:5-21.) Conclude by reading Romans 12:2 aloud together.

Lesson 2

Teacher—Choose one activity that will involve students and grab their attention.

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Build the Temple (15-20 minutes)

This group craft encourages kids to imagine the splendor of Solomon’s Temple. Supplies: miniature building materials such as cardboard, shoeboxes, Styrofoam, construction paper, markers, pens, fabric scraps, etc. Inform students that they are King Solomon’s “conscripted” Temple builders. Separate kids into small teams. Assign each team one part of the Temple to build (foundation, interior, inner sanctuary, inner courtyard, furnishings). Give the kids fifteen minutes to construct the Temple. You can download a painting of the Temple at DiscipleLand.com/downloads (enter the keyword “Israel”). When they are finished, explain that priests brought the Ark of the Lord and placed it into the Most Holy Place in the Temple. Conclude by reading (or asking students to read) sections of Solomon’s dedication prayer: 1 Kings 8:2324, 27-30. Then add your own prayer, dedicating yourself and your class to walk in God’s ways.

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Quarter A: “Old Testament Champions” (Lesson 7)

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Teacher Guide Explore

Scripture Teacher—Teach the Bible lesson. Include Teaching Pictures and exercises from the student Disciple Guides.

1 Kings 3, 10-11

Lesson 7

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 5

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 sample lesson

Era #7: Kings Rule (1050–930 BC) We are building an Old Testament timeline and learning about champions who lived during each era. Today’s lesson is about the “golden age” of Israel’s history. For almost a century, Kings who were consecrated to the Lord ruled wisely over God’s people. Show the Teaching Picture 5A.13 of Era 7—Kings Rule. This era can be divided into three major sections: • Saul (1050–1010 BC) Saul disobeys the Lord after Samuel anoints him king (1 Samuel). Key People—Samuel, Saul, Jonathan; Key Place—Canaan • David (1010–970 BC) David unites all twelve tribes into one nation (2 Samuel). People—Samuel, David; Places— Canaan, Jerusalem • Solomon (970–930 BC) Solomon builds the beautiful Temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 1-11). People—Solomon; Places—Canaan, Jerusalem

Champion: Solomon Solomon’s kingdom was noted for its brilliance and glory—outstanding in size, wealth, and influence. Solomon built and dedicated the magnificent Jerusalem Temple. But Solomon’s lavish personal lifestyle sowed seeds of mistrust. Solomon’s spiritual life faltered and his kingdom did not remain strong. Show the Teaching Picture 5A.14 of Solomon.

Disciple Guide—page 26

Talk about Solomon’s life and why he is a “champion of faith.” Discuss both sides of his life—the “up side” with its positive accomplishments, and the “down side,” with his sin and idolatry.

The Book of Proverbs is like a treasure map that leads us to wise living. Solomon wrote most of these short, meaningful sayings called “proverbs.”

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Give each child a piece of paper and pen or pencil. Imagine that during a time when you are alone, God comes to talk with you personally. He tells you that He will give you whatever you ask for. Think about it for a minute and write down your request. Open your Bibles to 1 Kings 3. When God asked King Solomon this same question, what did Solomon request? (Wisdom to rule God’s people well.) Why did God give Solomon what he asked for? (His request was not self-serving. His prayer request was for the sake of others, God’s beloved people.) How does Solomon’s request compare with yours? (Encourage students to share their requests, but don’t force them.) Talk about the difference between “being smart” (mental intelligence; the ability to score well on tests) and “being wise” (spiritual intelligence; living with supernatural skill—with insight, integrity, and intensity; the ability to discern between good and bad, right and wrong).

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 sample lesson

Teacher Guide Inspire

Action

Disciple Guide—page 27

Encourage kids to compare themselves to the four types of people. Complete the HeartBeat, inviting each child to earnestly seek God’s wisdom.

Teacher—Choose one activity that will encourage learners to apply the Bible truth to their lives.

Up-to-Date Wisdom (10-15 minutes)

Explain that most of the Proverbs were written during King Solomon’s reign. Ask kids to pair up and then assign one proverb from the list below to each pair. Have the children read their verse and consider what it means. Then have them write the Proverb as they would say it today, in their own words. When they’re finished, invite each pair to read the original proverb and their paraphrase.

Lesson 7

This comprehension activity encourages kids to dig out the meaning of a Proverb and put it in their own words. Supplies: Bibles

Proverbs 2:21-22, 3:11-12, 4:5-6, 4:14-17, 4:23, 4:26-27, 6:6-8, 6:12-15, 9:9, 10:1, 10:3, 10:5, 10:7, 10:9, 11:19, 12:1, 12:15, 13:18, 14:29, 15:1, 15:13, 16:28, 17:1, 17:22, 21:17, 22:1, 22:24-25, 25:17, 26:1, 26:11, 27:12, 28:13, 29:1-2, 29:15, 30:5-6, (add your favorites)

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This creative writing activity reinforces the Bible story. Lead the class in writing their own cinquain (pronounced “sin KANE”) poems, individually, in groups, or as a whole class. Choose a person or event from today’s lesson. Follow this formula to create a cinquain. When you’re finished, display the poems in your classroom or in the hallway to share with others. [example in brackets] Line 1 (noun—person, place, or thing) [David] Line 2 (two adjectives—describing words) [brave, humble]

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Line 3 (three “ing” words) [battling, praising, ruling] Line 4 (a four-word statement) [making music for God] Line 5 (synonym for line 1) [King]

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Quarter A: “Old Testament Champions” (Lesson 7)

Teacher Guide Closing Prayer

Ask the Lord to help each child walk on His path of wisdom. Encourage students to share their requests as well as to pray for them.

Closing Words

Today we saw that God seeks people who are wholeheartedly consecrated to Him. Next time we will hear voices of prophets who openly warned Israel’s leaders about their sins.

Teacher—Children should complete this page on their own or at home with a parent.

DiscipleSkill How to Navigate the Old Testament

For 4,000 years, the Old Testament has molded Jewish civil, religious, social, and economic life. Never has one Book so greatly influenced the way of life of an entire nation! During this quarter, kids will learn how the Old Testament fits together. Seventeen History books illumine the past, five Poetry books imprint the present, and seventeen Prophecy books inspire the future. Each one has a theme and message for today!

Lesson 7

SAMPLE LESSON: CORE BIBLE, LEVEL 5

ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 5 sample lesson

DiscipleZone.com

Direct children to DiscipleZone.com/5A7 DiscipleZone.com/ for: XploreMore Discover more about the era of kings. SwordWork Read Psalm 51. WorldWatch Discover Sawi customs. KeyVerse Memorize 2 Samuel 8:15. HymnNotes Learn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

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Encourage kids to complete DiscipleZone before the next lesson. Explain that activities are available at a special website—

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—where kids go to grow! Children should visit the website with their parents to complete the online activities.

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ELEMENTARY | CORE BIBLE | level 6 overview

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The Christian’s Highest Privilege

This year, your children ages 11-14 will celebrate discipleship—as God’s blueprint for victorious living. Take up Jesus’ challenge to count the costs and experience the joys of being His disciples! Every quarter includes 12 Bible lessons (plus one review lesson). Level Six uses a variety of Old and New Testament passages to teach the Christian disciplines. We recommend beginning with Quarter A, although you can use DiscipleLand resources in any order.

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Bringing the Bible to Life

Children will discover the exciting rewards of personal Bible study! Kids will learn to carefully observe, interpret, and apply Biblical principles to their own lives. They’ll marvel at the depth and treasures found in God’s Word.

God—Up Close and Personal

Children will encounter God—one-on-one. Kids will become aware of God’s presence as they dialogue with Him, keeping a journal of their times together. They’ll commune daily with God and enjoy His life-changing power!

Standing Above the Crowd

Children will explore how to reflect Christ’s character in the face of “the world.” Kids will find genuine fulfillment and freedom as they take up their crosses and walk by faith. They’ll come to expect more of God—and of themselves!

After God’s Own Heart

Children will experience the fascinating life of David, a “man after God’s own heart.” Kids will observe how David trusted God through harrowing circumstances. They’ll make wise choices and watch God work in their own hearts.

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DISCIPLETOWN

DISCIPLETOWN | overview & curriculum map

OVERVIEW

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DiscipleTown equips kids with essential discipleship skills. DiscipleTown is downloadable Children’s Church curriculum TM

for kids in grades 1-6. A creative and adaptable town theme helps teach practical “Disciple Skills” that every follower of Jesus must develop in order to grow and live victoriously.

Other DiscipleTown features:

• Customizable

Adapt lessons and material to fit your teaching goals and ministry needs.

• Stand-alone

Each DiscipleTown Unit teaches one Disciple Skill. Buy and use in any order!

• Relatable

Lessons written by Karl Bastian, a veteran children’s pastor with extensive Kids Church experience.


DISCIPLETOWN | overview & curriculum map

CuRRICulum map (DiscipleTown Units in no particular order*)

How to Worship God

How to Make Good Friends

How to Use My Bible

How to Follow God’s Plan

How to Grow Spiritual Fruit

How to Make Good Choices

How to Show Respect

How to Walk in the Spirit

How to Pray

How to Be Jesus’ Disciple

How to Be Faithful Workers

How to Build Character

How to Love God

How to Navigate the Old Testament

How to Memorize God’s Word

How to Navigate the New Testament

How to Be Global Christians

How to Explain My Faith

How to Discover Gifts and Talents

How to Earn Eternal Rewards

How to Walk Victoriously

How to Study My Bible

How to Meet with God

How to Know the Truth

*DiscipleTown units are still in production. Check DiscipleLand.com for current availability.

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DISCIPLETOWN | resources

RESOuRCES DiscipleTown is sold in downloadable Units. Purchasing each Unit grants you a download link to all these digital resources and more! Full color digital files $44.95

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How to Worship God

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descriptions of the included slides and tips on Unittheir Summary use, see the notes accompanying each slide. Worship is not a new concept to children, but it is often misunderstood. Too often, kids do not realize the significance of worshiping the one, true God. Children assume that “worship” is synonymous with “singing.” This unit provides an understanding of what true worship is—and it offers some very practical ways that children can incorporate worship into their lives. This first lesson explains the core meaning of worship, “to show worth.” The second lesson will impart practical instruction on how to have daily quiet-times with God. The remaining two lessons will demonstrate how kids can worship through giving and by serving others.

Bonus Items

Lesson Summary

WELCOME!: candy, popsicle sticks LET’S PLAY!: poster board, various items CONNECT WITH YOUR KIDS: valuable personal item

Explore Scripture

KEYVERSE: none DRAMATIZE THE POINT: actors, chairs (optional) SNACK: chocolate coins GROUP ACTIVITY: fire pit, rocks, paper, lighter

How to Worship God

In this lesson, you will introduce kids to worship as a concept that is far broader and deeper than merely singing hymns and praise songs. You will challenge children to consider new and different ways that they can worship God.

How to Worship God—Lesson 1 © 2009, DiscipleLand. All rights reserved. Written by Karl Bastian / Kidology.org

Paul’s Power Principle: Worship is a show of worth.

How to Worship God—Lesson 1 © 2009, DiscipleLand. All rights reserved. Written by Karl Bastian / Kidology.org

SPARK INTEREST

Lesson Outline

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• Welcome! (p. 2) (p. 2)grab their attention. • Let’s Choose from the following activities and ideas toMeet-n-Greet! engage kids and • Let’s Worship! (p. 3) • Puppet Intro (p. 3) • Let’s Play! (p. 3) Welcome!—Candy Auction • Connect with Your Kids (p. 4) Supplies: candy, popsicle sticks • DiscipleTown Visitor (p. 4)

Show God’s Worth Disciple TarGeTs

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Let’s Meet-n-Greet!

Have the kids greet each other and ask three people, “What’s your favorite  candy?” Leaders should leave the stage and welcome any child they don’t recognize. Let your visitors know how glad you are that they are here. Ask if anyone had a birthday this past week. (See the How to Use DiscipleTown guide for quick and easy ways to acknowledge visitors and birthdays.)



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Four Bible lessons plus one review activity guide. Games, skits, object lessons, and puppet scripts.

More than 40 high-quality slides for each lesson! Simple to present and easy to modify, with outstanding graphics.

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Object Talks Videos p Four irresistible and hilarious object lessons presented by Karl Bastian. Offered in .mov and .mp4 formats.

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Four take-home, 10 minute devotions for parents to connect with their kids. Available in color and black & white.

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God knows everything about you. Every person sins against God. (See Daniel 9:4-5; Romans 3:23.) Every person will pay for sin—including you. (See Romans 5:12; 6:23a.)

Jesus died to forgive your sins. Jesus left heaven and lived a sinless life on earth. (See Matthew 1:21; John 10:10; 1 Peter 2:22.) Jesus took the punishment you deserved. (See 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 5:8.)

Jesus rose to give you new life! You can trust Jesus and become God’s child. (See John 1:12, 14:6.) You can trust Jesus and receive new life. (See John 5:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17.)

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ADVENTURE

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OVERVIEW Adventure motivates kids to TM

pursue their discipleship journey. This series of Bible studies for grades 1-6 covers an essential array of discipleship topics. Each exciting Adventure takes children to an exotic location around the world.

Every Adventure Leader Guide offers 12 Bible lessons and one review lesson. Leader resources provide creative ideas that help you stimulate children to grow strong. Visually stunning Student Workbooks help children apply Biblical principles.

Using Adventure Each Adventure is perfect for combined-age classes. Activities and workbooks are divided into ages 6-9 and 9-12. Use Adventure in a variety of ministry settings, including Sunday school, midweek, children’s church, or as a child’s personal Bible study. Four topical Adventures (each with 13 lessons) are presently available!

My Awesome Adventure: Finding New Life with Jesus Christ My Jungle Adventure: Walking with Christ and Growing Good Fruit My Volcano Adventure: Discovering the Bible’s Power My Big-Screen Adventure: Showing JESUS around the Globe

“My teachers love My Jungle Adventure! They feel it is the best program they have worked with. We plan on doing the other Adventures.” —Linda Balance, Children’s Director Desert Hills Evangelical Free Church, Phoenix, AZ 70

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ELEMENTARY | ADVENTURE | sample lesson

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Self-Control How to Break Bad Habits

Big Idea:

God empowers Christians to train desires and actions.

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Lesson Summary God is glorified when we live under His control, but a life out of control is like “a city without walls” (Proverbs 25:28). Our bodies are not our own (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and we should use them to glorify God. For adults, self-control breaks down in areas such as eating, drinking, exercise, finances, or sex, while children might struggle more with nose picking, nail biting, laziness, or interrupting. No matter what the habit, God offers the fruit of self-control to His children as they abide in Christ and obey Him.

Pray Together Thank God that the love of Jesus can help people break bad habits. Pray for God’s Spirit to show the children the areas in their lives that need self-control.

Spark Interest Begin your discussion of selfcontrol with one of the following activities. Age 6-12 Activities HABITs Write the word HABIT in block letters on the board. Say, “When you try to break a habit without God’s help, what happens?” Erase the H. “You still have ‘a bit’ left.” Erase the A. “Yep, there’s still ‘bit’ left.” Erase the B. “Now what’s left?” (IT—the habit.) Erase the T. “Now what’s left of the habit?” The class says, “I.” You say, “That’s the problem! ‘I’ was in the middle of the habit. I can’t break a habit by myself. I need God’s help to produce the fruit of the Spirit.”

Know

•Self-control from the Holy Spirit can help them overcome bad habits. •When they say “no” to their sinful natures, they will bear the fruit of selfcontrol. •God’s Word suggests that they pray, enlist support from friends, and train themselves to develop self-control.

Feel

•Convicted about bad habits in their lives. •Glad for help from Jesus in overcoming bad habits. •Motivated to develop self-control.

Do

•Identify bad habits. •Write the “fruit formula” from memory. •Discover ways to strengthen their self-control. •Memorize 1 Peter 5:8.

Age 6-9 Activity

Age 9-12 Activity

What Does It Mean?

In Training

Ask the class what they think selfcontrol means. Continue the discussion by asking, “How could you use self-control in these situations?”

You will need: a small pair of exercise weights.

•The kid behind you in line pushes you. •At 6:30 a.m., your mom calls, “Time to get up!” •You know you are supposed to fold laundry before you go out to play. •The cookies your mom baked are cooling in the kitchen, but she said don’t eat any until after dinner. •There’s a boy who keeps cheating in games during recess.

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Teacher Guide

Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 aloud, emphasizing the part about how everyone who competes goes into training, and how Paul “disciplined” his body and made it his slave. While you are reading, work your arms with the weights. When you finish, invite one student to hold the weights out to his or her sides, arms straight, for as long as possible. Time him or her. Ask, “What do you think would happen if so-and-so practiced this every day for a week?” Undoubtedly several other students will want to try as well, so save time for a little classroom competition.

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Be Dead and Alive!

to Break Bad Habits How No way can I stop scratching!

Kids, we’re almost back to the visitor’s center.

Yeah, if you’re dead, you won’t scratch.

You need this fruit formula one more time.

Don’t scratch them. They might get infected.

Good, ‘cause these bug bites are driving me crazy!

It takes self-control not to scratch bug bites.

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Guide students as they complete each exercise in their workbooks.

Select one of these activities to encourage students to apply the Bible truths of today’s lesson to their lives.

Page 45 After the children have found the hidden bad habits, invite them to suggest additional habits that children need to break.

Page 47 God’s Word offers other practical helps for developing self-control as we rely on Jesus and put our sin natures to death. Page 48 Heartbeat: Give the children time to reflect quietly about areas of their lives that lack self-control. Invite them to share some ideas about how they can grow stronger in self-control. Explore More: Hebrews 12 carries the strong message that God, our Father, wants to discipline us for our own good. Allow the children to draw this conclusion for themselves.

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Age 6-12 Activity Time Log Prepare a one-day time log for each student, either a schedule sheet modeled after a daily planner, or a timeline that leaves room for students to write their activities between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tell the class that use of time can be a good indicator of self-control. Let them fill in the chart for how they used their time yesterday, or give them the chart to take home and fill in a day of their lives during the next week. Take time as a class to interpret the results and make observations. How much time did they spend eating, sleeping, watching TV, reading the Bible, playing, doing homework, or completing chores? Refrain from making judgments,

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except to suggest that it’s healthy to live a balanced life. Age 6-9 Activity Taming the Tongue Art You will need paper, crayons or markers, a small amount of card stock, and scissors. In James 3:2-6, the tongue is compared to the rudder of a ship, the bit of a horse, and the spark that starts a forest fire. Choose one of these illustrations and make a model ahead of time: draw the picture, cut out a rudder, a bit, or a spark from the card stock, leaving a long handle on it. Make a small slit in the paper at the point where it fits. If you have metal brads, attach the rudder to the picture. Slide the item into the picture and wiggle it to show how the small thing controls the big thing. Age 9-12 Activity Self-Control Contracts Invite your students to write a short contract between themselves


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Exercise Self-control

How about you?

I’m going to stay glued to Jesus!

Self-control is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets!

Hebrews 12:12 says to strengthen your weak body parts!

What bad habit does God want you to break?

Identity your favorite sport or hobby:

Write one step you can take toward self-control.

Name an occupation or job that interests you: How is self-control important in this sport or job?

Read Hebrews 12:4-11. How many times does the word

Unscramble these words to discover ways to strengthen your self-control muscles.

YRAP _ _ _ _

discipline or chasten appear?

(Matthew 26:41)

What can you learn about God from this passage?

DRAWER _ _ _ _ _ _ yourself (Psalm 18:24) Tell a REDNIF _ _ _ _ _ _ (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) RANTI _ _ _ _ _

your body

Hey! If we all hold hands, we can’t scratch!

(1 Corinthians 9:27)

Tell why discipline and self-control are important for your future.

That’s what friends are for.

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and God about an area in which they need more self-control. Or, if your students have trusting relationships with each other, they can write a contract with a friend who will hold them accountable to help their self-control grow. Allow them to work privately, and then close the activity in prayer.

Memorize Bible Verse Use your favorite Bible translation to teach and rehearse this new Bible memory verse.

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back into the classroom. Let one at a time find a verse card and read it aloud to the class.

Pray for Life-Change Conclude your session with conversational prayer. Pray that the children will let the love of Christ control them. Pray for the personal requests of the children.

Topic: Self-Control Reference: 1 Peter 5:8 Memory Activity: You will need index cards and pencils or pens. Invite each student to copy today’s verse on a card (or a slip of paper). Gather all of the cards and ask the students to close their eyes, hide their heads, or step out of the room for a moment. Invite one student to help you hide all the cards around the room. Bring all the students

Self-control

Fruitfulness Journal Take extra time at the end of class to reflect on all nine fruits of the Spirit.

Hedonism If you have a mature group of students, discuss hedonism (the pursuit of pleasure) with them as described in James 4:1-3. Make a chart of the causes and effects in this passage. For information about temptations, refer to James 1:12-16. Fruit Salad To finish your study of the fruit of the Spirit, celebrate with a fruit salad. If possible, bring nine different kinds of fruit to put into the salad and assemble it during class. Review each fruit of the Spirit as you add items to the salad. Make the points that although these fruits are nice by themselves, when all the fruits are put together, they are even better. That’s how it is with the fruit of the Spirit. God is most glorified when they’re all present in our lives.

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