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Teacher’s Manual

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Lower Primary C1

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TEACHER'S MANUAL

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Lower Primary C1

A Christian Education curriculum for children aged 7 to 9 years.

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Contents For the teacher What you will find in each lesson Music and drama CD and CD-ROM Curriculum stance Training and support Five circles of learning Connect icons Introduction—God’s great kingdom plan Lesson 1 The leadership crisis Lesson 2 God’s chosen leader Lesson 3 God, the King, rejected Lesson 4 The people’s king Lesson 5 David chosen as king Lesson 6 God’s Saviour King Lesson 7 God’s eternal kingdom Lesson 8 God’s king in action Lesson 9 The Son of God is King Lesson 10 Easter: Jesus is the King

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1 Kings 3:1–15; 4:29–34 1 Kings 4–9 1 Kings 11–14 1 Kings 15—2 Kings 24 1 Kings 17–18; Jeremiah 2 Kings 25; Jeremiah 52 Daniel 1–2, 6 Ezekiel 34 Nehemiah Proverbs 3:5–6

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Easter assembly—The king is alive

Luke 1:31–33, 23; Romans 8:11

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Special lesson—Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21–35; Colossians 3:13

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Judges 1 Samuel 1–7 1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9–15 1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 8–24; Psalm 51 1 Kings 1–2 Matthew 27

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Introduction—Remember God is King Lesson 11 Solomon asks for wisdom Lesson 12 Solomon’s temple Lesson 13 Forgetting the true King Lesson 14 The downfall of the kingdom Lesson 15 The people won’t listen Lesson 16 Away from God’s land Lesson 17 Daniel stays faithful to God Lesson 18 Hope for the kingdom Lesson 19 God brings his people home Lesson 20 Kate Bracks

Teaching ideas Help with classroom management Helpful teaching techniques Teaching Memory verses Is your class different? Bible icon The special needs of indigenous students Understanding the student: the learning theory undergirding Connect Activity Books icon in the (S)RE class Using appropriate language When a student wants to make a response Christian Education outcomes Visual Aid icon

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For information about what is included CDyour iconMusic and drama CD and CD-ROM, refer to page 6. on

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God’s eternal kingdom

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2 Samuel 7

LESSON AIM

(5:5—6:23).

■ To help students to understand how God’s promises to David are fulfilled in Jesus.

With the ark in Jerusalem, and rest from all his enemies, David decided to build a house for the ark. In these verses there is a play on the word ‘house’. In the original text the same word is used for ‘palace’, ‘temple’ and ‘kingdom’ (i.e. dynasty). So chapter 7 begins with David proposing to build a ‘house’ for the Lord but ends with the Lord promising to establish David’s ‘house’ forever.

LESSON OUTCOMES

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Students will learn about: ■ David’s reign as king over Israel ■ God’s promise to David to establish his kingdom forever.

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Students will learn to: ■ understand that Jesus is a descendant of David and is our king. This is how God has fulfilled his promise that David’s kingdom would last forever.

MEMORY VERSE

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Teach me to follow you, and I will obey your truth … I praise you, Lord God. Psalm 86:11–12 (CEV)

» Bible background

God also informs David that his son would be the one to build a ‘house for my Name’ (7:13, NIV). The CEV Bible misses the subtlety here by translating ‘house’ in this verse as ‘temple’. The house that David’s son will build is not a ‘house for the Lord’, as though God could be confined to a building, but rather a house ‘for his name’. Yahweh is the transcendent, sovereign Lord God of Israel, and could never be confined to a house, as David suggested. God’s temple would be one where his name rested. God’s promise to David is a significant marker in salvation history. God’s promises to Abraham are ultimately fulfilled in David’s son—the Messiah, the one descended from David. And this is Jesus.

Much has come to pass since last lesson when David defeated Goliath. Saul, after becoming profoundly jealous of David’s instant stardom, not to mention his valour and many God-empowered military successes, relentlessly pursued David in an attempt to kill him. David fled to Philistia, the Philistines continued to wage war on Israel, and as we read at the end of 1 Samuel, Saul and his three sons died in battle against the Philistines. After Saul’s death, David returned to Judah where he was made king. He reigned over Judah for seven and a half years before he was made King of all Israel (5:5). David’s national reign began well; he captured Jerusalem, defeated the Philistines and brought the ark of the Lord into Jerusalem

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BEFORE YOU START ■ If you intend to use an interactive whiteboard, review the PowerPoint slide(s) for this lesson on the CD-ROM that comes with this manual.

You will need

■ You will need to have two copies of the Visual aid on page 22 of the Crown and Character outline for this lesson. ■ You will also need stickers to hand out at the end of the lesson. If you can, choose stickers with a Bible verse on them so students can read them after class. ■ Enlarge and photocopy the Visual aids on pages 67–68 of David’s family tree and ‘Jesus’. ■ Make enough copies of the Visual aid on page 69 of the Bible passage and questions so there is one for each pair of students.

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✔ A CEV Bible marked at 2 Samuel 7:28–29 ✔ Stickers (see Before you start) ✔ Visual aids on pages 67–69 of David’s family tree, ‘Jesus’ and Bible passage and questions (see Before you start) ✔ Visual aid on page 22 of the Crown and Character outline (see Before you start) ✔ Blu-Tack ✔ Marker ✔ I want to follow Jesus (track 6) on CEP’s Lower Primary CD ✔ CD player or MP3 player and portable speakers ✔ David’s family tree from the Coloured Visual aid pack ✔ Activity books ✔ Materials for Taking it further (optional) ✔ The CD-ROM from this manual if you intend to use an interactive whiteboard to display the PowerPoints of the lessons, song words or prayers.

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If your lessons are longer than the standard, you may find the following resources useful. ■ David was a mighty king (track 15) on Emu Music’s The King, the snake and the promise CD.

» Teacher’s prayer Pray that God will enable your students to concentrate well and understand the fact that Jesus is in David’s family line and thus is the fulfilment of God’s promises. Pray that your students will begin to see what it looks like to trust God’s promises personally. Thank God for the weekly opportunity to teach your students and pray for them by name.

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■ Remember the Lord (track 2) on Colin Buchanan’s Colin’s favourites CD.

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■ Who can give me the definition of a ‘promise’? (Accept responses. Encourage several students to have a try at answering.) What if I said to you, ‘I promise that I will give each of you a sticker when we finish our lesson today?’ ■ What would you think if the lesson ended and I didn’t give you the sticker? (Accept responses. Students may think that I was not trustworthy and that I lied; I didn’t keep my promise.)

God has made promises in the Bible and if you were in an (S)RE class last year, we saw that we can trust his promises because he always keeps them.

Well, David was now in Jerusalem in a very fine palace and was very comfortable. And as he was sitting in his palace he looked around and saw the tent that housed the sacred chest. And David had an idea. ■ Who wants to have a guess what David’s idea was? (Accept responses.) David’s idea was to build a special temple where he could put the sacred chest and where the people of Israel could come and worship God, who always looked after them! But God surprised David by saying that he didn’t want David to build him a temple!

Bible to icon We are going get into pairs now and fill in this worksheet. I will be walking around the Activity Books icon room to help you.

Well, God also made promises to David once he became king and we’re going to see that God kept his promises, and that those promises are for us here today too!

Distribute the Visual aid on page 69 of the Visual Aid icon Bible passage and questions to each pair. Roam the classroom so you can help students CD andicon ensure they remain on task.

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■ Who can remember the name of the boy who defeated Goliath from last lesson? (Accept responses. David.)

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This was the tent (or tabernacle) that stayed with Israel while they were wandering in the desert, so that they knew God was with them and had done great things for them.

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■ What would you think if the lesson ended and as you all left I did hand out a sticker to each of you? (Accept responses. Students may think that you are trustworthy and keep your promises. You mean what you say and you do what you say you will do.)

■ Can anyone remember what the sacred chest in the tent was? (Accept responses. The sacred chest was a special box that God instructed the Israelites to make. Inside were important items, such as the Ten Commandments, that encouraged the people of Israel and reminded them that God was with them.)

» Bible focus

Bible iconDavid defeated the giant Many years after Goliath, Saul died and David was officially Activity Books icon made king. Display the Visual aid on page 22 of the Visual Aid icon Crown and Character outline (see Before you start). Write ‘King David’ on the icon and ask a student to Blu-Tack the CharacterCD outline Crown on ‘King David’. Leave the outline displayed for the lesson. Music icon King David led his people in battle, and they iconof Jerusalem. They then capturedWord the city brought the sacred chest in the tent into Jerusalem. Maths & Logic icon

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Thank you for working so well in your pairs. Music icon Let’s grab some answers from you. Choose some pairs to answer the two questions Word icon from the worksheet. So God promised that icon one of David’s Maths & Logic descendants Biblewould icon always be king.

icon a line of descendants is by One wayBody to follow Activity Books icon looking at a family tree. Space & Vision icon

Display the Visual aid on page 67 or the Visual Aid icon Coloured Visual aid of David’s family tree.

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If we follow David’s family tree, following CD icon down, down, down the line for a long time, Self icon we come to a man named Joseph. Joseph was Music icon to marry Mary. God told Mary that she would Nature icon have a son.

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Bible icon ■ What was the name of this baby? Activity BooksJesus.) icon (Accept responses.

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The solution to the find-a-word in the Activity book is below:

Display the Visual aid on page 68 of Visual Aid icon ‘Jesus’.

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» Connections Music icon

Word ■ Why do youicon think it is important that we know David’s family tree? Maths & LogicTo icon (Accept responses. know that God’s promise came true; God is trustworthy and icon keepsBody his promises.) You know, this promise is for you and me too— Space & Vision icon not just for David. ■ How do you think Jesus Interpersonal icon being King forever is an important promise for us? (Accept responses.)

» Concluding prayer

God sent Jesus to be the King who will rule forever. When ask Jesus to be king of Naturewe icon our lives, we will be with him forever in his kingdom that will never end!

Dear God, thank you for teaching us about your promise to David and how that promise is for us too. Thank you that we can be part of your kingdom forever with Jesus. Amen.

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When King David heard God’s promise he was so thankful, so he prayed. Listen to this small part of his prayer.

Read 2 Samuel 7:28–29 from a CEV Bible.

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I like to pray to God tooicon because I am so thankful Activity Books that he sent Jesus to be King of his kingdom forever and that when I love and follow Jesus Visual Aid icon I will be part of his kingdom forever!

icon Ask for a Bible volunteer CD icon to pray a short prayer of thanks to God. If no one volunteers, pray a two-sentence Activity Books icon prayer yourself. Music icon

Display the second copy of the Visual aid Visual Aid icon Bible iconCrown and Character onWord pageicon 22 of the outline (see Before you start). Write icon ‘Jesus’ onCD the Character and ask a student Activity outline Books icon Maths & Logic icon to Blu-Tack the Crown on ‘Jesus’.

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Visual Aid icon Bible icon Jesus is the eternal Body icon King—he is our king forever! Distribute the Activity books and Word icon Activity Books icon Spaceplay &CD Vision icon Iicon want to follow Jesus (track 6) on CEP’s Lower Primary CD while Maths &Music Logic icon Visual Aid iconicon Interpersonal your students complete the page. Hand out a sticker to each of your students at the end of Body icon the lesson. CD Selficon iconWord icon

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Bible icon Visual Aid icon Taking it further Activity CD icon Books icon

SINGING Visual Aid icon Music icon

I am the CD Lord (track 7) on CEP’s Lower Primary icon Word icon CD.

Bible icon Music icon are suggested in Other Supplementary Maths songs & Logic icon resources at the start of the lesson. Activity Books icon Word icon Body icon

DRAWING AND DESIGN Visual iconicon Maths Aid & Logic Space & Vision icon

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FAMILY TREE

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PRAISE Interpersonal icon

Ask the students to do one of the following Self icon activities in small groups:

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The students could design and draw their own Body icon Nature icon family trees.

Space & Vision icon Bible Exploration icon

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Remind the students that the sacred chest represented God’s presence among his people. The temple was to house the sacred chest. Read 1 Corinthians 3:16 to the students from a CEV Bible. Discuss the verse, using the following questions as a guide. ■ How does God show his presence today? (Accept responses. Through the Holy Spirit.) ■ How are Christians like a temple? (Accept responses. The Holy Spirit lives in them, so God is always with them.) ■ What does it mean to you that God has sent the Holy Spirit to be with his people? (Accept responses.)

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Invite theCD students icon Body iconto design Interpersonal icon their own temple. They can either draw the temple, or build it using blocks or Music any other construction materials that icon Space & Vision icon Self icon are available.

THE TEMPLE

• write a poem Nature iconof praise to God • write words of praise to God to a known Bibletune Exploration icon • create a dance of praise to go with one of the songs on CEP’s Lower Primary CD.

» Teacher reflections

■ Is the lesson flowing comfortably or do the students become distracted? What can you do to maintain interest and energy? ■ Have you encouraged some quieter students to become involved in the lesson by answering questions?

» For next lesson ■ You will need to prepare the Visual aids on page 75 of the Flip discs.

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Connect C1 Lower Primary | Lesson 7

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Connect C1 Lower Primary | Lesson 7

Bible passage & questions

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2 Samuel 7:11b–13, 16 (CEV)

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Now I promise that you and your descendants will be kings. I’ll choose one of your sons to be king when you reach the end of your life and are buried in the tomb of your ancestors. I’ll make him a strong ruler, and no one will be able to take his kingdom away from him. He will be the one to build a temple for me. I will make sure that one of your descendants will always be king.

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Who will build the temple for God instead of David?

What promise does God make to David?

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