Sunday School

Why Sunday School?

Sunday Sunday may not be for every church and more and more churches are moving away from this form of Christian Education.  We believe that Sunday School is an important place of nurture. A place where, children are taught and shown that God loves them more than they can ever imagine, and that Jesus is with them, always.

nullKingdom Quest

We use the scope and sequence from a curriculum called Kingdom Quest.  This curriculum is designed to help children learn the important events in the life of God's people and to integrate great Biblical truths into their lives. 

Sept. 15 - Esau and Jacob

Bible Event: Genesis 25:24-34  

Key Verse: Romans 5:8, “Christ died for us while we were still sinners.” 

We will help kids know:

  • Jacob and Esau weren’t the perfect family, but God still used them in his plan for salvation.
  • God’s forgiveness is there even when we have made major mistakes.

We will help kids feel:

  • Thankful for God’s forgiveness.
  • Confident in God’s forgiveness for them.

We will help kids do:

  • Respond by forgiving others when they have been wronged.
  • Tell others about God’s love for them.

Sept. 22 - Jacob's Dream

Bible Event: Genesis 29:1-35           

Key Verse: Psalm 145:18: “The LORD is near to everyone who prays to him.”          

We will help kids know:

  • Laban tricked Jacob. 
  • Jacob married two wives.
  • Through Leah’s son Judah, God would send his Son Jesus to save the world.      

We will help kids feel:

  • Sad about lies and deceitfulness.
  • Confident to go to God for forgiveness and that he will work it out.

We will help kids do:

  • Commit to behave in an honest manner.
  • Pray for God’s help in their family messes.

Sept. 29 - Jacob and Esau Are Reunited

Bible Event: Genesis 32:3-21, 33:1-11           

Key Verse: Luke 18:27, “Jesus said, ‘The things that are impossible for people to do are possible for God to do.’”

We will help kids know:

  • Jacob tried to buy Esau’s forgiveness and love with gifts.
  • God had already taken care of the problem for Jacob by giving Esau a forgiving heart.
  • Jacob received Esau’s forgiveness then gave gifts out of love.
  • God healed the family with forgiveness as both brothers changed how they felt about each other.
  • Jesus’ forgiveness helps us forgive others.

We will help kids feel:

  • Hope over losses they have in their family relationships.
  • Power to forgive when family members have injured them, because God has forgiven them

We will help kids do:

  • Talk about areas of injury and pray that the Lord would release them from bitterness over those things and, instead, forgive.
  • Ask for God’s forgiveness for their sins committed against others and God.

Oct. 6 - Joseph and His Brothers

Bible Event: Genesis 37            

Key Verse: John 8:36, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.”

We will help kids know:

  • Joseph and his brothers had many problems in their family due to jealousy.
  • God can change our hearts to help us overcome jealousy.      

We will help kids feel:

  • Sadness over the areas in their lives where they are jealous of others.
  • Comfort in knowing that Jesus has freed us from the areas where jealousy used to control us.         

We will help kids do:

  • Identify a person they are jealous of and see the “jail” it puts them in.
  • Turn the person over to Jesus in prayer.
  • Thank God that he is the one who overcomes our jealousy.
  • Identify times in their families when jealousy damages relationships and pray for those times. 

Oct. 13 - Joseph, a Prisoner in Egypt

Bible Event: Genesis 39               

Key Verse: James 4:7a, “So place yourselves under God’s authority.”

We will help kids know:

  • The story of Joseph’s temptation and faithfulness when he lived with Potiphar.
  • God was faithful to Joseph even if it didn’t seem so at first.

We will help kids feel:

  • Repentant for the times they have given into temptation.
  • Confident of the fact that God is always with us so we should remain faithful to him

We will help kids do:

  • Role-play situations when they might be tempted to sin, and act out how God can make a difference in each situation.
  • Pray for God’s help at times when they are tempted.

Oct. 20 - Spiritual Warfare - Take a Stand

Bible Event: 1 Peter 5:8, Luke 10:18-19         

Key Verse: James 4:7b, “Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.”

We will help kids know:

  • Satan is real and he uses different strategies to trick us.
  • Jesus has defeated Satan through his death and resurrection.
  • We stand on the conquered ground Jesus has won.
  • We have Jesus’ authority over Satan.

We will help kids feel:

  • Alert and cautious since they have such a serious enemy.
  • Bold and courageous to stand on conquered ground by calling upon the name of Jesus.
  • Released from the load of worries and fears.
  • Uplifted by Jesus’ presence in their life.

We will help kids do:

  • Identify times when they are under spiritual attack.
  • Use prayer and God’s Word to stand firmly on the conquered ground that Jesus has given us through his shed blood.
  • Be able to say, “I belong to Jesus. Satan, take a hike!” when they are attacked by him.

Oct. 27 - Joseph, a Ruler in Egypt

Bible Event: Genesis 41             

Key Verse: Psalm 50:15, “Call on me in times of trouble. I will rescue you, and you will honor me.”      

We will help kids know:

  • The Bible event of Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams.
  • When they trust and obey God in all situations, God will take care of them.
  • God is always present and active in their lives. He is more powerful than any bad thing that can happen to them.

We will help kids feel:

  • Confident of the daily blessings and care God does give them.
  • Secure in the knowledge that God is with them even when a situation looks really bad.

We will help kids do:

  • Praise God for being powerful in their lives.
  • Pray about situations in their lives that look bad and turn them over to their loving Father.

 

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