Monday, August 6, 2012

Nicodemus

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This is so interesting for the students.
After making the poster, they really understand what Jesus is talking about.

Today we’re learning about Nicodemus. Nicodemus is found in John 3:1-21. He was a rich man. He was a member of the Sanhedrin, which was the ruling council. He was respected. He also was one of the men talking about Jesus to others trying to decide if He was the Savior. They also realized that the miracles Jesus had been doing could only be done if God was with Him.
During the night, Nicodemus went to see Jesus. He told Jesus that we know the You are a teacher sent from God. So, Nicodemus asked Jesus "What do I have to do to see the kingdom of heaven?"
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3uNEVAAKowpZC1jQkJEbjRjVWs
Jesus told him that one had to be born again to see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus asked how anyone could be born when they were old…Could he go back into his mother and be born again?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3uNEVAAKowpckc2OVhxMUljU0k

Vs. 5 {Today’s scripture} Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus told Nicodemus that the wind blows and you can hear it, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it goes. You can't see it. Jesus said it is the same as being born of the Spirit. Nicodemus asked how can this be? Click here for poster.
Jesus told Nicodemus that "You are a ‘teacher of Israel’, so why don't you know these things?"  (vs. 10) Jesus said that He is telling people about God, but Nicodemus didn't believe it. Jesus told Nicodemus that in vs. 12 “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”
Jesus told him that vs. 15 “Whoever believes in Me should not perish but have eternal life” because God loves the world and wants everyone to go to heaven. He sent Jesus so everyone could be saved. By believing in God and wanting to go to heaven, we need to study the Bible and see what God wants us to do, that includes being baptized and living faithfully.
 
Later, after Jesus’ trial, Nicodemus will stand up for Jesus. (John 19:39)
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3uNEVAAKowpQUVrTWs0MDVZNUk
Worksheet to reinforce the lesson. You can print it here.
The workbook has lapbook style on the left, with questions on the top and lift the flap to write the answer.
There are 2 lapbook printables for Nicodemus. You can print them here:
 
This is the printable for today's lesson. The kids will cut out Jesus and Nicodemus and glue them to the background page. You can print it here.

You can find all the download links for the Life of Jesus lapbooks and the lapbook worksheets here.
Bible Verse: Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3:5  (NKJV) Click here to download the Bible verse.
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3uNEVAAKowpUE5JOTZCNTBXa3c
You can download the Nicodemus poster printables here.  Directions are included in the download for the discussion for each section.
 
Before class: For each student: you need the LARGE/LONG size construction paper, print a title, the baptism steps (set of 3), a heart (diecut or sticker), 1/2" pom pom brown balls (plastic eyes if you want, or print a caterpillar), pretend butterfly (or use a sticker, diecut, or print one). The poster needs to have room for the title on top, then squares drawn to fill the rest of the paper (2 across & 3 down). 
 
There are free visual aids here.  (Original publisher)
 
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.

9 comments:

  1. Found your site on Pinterest. I look forward to future posts. I have a similar site -- www.biblesongsandmore.com.

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    1. Thanks for much, I appreciate your comment and will look at your blog!

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  2. This was just what I needed to teach this story. Thanks so much for posting and sharing. I teach Bible classes to underprivileged children in a gov. subsidized housing project. I believe they will really understand the meaning of baptism.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving the nice comment! Glad you can use the printable!

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    2. What wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing!

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    3. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the nice comment!

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    4. Thank you so much. This is just what I need for my Sunday School class.

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  3. I am having a problem getting the pdf for the picture on baptism that goes with the Nicodemus lesson. Any ideas what the problem might be? I didn't have any problem with the pdf for the baby picture.
    Thank you,
    Patricia

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    1. Patricia, I looked over everything, and updated this post. I think everything is working, please let me know if I missed something. Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate you being here.

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