Sunday, April 28, 2013

Be a Light
I have done two different projects for this lesson, and depending on the ages of the students, and how much prep time you are willing to put into projects, you can pick which will be best for you. The light bulbs are thought questions and I just cut them out and put on a ring. The stoplight is the favorite and requires more work, but it still makes the kids think about what God wants from us.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wall Lesson Visuals (OT) by Nicole
I have something different for you! I have permission from my niece Nicole Whitacre to add her Bible class wall designs to the blog. They are different from what I usually do! I usually only do walls for VBS, even though there are a couple of lessons that I do walls for. I am going to divide them up, because it will be easier to view!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Whole Armor of God (Christian Soldier)
 Put on the whole Armor of God and be a faithful soldier for God.
Includes updated visuals and links to make your own armor.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What Does the Bible Say About the 10th Plague?

This is different from my normal posts, but it is absolutely worth taking the time to read to the end! I do everything I can to keep my Bible lessons and wording scriptural. This is one of those scriptures that I want to have correct. Like, for instance, Jonah and the great fish, Adam & Eve ate the fruit, etc.

This is one a lot of people have trouble with, and I really wanted a BIBLE answer after the latest Bible movie came out! Well, here it is. Ha! We have a scientist we attend worship with! Scott can read Hebrew, Greek and even speak it. Oh, it is AWESOME! So, let's go back to the ORIGINAL texts and see what God says. (Special thanks to Scott for the work and study to write this for me us!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Baptism of Jesus
Jesus is baptized by His relative John. This lesson includes a one-page slider for review.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jesus and His Miracles
 **This is an overview lesson on miracles. I picked several (not all) and combined into this one lesson, although there are a couple miracles that I did a whole lesson on. More Miracles of Jesus lessons will be added later.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Facebook Page

Life of Jesus Worksheets
Here are all the Life of Jesus Worksheets in one place! Just click on the title text to download the worksheet. The titles on the left are not ready and will be added soon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Engage: New Book!

Just Released!
Engage : Rethinking How We Walk Down the Aisle
Divorce used to be “taboo” in the church. Today, the tentacles reach almost every family in the church. So here’s the question:  Why do we keep doing the same thing expecting a different result?
An honest evaluation reveals the modern dating scene often leads to sexual activity before marriage. In many ways the current dating model is nothing more than “divorce practice.” Our young people are no longer striving to be pure before God. Isn’t it time to seek a real solution—a Biblical solution?
Dr. Brad Harrub and Rob Whitacre have authored a new book, Engage, to address this problem, and to offer a more Biblical way of looking at things. We believe this book will help build stronger relationships and better marriages. 
We believe it is time for parents and young people to “Engage” and consider a better alternative.
We hope you will consider this book for your young families.
13 chapters—perfect for Bible class
$15.00/book (discounts for bulk)
This post about the above info taken from the flyer for this new book. The book is written by my nephew and Brad Harrub! I have not seen it yet! And, no, I am not receiving anything for this post or the link on the sidebar. (Thought I would add that in case you are wondering!)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Letters From Paul Update!

We have finished the book of Acts studies! It is such a long series, and I love it! Following the Acts series, I usually do several lessons about the Old Testament vs. the New Testament laws and "What Does God Want Now?".

But, I added more Life of Jesus and took away some of these lessons, which included Worship, Elders & Deacons, the Bible, etc. So I will add those lessons later to the blog when I have time to update them. We will be doing Moses & the 10 Plagues this week and then Esther next week. The kids LOVE those lessons! I have a couple of kids that were in my class for these before and they are excited!

Since those are already posted, I will be adding a couple of lessons that I found 'lost' at the bottom of my post lists. I didn't realize they were ready and not posted! Then, we will begin the Letters From Paul series of lessons until the end of May. I actually am writing this post so that those of you that have read the other updates will know why we are not doing the Letters From Paul lessons.

Also, what I am going to do is have the kids add a piece to their shield for The Armor of God each week. It will get them excited, and the shields will be ready when we do the lesson. Here are the directions for the shield with the printables (copied & pasted from the Armor of God post coming soon!):
I made these shields from poster board. It is much easier and faster to cut them 'assembly line' style. By that I mean, I cut all the rectangles for the shields, the strips for the borders, the cross shapes, etc. and assembled them. Each shield is about 20 x 14.
First, I cut the red poster board in half down the center. Then, I cut about an inch off across the top, which will be used for one of the back straps for the students arm to hold the shield.

I rounded the corners of my shields off, but you can save a lot of work if you keep them square. Next, the trimmed the corners, and cut strips of the yellow poster board.
Yellow Poster Board: I wanted the shield divided so the kids could add something to it for the month leading up to this lesson, so this is what I did. Obviously, the pattern on the shields are unlimited! For the center cross I cut the strips 1 1/2" long. The long vertical is 13" long (point to point) and the horizontal line is 10" (point to point).
The yellow strips around the outside are about 1", and I also added inside corners to finish off the corners. Once the edges and the center cross was glued, I added red glitter glue circles and let everything dry.
I will add the arm handles on the back the week of the lesson, so they are not in the way each week we add the pictures on the front. Also, the kids will add their photo the first week, but I have added the picture of Jesus in Heaven in case you'd rather use that.
Click here to print the pictures for the shield.