This unit teaches children to use their 66- shooter (Bible) to win over sin. It meets children right where they are.
Each lesson contains a brief Bible study to help you have a scriptural foundation for what you are about to teach.
There's more! The curriculum is packed with meaty ideas so you can pick and choose according to your own style and personality. Also there are so many churches that have long services. I wanted to provide enough materials that people with long services could have plenty to do. Some churches divide the lesson into two parts and teach it two weeks. That provides a double value for your money. The children are having a principal reinforced through repetition and you get more lessons for your money.
The foundation for each lesson is the Bible Story. Some people feel that children don't need a Bible story. My experience is that children are lacking the foundational knowledge of Bible stories that is so necessary for practical application. But it is important that we make the stories come off the pages. If you need help making Bible stories come alive see my teacher training series or my DVDs.
LESSON 1: FILL UP WITH GOD'S WORD
OBJECTIVE: WHEN WE FILL OUR LIVES WITH JESUS AND HIS WORD WE CAN OVERCOME SIN.SCRIPTURE VERSE: "THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MINE HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST THEE" PSALMS 119:11 Curriculum comes with both KJV and NIV verses in book and flyers.
BIBLE STUDY: GOD'S WORD
David only had a small portion of our Bible, yet he placed great importance on its value. In Psalms 19, David paints a picture that reveals the value he placed on God's word.THE BIBLE IS PERFECT
Psalms 19:7 "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple."perfect. We need to make the Bible the final authority in our lives, because His word is perfect.
God's word converts or restores us. If only we could train ourselves to bring our hurts and broken dreams to God. Then pour the soothing water of the Word on our wounds to receive healing and restoration.THE BIBLE IS SURE
God's word is sure. Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away." Do you really trust God's word? Are you confident that he means what he says? Often we accept people's opinions of God, above what His word actually says. David, through practical experience found God's word infallible and sure.
Because God's advice never fails, it makes even the simple wise. God's word causes us to be more intelligent. I have heard reports of students whose grade average improved, as a direct result of studying and meditating on God's word. God's word works!
THE BIBLE IS RIGHT
Psalms 19:8 "The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes."
Right. Isn't it wonderful that God's word is always right? Every situation has a solution from God's word. The knowledge that God's word is always right, causes our heart to rejoice.
Psalms 119:140 "Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it." God's word is pure. As we behold the purity of God it causes our eyes to be enlightened. A desire is born to be like Him.
Psalms 119:9 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word."
THE BIBLE IS PRECIOUS
Psalms 19:10 "More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."
God's judgments and the fear of the Lord are to be desired and esteemed more valuable than gold. Top priority is given to the pursuit of money and gold in today's society. When God's children begin to pursue His wisdom, and His nature with that same fervor . . . they will find Him.
God's word is sweeter than the taste of honey. Only a person with a sweet tooth can fully appreciate this analogy. This craving and devotion for God's word does not just happen. It comes from cultivating a friendship with God. As we eat God's word, our spirit man will grow, just as food makes our bodies grow.
1 Peter 2:2 "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby."
OBEDIENCE BRINGS A REWARD
Psalms 19:11 "Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward."
God's word is a flashing caution light; if heeded, it will prevent many heartaches and sorrows. When you choose to obey God's word, to walk the highway of holiness, God will reward you. That reward is not always immediate, but the reward is certain!
Luke 11:28 "But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."