Sunday School Lessons Archive

God’s goal for children

  Selecting the very best curriculum for children is a pivotal and challenging task—a decision to be bathed in prayer and filtered through God’s Word. As you begin this process, think about God’s overarching purpose of Christian education: “What is God’s goal for your children?” “What does He want them to become?” Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them …

Jesus’ Birth: God Is With Us

  “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14, NKJV). Immanuel means God is with us. As Christmas drew near, my Church decided to stage its first children’s pageant. We hoped to write a script and reenact a play that would vibrate with the truth about the …

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

One day, Jesus healed 10 men who were sick with a horrible disease called leprosy (Luke 17:12-19). Only one of the men took time to thank Jesus for healing him. How do you think Jesus felt about this? Share with friends...

6 Keys: Teaching children discipline

Kids protest, “Why are you punishing me?” Children only see that correction results in a rebuke, spanking, or loss of privileges. They cannot yet appreciate the long-term value of godly discipline that molds, strengthens, and perfects their character. “An effective, Biblically sound children’s training process must be comprehensive and ultimately help kids know God intimately, love Him passionately, and serve Him selflessly.”   Children are …

Monkey See, Monkey Do: How to grow Christ-like kids.

We’ve all heard the saying “Monkey see – monkey do.” This statement describes the process by which a young child imitates the conduct of others, especially his or her parents or siblings. Do the words we speak, the behaviors we model, and the expectations we convey shape our children’s character? The Apostle Paul penned these inspired words to his friends in the church at Philippi, …