Jesus’ teachings include His sayings and parables. Everything that Jesus said is important and can help our students grow in the maturity of their Christian character.
The lessons I’ve included in this collection start after the Sermon on the Mount and extend up until the Holy Week.
Each of the lessons has games, crafts, and other activities to help you teach the stories and to help the kids apply the message. I’m also including a list of resources you might want to add to the lessons to make them that much better.
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- Counting the Cost
- What It Takes to be One of Jesus’ Followers
- The Calling of Matthew
- Jesus, the Doctor for Our Souls
- Jesus the Groom
- New Wine into New Wineskins
- The Harvest is Plentiful
- Jesus Gives Everyone a Chance!
- Don’t Be Afraid of People
- Wisdom is Proved by Her Actions
- Come to Me, All You Who are Weary and Burdened
- Jesus Steals Us Back!
- If You’re Not With Me, You’re Against Me
- Being a Part of Jesus’ Family
- Saved by Faith
- Growing in God – The Parable of the Sower
- The Good and Bad Seed – The Parable of the Weeds
- A Little Bit Goes a Long Way – The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast
- Worth More than Anything – The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
- The Good and Bad Fish – Parable of the Net
- John the Baptist is Beheaded
- It’s What Comes Out of Your Mouth
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- Only Jesus Can Judge, But He'd Rather Forgive Instead – The Woman Caught in Adultery
- The Good Shepherd
- On This Rock - Peter's Confession of Christ
- "Get Behind Me, Satan" - Jesus Predicts His Death
- Jesus Looks for the Lost - Parable of the Lost Sheep
- God Welcomes the Lost - Parable of the Prodigal Son
- How to Solve a Problem with Someone
- Forgiven to Forgive - The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
- Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself - The Parable of the Good Samaritan
- Heaven and Hell - Lazarus and the Rich Man
- The Rich, Young Ruler - Loving God and Others More Important than Money
- God Wants Everyone to Go to Heaven - The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
- How to Make God Think We're Great - Serving Others
- Being a Good Influence - Zacchaeus Changes His Ways
- Making Time for Jesus - Mary and Martha
- Who Listens to God? – The Parable of the Two Sons
- Giving God His Due - The Parable of the Tenants
- Who's Invited? - The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
- What Will It Be Like? - Marriage at the Resurrection
- It's Not How Much We Give but How Much We Trust - The Widow's Offering
- Be Ready! No One Knows the Day or the Hour
- Use It or Lose It - The Parable of the Talents
You don’t need anything extra to use the lessons. I will, however, provide some suggestions you might find helpful. You can use these resources in addition to or instead of the ideas I’ve provided.
Here are the resources I recommend for the entire series. I’ll list story-specific resources at the end of each lesson.
- The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible – for telling the stories with beautiful artwork and Biblical accuracy
- The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Stories for Children – for telling the stories to younger children
- Superbook: The Miracles of Jesus and Jesus Heals the Blind – animated videos from the updated Superbook series, includes time-traveling children who learn lessons from the story
- The Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible: The Miracles of Jesus – animated video with time-traveling teenagers who witness the Biblical story, realistic art style
- Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: Miracles of Jesus – another animated video with a Disneyesque art style and no time traveling
- Manga Comic Book: Messiah – for your classroom or church library
- My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional – a devotional to recommend for families or older students
- Jesus in the Spotlight and Jesus – Awesome Power, Awesome Love (Discover 4 Yourself series) – in-depth Bible study books for older children based on John 1-10 and John 11-16
Find more resources on my Free Children's Sunday School Lessons page!