LESSON: WHO IS JESUS // JESUS IS LORD // PRESCHOOL
This lesson will help children understand that Jesus is Lord of all.
MEMORY VERSE: (10 minutes)
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY: Complete the “WHO IS JESUS” activity page.
Explain to your kids that they are to draw a line from Jesus in the center of the page, to any item that helps to describe Jesus. After they finish, have them share with you how the pictures they selected describe Jesus. Then, share with them the following:
Praying Girl: Jesus prayed to His Father, and we can do the same because Jesus is our Lord.
Crown: Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is our King.
Manger: Jesus is God’s Son. He came to earth as a little baby to save us.
Dove: Jesus is pure and holy, because He is God.
Bible: The Bible says the Word was with God and the Word became flesh and lived among us. (Jesus is the Word.)
LESSON INTRODUCTION: (10 minutes) (Paul’s message to the Romans)
We already learned that Jesus is the Son of God, and then that Jesus is God. Today, we are going to learn how Jesus is Lord of all. Let’s look in the Bible and read from the Book of Romans.
READ: Romans 10:9-13 (Read from a children’s Bible)
*As you read this passage, point to the different areas of your body as they are mentioned.
If you declare with your mouth (point to your mouth), “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart (point to your heart), that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart (point to your heart) that you believe (point to your brain) and are justified, and it is with your mouth (point to your mouth), that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes (point to you brain) in Him will never be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (5 minutes)
- According to what we just read, who is Lord? (Jesus.)
- What should we say with our mouths? (That Jesus us Lord.)
- What should we believe in our hearts? (That God raised Jesus from the dead.)
- What will Jesus our Lord do for all who call upon Him? (He will richly bless them and they will be saved.)
APPLICATION: Discuss what it means to have Jesus be Lord over everything. ie: (sharing toys)
PRAYER: Jesus, You are my Lord. Guide me down a path of righteousness. Be my guide in everything I do. Amen
LESSON: HOLY SPIRIT // THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN US // ELEMENTARY
The Holy Spirit lives in us when we become believers.
MEMORY WORK (The Spirit of Truth)
“The one who keeps God’s commands lives in Him and He in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit He gave us.” 1 John 3:24
SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION
Becoming a Christian starts with the Holy Spirit’s conviction of sin and leads to repentance and forgiveness before God. It’s more than just saying a prayer or simply choosing to believe in God. We must accept the sacrifice of Christ and deliberately align our lives to God’s Word. When we truly believe, the Spirit of God lives inside of us and shows us how to live for the Lord and turn from sin.
READ: Romans 8:1-17 (Living with the Spirit)
1. What are we free from because of the Spirit? (The law of sin and death.)
2. Since we don’t live in sin as believers, how should we live? (In the Spirit.)
3. What will happen when we allow the Spirit to guide our minds and thoughts? (We will experience life and peace.)
4. Who are we if we are lead by the Spirit? (Children of God)
5. If we share in Christ’s suffering then what else will we share? (His Glory.)
Becoming a Christian starts with the Holy Spirit’s conviction of sin and leads to repentance and forgiveness before God. And when we truly believe, the Spirit of God lives inside of us and shows us how to live for the Lord and turn from sin. As believers we no longer have to sin – we can choose to live by the Spirit instead of by the flesh. And we should strive to live as Christ lived, as sacrificial servants who extend God’s love and mercy to others! It’s a powerful and wonderful thing that God sends His Spirit to live inside believers! Through the Spirit, we can share the saving message of Jesus Christ. We need to extend what we receive from the Holy Spirit (Love, Hope, Encouragement) to those around us. Because the Spirit lives in us, we can live according to God’s Word.
Thank you, God, for sending the Holy Spirit to live inside us when we trust in You. Teach us to obey the Spirit’s voice and extend Your love to others. Thank You for loving us and sending Jesus to die for our sins. AMEN.