Table of Contents – Old Testament

  1. “In the Beginning”
  2. The Fall
  3. The need for a covering (Cain and Abel) 10/03/2012
  4. The Flood
  5. Tower of Babel
  6. Call of Abram
  7. Abraham’s Test
  8. Jacob’s Dream
  9. Jacob Picks a Bride (6/7/2012)
  10. Joseph and his Brothers
  11. Joseph is tested (10/29/2011)
  12. Joseph in Egypt
  13. Baby Moses
  14. The Burning Bush
  15. God’s Wonders (9 plagues)
  16. First Passover
  17. Crossing Red Sea
  18. Manna
  19. Victory over Amalek
  20. 10 Commandments
  21. The LORD proclaims HIS NAME
  22. The Tabernacle
  23. God’s Holy Convocations – part two (6/21/2012)
  24. A Bad Report
  25. Korah’s Rebellion
  26. Look and Live
  27. Balaam
  28. Crossing Jordan
  29. Battle of Jericho
  30. Gideon
  31. Ruth and Boaz (11/08/2011)
  32. Samson called to judge
  33. Samson is Forgiven (6/19/2013)
  34. Hannah Prays
  35. Samuel and Eli
  36. Israel’s First Kings
  37. Brave Prince Jonathan
  38. David and Goliath
  39. Under the Shadow of Your Wings
  40. King David
  41. Solomon’s Dream
  42. Solomon’s Folly
  43. King Asa’s Reign (The eyes of the Lord…)
  44. King Jehoshaphat (6/1/2012)
  45. Elijah at the Brook
  46. The Widow of Zarephath (03/11/2012)
  47. Elijah and the Prophet’s of Baal
  48. Elijah Encounters God (4/10/2012)
  49. Elisha Helps a Widow
  50. The Shunammite Woman (5/26/2012)
  51. Naaman Healed
  52. Elisha and the Heavenly Hosts
  53. Four Lepers Share Good News (5/18/2012)
  54. A Godly Kings Armor  (King Hezekiah)
  55. King Josiah
  56. Daniel Takes a Stand
  57. Fiery Furnace
  58. King Nebbie Humbled
  59. Handwriting on the wall
  60. Daniel in the Lion’s Den
  61. Ezra and the Rebuilding of the Temple ( 3/11/2012)
  62. Haggai’s Admonition (7/01/2012)
  63. Queen Esther (8/21/2011)
  64. Nehemiah Rebuild’s the Walls (10/20/2011
  65. Jonah’s Big Adventure
  66. The Prophet Pouts (8/8/2012)
  67. Reflections from the Prophet Isaiah ( 2/16/2012 -2/23/2012)

“Glory to God in the Highest”

This time of year you may be teaching on the birth of Christ.  I urge you to try and not be sentimental but stick with the facts.  Many of the Christmas cards , Charlie Brown, and carols that we sing have given us misconceptions of the biblical account.  Read the accounts in Matthew 1:18-2:23 and Luke 2 :1-20 carefully and you will find that no where is it mentioned that Mary rode a donkey to Bethlehem.  It does not mention that right when they arrived in Bethlehem…boom…Mary gave birth.  “And so it was that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered”. The word for inn in Greek is “katalyma” and means “lodging place or guest chamber”.  The other word for “inn” is pandocheion and is found in the story of the good Samaritan.  This is the word meaning “inn – a public house for the reception of strangers”.  Doesn’t it make sense that Joseph sought a guest room with one of his relatives ? This blessed event  did not take place in December according to scholars. Angels were praising God and “saying”, and the wise men (not numbered) from the east (not Orient) came to the “child” (not infant) in a “house”.

Dear Servants of the Most High God: Thank-you for allowing me to share in your preparations for teaching the LORD’S precious kids.  I apologize  for any ads that are offensive to you.  I do not have any control over them unless I pay $30.00/year .  In fact, it was  just discerned yesterday that there was any advertising on this blog…there is none on my end!  Blessings in the new year.  Keep looking up.

A word about printing copies of the worksheets from your computer…as I have mentioned before, this is probably going to take some adjusting on your end.  I have scanned most of the work using a standard full sheet of paper…. 8 1/2 in. by 11 in. Other worksheets are half a standard page…8 1/2 in. by 5 1/2 in.  To get them to fit on the page I have had to reduce some of the pages so you will have to “stretch” them to be full-sized.  I pray this is not confusing but I am working with the originals and so when I make copies, I use the copier at church.  (I copied the Gideon page for a young friend the other day, from her computer, and she did no adjusting….the Angel of the Lord printed only 2  1/2in. tall.  The original is 3 1/2 inches tall and fits on a half sheet.) Hope this helps…..                           

Once I was blind…but now I see.

Jesus gives sight to the blind

Jesus gives sight to the blind

There are many ways to weave the healing of blind eyes into a meaningful lesson for kids.  Not only are there many references for Jesus giving sight to the blind , but there were many methods of healing, and much teaching in the gospels regarding spiritual blindness.  I don’t think you will need a worksheet for this lesson, but have on hand 1/2 sheet  of  black card stock per participant, a silver gel pen to write the verse, some magazine pictures of eyes and  some bright orange or yellow paper.  I took an x-acto blade and carved out the simple candle shape. Please take the time to pre-prep this . The kids will tape a bright-colored square of paper behind your cut-out

   After they write the verse they can glue the eyes down.  If they are good with scissors , have them find their own eyes in old magazines and cut them out. They can use another rectangle of the bright colored paper to write the title of the lesson with the particular reference(s)  you have chosen.  This craft would also be suitable for teaching the part  of the sermon where Jesus exhorts His followers to ” let their light shine…and  hide it under a bushel”…NO! (Matt. 5:14-16, Mark 4:21) or His “I am the light of the world” teachings from either John 8 or John 12.