Topical Lessons

Twenty-Third Psalm

Armor of God

Attributes Of God

The Beatitudes

Fruit Of Spirit

Showing God's Love

Lord's Prayer: Learning to Pray God's Way

Jesus' Parables

Ten Commandments


Twenty-Third Psalm

Twenty-Third Psalm contains 12 lessons from the 23rd Psalm that bring to life the imagery of a shepherd watching over his flock, tenderly caring for the needs of those innocent and trusting creatures. From the opening line to its very last word, the Twenty-third Psalm, David's song of praise and prayer of affirmation, brings reassurance and confidence to all who reach out for it in times of need. Getting to the heart of a shepherdís task and how it correlates to our Lord, and Chief Shepherd, can help your students come to appreciate their Savior, Jesus Christ, as the Good Shepherd of their lives! (75 pages.)

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Lesson 1: The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23:1a)

Lesson 2: I Shall Not Want (Psalm 23:1b)

Lesson 3: He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures (Psalm 23:2a)

Lesson 4: He Leads Me Beside Quiet Waters (Psalm 23:2b)

Lesson 5: He Restores My Soul (Psalm 23:3a)

Lesson 6: He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His nameís sake (Psalm 23:3b)

Lesson 7: The Valley of Death (Psalm 23:4a)

Lesson 8: Your Rod and Your Staff, They Comfort Me (Psalm 23:4b)

Lesson 9: You Prepare a Table Before Me (Psalm 23:5a)

Lesson 10: Anointed My Head with Oil (Psalm 23:5b)

Lesson 11: Godís Goodness and Mercy (Psalm 23:6a)

Lesson 12: In the Presence of God (Psalm 23:6b)

Other Docs

Lesson 1: Verse Cards (Teaching aids)

Lesson 2: Verse Cards (Teaching aids)

Lesson 3: Teaching Aid Signs

Lesson 3: Verse Cards (Teaching aids)

Lesson 4: Number cards

Lesson 4: Water Label cards

Lesson 4: Pictures of Worldly Pleasures

Lesson 4: Worldly Wisdom visual aids

Lesson 5: Cast Sheep signs (visual aids)

Lesson 5: Paper Strips for object lesson

Lesson 5: More Paper Strips for object lesson

Lesson 6: Lesson Verses (visual aids)

Lesson 8: Picture of a Policeman (symbol of power and authority)

Lesson 8: "Rod" Verse Cards

Visual aids for Psalm 23

Psalm 23 plaque (possible Memorization reward?)

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Armor of God

Armor of God contains 9 lessons from Ephesians 6 about Spiritual Warfare. Your students will learn that we are in a spiritual battle against the enemy of our souls. Satan is constantly trying to make us doubt Godís Word and His goodness. He seeks to discourage us by making us look at our problems, rather than at Godís solutions. He also diverts our attention to the things of the world, making them seem attractive. And, he tries to delay us from making good choices in life. (54 pages)

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Lesson 1: The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-13)

Lesson 1: The Armor of God (visual aid)

Lesson 1: Sword of the Spirit (visual aid)

Lesson 2: The Belt of Truth (Ephesians 6:14a)

Lesson 3: Breastplate of Righteousness (Ephesians 6:14b)

Lesson 4: The Shoes of Peace (Ephesians 6:15)

Lesson 4: "Armor of God" worksheet

Lesson 5: The Shield of Faith (Ephesians 6:16)

Lesson 5: "Faith Rebus" worksheet

Lesson 6: The Helmet of Salvation (Ephesians 6:17a)

Lesson 7: The Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17b)

Lesson 7: Sword patterns (craft)

Lesson 7: "Sword of the Spirit" worksheet

Lesson 7: "Armor of God Bingo" game card example

Lesson 7: "Armor of God Bingo" blank game card

Lesson 8: Watch and Pray (Ephesians 6:18)

Lesson 8: "Armor" Crossword

Lesson 9: Using the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Lesson 9: "Armor of God" worksheet

Other Docs

The Armor of God teaching aids

The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-17)

"Armor of God" Overview (Ephesians 6:10-18)

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Attributes of God

The Attributes of God contains 13 lessons on the Attributes of God. Your students will learn about the greatness and worth of God. Who is God? What is He like? How should I act toward Him? The answers to these questions are of utmost importance in the life of faith for children and adults alike. These lessons on Godís attributes were written to present children with a bountiful feast of all that God is in His greatness, His worth, and His Word. Applying these lessons will help to build His wonderful character into their lives. Knowing God will help them find the way of salvation, endure lifeístrials, and worship their Creator the way He desires. (70 pages)

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Lesson 1: God, the Great Creator (Genesis 1: - 2:3)

Lesson 2: God is Holy (1 Peter 1:15, Leviticus 19:1-2, Hebrews 12:14)

Lesson 3: God is Just (Genesis 19:14-26; Numbers 20:3-12)

Lesson 3: "Making God's Word Personal" worksheet

Lesson 4: God is Merciful (Luke 15:11-32)

Lesson 5: God Is Love (Selections from the Gospels)

Lesson 6: God is All-Knowing (Psalm 139)

Lesson 7: God is Powerful (Various)

Lesson 8: God, Our Great Provider (Genesis 15, 17; 1 Kings 17:7-16)

Lesson 9: God, Our Great Protector (Psalm 91)

Lesson 10: God Answers Prayer (James 5:13-16; Jeremiah 29:11-13; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13)

Lesson 11: God Is Good (Psalm 103)

Lesson 12: God is Faithful (Genesis 8:22; Genesis 15:13-16; Isaiah 7:14)

Lesson 13: Great is Our God (Psalm 145)

Other Docs

Lesson 2: Verse Card (1 Peter 1:15)

Lesson 5: Situation Cards

Lesson 5: Attribute Game Cards

Lesson 9: Craft verse card (Psalm 91:4)

Lesson 10: Prayer Puzzle Pattern

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The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes contains 9 lessons from the Sermon on the Mount in the book of Matthew. Your students will learn what it means to be a citizen of Godís kingdom. They will come to desire the godly attitudes that bring us inner happiness and special rewards. And, they will be encouraged to be Salt and Light to the world. That is, to live their lives in such as way that they make a positive impact on the people around them so that more people will come to know God. (44 pages)

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Lesson 1: Poor in Spirit (Matthew 5:3)

Lesson 2: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (Matthew 5:4)

Lesson 3: Blessed Are the Meek (Matthew 5:5)

Lesson 4: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness (Matthew 5:6)

Lesson 5: Blessed Are the Merciful (Matthew 5:7)

Lesson 5: "Match the Attitude with the Meaning" worksheet (part 1)

Lesson 6: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (Matthew 5:8)

Lesson 7: Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)

Lesson 7: "Results" worksheet

Lesson 8: Blessed Are Those Who are Persecuted for Righteousness Sake (Matthew 5:10-12)

Lesson 8: "Match the Attitude with the Meaning" worksheet (part 2)

Lesson 9: You Are Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16)

Other Docs

Bulletin Board Idea

Another Bulletin Board Idea

Bee Pattern

Another Bee Pattern

Lesson 4: Beatitude Bingo game cards

"Sermon on the Mount" Overview

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Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit contains 12 lessons about the Fruit of the Spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Your students will learn that the fruit of the Spirit is a gift God gives Christians to help them live lives that please Him and show His love to those who donít know God. When we accept Jesus to become Lord of our lives, God plants seeds in our hearts that begin to growóseeds of love, joy, peace, and so forth. These attributes of a true believer are not just feelings that come and go. They are permanent characteristics deep in our heart that come from having a relationship with the living God. (70 pages)

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Lesson 1: The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) -- Introduction

Lesson 1: Fruit Acrostic

Lesson 1: Fruit Coupons

Lesson 2: Love

Lesson 2: Love Crossword

Lesson 2: Love Can Be Difficult Worksheet

Lesson 3: Joy

Lesson 3: Joy Worksheet

Lesson 3: Joy Word Search

Lesson 4: Peace

Lesson 4: Peace Worksheet

Lesson 5: Patience

Lesson 5: Patience Worksheet

Lesson 6: Kindness

Lesson 7: Goodness

Lesson 7: Good Samaritan Crossword

Lesson 7: Goodness Worksheet

Lesson 8: Faithfulness

Lesson 8: Faithfulness Worksheet

Lesson 9: Gentleness

Lesson 9: Gentleness Worksheet

Lesson 10: Self-Control

Lesson 10: Self-Control Worksheet

Lesson 11: Fruit Review

Lesson 12: Living by the Spirit

Other Docs

Tree pattern for Bulletin board

Two game ideas: "Fruit Bingo" and "Fruit Spinner"

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Showing God's Love

Showing Godís Love contains 13 lessons that help you present biblical principles through objects your students can touch, see, smell, hear, and taste. Kids will experience Godís love and learn how to show His love to others. These lessons work great with groups that include multiple age levels! You can also use the hands-on activities as resources to supplement other lessons. (67 pages)

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Lesson 1: God's Love is Everywhere (1 John 4:7-8)

Lesson 2: God Knows Me Completely (Psalm 139)

Lesson 3: Show God's Love by Taking Care of Planet Earth (Psalm 24:1)

Lesson 4: Showing God's Love by Being a Good Neighbor (Philippians 2:3)

Lesson 4: Good Samaritan Booklet

Lesson 5: Showing God's Love by Being Compassionate (Zechariah 7:9)

Lesson 6: Show God's Love by Forgiving Others (Colossians 3:13-14)

Lesson 6: Memory Verse Cards

Lesson 7: Showing God's Love By Using Kind Words (Proverbs 12:25)

Lesson 8: Showing God's Love By Being a Cheerful Giver (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Lesson 8: Memory Verse Cards

Lesson 9: Showing God's Love By Being Cooperative (1 Corinthians 3:9)

Lesson 10: Showing God's Love By Helping Missionaries (Mark 16:15)

Lesson 11: Showing God's Love By Being Heroes of Faith (Psalm 118:6-7)

Lesson 12: Showing God's Love by Being Filled with The Holy Spirit (John 15:12)

Lesson 13: What Does God's Love Look Like? (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

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The Lord's Prayer

Lordís Prayer: Learning to Pray God's Way contains 12 lessons that dig into the concepts of what prayer is and how we should pray. The lessons explore each phrase of the Lordís Prayer helping children to not only learn the words to this prayer, but what those words mean and how they apply to their lives. Through these lessons children will discover that prayer is more than recitation or a wish list. Itís part of a vital relationship with God. (60 pages)

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Lesson 1: What Is Prayer? (Matthew 6:5-7; 7:7-11)

Lesson 2: Our Father Father In Heaven (Matthew 6:9a)

Lesson 3: May Your Name Be Kept Holy (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 4: May Your Kingdom Come Soon (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 5: May Your Will Be Done On Earth (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 6: Give Us Today the Food We Need (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 7: Forgive Us Our Sins (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 8: Help Us Forgive Others (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 9: Don't Let us Yield to Temptation (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 10: Rescue Us from the Evil One (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 11: For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Forever (Matthew 6:9-13)

Lesson 12: Did He Hear Me? (Matthew 6:9-13)

Other Docs

Lesson 1: "Way to Pray!" Prayer Cards

Lesson 2: "Lord's Prayer" craft pattern

Lesson 2: "People In Authority" visual aids

Lesson 4: "Chrissie Christian" Play card (visual aid)

Lesson 4: "Dora Do-Good" Play card (visual aid)

Lesson 4: "Easy Eddie" Play card (visual aid)

Lesson 4: "Introduction" cards

Lesson 5: "Prayer Chart" lesson review activity

Lesson 7: Ten Commandments

Lesson 8: "Friends" visual aid

Lesson 8: "How Would You Handle This Situation?" cards

Lesson 9: "God" sign (visual aid)

Lesson 9: "Temptation Rap" song (or chant)

Lesson 9: "Sin" sign (visual aid)

Lesson 9: "Situation" cards

Lesson 9: "Tackling Temptation" game board

Lesson 9: "Yield" Verse Card (Matthew 6:13)

Lesson 11: "How Would You Pray" cards (teaching aids)

Lesson 12: "Assignment" cards (teaching aids)

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Jesus' Parables

Jesus' Parables contains 5 lessons from Jesusí Parables. Your students will learn that Jesus used parables to illustrate truths about the kingdom of God using true-to-life stories. They will discover the keys to understanding Jesusí parables. They will be encouraged to listen and think about Godís word with their hearts. This is a deeper kind of listening; the kind that gives spiritual insight. (34 pages)

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Lesson 1: The Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13:1-23)

Lesson 1: "Keys to Understanding Jesus' Parables" worksheet

Lesson 1: "Seeds of Kindness Seed Packet" craft pattern

Lesson 2: The Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43)

Lesson 2: "Getting Rid of Weeds" worksheet

Lesson 3: Various "Kingdom" Parables (Matthew 13)

Lesson 3: Wheat Game Card pattern

Lesson 4: The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

Lesson 4: "The Lost Son" worksheet

Lesson 5: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37; Luke 6:27-36; and Matthew 5:43-44)

Lesson 5: "Good Samaritan" booklet pattern (front)

Lesson 5: "Good Samaritan" booklet pattern (back)

Other Docs

Lesson 1: "What R U Growing?" worksheet

Lesson 2: "Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Review questions" worksheet

Lesson 2: "Review Question Answers" worksheet

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Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments contains 12 lessons that will get your students into the 10 Commandmentsóand get the 10 Commandments into the hearts of your children. Theyíll learn that God gives us laws because He loves us. And best of all, they will discover that the 10 Commandments lead us straight to Jesus. This study will bring your students into a closer and more obedient walk with God. (55

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Lesson 1: Moses Receives the Commandments (Exodus 19)

Lesson 2: Commandment #1. Have No Other Gods but Me (Exodus 20:2-3)

Lesson 3: Commandment #2. Do Not Worship Idols (Exodus 20:4-6)

Lesson 4: Commandment #3. Keep God's Name Holy (Exodus 20:7)

Lesson 5: Commandment #4. Set Aside A Special Day for God (Exodus 20:8-11)

Lesson 6: Commandment #5. Honor Your Father and Mother (Exodus 20:12)

Lesson 7: Commandment #6. Do Not Murder (Exodus 20:13)

Lesson 8: Commandment #7. Be True to Your Husband or Wife (Exodus 20:14)

Lesson 9: Commandment #8. Do Not Steal (Exodus 20:15)

Lesson 10: Commandment #9. Do Not Lie (Exodus 20:16)

Lesson 11: Commandment #10. Do Not Want What Others Have (Exodus 20:17)

Lesson 12: Reviewing the Top Ten (Exodus 20:1-17)

Other Docs

Ten Commandment Memory Trick

Commandment Cards

The Ten Commandments

Lesson 1: Traffic Signs (visual aids)

Lesson 2: "Situation" cards

Lesson 2: "Step It Up" stepping stone patterns (teaching aid)

Lesson 2: "Ten Commandments" bookmark pattern

Lesson 3: "Know Your God" attribute cards (teaching aid)

Lesson 3: "Living Water" sign (teaching aid)

Lesson 6: "Watching Our Responses" cards for the "Sass or Pout--You're Out" activity

Lesson 6: "Declaration of Dependence" plaque master

Lesson 7: Ten Commandments

Lesson 7: Verse Card (Philippians 4:8)

Lesson 9: "Achan's Sin" word puzzel

Lesson 10: "Exodus 20:16" word puzzel

Lesson 11: "It's Puzzling" worksheet

Lesson 11: Verse Cards

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