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20 Jesus meets Zacheaus

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TO TEACH CHILDREN THAT JESUS LOVES EVERY ONE

Bible Passage: 

Luke 19:1-11

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Jesus and Zacchaeus

19 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

11 As they were listening to this, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

Memory Verse: 

Luke 10:10

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say,

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19 Healing the deaf and mute

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TO TEACH CHILDEN THAT OUR GOD IS ABLE HEAL ALL OUR ILLNESS

Bible Passage: 

Mark 7:31-37

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Jesus Cures a Deaf Man

31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

Memory Verse: 

Mark 7:35

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.

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18 Walking on Water

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TO TEACH CHILDREN TO TRUST IN GOD

Bible Passage: 

Matthew 14:22-32

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

28 Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

Memory Verse: 

Matthew 14:27

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

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17 Bright Star and the three visitors

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TO TEACH CHILDREN THAT WE SHALL WORSHIP GOD ALWAYS AS E WISEMEN.

Bible Passage: 

Matthew 2:1-12

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Visit of the Wise Men

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:

‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
    who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

Memory Verse: 

Matthew 2:10

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.

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16 Angel Visiting Mary

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TO TEACH THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS

Bible Passage: 

Luke 1:26-38

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Memory Verse: 

Luke 1:31

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.

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15 Crossing the red sea

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TO TEACH CHILDREN HAT GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND HE WILL FIGHT FOR US

Bible Passage: 

Exodus 14:20-25

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.

21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. 22 The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 23 The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. 24 At the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. 25 He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the Israelites, for the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”

Memory Verse: 

Exodus 14:14

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.”

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14 Food from heaven

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to teach children that our god gives us everything we need

Bible Passage: 

Exodus 16:4

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not.

Memory Verse: 

1 Timothy 6:17

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

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13 Lord is my shepherd

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to teach children that we have a god in heaven who protects us.

Bible Passage: 

Psalm 23:1-2

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 23

The Divine Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;

Memory Verse: 

Psalm 23:1

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 23

The Divine Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

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12 Honour your parents

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to teach children to respect parents and elders.

Bible Passage: 

Exodus 20:12

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Memory Verse: 

Exodus 20:12

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

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11 Jonah and the big fish

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to help children learn to obey god and what happens if we disobey.

Bible Passage: 

Jonah 1:17-2:5

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17  But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying,

“I called to the Lord out of my distress,
    and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
    and you heard my voice.
You cast me into the deep,
    into the heart of the seas,
    and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
    passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
    from your sight;
how shall I look again
    upon your holy temple?’
The waters closed in over me;
    the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped around my head

Memory Verse: 

Luke 11:28

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

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