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10 Solomon, The Wise King

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To help the children understand how God blessed Solomon with great wisdom

Bible Passage: 

1 Kings 3:10-13

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10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12 I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. 13 I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you.

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Psalm 111:10

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10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever.

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09 Joseph - the dreamer

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To help the children understand how God revealed his plans for young Joseph

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 37:1-10

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Joseph Dreams of Greatness

37 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

Once Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream that I dreamed. There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright; then your sheaves gathered around it, and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Are you indeed to have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his words.

He had another dream, and told it to his brothers, saying, “Look, I have had another dream: the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him, and said to him, “What kind of dream is this that you have had? Shall we indeed come, I and your mother and your brothers, and bow to the ground before you?”

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Psalm 136:1

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 136

God’s Work in Creation and in History

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.

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08 David and Goliath

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To help children understand that nothing is impossible with God

Bible Passage: 

1 Samuel 17:48-51

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48 When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand. 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it.

When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.

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Psalm 44:6

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For not in my bow do I trust,
    nor can my sword save me.

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07 God's Gift - Samuel

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To help children understand that God answers your prayers

Bible Passage: 

1 Samuel 1:12-20

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12 As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. 14 So Eli said to her, “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine.” 15 But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. 16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.” 17 Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him.” 18 And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your sight.” Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer.

19 They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. 20 In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”

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Matthew 21:22

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22 Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.”

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06 Noah - the man who walked with God

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To help the children understand that God blesses those who love him

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 1:9-10

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

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Psalm 128:1

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 128

The Happy Home of the Faithful

A Song of Ascents.

Happy is everyone who fears the Lord,
    who walks in his ways.

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05 God created all living creatures

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Be thankful to God for the animals
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To help students understand and appreciate all animals no matter how big or small.

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 1:20-25

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

Teacher’s Preparation: 

Print small individual pictures of different animals, birds and fish. Have larger sheets of paper ready with titles for different categories. Categories could include:

  • Animals with four feet, Fish that swim, birds that fly
  • Animals that live in the jungle, animals that live in farms or pets that we have at our home

Student Introduction: Ask students about their favorite animal. As a class, have students share animals they have seen, ridden, touched, etc. Lay out the printed animal and bird pictures face-down and have students pick one picture at a time and put it in different categories.

Main Ideas: 

God made everything for a purpose. In the beginning, after God made the sun, moon and stars, He made animals that could live in a special garden. He called the garden, the Garden of Eden. He made animals that walk, hop, fly and swim. He also made big animals that were very strong and small, tiny animals that were fast. Every animal, insect, and bird was made for a reason. After he made the animals, he made a man to look after all the animals. God teaches us that we must be kind and respectful to animals. We get food from animals – chicken, fish, beef, eggs, and milk. Animals also give us clothes to wear – silk from the silkworm and wool from sheep.

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Let’s sing: Have students stand in a circle and play ‘Passing the Parcel’ to the tune of ‘If I were a butterfly’ or any other animal song. When the music stops, the student that has the parcel should enact different animals.

Lesson Review: 

Ask students what new animals they learnt today. Have the students get into two teams. Team A and Team B. Ask questions and see which team answers first.

Question 1: Name one animal from the farm

Question 2: Name one animal from the jungle

Question 3: Name one bird

Question 4: Name one animal under the sea

Question 5: Name the King of the Jungle

Values for Life: 

God made many beautiful animals for us to look after. He wants us to love them and take care of them.

Life Response/My Decision: 

I will always be kind to animals and look after them.  

Memory Verse: 

Psalm 147:9

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He gives to the animals their food,
    and to the young ravens when they cry.

Closing Prayer: 

Dear God, we thank you so much for all the animals and birds, big and small that you have made. Help us to remember that each of them are not only beautiful but they protect us and help us to become stronger each day.

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04 Plants are essential for our life

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To help children be grateful to God for the plants, flowers, fruits and seeds which he created

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 1:11-12

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.

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Psalm 104:14

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to use,
to bring forth food from the earth,

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03 God created you and me

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To help children understand that human beings are God's most precious creation

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 1:26-27

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26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

27 So God created humankind in his image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

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Psalm 139:14

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14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.

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02 God created light

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God created the Sun, Moon and stars for light

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 1:3-5

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Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

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Psalm 19:1

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 19

God’s Glory in Creation and the Law

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

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01 God's Beautiful World

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To help children appreciate the beauty of the world we live in

Bible Passage: 

Genesis 1:1-2

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

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Genesis 1:1

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,

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