God The Son (Jesus) I

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TEACHER’S DEVOTIONAL: He is the King of Glory, Lord of Lords, the Holy One, and I AM. He is God with us and He is King. He is your Ransom, your Propitiation, your Deliverer, your Redeemer, your Provider, your Defender, your Advocate, your Conqueror, your Healer, your Sustainer, and your Ever Present Help in the Time of Need. He is your Father manifested in flesh; the pure and unblemished Lamb sacrificed for the remission of your sins. It is His blood that covers you and removes you from your sins as far as the east is from the west. He is alive! He is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercessions for you! His name is Jesus Christ and He is the Savior of your eternal soul! Jesus Christ is the Good News!

Read 1 John 1:1-8 and know that Jesus, the Eternal King of Glory has been, is, and will always be your Everlasting Savior.

 

THE OVERALL MODULE GOALS FOR THE CHILDREN ARE:

  • 1) Understand that Jesus Christ and God are one in the same.
  • 2) Understand that Jesus’s death and resurrection defeated sin.
  • 3) Understand that when they believe in Jesus and accept Him as their Savior they are saved from sin.

 

NEEDED SUPPLIES:

  • 1) Bible Verse Arsenal – Lesson 3 God the Son (Jesus)
  • 2) Coloring sheets of Jesus and His ministry
  • 3) 8X11 sheets of paper (or long scroll paper for children to draw on as a group)
  • 4) 8X11 green and red sheets of construction paper
  • 5) Crayons, markers, and pencils

NOTE: Collect coloring sheets of Christ ministering to children, the sick, the unlovable (like Zacchaeus), feeding the thousands, Christ on the cross, and the empty grave OR have a mix of coloring sheets and plain paper for the children to draw images of Christ in His ministry activities.

 

MODULE MEMORY VERSE: John 10:30 – I and the Father are one.

 

LESSON #1: WHO IS GOD THE SON

PRECEPT #1: Jesus Christ is God in flesh (in a human body).

SCRIPTURE READING: John 14:8-10 – Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.

SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION:

SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION: In this passage we see that Philip, one of Jesus’s disciples (student, follower) asked Jesus if He could show them Father God. It seems that Jesus was a little surprise by Philip’s question because Jesus asked “I’ve been with you so long and you don’t know who I am?” Then Jesus said “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father.” Jesus was telling Philip that He (Jesus) was God.

NOTE: Next ask the children if anyone remembers the Christmas story? Randomly select a few students to give answers. Listen to their responses, give positive acknowledgement. Continue with the following:

Remember when the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have a Baby? The angel Gabriel told Mary that His name would be Emmanuel. Emmanuel means “God with us”.

NOTE: Ask the children why they think Gabriel called Baby Jesus Emmanuel (God with us)? Randomly select a few students to give answers. Listen to their responses, give positive acknowledgement. Continue with the following:

Emmanuel means “God with us”. Gabriel was telling Mary that Baby Jesus is God, He would be in human flesh (body), and He would be with us. This is why Gabriel told Mary that her Baby would be called Emmanuel (God with us). Jesus is God and God is with us (NOTE: Have the children repeat “Jesus is Emmanuel (God with us).”

Let’s go back to the conversation Philip and Jesus were having. Now we understand what Jesus was telling Philip when He said to Philip “I am in the Father, and the Father in Me.”

The Bible tells us that God put Himself in a body just like yours and mine. He came down to Earth to be with us so that each of us could have a personal relationship with God (Him). In John 10:30 Jesus says “I and the Father are one”. Jesus is every bit God because He (Jesus) is the 2nd person of the Holy Trinity (Godhead). He has always existed from the very beginning (NOTE: When mentioning the Holy Trinity (Godhead) show a picture of the cross and point to it’s three parts).

NOTE: Have the children repeat “God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

ACTIVITY #1:

ACTIVITY #1: The goal of this activity is to reinforce that Jesus Christ (God the Son) and Father God are one. They have the same heart, character, and personality because they are one in the same. ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS STATED TO THE CLASS SHOULD BE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD FROM THE PREVIOUS LESSON (GOD THE FATHER). THE OPPOSITE CHARACTERISTICS STATED SHOULD COME FROM THE PREVIOUS LESSON SECTION ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF LOVE – EXAMPLES: ENVY, SELFISH, etc.).

Introduce the activity in the following way: “Based on what we’ve just read and learned about Jesus let’s see how much you all understand who He (Jesus) is. Remember Jesus Christ is God in a human body (flesh). He has the exact heart (character and personality), mind (wisdom and knowledge), and power (ability and strength) as God the Father. Are you guys ready to play? (NOTE: Make children excited to play the game.)

Hand out 2 pieces of construction paper (1 green & 1 red) to each child. State that you’ll be calling out some characteristics and if anyone thinks the characteristic belongs to Jesus (God the Son) then they should raise up the green paper. Also instruct the children to raise up the red paper if they think the characteristic does not belong to Jesus. Once all the “answer cards” have been raised up randomly select a few students to give explanations for their answers. Listen for responses and give positive acknowledgement. Make sure to clearly and slowly give clarification or correction as needed (i.e. misunderstanding, faulty reasoning, etc.)

EXAMPLE 1) Teacher states: “He is the beginning and the end; the Alpha and Omega”. Some of the kids raise the red card and remark that God is the beginning and the end. You (the teacher) provided clarification that Jesus is God in Flesh (God with us); since Jesus is God He is the beginning and the end; the Alpha and Omega.

EXAMPLE 2) Teacher states: “He gets angry easily”. Some of the kids raise the green card and remark that Jesus gets angry easily. You (the teacher) provided clarification that Jesus is God in Flesh (God with us) and God is love; remember love is not easily angered.

WRAP UP:

WRAP UP: Restate precept #1 – Jesus Christ is God in flesh (in a human body).

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE):

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE): Conclude by telling the children the Good News: We all make mistakes and do wrong and bad sometimes. When we do wrong and bad it is called sin. Sin is disobedience to God. We all sin. Sin separates us from God. God the Son (Jesus) came to save us from sin. Jesus Christ is our Savior.

The Bible says “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This means that if you A) admit that you are a sinner because you have done wrong and bad; B) believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth, died on the cross, and came back to life to take away all of your sins; C) confess that Jesus is Lord and ask Him to come into your life; Jesus will come just like you ask!

Jesus Christ (God the Son) will come into your life and cover you with His love! Jesus will take away all your sins and you will be forgiven! He will love you and never stop loving you! He will never leave you! Jesus will send God the Holy Spirit to live in your heart. Holy Spirit will help you and fight for you! Holy Spirit will show you how to obey God. Holy Spirit will give you power to overcome (defeat) sin. Holy Spirit will help you spread God’s love to others! You will be in a relationship with God and you will never be separated from God again!

 

LESSON #2: JESUS OUR SAVIOR

PRECEPT #2: Jesus Christ (God the Son) came to earth to take away our sins so that we could have a personal relationship (be) with God.

BIBLE VERSE READING: Romans 5:8 – But God shows His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.

BIBLE VERSE INTERPRETATION:

BIBLE VERSE INTERPRETATION: When Jesus was on earth He loved and showed people how to love. Jesus healed people and taught people how to love God, themselves, and others. All the things He did and said were acts of love.

Jesus wants us to remember all the things He taught and showed us. He told us to follow (obey) Him. In John 14:15 Jesus tells us “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Always remember that to love God is to obey God; to obey God is to love God.

Jesus also did a very incredible (big) thing for all of man kind (everyone on earth). Remember Jesus loves us because He is God and God is love! God wants to be with each of us all the time, but sin (when we do wrong/ bad) tries to pull each of us away from Him. Jesus came to earth to defeat sin and destroy sin’s power over us.

Romans 5:6 tells us “For when we were without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” This means that when we were sinning (doing wrong/ bad) we had no power on our own to stop. Jesus came and defeated sin by dying on the cross and resurrecting (coming back to life). Sin has no more power over us because of what Jesus did. We can now have a personal relationship (be) with God.

ACTIVITY #1:

ACTIVITY #1: Hand out coloring sheets of Jesus Christ. Explain to the children that the pictures are of Jesus in His ministry. Also pass out blank sheets of paper to those who express the desire to draw pictures of Jesus in His ministry. As the children color or draw the pictures engage them in a discussion of the scenes they are coloring or creating. Relay to the children that God is love and ask them how Jesus is showing love to others. Listen to their responses and give positive acknowledgement as well as clarification if needed.

WRAP UP (THE OVERALL MODULE TAKE AWAY):

WRAP UP (THE OVERALL MODULE TAKE AWAY): Jesus is God in human body (flesh). He is God with each of you. Jesus came to save all of us from sin so that we can have a personal relationship (be) with God. Jesus loves each of you very much!

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE):

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE): Conclude by telling the children the Good News: We all make mistakes and do wrong and bad sometimes. When we do wrong and bad it is called sin. Sin is disobedience to God. We all sin. Sin separates us from God. God the Son (Jesus) came to save us from sin. Jesus Christ is our Savior.

The Bible says “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This means that if you A) admit that you are a sinner because you have done wrong and bad; B) believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth, died on the cross, and came back to life to take away all of your sins; C) confess that Jesus is Lord and ask Him to come into your life; Jesus will come just like you ask!

Jesus Christ (God the Son) will come into your life and cover you with His love! Jesus will take away all your sins and you will be forgiven! He will love you and never stop loving you! He will never leave you! Jesus will send God the Holy Spirit to live in your heart. Holy Spirit will help you and fight for you! Holy Spirit will show you how to obey God. Holy Spirit will give you power to overcome (defeat) sin. Holy Spirit will help you spread God’s love to others! You will be in a relationship with God and you will never be separated from God again!

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