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Title Aim Core Comp Objectives Key Verse Story Ref Story Character Item Eye On Science
Be Berean! For each child to accept the Bible as the sole definer of right and wrong Authority of the Bible Eagerly search the Scriptures to determine truth

Respond positively and with encouragement to those who teach the truth

Explain the gospel truth to those who will listen in a way tailored to each listener

Acts 17:11 Acts 17:37 A Tale of Three Cities Paul

Silas

Timothy

Jews

Greek Men and Women

"Strange" Tape Measure (supplied)

Standard Tape Measure (English or Metric)

Tape, Transparent

Scissors

Jar, Wide-Mouth

Raquetball

Measure Height with "Strange" Ruler, Put Ball in Jar by Spinning
Serving the Right God To encourage children to share the gospel while support their brother and sister Christians Biblical Community Share the gospel determinedly regardless of the response

Support, encourage and defend other Christians

2 Timothy 4:2 Acts 18:24-19:41 True Blue Apostles, Black and Blue Hypocrites Apollos

Ananias

Saphira

Paul

Hypocrites

Demetrius

City Clerk

Pole

Rope, about a yard (meter)

String, 4 Pieces, each about a yard (meter)

Book, Heavy

Pencil

A Choice of Broken Strings
Teamwork! To show the children how to "multiply" their spiritual power through the church Church Understand the importance of "assembling together" and "bearing each othersí burdens"

Resolve to "multiply" the use of their spiritual gifts and service through the church

Hebrews 10:25 Acts 4:32-35 Original Church Harmony Church

Poles, 2

Rope

Pulley Tug of War
Growing Rewards To build the children's desire to use all of their talents and assets to do good works in Jesus' name. Church recognize that Jesusí return is unexpected

plan to be found doing good works

strive to use every asset in God's service

Luke 13:40 Luke 13:35-48 Waiting for the Master's Return Master

Servant

Rose

Money, Paper

Tape

Scissors

Torn $1 Becomes $100
Streams of Service To encourage the children to serve Christ unconditionally Church understand that salvation is a gift given equally to all whom Jesus calls

work to honor Christ, not to earn rewards

accept that Jesus rewards our work according to His pleasure, not according to what we deserve

Luke 17:10 Luke 17:7-10,Matthew 19:16-20:16 We Have Only Done Our Duty Jesus

Servant

Bottles, 2 Liter (two) with Caps

Drill

Food Coloring (red)

Pan

Water Streams from 2-Liter Bottles
Think Eternal! To motivate the children to shrewdly use the possessions God allows them to manage for their eternal gain Give Away My Money recognize that everything we "own" belongs to God

give priority to spreading the gospel

think eternal

1 Timothy 6:18 Luke 16:1-9 Parable of the Shrewd Manager Rich Man

Debtors

Rope, 1 meter (1 yard)

Paper

Marker

Tie Knot Without Releasing Rope
Faith when Falling For each child to respond to evil treatment with exemplified faith Giving Away My Life Remember that God is in control

Trust God to change others' evil for His and their good

Allow God to use them for His purposes

1 Thess 5:18 Genesis 37 Joseph is Sold into Slavery Jacob

Joseph

Joseph's Brothers

Midianites

Construction paper, black (21 sheets)

Construction paper, green (1 sheet)

Construction paper, yellow (1 sheet)

Stamps, about 100 assorted

Glue

Stapler

Scissors

Marker

Stamps Paste Themselves Into Book
True Freedom To clearly explain the gospel of Jesus Christ Humanity Understand that everyone is a sinner unable to earn forgiveness

Recognize salvation as a free gift from God

Receive forgiveness from Jesus and become His disciple

Acts 16:31 Acts 16 Prisoners set Jailor Free Paul

Birds

Lilies

Iodine

Photographic Fixer

Water

Test Tubes, 2

Worn Out Items (Optional)

Declaration of Independence Photo (Optional)

Fixer Clears Iodine
Turn Around, Look At Me To show how your life can be completely changed by an encounter with Jesus Christ Humanity recognize that Jesus is the only way to know God

understand & respond to the plan of salvation

Matthew 7:13-14 Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus Finds the Narrow Way Jesus

Zacchaeus

Rubber band (black)

Rubber band (red)

Rubber band (white)

Rubber Band Jumps Through Fingers
Hard-Won Humility To present the desirable beauty of godly humility (and the unpleasantness of pride) to the children Humility Clearly understand Godís calling to be humble

Desire to credit God for their accomplishments

Choose to focus on others rather than themselves

Gal 6:14a 2 Cor 11:16-30; 12:7-10 Something to Boast About Paul

Paper

Scissors

Tape, transparent

String

Fan, box (optional)

Tailed / Tailless Kites
Active Humility To teach the children that humility isn't just how you think, but also what you do Humility Be humble

Serve others

1 Pe 3:8 Jo 13:1-17 Jesus Demonstrates Humility Jesus

Peter

Apostles

Penny

Dollar coin (Sacagawea)

Paper, 1 sheet

Scissors

$20 bill

$20 in small change

Dollar Coin Through Penny-Sized Hole
Uncovering a Perfect Life For each child to recognize that Jesus pleads for His children before God, and to seek to become His child Identity in Christ Realize that anyone who claims to be free from sin is a liar

Accept Jesus as our atoning sacrifice and mediator

1 John 1:9 1 John 1:1-9 Walking in the Light John

Liquid Paper (optional)

penny

saucer

food coloring, green

candle, red

matches

jar

water

Candle In Jar Leaves Penny Dry
Releasing Joy through Faith To encourage faith as a source of confident joy in each child's life Joy Accept God's trustworthiness based on faith

Follow faith to confident joy

Gen 18:14 Gen 17:1-8,15-22;18:1-15;21:1-7 God's Promise Fulfilled Abraham

Sarah

Angel

radio

bag, plastic shopping

newspaper

towel

shirt

foil

Silence Radio by Wrapping in Foil
Midnight Joy To emphasize that joy is ours regardless of our situation, and this joy in God is our strength to overcome the situation Joy Understand that joy does not depend on our situation

Apply Godly joy to overcome adverse situations

Use visible joy as a tool to witness the gospel's power to others

John 15:11 Acts 16:16-34 Paul and Silas Rejoice in Prison Paul

Silas

Roman Guard

Aquarium

Construction paper (black), 3 sheets

Confetti

Opaque cups, 2 identical

Poster board

Scissors

Tape, transparent

Pencil

Candy

Cloth, red

Candy from Confetti Aquarium
Miraculous Faith For each child to trust Jesus with problems great and small, resulting in a joyful life Joy Accept Jesus' miraculous signs and believe in Him

Take their troubles to Jesus, no matter how "little"

Allow Jesus to transform extravagant obedience into overflowing joy

John 2:11 John 2:1-11 Jesus Turns Water into Wine Jesus

Mary

Servants

Wedding Party

Toastmaster

Pitcher, Clear

Jars or Cups (6)

Glass, Wine

Koolaid™, Unsweetened

Water

From Water to Wine
Shaped for Joyful Living To encourage joyful living based on faith that God watches over us and always keeps His promises Joy Recognize the difference between happiness and joy

Understand that God is completely faithful

Choose to live a joyful Christian life regardless of circumstances

1 Thessalonians 5:16 Genesis 21 Sarah Laughs Twice Sarah

Aluminum foil

Bowl, Large

Pennies, 10

Water

Foil Boat
Kindness Under Fire For each child to learn how to be empowered for kindness Kindness Pray as a means to become kind

Learn practical acts of kindness they can use this week

2 Peter 1:5-7 Matthew 26:36-55 Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus

Peter

James

John

Judas Iscariot

High Priest's Servant

paper clips, 2

$1 bill (or equivalent)

Link Paper Clips on $1 Bill
Steps to Forgiveness For each child to learn how to seek forgiveness from others and from God Peace Understand the steps to requesting forgiveness from another

Seek forgiveness from God

Give God all praise for the peace that comes from forgiveness

Matthew 5:24 Genesis 33 Jacob Seeks Esau's Forgiveness Jacob

Esau

jar, about 3 times taller than a soda can

soda cans (assorted)

Soda Cans Sink or Swim
Peace for a Peso Seek peace through prayer, Bible study, and obedience to God Peace Pray endlessly

Study the Bible daily

Obey God in all things

Philippians 4:7

Bottle, 2 liter

Marble

Business card

Peso (any country)

Pennies, about a dozen

Inertia in a Soda Bottle
Peace that Passes Understanding To clarify that peace comes from a right relationship with God and with others Peace Get right with God

Forgive others

Have inner peace and contentment

Philippians 4:6-7 Matthew 6:25-34 Birds and Lilies Jesus

Birds

Lilies

Newspaper, 2 Identical Sheets

Glue

Scissors

Envelope

Paper

Pens or Pencils

String

Tape

Baseball Bat

Ball, Foam (such as Nerf)

Worries Become Peace Doves via Paper Cone
Trusting God to Be God For each child to depend on God completely to keep His promises Personal God Act so as to demonstrate faith in God's promises

Learn to trust God through obedience

Recognize that physical weakness can build spiritual strength

Isaiah 12:2 Genesis 32:1-32 Smackdown - Jacob Wrestles with God Jacob

newspaper

rubber cement

flour

scissors

tape, transparent

Cut Newspaper Strip Self-Heals
Chasing Out the Enemy To encourage the children to seek inward change from God as an approach to evicting Satan from control in their lives. Prayer Learn that only God can defeat Satan

Understand that outward change is caused by inward change

Seek to know God

John 1:12 Philippians 2:1-11,Ephesians 6:19-20,2 Corinthians 9:6-7,Galatians 6:9-10,Hebrews 12:14 Paul Pleads for Well-Rounded Christians Paul

White Board

Charcoal

Quartz Crystal (or Diamond if available)

Bubble Soap

Bubble Blower

Balloon, Helium

Eggs, 2 Plastic

Sugar

Raquetballs, 2

Sandwich Bag

Ice Chest, Small

Nail, Iron or Steel

Wire, Insulated 10 Guage, About 1 Meter (1 Yard) Long

Battery, 9 Volts

Paper Clips, Metal

Crystals, Helium Soap Bubbles, Racing Eggs, Cold Raquetballs, Electromagnet
Puzzle Power To encourage the children to seek God's guidance and wisdom daily. Prayer When life's a puzzle, ask the Creator.

James 2:5 1 Kings 3:4-15 Solomon Requests Wisdom Solomon

White board

Markers

Poster Board

Scissors

Visual Puzzles
The Compleat Easter To persuade each child that Jesus is alive today, helping us through His Spirit to fulfil the Great Commission Salvation By Grace Believe that Jesus is alive, just as He said

Enthusiastically share the gospel with their friends and family

John 20:29 John 20-21 The First Easter Jesus

Peter

John

Thomas

Disciples

Mary

Mary Magdalene

Salome

Angel(s)

Balloons

Candle

Matches

Towel (optional)

Fire-Proof Balloons
Rising Above the Petty To encourage the children to respond to inconsiderateness with godly self-control Self-control Recognize the importance of demonstrating a Christ-like attitude in response to inconsiderateness

Understand that only Godís power enables true self-control

Matthew 27:14 Matthew 27:12-14 Jesus' Ultimate Self-Control Jesus

Pilate

Chief Priests

Jar

Rice

Ball

Ball Rises in Shaken Rice Jar
A Successful Single-Minded Search for the Savior To encourage a successful single-minded search for Christ in each child's life Single-Mindedness Desire to seek God honestly

Expect a change in their behavior when they follow Christ

John 4:42 John 4:7-30,39-42 Woman at the Well Jesus

Samaritan Woman

Balloon, Black

Balloon, White

Pencil

Helium Tank (optional)

Candle, Red

Matches

Nested Balloons
Flying Pennies To encourage the children to identify and use their Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts understand that each Christian has unique spiritual gifts

seek to recognize and apply each student's spiritual gifts

Romans 12:6 Luke 19:12-27 Parable of the Ten Minas Jesus

King

Subjects

Servants

Penny

Saucer

Spiritual Gifts Survey (optional)

Blow a Penny Onto a Plate
Obedience-Based Faith To build each child's faith, resulting in a life of obedience to God Trinity Recognize that faith encourages obedience

Listen to and obey God

Habakkuk 2:4b Genesis 12:10-20 Faith Out - Detour! Abraham

Sarah

Pharoah

Hagar

candle

grill top

stand, tabletop

cups, paper

water

matches

Boil Water in Paper Cup
Who is the Holy Spirit? To explain to the children the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Trinity Understand that the Holy Spirit is a living Being and part of the Trinity

Learn the ministries of the Holy Spirit

Recognize their need for, and commit to, living a Spirit-filled life

John 14:16 Acts 9:10-22 Paul's Miraculous Metamorphasis Paul

Flashlight

Prism

Laser pen

Bottle, 2-liter

Pan

Shaggy flashlight (optional)

Lasers, Fiber Optics & Prisms
Celebrating the Loophole (Communion) To enhance the children's spirit of worship during communion Worship Better understand who God is

Remember Jesus' sacrifice for them during communion

1 Corinthians 11:26 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Jeremiah 31:31-34 The New Covenant Jesus

Rope, 2 meter/yard (2)

White Board

Separating Two Tied Volunteers

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