Entries in angels (4)

Friday
Mar082019

Level Two Lesson Plan: The City of Dothan

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 45-minute lesson plan to fill out the class “Cities of the Bible: The City of Dothan,” that covers the lesson objective, “Learn the major stories of the Old Testament.” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d)

ReadCities of the Bible: The City of Dothan.”

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 1:
Read
Genesis 37:13–17.

Locate the city of Dothan on a map of Old Testament Israel.

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 2:
Read
Genesis 37:3–11.

Discuss together what the causes might have been for Joseph’s brothers being jealous of him.

Discuss together what Joseph could have done differently concerning the dreams he had.

Explore what steps the brothers might have taken to overcome their understandable jealousy in this difficult situation:

  • They could have ignored Joseph when he began to boast.
  • They might have talked with their father directly about why they felt jealous, telling him how they felt he loved the youngest sons more than them.
  • They might have also told their father how they were hurt by Joseph boasting.
  • It’s possible they took these steps but their father wasn’t able to stop Joseph from bragging. If so, the brothers could have focused more on being thankful for good things in their personal lives and not as much on these difficult issues. Though this would not have solved the problem, it would have made it easier to bear.

Read Genesis 37:12–36.

Point out how originally the brothers had not planned to sell Joseph, and how the oldest brother, Reuben, protected Joseph by having him put in the pit instead of being killed as the others were planning to do.

Discuss how due to the brothers not having dealt with their jealousy of Joseph, they now acted out on it. Explain why it’s important to talk about negative experiences or conflicts with a parent, counselor, or teacher who can help to work out a solution or even just to express a conflict with a responsible individual who can help one navigate difficult situations and emotions. By talking with someone responsible, it allows one to get input on possible steps to take to rectify the situation or look for ways to deal with hurt or misunderstanding.

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 3:

Read 2 Kings 6:8–23 or “Elisha’s Secret Army.”

Recall together the following points from the story:

  • three miraculous occurrences,
  • one act of mercy,
  • the conclusion.

Talk about God’s mighty power that is available for us to call on for help, and how even if we don’t see specifics that show us it is God’s intervention, we know that He’s at work giving us the assistance we need, just as He was there for Elisha and the people of Dothan.

Talk about the power of the mercy shown to the members of the Syrian army.

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 4:

View a picture of Tell Dothan in recent times, found here. (You can follow this link to other pictures of Tell Dothan.)

Additional material:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Wednesday
Dec302015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Bible Stories about Angels

Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn that angels are powerful immortal beings; read accounts of angelic appearances in the Bible, as well as modern-day appearances.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1b)

Read the following classes about appearances of angels in the Bible. You can supplement these classes by reading a fuller version from the Bible or a children’s Bible-story book.

What purpose did these three angels have in common? (Possible answers: Protecting God’s people, showing God’s power.)

Look for the two appearances of Archangel Gabriel in “A Man Named Jesus: Two Miraculous Babies” and once in “A Man Named Jesus: An Angel Visits Joseph.”

Do you know when an angel appeared in “The Story of Easter”?

Learn about an angel who fights battles for God, the Archangel Michael. You can read in Daniel 10:4-21 an amazing account of Michael fighting a battle so another mighty angel can deliver a message from God to the prophet Daniel.

Assemble and display one or more of the 3D pictures of the above stories about angels from the series of “Miracles in the Bible.”

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Bible Stories about Angels (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Bible Stories about Angels (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Feb252015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn of the role of guardian angels, and how they are always with us.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1f)

Read Angels, God’s Police Protection.”

Read Angels Who Help.”

ReadElisha’s Secret Army.” Ask the children to recount other times angels appeared in the Bible. [Some examples: The Angel Gabriel appearing to Zacharias, Mary, and Joseph in the Christmas story (Luke 1 and Matthew 1); the angel who spoke to Hagar in the wilderness (Genesis 16:7–11); the angel that Balaam’s donkey saw (Numbers 22:21–35).]

Color Your Ever-Caring Angels

Pray one of the prayers of “Pray a Way: Angels.” (Coloring pages can be found here.)

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1f

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels (Spanish)

Monday
Jan282013

0–5 Lesson Plan: Angels Watch Over Me

A 20-minute lesson plan on the role angels play in our lives.

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ReadThe Guardian Angel and the Nightlight.”

Recall along with your child Bible stories of angelic appearances. See how many you can both come up with. You can also check out this site for a partial list of angel stories in the Bible for ideas of what angel stories you can talk to your children about. There is also some good angel art shown on this site that you might find useful. (For a more exhaustive listing, look here.)

WatchGuardian Angel.” The audio can be downloaded from here.

Color an Angel coloring page. Here are some options:

Look up the following verses on angels, and then have your child illustrate one of the verses.

WatchCherub Wings’ Theme Song.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright 2013 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Angels Watch Over Me (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Angels Watch Over Me (Portuguese)