Entries in god (10)

Monday
Mar262018

0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love So Great

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on Easter and God’s great love for us, and how we can demonstrate some of the qualities witnessed in Jesus’ life on earth in our everyday actions.

Read Pray a Way: Easter.”

Watch He’s Alive.”

Explain how Jesus lived a life that was filled with love, honesty, courage, and kindness. Even though Jesus left earth, He promised to always be near His children and would help them to teach other people about God.

Memorize the Bible verse, “And be sure of this: I am with you always.”1

Read “Jesus’ Love for Us.”

Talk about ways to follow Jesus’ example every day, and in so doing, make the world a better place. For example, building your faith in God and drawing closer to Him, being kind to others, being brave even when facing a difficult situation, being truthful, etc.

Read Bright Pebbles: So Much Love.”

Stand up and get ready to hop. Hop once, then thank God for His love for you. Hop again and tell someone in your family how much you love him or her. Then hop and tell God about your love for Him. Hop again, and say something loving to one of your family. Do this until you have said something loving to each person in your family.2

Additional material:

Footnotes:

1 Matthew 28:20 NLT
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Katiuscia Giusti. Bright Pebbles: Love Is All Around

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Spanish)
DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan222018

0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like?

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what God is like, and how we can feel and know He is all around us.

ReadBright Pebbles: Wherever We Are, God Is.”

Close your eyes and take a deep breath and think of God’s love for you. Then each person takes a turn to give thanks to God for one thing He has done or created that makes him or her glad.

Listen toAudio: God Is Love.”

ReadWhat Is God Like?

Ask the children to describe one thing that makes them think of God. 

Additional material:

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

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Nov292017

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 minutes to an hour. It relates to the lesson objectives: “Learn about Jesus, God’s Son, and why He came to earth,” and “be able to identify the benefits of reading God’s Word daily and becoming a student of the Word.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1a; and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c).

ReadJohn 1:1-14,” or listen to this audio version.

Fill in the blanks of the activity “Jesus Is the Word.”

Points to discuss when reading the above article.

Page 1: Jesus is “the Word.” That’s because Jesus portrays the entire truth of God. Similar to how we read words to help us know a subject, we also get to know about God through knowing Jesus.

Everything was made by the Word, Jesus.

Page 2: When Jesus said that by following Him a person does not walk in darkness, what does He mean? Jesus taught and showed us the best way to live. He shined the light of His truth into the world by showing us both through example and through His Word how to live and love.

Page 3: John the Baptist told people that Jesus was coming, and baptized many to symbolize washing away their sins. He was preparing them for the arrival of Jesus. You can read about John baptizing Jesus in the article “When Jesus Was Baptized.” Read more about this prophet’s life in “Faith-Filled Models from the New Testament: John the Baptist,” and in pages 6–8 of “A Man Named Jesus, Chapter 1: Two Miraculous Babies.”

Page 4: Jesus came to earth as God’s gift to each one of us. However, though He was God’s gift of love, and though He is the one who created each of us, when He came, many people did not like Him and they turned against Him.

Page 5: Jesus knew His Father personally, and loved Him very much. He came to show us His Father, so that we could know Him as our Father too, and so we could live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. The Father loves us very much!

Page 6: Jesus came to earth, became human, so that he could show us what God was like. Jesus, the Word, the truth about God, became a human to bring us into a full, loving relationship with God.

WatchGod’s Word Becomes Flesh,” starting at 49 seconds.

ReadFaith-Filled Models from the New Testament: John the Beloved.”

Listen to the audio, “I Am the Way.”

Read Meals with Jesus: Mary and Martha.” There is also an accompanying 3D picture of the story that can be assembled, as well as a coloring page.

Discuss why Jesus said that Mary had chosen what was good. Jesus was explaining to Martha that hearing His teachings was very important, which is why He told her that Mary’s choice was good. However, it was also important to serve the food to their guest, as Martha was doing, and Jesus didn’t say that Martha was wrong in doing so.

Read the following articles from the series “Standing on God’s Word.”

Listen to Jesus now to hear what words of love He has for you.

Choose from these cards Bible verses that go with the above lesson. If you haven’t already, you can print, cut, and color them as well.

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: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1a; and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Sep212011

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Who Is God? Part 3

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that further highlights the lesson objective: Learn how the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; study and memorize Bible verses upon which this principle is based. (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundsation-1b)

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Listen to “Joyful Singing.”

Read page 1 of How should I interact with God?

Color the picture Worship the Lord with Reverence.” On another paper draw and color a picture of your head or cut out a photo of yourself and glue it on top of the boy in the picture as he is reverencing God (in the picture). Post the picture on your bedroom wall as a reminder to show God reverence.

Read page 2 of How should I interact with God?

Think about something you or your family need or would like to have. Now take time to ask God to supply this. Remember to start by showing Him appreciation for all He’s done for you already.

Read page 3 of How should I interact with God?

Pray for a friend, parent, or teacher, concerning something they need help from God to be able to do. After you have prayed, consider writing him or her a note of encouragement, letting that person know you are praying for him/her.

Read the Bible story about King Josiah (2 Kings 22–23:4), who honored and obeyed God and was blessed for leading his people in God’s ways. For a simple review of this story and four coloring pages, see “King Josiah.”)

Read pages 4–5 of How should I interact with God?

What Bible stories can you think of where people showed reverence to God, and He blessed them with protection and provision?

Possible answers:

  • Noah revered God, and God led him to build an ark to save his family and many animals (Genesis 6–8).
  • Rahab showed her reverence of God by protecting the Israelite spies. God saved her and her house when the walls of Jericho fell down (Joshua 2 and 6).
  • The people of Nineveh believed the message God gave them through Jonah, that He would destroy them for their evil ways, and they repented and showed reverence to God by fasting and praying in sackcloth and ashes. God then saved the people of Nineveh. (Jonah 3).
  • Paul and Silas revered God by singing songs of praise, despite their pain and imprisonment, which resulted in a tremendous witness and their miraculous release (Acts 16:23–36).

As a follow-up study, you can choose one (or more) of these Bible stories to further reinforce the principle of reverencing God.

Quiz yourself to see what you learned from this class:

  1. We should worship the Lord with __________. (Hint: Page 1.)
  2. Showing reverence to God is a key to having all of our ______ met. (Hint: Page 2.)
  3. True or false: God gives inner strength to those who reverence Him. (Hint: Page 3.)
  4. True or false: God guards and protects those who reverence Him. (Hint: Page 4.)
  5. “But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will arise with __________ in its wings” (Malachi 4:2 NIV). (Hint: Page 5.)
  6. True or false: God often ignores us when we look to Him for guidance about what is right or wrong. (Hint: Page 6.)
  7. Which of the following are examples of reverencing God:
  • Arguing with your mother.
  • Thanking God for the food.
  • Complaining that you don’t have a computer game that your friend plays and that you want to have too.
    Doing your best to do the things God tells you to do in the Bible.
  • Happily helping your father with the yard work that he asked you to do.
  • Admiring the qualities God gave your pet lizard.
    (The examples are found in b, d, e, and f.)

Reverence God when sitting or lying down in a comfy place while listening to “The Rotunda of Heavenly Vision” and taking time to reflect on God’s power and awesomeness!

Pray The Lord’s Prayer (“The Lord’s Prayer—From the Heart of Children”).

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundsation-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Plan de clase nivel 1: ¿Quién es Dios? 3ª parte (Spanish)
DOC: Plano de aulas para o Nível 1: Quem é Deus? 3ª Parte (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Aug172011

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Who Is God? Part 2

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that further highlights the lesson objective: “Learn who God is, based on biblical accounts and verses that describe His nature; learn attributes of God.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a)

Read Where Is God?

Activity for those who enjoy drawing: Draw a picture of God sitting amongst the stars and planets, and His feet resting on the planet earth. Write out the verse, “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool” (Isaiah 66:1 KJV).

Read Psalm 139:7–10.

Ask the children if they can think of something they might do that could distance them from God, and talk about how they could draw closer to God after being distanced from Him. Encourage the children to explore a wide variety of times and places to discover if God would be there too. Then draw the conclusion to this by discussing how comforting it is to know that God’s presence and help can be found no matter where they are. 

Read Namba’s Rock.”

Activity: If you can, go somewhere together where each can sit quietly and talk with God like Namba did. Alternatively, brainstorm scenes that your child could think about while lying in his or her bed at night and talking to God before going to sleep.

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Read Where did God come from?

Memorize “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever” (1 Timothy 1:17 KJV), and sing along with the song, “Unto the King.”

Discuss how God is so great that He lives and exists outside of our human understanding, and yet He is also very personal and there for us all the time.

Color the coloring sheet, “The God of love will always be there for us.”

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.

 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Who Is God? Part 2 (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Who Is God? Part 2 (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Jul202011

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Who Is God? Part 1

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan to teach about who God is, describing His nature through exploring and applying scriptural explanations. (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a) Please note that while the memorization verses have a specific translation version, you can use the Bible version of your choice for the verses listed for memory.

Read Genesis 1:1, John 1:1, and Psalm 36:7.

Discuss what we can tell about God from these verses. (Answers: He created the world, He is the Word, and He loves us.)

ReadGod Is Powerful!

Memorize “[God] has made the earth by His power” (Jeremiah 10:12 NKJV).

                “God is love” (1 John 4:8 KJV).

Activity: With the children, make a list of all the things they can think of that are powerful. Ask the children how God compares to these things.

Have the children imagine combining the power of everything on their list into one. Talk about how even when everything powerful is combined, it is no match for the power of God.

Color page 6 of “God Is Powerful” (“God’s power can be seen in many ways…”).

Song: God of All Flesh

Discuss with the children how God is so powerful that He’s capable of doing whatever we ask of Him that is within His will.

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Read Can we see God?

Memorize “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship” (Psalm 19:1 NLT).

Activity: Look up a chart of constellations, and check out which ones you can see in the sky on a clear night. (Some sites you might find useful for this activity are The Stars Tonight, Constellations for Kids, and Your Sky.)

Read John 1:18.

Read God’s Great Love for Us.

ReadActing God."

Discuss with the children ways they see God in the characteristics Jesus demonstrated while He was on earth. Talk about how as children they can help others see God through their actions and behavior.

Read God in Us.”

Additional activities and discussion points:

Song: God Is Love

“God Is Powerful" Supplement (God-1a)

“Can We See God?” Supplement (God-1a)

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.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Plan de clase nivel 1: ¿Quién es Dios? 1ª parte (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Who Is God? Part 1 (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Apr062011

“How should I interact with God?” Supplement (Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1b)

To build a habit of showing respect to God, have your family look for ways to show respect for God during the day, and then at dinner for the next week share stories of what each of you did.

Memorize James 4:8 together.

If your children enjoy drawing, have them draw a picture of a way or ways to show God respect, or a picture to go along with one of the scriptures in the article.

S&S: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1

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DOC: Suplemento de «¿Cómo me relaciono con Dios?» (Dios-1b)
DOC: Suplemento de “Como Devemos Interagir com Deus?” (Deus-1b)

Wednesday
Sep222010

“Where Is God?” Supplement (God-1a)

After reading “Where Is God?” talk about how God is so big that He lives and exists outside of our human understanding, and yet He is also very personal and there for us all the time.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a

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DOC: Suplemento de «¿Dónde está Dios?» (Dios-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Onde Está Deus?” (Deus-1a)

Wednesday
Sep012010

“Can We See God?” Supplement (God-1a)

To help reinforce the article “Can We See God?”—and illustrate how even though we can’t see God, we still know He’s there—go outside and try to look at the wind or breeze. Ask your child to explain how he or she can tell the wind is or isn’t there?

If you live in a place where the stars are clearly visible at night, take time to look up and enjoy this declaration of God’s glory!

Tell your child of loving deeds he or she has done for you that has helped you “see” God.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a

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DOC: Suplemento de «¿Podemos ver a Dios?» (Dios-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Podemos ver Deus?” (Deus-1a)

Wednesday
Aug252010

"God Is Powerful!” Supplement (God-1a)

Here are some things you can talk about or do with your child to help reinforce the article “God Is Powerful!”:

Ask your child what he or she considers to be awesomely powerful. Then take a moment to imagine how God is even greater than that power.

For a fun way to help your child see the power of God’s creative force at work in a seed, try sprouting a seed in a wet paper towel or wet cotton balls. After the seed has sprouted, you can plant it in a pot of dirt to watch it continue to grow. See http://www.ehow.com/how_5258433_sprout-seeds-paper-towel.html.

Here’s a picture of a puppy in the womb that some children might enjoy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84727393@N00/305842027/.

S&S link: CLF: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a

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DOC: Suplemento de «¡Dios es poderoso!» (Dios-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Deus é Poderoso!” (Deus-1a)