Entries in jesus your best friend (4)

Wednesday
Jul252018

Level 1 Lesson Plan: You Can Be Strong  

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 40- to 60-minute lesson plan that covers the lesson objective, “Learn that no problem one experiences is too big, bad, or ugly to take to Jesus; learn of the comfort and strength Jesus gives.” (Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1c)

Listen to “Audio: Me and You.”

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Heavenly Joy.” After reading this article, talk about possible reasons the girl felt better after prayer.

  • Jesus always answers when we ask for help.
  • By looking to Jesus in prayer, she was relying on His strength and not her own.
  • Because she knew Jesus loves her, it gave her peace knowing she had asked Him for help.
  • (Read the accompanying Bible verse.) Jesus gives us the joy and peace that comes from knowing He understands our needs and will help us.

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Guidance.” Possible discussion points on this article:

  • Joe didn’t know what to do, but he asked Jesus for help because he trusted Jesus to give him a solution.
  • The Bible verse in the article promises that Jesus will give us the guidance we need when we look to Him for it. Ask your children if they can think of times when Jesus gave them the guidance they asked for.
  • Ask your children about times they faced taking part in a game or activity that they don’t agree with. Talk about how Jesus can guide them to solutions. In this case, the solution was suggesting a positive type of play. Sometimes the solution will be to simply not take part and do something else, even if that means playing on one’s own.

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Contentment.” Possible discussion points on this article:

  • Has your child felt disappointment when comparing with a friend’s talent? Talk about it, and discuss the talents your child has.
  • The verse says there is “great gain” with being content. Can your child think of things that can be gained from being content?
    --Instead of comparing, you can be happier by being thankful for your own talents and blessings.
    --When you focus on being thankful for what you have, you are then free to strive to do the most with what you have and often find out it’s far more than you realized.
  • Aimee wishes she could bake as well as Melissa can. Perhaps Aimee could spend time with her mother or another teacher to learn how. Talk about how being content doesn’t mean not striving to gain new talents.
  • How does practicing contentment strengthen a person? What verse from “Strength for the Day” could be applied?

Read Standing on God’s Word: Making Friends.” Possible discussion points on this article:

  • The girl didn’t know anyone, but when the other children invited her to play, she responded by joining in and was able to make new friends. Talk about how that was showing friendliness, like what the Bible verse talks about.
  • Ask your child if they can think of times they have gained friends by being friendly or if they can recall times when they could have been friendlier.

Read Standing on God’s Word: Rising Above.” Possible discussion points on this article:

  • How does the Bible verse in this class apply to what the boy’s reactions were to the events he describes?
  • What helped him be happier?
  • What experience has recently robbed your child of his or her joy? Talk about ways to apply the Bible verse and rise above such an experience.

Read Standing on God’s Word: Strength for the Day” and talk about ways your child can gain strength from each Bible promise.

Additional materials:

 

 

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1c

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

Monday
Jul042016

0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan about the friendship a child can build and share with Jesus.

Read Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

WatchForever Friend.”

Talk about things Jesus might have experienced as a child that are similar to things your children experience in their daily life.

ReadSpend Time with Me—It Makes Me Happy!

Discuss some of the things that are important to a good friendship and how you can apply that to building a stronger friendship with Jesus.

Read Me and Jesus.”

Color Jesus, Friend of Little Children” or “Me and Jesus.”

Additional reading:

 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Mar202013

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Trust in Jesus, Our Good Shepherd

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives: “Learn of Jesus’ love for us, and how important Jesus considers each person,” and “that no problem one experiences is too big, bad, or ugly to take to Jesus; learn of the comfort and strength Jesus gives.” (Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1a; Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1c

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Read Psalm 23. (An audio of this Psalm can be found here.)

Learn about Psalm 23.

ReadFollow Jesus Today.”

Talk about an experience your child has had where he had to trust that Jesus was out front and going to take care of him. Perhaps it was a new situation that he had not experienced before, and worried about, but then discovered that everything turned out well.

Listen to or readBilly and the Big ‘What If,’” and point out how Billy learned to pray and trust that Jesus was caring for him.

Listen to or readTrudge and Zippy.”

Read Luke 15:4–7 and point out how special each individual is to Jesus.

Do the activities found in “Bible Space Trek: The Parable of the Lost Sheep.” (Find the answer key here.)

View Jesus’ Little Lambs.”

Be the artist by tracing or copying your choice from these figures to make your own picture or story of Jesus’ care for you. You could also use these figures to draw a picture of Jesus’ care for a friend of yours, to give to him or her as a present.

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: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1ac

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Trust in Jesus, Our Good Shepherd (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Trust in Jesus, Our Good Shepherd (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Feb132013

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Your Best Friend

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 40-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives:

Part 1: Jesus Is Here for You

Listen toMe and You.” (For those who enjoy coloring, you can download the accompanying illustration.)

Read Romans 8:38–39. (See also the “Crazily Cool Card” that accompanies this verse.)

ReadYour Best Friend Ever.” After reading pages 1 and 2, encourage the children to think about a recent experience they enjoyed, and then imagine how Jesus was there with them during that time.

                After reading page 3, ask them to think of something difficult they remember facing, and to think about how Jesus was with them during that as well, helping and caring for them. Perhaps you can help them see how Jesus’ help and presence was manifested by how they were able to smile through their tears during that difficulty, or in some other way. If the difficulty was the passing of a loved one, such as a grandparent, take time to talk about how though they can’t see their loved one, he or she is alive with Jesus, and happy.

                Reflect on Romans 8:38–39 and how during both good and bad times Jesus was with them (“For I am sure that neither death nor life … nor height nor depth … will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”).

ReadHappiness Above Problems.”

Read or listen to the audio of “Lost and Found.”

View Slidecast: The Fountain of God’s Love.”

Part 2: Talk with Jesus

Finish reading Your Best Friend Ever,” pages 4–7.

ReadBring Jesus into All You Do

Read Call Me Friend.” (Tip: This views better in PDF form.)

Read In Our Tent.”

Read Invisible but Here.”

Interact with Jesus: Over the next few days, encourage the children that they can talk to Jesus during activities they are engaged in, or tell Him about their day, helping them to experience Jesus as a personal friend.

Memorize a verse from “Crazily Cool Card Set: Jesus—Your Best Friend.”

Spend A Little Time with Jesus.”

Additional listening, reading, and activities:

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: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1abc

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Your Best Friend (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Your Best Friend (Portuguese)