The Battle Lines Are Drawn
Kids love a good Nerf battle. Those battles will be the theme for this series about what it means to fight spiritual battles and to have victory with God. In Battle Ready 8-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum, kids will learn what it means to have victory with God.
Battle Ready Lessons Overview:
Memory Verse: “But no weapon used against you will succeed.” Isaiah 54:17a (NIrV)
Who's Team Are You On?
Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:5, Commander of the Lord's Army
Many times, we do things our own way and expect to be blessed. But Joshua's encounter with the commander of God's army reminds us that our wants and desires are not what is important. We need to strive to be on God's side and do things his way.
Objective: Kids will learn that we can have victory when we put ourselves on God's side.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18, The Armor of God
The Bible says that our struggles and battles in life are not against other people. the Bible tells us that our struggles are actually a result of a spiritual battle. But we can equip ourselves for this battle with the good things that God gives: truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the Holy Spirit.
Objective: Kids will learn that God gives us what we need to be victorious.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 19:1-10, 20:1-40, David and Jonathan
Jonathan's father, King Saul, wanted to kill Jonathan's best friend, David. Jonathan devised a plan involving target practice to send a warning to David, saving his life. We can have the courage of Jonathan to step in and help those who need it.
Objective: Kids will learn that victory with God requires courage.
Scripture: John 18:1-13, Jesus Arrested
When the soldiers came for Jesus, Peter was filled with anger and fear. He drew his sword and cut off the ear of one the soldiers. Jesus healed the soldier, and allowed himself to be arrested. He was not afraid to follow God's plan for Him. We don’t have to be afraid either when our trust is in God.
Objective: Kids will learn that victory with God means letting go of fear.
A Good Defense
Scripture: Nehemiah 4:1-18, Opposition to Nehemiah
Nehemiah was leading his people in rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. His enemies wanted to destroy the work that was being done and stop Nehemiah. But Nehemiah came up with a plan to continue the work. He never stopped and never gave up.
Objective: Kids will learn that victory with God means to keep going in the face of trouble.
Calling For Help
Scripture: 2 Kings 6:8-23, Elisha and the Arameans
When the Arameans came against Elisha, Elisha prayed to God for help. God performed miraculous things to give Elisha the victory. This story reminds us that we do not fight alone. We can call out to God for help and He will hear us.
Objective: Kids will learn that our first response when trouble comes should be prayer.
Scripture: Matthew 8:5-13, The Centurion's Faith
The Jewish people did not like to associate with the Romans, who were ruling over them. So when a Roman soldier came up to Jesus, it might have meant trouble. Instead, the Roman soldier asked Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus was impressed by the man's faith; he had compassion and healed the servant.
Objective: Kids will learn that victory with God means showing compassion to all people.
Don’t Fight Alone
Scripture: Judges 4:1-16, Deborah
Barak was the commander of Israel's army. He led the army to victory over Jabin's army. But left on his own, he never would have done it. Deborah, the leader of the people, went along with him and gave him the confidence to face the enemy.
Objective: Kids will learn that victory with God means walking alongside others and encouraging them.
Each Lesson Includes:
- Make It Stick! Parent Sheet - so you can let mom and dad know what kids are learning each week and look like a rockstar teacher who's thought of everything.
- Memory Verse - so that you can make sure kids are getting Scripture in their minds and hearts every single week and you can feel like each lesson was a success even when it seems like 90% of your lesson time is spent saying things like "calm down", "let's be quiet", "hands to yourself!"
- Skit or Puppet Show - so you have a way to easily connect the lesson with your hands-on and visual learners. No drama team? No problem! Just hand the script to the kids. They'll have a blast and think you're the coolest.
- Craft Activity - so you can give kids a physical reminder of the Bible lesson (and give yourself an activity to keep them busy until mom and dad come back!)
- Game - so kids don't leave and say church was BORING! Games are so important to help keep kids engaged. Our large group games always include a "What's The Point" section to help you connect the game to the lesson.
- Large Group Lesson - so you can present the Bible story in a clear and fun way, which means now you can enjoy Saturday nights instead of stressing over putting a lesson together!
- Small-Group Discussion - so you can find out who was paying attention and who was talking to their neighbor. Just kidding, this is a great way for you build deeper relationships with your kiddos after each lesson, which means you're going to care about them so much you'll cry like a baby when they graduate and go to middle school :(
- More! - Yes, there is even more than all of that so that you can easily put together the perfect lesson for your ministry each weekend, which means no more agonizing over how to adjust complicated lesson plans.
About This Curriculum:
- Perfect for kids ages 6-12
- Includes large group and small group resources
- This curriculum is an instant download
- Download a free sample here
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