Parents and volunteers, to help you better prepare to serve in our ministry to kids, you can find the downloadable and printable low-prep lesson plan for upcoming lessons below

Be sure to select the appropriate pdf corresponding to the Nursery, PreS-K, or 1st-5th lesson. 

Questions? Email Peter Zimmer.

 

Winter 2020 LESSONS

 

Unit 16: Hope in Exile

After years of living in sin, God's people were sent into exile. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was captured by Babylon. Daniel's visions of the future showed that God is in control at all times. God used faithful people to continue His plan to provide salvation through Jesus. 

Key Passage

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Big Picture Question

Q: Why do we pray?

A: We pray because we trust God, and we know He hears us.

Unit 16: Lessons

 

Unit 17: Return to the Land

After the Israelite's disobedience led to 70 years of exile in Babylon, God kept His promise to bring His people home to Judah. Prophets encouraged the people to rebuild the temple. The prophet Zechariah told of a future King who would come humbly on a donkey. God later kept His promise to send King Jesus. 

Key Passage

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Big Picture Question

Q: How is Jesus the perfect Prophet?

A: Jesus perfectly reveals God the Father and fulfills what the prophets spoke.

Unit 17: Lessons

 

Unit 18: The People Restored 

Even after returning home, the Israelites struggled to obey God completely and to worship Him. Nehemiah led the prophet to rebuild Jerusalem's walls and Ezra began teaching God's Word again. Malachi, the last Old Testament prophet, warned the people to repent because the Messiah was coming soon. The stage was set for the arrival of Jesus. 

Key Passage

1 Peter 5:10 "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."

Big Picture Question

Q: Who is in control of everything?

A: God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth.

Unit 18: Lessons