Memory Verse for the Series
“If you love me, obey my commands.” John 14:15 (NIrV)
God gave us ten simple rules for life, rules that will help us to love God, love
our families, and love other people the way Jesus loves us.
Jan. 8 lesson: LOVE GOD
God is our Creator. The first four Commandments remind us to love God with all of our hearts.
Key Passage: Exodus 20:1-11
Jan. 15 lesson: LOVE MOM & DAD
Why did God include Mom and Dad in the Ten Commandments? Because Mom and Dad keep us safe and teach us to love God.
Key Passage: Exodus 20:12
Jan. 22 lesson: LOVE OTHERS
The last five Commandments can all be summed up in one command: Be good to others and treat them the way you want to be treated.
Key Passage: Exodus 20:13-17
Jan. 29 lesson: LOVE OBEDIENCE
The Israelites were blessed when they followed God, but punished when they disobeyed. We must make the choice whether or not to obey God.
Key Passage: Joshua 24, Joshua’s challenge to Israel
(Note: This is a 12-week series that will run through March in this class.)
Memory Verse for the Series
“God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us
what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives
whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.” – 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)
Each week kids will learn about a few books of the Bible along with some
simple hand motions to help them remember what each book is about.The goal is that
by the end of the 12 weeks, kids will be able to say all 66 books of the Bible from memory
and have a general idea of what each book is about.
Jan. 8 lesson: TAKE UP YOUR SWORD!
God says the Bible is like a sword. Just like a sword takes practice to use, we need to practice using God’s Word.One of the ways we can do that is by knowing what God has included in the Bible for us to know and where we can find it. Kids will learn how many books are in the Bible(66), how many are in the Old Testament(39) and how many are in the New Testament(27).
Key Passage: Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17
Jan. 15 lesson: The first 5!
The first five books of the Bible tell us how the world began, what God expects of us (the law), and how God put a plan in action to set things right. Kids will memorize the first 5 books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Key Passage: Genesis 17:1-8, God’s covenant with Abraham
Jan. 22 lesson: ALL THAT HISTORY!
The books of history tell us what happened to God’s people when they inherited
the promised land and what happened when they forgot about God. They teach
us about God’s laws and God’s forgiveness. kids will memorize the next 12 books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.
Key Passage: Joshua 24:14-22, Joshua’s charge to the people
Jan. 29 lesson: BETTER THAN SHAKESPEARE
God’s books of poetry are not simply pretty verses. They are filled with praise to our God and wisdom for daily living. Kids will memorize the next 5 books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon
Key Passage: Proverbs 1:1-7, Listen to Wisdom