Unit: Following God’s Plan

Session Title: Paul Wrote a Letter to Timothy

Life Point: People can learn about Jesus all of their lives.

Unit Verse: “Come and listen, all who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:16

Weekly Bible Verse: “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18

Bible Passage: 2 Timothy 1:1-5; 3:14-17

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Game: Books of the Bible Basketball Toss
• Say: “We learned in our Bible story that Timothy’s mother and grandmother taught him about God. Who are some people who teach us about God?”
• Continue: “Our Bible verse, 2 Timothy 3:15 says, ‘Since you were a child, you have learned from the Bible.’ God likes it when we learn about Him. We can learn about God by reading the Bible. Let’s play a game using the names of the Bible books.”
• Say: “I will show you a book name. Tell me if the book is in the Old or New Testament. If you are correct, you may attempt a one, two, or three-point shot. If you make a basket, your team will receive the points.”
• Form two teams. Select a team to begin.
• Display a “Flash Card.”
• Taking turns allow each child to say whether they think the book is in the Old Testament or New Testament.
• If the child answers correctly, invite them to shoot the basketball into the goal. Award points.
• Continue playing as time permits, alternating teams.
• Say: “Our parents teach us many things. They teach us to play sports, to ride our bikes, and how to read and write. God wants our parents to teach us about Him. God wants families to worship together. We can worship with our families as we read and learn from the Bible.”
• Pray, thanking God for people, especially parents, who teach about God.
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Craft: Bible Scroll
Using brown construction paper and two crafts sticks, rods, or pencils make a scroll. Have children write 1 Timothy 3:16 and draw a picture of the story on the scroll. They could also draw the people they learn about God from on their scroll. Roll it up and tie with yarn. Talk about how the bible used to be on scrolls and how it was read to children on scrolls.
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Craft: Make Something for a Younger Class
This is a great idea for 3rd-5th grades to do for either the first grade or even kindergarten classes. They could make them cards, posters or something to tell the younger ones what they have learned about God. Explain that as they get older they become models for the younger kids and can teach them about God. If you did this at the beginning of the class you could take the cards to one of the younger classes towards the end of the class. You will want to coordinate with the younger class’ teacher or the wing coordinators to make sure you have enough for everyone in the class. For the first graders, this could also be their welcome into Children’s Ministry.
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