Description: This free Sunday school curriculum focuses on who
JESUS is. We explore 102 of His titles and adjectives alphabetically,
A-Z. (This Bible curriculum is based on the King James Version. If you
use another translation, titles and adjectives may be slightly
The first lesson is introductory, the next 24 lessons cover one or more letter’s worth of titles and adjectives, and the final lesson is an end-of-series review. Some of the lessons cover a lot of material, so you will need to keep things moving to get through it all in the specified amount of time.
Goal: Help kids get to know Jesus better and realize how truly awesome He is!
Our goal is not to go into extensive detail on each of Jesus’ titles or adjectives, but to expose kids to many words and definitions, emphasizing how amazing it is that Jesus is ALL of these things. Even the 102 titles and adjectives we cover cannot fully describe Him!
Overview: The lesson plans for this Jesus is... Sunday school curriculum are written to cover 1-1/2 hours and follow this basic format:
You will, of course, need to adjust the time allotted to each item depending on your class length.
Review is an important part of our
class time. We want the kids to remember the things we have been
learning, cumulatively, throughout each quarter and the entire year. We
begin each class time with REVIEW. We use questions taken from previous
lessons, as well as games, songs, etc., making REVIEW a fun and
interactive time. (We often have students arriving late, so the first 15
minutes or so of class is a good time to review with the kids who are
there, and it’s easy to include kids as they arrive.)
BIBLE MEMORY WORK
This is small-group time. A couple of years ago I realized we could make more progress with Bible memory work if we divided our class of 5- to 10-year-olds into smaller groups and allowed each student to work at his/her own rate. The kids love this time! They enjoy the more individualized attention of the teachers. Also, the older kids are not held back by the younger.
You will need to assess the size of your group to determine the number
of adults you need to help with BIBLE MEMORY WORK. We staff our class
with four teachers. This works very well for our current 15-20 kids.
From time to time we have had some extra helpers come in just for the 20
minutes of BIBLE MEMORY WORK to assist kids and listen to them quote
verses. You will also need to decide what verses you want your kids to
memorize. We work on doctrinal verses as found in a series of workbooks
called Quick and Powerful Scriptural Concepts for Children by Valda Johnson and Ilene Sargeant, published by Out of the Fire Publications, 230 SE Pine Street, Albany, OR 97321.
The basic idea with the Quick and Powerful system is to have students work on six verses at a time, quoting one at a time, then two at a time, etc., until they are ready to test on all six verses. We then offer prizes for students who pass with a score of 80 percent or better.
RULES & PRAYER
Have a basic list of about five rules. (We call ours “Power Hour Promises.”) Review these quickly and pray with the class to help them focus right before the BIBLE LESSON.
I have written these Jesus is...
Bible lessons with an inductive approach, introducing a topic (using a
3D visual if possible) and asking numerous questions of the students.
Some answers are open ended, intending to invite discussion, and some
have specific answers. Sometimes I ask questions as a way of introducing
information (which I plan to provide in the answer) but find students
surprising me by giving very thought-provoking answers that I hadn’t
thought of. The joys of teaching!
I have used the inductive approach and scripted these lessons to make them very easy to teach. Words you are to say are bolded. Suggested answers are given in parentheses. Highlighted words are actions you are to take.
Each lesson has three parts: Introduction, Lesson, and Life Application. The Life Application always includes time for prayer. Please be sure to allow time for the kids to respond to the lesson in prayer. This is so important!
This is where kids get hands-on with the Bible. We purchased a case of inexpensive Bibles to have on hand in our classroom. However, kids should be encouraged to bring one from home so they can become familiar with their very own Bibles. We also review the overall organization of the Bible during BIBLE SKILLS time.
This is the part of the
class where the kids enjoy an activity, craft, and/or snack related to
the lesson. Our goal is that even while they are eating a snack, the
lesson will be reinforced.
Putting all of the above elements together makes for an exciting
learning environment. Your students will have fun learning more about
who Jesus is (His character) and what He does (His power). Jesus is more
amazing than all of His titles and adjectives put together!
You can freely print each lesson in the Jesus is A through Z Curriculum
individually, or, if you prefer, you can purchase all 26 lessons
printed in a spiral-bound book for $25. (NOTE: Lessons and Review
Questions only are included in this book. Associated FREE visuals and
activity pages will still need to be printed via this website.) To order
the book via Lulu.com, click on the following link:
To print lessons individually, click on the following links to open a PDF file for each lesson.
Lesson 1: Jesus--#1 Name
Lesson 2: A - Advocate, etc.
Lesson 3: B - Beginning & End, etc.
Lesson 4: C - Carpenter, etc.
Lesson 5: D - Dayspring, etc.
Lesson 6: E - Emmanuel, etc.
Lesson 7: F - Faithful, etc.
Lesson 8: G - Good Shepherd, etc.
Lesson 9: H - Head, etc.
Lesson 10: I - I AM, etc.
Lesson 11: J&K - Judge, etc.
Lesson 12: L, Part 1 - Lamb of God, etc.
Lesson 13: L, Part 2 - Life, etc.
Lesson 14: M, Part 1 - Man of Sorrows, etc.
Lesson 15: M, Part 2 - Messiah, etc.
Lesson 16: N&O - Nazarene, etc.
Lesson 17: P, Part 1 - Passover, etc.
Lesson 18: P, Part 2 - Prince, etc.
Lesson 19: R, Part 1, Rabbi, etc.
Lesson 20: R, Part 2, Rock, etc.
Lesson 21: S, Part 1, Savior, etc.
Lesson 22: S, Part 2, Sun of Righteousness, etc.
Lesson 23: T-U-V, Teacher, etc.
Lesson 24: W, Way, etc.
Lesson 25: X-Y-Z, eXalted, etc.
Lesson 26: End-of-Series Review
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