Editor’s Note: This curriculum is built on the Bible’s own promise-fulfillment pattern and is designed to be used in a Sunday School/Children’s Church format. The Sunday School lesson provides the Old Testament background for the Children’s Church lesson in the Gospel of John.
The goal of this week’s lesson is to help the children look forward from Old Testament Israel’s perspective to understand that God promised to send His chosen King to reign perfectly on His behalf. Israel had a few good kings, and many bad kings. But God’s King would be His own Son and rule perfectly from the throne. This week’s lesson culminates in the Person of the Lord Jesus, God’s chosen King, who presently reigns over all creation. From John’s perspective, and ours, Jesus is presently reigning as King over His kingdom in the hearts of His people, and He will return again someday to establish that kingdom on earth.
Sunday school teachers should emphasize the first half of the main idea in an interactive way for 20 minutes, and explain the second half clearly without much interaction as a conclusion for 5 minutes. Children’s church teachers should explain the first half without much interaction for 5 minutes as an introduction and emphasize the second half in an interactive way for 20 minutes.
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