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 understand the serious threat that disobedience against God can lead to in their life — death. In the wilderness, when Israel was disobedient and grumbled against God, the Lord sent poisonous snakes that caused many of them to perish. However, despite their sin, God mercifully provided a way for them to be delivered from death — believe God’s word by looking to the bronze serpent and live! This week’s lesson culminates in the Lord Jesus Christ, who would be lifted up like the bronze serpent in His death, so that everyone who turns from their rebellion and believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
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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