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 more about John the Baptist — that He was not the Messiah, but came to announce the coming of the Messiah. Through the prophet Isaiah, God made a promise that a messenger would come to announce the arrival of the Messiah. This week’s lesson culminates in the Lord Jesus who is the Messiah who came as God promised! When the disciples were confused about the identity of Jesus, John once again affirms that Jesus is the Messiah and that he is not.
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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