Children’s Church Curriculum – That You May Believe: Week 8


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 that the world needs a Savior. We begin with Psalm 67, where the psalmist desires to see the whole world come to know the personal, saving power of the Lord. But this isn’t just the desire of the psalmist, it is also a promise — people all over the world will fear the Lord. In order for that to happen, the world needs a Savior. This week’s lesson culminates in the Person of the Lord Jesus, who is the Savior of the world. Though Jesus was sent to the Jews, He first announces Himself as the Messiah to a Samaritan woman. Even though the Samaritans were enemies of the Jews, in her joy, the woman runs to tell the whole town about who Jesus was and they come to believe by faith that He is indeed the Savior of the world.

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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