Welcome to Journey South Bay Kids' Sunday School lessons!

Our Children's Ministry will be providing our weekly Sunday School lessons virtually through this page for you to use with your kids. We pray that God's word would be tucked into the hearts of our little ones, and that everyone stays safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.

 

Older Elementary (ages 6-12)

 

All lessons will be continuing on our YouTube Channel: Journey South Bay Kids. Click here to visit that page.

 

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May 17, 2020

Lesson: John: Jesus Answers Nicodemus' Tough Questions (John 3:1-21)

 

Worship: Wisdom Wave from DIG IN 

 

Sunday School Lesson with Mr. Gary:

 

Talk About It Video: Hard Questions from DIG IN  

We’re learning that Jesus isn’t afraid of hard questions. But sometimes other people are! Let’s see what happens when no one wants to answer Peanut’s questions.

• What did you notice about the ways the animals reacted to Peanut's questions?

• When have people reacted like that when you’ve had questions?

• Why do you think they react that way?

• Why do you think Jesus isn’t afraid of our hard questions?

• How does it make you feel to know that you can go to Jesus with your questions?

Sometimes people ignore our questions, are too busy to help us, or just don’t seem to care. But Jesus isn’t afraid of hard questions. We can always ask him our questions.

 

Craft: Question Spinner, click on the image or download here.

Supplies
“Question Spinner” handout, printed on card stock 
“Question Wedges” 2-page handout 
- scissors
- markers
- glue sticks
- paper fasteners
- chenille wires
- hole punches

 

Instructions:

1. Give each child a “Question Spinner” and both pages of the “Question Wedges” handout, along with a pair of scissors. Set out the other supplies for kids to share, and have kids follow these instructions to make question spinners.
2. Cut out the spinner.
3. Choose your eight favorite questions from the “Question Wedges” handout, and cut out those wedges. (You can provide these for younger kids.)
4. Decorate the wedges you chose.
5. Glue your wedges to your spinner.
6. Save the other wedges for later. (You can send the extra page home with each younger child.)
7. Color in the arrow.
8. Cut out the small circle and arrow. (Have older kids help younger kids with this and all remaining steps.)
9. Punch a hole through the dot on the small circle.
10. Punch a hole in the center of the arrow.
11. Put the arrow and circle on the paper fastener. Under them, wrap a chenille wire. Then poke the paper fastener through the spinner and bend the legs to secure it.

 

Talk About It: Dig In at Home, click on the image or download here.

 

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May 10, 2020

Lesson: John: Jesus is coming, and John the Baptist prepares the way (John 1:19-34)

 

Worship: You Forgive Me from DIG IN 

 

Sunday School Lesson with Mr. Gary:

 

Talk About It Video: Prepare the Way from DIG IN 

We’re learning that God came to be with us. Why is that a really cool thing to think about? Let’s see what happened when John the Baptist helped everyone know that God came to be with us.

• Why do you think people were confused about who John the Baptist was? 
• Why do you think God sent John to introduce Jesus?
• We saw different places where God is with us. Tell where you most need to remember that God is with you, and why. (Lead kids in prayer, asking that kids will see God in the places they shared about.)
God came to be with us, so we’re never alone. Like John, we can point other people to Jesus no matter where we go.

 

Craft: Magnetic Bookmark, click on the image or download here.

Supplies
- handout, printed on card stock (1 per child) 
- scissors
- construction paper
- markers
- glue sticks
- adhesive magnets
- jumbo paper clips

When you fold this magnet, you and Jesus stick to each other. You can even fold it over a page of your Bible or another book and use it as a bookmark that reminds you that Jesus sticks with you! What book are you reading right now? What books have you read about God? God came to be with us. He’s as close to you as the Jesus figure is to your figure of the bookmark! When you go and read your book or Bible, put the bookmark in it so that every time you read, you remember that God is with you. 

 

Talk About It: Dig In at Home, click on the image or download here.

 

 

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May 3, 2020

Lesson: Joseph: God Tells Joseph to Go to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23)

 

Worship: Watching Over You from DIG IN 

 

Sunday School Lesson with Mr. Gary: 

 

Talk About It Video: Journey With Jonah from DIG IN

We’re learning that God wants us to be safe. Tell about a time you were scared or you didn’t feel safe. (Parents, share your own example first.)

God showed Joseph how to keep his family safe during a time they were afraid. Let’s see what happened. 

Which person in our story do you think you’re the most like? Explain. Tell about someone who keeps you safe.

King Herod really wanted to hurt Jesus. But God showed Joseph how to keep Jesus safe. God wants us to be safe, and he gives us people who help us stay safe.

 

Talk About It: Dig In at Home, click on the image or download here.