Walking and Leaping and Praising ~ Acts 3 {Object Lesson}

Acts 3

Objectives:

  • To explain prayer as a way to ask God to bless us with what is best in each circumstance and to praise Him when he does
  • To list events Acts 3
  • To describe God’s best for us does not mean we receive it immediately

Materials: Inductive Bible Study Form; 3 non-seethrough cups (label them 1, 2 and 3); 1 quarter; $1 bill; $20 bill

Geography: Israel; Jerusalem

Background: On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit swooped down onto the disciples in power and over 3,000 people were added to the newly formed church.

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Survey Results are in! YOU Have Spoken!!

Thank you! Thank you to all of you who took a few minutes out of your day to complete the short survey I publicized last week. The information you shared has been VERY positive and VERY valuable! {By the way, I hope you like the NEW LOOK!!}

I won’t waste your time with the details, but I did want to share just a few things:

1. More Bible Lessons!

I hear you! Relevant! Simple! Fresh! Truth! Age-appropriate! Application! Preparation! All of this is fantastic! All of the Bible Lessons that I teach are focused on children from K-6th grade. But there are times I teach the younger ones the lesson slightly different than I do the older children. I am going to do a better job at showing you how to adapt the lessons for the ages. Also, I am still working my way through my “first ever blogged” lessons and updating them. Continue reading

On Fire for Jesus ~ Acts 1 and 2 {Object Lesson}

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Acts 1 and 2 {Object Lesson}

Objectives:

  • To explain who the Holy Spirit is
  • To list events of Acts 1 and 2
  • To describe a spirit-filled life

Materials: Inductive Bible Study Form; two $10 bills; towel; lighter; glass bowl {fill with 1/2 cup of 91% rubbing alcohol, 1/2 cup of water, and 1/4 tsp of salt}; metal tongs (allow the $10 bill to soak in the bowl for at least 5 minutes while you talk); fire extinguisher (just in case!)

**DISCLAIMER: This should not be done with children sitting close to you and do not get your fingers wet.

Acts1.1

Geography: Israel; Jerusalem

Background: After Jesus rose from the grave, He appeared to His followers over the duration of 40 days.

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The Means Used to Bring About Salvation ~ {Picture Object Lesson}

The means used to bring about salvation

Objectives:

  • To review the purpose of the Old Testament
  • To list events of the Old Testament which God used to bring about Jesus
  • To explain the main events of the gospel

Materials: Inductive Bible Study Form; Bible People figures {I was going to use them as pop-cycle stick puppets, but they are large so I glued them onto paper and made a timeline instead.}

Geography: Israel

Background: Humanity has a sin problem. Only God can solve that problem. God works through people to bring about His perfect plans. So who did God use to fix our sin problem?

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A Chore and Homeschool Routine Chart That Works

Chore and Routine Chart

I don’t know about you, but I am in over my head. Have you seen Mom’s Night Out yet? My house may not be as messy as Allyson’s was, but I can so relate to being “stress paralyzed” because of the mess around me.

I have tried to implement chores with my kids. Slowly they are learning how to do certain activities to help around the house, but unless I tell them what to do, the cleaning seems to be left to me.

One day I stopped.

No more, I thought. There are 5 of us in this house. I am one person. We all live under the same roof, therefore we are ALL required to pitch in and help maintain the house. Continue reading