INVESTIGATINGGODS WORD...AT SCHOOL
SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG ELEMENTARY CHILDREN
All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken fromThe Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV)
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USING THIS TEACHERS GUIDE
Investigating Gods Word...At School is a Bible curriculum designed for Christian schools, grades K-5th. Each unit provides material for 9 weeks, divided into four lessons each week. Each lesson is designed to be taught in a 25-30 minute teaching blocks. This Bible curriculum also includes Scripture memory.
This Kindergarten Bible curriculum is unique in the following ways:(1)
It teaches the students how to study Gods Word for themselves.It includes daily quizzes in order to help the students build their Bible knowledge.It teaches the students a Word of the Week each lesson to build their vocabularies.Each lesson puts the texts of Scripture in historical context, teaching the children that the Bible is real history.It trains the students to apply Gods Word to their lives.
Each four-lesson week includes a lesson overview to give you the big picture of the Scripture being studied. It also includes a brief preparation section and a teaching encouragement to help get you started.
Introduction. Each lesson starts with an introduction section. The introduction includes a question or two that will teach the children basic Biblical theology.
Quiz Time. Next, the students are quizzed in order to train them to remember what they
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words that the children need to learn. The W.O.W! often provides the theme for the entire lesson.
Bible Investigation. The Bible Investigation time is the heart and soul of each days lesson. It plunges the student directly into Gods Word, not simply a paraphrase of a Bible story. All Scripture text included in he curriculum is from the English Standard Version (ESV). The Bible reading is taken in short sections, separated by times of discussion, questions, and application points. This format allows ample opportunities to stop, think about and discuss what is being read.
Scripture Memory. At the end of each lesson, the students will be taught a Scripture memory verse. There will be one memory verse for the entire week. These memory texts will be connected to what was studied that week.
LEVITICUS 1 - NUMBERS 12 Priests and offerings The Day of Atonement Fire, manna, and quail Miriam and Aaron oppose God
DEUTERONOMY 1 - JOSHUA 6 Moses blessing and death The LORD commands Joshua Rahab and the spies The fall of Jericho
JUDGES 6-21 God calls Gideon Gideon and the Midianites Samsons strength Samson as deliverer
NUMBERS 13-36 Exploring Canaan Moses disobeys God The bronze snake Balaams donkey
JOSHUA 7 - JUDGES 5 Achan and Ai Joshua and covenant renewal Days of the Judges Deborah and Barak
USING THE TEACHERS GUIDE
WEEK ONE LESSON 1 LESSON 2 LESSON 3 LESSON 4
WEEK TWO LESSON 5 LESSON 6 LESSON 7 LESSON 8
WEEK THREE LESSON 9 LESSON 10 LESSON 11 LESSON 12
WEEK FOUR LESSON 13 LESSON 14 LESSON 15 LESSON 16
WEEK FIVE LESSON 17 LESSON 18 LESSON 19 LESSON 20
RUTH 1 - I SAMUEL 7 Ruth and Naomi Hannahs prayers and vow God calls Samuel The Ark of God
I SAMUEL 18 - I KINGS 10 David and Jonathan King David Solomon asks for wisdom Solomon builds the temple
I SAMUEL 8-17 Israel demands a king Saul disobeys God God chooses David David and Goliath
I KINGS 11-22 The Kingdom is divided God provides for Elijah Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Naboths vineyard
LESSON SEQUENCE (CONTINUED)
WEEK SIX LESSON 21 LESSON 22 LESSON 23 LESSON 24
WEEK SEVEN LESSON 25 LESSON 26 LESSON 27 LESSON 28
WEEK EIGHT LESSON 29 LESSON 30 LESSON 31 LESSON 32
WEEK NINE LESSON 33 LESSON 34 LESSON 35 LESSON 36
WEEK ONE // LEVITICUS 1 - NUMBERS 12
The Book of Leviticus is all about the priests, their duties, and the right worship of God. The LORD is the one who taught Israel how He was to be worshiped, and what offerings were required. Gods people were to bring the prescribed burnt, grain, sin, guilt, peace, and fellowship offerings to the priests to give to the LORD. The priest was anointed to lead in worship, and the tabernacle was anointed as the place of worship.
The Day of Atonement was celebrated once a year to make atonement for the sins of Israel. Among the sacrifices were two goatsone was killed as a sin offering, and the other was released with the sin of the people on its head. Both goats symbolized our great Savior, Jesus Christ!
As the Israelites leave Sinai, their sin is still on display. Their grumbling and complaining brings fire from heaven. Then, their complaints for meat brings quail, as well as a plague. They were failing the test of faith and obedience. This rebellion carries over to the leaders, as Miriam and Aaron oppose Moses leadership. This is really opposition to God, which ends up turning Miriam into a leper. Moses prays and Miriam is restored.
Priests. Offerings. Blood. Atonement. These all come together in the Book of Leviticus, and point us to our Savior. Teach your children that Jesus is their great High Priest. Show them that His death on the cross was the perfect offering and sacrifice for their sin. All of the blood of the sacrifices avail nothing; but Christs blood is for the remission of sin. The lesson on the Day of Atonement is especially important to train young hearts on our need to have our sins covered. As one goat dies and the other goat carries the sins of Israel away, so Christ embodies both of them in His death and resurrection!
Read and meditate on this weeks lessons from Leviticus and Numbers. You may want to provide pictures or felt figures to illustrate each days lesson.
TEACH ING ENCOURAGEMENT
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Say: Are you ready to study Gods Word today? Great! First, lets talk about our NATURES. We have already learned how God made human beings in His own image. Well, that means He gave us a NATUREwe call it our HUMAN NATURE. Unfortunately, because of Adam and Eves sin, we now have sinful NATURES.
So what this means is that it is NATURAL for us to SINsort of like it is natural for us to breathe and eat and drink. Thats bad news isnt it? This sinful nature is called ORIGINAL SIN. Say it with me! Well talk more about it this week.
Now on to our QUIZ TIMEour regular opportunity to review what we have learned in the past. Are you ready?
Todays questions: How many commandments did God give Moses on Mount Sinai? What were Gods people supposed to do with Gods Law? How did Gods people disobey Gods Law even while Moses was still on Mount Sinai? What did God give His people as a place of worship? Who is the only one who has kept Gods Law perfectly?
Answers: 1. Ten Commandments. 2. Obey it. 3. They worshiped a golden calf. 4. The tabernacle. 5. Jesus Christ.
Say: God has given us His Law so that we will know His holiness and see our own sin. His moral law can only be obeyed by the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts!
I NTRODUCT ION
LESSON 1: PRIESTS AND OFFERINGS
INTRODUCTION What is a sinful nature?2-3 min.
QUIZ TIME Gods Law3-4 min.
W.O.W! Anoint2-3 min.
BIBLE INVESTIGATION Priests and offerings10-12 min.
SCRIPTURE MEMORY Psalm 28:83-4 min.
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Say: Are you ready to learn a new word today? Our W.O.W! (Word of the Week) this week is ANOINT. Write the word on the board.
In the Bible, priests, kings and prophets were ANOINTED. To ANOINT someone was to set him apart for a special job for the LORD. Today, we will read about how the priests of God were ANOINTED for a very important job.
People who were ANOINTED had special oil poured on their heads. This oil was a symbol of their ANOINTING.
So pay attention and see what God calls and ANOINTS priests to do!
Introduction: The third book of the Bible is called LEVITICUS. Say LEVITICUS. Leviticus teaches us all about the work of the priests and the offerings the Israelites were to bring to God in their worship.
Listen to Gods Word in Leviticus. Read Leviticus 1:1-3.1 The LORD called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, 2 Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any one of you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of livestock from the herd or from the flock. 3 If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male wit