Jesus Without Language

Kid's Ministry & Sunday School Resources

Miriam (Exodus 2) | Talk

Miriam (Exodus 2) | Talk 
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Today’s hero is Miriam because she shows us the gift of chasing

Essential Teachers notes:
Miriam is a lovely character to explore at this young age and a thread that continues through the Exodus story-line. The stories in the bible about youth are always welcome and this one in particular where it’s not only a child, but such a young one and a girl, can be really inspiring for youngsters to hear. The age of around 5 is not explicit in the text but generally agreed upon by extrapolation from other passages. If you have a very young group that is easily distressed you may want to rephrase the paragraph about the Pharaoh killing the baby boys.

Main Passage : Exodus 2
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Shiphrah and Puah (Exodus 1) | Talk

Shiphrah and Puah (Exodus 1) | Talk 
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Today’s heroes are Shiphrah and Puah because they shows us the gift of real Super heroes


Essential Teachers notes:
It’s important to note the background of midwifery. Shiphrah and Puah probably got married as teenagers and wanted to have children. In a heartbreaking practice, their lack of ability to conceive or carry would mean they become midwifes. These two , though failures in the eyes of society, are the very definition of a super hero: A powerful enemy, the lives of innocents at stake, and an evil plan to undo. There would be no Moses basket without these women.

Main Passage : Exodus 1

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The children (Luke 18) | Talk

The children (Luke 18) | Talk 
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Today’s heroes are children because they shows us the gift of Childhood

Essential Teachers notes:
This is kind of a small passage, squished into the chapter and both overlooked and over lifted by different circles in the church. While there is deep theological meaning in Jesus choosing to engage in the marginalized and powerless parts of society here, there is also the much more simple message of welcome that so often children question. It’s important to stress after the story that in some cultures today childhood is much more valued, and that even then children were highly valued by their parents even if not in the wider society.

Main Passage : Luke 18

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Healing at the Pool (John 5) | Talk

Healing at the Pool (John 5) | Talk 
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Today’s hero is the invalid by the pool because he shows us the gift of wanting.

Essential Teachers notes:
Bethesda’s healing pool had five colonnades, four to surround it and one through the centre. It’s safe to assume the man having been there so long would have held a social position as well as a ‘better’ spot for observing the crowds that passed through. While the healing can be overshadowed by the breaking of Sabbath rules and the leaders to persecution I’d deliberately not gone in that direction. Equally I’ve shied away from Jesus’ inference that his illness was caused by his sin. Rather than dwell on the surrounding elements this story focuses on the healing itself and the desire or ‘want’ the un-named hero has for being well.

Main Passage : John 5:1-14

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King Saul | Talk

King Saul | Talk 
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Today’s hero is Saul because he shows us the gift of TEARING.

Essential Teachers notes:
Saul is a strange character, he’s impressive visually, he’s chosen by a prophet and given the honour of being the first Israelite king, but despite the new status of the kingdom and his success in battle he is both impatient and wilful. Eventually his logic is his downfall as the prophet Samuel tires of his inability to follow instructions. Though the ramifications of his decisions may not be seen immediately his actions echo down though other biblical stories such as Esther.

Main Passage : 1 Samuel 12-14

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The (invisible) Innkeeper | Talk

The (invisible) Innkeeper | Talk 
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Today’s hero is the invisible innkeeper because he shows us the gift of a blunder.

Essential Teachers notes:
This story may surprise your children, it may make them question and claim to ‘know better’ but delving into the historical and cultural time of Jesus is a great gift to our understanding of his birth. Jesus’ birth story has been very sanitised and westernised, a stable allows us to dismiss the idea of cattle sharing our homes, a practice still common a couple of centuries ago in northern Europe. An innkeeper is a construct from the idea of guest room, yet any descendant of David would have been able to find shelter in Bethlehem, and it would have been an insult to either turn family way or choose an inn over their hospitality. Jesus was born into a home not his own, but into a culture that would have cherished it’s ancestry and that same family would have been witnesses to his first few hours.

Main Passage : Matthew 1, Luke 2
Additional passages : Matthew 5:15

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Tabitha / Dorcas (Acts 9) | Talk

Tabitha / Dorcas (Acts 9) | Talk 
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Today’s hero is Tabitha / Dorcas because she shows us the gift of Influence.

Essential Teachers notes:
Tabitha is a dangerous lesson, it’s a dangerous lesson not only because it suggests the awesome amount of power God bestows upon his followers, the influence a simple working woman who held a non-ministry position can have, or the way a single event can transform a community… but it suggests that we too can do the miraculous. Death is a dark subject to talk to youngsters about, it’s the end of a chapter and it’s a painful reminder to us all of loss. Suggesting that resurrection is something within our grasp could lead to some awkward discussions about why God allows the things we love to die. While this may be painful it can also be a powerful tool for teaching youngsters that God is able to step into even the most hopeless situation.

Main Passage : Acts 9
Additional passages : general gospel

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Jonathan (1 Samuel 20) | Talk

Jonathan (1 Samuel 20)  | Talk 
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Today’s hero is Jonathan because he shows us the gift of Codes

Essential Teachers notes:
Kids love puzzles, they love secrets, and they love tricking people… the stories of Jonathan and his sister Michael tricking their father to safeguard David will resonate with a child’s sense of both mischief and justice. As this story doesn’t involve many people it’s written so that it can be acted out. While this story doesn’t directly refer to Michal and her idol switching trick do feel free to add it in if it helps. Please note : Jonathan is a character of much controversy and this lesson has been careful to avoid that.

Main Passage : 1 Samuel 20
Additional passages : 1 Samuel 18 & 19

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