Jesus Without Language

Kid's Ministry & Sunday School Resources

Palm Sunday (Luke 19) | Talk

 
Palm Sunday (Luke 19) | Talk
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Today’s hero is Abijah’s donkey, he shows us the gift of a bigger story.

Essential Teachers notes:
This story heavily uses artistic licence to tell the story of Palm Sunday and the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. While Abijah’s name is biblical it is artistic licence to call the character in this story by this name. The events of Palm Sunday are wonderfully symbolic and by weaving them into a personal story the some more symbolism can be touched. As always these are suggested notes not a script, feel free to modify.

Main Passage : Luke 19
Additional Passages : John 12

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Pharaoh (Exodus 7) | Talk

 
Pharaoh (Exodus 7) | Talk

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Today’s hero is The Pharaoh, he shows us the gift of God’s signs.

Essential Teachers notes:
We join this story part way through, Moses has seen the burning bush and travelled back to Egypt. His brother Aaron is now by his side and it’s his voice that the Pharaoh hears and his staff that performs miracles. I’ve deliberately missed the staff turning into a snake part of this story but feel free to add it in if you wish though it’s quite a long story already. It’s pharaohs reactions that drive this story and his decision when it will end, that’s why he is the hero. I’ve provided flashcards for the retelling if you wish to download them:

Plagues cardsFor printing in full colour PDF – 2 pages
For printing in outline only PDF – 2 pages

Main Passage : Exodus 7-12

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Wedding at Cana (John 2) | Talk

 
Wedding at Cana (John 2) | Talk

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Today’s hero is Jesus, he shows us the gift of PROVISION.

Essential Teachers notes:
There is a lot of details in this story that may peak a child’s interest, the need to finish the house, the wedding clothes, the relationship between the different parties, the idea of a head servant being master of the feast, the expensive water jars and the fascinating idea that Jesus would provide choice wine even if it was before ‘his time’.

I’ve chosen to make this wedding that of Jesus’ brother James, it helps explain why Mary intervened and why Jesus was not only invited but all his crowd was also there. I’ve been careful not to have James and Mary refer to each other as mother and son to be sensitive to those traditions that may struggle with this though their relationship is obviously family of some sort.

Main Passage : John 2
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Good Samaritan (Luke 10) | Talk

 
Good Samaritan (Luke 10) | Talk

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Today’s hero is the Samaritan, he shows us the gift of MERCY.
Essential Teachers notes:
This is an interrupted story. If there is only one adult open a book / Bible to read the bits in bold then close it to tell the explanation, use this telling as notes rather than a script. Alternatively have someone else read the bold bits. This story stops with a question. Encourage the kids to discuss the question for a moment before moving on.

Main passage: Luke 10
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Young Jesus (Luke 2) | Talk

 
Young Jesus (Luke 2) | Talk

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Today’s hero is Young Jesus, he shows us the gift of YOUTH.
Essential Teachers notes:
I love the story of young Jesus in the temple. A boy on the cusp of manhood astounding the scholars of the faith. Rather than take the traditional parent perspective to this story I’ve written it from the eyes of one of the temple priests. There are 2 reasons for this, firstly this story is sometimes taught as the one thing Jesus did wrong, scripture disputes this and yet from a child viewpoint it’s an easy lesson to learn. Secondly the story is an echo of a time yet to come and so the focus should be on the message of Jesus here, the significance of him being lost for 3 days can be drawn out with older groups

Main passage: Luke 2
Additional Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:21
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John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Talk

 
John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Talk

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Today’s hero is John the Baptist because he shows us the gift of a humility
Essential Teachers notes:
The story of John the Baptist has many elements that be be drawn out. There is the survivalist, wearing skins and eating honey, the prophet, a new Elijah, the rabbi, whose disciples join Jesus, the transformer, baptising people in repentance, and the humble, who recognises Jesus before many the others. This story focuses on the last though any of the themes could easily be given more emphasis.

Main passage: Matthew 3
Additional Passages: Mark 1, John 1

This is the new version of the story – for the old one click HERE
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Moses (Exodus 3) | Talk

Moses (Exodus 3) | Talk 
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Today’s hero is Moses because he shows us the gift of a plan
Essential Teachers notes:
The story of Moses encounter with the burning bush is iconic and as such can suffer from re-tellers errors. Before teaching this story it’s really important to go back and read exodus 3 and 4. This is a story where the board is set and everything prepared, it’s a story of ignition in more ways than one, it’s a story of God’s timing not our own, and a story of a master plan greater than the Hebrews, or even Moses, imagined.

Main Passage : Exodus 3-4
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Zipporah (Exodus 2) | Talk

Zipporah (Exodus 2) | Talk 
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Today’s heroes are Zipporah and Moses because they shows us the gift of history
Essential Teachers notes:
Often this story of Zipporah can feel unnecessary with such a long narrative, but it’s the story of Moses downfall and redemption, it’s the humanisation of a man whose face will one day shine from his direct contact with the divine. Without this story Moses can be seen as a man who just happened to be immensely blessed at every turn. This story would also work well as a script with a narrator and 4+ actors.

Main Passage : Exodus 2
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