Jesus Without Language

Kid's Ministry & Sunday School Resources

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

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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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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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