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Open to the public: The Writing Team's Jesus is Born lesson set is open to all visitors and members
Renovation Complete. New Sets Being Added
From 2015 to early 2018 we revised or replaced every single Writing Team lesson set written over the past 15 years. Our goal was simple: do our best instead of rest. The revised sets feature all new lessons, new resources, new techniques, and a higher level of creativity and helpful detail. And now, we have begun writing new sets for new stories as well. Want to join our Writing Team for a set or two? Email Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Testament Writing Team (WT) Lesson Sets:
- Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Matthew 1:20-24
An Advent Lesson set that looks at Isaiah's Old Testament's hope for a Messiah, and the kind of King that was coming to save God's people -- Jesus!
Gabriel visits Mary (Luke 1:26-38)Who is this young girl chosen by God to give birth to and raise our Lord? Learn how her servant spirit and overflowing heart sets the tone for our servant spirit and Christmas celebration.
Mary's Song of Joy (Luke 1: 46-55)
Mary Treasures and Ponders what the Shepherds say (Luke 2:8-20)
- Matthew 1:18-25, the angel's announcement to Joseph and Luke 2:1-7, Journey to Bethlehem and Birth in the Manger.
This set is open to everyone!It's a great example of the creativity and level of detail you'll find in other Team Lesson Sets. Free registration required if you are not already a Registered or Supporting Member.
Angels and Shepherds ...coming summer 2019
What does it mean to "bow down and worship" him? How are you like a camel? Where is this "east" Matthew talks about? These six workshops feature many creative teaching methods and insights into this famililar story.
- Luke 2:41-52
Be like Jesus in Sunday School and in Worship!
- Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13
7 creative workshop-style lessons exploring the temptations Jesus faced, and how he may have prepared himself during his time in the wilderness to resist temptation and commit to God's plan.
- Luke 5:1-11
Jesus tells the Disciples to let out their nets and become fishers of people. How are you called? and What are you called to do?
- Matthew 5:1-12
Jesus teaches us the kind of attitudes we need to see and serve him in his Kingdom.
- John 3:1-10
Being "born from above" means seeing from God's point of view, that's how you see and enter the Kingdom, according to Jesus.
Jesus Feeds the 5000 ...coming March 2019
the story of Peter trying to walk on water
- Matthew 14:22-33
We try to walk on water, but we sink. Thank God Jesus is there to catch us. It's a humbling experience, and maybe that's the point.
Kingdom Parables (Mustard Seed, Leaven, Treasure, Pearl)
- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 and Luke 13:18
What is the kingdom of God like? Where is the Kingdom? And how are we part of it?
The Good Samaritan ...coming early 2020
The Prodigal Son ...coming summer 2021
Man Let Down through the Roof ...coming late 2021
- Luke 17:11-19
Grace and Gratitude
The Lord's Prayer, praying ...coming late fall 2019
- John 11:1-44
In one of the most important stories of the New Testament, we learn that Jesus has the power over death and wants to give us life.
Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19
Hosanna Hey! The story which begins the events of Holy Week.
Primary Bible Story: Matthew 26:17-30
Additional Scriptures Referenced by some lessons in this set: Exodus 12:1-42 The Passover, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-20, John 13:1-30 Jesus washes the disciple's feet, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Paul repeats Jesus' "words of institution."
- Mark 14:32-42
"Struggle" is an important part of this story - Jesus’ struggles to accept God’s plan, the disciples struggle to stay awake, and we struggle to follow Jesus. God's love is bigger and stronger than whatever you fear.
Jesus Goes to the Cross ~ New in 2019
- Mark 15:1-47
This super-creative set of lessons tackles a long but important story with some creative and kid-friendly techniques. Among its many great ideas, it includes a Cross Seder Cooking Workshop, and a "Reflection Stations" Workshop that incorporates traditional and contemporary Christian songs.
Jesus and Zaccheus ...coming early 2020
Lost Coin, Lost Sheep ...coming summer 2020
- John 20:1-18
Learn about the woman who was the first witness to Jesus' resurrection and what the Empty Tomb means for us today.
- Luke 24:13-35
Jesus reveals his presence, which gives us the faith and confidence to share the good news with others.
- John 21:1-17
A rich post-resurrection story featuring the "restoration" of Peter who leaps from his boat to be with Jesus, and then Jesus commands him, "Peter if you love me, feed my sheep!"
- Matthew 28:16-20, Luke 24:36-53; Acts 1:1-11
Six terrific lesson plans, including a Music-Drama lesson, "Road Signs" Art Workshop, and an honest review of a dozen Jesus films which depict these stories -with our two video recommendations.
- Acts 2:1-8, 12-18, 36-47
A super-creative set of workshops focused on the story and meaning of the Holy Spirit's advent on Pentecost. Includes a blacklight Movement & Music Workshop, a Spirit-powered model rocket launch, and leaf-blower inspired Bible Skills & Games Workshop.
- Acts 9:1-22
Saul's life and faith were dramatically changed by his encounter with Jesus on the Road to Damascus, and ours can be too!