"At Home in the Kingdom of God"
...12 Kingdom of God Lesson Sketches
This set uses MANY different scriptures that describe the Kingdom of God. If you're only dealing with one or two scriptures/parables, you could excerpt and adapt that lesson below.
The Lesson Set below titled "At Home in the Kingdom of God" includes:
- 4 software lessons
- 4 video lessons
- 4 drama skits.
Why so many?
I originally wrote this as a 12 week Summer Sunday School, based on some Wednesday fellowship lessons I did. You are welcome to pick and choose.
These 12 lessons incorporate the following four stories:
1. The "short" Kingdom parables of seed/leaven/pearl/treasure (What/where is the Kingdom)
2. The Parable of the Talents: working/investing in the Kingdom.
3. Zaccheus: who gets IN to God's Kingdom? ...I went a different route than the typical 'invitation to outcasts' story.
4. And Unexpectedly: The Lord's Prayer: The Great Prayer for Kingdom Come.
If you have any workshops lessons or ideas that would COMPLEMENT this lesson set, go ahead and ADD it by "reply" below.
If your lesson idea/plan is quite different, post it in a NEW topic.
I originally wrote this set as a 12 week Summer Sunday School about the Kingdom of God." You can glean the ones you want if you're just doing one story or another. You don't have to use the software to use the videos and drama lesson ideas, but why not teach with a medium kids love? My software does a particular awesome job at dealing with these stories, their meaning/application, and helping with memory.
"The Kingdom of God" is arguably Jesus' BIGGEST THEME in his teaching. No one story encompasses it. He talked about it a lot in many different ways. This set reflects that. It's also important to note that, theologically speaking, the Kingdom is here and now. It's inclusive. God wants all his sheep in its pen! It's also about justice, love, kindness, and mercy. If I were to add a workshop to this set, it would be a MISSION workshop for just that reason.
My set covers several different stories, ...some of which aren't Parables, but I've posted them here and put links in those other forums back to this set.
Hopefully you will see that I like to write A LOT of Life Application into my lessons.
Hope you like them.
Disclosure: I own the software site and many of the CDs recommended in the lesson set. I've been encouraged by the Rotation board to post my lessons here as well, and I'm glad to do it. I have written a lot of lesson plans over the years and posted them here at rotation.org. If you have questions about any of them, don't hesitate to "dialog" me here at this site.
If you have other Kingdom of God Lesson Plans and ideas that work with the stories I'm posting about, feel free to post them here after mine. The more the merrier!