Lesson Visuals: Good Soldier (Jeremiah and the Cistern)

Here are the lesson visuals for Good Soldier (Jeremiah and the Cistern):


Idolatry




Cistern




Ebed Melech




Rescue




Lesson Visuals: Armor of God

Here are the lesson visuals for Armor of God:


Armor




Temptation




Discernment

Lesson Visuals: Obey Your Commander

Here are the lesson visuals for Obey Your Commander:


100




Sick Servant




Meeting Jesus on the Road




No Need to Come




Arriving at the House



Lesson Visuals: Red Cord of Salvation

Here are the lesson visuals for Red Cord of Salvation:


The City of Jericho



Rahab



Marching Around the City




Jericho with the Wall Down

Prison Cupcakes


Friday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Prayer Warrior
Memory Verse: 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18
Preschool Bible Lesson: Peter in Prison
Key Item:
cupcakes, frosted white with dark stripes
Snack Lesson:
What do the decorations on the top of this cupcake remind you of? Stripes? Hmm... what if we imagine that the dark parts are solid, and the white parts are empty space? What would it be then? Bars?
Where would there be bars? On a gate, perhaps, to keep animals out? Maybe on a prison, to keep the prisoners in? Does that work? Do prison bars always keep the prisoners in jail?
Tonight's Bible lesson is about a man who was in prison, but an angel came and let him out.
Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served chips and sloppy joe alongside the cupcakes. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Mud Pudding


Thursday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Good Soldier: Jeremiah and the Cistern (non-interactive version)
Memory Verse: Romans 1:16
Preschool Bible Lesson: The Blind Army
Key Item:
Dirt Pudding (e.g., this recipe will work fine, or this one)
Snack Lesson:
What does this pudding remind you of? Dirt? Mud? Would you find something like this maybe in the bottom of a pit, where there used to be water?
Our Bible lesson tonight is about a man named Jeremiah, who was thrown into a pit like that, because people didn't like what he was saying. But he was telling them what God told him to say.
Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served nachos and hot dogs alongside the pudding. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Shield Cookies


Wednesday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Armor of God
Memory Verse: Ephesians 6:11
Preschool Bible Lesson: David and Goliath
Key Item:
Shield cookies (cut-out cookies decorated to look like shields)
Snack Lesson:
What's this cookie shaped like? And what kind of person might use something that looks like this? What are shields used for anyway?
A shield protects a soldier, but a shield is just one piece of a soldier's armor. A real soldier has other pieces of armor besides just the shield: boots, a helmet, body armor, ...
Tonight's Bible lesson talks about what kinds of armor we can have to protect us in life.
Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served fruit and pizza alongside the cookies. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: bread overtop, and bread underneath.


Tuesday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Obey Your Commander
Memory Verse: 1st John 5:3-4
Preschool Bible Lesson: The Centurion's Servant
Key Item:
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Snack Lesson:
Did you notice that the cheese on these sandwiches has bread above it and also bread under it? It's kind of in layers, with a top, a middle, and a bottom. That's what makes it a sandwich.
Tonight your Bible teacher is going to tell you a story about a man who was like the cheese in this sandwich: he had other people who were above him (his bosses, like the bread on top), and people who were under him, like the bread on bottom – he had to tell them what to do.
Because he was in the middle, this man knew how authority works. He believed Jesus could make something happen just by saying it.
Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served Jell-O and carrot sticks alongside the sandwiches. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

Twizzlers: The Red Rope


Monday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Red Cord of Salvation
Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9
Preschool Bible Lesson: Joshua and the Walls
Key Item:
Snack Lesson:
Hey, have you ever noticed the way these Twizzlers are shaped? They're not just straight on the sides, like a pencil. Actually, they kind of look braided, almost like a rope.
But they're red. Have you ever seen a red rope?
Did you know there's a red rope in the Bible? There sure is. Rahab hung a rope from her window, on the wall of Jericho, to let the Israelite spies down to safety, and later she hung a red rope from her window so that God would save her family when the wall fell down.
Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served popcorn and mini-burgers alongside the Twizzlers. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.