|Elementary Lesson:||Straying Sheep: Everyone has sinned and that sin has a penalty.|
|Elementary Verse:||We all, like sheep, have gone astray; each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him all our sin. Isaiah 53:6|
Air-pop the popcorn and serve it warm, if possible. Butter, if desired, can be melted in a saucepan on the stove. Popcorn is white and fluffy, like sheep, and when air-popped, sometimes a piece of popcorn comes flying out of the popper and flies across the room, like a lost sheep. Remind the children that, like sheep, we wander astray sometimes.
|Elementary Lesson:||Lamb of God: Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, so that we don't have to.|
|Elementary Verse:||He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Romans 4:25|
Serve homemade cutout cookies in the shape of crosses (frosted red or brown) and sheep (frosted white, optionally with black detail, e.g. hooves and an eye). Remind the children that a sheep took Isaac's place, and that Jesus died on a cross to take their place.
|Elementary Lesson:||Stolen Sheep: We should obey God's instruction.|
|Elementary Verse:||To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22|
Serve traditional O-shaped (i.e., toroidal) donuts. Tell the children that the O stands for Obey, because we should obey God's instruction, even though Saul didn't.
|Elementary Lesson:||Sheep Security: Jesus is the good shepherd and always looks after his sheep.|
|Elementary Verse:||I give them eternal life, and they will never die. No one can snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28|
Serve thick, jiggly gelatin dessert in the shape of shepherd crooks (like a candy-cane shape) and sheep. The shepherd's crook should remind the children that Jesus is the good shepherd who takes care of his sheep.
|Elementary Lesson:||Shepherded Sheep: We must follow Jesus.|
|Elementary Verse:||For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10|
Serve floats with vanilla ice cream. Let each child choose between root beer or orange pop. (This snack is not related to the lesson, but you can still remind the children of the lesson while they eat it.)