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KL4K Curriculum in Detail

Set out below are detailed descriptions of each page of the children's activity books for each of the following five units:

Unit 1     Getting To Know Me!

Unit 2     Who Am I In God's Kingdom?

Unit 3     The Holy Who?

Unit 4     Power To Do

Unit 5     Prayer

 

UNIT 1   GETTING TO KNOW ME!







 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Overview
Unit 1 is a journey of discovery, as children learn about themselves from a new perspective. They will learn they have not only a body, but also a soul and a spirit. They will discover why God created them this way; and what purpose each of these unique parts of them plays in making them who they are. Children will appreciate the wonder of themselves as creations of God and understand that He is interested in every aspect of who they are – body, soul and spirit. They will learn strategies for keeping their body, soul and spirit “healthy and faultless until our Lord Jesus Christ returns” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

This unit provides materal for 29 lessons.

Lesson  Descriptions

PAGE 1     GETTING TO KNOW ME    
Children will be given the opportunity to share aspects of  themselves (their likes and dislikes), whilst giving them the opportunity to focus on their  strengths and identify their fears and weaknesses.
 
PAGE 2     ME FAMILY TREE
Children will consider their own family dynamics and where they see themselves within their family unit. They will gain a sense of how special and important their  family is to them and to God.
 
PAGE 3     ME - MYSELF - I
God created us in His image, with a physical body, a soul and a spirit, each with a specific purpose.
 
 PAGE 4     MEMORY VERSE - 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23
 …May your spirit, soul and body be kept healthy and faultless until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
 
PAGE 5     ME - MY BODY
Children will appreciate how amazing their physical bodies are and see themselves as a unique creation of God.  
 
PAGE 6     FACT OR FICTION  (Junior Page Title - Could It Be True)
 
As children discover some amazing facts about the human body, they will be in awe of God who made their bodies in such an amazing way. 
 
PAGE 7     BIBLE FACTS ABOUT MY BODY     
Children will learn that God has a lot to say about their body and is concerned that it is kept healthy and holy.   
   
PAGE 8     THE HUMAN BODY IS SO AMAZING, SO WHY DOES IT DIE? (Part 1)
Adam’s sin brought death into the world, but God had a solution so save us from sin and death through Jesus death and resurrection that brings us life eternal.
 
PAGE 9     THE HUMAN BODY IS SO AMAZING, SO WHY DOES IT DIE? (Part 2)
Like Jesus, after our physical body dies, we will be raised with a spiritual body that will live forever so that we can now live forever in God’s eternal kingdom.
 
Page 10     SPOT THE DIFFERENCE - ADAM & EVE
 
PAGE 11     MYSELF - MY SOUL
Children will explore the three aspects of their soul, ie mind, feelings and will and the functions of each of these.
 
PAGE 12     SEARCH YOUR SOUL    
Children will be encouraged to look into their own soul to recognise these different aspects within themselves.      
 
PAGE 13     WHAT'S YOUR SOUL CENTERED ON?
Our souls can be focused on ourselves and what we want; or they can be focused on God and what He wants. Children will be challenged to assess their own soul to identify how self centered or how God centered they are.
 
PAGE 14     MATTERS OF THE HEART
The Bible uses the word "heart" as another word for our soul; it has the ability to think, experience emotion and make choices.
 
PAGE 15     YOUR CONSCIENCE
Children will gain an understanding of what their conscience is, how to clear a guilty conscience and how to keep a clear conscience.
 
PAGE 16     JUST HOW WELL DOES GOD KNOW ME? (Part 1) 
Fom Psalm 139, children will discover that God knows them in a way that no other person does. They will learn that God had written a plan for them before they were even born.
  
PAGE 17     JUST HOW WELL DOES GOD KNOW ME? (Part 2)
Children will consider how they feel, knowing there is nothing about them  that can be hidden from God and there that is no place they can go to hide from Him.
 
PAGE 18     MEMORY VERSE - PSALM 139:1
You have looked deep into my heart Lord and you know all about me.
 
PAGE 19     IS GOD PLEASED?
Children will be challenged to consider whether God is pleased with how they think, speak and act. They will identify what types of thoughts, words and actions are not pleasing to God and learn how they can change in these areas so they can be pleasing to God.
 
PAGE 20     WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? (W.W.J.D.)
Asking themselves questions such as “What would Jesus do?” “What would Jesus think?” and “What would Jesus say?” will give children a strategy to help them make right choices. Through role play situations, children can put this strategy into practice.
 
PAGE 21     I - MY SPIRIT 
Children will discover six main functions of the human spirit.

1.  Your spirit allows you to be born into God's Family.
2.  Your spirit allows you to live forever.
3.  Your spirit is a source of understanding.
4.  Your spirit allows you to communicate with God.
5.  Your spirit allows you to worship God.
6.  Your spirit should rule over your soul.
 
PAGE 22     BIBLE FACTS ABOUT MY SPIRIT
Through a variety of Scriptures, children will gain an understanding of how important their spirit is.
 
PAGE 23     HOW ACTIVE IS YOUR SOUL - STAGE 1 - YOUR SPIRIT ALLOWS YOU TO BE BORN INTO GOD'S FAMILY 
Any children who have not been born into God's family will be given the opportunity to do so. Holy Communion may be offered and/or a candle lighting ceremony can be done to add significance to this important step in each child's spiritual life.
 
PAGE 24     HOW ACTIVE IS YOUR SOUL - STAGE 2 - YOUR SPIRIT ALLOWS YOU TO LIVE FOREVER
This stage focuses on the purity of heaven, the Book of Life and eternal life.  Children will be led into a time of repentance and cleansing before they write their name in the “Book Of Life”.
 
PAGE 25     HOW ACTIVE IS YOUR SOUL - STAGE 3 - YOUR SPIRIT GIVES YOU UNDERSTANDING
The Spirit of God imparts understanding to a person through their own spirit. During a “quiet time”, children will be given the opportunity to ask the Holy Spirit to come upon them to bring understanding to them.
 
PAGE 26     HOW ACTIVE IS YOUR SOUL - STAGE 4 - Your Spirit Allows You To Communicate With God
Children will discover that Communication with God involves us both talking and listening. Children will be led into a time of silence where they can talk to God and focus on listening to hear Him speak.
 
PAGE 27     HOW ACTIVE IS YOUR SOUL - STAGE 5 - USE YOUR SPIRIT TO WORSHIP GOD
As children expand their understanding of what worship is, they will be led into a time or worship and encouraged to worship as led by the Holy Spirit.
 
PAGE 28     SPIRIT v's SOUL (Part 1)
Children will discover that although their spirit may be willing to live God’s way, the desires of their soul and body will fight against their spirit. 
 
PAGE 29     SPIRIT v's SOUL (Part 2)
The body, soul/heart and spirit are so closely linked that they can affect each the otherin a positive and a negative way. Children will explore various Scriptures to discover examples of how this happens.
 
PAGE 30     SEPARATING SPIRIT AND SOUL    
Our spirit can be separated from our soul by reading and acting on the Word God. This will enable our spirit to grow strong win the fight against the desires of body and soul.
 
PAGE 31     MAZE ACTIVITY
 
PAGE 32     PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
This page facilitiates a review of key concepts learnt througout the unit.
 
PAGE 33   PERSONAL CREST
Children will design a personal crest that is symbolic of who they are (body, soul and spirit) and what is important to them. 
 
 

 

 

UNIT 2   WHO AM I IN GOD'S KINGDOM?
 
















 

Unit Overview
Unit 2 gives children an understanding of God’s Kingdom from an eternal perspective, as well as from a “here and now” perspective. Children will learn that living as kingdom people means they are God’s Children, they are transformed into New Creations in Christ, and they are God’s Works of Art. As children discover that there is a place for them in the Kingdom of God, they will understand how precious they are to their Father God.
This Unit also includes a Personal Makeover Challenge which focuses on the importance of keeping ourselves clean and tidy, so that we look as good on the “outside” as we do on the “inside”. It challenges children to take responsibility for their own personal hygiene.

This unit provides materal for 27 lessons.

Lesson  Descriptions

PAGE 1      A KINGDOM IS…    
Children will draw from knowledge they have gained from stories or movies to formulate ideas about what a kingdom is, how it works and focusing on the role of the King who has dominion (power and authority) over all in the kingdom.

PAGE 2      GOD’S KINGDOM
Children will gain an understanding of God’s Kingdom through knowing about Jesus the King, how he exercises his power and authority and what he does to benefit his kingdom people.

PAGE 3      THE KINGDOM OF GOD…  
Using the Bible as a source of information, children will broaden their understanding of the Kingdom of God by investigating a number of interesting facts.
 
PAGE 4      GOD’S KINGDOM? DO I NEED IT?
Children will realise they need to be a part of God’s Kingdom if they want to enjoy the blessings of the kingdom and live a life free from worry.
 
PAGE 5      KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AN ETERNAL KINGDOM
God’s Kingdom is an eternal kingdom, so belonging to this eternal Kingdom means you will have eternal life. The concept of eternal life is explored to discover how to be sure you can enjoy this blessing.       
 
PAGE 6      KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HERE AND NOW
God made a way for us to be a part of His Kingdom while we are still living on the earth, through Jesus Christ.
 
PAGE 7     JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT GOD’S KINGDOM
Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is within us. Children will discover they can carry the Kingdom of God within them by allowing Jesus to be King of their hearts, which means loving him and obeying him.
 
PAGE 8 - 9      HEARING THE MESSAGE OF GOD’S KINGDOM
From the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13), children will evaluate their individual response to hearing the message of God’s Kingdom. They will discover that faith and understanding the message of the Kingdom of God are obtained through a process of spiritual growth.
 
PAGE 10      BEING KINGDOM PEOPLE (Part 1)  
From Romans 14:17 children will discover that God’s Kingdom is about pleasing God (righteousness), being truly happy and living in peace. God by his Holy Spirit gives us everything we need so that we can live this way as Kingdom People.
 
PAGE 11      BEING KINGDOM PEOPLE (Part 2)    
From Colossians 1, children will explore more fully how the Holy Spirit will help them live as Kingdom People, pleasing God, finding true happiness and living in peace.
 
PAGE 12      KINGDOM PEOPLE ARE…CHILDREN OF GOD
Being a Kingdom Person means you are a part of God’s family, and as such, you are one of God’s children. This  means you have certain responsibilities and many blessings.
 
PAGE 13      MY SPIRITUAL FAMILY TREE
All Christians are spiritual brothers and sisters in the family of God. Children will see the big picture of how huge God’s family is and see there is a place there for them.
 
PAGE 14      KINGDOM PEOPLE ARE…NEW CREATIONS
2 Corinthians 5:17 introduces the concept that those who love and trust Jesus will be transformed into new creations.
 
PAGE 15     HOW CAN I BECOME A NEW CREATION? (Part 1)
God’s view is that what is in our heart is more important than our outward appearance. Children will discover that becoming a new creation is an inner transformation of how they think and feel. 
                 
PAGE 16     HOW CAN I BECOME A NEW CREATION? (Part 2)
Although God sees us as “New Creations in Christ” we don’t always behave like new creations. Children will identify any “old ways” they need to dump so they can be the people they were created to be, that is like Jesus, holy and pleasing to God.
 
PAGE 17     HOW CAN GOD MAKE YOU NEW? 
It is the Holy Spirit who works in us to transform us into “new creations”, however we each have a responsibility to be actively involved in this process by allowing him to change our thinking and to guide us; by saying “NO’ to our selfish desires; and reading and obeying God’s Word.
 
PAGE 18     OLD TO NEW
This lesson is a review of teaching on being a “new creation in Christ”. Children will each evaluate where they are in this process of learning to live as a new creation.
 
PAGE 19     KINGDOM PEOPLE ARE…GOD’S WORK OF ART                 
From Ephesians 2:10, children will increase their self esteem as they discover that God their Creator sees them as his greatest workmanship, his masterpiece, his work of art.
 
PAGE 20     YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG
You are never too young to be a part of God’s Kingdom. In fact Jesus sees children as being very important people in his Kingdom.
 
PAGE 21     HIDDEN TREASURE
The Kingdom of God is a treasure of great value. Children will discover the cost of belonging to the Kingdom of God cannot be measured in dollars and cents; instead it is measured in the currency of love, obedience, submission and holiness. They will be challenged to decide whether they can pay this price.
 
PAGE 22     LOOKING LIKE WHO I AM (Part 1)
This session summarises who we are as Kingdom People, and encourages children to see themselves as walking advertisements for the Kingdom of God. As such, it is important for them to keep their appearance clean and tidy so their outward appearance matches their inward transformation.
 
PAGE 23     LOOKING LIKE WHO I AM   (Part 2)
Children will think of ways they can improve different aspects of their outward appearance.
 
PAGE 24 - 25      KINGDOM QUIZ
Quiz 1 – Have you let the message of the Kingdom of God take root in your heart?
Quiz 2 – Find out if you belong to the Kingdom of God here and now! Check if you will be able to enter God’s eternal kingdom!
Quiz 3 – Are you enjoying the blessings of the Kingdom of God here and now?
Quiz 4 – Is Jesus really King of ALL of you?
 
This series of 4 quizzes will review the key concepts learnt throughout the unit and enable you to evaluate each child’s understanding.
 
PERSONAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE
As children give themselves a personal makeover, they will be challenged to take responsibility for their own personal hygiene and appearance. They will develop a healthy pride in the way they present themselves, which will help them develop positive self esteem.
 
PAGE 27      PERSONAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – WEEK 1 NAILS & FACE
A variety of fun activities and games, together with practical demonstrations will draw attention the hygiene needs of their nails and face in a fun and informative way.
                 
PAGE 28      PERSONAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – WEEK 2 TEETH    
A variety of fun activities and games, together with practical demonstrations will draw attention the hygiene needs of their teeth in a fun and informative way.
 
PAGE 29      PERSONAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – WEEK 3 HAIR
A variety of fun activities and games, together with practical demonstrations will draw attention the hygiene needs of their hair in a fun and informative way.
 
PAGE 30      PERSONAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – WEEK 4 BODY
A variety of fun activities and games, together with practical demonstrations will draw attention the hygiene needs of their body in a fun and informative way.
               
PAGE 31      PERSONAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – WEEK 5 CLOTHES
A variety of fun activities and games, together with practical demonstrations will show children how to care for their clothes and use their clothes in a proper manner.

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UNIT 3   THE HOLY WHO?
 
















 

 Unit Overview
Unit 3 explores the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity, as “living water” and as “fire”. It explains what the Holy Spirit does; how we need Him in our lives and gives children an opportunity to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This unit also explains how the Holy Spirit gives us power to live a life that is pleasing to God. Children will gain an understanding of how having the very Spirit of Christ within them will cause the character of Christ to become their character; and how to develop the character of Christ (i.e. the fruit of the Spirit) in their life.

This unit provides material for 32 lessons


Lesson Outline  

PAGE 1     WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
The Holy Spirit is not a “what”, he is a “who”. He is a person that you can have a  relationship with. He has a mind that thinks; he feels emotions and has a will to make decisions. He is the third person of the Trinity.

PAGE 2    WHAT DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT DO?    
The Holy Spirit is very active in our lives, teaching, convicting, guiding, helping, giving power, love, strength and assurance. By looking at how the Holy Spirit helped various Biblical people, children will understand how they too need the help of the Holy Spirit.
 
PAGE 3    HAVE YOU MET THE HOLY SPIRIT?
The first time we meet the Holy Spirit is when we put our faith in Jesus. He brings our spirit to life and allows us to be born again in a spiritual way so we can be a part to God’s family.
 
PAGE 4    LIVING WATER
Just as our physical bodies need water to survive physically, our spirits need spiritual water to survive and grow spiritually. This spiritual water, or living water, is the Holy Spirit.               
 
PAGE 5    BELIEVE, REPENT, RECEIVE
The three basic steps needed to be a follower of Jesus are explored. That is, BELIEVE Jesus is the Son of God, REPENT of sin and RECEIVE the baptism or fullness of the Holy Spirit.
 
PAGE 6    TRICKLE OR FLOOD    
In Acts 8 and 19, there are examples of people who had put their faith in Jesus, yet they didn’t know about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Children will assess their own experience with the Holy Spirit and come to understand that receiving the baptism or “flood” of the Holy Spirit is one of the basics of being a follower of Jesus.
PAGE 7    GOD’S GIFT
Holy Spirit is God’s promised gift. As a gift, the Holy Spirit cannot be purchased or earned and is given to any who ask.
 
PAGE 8     RECEIVING GOD’S GIFT
Children will be invited to affirm their belief and trust in Jesus, to repent of sin and receive the fullness or baptism of the Holy Spirit.
               
PAGE 9     BAPTISM OF FIRE
Jesus told his followers to wait for God’s gift of the Holy Spirit; and to expect to be baptised with the Holy Spirit. When this happened tongues of fire rested on their heads, which introduces the imagery of fire being associated with the Holy Spirit. Children will gain an understanding of how having the Holy Spirit within them will enable Him to "burn away" any "rubbish" (sin) in their lives.
 
PAGE10    DON’T LOSE YOUR PRECIOUS GIFT    
Making wrong choices can put out the fire of the Holy Spirit within you. Children will discover a number of ways to keep the fire of God’s Spirit burning within them such as repentance, reading the Bible, praying and spending time with other Christians.
 
PAGE11     LIFE TO THE MAX
Jesus came to give us “life to the full” which is contrasted against the evil plans of Satan as stated in John 10:10.
 
PAGE 12    LIFE TO THE MAX – FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
As children form an idea of what they think living “Life to the Max” means, they will discover from Ephesians 5:15-18, four keys (Biblical principles) for wise living, one of which is being filled with the Holy Spirit that will enable them to live “Life to the Max” Jesus’ way.
 
PAGE 13    WHAT? 24 / 7?    
The Holy Spirit is with us 24/7. Every minute of every day He is communicating with our spirit, leading us, guiding us, teaching us and helping us be more like Jesus. Children will learn that their body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives and as such, they should use their body in a way that brings honour to God.        
 
PAGE 14     WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? (Part 1)
Expect the Holy Spirit within you to cause good changes in you, as He makes you more and more like Jesus. Expect a greater love for God; an awareness of God’s presence with you; and a greater love for and understanding of God’s Word.
 
PAGE 15     WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? (Part 2)
Expect the Holy Spirit within you to cause good changes in you, as He makes you more and more like Jesus. Expect a greater love for others; a greater hate of sin and evil; a desire to tell others about Jesus and a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.
 
PAGE 16     WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? (Part 3)
Expect the Holy Spirit within you to cause good changes in you, as He makes you more and more like Jesus. Expect more fruit of the Spirit (the character of Jesus) in your life; and expect to receive spiritual gifts like speaking in tongues.
               
PAGE 17     POWER TO LIVE GOD’S WAY
Children will learn that it is the Holy Spirit who gives us God’s mighty power so we can live to please God and so that his nature will become part of us.
 
PAGE 18     FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
When we live God’s way, his character grows in us just like fruit grows on a tree. Children will be introduced to the fruit of the Spirit as mentioned in Galatians 5:22
 
PAGE 19     TRUE LOVE IS…
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Love and discover it is much more than just a feeling; it is a way of thinking, speaking and acting.
 
PAGE 20     JOY – HAPPINESS
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Joy and discover that joy from Holy Spirit does not fade away, even when they have problems.
 
PAGE 21     PEACE    
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Peace and discover that God’s peace can protect their hearts from hurt, anger and worry and can protect their minds from bad thoughts, doubts and fear.
 
PAGE 22     PATIENCE
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Patience which is waiting without complaining or being angry and will be given to opportunity to identify situations where they become impatient.
 
PAGE 23     KINDNESS       
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Kindness from the example of the Good Samaritan. They will discover practical ways of showing kindness to people in their lives.
 
PAGE 24     GOODNESS
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Goodness and discover that goodness defeats evil. They will discover practical ways of showing goodness.
 
PAGE 25     FAITHFULNESS
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness and the importance of being faithful to their Christian beliefs, prayer and helping others.
 
PAGE 26     GENTLENESS
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness and discover that it is all about putting other people’s needs before your own.
 
PAGE 27     SELF CONTROL
Children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit – Self Control and discover that the secret to self control is letting the Holy Spirit be in charge of them and a little word “no”. They will be challenged to identify those areas of their lives where they need the Holy Spirit to take charge and desires they should say “no” to.
 
PAGE 28      FRUIT OF THE FLESH
Anyone who allows their own desires to rule them instead of the Holy Spirit can expect the “fruit of the flesh” as mentioned in Galatians 5:19-21 to grow in them.
 
PAGE 29      BAD FRUIT OR GOOD FRUIT
Children will evaluate their own character and identify any fruit of the flesh or fruit of the Spirit they may be demonstrating. Children will learn that repentance and staying connected to Jesus, The Vine, will enable his character to become a part of them so they can produce good fruit.
 
PAGE 30      FRUIT-O-METER
Using a unique Fruit-O-Meter, children will identify those fruit of the Spirit they are lacking and will be encouraged to ask the Holy Spirit to help them  in these areas so they can become more like Jesus.
 
PAGE 31     KEEP YOUR FRUIT FROM SPOILING
Children will discover how to stay connected to Jesus, the Vine, so that his character continues to grow in them. There is a warning about connecting with people who demonstrate “fruit of the flesh” as this will cause their good fruit to be spoilt.
 
PAGE 32     LOVE TIES EVERYTHING TOGETHER
Children will learn that love is the most important thing, because all the other fruit of the Spirit flow from God’s love for us and our love for him.
 
PAGE 33     A JOURNEY OF LEARNING
As children review key concepts learnt throughout this unit using the Journey of Learning activity, they can identify those concepts that they already knew; those concepts that still confuse them; those concepts that were new to them; and those concepts that made them feel happy or surprised them. Most importantly they will be encouraged to identify how knowing the Holy Spirit has, or will change them.

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UNIT 4   POWER TO DO!















 

 

Unit Overview
Unit 4 gives children an understanding of God’s power and how the Holy Spirit gives us God’s power to do whatever it is God has planned for us, by giving us various spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) and gifts of grace (Romans 12:6-8). It examines each gift in detail; how it should be used; and encourages children to desire these gifts so they can serve the Lord more effectively.
 
This unit provides material for 29 lessons.

Lesson Outline

PAGE 1     POWER TO CREATE
God’s mighty power is seen through the creation of the universe. He demonstrates power in action.
 
PAGE 2     POWER TO SAVE
God’s mighty power is seen through his plan for the salvation of mankind. He demonstrates power in action.
 
PAGE 3     POWER OVER DEATH
God’s mighty power is seen through the resurrection of Jesus from death. He demonstrates power in action.
 
PAGE 4     GOD HAD A PLAN FOR JESUS TO CARRY OUT   
All that Jesus does in carrying out the plan of God, is by God’s power given to him by the Holy Spirit. Jesus has power over death, sin, nature, sickness and evil. Jesus’ power to serve is power in action.
 
PAGE 5     GOD HAD A PLAN FOR THE DISCIPLES TO CARRY OUT     
The Holy Spirit gave the disciples God’s power to continue with the work of Jesus and the message of the Kingdom of God. They demonstrated the same power as Jesus through their actions.
 
PAGE 6     GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU TO CARRY OUT
Children will discover that the Holy Spirit still gives believers God’s power to continue with the work of Jesus and the message of the Kingdom of God. They can demonstrate the same power as Jesus through their actions.
 
PAGE 7     POWER TO TELL
Children will learn that one of the reasons the Holy Spirit gives us the power of God, is so we can tell other people about Jesus and his kingdom. They will be challenged to consider who they can talk to about Jesus?
 
PAGE 8     ME...CONTINUE JESUS’ WORK? HOW?
Children will discover that it is a part of God's plan for us to continue Jesus' work on the earth and to do even greater things. They will learn that this is only possible through faith in Jesus and with the power of God working through us as the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts so we can serve the Lord.
 
 
PAGE 9    WHAT ARE THESE SPIRITUAL GIFTS?
Children are introduced to the nine gifts of the Spirit as listed in  1 Corinthians 12:7-11. In the following lessons, children will learn what each of these gifts is.
               
PAGE 10     MESSAGE OF WISDOM
The Holy Spirit gives some people God’s wisdom so they can say and do what is true and right. Children will learn that God’s wisdom can be found by reading the Bible, listening to God in prayer and being obedient to God’s Words. They will learn from stephens example, that no-one can argue against God's wisdom.
 
PAGE 11    MESSAGE OF KNOWLEDGE   
The Holy Spirit gives some people knowledge about truths in the Bible and knowledge about people or circumstances that they would not normally know about. Children will read about this gift being put into practice in Acts 9 when Ananias was give a message of knowledge about Saul/Paul.
 
PAGE 12     FAITH
The Holy Spirit gives some people supernatural faith that allows them to believe God for miraculous and extra ordinary things. Children will discover from various Scriptures more about faith and what it can do.
 
PAGE 13    GIFTS OF HEALING
Children will read about the healing of Aeneas and discover that the Holy Spirit gives some people gifts of healing that brings sick or injured people to physical health by the power of God.
 
PAGE 14 - 15    MIRACULOUS POWERS & BOARD GAME
Children will examine examples of how the Holy Spirit gave some people the gift of miraculous powers which allowed them to demonstrate God’s supernatural power to change the normal course of things. They will also discover that God allows people to demonstrate his power in this way, so that people will know their message is from God.
 
As children play the board game on page 15, they will discover Biblical events where this gift of miraculous power can be seen in action.
 
PAGE 16     PROPHECY
The Holy Spirit gives some people the gift of prophecy which urges them to speak a message from God.  Children will examine some examples of prophecies and discover the specific purpose for each.
 
PAGE 17 - 18     KNOWING OF DIFFERENT SPIRITS
The Holy Spirit gives some people the ability to tell whether a person is being led by the Holy Spirit or an evil spirit. This gift also allows them to be able to tell whether a prophetic message has come from God’s Spirit or not.
 
PAGE 19     SPEAKING IN TONGUES   
Children will learn from Paul's experiences, how the Holy Spirit gives some people the ability to talk directly with God in a language that uses their spirit instead of their mind. The Holy Spirit joins with a person's spirit and causes them to speak a language that is not known to their mind. 
 
PAGE 20     INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES
When the gift of speaking in tongues is used to speak a prophecy (a message from God), the Holy Spirit will give someone the gift of being able to interpret the language so that everyone can understand what was spoken.               
 
PAGE 21     WHY DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVE US THESE AMAZING GIFTS?
Spiritual gifts are given so that we can serve God by helping others; so that people will know the message we speak about Jesus is true; and so we can do what Jesus did and more!
 
PAGE 22     WARNING
This lesson contains two warnings:
   Don’t become proud because you have been given spiritual gifts.         
   Spiritual gifts are useless unless they are used with love.
 
PAGE 23      ASK YOURSELF
Children will be challenged to consider whether they are ready and willing to receive spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit. Even though children will have already learnt that it is the Holy Spirit who decides which gifts to give to each person, they will be encouraged to consider which gifts they are eager to receive.
 
PAGE 24      WRITE A PRAYER
Children will be given the opportunity to talk to God about how they feel about these spiritual gifts.
 
PAGE 25      BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE…GIFTS OF GRACE
Children are introduced to the gifts of grace as mentioned in Romans 12:6-8. In the following lessons, children will learn what each of these gifts is.
 
PAGE 26     SERVING OTHERS
No matter what gift we have, we should use it to serve others. However, the Holy Spirit will give some people the desire, ability and power to help people in practical ways. Children will learn from the example of Martha, Paul and Jesus.
 
PAGE 27     TEACHING
Children will learn, through Phillip's experience with the Ethiopian man, how the Holy Spirit will give some people the desire, ability and power to be able to make God’s Word easy for others to understand.
 
PAGE 28     ENCOURAGING   
The Holy Spirit will give some people the desire, ability and power to encourage others so they don’t lose hope and give up.
 
PAGE 29     GIVING
The Holy Spirit will give some people the desire, ability and power to give to others who are in need. Children will discover how much it pleases God when people give to one another. They will be challenged to think of different ways of giving and different types of people they can give to.         
 
PAGE 30     LEADERSHIP   
The Holy Spirit will give some people the desire, ability and power to be in charge of different things in God’s Kingdom, as well as in the community. Children will learn from Jesus' example that in God’s Kingdom, to lead is to serve.
 
PAGE 31   MERCY (KINDNESS)     
The Holy Spirit will give some people the desire, ability and power to care about others and show kindness to those who are suffering. Children will see mercy in action through the kindness of the Good Samaritan and the kindness of God himself.
                 
PAGE 32     SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (The Good Samaritan)
 
PAGE 33     REMEMBER WHY WE ARE GIVEN THESE GIFTS   
The Holy Spirit gives us these wonderful gifts so we can continue to do the work of Jesus on the earth…and even GREATER things! Children will examine how Jesus put each of these gifts into practice and will be challenged to follow his example
 
PAGE 34     ASK YOURSELF 
Children will be challenged to consider whether they are eager to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and which gifts of grace they are eager to receive from the Holy Spirit.
 
PAGE 35     WRITE A PRAYER
Children will be encouraged to talk to God about how they feel about these gifts of grace.

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UNIT 5   PRAYER















 

 

Unit Overview
Unit 5 explores prayer as an exciting two way communication between us and God. It examines the Lord’s Prayer; explores the different ways God speaks to his people; and teaches how to identify the voice of God. It is loaded with opportunities to put into practice what is being learnt about prayer.

This unit provides material for at least 35 lessons.

Lesson Outline

PAGE 1      WHAT IS PRAYER?
Children will discover that prayer is a two way communication between us and God. It involves us talking to God and listening to hear what he has to say.

PAGE 2      DOES GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS?
Children will discover from the Bible that there are some things that will stop God from hearing their prayers. They will learn practical ways to avoid  these things so they can be confident that God hears them.
 
PAGE 3      WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO PRAY?
It doesn’t matter whether it is morning, noon or night, anytime is the right          time to pray. Children will consider when they like to talk to God.
 
PAGE 4      WHERE IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO PRAY?
You can pray anywhere; however it is a good idea to find a place where you can talk to God in private. Children will be encouraged to think of a place they can use to do this.
 
PAGE 5      HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE PRAY?
The Bible tells us to never stop praying. Children will be challenged to consider how often they talk to God and how often they listen to God.
 
PAGE 6     MY PRAYER PLAN
Although we can pray anywhere and at any time, it is good to have a special "quiet time" where we can not only talk to God, but also listen to what he wants to say to us. Children will devise a specific plan to include this “quiet time” into their life.
 
PAGE 7      MY PRAYER CONTRACT
Children will be encouraged to write a Prayer Contract between themselves and God to help them enforce their prayer plan.
 
PAGE 8     THE RIGHT WAY TO PRAY
When you pray, it doesn’t matter whether your eyes are open or shut; whether you kneel or stand on your head; or whether you use fancy words or no words at all. Children will learn the same prayer Jesus taught the disciples to pray – The Lord’s Prayer. Throughout the next few lessons, this prayer will be broken down and each section will be fully explained.
 
PAGE 9     OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN…
Children will discover God as their Heavenly Father who loves them and cares for them. They will learn that although heaven may seem far away, God’s Holy Spirit makes it possible for them to come close to him.
 
PAGE 10     HALLOWED (HOLY) BY YOUR NAME…
From discovering how awesome and holy their Father God is, children will learn the importance of honouring him in all they do and say.
 
PAGE 11     MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME…
Children will learn that where ever God is, His kingdom is there also. They will discover that God wants us to pray that his kingdom be established on the earth in the hearts of men, women and children, as it is in heaven. This means praying that more people will make Jesus King of their hearts, so God’s Kingdom on the earth will spread.
 
PAGE 12     MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…
Asking for God’s will to be done on earth is asking for God’s plans and  purposes, which are good and perfect, to come into our lives and the lives of other people. Children will learn the importance of consulting God about what his plans are so they can be sure to live God’s way.
 
PAGE 13     GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD...  
Children will explore the difference between "needs" and "wants". They will discover that God wants us to rely on him for the things we need in our daily lives.
 
PAGE 14     FORGIVE US OUR SINS... 
Children will learn the importance of repenting daily and will discover that God's forgiveness will set them free from the penalty of sin and allows them to stand spiritually clean and holy before God.
 
PAGE 15     AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US...   
Children will learn the importance of forgiving people instead of holding grudges against them, so that they can in turn receive God's forgiveness for their own sins. If we don’t forgive others, God will not forgive us!
PAGE 16     LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION... 
Children will learn that it is the devil who tempts them to sin; but if they  turn to God and ask him to lead them away from temptation, he will       provide a way out so they can stand strong against temptation.
 
PAGE 17    BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL...     
Children will gain an understanding of how we can all pick up “rubbish” from living in this world. This “rubbish” could be our own sin, or evil influences around other people we come into contact with. God wants us to ask him to deliver us (free us and cleanse us) from this evil so we can be spiritual clean.
 
PAGE 18     FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOR EVER AND EVER...  
Children will learn that because God allows us to be a part of HIS kingdom; and God allows us to use HIS power; GOD is the one who is worthy of all the glory; and GOD is worthy of our praise.
 
PAGE 19     USING THE LORD’S PRAYER AS A MODEL      
Children will discover that the Lord’s prayer is a great model to follow, as it teaches us to pray many different types of prayers – Prayers of worship; repentance; forgiveness; thanks and praise; asking prayers and kingdom prayers.
 
PAGE 20     PRAYERS FROM MY HEART  
This lesson reinforces the concept that prayer should be the natural outpouring of what is in our heart, rather than long prayers repeating words without meaning. Children will be given the opportunity to tell God what is in their heart.
 
PAGE 21     PRAYER-O-PLANE 
Prayer-O-Planes are a fun way for children to put the Lord’s Prayer into practice. After they have written their prayer, the paper can be folded into a paper plane for them to have fun with.
 
PAGE 22     GOD SPEAKS TO HIS PEOPLE 
Children will discover that God is not silent. All through the history of mankind God has spoken to his people, revealing his plans to them, guiding, correcting and encouraging them. God is still speaking to his people today. The following lessons will examine the different we can hear God speak.
 
PAGE 23      THE BIBLE  
Children will view The Bible as not just printed words on a page; but as God’s Word, living and active in the hearts and minds of anyone who will listen.
 
PAGE 24     HEAR GOD SPEAK FROM THE BIBLE 
This is a practical lesson in hearing God speak through Scripture. Children will follow six easy steps: PRAY for understanding; READ the Scripture; THINK about what you have read; ASK God “What are you saying to me about this Scripture”; WRITE down what you think God is saying; DO –  put God’s Word into practice.  
PAGE 25      DREAMS 
Children will discover from the example of Jacob and Joseph, how God can speak to people through dreams. It is pointed out that although most dreams are from our own minds, God can use our dreams to talk to us while we are sleeping.
 
PAGE 26      HEAR GOD SPEAK THROUGH DREAMS   
Children will be taught how to commit their sleeping time and their dreams to the Lord. This lesson will empower children to overcome the fear of nightmares.
 
PAGE 27     VISIONS   
Visions are explained as being like dreams you see while you are awake; or like         watching a TV in your mind. Children will learn from the example of Peter and Cornelius's visions, that when they see a vision, they should do more than just look at the picture; they sould ask God what the picture means and why he is showing it to them.
 
PAGE 28     HEAR GOD SPEAK THROUGH VISIONS 
As children ask the Lord to open their spiritual eyes, they will be led into a practical lesson about waiting on the Lord. They will also practice discerning what God is saying through any visions seen.
 
PAGE 29     PROPHECY 
From the life story of the Old Testament Prophet Samuel, children will discover how some people are used by God to deliver his messages to others; as well as the different reasons for prophetic messages.
 
PAGE 30     HEAR GOD SPEAK THROUGH PROPHECY 
As children ask the Lord to open their spiritual ears, they will be led into a practical lesson about waiting on the Lord. They will also practice discerning whether messages heard are in fact from God.
 
PAGE 31    AUDIBLE VOICE OF GOD 
Children will learn from the Gospels how God sometimes speaks with an audible voice so that you can hear him with your physical ears. It will become obvious that God’s voice is one you cannot ignore.
 
PAGE 32     HEARING GOD SPEAK WITH OUR SPIRITUAL EARS   
This lesson teaches that although hearing the audible voice of God is not a common occurrence; if we open our spiritual ears, we can hear God speak into our hearts and minds. From the Bible, children will look at a number of examples of people who heard God speak to them.
               
PAGE 33 - 34     WHAT DOES GOD’S VOICE SOUND LIKE?
The Bible gives us a number of different descriptions of what God’s voice sounds like. Children will discover that just like people, God has different tones to his voice to suit    different situations. As they practice listening for God's voice, children will become more familiar with the different tones of God’s voice.
 
PAGE 35     IS THAT REALLY YOU GOD?
God's voice may be confused with our own thoughts, or even the devil may pretend to be God speaking to us. Children will learn how to tell the difference between God’s voice, the devil’s voice and their own thoughts.

PAGE 36     VOICES…VOICES…VOICES
A variety of examples are given for children to practice discerning the voice of God.

PAGE 37     TALK TO GOD LIKE HE’S YOUR BEST FRIEND
Children will discover that their relationship with God and their communication with him can be just like it is with a best friend. He is waiting for them to share with him their secrets, fears, hopes and plans; and he is waiting to share with them his love, wisdom and his plans for them.
 
PAGE 38     MEMORY VERSE – JAMES 1:25
God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey and don’t just hear and forget.
 

 


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