Samson and Delilah

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Scripture: Judges 13: 1-5, 24, Judges 14: 1-20, Judges 15:1-20, Judges 16:4 – 31 or pages 202 – 209 in The Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Bible Lesson:

How does a person get strong?  lift weights, take vitamins with iron, eat protein, etc.

Today’s lesson is about someone who was super-strong.  Let’s find out how he got such strong muscles, and if there are other ways to be strong…
Have the children open their Bibles to Judges 13 or page 202 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

Discussion:

  • Why did the Lord allow the Israelites to be conquered by the Philistines?  They again did evil in the eyes of the Lord.
  • Who did God send this time to deliver them?  Samson
  • Samson was a Nazarite.  What did it mean to be a Nazarite? He was dedicated to God before he was born.  He wasn’t to cut his hair, nor drink wine, or eat anything unclean.
  • Samson was so strong that he killed what animal with his bare hands?  a lion
  • Later he came back to look at he carcass of the lion, and what did he find inside?  A swarm of bees had made it’s nest in the lion and there was honey in the honeycomb.
  • Samson told a riddle about he lion and the honey comb at his wedding feast.  When the people couldn’t solve the riddle, what did they do?  They threatened Samson’s wife with death.
  • Why did Samson tell his wife the answer to the riddle?  She cried to him about it for 7 days.
  • In his anger, what did Samson do?  He killed 30 men for their clothes to pay for the bet.  Then he tied together the tails of foxes with torches and let them run into the fields of the Philistines so that their crops burned.
  • With what did Samson kill 1,000 men?  a donkey’s jaw bone
  • How long did Samson lead Israel? 20 years
  • Who did Samson eventually fall in love with? Delilah
  • With what did the Philistines enticed her to betray him? 1,100 shekels of silver from each one of them.
  • Why do you think that Samson finally told her about his hair?  She kept nagging him until he couldn’t take it anymore. He thought he would still be strong without God’s help. (vs. 20 He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.)
  • Do you think that Samson was spiritually strong? No
  • Have you ever followed bad advice from friends?  Sometimes we give in to temptations because we get tired of resisting.  Or we start to think that we are exempt from the consequences of our actions.  For example some young people smoke because they think that lung disease won’t happen to them. 
  • How can we stay strong spiritually?  Read the Bible, go to church, pray, etc.
  • When the Philisitines captured Samson, what did they do to him?  They gouged out his eyes and they made him to grind grain in the prison.
  • Why did the Philistines bring Samson to the temple?  To make fun of him and celebrate their god’s victory over him.
  • But, what did Samson do?  He prayed to God to give him his strength back and then he pushed the pillars down – which collapsed the temple on all the people.
  • Samson had some big character flaws, didn’t he.  So, why do you think that God used him to lead the people? Because He loved Israel and was faithful to his promise to the nation.  He uses imperfect people to show his power and to fulfill his plan.
  • Let’s pray and ask the Lord to help us to stay spiritually strong and to resist the temptations that we face. And let’s ask him to use us in his plan for the salvation of others…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page. Or have them color a color page related to the story.  Color page #1 , and color page #2  from Raising Our Kids. Color page #3   from Bible Printables.  An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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Share this great Children’s Sermon from Sunday Childrens’ Focus.

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Show a video of this story.

Video #1   from Moody

Video #2

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Have the children make a Samson craft from Auntie’s Bible Lessons.

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Have the children make this Samson collage from New Church Vineyard.

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This lesson from Mission Bible Class has some great craft and activity ideas here and here.   Don’t miss this great idea for “Draw and Tell”

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Calvary Curriculum has three lessons with worksheets about Samson. Lesson #1  Lesson #2   Lesson #3

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Here is a maze   and a puzzle from Bible Wise.

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Have the children make their own book about Samson to color from Lamb Songs.  (Scroll Down) Gospel Hall also has a minibook about Samson.    Search Samson or 313 or 312

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Play a file folder board game featuring Samson  from the catholic blogger. Create a life-sized board by placing colored paper squares on the floor around the room.  Have the children themselves be the tokens.

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This is a great lesson for older kids from Kids Club 4 Jesus.

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Sing “Workmanship” or “A-Wanna Be Like Jesus” by Mary Rice Hopkins. Or sing “My Body Is a Temple of the Holy Spirit” or “Live a Pure Life” by the Donut Man. Older kids will enjoy “Every Move I Make” by the Shout to the Lord Kids. Get them on itunes.

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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Samson and Delilah Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about Samson and Delilah from Judges 13: 1-5, 24, Judges 14: 1-20, Judges 15:1-20, Judges 16:4 – 31.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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Read the story of Samson by Paul Dallgas Frey http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible42.html

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View a slide-show with your child http://biblelessonsite.org/slideshow23.html  from Garden of Praise.

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Have your child take the Ring the Bell Quiz at Bible Bios  http://www.biblebios.com/judges/samson/samson.htm

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson.  https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/samson-and-delilah/

The Fall of Man

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Scripture: Genesis 3 or pages 20-23 in The Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Bible Lesson:
Have the children open their Bibles to Genesis 3 or page 20 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

Discussion:

  • What did the serpent ask Eve? Did God really say that you must not eat from any tree in the garden?
  • What was her answer? We can eat fruit from the trees in the garden.  But, we’re not to eat from the tree in the middle of the garden, or even touch it, or we will die.”
  • What lie does the serpent tell her?  You won’t die.
  • Why did Eve decide to eat the fruit and give some to Adam? It looked good to eat, and she wanted to gain wisdom.
  • What happened after they ate the fruit? They realized that they were naked.
  • What did they make clothes out of?  fig leaves
  • What did they do when they heard God walking in the garden?  They hid behind the trees because they were naked and afraid of God.
  • When we sin, it changes our relationship with God, doesn’t it.  It changes our relationships with others, too.  Think of a time when you did something that your parents told you not to do.  Did you want to hide from them, too?  Were they angry with you? Or maybe you had a friend that you were not nice to and they decided that they didn’t want to be a friend anymore.  Sin hurts relationships, doesn’t it.
  • God asked them if they ate from the forbidden tree. How does Adam answer?  “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” (Point out that Adam is not only blaming Eve, but is also blaming God.)
  • What was Eve’s answer? “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
  • What did God say to the serpent?  That because of what he did he would crawl on his belly and eat dust all of his life.
  • He also said, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heal.” That means that the serpent and the woman would be enemies. And so would their children.  The phrase “He will crush your head, and you will strike his heal.” is a reference to the battle between Satan and Jesus.  Satan will only be able to strike his heal, but Jesus will crush his head. Jesus will destroy him when He dies on the cross.
  • What specific punishment did God give to Eve? Pain in childbearing, and her husband would rule over her.
  • What specific punishment did God give to Adam? He would have to eat food that he plants in the ground after hard work planting seeds and tilling the weeds.
  • What does “for dust you are and to dust you will return.” mean? Adam will eventually die.
  • Now that Adam and Eve had eaten from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which other tree were they not allowed to eat from?  The tree of life.
  • How did God prevent them from eating from it? He banished them from the garden of Eden, and had an angel with a flaming sword guard the way to the tree of life.
  • Have you had some bad things happen to you for disobeying your parents or your teachers or God’s commandments?
  • How can our relationship with God be restored?   By asking for forgiveness through Jesus.
  • Let’s pray and ask the Lord to help us to not listen to the lies of the devil, but to receive forgiveness through Jesus…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Share this object lesson from Sermons4kids.

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Show a video of this story.

Video #1

Video #2 from Crossroads Kids’ Club

Video #3 from Crossroads Kids Club

Video #4 from Answers in Genesis

Video #5 from Crossroads Kids’ Club

Share the story “The Terrible Lie” from “The Jesus Story Book Bible” .  (Make sure that you order the collector’s edition, which has the DVD with the stories animated and narrated.  It’s wonderful.)

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page.  Or have them color a color page related to the story.

Color page #1   from Bible Printables

Color page #2 from sermons for kids.

Color page #3  from Christian Preschool Printables

Color page #4   from Coloring Pages 7

Color page #5   from Coloring Pages 7

An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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Here are some activity ideas from Children’s Ministry.

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Make creation popsicle stick theater puppets from What’s in the Bible? and have the children act out the story.  (Click on the aqua colored bar at the top to download.) There is a video clip below as well as the backgrounds for the story. (I would not show the video to the children as it makes reference to the Big Bang Theory.  Most children will not understand that this is a joke.)

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My Little House has a great craft for this lesson.

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Have the children do this crossword puzzle from Sermons4Kids, or this one from the Garden of Praise.

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Share this children’s sermon ,  or this one from Sermons4Kids.

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Here is a great craft from Auntie’s Bible Lessons. 

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This is a cute craft, also, from Charlotte’s Clips and Kindergarten Kids.

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And there are more crafts here from DLTK.

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Make these mini books from Christian Preschool Printables,  or Adam and Eve puppet sticks by Living in Lilliput.

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Have the children fill out these worksheets from Calvary Curriculum.    This is another good worksheet from the Garden of Praise.

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Have the children make the booklet “Adam and Eve Don’t Touch That Tree!” by Jill Kemp an Illustrated by Richard Gunther.  (Scroll down.)  Or have them make a mini book about Adam and Eve from Gospel Hall. Search for “103” or “Adam”.

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Play “Pass the Fruit” from ehow, or play the Adam and Eve File Folder Game from Catholic Blogger.

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Here is a great bridge illustration to emphasize the solution to the problem of sin from Christianity Cove.

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Sing “Wages – Romans 6:23” by Mary Rice Hopkins or “If We Confess Our Sins” by the Donut Man.

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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The Fall of Man Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about The Fall of Man from Genesis 3.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Allow your child to do an online crossword puzzle or jigsaw puzzle featuring this story.  http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl76s.htm

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Read the story “Big Trouble”  and “A Sad Day” by Paul Dallgas Frey http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible4.html

Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson.  https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/the-fall-of-man/

Gideon

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Scripture: Judges 6, 7:1 – 24, 8: 22-23 or pages 192 – 196 in The Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Introduction:

If you were to fight a battle, would you want soldiers who had been in battle before and who were very brave and strong?  Or would you want soldiers who were weak and timid?  Would you want your army to have more soldiers, or less soldiers?  Would you want them to have all of the best equipment and supplies, or just a bow and arrow?  In today’s story we’re going to find out what kind of an army God gathered together…

Bible Lesson:
Have the children open their Bibles to Judges 6 or page 192 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

Discussion:

  • Why were the Israelites oppressed by the Midianites?  They did evil in the eyes of the Lord.
  • Where were they taking shelter from the Midianites?  In caves in the mountains.
  • When the people cried out to the Lord for help, who did God choose to lead them? Gideon
  • Are you surprised that God would save the Israelites, when they had been worshiping idols? Yes.
  • They didn’t really deserve God’s love and protection, did they.  Can you think of anybody else who God saved – even though they didn’t deserve it?  Yes.  Us! We’re sinners, too, but God sent Jesus to save us from our sins, even though we didn’t deserve it.
  • What was Gideon doing when an angel came to him?  Threshing wheat in a winepress to hide it from the Midianites. ( You might show the children this video of the harvest and threshing floor so they understand what Gideon was doing. )
  • How did the angel great Gideon? “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”
  • How did Gideon respond? They why has this happened to us? God has abandoned us.
  • Do you think that God had abandoned them, or that they had abandoned God? They had abandoned God.
  • But, what did the angel say?  Be strong.  Am I not sending you?
  • Does Gideon believe the angel yet? No.  He keeps asking for a sign. He says he’s the least in his family.
  • What does Gideon bring to the angel? Goat stew and bread.
  • What happened when the angel touched the meat and bread with his staff? Fire came out of the rock and burned it up. Then the angel disappeared.
  • What did the Lord tell Gideon to do about the alter to Baal?  Tear it down and build an alter in it’s place. Offer a bull to the Lord.
  • When did Gideon do this?  At night
  • Why?  He was afraid of his family and the people.
  • When the people wanted to kill Gideon for doing this, how did his father defend him?  If Baal is really a god, let him defend himself.
  • How did Gideon test God again to be sure that He would give the Israelites the victory if he attacked the Midianites? He put fleece on the ground. If it was wet, while the ground was dry in the morning, he would know.
  • The fleece was wet and the ground was dry.  Did Gideon trust the Lord then?  No.  He wanted one more sign.
  • What did he want this time?  He wanted the ground to be wet and the fleece to be dry.
  • Do you ever feel like Gideon?
  • Why did the Lord want the army to be smaller? So that they couldn’t boast that they had won the battle on their own.
  • Do you think that that might be why God choose Gideon to be the leader?  He wasn’t very brave, was he.  But, sometimes God chooses the very least of us to do his work, so that He gets the glory instead of us. 
  • How was the army reduced to 300?  Anybody that was afraid was to go home.  Anyone who lapped up water like a dog was to go home.
  • What “weapons” did Gideon’s army use?  Each had a torch in a jar and a trumpet
  • When they surrounded the camp what did they do?  They broke the jars, held up their torches and blew the trumpets and shouted.
  • What did the Midianites do?  They killed eachother with their swords and ran away
  • What did Gideon say when the people wanted him to be their king?  “The Lord will rule over you.”
  • Let’s pray and thank the Lord for choosing us to be his very own – even when we were sinners and not very good, brave or strong on our own…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

Romans 5:8(NIV)

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page. Color page #1 from Children’s Bible Study ,  Color page #2   from Bible Kids, or Color page #3, and  Color page #4  from The Bible Stories Library. Or have them color a color page related to the story.  An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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Show a video of this story.

Video #1   by Moody

Video #2   Older kids will enjoy this one.

Video #3  from Johnny Rodgers

Video #4 by Concordia

Video #5  Show a clip from this video that shows how the torches were kept in the pitchers until the army was ready, and why the sudden blowing of the trumpets and the light from the torches would have confuse the enemy.

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Here are two great lessons with worksheets from Calvary Curriculum. Lesson #1  Lesson #2

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Gospel Hall has a cute torch and jar craft.    Search for “Gideon” or “311”

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Auntie’s Bible Lessons has a cute craft.

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Have the children make a torch with this pattern from DTLK.  Use some red, yellow or orange tissue paper tucked into the top for the flame.

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Make this Gideon cube craft from Jesus Without Language.

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Danielle’s place has some great activity ideas to help you teach the lesson.

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Have the children do this word search from Sharon Whittaker.

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Here is a great skit from Teach Them for your High School students or helpers to perform for your grade-schoolers to demonstrate that we are all a work in progress, just as Gideon was.

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This lesson has a craft for younger children.

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Sing “Be Strong – Joshuah 1:9” and “God’s Not Finished” by Mary Rice Hopkins or “Be Bold and Be Strong” and “I Will Give My All” and “I Will Arise and Go Forth” by the Donut Man.

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For snack time, serve these torch cupcakes from Sweetology.

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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Gideon Parents’ Page

Dear Parents,

Today we learned about Gideon and the Midianites from Judges 6, 7:1 – 24, 8: 22-23.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

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Read this devotional from Kids Corner together with your child. http://www.kidscorner.net/bible/devotions/the-disoriented-express-part-2

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Allow your child to do an online jigsaw puzzle of Gideon at Garden of Praise.  http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl12s.htm

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For family movie night, watch the video “Gideon: Tuba Warrior” by Veggie Tales.

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Sing “Be Bold and Be Strong” and “I Will Give My All” and “I Will Arise and Go Forth” by the Donut Man. You can get them on itunes.

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/gideon-2/  

Deborah

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For the teacher:  Listen to two great sermons by Jeff Riddle at Sermon Audio .   “Deborah: Feminist Icon or Reluctant Leader?” and “Deborah’s Song of Victory”

Explain to the children that the book of Judges covers the period of time after Joshua’s death until the time of Samuel.   During this period, the Israelites have several cycles of turning away from God and then returning to Him again.  Leaders, called judges, helpes lead the  Israelites to overcome their enemies. 

Scripture: Judges 4:1-9, 16- 24 ; 5:1 -5, 24 – 27, 31 or page 190 in The Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Bible Lesson:
Have the children open their Bibles to Matthew 2 or pages 354 – 355 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

Discussion:

  • Why did God allow the Israelites to be conquered by the Canaanites?  They did evil in the eyes of the Lord. They worshiped the idols of Canaan.
  • Why do you think that they might have done these things? Maybe they were envious of the Canaanites.  Maybe they didn’t want to be different than everyone else, etc.
  • Who was the king of Canaan? Jabin
  • Who was the commander of Jabin’s army? Sisera
  • How many iron chariots did Sisera’s army have? 900 (Explain to the children that chariots would have been like our tanks today.  They were made of iron and they had  blades attached to the hubs of the wheels.  Show them a picture of a chariot. Picture #1   Picture #2)
  • How long did Jabin rule over the Israelites until they cried out to the Lord to help them? 20 years
  • Though the nation had turned away from God, who had remained faithful to him? Deborah
  • What position did God give to Deborah?  a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, a judge
  • Where did she hold her court? under a palm tree in the country
  • Who did she send for? Barak
  • What did God tell her to tell Barak to do? to take ten thousand men to battle Jabin
  • On what condition did Barak agree to go?  if she would go with him.
  • What does that answer tell you about Barak?  He is afraid
  • Deborah agreed to go, but what did she say would happen because she was going along?  A woman would defeat Sisera and she would get the honor instead of Barak
  • Do you think that God was pleased that Barak asked Deborah to go along?  No.
  • Remember that God told Joshua to “be strong and courageous”?  Do you think He wanted Barak to be strong and courageous, too?  Yes.
  • If God asks you to do something for him, how do you think that you should respond?  with strength, with courage, with boldness
  • How many of Sisera’s men died in the battle? all of them
  • Sisera tried to run away.  Where did he go to hide? in the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite who had an alliance with Jabin
  • What did Jael give to Sisera?  Some milk and a blanket
  • What did Sisera tell her to do?  To stand watch at the door of the tent and deny that anyone was in the tent with her if anyone asked.
  • What did Jael do when he was asleep?  She killed him with a tent steak and a hammer.
  • Did Deborah’s prophecy that the credit would go to a woman come true?  yes
  • Deborah and Barak sing a song of praise to the Lord.  What clues in the song tell us what God did to help the Israelite army?  There was a big rainstorm which probably made it hard for Sisera’s army to drive their chariots, giving the Israelites the advantage. vs 21
  • How many years of peace did the nation of Israel have after this battle? 40
  • Let’s pray and ask God to help us to have the heart of Deborah to worship God alone, and to serve Him with strength, courage and boldness in faith…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

Psalm 20:7 (NIV) “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page. Or have them color a color page related to the story. Color page #1Color page #2 from Calvary Kids,  Color page #3 from kidscorner.  An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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Show a video of this story.

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Have the kids or helpers act out the story.  You might have Deborah sit under this palm tree from Spoonful. 

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Have the children make a chariot craft such as this one from Jesus Without Language,  or this one from eHow. Then add the horse from The Toy Maker  ,Crayola , or this one from Disney Family.

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Have your High School group or volunteer group do a skit, such as this one.

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This is a good lesson and activities from Sunday School Sources. 

Here is another lesson and activity suggestions from Mission Arlington. 

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There are some good craft ideas here at Hands-on Bible Teacher.

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Have the children fill out these worksheets from Calvary Curriculum,  or a Word Search from Concordia News.  And this lesson from GodsAcres has work pages.

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Older kids will be able to do this worksheet, which is a Judges word search from Calvary Kids, and this one is a worksheet on the Judges from Sharon Whittaker. 

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This Bible Lesson is for older kids from Blble Lesson 4 Kidz.  

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Sing “Be Bold Be Strong” and “If We Confess Our Sins” by the Donut Man, and “Be Strong- Joshua 1:9” and “What Seems Impossible” by Mary Rice Hopkins.

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the  Parents’ Page.

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Deborah Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about Deborah from Judges 4 and 5.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

Psalm 20:7 (NIV) “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

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Listen to the story at Kids Corner http://www.kidscorner.net/bible/stories/the-story-of-deborah/

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Read the story “Show Your Colors” from Keys for Kids http://www.cbhministries.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx?ID=2100

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/deborah/