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The Prodigal Son- Coloring Pages

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The Prodigal Son Coloring Pages

The Prodigal Son

(Coloring Page)

Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.

Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.

All images used with permission of Patmos Editorial Company.

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The Holiness Of God Lesson

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The Holiness Of GodScripture

Various Verses

Memory Verse

“There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2

Objective Of The Lesson

The study of this attribute has been slightly neglected by the modern church in favor of His love and grace. This should not be the case. A proper study of the holiness of God will help your kids understand how and why God wants them to live righteous lives.

Teacher Exhortation

  • Be faithful in teaching all of God’s attributes.
  • I will be including many reference verses for each lesson on the attributes of God. It is not necessary that you go over all of them. Use only as many verses as time will allow you to cover.
  • The holiness of God presents a perfect opportunity to present the gospel message.

Introduction

Holy is not something that God decides to be or do.

  • It is His very nature. God IS holy.
  • God would have to stop being God in order to be unholy.

God Is Holy

The entirety of who God is and what He does is holy.

Although often neglected, no other attribute is so frequently declared and explained in the Bible than His holiness.

God’s holiness is emphasized in the Bible.

  • It is the only attribute that is mentioned multiple times in a single verse.

“And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isaiah 6:3

“And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.” Revelation 4:8

God is called holy throughout Scripture.

The following verses demonstrate that all that God is and all that He does is holy.

“Do not profane my holy name, for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites…” Leviticus 22:32

“Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.” Psalm 22:3

“He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name.” Psalm 111:9

“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place…” Isaiah 57:15

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.” Ezekiel 39:7

“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are— the Holy One of God!” Mark 1:24

A study of the holiness of God covers two specific points:

  • God is separate from all creation.
  • God is completely morally pure.

God Is Separate From All Creation

God has an exalted status.

  • He is far above His creation.

God is infinitely set apart and greater than His creation.

  • There is no comparison between the holiness of God and that of any other being or thing.

We are simply not at His level.

The following verses demonstrate that no one compares to God’s holiness.

“There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2

“Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15:11

“Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?” Psalm 77:13

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.” Isaiah 40:25

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy…” Revelation 15:4

God is completely separated from sin.

  • He has no relationship with sin.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

God Is Completely Morally Pure

God is completely without sin.

  • He takes pleasure in all that is true, pure and upright.
  • God cannot sin, take pleasure in sin, tolerate sin or have fellowship with sin.

“The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.” Psalm 145:17

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5

“So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong.” Job 34:10

“I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.” Leviticus 20:3

“For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.” Deuteronomy 23:14

“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing…” Habakkuk 1:13

“And nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:27

“For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You.” Psalm 5:4

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2

Application

Every attribute of God should elicit a response.

What should be our response to knowing that God is holy?

  • Awe And Worship
  • Fear And Reverence
  • Reflection By His Children

Awe And Worship

The following verses demonstrate that as the only holy being in existance God deserves to be worshiped and praised.

“Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people; praise His holy name.” Psalm 30:4

“Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise His holy name.” Psalm 97:12

“Let them praise your great and awesome name— He is holy. Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His footstool; Holy is He. Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His holy hill, For holy is the Lord our God. ” Psalm 99:3, 5, 9

Fear And Reverence

The following verses demonstrate that as the only holy being God deserves to be revered.

“Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:4

“Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.”  Psalm 96:9

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

“The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.” Isaiah 8:13

Reflection By His Children

God calls His children to live as He is. We are to reflect His nature.

  • He is holy and He commands His children to be holy.

“44 I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground. 45 I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.” Leviticus 11:44-45

“Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.” Leviticus 19:2

“So that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.” Numbers 15:40

“for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him…” Ephesians 1:4

“But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48

“…Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19

Review

Go over both principles that were covered about the holiness of God.

  • God is separate from all creation.
  • God is completely morally pure.

Review Questions

  • Can anyone compare to God? Is anyone at His level?
  • Does God sin?
  • Does God take pleasure in sin?
  • Does God tolerate sin?
  • If God is holy, what should be our response? Should we be holy like God is holy?

Take some time to memorize the memory verse at the end of the lesson.

The Fall Of Man- Coloring Pages

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The Fall Of Man Coloring PageThe Fall Of Man

(Coloring Pages)

Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.

Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.

All images used with permission of Patmos Editorial Company.

Jonah Sun Catcher

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Things are starting to calm down around here so I decided to upload a quick post.

This is another quick, but cute sun catcher craft. This time for one of my favorite stories; the story of Jonah and the great fish.

Jonah Sun Catcher

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto card stock. (Template)
  2. Glue the template sheet to the back of a sheet of black construction paper.
  3. Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the fish border shape. Keep the eye and body figure.
  4. Place the fish shape onto a self laminating sheet or contact paper, construction paper side down.
  5. Then place the eye and figure inside the body of the fish.
  6. Fill the inside of the fish with tissue paper.
  7. Cover with another sheet of self laminating sheet or contact paper.
  8. Cut out the fish from the laminating sheet or contact paper.
  9. Stick the fish to your window with double sided tape.

Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet

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In this Bible story we see Christ humble Himself and give us a perfect example of how we should humble ourselves and serve others. At the same time the washing of the disciples feet reminds us of our need for our sins to be washed away by Christ.

What better way to make sure your kids remember this story then by having them make their very own soap.

Every time they wash up they will be reminded of Christ’s act of humility and the need to have their sins forgiven.

Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet

 

Snow Soap– (Quickest; Ideal For Young Children)

Materials

  • 1 Ivory Bar, One Bar Will Be Enough For Two To Three Kids
  • Small Plastic Containers

Instructions

  1. Cut a fresh Ivory bar into two to three pieces.
  2. Place the pieces of soap onto a microwavable plate.
  3. Heat the soap for 1 to 1.5 minutes. (The water molecules in the soap will begin to heat up and the soap will begin to inflate.)
  4. Allow the inflated soap to cool.
  5. Divide the inflated soap between the two to three kids.
  6. Have them crumble the inflated soap and place the pieces/powder into a small plastic container.

Your kids can place the container next to their sink at home.

 

Melt And Pour Soap– (Not Too Difficult; Requires One Day To Make)

Materials

  • Melt And Pour Base, Can Be Purchased On Amazon Or Craft Stores
  • Colorants (Colored Mica Powder Or Iron Oxides; Make Sure They Are Skin Safe) Or Look Up Natural Soap Colorants
  • Additives (Oatmeal, Poppy Seeds, Dried Flower Petals, French Clay, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, Body Glitter)
  • Small Plastic Containers Or Silicone Molds (Silicone Works Best)
  • Rubbing Alcohol, In A Small Spray Bottle
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Plastic Bowls

Instructions

  1. Melt the melt and pour base in a microwavable container in 30 second burst until completely melted.
  2. Divide the melt and pour base between your kids into small plastic bowls, just enough to fill in their small plastic containers or silicone molds.
  3. Allow your kids to add a colorant and additives to their melt and pour base. Be careful with the additives and colorants, a little goes a long way. (If the soap starts to thicken before you are finished mixing in the colorants and additives, heat the soap base in the microwave for another 30 seconds.)
  4. Pour each child’s finished melt and pour base into their individual small plastic container or silicone mold.
  5. Spray a couple of squirts of rubbing alcohol on the top of the soap in order to pop all of the bubbles that have formed on the top of the soap.
  6. Allow the soap to harden completely. This can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the brand of melt and pour base that you have purchased.

 

Liquid Hand Soap– (Not Too Difficult; Requires Two Days To Make)

Materials

  •  3 Cups Water, Distilled If Possible
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Fels-Naptha Soap or Any Other Hard Bar Soap, Soap With Added Moisturizes And Cream Like Dove Will Not Work
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Washing Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
  • Colorants (Colored Mica Powder Or Iron Oxides)
  • 20 To 50 Drops Essential Oils (Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender Or Tea Tree All Have Anti Fungal, Anti Bacterial Or Anti Viral Properties)
  • Plastic Bowls
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Travel Size Shampoo Bottles

Instructions

  1. Combine the water, grated soap, and washing soda in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until all of the ingredients have dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the glycerin and essential oils.
  3. Pour the liquid soap into a container or bowl, allow it to sit at room temperature for 6 to 12 hours or overnight. (Up to this point, you can do this at home and then let your kids finish the project in class. This way it will become a one day project.)
  4. After the liquid soap has had time to rest mix up the mixture using a whisk, a blender, an emulsion blender or have some fun and use your hands.
  5. Divide the liquid soap between your kids into small plastic bowls, just enough to fill in their travel size shampoo bottle.
  6. Allow your kids to add a colorant (a pinch should be enough)  and their choice of essential oil.
  7. Pour the finished liquid soap into their travel size shampoo bottles.

You can have your kids design their own labels to stick onto their shampoo bottles.

The Tower Of Babel

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Today’s post comes courtesy of Lindsey Whitney from Growing Kids Ministry. In it she tells us about a few crafts and activities you can do with your kids when studying the story of the Tower of Babel.

Tower of Babel (1)

Lindsey Whitney is a Children’s Ministry director at East Lake Road Alliance Church, home day care provider, and blogger at Growing Kids Ministry. Lindsey lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. She loves reading books, drinking coffee and has recently taken up sewing.

Currently we’re working through the Bible with a fun new curriculum I just discovered over at Kidology called Stickers Through The Bible. This week, we covered the Tower of Babel and the kids had a heap of fun learning about this account from Genesis 11.

To begin, I showed the kids this picture of the Tower of Babel as I taught the lesson.

We talked about how Jesus is the only way to God and how the people building the tower were too focused on being famous. After the lesson time, I sent kids off to the various stations to process the story in a hands-on way. Here’s what our stations were for the day.

Sand Paper Tower

Inspired by this project from Veronica’s Blessing, the kids made their own tower of Babel.

However, instead of using regular brown paper, we used sandpaper in order to make the “building of the tower” a more tactile experience.

Tower of Babel: Class Activities for Kids

For this craft, you’ll need about 1/2 sheet of large sand paper for each child. If you have younger kids, you might want to cut out various lengths ahead of time. For older kids, have them cut their strips as they go. Have kids glue the sandpaper to construction paper.

Tower of Babel: Sandpaper Tower

Building a Tower

Inspired by this picture from Froggy Friends blog, I laid out some cups for the kids to create their own tower of Babel.

Little did I know what a ruckus activity this would turn out to be. The kids loved it! They quickly set up various building corners and began to compete for highest tower.

Tower of Babel (10)

They began with the single stack. But, they soon began getting more creative with their building techniques.

Tower of Babel: Building a Cup Tower

Easy does it!

Tower of Babel

Careful!

Tower of Babel: Building a Cup Tower
We actually had to send a innocent bystander outside the classroom to the kitchen for more cups because those towers keep getting more and more complex.

Coloring Pages

We also had a few different coloring pages for those less active kids.

Tower of Babel

I found a few on BibleWise and Suite101.

In the end, I think it was a great lesson and hopefully one the kids will remember!

For more ideas on the Tower of Babel, check out Lindsey’s Genesis Pinterest Board!

Lindsey Whitney is a Children’s Ministry director at East Lake Road Alliance Church, home day care provider, and blogger at Growing Kids Ministry. Lindsey lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. She loves reading books, drinking coffee and has recently taken up sewing.

Samsons Hair

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This craft is fun to make and silly to wear. Well maybe on adults…

Kids love reading the story of strong Samson and this craft will help them remember your lesson.

Samsons Hair

Instructions

  1. Print the template on card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all three pieces.
  3. On the main piece fold on the solid lines of both side parts making a crease on each side.
  4. Fold on the solid line of both straps, again creation a crease on each strap.
  5. Glue a strap to each side of the main piece.
  6. Glue strips of construction paper or strands of yarn onto the two straps. Make sure they are the same color as the hair on the main piece. If you build up the layers at different angels and lengths the hair will look more realistic.
  7. Wrap the straps around the child’s head, getting the correct fit.
  8. Use a couple of paper clips or a piece of tape to hold the shape. Then add glue to set it in place.
  9. If you need to, in case of big ears like mine :), cut off some of the strips around the ear.

The Writing On The Wall- Coloring Page

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The Writing On The Wall Coloring PageThe Writing On The Wall

(Coloring Page)

Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.

Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.

Snake Door Hanger

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This craft is simple and versatile. It can be used for different Bible stories. It can be used for:

  • The fall of man. (Genesis 3)
  • When Paul was bitten by the viper. (Acts 28:3-5)
  • Moses and the bronze snake. (Numbers 21:8-9)
  • Aaron’s rod becomes a snake. (Exodus 7:8-13)
  • God providing through prayer. (Luke 11:1-13)
  • John The Baptist calling the Pharisees brood of vipers. (Matthew 3:7)
  • Jesus calling the Pharisees snakes and vipers. (Matthew 23:33)

Snake Door Hanger

Instructions

  1. Print the template on card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Glue on the half circles, if using.
  4. Turn the piece around and cut of any excess half circle.

If you use this craft for the story of the bronze snake, tape the finished craft on a wooden broom handle.

The Writing On The Wall

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“4 They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. 5 Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing. 6 Then the king’s face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.” Daniel 5:4-6

King Belshazzar’s actions were sinful before the eyes of God. He allowed himself to be guided by his pride, but even the most powerful and richest king is nothing compared to God. King Belshazzar learned that God has power over all things, and that whatever power King Belshazzar had, it wasn’t his own doing. God gave it to him.

“It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.” Daniel 2:21

God’s message to Belshazzar came true that night. God punished the king for his sin and his kingdom was taken from him that very night.

The Writing On The Wall

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color everything on the page, except the walls, with markers.
  3. Color in the walls with color pencils.
  4. Finally, with glow in the dark paint and a small brush, write the message God delivered to King Belshazzar: “MENĒ, MENĒ, TEKĒL, UPHARSIN