/Godly Play

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2: Known in the Breaking of the Bread

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2: Known in the Breaking of the Bread, our lesson for April 30. What a remarkable story from Luke 24:13-35! Two followers of Jesus (Cleopas and another unnamed) are walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, talking about what had just happened to Jesus. They meet a stranger on [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence, our lesson for April 23. This week’s story always gives me goosebumps-especially the moment when Jesus calls Mary’s name and she recognizes him. It’s hard to think of a story that would be more full of suspense and fear and joy, and the [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 7: Easter is Here!

Welcome to Faces of Easter VII: Celebrating the Risen Christ, our lesson for Easter Sunday, April 16. What a beautiful and important lesson we have this Sunday: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. I love how Godly Play presents this lesson, reminding children that the crucifixion side of the story cannot be pulled apart from the [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 6: Remembering Jesus At the Last Supper

Welcome to Faces of Easter 6: Remembering Jesus At the Last Supper, our lesson for April 9. You can also choose to do the same basic lesson but told in a different way,The Synagogue and the Upper Room (Lesson 11 in the yellow book.) Or you can combine the two lessons as you like. I [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 5: Remembering Jesus Healing and Sharing Parables

Welcome to Faces of Easter V: Remembering Jesus Healing and Sharing Parables, our lesson for March 13.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember the work Jesus did as he traveled around, healing people and sharing parables. It’s a great chance to make clear to our children that being with people of [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience

Welcome to Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, described in Matthew 4: 1-11. It’s good to remember that this event happened right after Jesus’ baptism, before he could begin his work. Or maybe being tempted–and letting us see [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 3: Remembering Christ’s Baptism and Blessing

Welcome to Faces of Easter III: Remembering Christ’s Baptism and Blessing, our lesson for March 19.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember and celebrate Christ’s baptism and blessing from God. How good it is to remember that Jesus chose to be baptized before he started his work, to mark the beginning [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter II: Boy Jesus is Found in the Temple

Welcome to Faces of Easter II: Jesus Is Lost and Found, our lesson for March 12. (First Baptist Greenville folks will combine this story with last week's story, since our church was on retreat last week.)  This week we remember and celebrate the phase of Jesus’ life when he was a boy by telling the [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 1: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus

Welcome to Faces of Easter I: Remembering the Birth and Presentation of Christ in the Temple, the first Sunday lesson for the Lenten season. First Baptist Greenville will be on retreat this Sunday, so we will miss Sunday school. But if you're at a different church, enjoy this first lesson of the season. If the [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

The Parable of the Loving Father

Welcome to The Parable of the Loving Father, the story Jesus tells in Luke 15: 11-32. At FBC Greenville, we’ll share this lesson this Sunday, February 26. I’ve always called this parable the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but I like that many others call it by this name, changing the focus from the sins [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments