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Knowing Jesus in a New Way 6: Known in Waiting

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 6: Known in Waiting, our lesson for May 28. This week we get to share with the children the story of Jesus’ ascension as told in Luke 24:50-53 and chapter 1 of Acts. What a wonderful opportunity to again talk about the disciples’ experience with having  Jesus [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 5: Known in Making Him Known

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 5: Known in Making Him Known, our lesson for May 21.  What an important lesson this is, the scripture from Matthew 28:16-20 in which Jesus tells his disciples to go everywhere and tell His story, teach people to be disciples, and baptize them. As the story script [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way: Known in the Morning

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 4: Known in the Morning, our lesson for May 14. This week we enjoy yet another goose-bump raising story, that of Jesus’ appearance to seven disciples at the sea of Galilee, as told in John 21:1-24. There are several different things you may choose to emphasize to [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 3: Known in Doubt

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 3: Known in Doubt, our lesson for May 7. Are you as captured as I am by Thomas’s expression on the story tile for this week? He looks so worn and ashamed of his doubt, wanting to believe, yet in such need of seeing the wounds for [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

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