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The Parable of the Leaven

Welcome to our lesson for July 23, the Parable of the Leaven, found in Matthew 13:33 and Luke 13:20-21.  It will be interesting to see what the children make of this parable. As Godly Play often encourages us, it’s good to remember that the children may find meanings that we haven’t even thought of- meanings [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

The Parable of the Sower

Welcome to our lesson for July 16, the Parable of the Sower, from Matthew 13. Jesus told this parable to answer the question, “What is the kingdom of heaven (God’s kingdom) like?” The wondering questions this week are really important, because they can help the children understand the meaning of the parable. I hope you’ll [...]

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

The Parable of the Great Pearl

Welcome to our lesson for July 9, the Parable of the Great Pearl. In a world like ours which places such importance on having things, this story gives us a chance to explore the greatest treasure one can possess: God’s kingdom and a relationship with God. What does it mean to sell all that we have [...]

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

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Welcome to our lesson for July 2, the Parable of the Good Samaritan. What a wonderful story about what it means to be a neighbor and our responsibilities as followers of The Way to help those around us. If you’re at FBC Greenville, you might want to include time in your morning to go visit [...]

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

The Parable of the Good Shepherd

Welcome to our lesson for June 25, the Parable of The Good Shepherd. What a beautiful story that so perfectly depicts Jesus–the one who would (and did) lay down his life for his sheep! The parable is full of so much meaning, so many layers that the children can explore. I’m sure they’ll be ready [...]

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

The Story of Paul’s Discovery

Welcome to our lesson for June 18, the story of Paul’s Discovery.  Before we dive into a series of Jesus’ parables this summer, we have one more Sunday to continue our previous timeline: Jesus has been crucified, then resurrected. Jesus spent 40 days appearing to his disciples and letting them begin to know him in [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Trinity Sunday

Welcome to our lesson for Trinity Sunday, June 11.  Today we celebrate the trinity, which is perfect timing, considering we just welcomed the arrival of the Holy Spirit last Sunday. For this Sunday, we’ll use Lesson 6: Holy Baptism from the Winter (purple) book, p. 70-76. The lesson is on baptism but it’s perfect for [...]

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

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 7: Known by the Holy Spirit

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 7: Known by the Holy Spirit, our lesson for June 4. (Actually, First Baptist Greenville children will be in our VBS Blast starting during Sunday school time, but this is the lesson originally on our schedule.)  This week we get to share with the children the story [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

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