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Abilities

Skills or Talents given by God (See also Spiritual Gifts and Talents)

Abraham

The Father of Nations as promised by God, once known as Abram

Acceptance

Accepting others for who they are; not being judgemental (See also judging)

Accountability

Being accountable for one's own actions or thoughts, being responsible and dependable

Adam and Eve

The first man and woman created by God (See also Creation)

Affliction

Illness or hardship that causes prolonged discomfort (See also burdens, difficulties, trials)

Alert

Listening and watching carefully, staying awake. (See also Paying Attention, Readiness)

Angels

Heavenly beings created to serve God

Anger

Strong disapproval or hate that can lead to sin when misdirected (See also hardened heart, wrath)

Animals

Animals - part of God's creation

Anxiety

Fear or uneasiness that comes from worry or stress (See also worry)

Apostles

The Twelve Apostles; men Jesus chose to work with him during his eartly ministry; special disciples of Jesus

Armor of God

God's protection described as pieces of armor (See also protection)

Attitude

How one behaves or acts during different situations (See also behavior, grumbling, respect)

Availability

Being ready and available to be used by God (See also serving)

Balaam

Balaam was a worldly prophet, who is well known because of a talking donkey.

Baptism

A sign that our sins are washed away, and we belong to Jesus

Beatitudes

Attitudes to live by as taught by Jesus; eight virtues that are to be emulated by believers

Behavior

The way one can be seen reacting to different situations

Believing

To accept as truth, to trust or have faith; belief in God; a step towards Salvation.

Bible

The Book; the inspired Word of God (see also Word of God)

Birth of Jesus

The birth and early childhood of Jesus (See also Christmas)

Birthdays

Great ideas to use during for celebrating Birthdays in your Sunday school class

Blessings

Everything received from God that brings joy and happiness (see also rewards)

Body of Christ

The bride of Christ; the church (See also unity)

Boldness

Overcoming fear through faith and coUrage (See also fear, courage)

Born Again

New life as a Christian; rebirth (See also Christianity and salvation)

Burdens

A heavy physical or emotional load to carry; yoke (See also affliction, hardship, difficulties, trials)

Caring

Genuine concern or interest in others, meeting someone's needs (See also kindness)

Celebration

A joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event (see also Holidays)

Character

How one reacts when under pressure or when no one is looking (See also reputation)

Character of God

The characteristics and qualities of God (See also knowing God)

Child of God

Belonging to God, uniquely and wonderfully created by God, special (See also self-worth)

Choices

Making right decisions, especially those which will honor God (See also wisdom)

Christian Living

Being a Christian, living a Christian life; born again (See also salvation)

Christmas

The Christian celebration of the birth of Christ, our Savior. (See also birth of Jesus)

Church

The bride and body of Christ; the Family of God (See also unity)

Comfort

Helping to ease pain or give encouragement during difficult times (See also encouragement, helping)

Commandments

An order given by God; God's Law; The Ten Commandments

Communion

The Lord's Supper (See also fellowship)

Compassion

Sympathy for one another (See also mercy, kindness)

Confession

To say what you believe; to tell your sins to someone; a step towards salvation

Contentment

Accepting and being satisfied with what you have

Cooperation

Working together, as for common good (See also teamwork, unity)

Courage

Being able to face danger even when afraid (See also fear, boldness)

Covenant

An agreement between two people or groups, a promise (See also commitment, promises)

Coveting

To want for yourself something that belongs to another person (See also jealousy)

Creation

The Bible teaches that God is the creator of all things

Cross

The method used for Christ's death (crucifixion) An affliction or suffering to bear

Crucifixion

Death on a cross (see also cross)

Daniel

A gifted and courageous prophet of God, taken captive to Babylon, also known as Belteshazzar

Darkness

Evil, or the sinful dealings of the world (See also worldliness)

David

The son of Jesse, second king of Israel

Deception

To lead astray from the truth (See also false teaching, truthfulness)

Dependability

Being trustworthy so others can count on you to do something (See also responsibility)

Devil

Fallen angel, evil, Satan, angel of light who opposes God (see also evil)

Difficulties

Situations & conditions that are hard to deal with or require much effort to overcome (See also hardship, burdens, trials)

Discernment

Wisdom to know the difference between right and wrong (See also wisdom, choices)

Disciples

A Follower or student of Jesus, discipleship (See also following Jesus, apostles)

Discipline

Training to help one be obedient, develop good behavior, and have self-control

Disobedience

Not obeying God's commands or doing what is right (See also obedience, sin)

Doubt

A difficulty in believing that may result in uncertainty and fear (See also believing, faith, hope)

Easter

The Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Great ideas to use in your Sunday school class for Easter

Elijah

A prophet of God who stood against King Ahab, Queen Jezebel, and their false prophets.

Emotions

Personal feelings that are either pleasant or unpleasant (See also feelings)

Encouragement

Helping others face difficult challenges or hardships, exhortation. (See also comfort)

Endurance

Being able to continue with a difficult challenge (See also perseverance, stand firm)

Envy

Wanting to have the same things as someone else (See also coveting, jealousy)

Esther

A Jewish orphan who became Queen of Persia and saved her people.

Eternal Life

Everlasting life in the presence of God

Evangelism

Reaching the world for Jesus; preaching (See also witnessing, missions)

Everlasting

That which is eternal, forever, everlasting truth, everlasting life. (See also eternal life)

Evil

Wickedness; doing things against God's will; darkness of the world (See devil)

Excuses

Lame reasons for not carrying out responsibilities or for being disobedient

Fairness

Not showing undeserved favor or criticism

Faith

Belief and trust in God; knowing God is real even though we cannot see Him; hope in eternal salvation, faithfulness (See also believing, hope, doubt)

False Teaching

False witness, using God's Word to lead astray from the truth (See also deception, truthfulness)

Family

Family of believers; family of God; church family; earthly family (See also Body of Christ, Church)

Fear

Anticipation or awareness of danger, to be afraid (See also courage)

Fearing God

To respect God highly; to feel reverence and awe for Him; To obey His Will out of love (See also honor God)

Feelings

Emotions that are either pleasant or unpleasant (See also emotions)

Fellowship

Sharing time, feelings or resources with other believers (See also communion)

Following God

Living according to the Will of God by following and obeying His commands; walking with God

Following Jesus

Being a disciple of Christ (See also Apostles, Disciple, Knowing Jesus)

Foolishness

Acting without thought, giving in readily to worldly temptations

Forgiveness

Excusing someone of an offense, God's forgiveness of our sins

Friendship

A relationship with a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

Fruitfulness

Being used by God for the benefit of others; bearing good fruits (See also serving)

Gideon

A Judge who freed Isreal from the Midianites, asked God for a sign using a fleece.

Giving

As an offering or sacrifice; spiritual gift of giving (See also tithing, sharing)

God's Love

God's love is unconditional, patient, kind, and forgiving

Godliness

Living according to God's Will (See also holiness, righteousness, morals)

Gospel

The good news and story about Jesus Christ (See also witnessing)

Grace

Receiving from God something good we do not deserve (See also mercy)

Gratitude

Showing appreciation for something you have received (See also thankfulness)

Greed

Selfish desire for material things or power (See also selfishness)

Growth

Life changes to become mature in Christ and with spiritual knowledge. (See spiritual growth)

Grumbling

Complaining or showing a poor attitude (See also behavior, attitude)

Guidance

Directions given from someone who knows what is right (See also leadership)

Habits

Developing good habits that honor God

Hannah

Wife of Elkanah who prayed to God for a son and became the mother of Samuel the Prophet.

Happiness

Feelings of pleasure or contentment when things are going well (See also contentment, joy)

Hardened Heart

Stubbornness leading to disobedience or acting contrary to God's Will (See also anger)

Hardship

Burdens or difficulties that need faith in Jesus to overcome (See also difficulties, burdens, trials)

Healing

Making well someone who is ill, through prayer and the power of God

Heaven

Eternal place where God lives and where His people will go when they die (See also Kingdom of God)

Helping

God's help, helping others (See also serving)

Holiness

Perfect purity in thoughts, deeds and behavior (See also purity, godliness)

Holy Spirit

Third person of the trinity who lives and works in our hearts and minds (See also counselor)

Honesty

Being truthful to the point others can trust and respect you; having integrity (See also truthfulness)

Honor

Showing respect and proper attitude for someone in an important position, such as parents (See also respect)

Honor God

Pleasing God by putting Him first and showing Him the respect He deserves for He is Holy (See also fearing God, respect)

Hope

Having confidence that you will receive the blessings God has promised (See also doubt, faith)

Humility

Being humble in spirit, not proud, not pretending to be important (See also pride)

Idols

Anything that takes the place of God in one's life. Worshiping these is idolatry; materialism

Individuality

God made each of us unique and with a special purpose. (See also peer pressure, worthiness)

Influence

Being positively or negatively affected, shaped or tempted by something or someone (See also peer pressure)

Iniquity

Anything that breaks God's laws or commands (See also sin)

Integrity

Having a reputation for doing what is right (See also character, honesty)

Isaac

Promised son of Abraham, and father to Jacob and Esau.

Jacob

Son of Isaac and brother of Esau; father of twelve sons, among them Joseph; later known as Israel.

James

Son of Zebedee; an apostle of Jesus. Also, the brother of Jesus; writer of the book of James in the New Testament

Jealousy

Unhappiness because of what someone else has. Wanting what isn't yours (See also envy)

Jesus

The Son of God, the Christ, our Lord and Savior

Job

Job feared God and shunned evil. Satan requested to test Job's faith by afflicting him with many sorrows.

John the Baptist

A messenger who prepared the way for the Messiah.

Jonah

Prophet of Israel who at first resisted God's command to preach to Nineveh.

Joseph

One of the twelve sons of Jacob, sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Also, Joseph, husband of Mary.

Joshua

Leader of the Israelites during their settlement of the promised land

Joy

Contentment from God even when faced with hardships difficulties (See also happiness)

Judging

Being judgmental by putting down the faults of someone else (See also acceptance)

Judgment of God

God's punishment or wrath for doing wrong; God's justice (See also wrath)

Justice

Fairness, receiving what is deserved (See also fairness, mercy, God's Judgment)

Kindness

Treating others with love and compassion (See also caring, compassion, mercy)

Kingdom of God

God's present reign and when Jesus will rule as King over all humanity (See also Heaven)

Knowing God

The desire to gain a full awareness and understanding of God (See also Character of God)

Knowing Jesus

Learning more about Jesus (See also Disciples, Following Jesus)

Knowledge

Things learned from study or experience (See also wisdom)

Lamb

Young sheep, "Lamb of God" A name for Jesus because He was a sacrifice for our sins

Lazarus

The brother of Mary and Martha, loved by Jesus. A poor beggar mentioned in a parable (See also Mary and Martha)

Laziness

Not wanting to work or slow to complete a task (See also zealousness)

Leadership

Someone who is able to give guidance and direction to others (See also guidance)

Light

Christians are to be the light of the world

Listening

Paying attention to what is being said, hearing and obeying God's voice (see also paying attention)

Lord's Supper

Jesus and His disciples eating in the upper room; The Last Supper (See also communion)

Lost

Being apart from Christ (See also salvation)

Love

Not a mere, mushy feeling. Godly love is unconditional, patient, kind, and forgiving

Lying

The opposite of telling the truth (See also honesty, truthfulness)

Majesty

Impressiveness in scale or proportion, something which only God could do.

Mary

The wife of Joseph and mother of Jesus, Virgin Mary; also Mary Magdalene (See also Mary and Martha)

Mary and Martha

Sisters of Lazarus and good friends of Jesus.

Materialism

Earthly treasures or possessions that keep us wanting more causing discontent (See also idols)

Mercy

Not receiving from God something unpleasant that we deserve (See also grace, works)

Micah

A Minor Prophet who fearlessly prophesied around 750 BC about the coming wrath to God's rebellious people and to the coming hope.

Miracles

Mighty works of God to reveal His power and majesty. Special signs performed by Jesus through God's power.

Missions

The work of sharing the Word of God to all parts of the world; missionary

Morality

Thinking or acting is a way that would please God; Having right values or good morals (See also virtues)

Moses

Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt

Mother's Day/Father's Day

Great ideas to use for Mother's Day or Father's Day with your Sunday school class

Neighborliness

Being a good neighbor and friend, kind to one another; "Good Samaritan" (See also friendship)

Noah

Man of God who built an ark to save his family and animals from a great flood

Obedience

Obeying; doing what is asked or commanded

Offering

A gift or sacrifice; spiritual gift of giving (See also giving, sharing, sacrifice, tithing)

Outreach

Reaching others in the world for Jesus, witnessing (See also missions)

Palm Sunday

Sunday before Easter when palm branches were laid before Jesus on the road to Jerusalem

Parables

Stories told by Jesus relating everyday life to Spiritual truths

Passover

Jewish feast to celebrate their exodus from Egypt

Patience

Being able to wait for something or persevere to complete a task

Paul

The Apostle Paul, also known by his Hebrew name of Saul; The last Apostle

Paying Attention

Listening or focusing on what is important

Peace

Freedom from discomfort, feeling of calmness (See also contentment)

Peer Pressure

Temptation to do what others your age or status are doing

Persecution

Treating someone cruelly or unjustly because they are different or because your beliefs are not the same

Perseverance

Refusing to give up, even during time of difficulty

Plagues

Large-scale disease, calamity, or destruction especially sent by God

Pleasing God

Doing things according to God's Will (See also honoring God)

Power of God

God's power, as shown throughout creation and in each of our lives; power from God (See also strength)

Praise

To glorify, to say good things about someone or something (See also worship)

Prayer

Talking with God - Intercession: prayer to God on behalf of another person (See also quiet time)

Preparedness

Being ready or prepared as for Christ's return (See also readiness)

Pride

Thinking more highly of yourself than of others; arrogance (See also humility, meekness)

Priorities

Doing things in the proper order, putting God first

Promises

Doing what you say you will do, an agreement or covenant (See also covenant)

Prophecy

Giving the message of God to the people, a revelation

Protection

God will protect us from evil

Provision

God will provide everything we need

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd, a psalm of King David (See also shepherd)

Puppets

Puppets, skits and more

Purity

Acting in a holy manner in thoughts, speech, deeds and behavior (See also holiness)

Quiet Time

Time alone with God for prayer and meditation (See also prayer)

Rahab

Woman who helped the spies escape from Jericho and who was spared because of her faith; mother of Boaz.

Rainbow

The beautiful, colorful sign given by God to show the promise between Him and the earth.

Readiness

Being ready, prepared as for Christ's return

Redemption

To be set free by paying a price as Christ did when He died for us, also kinsman-redeemer

Relationships

Our relationship with friends, family, and God (See also Family and Friendship)

Repentance

Turning from sin

Reputation

How others think of me based on what they have seen or heard (See also character)

Respect

An attitude of admiration or esteem towards another; honoring parents (See also honor)

Responsibility

Being a trustworthy and responsible child of God (See also dependability)

Resurrection

Coming back to life after being dead, as Jesus did after dying on the cross

Return of Jesus

When Christ will come again to take the church to heaven

Rewards

Blessings received from God (See also blessings)

Righteousness

Always thinking and acting in a way pleasing to God (See also Godliness)

Ruth

A Moabite woman of faith who became a member of Jesus' family line through Boaz.

Sacrifice

An offering that is given in worship to God (See also offering, giving)

Salvation

God's free gift of eternal life (See also Eternal Life)

Samson

A Nazarene whom the Lord gave great strength to lead the Israelites.

Saul

First King of Israel succeeded by David.

Self-control

Being able to control your actions at all times. (See also temptation)

Self-worth

Self-esteem, self-assurance, having a sense of value or worth (See also child of God, worthiness)

Selfishness

Being greedy, unwillingness to share material things or power (See also greed, sharing)

Serving

Helping others for the sake of Jesus; Serving others; Servant hood (See also Helping)

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Hebrew youth whom King Neuchadnezzar carried captive to Babylon.

Sharing

Letting others have some of what you have (See also witnessing, giving)

Shepherd

The Good Shepherd knows his sheep, and they know him. Jesus is our Good Shepherd

Sin

Any transgression of God's Will or violation of His laws in thought, action, or neglect (See also iniquity)

Solomon

King David's son, who was know for his wisdom.

Special

Special to God, a Child of God (See also Self-Worth)

Spiritual Gifts

Special abilities given by the Holy Spirit for the common good of the Church

Spiritual Growth

Growing and maturing as a Christian through the direction of the Holy Spirit

Stand Firm

Not giving in to adversity (See also courage, endurance, peer pressure)

Stewardship

Proper management of gifts, talents or resources given to you

Strength

Strength to do God's Will, to overcome weakness, a special ability given by God; not being weak (See also Power)

Submission

Being submissive, Surrendering power and control to someone else, submitting to God and doing what He asks (See also obedience)

Talents

Skills or abilities given by God that can be developed (See also Spiritual Gifts)

Teamwork

Working together with others to accomplish a greater good, partnership (See also cooperation, unity)

Temptation

Feeling a strong urge to do something wrong or to sin (See also Self-control)

Thankfulness

Showing appreciation to God for what He has given (See also gratitude)

Thanksgiving

Great lessons and ideas to use during the Thanksgiving holidays in your Sunday school class

Tithing

Giving one tenth back to God from what He has provided (See also giving, offering)

Tower of Babel

A tower built by descendants of Noah intended to reach up to heaven and where God confused their language.

Treasures

Treasures in Heaven compared to treasures on earth

Trials

Tests to determine a person's abilities (See also hardships and difficulties)

Trinity

The Three Persons of God, The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

Trust

Trust in God, trusting in Jesus; having faith and believing in God; trustworthiness

Truth

The quality of being truthful, the truth of God's Word

Uniqueness

We can be happy with our individualities, because we are all made in God's image

Unity

Living together in harmony (See also Family and Body of Christ)

Valentine's Day

Fun Valentine's Day ideas for School and Sunday School children.

Values

Christian moral and values, family values (See also morals)

Walking with God

Conducting one's life according to the Will of God, being righteous

Weakness

Lacking the strength to overcome the devil to do what is right in God's eyes (See also strength)

Will of God

What God desires, His purpose

Wisdom

The ability to apply spiritual knowledge and experience in different situations (See also discernment, knowledge)

Witnessing

Reaching others for Christ; outreach (See also Evangelism, Missions)

Wonder

The feeling aroused by something strange and surprising (See also majesty)

Word of God

God's spoken and written Word, the Bible; Holy Scripture (See also Bible)

Works

Acts of service, not as a means to earn salvation (See also mercy, grace)

Worldliness

Passion for obtaining temporary ungodly pleasures (See also darkness)

Worry

Strong feelings of anxiety causing unhappiness or preoccupation with fear; stress (See anxiety)

Worship

To give praise, honor, and respect to God (See also praise)

Worthiness

Having worth and value as a result of God's mercy and grace (See also self-worth)

Wrath

God's just punishment for evil and unrigheousness (See also Judgment)

Zealousness

Having active interest or an overflowing enthusiasm, as for serving and learning about God (see also laziness)