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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)

Adam and Eve

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

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

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)

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

Bartimaeus

Son of Timaeus. A blind beggar living in Jericho, whom Jesus healed.

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)

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)

Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel were Adam and Eve's first sons. Cain murdered his younger brother Abel

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)

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)

Commandments

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

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

Courage

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

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

David

The son of Jesse, second king of Israel

Dependability

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

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)

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)

Esther

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

Eternal Life

Everlasting life in the presence of God

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)

Family

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

Favoritism

An unfair tendency to treat one person, group, or thing better than another.

Fear

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

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)

Gratitude

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

Growth

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

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)

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 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)

Individuality

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

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.

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Mercy

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

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)

Nicodemus

The Pharisee who asked Jesus about being born again and later became a follower of Jesus. The man who help prepare Jesus' body for burial.

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

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

Peter

A fisherman who became one of the twelve apostles, who walked on water, and preached to both Jews and Gentiles

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)

Protection

God will protect us from evil

Provision

God will provide everything we need

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

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

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.

Samuel

Dedicated to the Lord by his mother Hannah, he became priest and judge of Israel. He also annointed Sual and David, the first two kings.

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)

Strength

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

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

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

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.

Walking with God

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

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)

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)

Zacchaeus

A Jewish tax collector who was short in stature.