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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)

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1


Activities

Do Not Open!

Temptations are hard to resist. Are the kids up to the test, or will they give in like Adam and Eve?

Do You Believe?

This activity demonstrates children's ability to believe in things they have not seen, to show how they can believe in an unseen God.

Following On Faith

This Bible research activity teaches us how we can faithfully follow God even through difficult times.

Patience, Please

Children practice patience techniques and are rewarded for their skills.

What Do You Trust?

We place our trust in many different things, but do we place our trust where it matters most?

Who Hid the Spies?

Children search for letters to decipher the answer to the question, "Who hid the spies?"

Crafts

The Lord is My Rock

When finished, this craft will be a reminder that the Lord is our fortress, our deliverer, our shield, and the strength of our salvation.

Where Did Rahab Hide the Spies?

When finished, this craft becomes a game students can play with friends.

Games

Falling Wall of Jericho

A team-based review game for the lesson series on Joshua

Relay Race of Faith

A game that shows the importance of sharing your faith.

Lessons

A Reputation of Faith

Children learn that faith is the key to finding courage

Abram and Lot Separate

In this lesson, children will see that God blesses the righteous, and they will learn that our actions speak louder than words. As Christians we are to be gracious to others, not self-serving or greedy.

Am I a Sinner?

After completing this lesson, the children will understand that even they have committed sin at one point in their lives. They will also see sin for what it really is, a serious problem in everyone's life.

An Enduring Faith

Through this lesson, the children will understand the magnitude of the task given to Noah, and how sometimes we must have patience and perseverance to receive God’s blessings.

An Obedient Faith

Children discover how salvation comes by being obedient to God’s calling.

Defeating the Enemy (Gideon)

In this lesson, the children will learn how God enabled an unlikely warrior named Gideon to defeat a large army with only 300 men. Although outnumbered, Gideon knew that with God, all things are possible.

Following On Faith

With this introduction to the wonderful story of Ruth, children will learn that even during times of uncertainty, they can always follow the path of truth when they put their faith and trust in the Lord.

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

This lesson series teaches children the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit and how to apply them to their lives.

God Answers Prayers

Children learn that God typically answers the prayers of our hearts in one of three ways: yes, no, or wait.

Heaven is a Free Gift

After completing this first lesson, the children will understand that it is impossible for someone to get to Heaven on his or her own efforts. The next two lessons address the issues that all persons are sinners and this sin causes separation from God. The last two lessons explain how God sent His only Son to pay the price for our sins and how it is by placing our trust in Jesus alone that we can be saved.

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

Through this lesson, children learn that Jesus is more concerned with our spiritual condition than He is with our physical well being.

Jesus is the Answer

In this lesson, the children will discover that Jesus is God's answer to our sin. They will learn that Jesus died on the cross for us, and purchased our place in Heaven. Jesus got what he did not deserve, to keep us from getting what we do deserve, that is eternal death and separation from God.

Jesus Walks on Water

Through this lesson, children will learn that there will be times in life when our faith is tested. Life will not always be easy, and we will need to let our faith in God help keep us afloat during the difficult times in our lives.

Joshua Leads Israel

In this lesson, children learn that God's followers have nothing to fear as God is with those who obey Him. This fact is illustrated as children are introduced to Joshua, the man God appointed as leader of the Israelites after the death of Moses.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Children will discover the importance of keeping their eyes on Jesus and their faith in Him to avoid falling into trouble.

Rahab Helps the Spies

In this lesson, children will learn about a woman named Rahab. The students will see how Rahab's decision to help God's people saved her life and the life of her family.

Shipwrecked

In this lesson, the children learn that we can place our complete trust in our Lord, Jesus, because He cares for us.

The Birth of Isaac

In this lesson, children see that the Lord keeps His promises to the faithful and that nothing is too hard for Him to accomplish. As we wait on His promises, we must remember that God works according to His timetable not ours.

The First King of Israel

This lesson illustrates the importance of living a life of faith in God and His provision, rather than relying on just our own strength and understanding.

The Testing of Job

This lesson teaches children that just as we joyfully praise God when things are going well, we, like Job, should patiently trust God to deliver us through our seasons of suffering.

Trusting in Christ Alone

In this lesson, the children will discover that faith is the key to receiving the gift of Salvation. Out of faith we are able to trust in Christ alone, confess His Holy name before others, be repentant of our sins, and finally in obedience to His Word, be baptized.

We Can Believe In Jesus

After completing this lesson, the children will understand that truly believing in Jesus means to believe He is who He claims to be, and that He is the Lord of all.

Object Talks

Bear Good Fruit

The children will identify godly people from ungodly people by the type of fruit each group bears.

Can't Be Earned

Salvation is a free gift and can’t be earned. No matter how hard we try, our own efforts are useless.

Hope in a Box

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

In God We Trust

A nation or a people that trusts in God is wise indeed.

No Shadow of a Doubt

Doubts are like shadows, when brought into the light of evidence they disappear.

Perfect Mix

Are you made with the right stuff? With Jesus, we are the perfect mix.

Safety Line

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

Soar for God

When we have faith and follow the Holy Spirit, we will soar as high as a kite for God.

True Belief

We can believe with certainty Jesus is the Son of God, similar to the way we believe airplanes can fly.

Unseen Faith

This object talk demonstrates how faith in our Lord can help us from being crushed by fear.

Puzzles

Abram and Lot Part Company

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of when Abram & Lot had to part company due to the size of their flocks.

Amazing Patience

(Maze) Job patiently endured many twists and turns in his life, struggling through what appeared to be dead-ends. Likewise, our lives can seem like a confusing maze of events, but thankfully, we know God has the answer key.

Hannah Dedicates Samuel to the Lord

(Cross-out) Children cross out words that are the names of planets, colors of the rainbow, and names of animals to reveal why Hannah dedicated her son Samuel to the Lord.

Job's Afflictions

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of Job, when Satan afflicted Job with many sorrows in an attempt to get him to curse God.

Rahab Hides the Spies

(Word Search) By hiding the spies Rahab took action and displayed outward evidence of where her loyalties lay. (Joshua 2:1-24)

Shipwreck Island

(Maze) Kids help Paul find his way to the Island of Malta by stepping on the debris from the ship.

The Power of Prayer

(Cryptogram) Children decode the verse to find out what happens when they pray.

The Prophet Daniel

(Word Winder) What did it take for Daniel to survive when he was in Babylon? This word winder provides the answer.

Trust in the Lord

(Cross-out) After crossing out certain words, the remaining message will help kids know how to trust in the Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6

Unlikely Bible Heroes

(Word Scramble) God often uses ordinary people to accomplish great things for His purpose. In this puzzle, children unscramble the names of some unlikely Bible heroes.

Skits

Moses In the Nile

This skit shows Moses' humble beginnings and how God protected him from harm. (Skit for five)

The Hamster's Great Escape

The exodus from Egypt, as told by one family's pets (Skit for two)

You Can Be a Doer!

Amy learns that she cannot simply listen to the Word of God, she must also do what it says. (A skit for two)

Songs

Abraham Packed Up All His Things

(Audio Available) An entertaining song about Abraham and the promise he received from God. Sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells."

Christians Who Don't Do Anything

A song about some Christians who just don't get it! They believe in God, but have no actions to show it! This is their song! Sung to the Veggie Tales tune of "Pirates Who Don't Do Anything"

Christians Who Will Do Anything

A song about Christians who DO get it! We believe in showing our love for God with actions, not just words! This is our song! Sung to the Veggie Tales tune of "Pirates Who Don't Do Anything."

David and Goliath

(Audio Available) A song about the power of God found in David as he faced the fearless giant named Goliath. Sung to the tune “The Ants Go Marching.”

Lighten My Load

(Audio Available) A song about giving our sorrows, fears, and worries to the Lord. Sung to “Jesus Loves Me.”

Man Named Noah

A fun song about Noah during the time of the great flood. Sung to the tune of "The Beverly Hillbillies' Theme Song."

Stories

The Little Apple

(Storybook Available) We may have some plans for our lives, but God always has something better planned for us. We need to have faith, be patient, and seek the Will of God