Today's lesson will help children understand what it means to praise
and worship God through prayer.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (10 minutes)
| As children arrive they will create their own palm branches
by using the following directions. Have the kids trace their hands
three times on green construction paper. Using child safe scissors
have the children cut out the three hands that they traced. The teacher
will then staple the three sets of hands together to form what looks
like a simple palm branch. The kids will then write their names on
the back side of the finished craft.
|WORSHIP TIME (5 minutes)
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|BIBLE VERSE (7 minutes)
|"I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands." Psalm 63:4
We can praise God for the goodness He shows us all the days of our
lives. We can praise God in may ways; share with the children some
of your favorite ways to worship.
|BIBLE STORY (15 minutes)
| Through today's Bible story we will see that many people
came to praise and worship Jesus. Even today we can adore Jesus and
let Him know how special He is to us.
Read Mark 11:1-10
1. What kind of animal did Jesus tell two of His disciples they would
find in the village? (Donkey colt.)
2. What did the disciples of Jesus do with the colt? (Put their cloaks
on it and brought it to Jesus.)
3. Had anyone ever ridden the colt before? (No.)
4. As Jesus rode the colt into Jerusalem what did people put on the
road in front of Him? (Their cloaks and, branches they had cut
in the fields.)
5. What did the people shout as they followed Jesus? (Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, Blessed is the coming
Kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the Highest!)
6 . Were the people happy to see Jesus? How can you tell? (Yes.
They shouted praises to Him, and they put their cloaks in the road as
a sign of worship.)
|FUN TIME (10 minutes)
|Worship God (Activity) Click here
|ALTERNATE FUN TIME (10 minutes)
|How We Worship God (Song) Click here As the kids sing they can wave the palm branches they created
at the beginning of class.
|PRAYER/SNACK (10 minutes) Further
| All good things come from God. Explain to the children why it is
important to thank God for all the loving kindness He shows us. Have
a simple snack.
| As the children wait to be picked up explain that when Jesus was alive,
people worshiped Him by shouting praises and putting their cloaks
down in front of Him as He rode into town. Ask the kids for ideas on how
we can worship Jesus. Have the children share their ideas on
why we should worship Jesus.
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