Friday, June 20, 2014

Great Commission Sunday School Lesson - Jesus Gives His Disciples Their Mission and Promises to Always be With Them

Use this Great Commission Sunday School lesson to teach children about what our mission is.


Needed: Bibles, balloons

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 28:16-18, or read it yourself.)

Jesus said that all power in Heaven and Earth had been given to Him. Who gave Him that power? (God.)

God gave Jesus that power because Jesus did everything God wanted Him to do. Jesus never, ever, in His whole life did anything wrong, and then Jesus died for our sins to save us. So God gave Him all the power. Jesus is second-in-command to God.

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 28:16-20, or read it yourself.)

What did Jesus tell the disciples to do? (He told them to go make new disciples for Jesus and to baptize them.)

That’s still what Jesus wants us to do. He wants us to tell other people about Jesus and God so that they can be Jesus’ disciples too and go to Heaven when they die.

How long did Jesus say He would be with us? (Until the end of the age, or however your translation reads)

That means until the end of the world, Jesus will be with us.

How is Jesus with us if He isn’t here on Earth anymore? (Jesus is with us because He lives in our hearts through the Holy Spirit if we believe in Him.)

Activity: Jesus is With Us! – Give each student a balloon. Tell them to blow it up, but not tie it.

Ask, What's inside your balloon? (Air.)

How do you know that? You can’t see it. How do you know it's there?
Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit are like air. They’re spirits, which means they’re invisible, just like air is invisible. But we know air is still with us, and we know that Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit are still with us too.

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