One of the most simple salvation stories used by Jesus in the New Testament is that of the parable of the lost sheep. Jesus chose this beautiful, simple story to help his listeners understand His compassion and love for them.
The Story of the Lost Sheep
If one sheep out of a hundred wanders off from the rest of the flock, a good shepherd will go out in search of the one until he finds it and brings it back to the fold. Jesus' parable of the lost sheep in John 15:3-7 highlights the love of God for every sinner and the joy God has when a sinner repents and returns home. These Bible lesson activities help children learn about this parable and its meaning. God's love truly is amazing!
This simple thumbprint craft, based on the parable of the lost sheep found in Luke 15:3-7, will help remind kids that each person is special to God just like the lost sheep in the story. In God’s eyes, no one is unworthy or of no value.
Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep is represented in this jigsaw puzzle, a Bible activity preschoolers and young children will love.
This match game is an enjoyable Bible activity that highlights Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep and the faithful shepherd. Who among your children will find the most matches?
As preschoolers and young children color the sheep, the shepherd, the fields, and the sky, you can talk to them about how Jesus loves people just as a good shepherd loves and cares for his sheep.
As your preschoolers and young children color the sheep and the fields in which they are grazing, you’ll have a chance to remind them that sheep need a shepherd. People need a shepherd too, and Jesus is the perfect Shepherd for people, because He cares about and loves each man, woman, boy, and girl.
This word search puzzle highlights ten elements of Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep. It’s a Bible activity that emphasizes the love of the faithful shepherd, as well!
This Bible activity for children is a set of puppets that afford children and preschoolers a chance to act out the parable of the lost sheep.