John was referred to as the “Beloved Disciple” because of his close relationship with Jesus. This John Was a Friend of Jesus Story Illustration will help kids remember that it is a wonderful thing to be close to Jesus and encourage them to love Jesus in the same way.
Sunday School Zone has invested in high quality, professionally-created Bible illustrations that help Bible stories come alive. We utilize these illustrations along with the free Bible activities on the site and in God's Unfolding Story curriculum. In each case we have created a "Story Illustration" or teaching picture that contains the Bible illustration and story title. A list of the Story Illustrations is below. They are exclusive to the site and the curriculum. You can use these in teaching or as part of a children's sermon. Please do not use these illustrations beyond their intended purpose or for commercial purposes.
Learning how to lead another person to Jesus is a crucial skill in the Christian life. This Philip and the Ethiopian Story Illustration will help children learn about Philip and better understand how to talk to others about Jesus and why it is so important.
During Paul’s travels he met many friends. Two very important friends were named Aquila and Priscilla. These two ministered to Paul by providing friendship and assisted Paul with tent-making when he needed it. This illustration shows them working together.
Jesus often used children as an example of faith and other positive Christian qualities. Jesus was willing to take time to spend with children. This story illustration will help kids remember how very important children are to Jesus, even today.
During his ministry Paul had many adventures. Some of them were not so fun, like when he was shipwrecked, but all of his adventures were appointed by God’s will. This story illustration will help kids remember this exciting event in Paul’s life.
Mary and Martha were Jesus’ friends. Jesus used Mary’s frustration with Martha to teach that spending time with Him is the most important thing we can do. This story illustration will help kids remember this important story and its important lesson.
If God can care for the animals and plants on earth we can rest assured He is caring for us. This Bible illustration will help children remember this important lesson that God wants us to understand from Luke 12.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches children a vital lesson in kindness and generosity. This story illustration will help kids remember the importance of helping those who are having a hard time whether they are like us or not.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave his disciples a model prayer to teach them how to pray. This story illustration will help kids remember that prayer is important to God. This illustration can be used in a Sunday School, classroom, or homeschool setting.
When Joseph learned about Mary expecting a baby, it was quite a surprise since they were not yet married. Joseph was a good man, though, and he married Mary and took care of Jesus. This illustration will help kids remember Joseph’s great character.