Jesus taught about many things, but primarily He taught about the kingdom of God and how His people are to live as its citizens. God expects that as recipients of His love and citizens in His kingdom, we will live in ways that reflect the love and forgiveness He has lavished upon us. We are to love as He has loved. We are to forgive as He has forgiven. We are to trust in God’s care, and we are to extend that care to others. These are important kingdom truths that older preschoolers can understand, even if they don’t yet comprehend the nature of God’s kingdom or Jesus’ role in it. These stories from Jesus’ ministry convey important truths that will lay an important foundation for helping children understand kingdom attitudes and behavior as they grow and mature. Lessons in this unit are listed below. To purchase this unit for $24.95, simply click the red “Buy Unit” button above. To download a free sample lesson, click here.
Unit Bible Lessons
Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:3-7 is the focus of this lesson for preschoolers on God’s great love.
Jesus’ parable of the forgiving king sometimes is called the parable of the unforgiving servant. It has a great deal to teach people of all ages, including preschoolers, about forgiveness.
In today’s Bible lesson, preschoolers will learn that Jesus taught that people who trust God never need to worry. God takes care of the birds and the wildflowers, faithfully meeting their needs—so we can trust Him to take care of us as well.
What can preschoolers learn from the parable of the good Samaritan? Quite a bit! The question really isn’t “Who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29) but “How can I be a neighbor?” (see v. 36). This parable teaches that being a neighbor to another involves doing what one can to meet others’ needs.