Lesson Unit: Jesus Is God’s Son

Bible Picture—John the Baptist

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Jesus Is God’s Son (Five Lessons)

This unit is the first in a year-long study of the New Testament for older preschoolers. Most units will be about Jesus and what He has done for us. Some units will be about the early church and its leaders. The final unit will be about the Apostle John and what he wrote about the future.

This New Testament unit of study will help older preschoolers learn that Jesus is God’s Son and that Jesus is central to God’s unfolding story. It also will help them see there is a place for them in God’s story now through the church, as well as teach them that God has a glorious future planned for His people. Lessons in this unit are listed below. Just click on each lesson title to access the individual lessons.

Unit Bible Lessons

Six Elements of God's Unfolding Story—Bible Story Teaching Picture

God’s Unfolding Story – (One)

In this study, preschoolers will be introduced to the “big picture” story we find in the Bible. We call this “big picture” story God’s unfolding story. According to the Bible, God created the world, and He made human beings in His own image; but people rebelled against Him. God, therefore, took steps to redeem human beings and bring them back to Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. One day, He will bring history to a climax and right every wrong. His Son will reign supreme. This is God’s unfolding story, of which all people are a part.

Simeon and Anna Saw Jesus—Bible Story Teaching Picture

Simeon and Anna Saw Jesus

The story of Simeon and Anna will help older preschoolers understand that Jesus is God’s Son by showing that God revealed Jesus’ identity to Simeon and Anna.

Where Was Jesus? | Bible Story Teaching Picture

Where Was Jesus?

This lesson will introduce older preschoolers to the story of Jesus in the temple at the age of 12. Luke’s account of this event tells us about Jesus’ revelation of Himself as the Son of God.

John the Baptist | Bible Story Teaching Picture

John Told About Jesus

This lesson will introduce older preschoolers to John the Baptist, the prophet who bridged the gap between the Old and New Testaments. It was John who introduced Jesus to His people and affirmed that Jesus was God’s Son.

Peter Recognized Jesus—Bible Story Teaching Picture

Peter Recognized Jesus

In this lesson, older preschoolers will study the story of Simon Peter when Jesus caused him to have a great catch of fish. Peter was amazed at the miracle and acknowledged that Jesus was the Son of God.

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