Church Edition Volume 5: Israel Gets a King (1 & 2 Samuel)
Relive the stories of Israel’s kings—Saul, David and Solomon—in your children’s ministry! Saul wins some big battles against the Philistines, but David defeats the biggest Philistine of them all. David messes up a lot too, but God makes him a big promise. David’s son Solomon asks God for wisdom, but he doesn’t always remember to put God first. Your kids will learn about pride, repentance, and wisdom from Israel’s three kings!
Four weeks of lessons:
- Week 1: The children will review Genesis through Ruth and hear stories about King Saul from 1 Samuel.
- Week 2: The children will learn the Biblical stories of King Saul and King David found in 1 Samuel.
- Week 3: The children will learn the Biblical stories of King David found in 2 Samuel and discover the definition of repentance.
- Week 4: The children will learn about King Solomon and the definition of sin, repentance, and forgiveness.
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Customizable Lessons for Your Church
Create a journey for your children and families to experience the WHOLE story of the Bible through these customizable Sunday school lessons for kids! More than just the greatest hits or most popular stories, the
What’s in the Bible? Church Edition was designed to engage children in the whole narrative of God’s Word. The Bible is not a book of rules, but a book of rescue – the beautiful story of the Father who longs to be in relationship with every one of us, and who went to extraordinary measures to bring us into His Kingdom! When you start the lessons in the What’s in the Bible? Church Edition, your students are not only beginning a journey through the Bible, but the lifelong journey of a relationship with the Living God.
What’s in the Bible? Church Edition was created with you and your volunteers in mind! The Sunday school lessons are 100% customizable for your church and built with exclusive videos, activities and take-home elements. The entire 13-volume (52-week curriculum) takes your children through the Bible – from Genesis to Revelation.
Common Curriculum Questions
What is it?
The What's in the Bible? Church Edition is a 13-volume, 52-week curriculum that will take your children's ministry all the way through the Bible - Genesis to Revelation. Each volume contains 4 weeks of media-driven, fully customizable lessons.
Who is it for?
The What's in the Bible? Church Edition was designed for Grades 1-4.
How does it work?
Each volume contains four weeks of Sunday school materials. When you order the What's in the Bible? Church Edition, you will receive three discs. One disc contains all of the materials you will need to print for each week. One disc contains all of the videos on a fully-mastered DVD that you will play in a DVD player. One disc contains the same video clips on a DVD-ROM that you can use in presentation software, such as ProPresenter. Each week is broken down into four small group sessions. Each small group session begins with watching a video, and then there is a fun small group activity designed to reinforce the lesson.
Who wrote it?
The What’s in the Bible? Church Edition is based on the DVD series Buck Denver Asks What’s in the Bible? from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer. The Church Edition is written by Amy Dolan (LemonLime Kids and former Executive Director of Children’s Ministries for the Willow Creek Association) and Lori Bethran (Training & Global Focus Director for the International Network of Children’s Minstry and former Executive Producer & Creative Director of the Willow Creek Association Promiseland & Conspire Conferences).
How long is it?
The What's in the Bible? Church Edition has 13 volumes. Each volume contains four weeks of lessons. Each week contains materials that take around 60 minutes to complete, but everything is fully flexible and customizable so you can make it work specifically for your church.