1. Who is Jesus?

2. Christ Before Christmas

3. Jesus’ Family Tree

4. Easter in the Old Testament 

5. Missing at the Temple

6. Jesus’ Miracles – Did They Happen? (also in big issues)

7. Jesus and Tough Times

 


Who is Jesus? 

Who is JesusWas he real? What have people said about him, both during his life and now?

What claims did he make about himself? 

Can we see him as just a good teacher or was he something else?

This is a fun games based approach to the topic leading towards a serious reflection at the end. Suitable for lively groups.

Plan: Who is Jesus? Outline Plan

Leaders NotesWho is Jesus? Leaders’ Notes

Quizzes:  These can be played without the PowerPoint by using flash cards or similar. If you need them in a different format, just contact us. 

What do People Say about Jesus? A range of quotes

Game – ‘Who is Jesus’ – What people say PowerPoint PDF

What did Jesus say about himself? A true/false quiz

Game – Did Jesus say …? PowerPoint in pdf

For a display of a range of quotes to encourage thinking: Who is Jesus? – Display of quotes and verses


Christmas 

Christ Before Christmas

Burning bush art by Pat Marvenko Smith

This outline looks at possible appearances of Jesus in the Old Testament. He wasn’t known as Jesus and he was not always easily recognised. In fact it can be hard to tell the difference between an angel of the Lord and a member of the Trinity. It shows that Jesus had a significant role long before he made an appearance in Bethlehem.  It would suit a group who know the Christmas story very well and would welcome a different approach.

Christ before Christmas – Plan

Christ before Christmas – Leader’s notes

Christ before Christmas – quiz


Jesus’ Family Tree

Image supplied by Fotolia

Many people either have no knowledge of at least one parent or are uncomfortable with their parentage.  This will influence how they feel about themselves. Take a look at some of the characters who were ancestors of Jesus.  He had the full range of good, bad and ‘ugly’ people in his family tree. Maybe ours isn’t so bad after all!

Jesus’ Family Tree – Plan

 

 


 

Horrid Herod’s Christmas Turkey – Drama sketch

A fun drama sketch by Mike Dalby 

 

 


Missing in the Temple

Missing Boy Found in Temple

Missing Boy Found in Temple 

Even Jesus had misunderstandings with his parents!  

This is part of the ‘Parents – Who’d Have Them?’ set to be found in ‘Lifestyle’. 

 


Jesus Miracles – Did They Happen?

 

Jesus’ Miracles – Did They Happen – Plan

 An apologetics outline with a practical application for Christian groups. 

 

 


drama

Drama – Jesus Superhero: A short sketch where a reporter interviews eye witnesses of 3 of Jesus’ miracles. 

Drama – Jesus Superhero

 

 


Easter 

Easter in the Old Testament 

Easter

 

This outline takes the Emmaus road story and considers which Scriptures Jesus may have shared with the disciples on Resurrection Sunday.  It would suit groups who know the Easter story well and would benefit from a different approach.  

Easter in the Old Testament – Leaders’ Guide with plan

Easter in the Old Testament – Activity version

 


Easter Week 

Easter – Timetable of Events – A suggested timetable for the events of Maundy Thursday through to Jesus’ resurrection

The Bible readings for Holy Week: Holy Week Diary 

Holy Week in the words of the Bible for wall display

Holy Week in the words of the Bible for 2 sided display

For ideas for Holy Week prayer stations, see Spiritual page

Mary Magdalene – Facts versus Fiction


A Drama Sketch

 drama Bartimaeus sees Easter – A Drama

Bartimaeus – who had been blind until Jesus healed him, sees the events of Easter unfold before his eyes. This is a dramatic sketch that includes ideas for an all-age Easter service

 


Jesus and Tough Times – a PowerPoint 

Photo depicting Jesus in Gethsemane in a Polish Church. How much does Jesus understand about the things we go through?  Was he ever bereaved, betrayed, rejected etc

This simple PowerPoint shows how Jesus faced every type of suffering that we experience.

 Jesus & Tough Times PowerPoint

Jesus & Tough Times PowerPoint pdf

   

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Images on this page supplied by:

geralt/pixabay.com 

Burning bush art is by Pat Marvenko Smith, © 1992.  Visit www.revelationillustrated.com

Microsoft clip art

Fotolia

Easter collage: Noema Brádňanská Ondrásek

Jesus in Gethsemane: Peter Lord ( from a Church in Poland)