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?
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.
Leaders Notes: Who 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
What did Jesus say about himself? A true/false quiz
For a display of a range of quotes to encourage thinking: Who is Jesus? – Display of quotes and verses
Christ Before Christmas
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
Jesus’ Family Tree
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!
Horrid Herod’s Christmas Turkey – Drama sketch
A fun drama sketch by Mike Dalby
Missing in the 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?
An apologetics outline with a practical application for Christian groups.
Drama – Jesus Superhero: A short sketch where a reporter interviews eye witnesses of 3 of Jesus’ miracles.
Drama – Jesus Superhero
Easter in the Old Testament
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 – 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
For ideas for Holy Week prayer stations, see Spiritual page
A Drama Sketch
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
This simple PowerPoint shows how Jesus faced every type of suffering that we experience.
Images on this page supplied by:
Burning bush art is by Pat Marvenko Smith, © 1992. Visit www.revelationillustrated.com
Microsoft clip art
Easter collage: Noema Brádňanská Ondrásek
Jesus in Gethsemane: Peter Lord ( from a Church in Poland)