Trinity and Water

Text: Joh. 7:38

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

Question in beginning of lesson: What comes to mind when you think about water?

Question at the end of lesson: Can you now also associate God living within us the next time you think about water?

The concept of the Trinity can be explained by the 3 forms of water: Ice, Water and Steam.

Even though ice, water and steam don’t look of feel the same they are all the same element: water (H2O).

Just as we cannot live without water, we also cannot live without God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

 

Facts about water:

  1. Roughly 70% of the human body consists of water.
  2. 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  3.  Water boils at 100ºC (at sea level).
  4.  Water freezes at 0ºC.
  5.  A human can live without food for a month but only for a week without water.
  6. Ice weighs 9% lighter than water, that’s why ice floats in a glass of water.

 

Class Discussion:

  1. Of how many stories in the Bible can you think that include water? Here are a few:
  • Creation – the Spirit of God glided of the waters
  • Noah and the Ark – God used water to cleanse the earth
  • Ten plagues – water was turned to blood
  • Jesus turned water into wine
  • Jesus was baptized with water

2. How are we baptized?

  • With water
  • In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

Activity: Origami boat

(http://www.origami-instructions.com/easy-origami-boat.html)

 

1. Take a square piece of paper and fold diagonally to form a triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2. Fold one corner of the triangle upwards
3. Fold the new triangle downwards on the same fold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Fold the bottom corner upwards so it is in between the sides of the boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.The top of the boat (cabin) is a triangle; it can be torn or cut to form a square cabin.
6.Fold the boat slightly more open so it can stand on its own

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.Decorate your boat

Footsteps of Jesus

1 Pet 2:21

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps

Activity:

Take off your shoe and trace your foot on a piece of paper.

 

Discussion:

  1. What does it mean to follow in someone’s foot steps?
  2. Who is your role model?
  3. What are the characteristics of a role model?

 

How can we follow in Jesus’ foot steps?

  • Think like Jesus
  • Do like Jesus
  •  Talk like Jesus

The Story of Joseph

Text: Gen: 37 – 41

 Complete the following cross word puzzle, use the text the help with your answers

ACROSS DOWN

1

Joseph’s father

1

Joseph’s family lived in this country

2

Joseph’s oldest brother

2

Pharao’s first dream was about cows, 7 were fat and 7 were…

3

A colourful gift from Joseph’s father

3

Joseph’s brothers threw him into this

4

Pharao’s second dream was about 14 heads of …

4

The land where Joseph was taken to be sold

5

He bought Joseph as a slave    

 

Solution:

 

The Ten Plagues

Text: Exodus 6:27 – 11:10

1. Water into Blood

2. Frogs

3. Gnats

4. Flies

5. Pestilence

6. Boils

7. Hail

8. Locusts

9. Darkness

10. Death of the Firstborn

 

Activity 1: Discussion

  1. What are the Israelites doing in Egypt?
  2. In who did the Israelites believe?
  3. In who did the Egyptians believe?
  4. Why was the 10 plagues sent to Egypt?

 

Activity 2:

For a printable version of the word puzzle email: info@sondagskoolidees.co.za

Find the plagues in the  word puzzle:

Blood, Frogs, Gnats, Flies, Pestilence, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, Death, Firstborn

Creation

Text: Gen. 1:1 – Gen 2:4

 

Day 1 – Light, Day and Night

Day 2 – Sky and Earth

Day 3 – Seperation of Water and Land, Plants

Day 4 – Sun, Moon and Stars

Day 5 – Sea Animals, Birds

Day 6 – Land animals, Man and Woman

Day 7 – God rests

 

God commands Adam and Eve to look after the Earth and animals

 

Activities:

Activity 1: Get to know each other, learn the order of the creation days

Print the following cards. Cut out with the Day and Creation on separate cards (Total of 14 cards) and throw into a hat.

 

Day 1

Light

Day 2

Sky and Earth

Day 3

Land and Seas, Plants

Day 4

Sun, Moon, Stars

Day 5

Fish, Birds

Day 6

Land animals, Humans

Day 7

God rests

 

Let every student/group draw a card from the hat. Each student needs to find the other student with their corresponding card. Example: The person with “Day 1” needs to find the person with “Light”. If there aren’t enough students for all the cards, let each student take more than 1 card.

Activity 2: Art

Print the cards above and cut out with Day and Creation on the same card (total of 7 cards), put into a hat.

Let every student/group draw a card from the hat and either:

1.   Draw what is on the card (you will need paper and pencils), or

2.  Enact what is on the card without words.

The other students/groups must guess which Day was picked by the original group

Activity 3: Discussion – Our task to look after the earth and animals

  1. Can you think of ways how we should look after the earth and animals?
  2. Name different types of pollution.
  3. What is recycling?
  4. Which materials do you recycle at home?
  5. What is global warming?