Sunday School at Home for January 15, 2023

God’s Eyewitnesses

Theme: Sharing the Good News with others
Scripture: John 1:29-42
Memory Verse: “‘I have seen this happen. So, I tell people: ‘He is the Son of God.’ ”
(John 1:34)
Complete Supply List:
“Eyewitness News: Unnatural Disaster” video lesson
● Something to play the video
“Eyewitness Glasses” handout for each child
● Scissors
● Markers
● Small stickers
● Stapler
● Clear tape

The Children’s Sermon:
SAY: Today I need you to be eyewitnesses for me. Can you do that? Here’s all you
need to do. When you hear me say any word that has to do with seeing, put your
hands on your eyes like a pair of glasses. Let’s try that. (Practice with kids.) So you’ll
listen for words like see, saw, watch. Ready?
It is important for us to keep up with what is happening in the world, isn't it? One of
the best ways to keep up is by watching the news. (Pause for kids to make glasses.)
A typical news broadcast may have several live, on-the-scene reports. The
announcer might say something like, "Fire destroyed a downtown business today.
Channel 13 Eyewitness News reporter, Marci Brown, is at the scene. Marci?"
Marci would say, "Thank you, Bob. I am talking to Caleb Smith who witnessed the
fire. Caleb, can you tell us exactly what you saw?" (Pause for kids to make glasses.)
The eyewitness would then tell everyone what he saw. (Pause for kids to make
glasses.) It really helps us to understand what happened when we have an
eyewitness report, doesn't it?
Even though there was no TV during the time that Jesus lived, eyewitness reports
were still very important. One day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him.
(Pause for kids to make glasses.) He said to the people with him, "Look! (Pause for
kids to make glasses.) There is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the one I told you about. I didn't know he was the Messiah, but when I baptized
him, I saw (Pause for kids to make glasses.) the Holy Spirit coming down from the
heavens like a dove. It came down and landed right on his shoulder. I saw it (Pause
for kids to make glasses.) with my own two eyes and I tell you, this is the Son of
God." When the people heard John's eyewitness report, it helped them understand
and believe that Jesus was truly the Son of God.
Okay, great job being eyewitnesses. You can stop making glasses now. Most people
come to know about Jesus because someone else tells them about him. Perhaps
it’s their parents, a Sunday school teacher, a pastor, or a good friend. Who is
someone who has told you about Jesus? Maybe your parent, a friend or a teacher.
(Allow time for responses.)
These people whom you named have given an eyewitness account of how Jesus
changed their life. God wants all of us to be a part of his "Eyewitness News Team."
ASK: What would you tell someone about what Jesus means to you? (Allow time for
SAY: Whatever Jesus has done for you, tell others so they can know Him too.
PRAY: Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son. Help us be witnesses so that
others will come to know Your love as we do. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

“Eyewitness News: Unnatural Disaster” Video Lesson
You’ll Need:
● “Eyewitness News: Unnatural Disaster” video lesson
● Something to play the video

Do This: Tell kids that this is a humorous video that will help them understand what
it means to be an eyewitness. Show them the video.

ASK: What did you learn about being an eyewitness from this video? What
questions do you have about what it means to be an eyewitness for God?

Eyewitness Glasses
You’ll Need:
God’s Eyewitnesses How-to Video
● “Eyewitness Glasses” handout for each child
● Scissors
● Markers
● Small stickers
● Stapler
● Clear tape
Get Ready: Watch the God’s Eyewitnesses How-to Video to learn how to make
Eyewitness Glasses.
Do This:
Give each child an “Eyewitness Glasses” handout. Have kids follow these steps:
● Cut out your glasses.
● Decorate your glasses with markers and stickers.
● Staple the ear pieces to the glasses.
● Fold.
● Cover the staples with clear tape.
● Enjoy!
SAY: God is at work around us all the time. This week, use your Eyewitness Glasses
to look for things that God is doing. Once you see those things, you can be God’s
witnesses by telling others about what you see.

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