Sunday School at Home for January 16 2022

Water Into Wine
Theme: Jesus turns water into wine.
Scripture: John 2:1-11
Complete Supply List:
● A newspaper
● “Water Into Wine” video
● Something to play the video
● Paper plates
● Napkins - one per child
● Plastic knives - one per child
● Plain cupcakes
● White frosting
● White or pearlized sprinkles
“Miracle Jugs” handout - one per child
● Cardstock
● Metal brad paper fasteners - one per child
● Markers


The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● A newspaper
Do This:
SAY: Have you ever sat down and flipped through a newspaper? (Pass around the
newspaper for kids to touch and see). The newspaper often has reports of good
news, bad news, sports, weather, stories, and so much more. It’s a great way to
keep up with what’s happening in the world around us.
The Bible is a lot like a newspaper. It gives us reports from moments in history and
tells stories of things that happened a long time ago.
What if we read our Bible lesson from today like it was an article in a daily
newspaper? Today’s story is from the Gospel of John. The word gospel actually
means “good news,” so let's imagine that we are reading an article from the "Daily
Galilean" or perhaps "The Jerusalem Times."
Wow! Listen to this headline! "Wedding Guest Turns Water Into Wine."
Hmmm...That sounds interesting. Let's read the rest of the story!
On Tuesday, a woman named Mary was in Cana to attend a wedding. A large number
of guests, including her son, a man named Jesus, also attended the wedding.
Guests at the wedding were reportedly having a good time until the host ran out of
wine. At that point, it seemed that the happy celebration might turn into a disaster.
Some of the wedding guests thought that perhaps Jesus might have a solution to
the problem, so they reported to Him that they were out of wine. When told about
the problem, Jesus at first seemed unwilling to do anything, but after some
encouragement from His mother, He finally agreed to help.
Eye witnesses at the wedding reported that Jesus noticed several large water jars
nearby and instructed some servants to fill them with water. After the jars had
been filled with water, He told them to dump some of the water out of the jars and
take it to the man in charge of serving the wine. When the wine steward tasted the
water, he discovered it had been turned into wine.
Wedding guests were amazed at the turn of events and said that the wine was the
best they had ever tasted.
As a result of this miraculous event, many people are following Jesus everywhere
He goes, and many believe that He might even be the long-awaited Messiah.
Well, that made a pretty good news story, didn't it? Do you know what is really great
about this story? Just as Jesus performed a miracle by changing the water into
wine at the wedding celebration more than 2,000 years ago, He is still working
miracles in the hearts and lives of people today. If you will let, Him, He will work a
miracle in you.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, worker of miracles, work a miracle in us today. Amen.

Water Into Wine
You’ll Need:
● “Water Into Wine” video


● Something to play the video
Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● If you had been the wine seller, would you have gone to see the miracle
inside? Why or why not?
● Why do you think Jesus’ miracle is important?


Wedding Cupcakes
You’ll Need:
● Paper plates - one per child
● Napkins - one per child
● Plastic knives - one per child
● Plain cupcakes
● White frosting
● White or pearlized sprinkles
Get Ready: Have kids clean their hands.
Do This:
Follow these steps for the “Wedding Cupcake” snacks:
● Give each child a paper plate, a napkin, a plastic knife, and a plain cupcake.
● Remind kids that today’s passage took place at a wedding.
● Invite them to frost and decorate their cupcakes.
● Enjoy.
ASK:
● What surprised you about Jesus’ first miracle?
● Why would this miracle lead the disciples and others to place their faith in
Jesus?
● Does this miracle make you want to place your faith in Jesus? (Tell kids if
they want to learn more about following Jesus, they can speak with you privately
after the lesson.)
SAY: Just as He performed a miracle by changing the water into wine at the
wedding celebration over 2,000 years ago, Jesus is still working miracles in the
hearts and lives of people today. What an incredible God we get to serve - the God
of miracles!


Miracle Jugs
You’ll Need:
● Paper plates - one per child
“Miracle Jugs” handout - one per child
● Cardstock
● Scissors
● Metal brad paper fasteners - one per child
● Markers
Get Ready: Before the lesson, print the “Miracle Jugs” handout on cardstock, one
for each child.
Do This: Have kids follow these steps to make the “Miracle Jugs” craft:
● Give each child a paper plate, a metal brad, and a “Miracle Jugs” handout.
● Invite kids to color the inner-circle of their paper plate. One half should be blue
to look like water, and the other half purple or red to look like wine.
● Have kids also color and decorate the water jugs on their handout, leaving the
portion inside of the dotted lines empty.
● Invite kids to cut out their water jugs, and assist in cutting out the center
section.
● Have kids place the jug cutout on top of their plate, then help them poke a hole
through the center and fasten the jug to the plate using the metal brad.
● Invite kids to write “Jesus’ First Miracle” across the bottom of their plate.
SAY: Jesus performed many miracles during His time on earth. Take this craft
home as a reminder that we serve the God of miracles.
PRAY: Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to work miracles. Help us to
see your miracles everyday, and grow our faith in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

Complete Supply List:
● A newspaper
● “Water Into Wine” video
● Something to play the video
● Paper plates
● Napkins - one per child
● Plastic knives - one per child
● Plain cupcakes
● White frosting
● White or pearlized sprinkles
● “Miracle Jugs” handout - one per child
● Cardstock
● Metal brad paper fasteners - one per child
● Markers
 

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