Sunday School at Home for jJuly 24

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Theme: God answers prayer.
Scripture: Luke 11:1-13
Complete Supply List:
● “Knock, Knock” jokes
● “Knock, Knock, Who’s There?” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Bibles - 1 per child
● Craft sticks
● Glue
● Construction paper - 1 per child
● Markers
● Other craft supplies

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● “Knock, Knock” jokes
Do This:
SAY: I’m sure you’ve heard of a "Knock, Knock" joke. I have some to tell you today.
Ready?
Knock, Knock. (Kids respond, “Who's there?”) Boo. (Kids respond, “Boo who?”) Why are
you crying? (Share a couple more “Knock, Knock” jokes, invite kids to share some
and/or you can use the following.)
● Knock, knock. (Who's there?) Tank. (Tank who?) You're welcome!
● Knock, knock. (Who's there?) Canoe. (Canoe who?) Canoe come out and play?
● Knock, Knock. (Who's there?) Orange. (Orange Who?) Orange you glad this is
my last knock, knock joke?
The Bible tells us about a time Jesus was talking about knock, knock, knocking.
(Invite kids to make a knock, knock motion with their fists.)
One day, Jesus was teaching His friends, the disciples, how to pray. He said, “Let’s
say you went to a friend's house late at night…” (Have kids make a knock, knock
motion as if knocking on a friend’s door.) “You said to your friend, 'I need to borrow
some bread. I have a friend visiting and I have nothing to feed him.' “
“What if the friend answers, 'I can’t help you right now. It's late and we’re already in
bed.' But what if you keep knocking on the door? Jesus said, “If you knock so long
that you wake everyone in the neighborhood, your friend will get up and give you
some bread.”
Jesus used this story to tell His friends and us to knock on God’s door by asking
for what you need. He says, "Everyone who asks will get what he asks for.
Everyone who looks will find what he is looking for. Everyone who knocks will have
the door opened to him."

PRAY: Jesus said prayer is a way to ask, seek, and knock. Jesus even taught His
disciples a way to pray. We call this prayer the Lord’s prayer. Let’s pray it now.
(Lead kids through the Lord’s Prayer, encouraging them to say it with you. If time
allows, help children learn it by saying it more than once.)
Our Father in heaven, holy is Your name; Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on
earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the
glory, forever and ever. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Video Lesson
You’ll Need:
● “Knock, Knock, Who’s There?” video lesson
● Something to play the video


Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● How do you think Sam felt when someone was banging at his door in the
middle of the night?
● Do you think God responds like Sam did when we keep asking Him for help?
Why or why not?

The Ask, Seek, and Knock Door
You’ll Need:
● Bibles - 1 per child
● Craft sticks
● Glue
● Construction paper - 1 per child
● Markers
● Other craft supplies
Do This:
To make the craft, have kids follow these steps:
● Remind kids that Jesus tells us to ask, seek, and knock, or go to God with our
needs.
● Read aloud Luke 11:9-10.
● Set out some craft sticks, glue, markers, and construction paper.
● Invite kids to choose a sheet of construction paper.
● Show kids how to glue several craft sticks side-by-side on the construction
paper to create a door.
● Have kids use their Bibles to reference and write their Bible memory verse
above or below their doors.
● Invite kids to decorate their doors.
ASK:
● What’s a way you can ask, seek, and knock this week?
SAY: We can always go to God with our needs. Jesus said to keep trying, until we
get an answer from God. I hope you’ll talk to God this week about your needs.

Knocking Prayers
You’ll Need:
● Ask, Seek, Knock Door crafts
Do This:
Lead kids to pray in this way:
● Ask kids to share what they learned today.
● Highlight the ask, seek, knock part of Jesus’ teaching.
● Have kids place their doors in front of them, and lead them to say these
prayers, knocking on the door before each one:
○ God, thank You for how good You are to us.
○ Please give us the food we need to have strong bodies.
○ Please help us to have a safe place to sleep and clothes to wear.
○ Please help us to have healthy families who love and care for us.
○ Please help us to love others well, too.
○ Please help us to follow you.
● Close in prayer.
PRAY: God, we lift all these prayers up to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
 

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