Sunday School at Home for July 3 2022

It All Depends on Jesus

Theme: Jesus sends workers to bring in the harvest.
Scripture: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Complete Supply List:
2 suitcases
● A packing list for vacation
● A Bible
“It All Depends on Jesus” video
● Something to play the video
● Chex cereal
● M&M candies
● Pretzels
● Goldfish crackers
● Small paper cups - 1 per snack item
● Paper plates
● Napkins
● Stamp pads in several colors
● Cardstock
● Fine-tipped markers

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● A suitcase
● A packing list for vacation
Do This:
SAY: Have you ever been on vacation? Everyone needs time away to relax and have
fun, right? I have a suitcase here. Do you think you all could help me come up with a
packing list so I don’t forget anything on my next vacation?

● Clothes
● Hair products
● Some comfortable shoes - for when I have to walk
● Sandals - in case I go to the beach
● Swimsuit - for the beach or the hotel swimming pool
● Camera - for sightseeing trips
● A book - in case I get bored
● Money to spend

Can you think of any other things I may have forgotten? I want to make sure that I
have everything I might need on the trip. What kinds of things do you pack to take
on a trip? (Pause for responses.) Sometimes when we go on vacation, we take so
much stuff we’re not really "getting away from it all" -- we’re taking it all with us!
The Bible tells us that Jesus appointed 72 of His followers and sent them out,
two-by-two, to go into every town and place where He was about to go. Do you
know what Jesus told them to take with them? (Pause for response.) Nothing!
Jesus said to them, "Go!" Then He went on to say, "Do not even take a purse, or a
bag, or a pair of sandals."
Why would Jesus tell them to leave everything behind? I think it’s because none of
that stuff could help them share the good news the way only Jesus could.
Just as Jesus sent out 72 people, He wants you and me to go to people today and
share the good news about Jesus that the kingdom of God is near. We don’t need to
pack anything special; we can just go as we are and obey Jesus. Jesus loves us
and He loves our friends. The results of us telling others about Jesus don’t depend
upon us. We should not become proud when people receive the message and we
should not be discouraged when they reject the message. Jesus tells us we should
just go and tell others and leave the rest to Him.

PRAY: Dear Jesus, may we be ready and willing to go when You say, "Go!" and leave
the results up to You. Amen.

Bible Memory Verse
“He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into
His harvest field.’ ” Luke 10:2

You’ll Need:
● A Bible
● A suitcase

Do This:
Lead kids in these steps to learn today’s Bible Memory Verse:
● Open your Bible to Luke 10:2.
● Read the Bible memory verse several times and invite kids to repeat phrases
after you.
● Invite kids to gather in a large circle, and give one child a suitcase.
● Help kids recite a word or phrase from the Bible verse, then have them hand off
the suitcase to the next child.
● Play several rounds as time allows.

SAY: Great job learning today’s Bible verse! Today we’re learning that Jesus sent
workers to bring in the harvest, and He’s still sending us out to spread the good
news today.

It All Depends on Jesus
You’ll Need:
● “It All Depends on Jesus” video
● Something to play the video


Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● How would you react if you found out you were going on a trip and couldn’t
bring anything?
● What do you think of Jesus’ instructions to the 72?
● What are some ways you can share the good news of the gospel with others?

Road Mix
You’ll Need:
● Chex cereal
● M&M candies
● Pretzels
● Goldfish crackers
● Small paper cups - 1 per snack item
● Paper plates
● Napkins
Get Ready: Before the snack, have kids clean their hands.
Do This:
Follow these steps for the “Road Mix” snacks:
● Give each child a plate and napkin.
● Using the small paper cups, give each child a small scoop of each snack item.
● Invite kids to mix the items together.
● Enjoy!
ASK:
● How would you respond to Jesus’ instructions?
● How can you bring others into the kingdom of God?
SAY: Great job making today’s snack mix! Jesus is still looking for people who will
work for Him and bring people into His kingdom. It won't always be easy. In fact, it
will be hard. But as we saw in today’s story, the work is always worth it.

Fingerprint Harvest
You’ll Need:
● Stamp pads in several colors
● Cardstock
● Fine-tipped markers
● Scissors (for the teacher)
Get Ready: Before the activity, cut the sheets of cardstock in half.
Do This: Have kids follow these steps to make the “Fingerprint Harvest” craft:
● Give each child a sheet of cardstock.
● Have kids use the variety of stamp pads to create a scene of their choosing,
such as rainbows, towns, etc., with their thumbs.
● When finished, invite kids to use markers to draw arms, legs and faces on each
thumbprint to represent all the people in those scenes who need to hear about
Jesus!
SAY: Look at what you created using your thumbs! Take these crafts home as a
reminder that the harvest is plentiful, and you have the power to be a worker for
Jesus, and help grow His kingdom.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, we want to be faithful workers telling others about Your
goodness and Your love. Help us reach people with the good news. In Jesus’ name,
amen.

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