Sunday School at Home for May 29

We Are One

Theme: In unity we show God’s love to the world.
Scripture: John 17:20-26
Complete Supply List:
● Index cards
● A pen
● Bibles
● “We Are One” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Graham crackers - 2 per child
● Marshmallow puff
● Nutella
● Banana slices
● Strawberries
● Sprinkles
● Plates - 1 per child
● Plastic knives - 1 per child
● Craft sticks
● Modeling clay
● Glue
● Markers

The Children’s Sermon
Do This:
SAY: I’m so glad to have all of you here today. Each of you brings something
different that adds to our time together. (Name some things that stand out about
individual children, and how they add to the group. Invite kids to share about others,
as well, making sure one strength of each child is shared.)
We’ll learn from the Bible today that when we’re all united, that’s one way we show
God’s love to the world. So let’s do something to help us think about that.
Have children gather in a circle and hold hands. Have them stand and walk in their
circle. Invite them to discuss ways the circle can represent believers being united in
Jesus.
We’re all different, but God works through all of us, and when we are all excited
and working toward the goal of loving others together as one big circle, others will
see God’s love and want to join in. In the Bible, Jesus prayed for His friends that
they would be united with Him and with one another. (Invite kids to share what they
think that means.) It means we all work together to follow Him and love others. One
way we can do that is to pray together like Jesus prayed.
Still holding hands, lead kids in a brief prayer. Allow kids to say prayers, if they want to.
It also means we celebrate Jesus together! We tell others about Him and we
worship Him!
Invite kids to brainstorm what they do when they’re really excited about something.
Challenge the children to perform some of these actions without letting go of one
another’s hands. If time allows, invite them to sing a verse of a worship song they’re all
familiar with and celebrate Jesus together while still holding hands.
Being united in Jesus means we also pay attention to everyone in Jesus’ family,
like the people to our left and our right. We stop and comfort them when they’re
down. We’re helpful and encouraging.
While still holding hands, have kids turn and speak encouraging or comforting words
to their left and their right. If time allows, invite children to share some other ways
they think people can be united in showing Jesus’ love, and challenge them to perform
an action to demonstrate that idea.
Today we’ve practiced being one in Jesus, and we can be one in Jesus in our lives,
too. We don’t have to hold hands. If we all love Jesus and love others, this is a way
to show God’s love to the world together.
PRAY: God, help us to be united in Jesus so others can see Your love. In Jesus’
name, amen.

Video Lesson
You’ll Need:
● “We Are One” video lesson


● Something to play the video
Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● Explain whether you think the team in this video worked together well.
● Do you think you would have stuck around or left if you were on this team?
● What can this video teach us about being united in Jesus?


Create Your Own Love Sandwich
You’ll Need:
● Graham crackers - 2 per child
● Marshmallow puff
● Nutella
● Banana slices
● Strawberries
● Sprinkles
● Plates - 1 per child
● Plastic knives - 1 per child
Do This:
Follow these steps for the snack:
● Have kids clean their hands.
● Remind kids they’re learning that when they’re united with others in Jesus’ love,
the world sees how wonderful Jesus’ love is.
● Invite kids to design their own Love Sandwiches to represent Jesus’ love.
● Invite kids to share why they made their sandwiches how they did.
● Enjoy!
SAY: Jesus’ love is so great. He wants everyone to join in. And when others see
how wonderful Jesus’ love is, they’ll be excited to join in.


Sticks Together
You’ll Need:
● Craft sticks
● Modeling clay
● Glue
● Markers
Do This:
To make the craft, have kids follow these steps:
● Remind kids of the Bible passage and how they learned about Jesus’ prayer
that His friends would “stick together” and demonstrate love to the world when
they loved one another.
● Explain to kids that they’re going to make creative “Sticks Together” sculptures
or designs that remind them to be united in Christ.
● Allow time for kids to use the sticks, modeling clay, markers, and glue to make
their designs. Encourage them to be creative.
● Invite children to show and explain what they made as they complete their
designs.
SAY: Take home your “Sticks Together” designs as a reminder to be united in
Christ so that those who see will see Jesus’ love shining through.

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