One of my favorite Sunday school lesson plans for 9-11 olds is teaching the concepts of miracles. Use these discussion and activity ideas to encourage them to think about Jesus and their faith in God.
Sunday School Lesson Plans to teach the concept of miracles
Tell the following bible stories. They are all miracles that Jesus performed, but they have a common thread.
Matthew 9: 18-25 – A dead girl and a sick woman
Luke 17: 11-19 – Ten men with Leprosy
Luke 13: 11-13 – The Crippled Woman
John 9: 1-7 – Man born blind
Sunday School Lesson Plans – Discussion 1:
What do these miracles all have in common? Look for two responses: They were all to do with healing, and it was the person’s faith in God that healed them. How easy is it to have faith in something you can’t see? If you saw the results of a miracle happening you’d believe, you’d have faith – but if you were one of the people who Jesus cured through their faith, would you have been cured? How strong is your faith that God will help you if you trust in him? The last question ought to be a rhetorical one, something for them to think about.
Sunday School Lesson Plans – Activity 1:
Supply each student with a piece of paper and provide some art materials.
They should each choose one of the miracle stories they have heard in that session (you should have bibles on hand that they can use for reference if they need to) and draw images so that others can guess what story they are illustrating. The only rule is – no words allowed!
Sunday School Lesson Plans – Discussion 2:
We often say “it’s a miracle” when something happens that is unexpected. But it isn’t really a miracle. What do your students think a miracle really is? What is a miracle, what isn’t?
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