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Sunday School Activities: The Good Shepherd

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The Good Shepherd

 August 09, 2020

The Gospel Project Online
Video and Activity Page Links



Gospel Project Preschoolers (2-5) 

Link to Activity Pages and Video; 

Unit 23, Session 5


Gospel Project Younger Kids (6+) 

Link to Activity Pages and Video; Unit 23, Session 5


River City Youth (8+) Sermon Notes/ Gospel Project for Older Kids

Sermon Notes Handout

Gospel Project Journal Page Handout for Older Kids  Unit 23, Session 5


Unit 23/Session 5: Overview

The Good Shepherd
John 10

Unit Verse:

John 14: 25-26

“I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.


Big Picture Question

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth?
Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him.

Story Point:
Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

Discussion Questions

Preschool and age 5:  

Who is the Good Shepherd? (Jesus)

Who are Jesus’ sheep? (Those who trust in Him)

What do sheep do when they hear the shepherd’s voice? (follow Him)

How does Jesus give His people life with God forever?
(Jesus gave up His life so His people could be forgiven from sin.)

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth?
(Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.)

Ages 8 and older: 

Additional Discussion Questions on Activity Page.

Follow up with a three questions method 

What did our Bible Story tell us about? (Facts)

What did you learn about yourself/humanity/character?(Lesson teaching)

How will you apply/tell others about what you learned? (application/main teaching called to action)

**Close your time in prayer**

Thank God for what you learned today.

Everyone shares one thing they are grateful to God for 

and one thing they would like to ask God for.

Consider who else to pray for, especially those who don’t know Jesus.


Family Worship Time 

This family worship time will be most valuable to your family if you preview the materials ahead of your planned family gathering so that you can assess what is appropriate engagement for the age of your kids. 

In general a child's attention span is 3 to 5 minutes per year of a child's age for best engagement of their listening and comprehension.

Suggested outline of previewing material and Family worship time:

Parent: view How to use video- Plan your Family Worship time

Print/view Activity Pages: starter activity and coloring page/journal page

Watch: Bible Story video 

Discussion: Blog questions/ Family Discussion on right side of the activity page; Also BIG Picture Question (Doctrine) 

Prayer: Outline of suggested areas. 


New Gospel Project links 

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To get the Gospel Project Resources, follow the steps below on your computer.

Step 1: Go to 

Step 2: Register if you are a new user or log in if you already have an account- Create a church.

Step 4: Click on the Gospel Project link appropriate for your Preschooler or Older Kids.** This link is also found in the ABOVE Blog post for this week's lesson.

Step 5: Download your Activity Page and discussion pages to use as you watch the video session. (Links included above under either Preschool/Kids/Older Kids)

These resources are free and available for anyone to use, as LifeWay's first concern is for the health and safety of families, both physically and spiritually they are making these available, which is a rich place of encouragement for families to receive great content right at home.

Please feel free to share our blog with your friends and family to encourage their family worship time. "We hope that these sessions and downloads are impactful for you and your family"- LifeWay Kids

*Because of royalties and other issues, normal music videos cannot be shared.


Praying God’s blessing to you and yours.  


**Additional Family Worship ideas and resources can be seen

on previous River City Kids blog post 3/22/2020