Children’s Bulletins and Activity Pages

If your church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, you’re invited to learn more about three new product lines I’ve added to my shop.

Children’s Worship Bulletins

Engage your children during worship with our new line of children’s worship bulletins. The bulletins follow the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary and quote scripture from the Common English Bible translation. Bulletins are available for two age groups – younger children ages 4-7 and older children ages 7 and up.

children's worship bulletin for the revised common lectionary

This digital product is available to purchase month by month or an as a continuous subscription.

The bulletins feature places to color, draw, complete puzzles and mazes, play an I Spy game, and take notes.

Bible Activity Pages

The weekly activity pages focus on one of the lectionary texts and feature:

  • coloring pages
  • mazes
  • word searches
  • color by number
  • seek and find
  • scripture word art
  • bible verse copywork
  • inductive bible study template
activity pages for the texts from the revised common lectionary

The pages can be used for Sunday School, Wednesday night lessons, and for families to use at home. The activity pages are appropriate for PreK, Younger Elementary, and Older Elementary Students.

Printable Paper Crafts

You’ll also find a printable cut and glue paper craft to illustrate each week’s text. Available in both color and black/white, your students can practice their fine motor skills while reviewing the week’s lesson theme.

3D printable paper craft to illustration texts from the revised common lectionary

A free sample pack of all three products is available for you to download.

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Mountain of the Lord | Isaiah 2:1-5 | Advent 1A

activity pages for bible lesson about the mountain of the lord in Isaiah 2:1-5

Let’s join the prophet Isaiah as we wait expectantly for the coming of the Messiah. Isaiah 2:1-5 provides us Isaiah’s vision of the mountain of the Lord when all people will desire to come to learn of God’s ways and walk in God’s paths.

You’ll find a craft, activity pages, and a children’s bulletin for this lesson in my shop.

Today’s post walks you through my inductive bible study notes for this passage.

Observation

Who is the author?the prophet Isaiah
Who is the audience?the kingdom of Judah and its capital city Jerusalem
What is the text about?prophecy and vision
When and Where?In the year 734 B.C. Ahaz, the king of Judah, is about to be attacked by an alliance of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and Syria.
Why?Isaiah delivers both words of judgment and future hope
Keywords | Repetition | Lists
mountain
Lord’s house
peoples, nations
teach, instruction, Lord’s word
Compare/Contrast
swords to plows
spears to pruning tools
The people who look to God for peace will have no further need of swords and spears. These instruments of death will be transformed into instruments of life.
Definitions
mountain – in the Bible, mountains were places where people met God; the highest of mountains symbolizes the ultimate status God will have in the “days to come”
nations – Hebrew word is “go-yim” which means Gentiles, who were considered as heathens by the Jews
teach, instruction – people are coming to the mountain to learn God’s ways, so that can walk in God’s paths
Cross References
2 Chronicles 28:5-21; Revelation 7:9-10; Micah 4:1-3; Isaiah 11:9, 27:13, 56:7, 57:13, 65:25; Acts 2:17; Hebrews 1:2

Interpretation of Isaiah 2:1-5

Passage Meaning

We are set free to walk in the light because of God’s promise that he will lead us and teach us.

Walter Brueggemann makes the connection in Texts for Preaching: A lectionary commentary based on the NRSV – Year A

The vision of Isaiah is “an act of imagination that looks beyond present dismay through the eyes of God, to see what will be that is not yet.  That is the function of promise (and therefore of Advent) in the life of faith.  Under promise, in Advent, faith sees what will be that is not yet.” .

Main Point

God gives Isaiah a vision of hope when all nations will seek God’s teaching. Following God’s laws will bring peace and harmony to the people.

Get Ready for Christmas

Get ready for Christmas by believing God’s promises, sharing God’s priorities, and personifying God’s peace .

Samuel Listens to God | Teach with Engaging and Easy to Use Printables

picture of samuel sleeping with god's voice calling him

Don’t we all want someone to listen to us? We want to know that we are seen and heard. We want to know that we matter.

The importance of listening is the theme for the crafts and activities for Bible story lesson, Samuel Listens to God, from 1 Samuel 3. This lesson could also be titled, God Calls Samuel.
Samuel Listens to God Bible Story Lesson

The Samuel Listens Bible story lesson pack was designed for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders. To help both teacher and students tell and retell the Bible story, the packet includes:

  • Story Poster
  • Coloring Page
  • Story Booklet

Copywork and Coloring

For handwriting practice and coloring fun, the Bible Verse Coloring and Copywork Pages feature these verses:

The Lord said, “Samuel, Samuel!”
Samuel said, “Speak, Lord. I am your servant, and I am listening.”
1 Samuel 3:10 (ICB)

Listen to wisdom.
Try with all your heart to gain understanding.
Proverbs 2:2 (ICB)

My son, if you stop listening to what I teach you,
you will wander away from the words of knowledge.
Proverbs 19:27 (NIRV)

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