Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jesus is called by Many Names

One of the best singing time ideas I've ever done is this one. Nothing ever goes wrong when you sing about the Savior. That's just a given. So......

Get lots of pictures from the library of every kind-- depicting the Savior. If you can get 10 pictures that would be great! Then place them across the chalkboard and on chairs and the piano with tape. Then make some words from the wordsearch with names of Jesus on 3 x 5 cards. Place those with tape or magnets onto the chalkboard during your preparation time.
He is our deliverer or our rock or savior
Then when students come in they will know what songs we are singing today; Songs about Jesus! 
Here are some of my favorites:
1. Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam
2. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
3. I'm Trying to Be like Jesus
4. Jesus Said Love Everyone
5. I Belong To the Church of Jesus Christ
6. Baptism (Jesus Said to John the Baptist)
7. If The Savior Stood Beside Me

Put the songs names and page numbers on yellow sticky papers on the backs of the pictures around the room. Add a few more that are your favorites.


Jesus is the shepherd who looks for lost sheep or the Lamb of God

bible word puzzle

bible word puzzle




A neat wordsearch I found could be the springboard for talking about Jesus and all the names he is called by in the Bible. It can be found here at  Word Game World.  Pass out copies to each class and they can work in partners. When they find a name for Jesus they can raise their hand.
Jesus is almighty, the Life, the Way, Son of God.

Now the object of the game is to have the kids find one of the names of Jesus from the wordsearch (they can work in partners using their chairs as desks). When they find one they can match it up to a picture and tell the group why they think they go together.  Then you can put the 3 x 5 card with it that matches the word from the wordsearch. Then sing the song on the back.  

Be sure to discuss what is happening in the pictures for those kids who might not know all the stories of the new testament and all of the miracles of Jesus.

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