Updated: Apr 15, 2022
Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Today, we are learning about the Lost (Prodigal) Son
Story: The Prodigal Son (Jesus Calling Bible Storybook pg. 172)
Lesson Video: The Prodigal Son
Here's a longer Superbook episode: The Prodigal Son
Ask: How do you think the father felt when his son left him? How would you feel if someone you love took your stuff and left you? How would you feel if they came back? Would you forgive them?
Say: When people don't follow God, it makes God sad. He wants what is best for us because he loved us. When people return to God, it makes God very happy! And even when someone does bad things, if they repent, God forgives them.
Action for the Kids - Say: Let's be like God and forgive people who might make us angry or sad this week. Maybe you're angry at someone right now and need to forgive them.
Song for Kids: Forgive One Another
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play something that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.