Opening Prayer: Join together in prayer asking the Lord
to help us move only in the direction and guidance of His voice.
Ask the Lord to give us understanding in the lessons we
will learn today straight from His Word and the
importance of our faith in Him.
Today's Focus Lesson Verse :
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Warm up activities : Hear My Voice - Blindfold Game .
( One bandana/blindfold needed , one group of children and one teacher.)
One child will be blindfolded . Across the room ( or ten feet away will do
should you want to do this activity outside ..)
will be the rest of the children on one side
and you the Sunday school teacher on the other .
You will say the child's name out loud and tell that child to hear
and follow only your voice . The other children at this time can be
sitting on the floor talking to each other or singing a little hymn .
Your voice is to be louder than theirs and directing the child
with the blindfold to keep hearing your voice and to keep walking in your direction .
Let each child have a turn at this game and at the end have them sit all in
one group and ask the following questions.
1. How did it feel to be blindfolded ? Talk about it.
2. Talk about how those who we learn about in the Bible who were blind and Jesus
then gave them sight. How do you think they felt ?
Suggested Bible Reading : MARK 10 :46-52
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho
with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus,
the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began
to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace:
but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David,
have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called.
And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise;
he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou
that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him,
Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made
thee whole. And immediately he received his sight,
and followed Jesus in the way.
Lesson Questions :
1. Fill in the blanks for today's Bible verse :
My _________ hear my _______, and I know them, and they follow ________:
2. Did the blind man follow Jesus after Jesus gave him sight ? vs 52.
3. What was the blind man doing by the highway side ? vs .46
4. Jesus is known and addressed by other names in verse 47.
Fill in the blanks : Jesus of __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Jesus Son Of __ __ __ ___ __.
5. WORD SCRAMBLE
EJUSS ______ _______ ______ _______ _____
THAIF ______ _______ ______ _________ ______
LBNDI ______ _______ ______ ________ ______
MCYER ______ ______ ______ ______ _______
VCOIE ______ _______ _______ ______ ________
EEPSH ______ ________ _______ ______ _______
6. Do you --will you believe , trust and follow Jesus ?
7. Read the following to the children from-- John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,
the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.
8. True or False : The blind man's name was
Johnathan . ( f ) Bartimaeus- vs. 46.
9. True of False : Bartimaeus was healed by Jesus
because of the firm faith he had in Jesus .
( True )
Read Verse 52 -- One more time to the children
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
He Showed Me The Way
He showed me the way
And taught me to pray
Helping me to live humbly...
The Light of Christ burns bright
Giving true hope and sight
That I may see the path set before me;
One mysterious path
Paved with eternal truth
Blessed with answered prayer
Filled with wonder and joy...
He showed me the way
And taught me to pray
Helping me to live humbly.
Based on John 14:6 -17
My Sheep Hear My Voice
My sheep hear My voice, and the path that I take,
They follow wherever I go;
My sheep know My voice and come at my call,
But a stranger’s voice do they not know.
My sheep know My voice, and day by day
They abide in the fold and go not astray,
They love Me because I have made them my choice,
And they follow My call for My sheep know My voice.
My sheep know My voice, and the pastures of green,
Where I lead them so often to feed;
My sheep know My voice and the cool sparkling stream
Where beside its still waters I lead.
My sheep know My voice, and the valley of death
Through which I shall lead them some day;
But no danger nor harm can touch one of them,
For I will be with them alway.
CLOSE IN PRAYER.
Answers : Jesus,faith , blind, mercy , voice , sheep