Primary Grade Level Lesson
For Sunday School

In The Arms Of Jesus
Opening Prayer: Join in prayer today asking
 our Heavenly Father to help us
understand the lessons He wants us
to learn through His Word.
Bible Verse of Focus:
Mark 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of
 such children in my name, receiveth me:
 and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me,
 but him that sent me.
For Teachers -  Read Passage Twice and tell the children there will
be follow up questions after the reading.
Today's Bible Reading :
33 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them,
 What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
 34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them,
If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
 36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them:
 and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name,
 receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me,
 receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Mark 9
Follow Up Discussion  Questions:
1. Did Jesus get an answer to the question he asked of his disciples ?
 ______________(Vs. 34)
2. Fill in the blanks of  verse 34 :   But they held their ________: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the _________.
3. How many disciples did Jesus sit down with  ?_______  Vs. 35
4. Who did Jesus take into His arms ?_____________ vs. 36
5. Fill in the blanks of vs 37:
Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my __________,
 receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive __________,
 receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
6. What do the arms of Jesus mean to you ?
Talk about it !
7. Do you trust and believe in Jesus ?
You can share your answer out loud with others
   or just quietly in your heart. 
Today's Poem
He Picked Me Up 

Mother didn’t tell me where we were journeying to
Just that there was something she needed to do.
My legs were getting tired from walking all day
Then with excitement she started to say,
“There He is… the One we came to see”.
And we stood near Him quietly
Until He picked me up 
As He spoke to others.

He picked me up
So tenderly
The Son of God
Held me in His arm 
Protecting me 
From all harm...

While others
Looked on
Curious and
And then 

With eyes newly opened
To understand
The real 
Of His 
Julie Pisacane ©
Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd,
Our little ones are dear to Thee;
Gathered with Thine arms and carried
In Thy bosom may they be
Sweetly, gently, safely tended,
From all want and danger free.
Tender Shepherd, never leave them
From Thy fold to go astray;
By Thy look of love directed,
May they walk the narrow way;
Thus direct them, and protect them,
Lest they fall an easy prey.
Let Thy holy Word instruct them:
Fill their minds with heav’nly light;
Let Thy love and grace constrain them,
To approve whate’er is right,
Take Thine easy yoke and wear it,
And to prove Thy burden light.
Close With Prayer.


Julie Pisacane