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"New Year New Life" Free Sample Lesson (download only)

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Enjoy this free sample lesson plan from the larger “New Year New Life” 4-Week Curriculum for children's ministry designed to help kids (and teachers) start the year off right by focusing on the good news of the gospel. After the chaos of 2020, what better way could there be to start 2021 than by helping kids to see what it means to start a new life with Jesus. For the sake of these lessons, we will be following a simple gospel outline of God, Man, Christ, Response. Click here to see the full series.

About this Sample Lesson Plan

MAN Sinned Against God (Lesson #2)

Theme: New Year New Life

Memory Verse: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Challenge Verse: “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.” James 1:13

Bible Story: The Fall - Genesis 3

The Point: Everyone has sinned and gone against God’s perfect plan

About the "New Year New Life" Curriculum 

“New Year New Life” is a 4-week Sunday School series designed to help kids (and teachers) start the year off right by focusing on the good news of the gospel. After the chaos of 2020, what better way could there be to start 2021 than by helping kids to see what it means to start a new life with Jesus. For the sake of these lessons, we will be following a simple gospel outline of God, Man, Christ, Response.

We have no idea what 2021 will hold, but we can know the One (God) who does. These lessons help kids see their need for salvation and give kids who are already believers a framework for talking to their friends about Jesus.

Click here for the full 4-Week Curriculum

EACH LESSON INCLUDES

  • Introductory Activity
  • Large Group Worship Time
    • Welcome activity
    • Study God’s Word – teaching materials for the Biblical text
    • 3 song suggestions
    • Prayer
  • Small Group Lessons (2 options – ages 5-8 and ages 8-12)
    • Review
    • Application
    • Memory Verse
    • Prayer
    • All necessary printables and resources
  • Take home – family devotional guide 

    ABOUT BETHANY DARWIN 

    AUTHOR’S BIO: Bethany Darwin spent 20 years working full time in children’s ministry before recently coming home to raise her son. During her years in children’s ministry, Bethany discovered gaps in the available curriculum and often struggled to find a curriculum that worked in her church setting. It was this discovery that awakened a passion in her for writing children’s ministry curriculum. 

    Bethany is a popular curriculum writer for Ministry-to-children and you can find many resources of hers there. You can connect with Bethany through Facebook at ‘Treasure Trunk Books’ or on IG at ‘Treasure Trunk Kids.’ On these pages, she shares articles and resources for families as well as what she is doing to point her little one to Christ. You can also find other resources of hers there. Bethany is a member of Faith Bible Church in Naples, Florida where she serves in children’s ministry.

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    H.O.
    Excellent, Biblically-sound Resource

    I appreciated the many hands-on activities included with the lesson to seal the truths in the children's hearts and minds. The emphasis on scripture was good (not dumbed down). I was surprised at quite a few typos in such high quality material.

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    J.L.
    Highly recomended!

    Really great material! I love the sound doctrine and ithe fact that it provides with everything you need like lessons for large and small groups, devotionals to take home, music suggestions, and activities to complement the lessons, for in person and online presentation. Very adaptable material!

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    G.S.
    The title is captivating

    I enjoyed the lesson even while teaching them. The title really captivated the kids and was so eager to learn

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    T.W.
    A Great Way to teach children about the gospel

    I really enjoyed the structure and layout of your lessons. Thank you for this awesome ministry to our Lord. May it continued to be blessed and little ones come to Jesus!

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    G.N.
    Gods plan

    Excellent teaching very good for the children 👏

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    K.
    Wonderful

    The curriculum is always great!

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    R.M.
    Excellent lesson plans

    Excellent lesson plans.
    Thank you,
    Bob Miller

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    When I started teaching my 8-10 year old Sunday school group, the store's prepared lesson on Creation, I noticed such a difference in their participation. They were eager to answer questions and their responses were so much more responsive. It was as if a light bulb had lit up in their minds! I consider the Sunday school store to be a real blessing for both my and my students.