PreK-5th Grade
Sunday School

Psalm 138: 1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing your praise


  • What does this verse tell us? First, it tells us how to praise God.  With our whole hearts!  What does that mean? 
  • Next, it tells us that when we are thankful with our whole hearts, we aren’t ashamed to sing God’s praises in front of everyone!
  • Reread this verse and add actions to the verse to help you to remember and understand the verse.  
  •  “I will give thanks to you (raise hands in praise) “O Lord” (look to the sky) with my whole heart (point to your heart) before the gods I will sing your praise (put hands to lips and then outward, in a singing motion)   (That almost looks like blowing kisses.)Repeat this a few times with the actions.
  • What are some things we can give thanks for? 
  • What are some things that we don’t always feel thankful for, but should? (Homework, vegetables, ….)   Can we still be thankful with our whole hearts?
  • God can see our hearts. Even if we say nice things, but think mean thoughts, God knows, and that disappoints him. If we are thankful with our whole hearts, we are happy to sing His praise for the whole world to hear!
Read "The Disciples" from Spark Story Bible on the main Sunday School page
  • What was Jesus telling people they should do?  (Repent, and stop doing bad things)
  • Where was Jesus when he was speaking to the crowd?  (a fishing boat)
  • Who are Simon and Andrew?  (Fishermen)
  • What did Jesus do for them? (He told them to drop their nets and they caught a lot of fish)
  • Who were the two sets of brothers?  Did they listen to Jesus?
  • What did Jesus tell them they would be catching if they followed him?  What does that mean?
  • Who was the tax collector?
  • Name the seven others Jesus met that day.
  • How many disciples were there all together? 
A fun children's message video  from Ministry to Children.  
What does it mean to believe in Jesus? How do we know the truth of what He says and who He is? We teach children many stories from the Bible, but it is important for us to emphasize that the Bible is the true word of God, and every story in it actually happened. This message contrasts popular legends and fairy tale stories with the life of Jesus, to explain that Jesus truly did live on Earth. The message also reminds kids that although we don’t see Him, He is still alive and with us today!

Some craft ideas from Ministry to Children.
There are a lot of stories and myths that seem to go around these days. Children need reminded that the Bible is not just a collection of fictional tales, but verifiable truths, and ones that we should recognize as the most essential influences in our lives. These crafts aim to stress for kids that Jesus was and is alive and real, and that seeking Him is the most important thing we can do. “Seeing-Eye Glasses” recall how we know Christ is with us, even if we don’t physically see Him. A “Most Important Things Collage” looks at the difference between things we want, need, and need most of all.