The Psalmist wisely recorded, "If you kept record of our sins, no one could last long. But you forgive us, and so we will worship you." Psalm 130:3,4 CEV We worship--God pours out a blessing. What a splendid way to live. Everything elementary teachers need to organize this thirteen week beach series on forgiveness and blessing is in one notebook filled with scheduling suggestions, decorating ideas, complete lesson plans and more for weekly one hour sessions.
Students gather at SURFER DUDE OPENING to get acquainted, sing and organize activity groups. Three learning centers keep students busy. WIPE OUT BEACH--STORIES ON THE SAND feature events from the lives of Bible people who experienced God's special love and forgiveness. FUN ON WIPE OUT BEACH is a game and craft activity center where simple summer projects are completed and beach games are played. PICNIC ON WIPE OUT BEACH is a snack/memorization activity enter. Summer snacks and memory verses keep the students coming back for more.
Weekly themes include: ADAM AND EVE...FORGIVEN OF DISOBEDIENCE, NOAH...THE BIG WIPE OUT, JOSEPH'S BROTHERS..FORGIVEN OF DISHONESTY, GIDEON...FORGIVENESS FOR A WIMP, SAMSON...FORGIVENESS OF FOOLISHNESS, NAOMI...FORGIVENESS FOR BITTERNESS, JESUS...COMING TO FORGIVE, NICODEMUS...THE PATTERN OF FORGIVENESS, PETER...LEARNING ABOUT FORGIVENESS, MAN AT BETHESDA POOL...THE DAY FORGIVENESS WAS A SIN, MARY'S PERFUME...GRATEFUL FOR FORGIVENESS, SAUL BECOMES PAUL...FORGIVEN AND CHANGED.
Week #13 is reserved for WIPE OUT BEACH PARTY! Invite the whole church to Wipe Out Beach for a Sunday morning picnic and celebration. Sing, laugh and entertain the gang as this hot, hot, hot program concludes. Feel forgiven? If not, this is the Sunday School series for you.