Program Framework: Matthew

Text in blue are links to daily program resources.

DayDaily TitleDaily ThemeDrama TitlesBible StoryMemory VerseActivityBible Diggers

1

Where is the Kingdom?The Kingdom of Heaven is within your reach!
  1. Searching for the Kingdom!
  2. Searching for the Kingdom!
The Three Magi
Matthew 2:1-12
Matthew 3:2b (CEV)
The Kingdom of heaven will soon be here.
  • Follow the Magi (SG)
  • Star Search (LG)
  • Knightly Name Tags (Artisans)
Star Search
Matthew 2:1-12
Child Version
Youth Version

2

Who is the King?King Jesus is the Son of God
  1. The King’s Temptation
  2. The King’s Temptation
Jesus’ Temptation
Matthew 4:1-11
Matthew 16:16 (CEV)
You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
  • Who Am I? (SG)
  • Tests & Temptations (LG)
  • Who is the King? Body Art (Artisans)
Tempting
Matthew 4:1-11
Child Version
Youth Version

3

Who Can Become the King's Knight?It’s only God’s grace that gets us into the Kingdom of Heaven
  1. The Prodigal Knight
  2. The Prodigal Knight
The Rich Young Man
Matthew 19:16-22
John 14:6b (CEV)
Jesus answered, “Without me, no one can go to the Father.
  • Eating with the Pigs (SG)
  • Getting through the Gate (LG)
  • Design a Home (Artisans)
Good Question
Matthew 19:16-22
Child Version
Youth Version

4

How Do You Become the King's Knight?Inviting Jesus into our Castles (Hearts)
  1. Come into the Castle
  2. Come Out of the Rain!
The Wise & Foolish Builders
Matthew 7:24-27
John 1:12 (CEV)
Yet some people accepted him and put their faith in him. So he gave them the right to be the children of God
  • Castle Pyramids (SG)
  • Kings in Their Castles(LG)
  • Castle Building Contest (Artisans)
Wind Rain
Matthew 7:24-27
Child Version
Youth Version

5

Qualities of the King's KnightEvery knight of the King lives by a code of ethics (the fruits of the Spirit)
  1. The Night of Knights!
  2. Picnic Time
Feeding of the 5000
Matthew 14:13-21
Galatians 5:22,23a (CEV)
God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self controlled.
  • Mirror Me!(SG)
  • Fruit Salad Upset (LG)
  • Knightly Emblems (Artisans)
Picnic Time
Matthew 14:13-21
Child Version
Youth Version

6

The Goal of a King's KnightPursue a relationship with Jesus more than anything else.
  1. Pursue the Pearl of Great Price
  2. Pursue the Pearl of Great Price
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price
Matthew 13:45,46
Matthew 6:33 (CEV)
But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants.
  • Hidden Pearls (SG)
  • The Great Pearl Hunt (LG)
  • Pearl Necklaces (Artisans)
Pursue the Pearl!
Matthew 13:44-46
Child Version
Youth Version

7

The Tools of a King's KnightGod’s Word and prayer can help you through any trouble.
  1. Trouble Waters!
  2. Troubled Waters!
Jesus walks on water
Matthew 14:22-33
Philippians 4:6a (CEV)
Do not worry about anything, but pray about everything
  • Whispered Prayers (SG)
  • Water-rama! (LG)
  • Prayer Journals (Artisans)
Water King
Matthew 14:22-33
Child Version
Youth Version

8

The Power of a King's KnightWe can do all things through the power of God.
  1. The Dragon of Dismal Forest
  2. Power, Power, Power!
The Healing of Jairus’ Daughter
Matthew 9:18,19,23-26
Philippians 4:13 (CEV)
Christ gives me the strength to face anything
  • Dragon, Sword, Stone (SG)
  • Dragon Tail! (LG)
  • Dragon Sculptures (Artisans)
Power, Power, Power!
Matthew 9:18,19,23-26
Child Version
Youth Version

9

Why Did the King have to Die?Jesus died so that we might have eternal life.
  1. The King’s Death
  2. The King’s Death
Pilate’s Plight and Jesus’ Death
Matthew 27:11-56
John 11:25 (CEV)
I am the one who raises the dead to life! Everyone who has faith in me will live, even if they die.
  • What's the News? Game (SG)
  • Capture the King! (LG)
  • Kingly Crowns (Artisans)
At Crossroads
Matthew 27:31-54
Child Version
Youth Version

10

The King Lives!Go tell others about the great news of Jesus!
  1. The King Lives Forever!
  2. The King Lives Forever!
The Resurrection
Matthew 28
Matthew 28:20b (CEV)
I will be with you always, even until the end of the world.
  • Celebrate the Kingdom! (SG)
  • Celebrate the Kingdom! (LG)
  • Celebrate the Kingdom! (Artisans)
  • Optional Idea: Hold a Carnival
Surprise!
Matthew 28:1-20
Child Version
Youth Version

 

Matthew: Curriculum Introduction

Curriculum:

Matthew: Welcome to the Kingdom

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This Leader’s Manual contains creative materials for ten days of ministry. It is constructed to be used in a variety of set­tings: city park outreach, beach missions, camp chapels and devotions, any place where children gather. Since each con­text provides its own unique resources and constraints, this material is not presented in the form of a curriculum, but rather as a collection of tools that can be cut, pasted, arranged and rearranged to fit the gifts of your ministry team, the needs of the children you serve, and the demands of your particular setting.

The materials presented in this manual are structured around a Medieval Kingdom theme. In each daily drama, two charac­ters, Little Faith and Squire Doubtful learn the truths of what it means to be a knight (a servant) in the Kingdom of Heaven. Little Faith and Squire Doubtful start off pursuing the dream of becoming knights. In the process they meet Jesus, become knighted (become Christians), and take on the high calling of the Kingdom of Heaven’s knights by pursuing the pearl of great price (pursuing a relationship with Jesus).

A corresponding Bible story presentation for each day allows the children to meet and talk to individuals who learned truths about the Kingdom of Heaven. Most of the dramas and Bible stories are based on the book of Matthew. Children will also be introduced to other fun characters like the King, the Court Musician and Minstrels, the Royal Chef and Royal Baker, Jesters Jack and Jinx and Sheriff Nodding­Off.

The manual also includes strategies for teaching memory verses, quiz time ideas, coordinating game suggestions, as well as ideas for working with pre­readers.. The reproducible Bible Digger study sheets on the Gospel of Matthew includ­ed with this resource, rounds out the program, providing an opportunity for children to read and respond to God’s word in a small group setting.

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