Only by going God's way and choosing to take Jesus as our Lord and Saviour will
we be safe.
Materials You Need:
Make copies of the pattern from the link below:
A lamb under a tree opens up to show two lambs, because Lamb has wandered
away and must choose which way to go. One lamb is torn off, because
Lamb decides to return to the Good Shepherd.
(Fold sheet vertically and cut out lamb and tree, but do not unfold
Wooly was a little lamb who would not stay in the fold with the other
sheep. He was naughty and would not listen to the shepherd. Lambs
are like this aren't they? (Let the children respond
Every day he would run away even though the shepherd called him by name.
One day he wandered far away until at last it grew dark, and he found himself
beneath a large tree. He was all alone and he was frightened.
There was terrible danger from wild animals. Should he stay and face
possible death or return to the fold? (Unfold tree and show both
The Good Shepherd:
What choice should he make? (Let the children respond
last he decided return to the fold where there was safety in the hands of the
Good Shepherd. (Tear off one lamb
). Wooly slept safely that
night knowing that he was protected by his shepherd. John 10:11 says:
"I am the Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the
We too are in great danger as the devil desires to destroy our lives. We
must decide which way we want to go. John 10:12-13 says:
"The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep,
so when he sees
the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away.
Then the wolf
attacks the flock and scatters it.
The man runs away because he is a
hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep."
Choosing God's Way:
Only by choosing to take Jesus as our Lord and Saviour will we be safe.
Jesus loves us and said that He would never leave us. (Fold the
sheet and cut out the Cross
). If we accept Jesus, we will find joy,
peace and safety for our lives. John 10:14 says:
"I am the Good Shepherd, I know my sheep and My sheep know Me."
I hope He is your Good Shepherd!