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Lost Sheep

Application:

Hunting for lost sheep shows how Jesus cares for us.

Materials Needed:

Several toy lambs or sheep.
Alternately you could use pictures of lambs or sheep.

Memory Verse:

"Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and knows His sheep" (John 10:14).

Age Group:

Preschool to Grade 2.

 

 
I'll find my lost sheep!

Introduction:

Jesus told this story (Luke 15:1-6) to the tax collectors, Pharisees and Teachers.  "Suppose a man had a hundred sheep and lost one of them.  Won't he leave his ninety-nine other sheep in a field and go and look for the lost sheep until he finds it?

And when he finds it, he picks it up and carries it on his shoulder to his home.  He then calls his friends and neighbours together and says to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost sheep!"

The Game:

In this scavenger hunt, toy lambs or sheep are hidden around the room.  The children will search for the lambs and bring them back to a safe place that you have shown them.

Alternately, let them look for the Safe Place and stand there so that you can tell them that they are safe.  You can give them clues such as, "You are getting Warmer," or "It's starting to get colder!"

The Safe Place:

After the game, tell them the story of the Lost Sheep and that Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and knows His sheep" (John 10:14).  Jesus watches over each one of us, and our Safe Place is knowing that Jesus is with us all the time!

So we don't have to be afraid of the dark or being lost, because Jesus loves us and cares for us, and said He would never leave us.

God bless!

 

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