1) PARENT PREPARATION

Note to Parents: “Teaching a Sunday School Lesson” is a weekly episode on the Lutheran radio show Issues Etc. that correlates to this specific Sunday School curriculum. Listening to either of these 30-minute conversations will give you the basic Bible points to teach your child(ren).

With LCMS Pastor Tom Baker (2017): https://issuesetc.org/2017/09/26/2694-teaching-a-sunday-school-lesson-elijah-taken-to-heaven-pr-tom-baker-92617/

With Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House (2009): https://issuesetc.org/2009/10/13/teaching-a-sunday-school-lesson-elijah-is-taken-to-heaven/

 

2) WEB PAGES THAT CORRESPOND TO THIS SPECIFIC LESSON

This week’s Bible text, 2 Kings 2:1-15 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Kings+2%3A1-15&version=ESV

Overview of this lesson from the publisher (CPH):
https://seedsoffaith.cph.org/2017/09/28/old-testament-4-lesson-5-elijah-is-taken-to-heaven/

This lesson’s Everyday Faith Family Page from the publisher (CPH):
https://www1.cph.org/sundayschool/downloads/OT4_EveryDayFaith_L5.pdf

 

3) AGE-APPROPRIATE MATERIALS FROM OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS:

Ages 3 through Kindergarten (6-page PDF)

First, Second and Third Grade (7-page PDF)

Fourth and Fifth Grade (5-page PDF)

 

4) EXTRA OPTIONAL LINKS

Illustrated retelling of this week’s Bible story (for younger children):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyVKpOVSg7Y

“Elijah and Elisha” animation (for older children): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faf-K4qe-W0

“Elijah Was Taken” song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ02iH7Cy6g

Elijah and the Whirlwind Coloring Page: https://coloringhome.com/coloring-page/92724?album=elijah-chariot-of-fire-coloring-page

Elijah’s Whirlwind Bible Verse Craft
1) Scroll down this page for directions: https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bible-crafts-elijah-heaven.html#colorsheet
2) Use this free printable for the fiery chariot needed in the craft: https://digin-resources.group.com/media/10058/q2_lesson-05_elijah-and-chariot-of-fire_handout.pdf