July 26 Sunday School Material

Dear Families,

Below is this week's Sunday School lesson for you to use at home with your kids!

We use The Gospel Project Bible Study curriculum for our 9:30am Preschool/K classes and 11:00am Elementary Sunday School classes.  We have been going through the Bible chronologically on a journey to discover how the gospel unfolds.

We post the weekly Sunday School lesson here on the blog and upload the lesson material in the KidMin @ CCAC Group every Thursday for the coming Sunday.  (The previous week’s resources will be removed when the new week is uploaded.)


Follow these instructions to start:
  1. Login to the KidMin @ CCAC Group to access the material (you need to join and request membership, ONLY PARENTS CAN BE MEMBERS)
    请登陆 KidMin @ CCAC Group 申请成为“会员”,  以获取教会儿童部的信息资料,包括儿童主日学,儿童崇拜,儿童俱乐部的教材内容
  2. Scroll down to the Resources section on the group page (you need to be granted membership first)
    当你被确认会员资格后,在网页“ group page ”,鼠标滚动到页面下半部,点击进入 Resources 部分
  3. Print out the Activity Page for your kids to work on
    打印 Activity Page 提供给孩子练习
  4. Open your Bible to the scripture passage
    打开圣经找到相应经文 
  5. Go through the Bible Story
    浏览阅读圣经故事
    • Pre/K and Gr1-4: watch the Bible Story Video together as a family
      低年级的孩子(学前班到4年级),家长可以陪同一起观看圣经故事的影片
    • Gr5-6: read the passage together and then watch the video
      5-6年级的孩子,先阅读圣经经文,再观看影片
    1. Talk about the story with your family
      跟家人一起分享所读(看)的圣经故事 
      • Use the questions found under the Family Discussion Starters on the Activity Pages (for pre/k and gr1-4)
        在 Activity Pages 的 "Family Discussion Starters" 里找到相关问题和孩子一起回答
      • Ask open-ended questions
        用开放式的方法提问
      • Share your insights and encourage your kids to share
        跟孩子分享你的体会和感受
    2. Watch the Questions From Kids Video for additional discussion (optional)
      观看 Questions From Kids Video 影片,进行更多的讨论
    3. Try doing the Family Activity on the Activity Pages (for pre/k and gr1-4) sometime during the week
      在一周之内,参考 Activity Pages 里的家庭活动 "Family Activity",和孩子们进行各种互动

      Here is the lesson for the week of July 26

      Story Point:
      Jesus gave sight to a man who was blind.


      Bible Passage:
      John 9

      (summarized for kids)
      Jesus was walking with His disciples when He saw a man who had been born blind. The disciples asked, “Teacher, why was this man born blind? Did this happen because of his sin or his parents’ sin?”

      Jesus answered, “Neither his sin nor his parents’ sin caused this. This man was born blind so that people could see God’s power through him.” Jesus would be on earth for a short time so He healed people to show what God is like. Jesus said, “While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”

      Then Jesus spit on the ground and made mud. He put the mud on the eyes of the man who was blind. “Go and wash in the pool of Siloam,” Jesus instructed. The man went and washed. When he came back, he could see.

      The man’s neighbors were amazed. They took the man to the religious leaders, and they asked him how he was healed. “A man put mud on my eyes. I washed, and now I can see,” he said.

      The religious leaders were upset because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath again. They did not want to believe that Jesus could give sight to people who were blind. Over and over again, the man who was healed told the religious leaders what happened. The man believed Jesus must have come from God. But the religious leaders threw the man out of the synagogue.

      Jesus came to the man again and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

      The man answered, “Tell me who He is so I can believe in Him.”

      “You have already seen Him,” Jesus replied. “The Son of Man is talking to you now.”

      The man said, “I believe, Lord!” and he worshiped Jesus.


      Christ Connection:
      Pre/K
      Sin keeps us from seeing what is true about God. Jesus came as light into a dark world. He helps us see what is true so we can know God. Those who trust in Jesus are freed from sin and worship Jesus as Lord.
      Gr1-6
      Our sin makes us unable to see the truth about God. Jesus came as a light in a dark world. He came to give us sight—true understanding of God and His kingdom. Those who trust in Jesus see who He is and worship Him.


      Key Passage:
      Isaiah 53:4-5
      Pre/K
      "Surely he took up our pain ... ; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." (NIV)
      Gr1-6
      "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed." (ESV)


      Big Picture Question:
      Pre/K
      Why did God create people? God created people to love Him and give Him glory.
      Gr1-6
      Why did God create people? God created people to worship Him, love Him, and show His glory.


      FOR THE PARENTS
      In the Old Testament, Isaiah prophesied about the coming Messiah. Isaiah 35:5-6 tells about a time when “the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy.” When God the Son came to earth, He came as a Healer—removing skin diseases, raising the dead to life, making the lame walk, and giving sight to the blind.

      John 9 gives us a glimpse of the kingdom of God, where creation is redeemed, and opens our eyes to the greater purpose of suffering in our lives. The disciples asked Jesus a question that many still wrestle with today: Why is this person suffering? (In this case, why was this man born blind?) Was it because of sin?

      Jesus’ answer gives hope to anyone facing suffering: “Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him” (John 9:3). Because Jesus is Lord over everything, all suffering in this life has meaning and purpose.

      Miraculously, Jesus gave sight to the man who was blind. The man’s neighbors noticed the change, and he told them what Jesus had done for him. But the reaction of the religious leaders—skepticism and unbelief—reveals a different kind of blindness: spiritual blindness. Sin keeps us from seeing what is true about God. Jesus came as light into a dark world. He helps us see what is true so we can know God.

      Our sin makes us unable to see the truth about God. Jesus came as a light in a dark world. He came to give us sight—true understanding of God and His kingdom. Those who trust in Jesus see who He is and worship Him.

      Those who trust in Jesus are freed from sin and worship Jesus as Lord. We can live fully in the light of Jesus as we seek to make Him known to others so that their eyes might be opened to the truth of the gospel as well.