Superbook transports Chris, Joy, and Gizmo back in time to experience the story of Creation. Your students will learn important lessons about obedience and forgiveness and discover that although we do things we shouldn’t—God is full of love and has a wonderful plan for our future.
LESSON 1: HONOR GOD
SuperTruth: I will honor God as my Creator and obey His Word.
SuperVerse: “You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God.” Deuteronomy 28:2 (NLT)
LESSON 2: RESIST TEMPTATION
SuperTruth: God created me to do good things.
SuperVerse: "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
LESSON 3: GOD HAS A PLAN
SuperTruth: God has a plan to bring me back to Him.
SuperVerse: “And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head and you will strike His heel.” Genesis 3:15 (NLT)
For middle schoolers, it may seem like an impossibly tall order to ask them to stop comparing themselves to others. They don’t live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of...their peers. Or so it seems. Everyone asks the question, “Am I good enough?” Good enough for what? Good enough to be worthy of love and admiration. The answer has to be: You have God’s love… What else do you need?
This lesson looks at Jesus calming the storm (found in Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25). Jesus wakes up, calms the storm, and knocks his disciples’ lack of faith. When you go through storms in your own life, do you have Jesus in your boat? If so, have you asked him to calm the storm or are you afraid to wake him up?
After hearing Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Chris and Joy can't wait to put what they've heard into practice. Comic chaos results from their over-eager and misguided attempts to put the Beatitudes into action. SUPERBOOK shows up to take them back to hear the Sermon again--and to walk beside the disciples as even they struggle to understand and live according to Jesus' teaching. Chris and Joy witness Jesus' encounter with a Roman Centurion and learn that the Kingdom of God is open to everyone who accepts the Lord and tries to follow the narrow path of Christ's footsteps. Back home, Chris displays his new understanding at a Bible study group that the first step in leading a Christian life is admitting you can't do it without God's help.
*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.
Superbook Episode: The Sermon on the Mount