CODE BREAKERS LESSON SERIES

Jesus spoke often about the Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of Heaven. Theses stories, called

parables, remain a mystery for those who do not have "eyes to see and ears to hear." In this series

kids will examine the clues, break the code, and gain understanding of their role in the Kingdom

of God.


THE SEARCH IS ON

Scripture: Matthew 18:10-14; The Parable of the Lost Sheep

In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus shows us that we belong to Him. When we are lost, He seeks

us out, finds us, and brings us back to safety. 

First Puzzle: kids will search for a set of numbers that are the combination to a locked box. Inside

the locked box kids will find a set of letters, which are the clue for week 2


EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32; The Parable of the Lost Son

In the parable of the lost son, Jesus shows us that God's love has no limits. No matter what we've

done, God welcomes us back to him with open arms.

Second Puzzle: Kids will use a simple substitution to change the letters from week 1 into different

letters.


KEEP AT IT

Scripture: Luke 18:1-8; The Parable of the Persistent Widow

In the parable of the persistent widow, Jesus shows us that we can come to God with whatever we

need.

Third Puzzle: Kids will shuffle the letters from week 2 into a message


HIDDEN GEMS

Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46; Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearls

In these parables, Jesus shows us that God and His kingdom are so precious, we should be willing to

give up everything for them.

Fourth Puzzle: Kids will hunt for their own buried treasure, and uncover a new set of letters.


FOCUSED AND READY

Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13; The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

In the parable of the ten bridesmaids, Jesus shows us that we need to serve God and stay focused on

Him daily and be ready for His return.

Fifth Puzzle: Kids will use the letters from last week to uncover another message

 

SEEING THE PATTERNS

Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35; The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

In the parable of the unforgiving servant, Jesus shows us that not only do we have a loving and

forgiving God, but we should extend that same kind of forgiveness to others. 

Sixth puzzle: Kids will dig through a ball pit (or similar) to find strips of paper with writing on them,

which kids must then assemble like a jigsaw puzzle and find another set of letters.


EYES ON THE PRIZE

Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5; The Speck and the Log

In the parable of the speck and the log, Jesus tells us how important it is not to judge other people.

None of us are perfect, only God is perfect.

Seventh Puzzle: Each kid will receive a copy of the list of letters from last weeks puzzle. We will work

together to change those letters into new letters.


EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER

Scripture: Luke 10:29-37; The Parable of the Good Samaritan

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus shows us what it means to truly love another person - going

the extra mile and giving our all to serve.

Final Puzzle: Kids will work together to unscramble the letters from last week and find a message.

Kids will then put all three messages together to learn the code of the Kingdom.




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