Matthew 11:2-11 (John the Baptist) Sunday School Lessons and Activities

This week’s Gospel reading (Sunday December 15, 2019) is from Matthew 11 verses 2-11 where John the Baptist sends messengers to Jesus and asks if he is the Messiah. These Bible studies for Sunday School will help you teach the main idea of this scripture passage and show children that Jesus is the fulfillment of all the promises of Scripture.


Sunday School Lesson from Matthew 11:2-11

  • John the Baptist Children’s Sermon (Matthew 11:2-11) Signs of the Messiah Object Lesson

Main Objective of this Lesson: Children are driven by images, signs, and visual reminders. This lesson capitalizes on that theme by discussing how Jesus was revealed using signs and wonders. However, the essential element to remember is that Jesus proved who He was by His life, death, and resurrection. Miracles and wonders are great, but what we know this side of the Incarnation is even better!


Learning Activities from Matthew 11:2-11 for Sunday School


Lectionary Reference: THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Year A. December 15, 2019


Matthew 11:2-11 (NIV) Messengers from John the Baptist

2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”

4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’

11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

See Matthew 11:2-11 on Bible Gateway to compare translations

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