On the Road to Emmaus: Recognizing Jesus and Sharing His Love (Luke 24:13-35)

The Sunday school lesson on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) teaches children about the importance of recognizing Jesus in our daily lives, trusting in His presence and guidance, and sharing His love with others. Through Bible reading, discussion, craft activities, and an object lesson, children learn about the story of two disciples who encountered Jesus on their journey, and how He revealed Himself to them. The lesson emphasizes the importance of recognizing Jesus in our daily lives, sharing His love with others through acts of kindness and compassion, and trusting in His presence and guidance.

Objective: By the end of this lesson, children will learn about the story of The Road to Emmaus, understand the importance of recognizing Jesus in our lives, and learn how to share His love with others.

Materials Needed: Bibles, paper, pencils, crayons or markers, construction paper, scissors, glue, decorative supplies.

Introduction (10 minutes):

  1. Gather the children in a circle and welcome them to the lesson.
  2. Ask the children if they have ever gone on a journey or a long walk and how they felt during the journey.
  3. Explain to the children that today’s lesson will be about two disciples who went on a journey and encountered Jesus along the way.

Bible Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):

  1. Ask the children to open their Bibles to Luke 24:13-35 and read the passage.
  2. Ask the children to summarize the story in their own words.
  3. Discuss with the children why the disciples didn’t recognize Jesus and how He revealed Himself to them.
  4. Emphasize to the children the importance of recognizing Jesus in our lives and how He is always with us, even when we don’t see Him.

Craft Activity (20 minutes):

  1. Provide the children with construction paper, scissors, glue, and decorative supplies.
  2. Instruct the children to create a road or path using the construction paper and decorate it with different scenes from The Road to Emmaus story.
  3. Encourage the children to be creative and include details from the story, such as the two disciples walking and talking with Jesus, and the breaking of bread.
  4. As the children work on their crafts, discuss with them how we can recognize Jesus in our daily lives and how we can share His love with others.

Object Lesson (15 minutes):

  1. Provide the children with paper, pencils, and crayons or markers.
  2. Instruct the children to write or draw about a time when they felt Jesus’ presence in their lives.
  3. Encourage the children to share their experiences with each other and discuss how they can share Jesus’ love with others.
  4. Emphasize to the children that sharing Jesus’ love with others can be done through acts of kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.

Conclusion (10 minutes):

  1. Recap the main points of the lesson and how they can apply them to their lives.
  2. Pray with the children, thanking God for always being with us and guiding us on our journeys.
  3. Remind the children that Jesus is always with them, even when they don’t see Him, and that He wants them to share His love with others.
  4. Encourage the children to continue to recognize Jesus in their daily lives and to share His love with others through their actions and words.

Title: The Road to Emmaus: Recognizing Jesus in our Everyday Lives

Objective: By the end of this lesson, children will learn the importance of recognizing Jesus in their everyday lives and how they can share His love with others.

Materials Needed: Bibles, paper, pencils or markers, decorative supplies, bread, juice or wine.

Introduction (10 minutes):

  1. Welcome the children with a warm smile and southern charm.
  2. Ask the children if they have ever had a moment when they didn’t recognize someone they knew well.
  3. Explain that in today’s lesson, we will learn about a story where some people didn’t recognize Jesus, even though they knew Him well.

Bible Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):

  1. Ask the children to open their Bibles to Luke 24:13-35 and read the passage.
  2. Explain to the children that this story happened after Jesus’ death and resurrection.
  3. Ask the children to summarize the story in their own words.
  4. Discuss with the children why the disciples didn’t recognize Jesus and how they finally recognized Him.
  5. Emphasize to the children the importance of recognizing Jesus in our everyday lives and how we can share His love with others.

Craft Activity (20 minutes):

  1. Provide the children with paper, pencils or markers, and decorative supplies.
  2. Instruct the children to draw a picture of a time when they recognized Jesus in their lives.
  3. Encourage the children to be creative and include details from the story, such as the breaking of bread.
  4. As the children work on their crafts, discuss with them how they can recognize Jesus in their everyday lives and share His love with others.

Object Lesson (15 minutes):

  1. Provide the children with bread and juice or wine.
  2. Instruct the children to share the bread and juice or wine with each other, just as Jesus shared with the disciples.
  3. Encourage the children to think about how they can share Jesus’ love with others and recognize Him in their lives.
  4. Emphasize to the children that just as Jesus appeared to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, He is always with us and we can recognize Him in our everyday lives.

Conclusion (10 minutes):

  1. Recap the main points of the lesson and how they can apply them to their lives.
  2. Pray with the children, thanking God for always being with us and for the opportunity to recognize Jesus in our everyday lives.
  3. Remind the children that they can share Jesus’ love with others by recognizing Him in their everyday lives.
  4. Encourage the children to continue to read and study God’s Word, and to recognize Jesus in their everyday lives.
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