Sunday School Lessons on “The Harvest is Great” from Matthew 9:35-10:11

This week’s Sunday School lessons are from the passage where Jesus declares, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” This is a powerful lesson on evangelism and our role in sharing the Good News. These teaching activities are based on Matthew 9:35-10:11. For this week’s Bible curriculum, we’ve included everything you need to teach. Simply download the lesson materials below.

There are several options for this week’s lesson – the downloads are in print-friendly PDF format. Links to other websites are noted as offsite links. We’ve included complete teacher notes along with craft examples, object lessons, coloring pages, and worksheets. Use this free material in your children’s ministry or home this Sunday, June 14th, 2020.

The Harvest is Great Sunday School Lessons

More Teaching Ideas from Matthew 9:35-10:11

Craft Ideas on the Harvest is Ready (included in 1st lesson above)

Harvest Time from Sermons4Kids (offsite link)

New Believer’s Workbook for Kids (offsite link)

Gospel Coloring Book for Kids (offsite link)

Matthew 28:19 Scripture Memory Song

God’s Story about Telling “God’s Story”

See our suggested Great Commission playlist on YouTube (offsite)

Crafts about the Harvest is Great

Use these crafts when teaching kids about the sharing the Gospel with others (aka evangelism). They work with any lesson plan about telling others about God’s love. We wrote them to accompany a Matthew 9:37-38 Sunday School lesson. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.

Object Lesson on Sharing the Gospel

Use this object lesson to share a message with children about sharing the Gospel with others. This sermon is based on Matthew 9:35-10:11 where Jesus talks about the plentiful harvest ready for those who are sharing Good News. Print the message notes below, watch our example video, and gather your supplies.

Matthew 9:35-10:11 The Workers are Few

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”  And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, 10 no bag for your journey, or two tunics[ or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his food. 11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart.  –Matthew 9:35-10:11 ESV

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