Sunday School Lesson “The Transfiguration of Jesus” from Matthew 17:1-9

These Sunday School Lessons are about Jesus’ Transfiguration. The Scripture references is Matthew 17:1-9. For this week’s Sunday School lesson, we’ve included everything you need to teach. The combined download below includes complete teacher notes, craft examples, object lessons, a preschool version, coloring page, and worksheets. Use it in your children’s ministry this Sunday, February 23, 2020.


Craft ideas about The Transfiguration

These crafts are about The Transfiguration of Jesus. The Bible reference is Matthew 17:1-9. Use it in your Sunday School or Children’s Church. Watch our demonstration of the crafts below and download the printed instructions All you need are the supplies to your Bible craft preparation. If you need a clip art picture of Jesus for craft #2 , you could use this Jesus coloring page.

The transfiguration of Jesus can be a tricky story for us to wrap our minds around, much less communicate to young children. There are a lot of elements that can be touched on, really: there are clouds, voices, historical figures, metamorphosis, revelation… a solid emphasis can include focusing on how the disciples were able to clearly see and understand who Jesus was. His divine nature was glimpsed, and there was no doubt that He was truly God. These crafts touch on the element of the mountain, as well as the overwhelming beauty of the shining glory of God.

Object Lesson Message on Jesus’ Transfiguration

Transfiguration Children’s Sermon – This Children’s Message is about The Transfiguration of Jesus. The Bible reference is Matthew 17:1-9. Use it in your Sunday School or Church Service this Sunday, February 23, 2020. Watch our demonstration of the object lesson and download the free teaching notes. All you need is the props to finish your Children’s Sermon preparation.

Teaching Objective: The transfiguration is an important and celebrated event, but can be a little confusing for younger learners. Some guys went up a mountain, there were clouds, and Jesus got shiny?? What does this mean? This message aims to focus on the element of God’s glory, and how the disciples caught a glimpse of who Jesus truly was.

God’s Story Jesus (Video Bible Story)

Part of God’s Story is about Jesus and who he was and what he did while here on Earth. Kids were able to see and think about how Jesus rested, played and celebrated – and how they can too!

More Transfiguration Lesson Plans & Activities


Worksheet: Jesus God’s Son

This free Bible worksheet focuses on Jesus, God’s Son, as one of the Trinity. It covers events in the life of Jesus, names for Jesus, and why he came.


J is for Jesus Coloring Page

J is for Jesus coloring page
This page is from the Bible Alphabet coloring book.

Matthew 17:1-9 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Jesus with Moses and Elijah (Transfiguration)

17 Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother of James up on a high mountain. They were all alone there. While they watched, Jesus was changed. His face became bright like the sun. And his clothes became white as light. Then two men were there, talking with him. The men were Moses and Elijah.

Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you want, I will put three tents here—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

While Peter was talking, a bright cloud covered them. A voice came from the cloud. The voice said, “This is my Son and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Obey him!”

The followers with Jesus heard the voice. They were so frightened that they fell to the ground. But Jesus went to them and touched them. He said, “Stand up. Don’t be afraid.” When the followers looked up, they saw Jesus was now alone.

When Jesus and the followers were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Don’t tell anyone about the things you saw on the mountain. Wait until the Son of Man has been raised from death. Then you may tell.”

Footnotes:

  1. 17:3 Moses and Elijah Two of the most important Jewish leaders in the past.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Matthew 17:1-9 CEB The Holy Bible, International Children’s Bible® Copyright© 1986, 1988, 1999, 2015 by Tommy Nelson™, a division of Thomas Nelson. Used by permission.

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