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Who is Jesus Series - Lesson #9

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This English Stonecroft 'Youth Discipleship Teaching' has been adapted from the Adult Stonecroft Trinity Series.

The English Stonecroft Trinity Series - Who is Jesus? is available online from Stonecroft's corporate website.


Welcome, as the Junior Youth arrive get them to colour the colouring pages and visual aids that will be used during the session.

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1. WELCOME GAME: (10 minutes) There will be no games in this session, there are a lot of Visual Aids that need colouring in this Lesson.

2. TEAM GAME: (10 minutes)

(10 minutes)

Numerous Music videos have been downloaded to assist you with the children's Praise and Worship

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

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a. Weekly Bible Verse Readings Review:



Having read the Bible verses below you were asked to write in your own words the work Jesus was doing. Let's review your answers.

1. Matthew 5:1-2, 17-20

(Jesus said He came to make the Old Testament teachings come true)

2. John 6:35-38

(Jesus came to do the Father's will)

3. Acts 2:22-24

(Jesus came to die and be resurrected. God planned that Jesus would lay down His lifE and be raised from the dead)

4. Hebrews 2:14-15

(Christ's death destroyed the devil and death)

5. Revelation 3:20-21

(Jesus is knocking at the door of people's hearts, so that He may give victory to those who will invite Him into their lives)

6. Revelation 5:9-10

(Jesus' sacrificial death will bring people from every tribe, language, nation and race to serve God)

7. Revelation 5:11-14

(He is in Heaven now preparing a place for us, where we will worship Him for all eternity)

Share your Faith Review:


Download English 'Gospel Presentation Gift Box'

  • Heaven
  • Sin
  • God
  • Jesus
  • Faith
  • Growth

How to use the 'Gospel Presentation Gift Box':


"HEAVEN is a free gift"

"What stops us from getting this gift?"

(Turn the Gift Box)

"What stops us from getting this gift? "


"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"

( Romans 3:23 )

(Turn the Gift Box)



God is LOVE

But God is also JUST (fair)

Do you see the problem?

God solved this problem by sending His son JESUS

The Bible says:

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish,
but have everlasting life"

(John 3:16)

(Turn the Gift Box)



(Turn the Gift Box)

How do we GROW?

  • Read your Bible
  • Pray every day
  • Worship
  • Fellowship
  • Witness

(Open the Salvation Gift Box and read the Bible Verse)

The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23b

Sharing your faith using the Salvation Flower:

Start with

"HEAVEN is a free gift It is not something you work for or deserve"


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The Bible says

"For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord"

( Romans 6:23 KJV )

"What stops us from getting this gift? "


We all sin, and we cannot save ourselves. What is SIN? Sin is anything we think, say, do or do not do that displeases God.

Read: Romans 3:23



But God is also JUST (fair)

On one hand, God loves us and doesn't not want to punish us; but on the other hand, God is just and must punish sin.

Do you see the problem?

God solved this problem by sending His son Jesus.

Read: John 3:16

Share your faith using the SALVATION GIFT BOX :

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:31a

(Print the Salvation Gift Box and get the children to practice)

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Jesus is God!

(Start with the triangle)

Jesus outfit blue wrap across His shoulder and white wrap around His waist wearing a Jesus crown



(Jesus is standing on a chair that is covered with a gold cloth, dressed in His blue and white wrap, wearing a crown)

(Holding a sign that says ‘GOD’)


(Turn the box to the picture of Jesus in the manger)

He came from Heaven to earth. (Jesus steps down from the chair, removes His crown and has a sign that says ‘MAN’)


He lived a perfect life (Double thumbs up!)


(Turn the box to the picture of Jesus gving a thumbs up)

He died on the cross …(Jesus holds both hands out and head sagging like He is on a cross)

(Turn the box to the picture of Jesus on the cross with hands outstretched)

And rose from the dead, (Jesus lifts His hands up and steps forward from the grave victoriously)

(Turn the box to the picture of Jesus outside the empty tomb)

To pay the penalty for our sins and to purchase a place in Heaven for us. (Jesus lifts His hands up to Heaven praying)

Jesus is in Heaven now offering us the FREE GIFT of eternal us life.(Jesus reaches under the golden chair and pulls out a gift, He steps up on the chair and holds the gift out)

(Turn the Salvation Box to the picture of Jesus in Heaven)

(Open the box and take out the Bible verse)

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"Believe in the Lord and you will be saved"

ACTS 16:31


b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Acts 4:12 .… CHARGE!

12. "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

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c. Teach the lesson

Again, why do we need a Savior? . . . . . (because we have sinned against God)

We have disobeyed God. We have opposed Him and been indifferent to Him. Those things are sin. That is why we need a Savior—to save us from the penalty of sin.

Jesus Is Our Substitute

Throughout the Old Testament, God was revealing that an innocent,
sinless substitute could die for the sin of another.

But we have just read Romans 3:23, which says:

'All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God'

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So there never has been a sinless person, except Jesus Christ.That is the reason He came to earth.

He came to be our innocent Substitute. There was no other way we could be forgiven!

Jesus had to be virgin-born, so that He did not have Adam’s sinful nature—which all other human beings have inherited.

Optional: Download Bible for Children 'The Birth of Jesus' PowerPoint to assist with teaching this lesson to the Youth

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He lived a sinless life as a baby, a child, a teenager, and an adult.

We can learn what the Bible says about Christ’s sinless nature as we read 2 Corinthians 5:21

“Christ was without sin. . . .

When Jesus was 30 years old, He began His earthly ministry. At that time, He was baptized and God spoke from heaven saying He approved of Jesus’ life and everything that He had done.

Read about this event in Matthew 3:17. . . . .

This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

(Matthew 3: 17)

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1. Jesus clearly foretold that He would be put to death and rise to life. Whom did He tell, and what did He tell them in the following references?

a. Luke 18:31-33 . . . . .

31  Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32  For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon. 33  They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again."

(Jesus told His disciples that He would be turned over to the Gentiles. He gave them details about how He would be treated before they killed Him.)

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b. Matthew 12:38-40 . . . . .

38  Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."

39  But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

(He told His enemies, the teachers of the law and the Pharisees, that He would be buried three days and three nights.)

c. Mark 8:31-32a . . . . .

31  And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32  He spoke this word openly.

(He told the disciples He would be put to death and three days later He would rise to life.)

Did you notice that verse 32 said Jesus made this very clear to them? However, the more the people followed Jesus, the more the religious teachers of the law and Pharisees rejected and abused Him. Finally, the time came when God had planned that Jesus should be betrayed and He was arrested. But let’s read if His enemies could condemn Jesus.

2. Could the enemies of Jesus find Him guilty of sin?

Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. (Print Jesus taken to High Priest visual aid ).

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Who took him to Pilate the governor, who was in charge like a king, he made big decisions. (Print Pilate's visual aid ).

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Read Luke 23:4 . . . .

4  So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no fault in this Man."


3. Since Jesus had not sinned or broken any law, why was He condemned to die?

Read Mark 14:60-64 . . . . .

60  And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?" 61  But He kept silent and answered nothing.

Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"

62  Jesus said, "I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."

63  Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "What further need do we have of witnesses? 64  You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

(He was condemned to death because He said He was the Messiah, the Son of God.)

Of course, that was the truth. Jesus is the Messiah. He is the Son of God. The rulers said the truth was a lie and they condemned the One who was their Creator.

Jesus did not defend Himself. He had come to earth to die for the sins of others.

Pilate sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.  (Print Herod visual aid ) When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him.

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But he could find nothing wrong and sent Him back to Pilate who washed his hands of the entire situation (Print Pilate washing his hands visual aid ) but not wanting the people to turn against him had Jesus whipped.

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Does anyone know what a whip is? Yes and this whip was even worse it had broken glass and sharp metal in it so Jesus back was all bloody.

(Print Jesus prepared to be whipped visual aid )

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(Print Jesus whipped visual aid ).

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Then they put a robe on Him (Place gold cloth over his shoulders ) and a crown made out of sharp thorns. (Print Jesus crown of thorns visual aid ). Does anyone know what a thorn is? Do you think it would hurt to have them pushed into your head?

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They made fun of him pushing Jesus around and saying ' Hail king of the Jews' . (Print Jesus and soldiers visual aid ).

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His betrayal, the illegal trials, scourging, and actual crucifixion were no surprise to Him. All these things had been prophesied many years earlier.

Jesus knew all this would happen. Before the creation of the world, He had planned to come to earth to die as man’s Substitute. This was the only way for men to be saved from the consequences of sin. Jesus knew the extreme suffering He would have to endure

4. The account of the arrest, death, and burial of Jesus, is reported in all four of the Gospels. Each writer emphasized different things from a different perspective. In the other accounts, we learn that there were several trials because they had difficulty accusing Jesus of wrongdoing. We also learn some of the things Jesus said from the cross.

It was a heavy hard journey He took for us. (Print Jesus falls with cross visual aid ). And He needed help to carry it.

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When they got to the hill called Golgotha, which means skull because it looks like a skeleton head from a distance.

The soldiers hammered big nails in Jesus hands and feet and picked the cross up putting it between two bad, really bad men. (Print Jesus on cross visual aid )

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DOWNLOAD Entire Crucifixion Colouring Series and stick all the posters on the wall to tell the story.

Jesus took our sin on Himself. In fact, He took the punishment for all the sin of all people of all time.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:21 . . . . .

21  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Satan, the devil, is a defeated foe because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Read what is revealed in 1 John 3:8-10 . . . . .

8  He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9  Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

10  In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

You may ask, “If Satan is defeated, how does he have so much success today?” He succeeds for three reasons:

1) People choose to obey Satan rather than obey God.

2) Christians do not realize Satan is a defeated foe. God has given them power to live victoriously.

We read this in Ephesians 1:19-22 . . . . .

19 What is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20  which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21  far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

22  And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

3) The devil’s defeat was revealed when Christ rose from the grave. However, Satan is free to work until Jesus returns again. The devil will receive his punishment later.

Jesus came the first time to provide our salvation. He is coming the next time to execute judgment.

5. The Bible plainly teaches that Jesus came to earth to die in your place for your sins. Since Jesus died for you, what will your response to Him be? . . . . .

(You may have each person give an answer to this question.

6. Memorize Acts 4:12

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

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Tell the Lord how grateful you are that He loves you and died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin. Write your prayer here, you will not have to share this personal prayer.

Closing Prayer

We thank You, Father in heaven, for the great salvation You have provided for us. Thank You for Your unchanging love for us as individuals. Help us apply to our lives all that we have learned. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.


Print the Take Home Bible Verse one for each Youth.

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•  DOWNLOAD The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus' Colouring pages get the Junior Youth to put them all in order to tell a picture story

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The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."


The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself." There was a written notice above him, which read:


Luke 23:35-38

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Weekly Bible Reading - LESSON #9

Print 'Weekly Bible Verse Readings', one for each youth to take home.

The Bible verses below speak of the "suffering servant," who suffers because of the sins of others. Write in your own words how He suffered for you.

1. Psalm 22 : 1;7-8

1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?

7 All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 "He trusted in the  Lord , let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!"


2. Psalm 22 : 13-15

13 They gape at Me with their mouths,
Like a raging and roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.


3. Psalm 22 : 16-17

16 For dogs have surrounded Me;
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet;
17 I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.


4. Psalm 22 : 18-19

18 They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.

19 But You, O  Lord , do not be far from Me;
O My Strength, hasten to help Me!


5. Isaiah 53 :3- 5

3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.


6. Isaiah 53 :6-7
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the  Lord  has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.


7. Isaiah 53 :9-10a
9 And they made His grave with the wicked-
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the  Lord  to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,


Write in your own words how all this makes you feel

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Bring back your 'Weekly Bible Verse Readings' so you can discuss your answers at the next session.

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NEXT WEEK: Lesson #10 is very exciting. We will study the most miraculous event that has ever occurred. Where is Jesus Now? In this lesson we will present evidence of the historical fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. You will fully understand that because of the death and resurrection of Christ our sins can be forgiven and once surrendering our lives to Christ we can live a victorious Christian life.

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