Jesus Is King Over All Kings
Teach Children to Obey Jesus
Our Father, please use this study to help the children to obey Jesus, because they love Him.
Choose any, or all, of these children's learning activities.
1. An older child or teacher reads or tells about a soldier who obeyed Jesus, Luke 7:1–10.
A Roman army officer, a Centurion, understood the need to be obedient to the great King.
After telling the story, ask these questions.
· What did the Roman soldier want Jesus to do for him? [Answer: see verse 3]
· Who asked Jesus to help the soldier? 
· Why did the soldier not come out to meet Jesus? [Verse 7. He did not think he was worthy.]
· How did the soldier show his faith, believing that Jesus rules over all? [7–8]
did the soldier show his obedience to Jesus?
2. Dramatize parts of the story of the faithful Roman army officer.
· Use your time with the children to prepare the drama.
· You do not have to use all the parts.
· Children do not need to memorize the lines: they may read them, as the aim is not to perform but to relive sacred events.
· Older children or adults play these parts:
Summarize the story and helps the children remember what to say or do.
Younger children play these parts:
Servant. Lie on the floor and act like you are sick and dying.
Jews (friends of the Centurion, any number)
Tell the first part of the story (Luke 7:1–6). Say,
Servant “Master, I am so sick. I know I am going to die.”
(Say to the servant)
“We will go for you.” (Go to Jesus.)
Jesus “I will go with you.”
Tell the second part of the story (Luke 7–10). Say,
“I am not worthy to meet Jesus.
Soldier (Salute.) “Yes sir!” (Walk toward Jesus.)
(Some say) “The Centurion’s home is not far. Hurry!”
(Go to Jesus) “Jesus, my master knows you are a great
“This soldier’s commander understands what it means to obey orders.
At that moment, the Centurion’s servant was healed.
3. Arrange with the leader of the congregation for the children to…
· Present the drama to the adults during the worship time.
· Pose to the adults the queries listed under #1 above.
· Present the poem and anything else that the children have prepared.
what the King of Kings said in John 14:15:
the children copy or color the picture of a Roman soldier, above.
5. Memorize what the King of Kings said in John 14:15:
you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
6. Ask the children to tell things in Jesus has commanded us to do, that we will obey.
7. Draw a crown, such as kings have worn in some countries, and let the children copy it...
· Let older children help the younger ones.
· Some children may like to colour the picture found on the last page of this lesson.
the children show their pictures to the adults at the next worship
time, and explain that this illustrates that Jesus is the King of
Kings, and we obey His commands because we love Him.
8. Let three children each recite one of these verses from Matthew 28:18, 19, and 20.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
9. Let older children write a poem or song about why we love to obey Jesus.
10. Let an older child pray:
“Lord, we love to hear your words, and we also want to put into practice what you say. We want to obey you, because you are King of Kings and we love you.”
A more detailed drama to act out: Jesus has supreme authority, so we obey him gladly:
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