Unit 11: Riddle Rangers: Dunes of Damascus


To their friends and family, they’re known as Zack and Jada—two ordinary kids who love to do ordinary things.  But when they combine forces, they’re known as the “Riddle Rangers”—an extraordinary duo who travel the world, solving riddles with the guidance of their teacher, Professor Covington.  Their most recent adventure has taken them to the “Dunes of Damascus” where mysterious riddles have been discovered in a long-lost ancient tomb.  With the help of the kids, Zack and Jada will have to race against time to crack the codes before the treasure-hungry grave robbers get ahold of them.  It’s an adventure that ultimately leads kids to discover that the greatest treasure is God’s Word.

Lesson 1 Spiritual Gifts Key Verse: 1 Peter 4:10b
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit gives us a spiritual gift, so we can help others grow close to God. Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 12
Lesson 2 Love is Key Verse: 1 Cor. 13:13
Big Idea: God wants us to be good at the greatest thing, so we should show love to God and others. Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 13
Lesson 3 Armor of God Key Verse: Ephesians 6:11
Big Idea: God gives us His armor so that we can stand up to the devil’s temptation. Bible Basis: Eph. 6:10-18
Lesson 4 Run the Race Key Verse: Philippians 3:14
Big Idea: Jesus is the ultimate prize, so we can throw off our sins and run to Him. Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Hebrews 12:1-3

Recommended use dates: June 9 – 30, 2024


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