Unit 9: Strike a Pose


Look up in the sky.  It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s…just a kid posing as Superman!  When kids strike a pose, they can become just about anything—a superhero, a prehistoric monster, even a slice of pizza.  They can also become characters in the Big Bible Story.  During “Strike a Pose,” kids will be pushed, pulled, and shaped into different poses to help tell the stories of how the early church was started and exploded into the world.  More than that, kids will learn how they can help build God’s church today.

Lesson 1 Jesus Forgives Peter Key Verse: Matthew 16:18
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to build His church, even though we’re not perfect. Bible Basis: John 21; Luke 24:50-53
Lesson 2 The Pentecost Key Verse: Ezekiel 36:27
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit gives us a new heart and helps us follow Jesus. Bible Basis: Acts 2:1-41
Lesson 3 Barnabas the Encourager Key Verse: 1 Thess. 5:11a
Big Idea: God wants us to build His church by encouraging others. Bible Basis: Acts 4:32-37; 9:20-31; 11:19-26
Lesson 4 Peter Escapes Prison Key Verse: 1 John 5:14-15
Big Idea: God says “yes” when we ask for things that please Him. Bible Basis: Acts 12:1-19

*Recommended Use Dates: April 14 – May 5, 2024


*Each GO! unit is part of a 12-month scope and sequence that takes kids on a chronological journey through the Bible. The scope and sequence is designed to follow the Christian calendar so that the Christmas lessons land on Christmas and the Easter lessons land on Easter. The “Recommended Use Dates” indicate where the unit falls within the one-year curriculum calendar. You are able to use the unit at any time of the year that works best for you, but by following the “Recommended Use Dates,” you can easily transition into using the other GO! units to tell the remainder of the Big Bible Story. Click here to view the curriculum calendar.

*** There will be glimpses of God’s salvation plan throughout the year, but there will be four lessons where that plan is communicated clearly and kids will have an opportunity to respond. Those lessons are denoted with *** next to the lesson title.

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  • Training tips for small group leaders
  • Leader devotionals

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