Unit 1: ZOOM


Zoom in close! Well, not too close—you’ll go cross-eyed! During the “Zoom” series, kids will zoom in close (really close) to a mystery picture. As the picture zooms out, they’ll race to identify it. When each mystery picture becomes clear, so will God’s word. Every week we’ll zoom in close to one of the first 5 books of the Bible—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. We’ll take a close look at some of the key stories in each book. But we’ll also zoom out to see what each book, as a whole, shows us about the character of God.

Unit Information:

Lesson 1 The Book of Genesis Key Verse: Romans 8:39b
Big Idea: Jesus defeated sin, so we can have a friendship with God. Bible Basis: Genesis
Lesson 2 The Book of Exodus Key Verse: Philippians 4:19
Big Idea: God is our provider, so we can trust that He will give us all we need. Bible Basis: Exodus
Lesson 3 The Book of Leviticus Key Verse: 1 John 2:2
Big Idea: Jesus is the ultimate atonement, so we can put our faith in Him. Bible Basis: Leviticus
Lesson 4 The Book of Numbers Key Verse: Romans 6:23
Big Idea: God takes sin seriously, so we should live our life His way. Bible Basis: Numbers
Lesson 5 The Book of Deuteronomy Key Verse: Deuteronomy 32:7
Big Idea: God takes care of us, so we should remember the many things He has done. Bible Basis: Deuteronomy

*Recommended Use Dates: August 6 – September 30, 2023



*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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