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Middle School / High School: Season 3

Welcome to the Season 3 Middle School / High School Sunday School Lessons page. Below are 25 lessons, organized into 8 sessions. Each lesson is centered around a Bible story. Every session is centered around a theme or character that connects the stories in the session. For more information about the lessons, including usage hints, year-long teaching objectives, and sections included in each lesson, click here.

Free Workshop Rotation Model Lessons - Season 3

Season 3 - Session 1


Samuel the Prophet

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1 Samuel 3:1-20




Samuel Hears God

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1 Samuel 8:1-21




Israel Wants a King

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1 Samuel 15:10-11; 16:1-13




Samuel Anoints David as King

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Session 2


Elijah the Prophet

1 Kings 18:21-29; 36-41




Elijah competes with 450 Baal prophets

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1 Kings 19:1-4; 9-16




God is not in the storm

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2 Kings 2:1-14




Elisha, Elijah and the chariot of fire

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Session 3

John the Baptist and Jesus

Luke 1:5-22




Birth story of John the Baptist

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Matthew 1:18-25




The other birth story of Jesus

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Mark 1:1-11




John the Baptist and Jesus team-up

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Session 4

Jesus and the Crowd

Luke 4:38-44




Jesus escapes the crowd to pray

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Luke 4:14-30




Jesus’ hometown “welcomes” him

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Mark 2:1-12




The crowd is not in-sync with Jesus

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Session 5

Jesus and the Pharisees

Mark 3:1-6




Pharisees do not approve of a healing

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John 3:1-17




Jesus and Nicodemus have a talk

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Mark 12:13-17




Pharisees try to trick Jesus

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Session 6

Jesus and his Disciples

Luke 11:1-13




Jesus teaches his disciples to pray

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Matthew 16:21-25




Jesus calls Peter, “Satan”

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Luke 10:1-11; 17-18




The disciples do ministry like Jesus

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Session 7

Holy Week

Mark 12:1-12




Parable of the vineyard tenants

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Matthew 27:11-26




Jesus’ (Roman) Trial

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To be determined…




Jesus is crucified

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Session 8

Post-Crucifixion

John 20:19-29




Resurrected Jesus and doubting Thomas

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Acts 1:1-14




Jesus’ Ascension

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Acts 2:1-21, 41, 44-47




Pentecost

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Review

Review of the year lesson

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Review of the year handout

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