Romans -- Members of the Body

Romans 12: 4-5-- Members of the Body

Scripture Verse: For as we have many members in one body, but all members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.


                 1. Students should be able to name several parts of their physical bodies and what they are used for.

            2. Students should be able to name several "ministries" within the body of Christ and what their use is. They should be able to state that the Church is the body of Christ.

            3. Older students should memorize the verse.


Possible Lesson Plan:


1. Open with prayer. Introduce the idea of Paul’s writing letters to the churches he’s started in different cities, pg. 291 in the Children’s Bible reader. This letter was to the church in Rome; find Rome on the map.


2. Discuss physical bodies and the parts of them -- draw a body on a piece of paper, adding the parts as you discuss them, or let the children draw in each part one by one.


3. Discuss the wonderful things Jesus did when he was physically present on earth -- could use His miracles, teaching parables, etc. as examples.


4. Discuss the concept that we are the body of Christ on earth today -- what things can we do as members of that body? With older children, you can discuss the concept of talents -- that each part of the body does not do all things equally well -- and let the children think about their own talents and where they may fit into the whole. You could even briefly discuss disabilities; how does it hinder a person to be blind, deaf, etc., and what might be the equivalent in the Church.


5. Sing: Father Abraham


                 Father Abraham had many sons

                 Many sons had Father Abraham.

                 And I am one of them, and so are you,

             So let's all praise the Lord                                       RIGHT HAND!

                                                                                             LEFT HAND!

                                                                                             RIGHT FOOT!

                                                                                             LEFT FOOT!


     Sing the chorus again and again, each time adding one more part of the body to the marching motion until the whole body is marching in time to the music.


6. Do the Members of the Body craft on the next page.

7. Close with Prayer.