As Sunday School teachers, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting Sunday School lessons for kids! We love discovering kids Bible resources that help bring our favorite Bible stories to life. If you have been looking for some fresh classroom inspiration, then look no further, because we have compiled an amazing list of top-ranking Sunday School lessons from YouTube. Each of these videos does an amazing job of giving a new look to some of your favorite kids Bible stories.
Love Your Enemies
Love Your Enemies is the perfect way to remind your kids that love is always greater than hate. Drawn from Jesus’ sermon on the mount in Matthew 5, this lesson explores some of Jesus’ most challenging teachings. How should we treat those who take advantage of us? Should we love those who don’t deserve it? This Sunday School lesson is perfect for teaching your class that we are to love others the same way that God loved us – a love amazingly demonstrated on the cross!
While the Crucifixion of Jesus is painful to think about, this event is central to the Christian faith. On the cross, Jesus bore the full weight of our sin and depravity. There, he took our place and received upon himself the weight of God’s wrath and judgement. This is an amazing lesson to share during Easter, as it explores the deep love of God as revealed in the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ.
The heroic story of Queen Esther has long been a Sunday School favorite. When Esther becomes the unlikely queen of Persia, she quickly finds herself in the middle of Haman’s wicked plot. Esther seeks the advice of her guardian Mordecai, who encourages her to boldly intervene and trust God. This Sunday School lesson is perfect for reminding your kids that now is always the right time to trust God.
Samson and Delilah
The story of Samson and Delilah brings to life Judges 13-16, while presenting the tragic tale Samson’s arrogance, anger, and ultimate demise. As a kids Bible story, the tale of Samson shows how our pride leads to our downfall no matter how strong we think we are. In the end, true strength comes from the Lord, alone. Eventually, just prior to his death, Samson learns his lesson and delivers a final blow to Israel’s oppressors, the Philistines.
The Birth of Jesus
The Birth of Jesus is among the most precious of all kids Bible stories. Bringing to life the events recorded in the first two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, this lesson is a Christmas favorite. This story centers on Mary, a virgin, who gives birth to the Savior in a manger in Bethlehem. The events of Jesus’ birth miraculously fulfill numerous prophesies about the Messiah. With each prophesy fulfilled, we can be left with no doubt that Jesus was indeed the Son of God born into this world to save us from our sins.
The Creation Story
The Creation Story opens with the classic line of Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God…” When teaching our children about God, it is key that they come to know and recognize him as Creator. Everything we know and observe finds its beginning in God. Take time with your students to establish this foundational truth so that they, through faith, can seek to know God as their Creator.
John the Baptist
The story of John the Baptist follows the account of Matthew 3 where John the Baptist is introduced. John proclaimed Jesus to be the Messiah and preached repentance from sin. Remembered for baptizing Jesus, as well as his fiery preaching and wilderness living, John was the promised forerunner of the Messiah. This Sunday School lesson is perfect for discussing the power and purpose of baptism with your children.
Gideon and the 300
Gideon and the 300 takes place many years after the Exodus in the Book of Judges (chapters 6-8), and tells the story of Gideon. Though a reluctant judge of Israel, Gideon is used by God to rally Israel against their oppressors, the Midianites. God makes sure to lead Gideon and his small army in such a way that all Israel would know that God alone (not human strength) brought the victory. This Sunday School lesson for kids focuses on God’s goodness and how God can use anyone, even the most reluctant, to secure his victory.
The account of Jesus’ Temptation takes place while Jesus was fasting in the wilderness and is very important to share with your class. Since Jesus was both fully God and fully man, his victory over temptation gives us great hope as we face temptations of our own. Jesus lived a sinless life, overcoming temptation of every kind. Amazingly, Jesus will offer us his righteousness if we will receive it by faith! A fantastic discussion point to bring up with your class is how Jesus was able to combat Satan’s temptations with Scripture.
Jesus Calms the Storm
In this Sunday School lesson, a routine fishing trip turns into a life and death struggle. When a fierce storm arises on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples fear for their lives. They awaken the sleeping Jesus, who commands the wind and waves to be still! This Matthew 8 lesson is perfect for teaching your class that Jesus is the Lord of all creation.
The Magi Christmas Story
The Journey of the Wise Men presents the timeless Christmas story as seen through the eyes of the Magi, or wise men. Upon seeing a miraculous start, the wise men embark upon the journey of a lifetime, leading them to the forgotten town of Bethlehem. There, they discover that all who seek Jesus will find him! This Sunday School lesson is perfect for sharing with your class the incredible wonder and hope that accompanied the birth of Jesus.
The Story of Job
The Story of Job brings to life what is considered to be the oldest written book of the Bible. The Book of Job tells the story of a faithful man who lost everything when Satan tried to turn him away from God. Job is a Bible story not often shared in Sunday School, due to the pain and suffering of Job’s trials. However, Job is a shining example of a righteous man who never lost faith in God, despite all that he went through. It is also a powerful illustration of how God blesses those who worship him with their whole heart.
Sodom and Gomorrah
This kids Bible story tells the infamous account of Sodom and Gomorrah as recorded in Genesis 18-19. In this Bible story, Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed because of the rampant and unrepentant sin. As a Sunday School lesson for kids, Sodom and Gomorrah shows us how God deals with sin on both a personal and corporate level. God will hold entire nations and cities accountable for their sin, but he will also extend his mercy to those individuals who call upon his name.
Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount presents excerpts from the most famous sermon ever preached. Preached by Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount, is packed full of eternal meaning and life-changing truth. Drawing from Matthew’s gospel, this kids Bible lesson is perfect for teaching your children about the Kingdom of God and the Spirit-filled life God desires us all to live!
Elijah the Prophet
The incredible story of Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, brings to life the events recorded in 1 Kings 18. There, Israel’s rebellion against God led them to worship false idols and follow false prophets. Elijah shamed these false gods and prophets, showing decisively the power of the one true God. Use this Sunday School lesson to teach your children that God has proven his power time and time again to his people. Because of this, God is the only one worthy of our worship.
The videos in this article are included in the Sunday School lessons from Sharefaith Kids.