Identity Unit: Joined to the Branch
The more time we spend with Jesus; the more parts of our lives we submit to him, the more we will resemble him. Jesus is the Branch and only when we are connected to him, by the power of his Spirit, will we produce the fruits of the Kingdom. This unit explores how we find our (new) identity in him: by following him, seeking his brand of happiness in our lives, depending upon him--even in the small things, practicing peace, seeking him after we mess up, and praying, to name a few.
"Remain joined to me, and I will remain joined to you. No branch can bear fruit by itself. It must remain joined to the vine. In the same way, you can't bear fruit unless you remain joined to me. (5 I am the vine. You are the branches. If anyone remains joined to me, and I to him, he will bear a lot of fruit. You can't do anything without me.)" John 15:4 (and verse 5 for 3rd-5th graders)
The following are lessons for the PreK-5th Grade Identity Unit: Joined to the Branch. Lessons are available for Sunday morning teachers to prepare and for parents who would like to use lessons at home.