Meet Jesus – ESL Lesson Plans


Many churches around Australia are reaching out to their culturally diverse neighbours with friendship, help with English and most importantly, the good news about Jesus. To help churches with this important ministry, Anglicare’s Cross Cultural Services has teamed up with Bible Society to produce lesson plans, including printable activities, for emerging English speakers. Lessons are based on Mike Raiter’s Meet Jesus and are offered at three levels – beginner, post-beginner and intermediate.

Lesson 1. The Birth of Jesus – Luke 2:1-12
Lesson 2. The Visit of the Wise Men – Matthew 2:1-12
Lesson 3. The Baptism of Jesus – Luke 3:16, 21-22
Lesson 4. Jesus Begins His Work – Matthew 4: 12-17
Lesson 5. The Healthy and the Sick – Mark 2:13-17
Lesson 6. The Selfish Son – Luke 15:11-24
Lesson 7. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14
Lesson 8. The Love Command – John 15:9-14
Lesson 9. The Two Builders – Matthew 7:24-27
Lesson 10. Jesus Tells a Bad Spirit to Leave a Man – Mark 1:21-28
Lesson 11. Jesus Heals the Soldier’s Servant – Luke 7:1-10
Lesson 12. Stopping the Storm – Matthew 8:23-27
Lesson 13. Feeding the Five Thousand – John 6:1-13, 35
Lesson 14. Jesus Raises the Dead – John 11:17-27
Lesson 15. Jesus’ Last Meal – Matthew 26:17, 26-29
Lesson 16. Jesus Dies on a Cross – Mark 15:33-39
Lesson 17. Jesus Forgives a Dying Criminal – Luke 23: 32-33, 39-43
Lesson 18. Jesus Rises from the Dead – Matthew 28:1-10
Lesson 19. The Last Command of Jesus – Matthew 28: 16-20
Lesson 20. Jesus is Taken to Heaven – Acts 1:8-11

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Beginner Lessons

This package of resources is designed to support leaders as they use a storytelling approach in helping people to understand the Bible. First, students are offered a slide deck of text and pictures to support reading with visual literacy. Then, students learn to retell the story using just the pictures. Activities follow to assist students in retelling the story for themselves.

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IntroLesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Lesson 5 | Lesson 6 | Lesson 7 | Lesson 8 | Lesson 9 | Lesson 10 | Lesson 11 | Lesson 12 | Lesson 13 | Lesson 14 | Lesson 15 | Lesson 16 | Lesson 17 | Lesson 18 | Lesson 19 | Lesson 20

 

Post-Beginner Lessons

Similar to the Beginner package, Post-Beginner is structured as a guided storytelling resource to help people to understand the Bible. The syntax and language is slightly more challenging than that of the Beginners lessons.  First, students are offered a slide deck of text and pictures to support reading with visual literacy. Then, students learn to retell the story using just the pictures. Activities follow to assist students in retelling the story for themselves.

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Intro | Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Lesson 5 | Lesson 6 | Lesson 7 | Lesson 8 | Lesson 9 | Lesson 10 | Lesson 11 | Lesson 12 | Lesson 13 | Lesson 14 | Lesson 15 | Lesson 16 | Lesson 17 | Lesson 18 | Lesson 19 | Lesson 20

 

Intermediate Lessons

This package is more suitable for participants who have some English language skills. Students are led through 20 lessons, using a variety of printable activities to help them to build upon their understanding from week to week. Where helpful, teachers may like to support students by printing out the Bible passages in their students’ first or heart language. At the conclusion of this course, students should have a well-rounded concept of who Jesus is, what he’s done, and the his offer of salvation and eternal life.

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Intro | Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Lesson 5 | Lesson 6 | Lesson 7 | Lesson 8 | Lesson 9 | Lesson 10 | Lesson 11 | Lesson 12 | Lesson 13 | Lesson 14 | Lesson 15 | Lesson 16 | Lesson 17 | Lesson 18 | Lesson 19 | Lesson 20

 

Get the Meet Jesus book

 

These lessons are designed to complement Meet Jesus, an 80-page booklet in easy-to-read English, using Wycliffe’s EasyEnglish translation. You are welcome to access a digital copy of the booklet here. Additionally, we would love to send you up to 20 free copies to use in your ESL classes. Please fill in this form to place an order.

 

 

 

 

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