Bible Studies Lesson Plan

Biblical Studies


When graduating from MACU, all seniors are required to write an exegetical paper to graduate. A student graduating in Elementary Education is required to make a lesson plan, that is a "part B" of the exegetical paper. Here is the lesson plan for a high school audience. 

*Exegetical paper is available upon request.  



“O” is for Obedience

Ephesians 6:1-9

Grade level: High School _                Subject: Alphabetical Lesson- Obedience_            Prepared By: Alina L. Burton


·   Students will learn practical ways to obey parents

·   Students will learn practical ways to obey authorities figures

·   Students will recognize obedient stories in the Bible

·   Students will be able to recite Biblical passages on obedience

·   Students will be able to construct obedience on paper

·   Students will learn how to read the Bible

·   Students will communicate their interpretation of Bible passages



Teacher Guide




(5-10 minutes)

·   Game: Choose between “Simon Says” or “Mother May I?”

o   Simon Says Rules & Commands:  The class is split into two groups, group one has one individual. This person is “Simon,” Simon gives the class commands, these commands can simply or hard depending on the age of students. The second group is the rest of the class. The class is to listen to Simon and follow their commands. Here are some commands, jumping on preferred leg, squatting, spinning, shaking, dancing, walking, etc.

o   Mother May I? Rules: The class is split into two groups, one person is in group one. This person is Mother, Mother says yes and no to the individuals request. The second group is the rest of the class: the class is asking the Mother for particular request that will allow them to reach the finish line. The object of the game is to get to the finish line first.

·   After the game has been completed have the class join campfire. Remember, campfire is the time the class sits together and participates in teaching the lesson. Students should be able to ask questions and answer questions without hesitation.

·   Bible

·   Construction paper or card stock

·   Scrapbook letter punch outs

·   Glue or Adhesives

·   Markers

·   Word cut outs (look at verses)

·   Dry erase markers

·   Eraser

·   A good attitude



(30 minutes)

·   Review last weeks lesson, “N” is for Noah.

o   What was the principle we learned last week?

o   Name the passage

o   Did anyone remember the memory verse?

·   In a hat/bowl, have these passages printed on a piece of paper. Allow the students to pick a passage from the hat. Remember not to pressure new students into reading, allow them to observe and listen.

o   Ephesians 6:1-9

§  Honor your parents and worldly masters

o   Exodus 20:12

§  Honor your Father & Mother.

o   Colossians 3:20

§  Children should obey their parents in all things

o   Deuteronomy 21:18-21

§  A rebellious son.

o   Jonah 1:1-3

§  Jonah has his disobeying



(10 minutes)

·   Have each student read their passage, after each passage ask the following questions…

o   What is the main principle?

o   Who is giving this command?

o   What happens if we do not listen to the command?

o   Why do we not obey are parents?

§  What things can we do to help us obey?

o   How can obedience help us grow spiritually?

o   Is it easier to obey other people besides your parents?

·   Verses of the day

o   Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right”

o   Ephesians 6: 5 “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.”

·   Hebrews 6:1-9

o   What are some other principles in this passage that we should learn now for the future?

§  Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

·      What do you think “exasperate” mean?

·      It’s a verb and means to “irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely or to increase the intensity or violence of (disease, pain, feelings, etc.).”

§  Ephesians 6:9 “And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.”

·      What are some ways your boss treats you poorly?

·      If your boss is treating you badly, what are some ways to still shine God’s light?

o   Attitude



(5 minutes)

·   Make a list on the board, of ways to practice obedience?

o   Listening

o   Laws

o   Chores

o   Following rules

o   Etc

·   Out of the list that is created, ask the class to pick one out of the list they have trouble obeying.

Daily Project


(5-10 minutes)

·   After everyone has picked out a trouble obedience topic, we are going to do a “Obedience Reminder” sign. Directions are below, Materials needed are on the side bar. (Example below)

o   Each student needs a sheet of construction paper of card stock

o   Let the students pick out the style choice for the letter “o, b, e, y”

o   Have them glue and paste the letters on their piece of paper

o   Have verses and keywords from today’s lesson printed on small cut sheets of paper and allow them to pick and choose their words and glue and paste

o   After ask the students to put their obedient trouble somewhere on the sign as a reminder to try.

o   Every student should have on their sign that “God commands us to obey”

·   Ask the students to take their sign home and hang it somewhere in their room or house where they can remind themselves to obey because God commands us.



(1 minute)

·   Challenge:

o   Look at your sign daily and try to overcome your troubled obedient practice

o   Memorize one of our verse of the day or both


·   Have a short review next class and see out of the students who were in attendance today recall some of the passages and verses.


(55-60 minutes)