4th of July Sunday School Lesson: Celebrating Freedom in Christ

Objective: To teach children about Independence Day’s significance and our freedom in Christ.

Materials Needed: Bible, American flags, craft supplies (paper, markers, glue, scissors), copies of Galatians 5:1.

Lesson Introduction:

Start the lesson by asking the children if they know why we celebrate the 4th of July. Explain that it’s a day when Americans celebrate their independence and freedom. Draw parallels between the freedom we enjoy as Americans and the freedom we have in Christ.

Bible Study for Kids

Read Galatians 5:1 together: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Discuss what this verse means. Explain that just as Americans fought for their freedom, Jesus fought for our spiritual freedom through His death and resurrection.


Ask the children what they think it means to have freedom in Christ. Discuss the concept of spiritual freedom and how it allows us to live without the burden of sin. Use the “People Also Ask” questions as a guide for your discussion:

  1. What do you teach kids on 4th of July? (The importance of freedom and the role of faith in our lives)
  2. What are some good Sunday school lessons? (Lessons that teach about faith, obedience, and the love of God)
  3. How do you make a Sunday school lesson fun? (Through interactive activities, engaging discussions, and relevant applications)
  4. What is the lesson of Psalm 33 Sunday school? (The lesson of trusting in God’s plan and praising Him for His goodness)

Sunday School Activity: Freedom Flags

Provide each child with craft supplies to create their own “Freedom Flags.” On one side of the flag, they can draw or write something that represents American freedom. On the other side, they can draw or write something that represents their freedom in Christ.


Wrap up the lesson by reminding the children that just as we celebrate our freedom as Americans on the 4th of July, we should also celebrate our freedom in Christ every day. Encourage them to remember the lessons they’ve learned today and to share them with their friends and family.


End the lesson with a prayer, thanking God for the freedom we have in Christ and asking Him to help us live in a way that honors that freedom.

Remember, the goal of this lesson is not only to teach about the 4th of July but also to help children understand the greater freedom they have in Christ.

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