Bible Lesson for Sunday 7/26
Gospel Project: Unit 23, Lesson 4
Story Point: Jesus taught people not to worry because God provides for our needs.
Read: Luke 12
1. What were the people who followed Jesus worrying about? (Money, possessions, food, clothing)
2. Who feeds the birds? (God)
3. Who dresses the flowers? (God)
4. Who can we ask to give us all we need? (God)
5. Where does treasure last forever? (In heaven)
6. What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? (Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.)
Read: Luke 12
Videos: (pick the questions that work for your kids)
1. What happened to the rich man who stored up his possessions? (He didn’t get to use them
because he died, Luke 12:20)
2. What did Jesus say about the birds? (They don’t plant or harvest food, but God feeds them; Luke 12:24)
3. What treasure did Jesus tell people to seek? (The kingdom of God; heavenly treasure; Luke 12:31-33)
4. What does “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” mean? (Guide kids to see that when we value something a lot, we think about it. Whatever we treasure most, we will spend our time and energy trying to get or protect. Help them see that greed distracts us
from loving God and obeying His commands to be generous.)
5. What do you think treasure in heaven will be like? (Talk to the kids about what they think. Encourage them to be honest. Gently guide them away from the traditional ideas of gold, silver, or jewels. Help them see that heavenly treasure has more to do with enjoying God’s perfection and living in a perfect, restored world.)
6. How can we avoid greed and selfishness? (Help kids understand that to overcome greed we must understand Jesus’ generosity displayed on the cross. As we better understand the
extravagant generosity of Christ, our love for Him will move us to show generosity as Jesus did.)
1. In what ways has God been generous toward you and your family? (Guide kids to recognize ways God has provided for their family—physically and spiritually. Steer kids away from bragging about any possessions or wealth they may have. Point out ways God provides by
giving us friends, neighbors, and teachers. Acknowledge His greatest provision, Jesus.
(Option: Choose a volunteer to read Isa. 30:18.))
2. How can we fight against greed? (Lead kids to recognize that we can fight greed by humbly relying on God and giving generously. We can ask God for what we need and trust that He will answer and provide in the way that is best for us. We can pray for the Holy Spirit’s help in seeking God’s kingdom first. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read James 4:1-2.))
3. Share about a time you were selfish or felt tempted to act selfishly. How can generosity lead others to Jesus? (Invite kids to share their experiences. Point out that the world teaches that we should look out for ourselves. In Jesus’ kingdom, the opposite is true. We can put others first because God meets all of our needs. When believers live generously, others may ask why and
we can share how God has been generous to us by providing eternal life through Jesus (Option: Choose a volunteer to read 1 Cor. 10:24.))
Monthly Memory Verse and Question Memory Verse: John 14:25-26 "I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you." (CSB)
Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him.
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