Term 2 – Week 07
Big Idea – Followers of Jesus are to love God more than their possessions.
- To know that it is foolish to love the things of this world more than God, because the things of this world are temporary and they can draw away from God. Real treasure is in heaven.
- To understand that living God’s way in this world means making God and his son Jesus the number priority in life. It’s wholehearted and single-minded allegiance to Him alone.
- Belief – Having money/material possessions is not a sin, but it is a sin to serve and love the possessions the most above God. Help the children to see that everything we have is a gift from God. Our possessions are not our goal in life, nor are we entitled to them.
- Behaviour – Practically what does making Jesus number 1 look like in the kids’ lives: Is it choosing church over a birthday party? Not complaining about not having what their friends have? Not grumbling when they ask their parents for something but they say ‘no’?
Matthew 16:24-26 (NIrV)
Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me. Whoever wants to save their life will lose it. But whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses their soul? Or what can anyone trade for their soul?
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