HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!
This week our children’s lesson will be linked in with our worship service! Parent’s, gather up the kiddos and worship as a family, print out these resources, and then use the kids lesson below to engage your family in deeper conversations about what it means to love God and love others! We hope to see you all very soon, have a great week!
Messy, Week 3
Love one another as Jesus loved you
While Pastor Brad preaches primarily from Hosea this morning, our take away is going to come from John 8:1-11. Use the provided links below to supplement our story here, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and Facebook with your family worship activities!
Jesus Forgives a Woman
Theme: Don’t point out what others do wrong, but try to see what you do wrong!
Scripture: Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” -John 8:10-11
One day very early in the morning Jesus went to the temple to teach the people (the temple is like a church where Jewish people went to study God’s word).
As Jesus sat down to teach a group of men brought a woman into him, they were tattle tales. Do you know what a tattle tale is? Tattling isn’t always bad if someone is hurt or could be hurt you should tell someone! But these men were tattling just so they would look good and to try and trick Jesus. Have you ever tattled just to get someone else in trouble or so you would look like the good person? They asked Jesus what they should do with this woman who had done something really really bad. Jesus didn’t answer them he knelt down to the dirt and started writing with His finger.
They continued to question Jesus, “Our law says when someone does something this BAD all of us should throw rocks at her and hurt her really bad. What do you say we should do, Jesus?”
Jesus stood up and said, “Whoever has never sinned may throw the first rock!”
The men looked at what Jesus had written in the dirt with His finger and one by one, from the oldest to the youngest, they left the temple. Now the bible doesn’t tell us what Jesus wrote in the dirt but maybe it was something each one of these men had done wrong just in case they had forgotten.
Do any of you like to forget what you have done wrong and point a finger at someone else for what they are doing wrong?
Jesus asked the woman, “Where have they all gone?”
She said, “All of them that said I had done something wrong have left.”
Jesus said “I forgive you too, now go home and don’t do that bad thing ever again!”
The woman was so happy she went home with a thankful heart and knew she would try never to do that really bad thing again. Have you ever done anything really bad and asked God to forgive you? Are you going to try and never do it again to make God happy?
God wants us to forgive each other and to look at what we do wrong and not to point our finger at others because they do wrong, we should set an example and help others do the right thing also.
**lesson borrowed with permission fromSermons4Kids