Explore the Bible at Home - Week of March 4
Dear Parents, Guardians, Grandparents,
This Sunday, March 4th, our Fellowship Denver Kids studied the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most famous passages in the Gospels. Jesus taught His followers about the kingdom of God. He outlined what it looks like to love and obey God. As a family, look through Matthew 5–7 and talk about some of Jesus’ instructions to His followers. Missed the Explore the Bible handout? Never fear, you can find it here.
Bible Passage: Matthew 5–7
Memory Verse: Matthew 6:33
Older Kids Text Truth: Jesus taught His followers how to love and obey God with their thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
Younger Kids Text Truth: Jesus taught His followers how to love and obey God.
Jesus Taught His Followers, excerpt from Matthew 5–7
Crowds of people gathered to hear Jesus teach. When He saw the people, He went up on the mountain and sat down. His disciples came near and Jesus began to teach them.
“You are the salt of the earth. If salt is no longer tasty, it is not good. It can only be thrown away. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden from sight. People do not light a lamp and cover it up with a basket. People light a lamp and put it on a stand to give light to the entire house. Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and give God in heaven glory.”
Then Jesus taught His disciples about prayer and how to pray. He gave them an example: “Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name is honored and holy. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth just like it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive those who owe us. Please help us resist the devil and his temptations.”
Jesus told the people not to worry. God takes care of the flowers and the birds. They don’t worry about what to wear or eat. God cares for them. Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. And God will provide for you. Don’t worry.”
Jesus also told parables. He said, “People who hear what I say and believe and act on it will be like the sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain came, the rivers rose, and the winds blew hard against the house. But the house didn’t fall because it was built on the solid rock foundation. People who hear My words and ignore them are like the foolish man who built His house on the sand. The rain came, the rivers rose, and the winds blew hard against the house. Then the house collapsed.”