11 >> final session
This week’s destination:
This is our final session we are going to lean that Jesus warns
against selfishness and greed.
Photocopy the Bible Verse Card, Fruit of the Spirit review cards,
crayons. Paper, scissors, glue, markers, large poster paper. 2 slices
of pie or cake, one large, one small. Paper plates and apples.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON
Get the children to colour the Bible Verse Card and Fruit of the
Spirit review cards prior to the lesson.
1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
The teacher will have "slices of pie" cut out of construction
paper for children to place in a circle and glue to another sheet
of construction paper. On each "slice of pie" the children
will draw or write ways to be unselfish in their own lives. Discuss
the idea of giving up something to give to someone else and encourage
children to put these things into practice in the coming week!
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Paper Plate and Fruit Relay
Divide the children into two teams put children into a line size
order smallest children first and fill in the bigger children behind
them to make the teams even.
Each team gets a paper plate with a round fruit on the plate. At
start the first child from each team runs, balancing the apple on
the plate to the end of the room and back handing over to the second
child and sits down, the second child repeats the exercise balancing
the fruit on the plate. If it falls they have to return and start
First team with all members sitting wins.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
It’s Harvest Time (Use Music video if possible)
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)
Great is Thy Faithfulness (Use Music video)
a. “Back Track” Review (5 minutes)
Last week we learnt that God has "planted" us here on
this earth and he expects us to produce good fruit in our life.
What kind of fruit does he expect?
(Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness,
faithfulness and self control.)
What can we do to help us produce the kind of fruit that God expects?
(Worship regularly, read God's Word, pray, fellowship and witness)
In last weeks lesson the owner of the vineyard is representative
of who? (God)
The keeper of the vineyard is representative of who? (Jesus)
And the tree represents who? (God's children, us)
Can anyone recall the Thomas Edison light bulb story, what did
Aren't you glad that we have a loving and forgiving God who gives
us a second chance?
Does anyone want to share a second chance God gave you?
b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
"Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed;
a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Story Time: One day (add a common girls name) and
(add a common boys name) came in from school and wanted
a snack. Their mother had baked a pie earlier in the week and there
was just enough left for each of them to have a slice. "Let's
have a piece of pie," suggested the little boy. "I'll
get the pie while you get us a glass of milk." When he sliced
the pie, it turned out like these two slices. One slice was much
larger than the other one. His sister poured each of them a glass
of milk and sat down at the table. When her brother brought the
pie and placed the small slice in front of her and kept the large
slice for himself.
"Look what you have done!" she cried. "You gave
me the small slice of pie and kept the big slice for yourself."
"Well, how would you have done it?" He asked.
"If I were serving the pie," she said, "I would
have given you the large slice and kept the smaller slice for myself."
"Well, what are you complaining about? That's exactly what
They both laughed and began eating their pie.
We might laugh at that story, but selfishness and greed is a very
serious subject. Every day we see people who not only want the biggest
slice of the pie for themselves, they want it all! Jesus told a
story about a man who was like that.
Read: Luke 12:13-21
The man in Jesus' story was very rich. He had a large, fertile
farm which produced very good crops. "What should I do?"
the man said to himself. "I have had such a large harvest
that I don't have room in my barns to store all of it."
What do you think the man did? (He kept it all for himself,
stored in a big Harvest Barn)
What should he have done? (He should have shared some of what
he had with those who didn't have very much.)
Do you think that is what the man did? (No)
No, instead he said, "I know what I will do. I will tear
down my barns and build bigger ones" Then I will say to
myself, 'You have plenty of everything. Enjoy it. Eat, drink,
and be merry.'"
God said to the rich man, "You fool! You will die this
very night. Then who will get everything?"
God is good and He has given most of us more than we need.
The question is, what will we do with what God has given to us?
Will we share it with those who don't have as much, or will we
greedily keep it for ourselves?
Remember the warning that Jesus gave to the listeners of his story.
"Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed."
The Bible says:
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit
their soul? Mark 8:36
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths
and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store
up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do
not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
Let the children come and quietly ask God to show them ways that
they can help others.
Allow time at the end to share what new thing they are going to
do to share what they have with others that don’t have as
much as them.
Share what this Series has meant to them.(Allow for responses)
Have they grown? (Allow for Testimonies)
Father, you have blessed most of us with more than we need. Help
us to be generous and to share with those who may not have as much.
TAKE HOME PAGE
Give one Activity Booklet one for each child at the end of class.