Thursday, June 26, 2014

Counting the Cost Sunday School Lesson

Use this Counting the Cost Sunday School lesson to teach students about their commitment to Christ.

Needed: Legos or building blocks of some sort

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

(Have students take turns reading Luke 14:25-26, or read it yourself.)

Jesus said that if we want to be His disciple, or His follower, then we have to hate our parents and our family. But does Jesus really want us to hate our parents and our families? (No.)

Jesus wants us to love our parents and our families, but He wants us to understand that we have to love Him more. Jesus is God so if we want to be Jesus’ follower, we have to love Him more than anything, even more than our own parents. You even have to love Jesus more than you love yourself and your life. Jesus has to be the most important thing to you.

(Have students take turns reading Luke 14:27-33, or read it yourself.)

(Pass out nine building blocks to each student and tell them to build a tower that is ten blocks high using only their blocks. Don’t tell them you’re only giving them nine blocks.)

How many blocks do you have in your tower?

You only have nine blocks in your tower, but I told you to make a tower that was ten blocks high. Didn’t you know you count your blocks first to know whether you had ten blocks to use or not?

Jesus said being a Christian is kind of like building a tower. When you build a tower, you have to make sure you have enough to be able to finish it so that it reaches all the way to the sky. And when you say you want to believe in Jesus and be His follower, you have to make sure that you’re ready to believe in Jesus not just right now, but for your whole life, so that you can go to Heaven when you die.

Do you think you’re ready to follow Jesus for your whole life?

(Pray with students to help them commit their lives to Christ.)

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