Saturday, June 28, 2014

Honor Your Father and Mother Sunday School Lesson

Use this Honor Your Father and Mother Sunday School lesson to teach children about the fifth of the Ten Commandments.

 

Needed: Bibles, white board or large piece of paper


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

Ask students, Does anyone remember why God gives us rules? God gives us rules because He loves us. The rules He gives us are meant to protect us and others.

How many of you have parents?
           
How many of you have grandparents?
           
Most of have at least one parent or a grandparent. So let’s look at how the Bible says we should treat our parents and grandparents.

(Have a student read Exodus 20:12.)

God says that we should honor our parents. We can also say that we should honor our grandparents. What do you think it means to honor someone? To show them respect. to obey them, to be thankful for the things they do for you, etc.
           
Why should we honor or show respect to our parents and grandparents? What are some things that they’ve done for us or what are some things that they do for us that would make us want to honor and respect them? (Write students ideas on the white board or paper and help them think of others. Gave us life, take care of us, teach us, buy us what we need, love us, spend time with us, etc.)

God gave us our parents because He knows that we need them. God made our parents to do all of those good things for us and He knows that we will learn the right things if we listen to and obey our parents.
           
So because our parents do so many good things for us and because we know that God gave us our parents, we honor and respect them. What are some things that we can do to honor and show respect to our parents and grandparents? (Again write ideas on the board or paper and lead students into thinking of more. Obey them when they tell us to do something, don’t talk back, offer to help them with the chores, tell them thank you for the things they do for us, etc.)

But what happens if our parents make a mistake or do something wrong? Have any of your parents or grandparents ever made a mistake or done something wrong? Should we still honor and respect our parents and grandparents if they make a mistake or do something wrong?

Our parents and grandparents are still people and every person makes mistakes. Every person does something wrong once in a while. We have to be able to forgive our parents and grandparents and still honor and respect them for the good things that they do.

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