Friday, June 20, 2014

Jesus Sunday School Lessons - Mary Pours Perfume on Jesus

Use this as part of your Jesus Sunday School lessons to teach about Mary's anointing of Jesus.

Needed: Bibles, paper, crayons or markers

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

(Have students take turns reading John 12:1-3, or read it yourself.)

Why does Mary use such an expensive perfume on Jesus and wipe His feet with her hair? (She is worshipping Jesus. Jesus deserves the best that we can give Him.)

What are some things that you can do to worship Jesus and give Him your best? (Ideas could include being good because Jesus wants us to be, giving Jesus our offerings, using our talents for God, giving God the glory for our talents, etc.)

(Have students take turns reading John 12:4-6, or read it yourself.)

Why did Judas not want Mary to use the perfume on Jesus? (He was greedy and thought that he could have sold the perfume and gotten a lot of money for it. He was more worried about what he could get than about worshipping Jesus.)

(Have students take turns reading John 12:7-11, or read it yourself.)

Why did the priests want to kill Jesus?

Jesus was getting too powerful and the priests were getting jealous of Him. People were listening to Jesus instead of to the priests, especially after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and the priests didn’t like that. The priests wanted people to only listen to them.

Did Jesus know He was going to die? (Yes. He told the disciples that Mary had put the perfume on Him to get His body ready to be buried.)

Jesus knew He was going to die because that’s what He came to do. He came to die on the cross so we could be forgiven for our sins.

Activity: Have students draw a picture of themselves doing something to give Jesus their best. When they’re finished, have them tell the class about their picture.

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