Friday, June 27, 2014

Store Up for Yourself Treasure in Heaven Sunday School Lesson

Use this Treasure in Heaven Sunday School lesson to teach children what really matters.

Needed: Bibles, a worn-out piece of clothing, something rusty, something broken, drawing paper, crayons or markers

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

Show students your worn-out piece of clothing and ask, “Does this look new? Is this a good piece of clothing? What’s wrong with it? Yeah, this piece of clothing got too old. It’s no good anymore.”

Show your rusty item and ask, “What about this? Does this look nice? What happened to it? Okay, so this isn’t good anymore.”

Show your broken item. “And this isn’t any good anymore either.” Explain what it is and how it broke.

“So none of this stuff I brought in is any good anymore. I would have brought in my (fill in the blank with something that was stolen from you once), but somebody stole that.” Tell the story of the item being stolen.

“It just seems that things don’t last very well, do they? Everything gets worn out, or rusty, or broken, or stolen, or lost. You know, this all kind of reminds me of what Jesus said once. He said, ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ (Matthew 6:19-21).

“Jesus is telling us that we shouldn’t want too many things while we’re here in this world because everything wears out or gets destroyed or stolen or lost anyway. We can never keep what we have here. And we certainly can’t take any of our things with us when we die. So the things in this world won’t last. But what will last are the good things that we do for God and for other people. Jesus says that our good things will last forever and that when we get to Heaven, He will reward us for all the good things that we do. So let’s remember to always think about doing good things instead of just thinking about all the things that we want.”

Ask students, “What’s one thing that you really liked but then it broke or got stolen or lost?”

“Remember that Jesus said everything in this world eventually goes away, but the good things we do last forever. Let’s all draw a picture of something that you can do for God or for someone that you know this week.”

Hand out the paper and crayons or markers. When students are finished, let them tell about their pictures.

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