Friday, June 27, 2014

Sunday School Lesson on the Beatitudes - Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Use this Sunday School lesson on the Beatitudes to tell children about the comfort we have in Christ.

Needed: Bibles, picture of deceased loved one

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students to give their answers to the questions before you clarify the teaching.)

Ask students to tell you about a time when they were sad.

Ask them to tell you about a time when someone they knew died.

Talk about someone you knew who died and tell them how sad it made you feel.

Read Matthew 5:4 – Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (NIV).

What is mourning? It’s being sad when someone dies.

Why does Jesus say that people who mourn will be comforted? What does it mean to be comforted? It means someone will help you feel better when you’re sad.

Who can make us feel better when we’re sad?

God says that He will make us feel better because He will bring all the people who died back to life and we will be able to see them in Heaven.

Read Revelation 21:3-4 – “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away’” (NIV).

This says that when we get to Heaven, God will wipe the tears away from our eyes and that nothing sad will ever happen again. No one will ever die again or get hurt or get sick or anything. Everything will be perfect in Heaven and we will live with God and everyone who died forever.

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