Part of our Sunday School lessons on the Beatitudes! Teach kids to desire what is right.
Lesson: (Note: Always allow students to give their answers to the questions before you clarify the teaching.)
Ask, How many of you have ever been hungry?
What does it feel like when you’re hungry?
What do you want to do when you’re hungry?
Everybody act like you’re really, really hungry.
Now everybody act like you’re really, really thirsty.
Read Matthew 5:6 – Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (NIV).
What is righteousness? Doing the doing right thing, being right with God.
What do you think it means to be hungry and thirsty for righteousness? It means that you really want to do the right thing. You really want to be right with God. You want it so bad that it’s like you’re hungry for it or thirsty.
And Jesus says that if you really want to do the right thing, if you want to be right with God, He’ll help you to do that. He’ll fill you up and show you how to do right things and how to be right with God.
So you the question is, Do you want to do the right things? Do you want to be right with God?