Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl Sunday School Lesson - Worth More than Anything

Use this Sunday School lesson to teach kids about the importance of putting God first in our lives.


Needed: Bibles, picture of a treasure chest

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

Ask students, What is the most important thing in the whole world? (Simply listen to their answers.)

What do you think God thinks is the most important thing in the whole world? (Again, just listen.)

(Have a student read Matthew 13:44.)

What did Jesus say the Kingdom of Heaven was like? (A treasure.)

And when the man found the treasure, what did he do? (He sold everything he had so he could buy the field and get the treasure.)

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 13:45-46.)

What else did Jesus say the Kingdom of Heaven is like? (A really expensive pearl.)

When man found the pearl, what did he do? (He sold everything he had so he could buy the pearl.)

So Jesus says that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure or a really expensive pearl, and that when people found the treasure and the pearl, they gave up everything they had so they could get it. Getting the treasure or the pearl was the most important thing to them in the whole world. That shows us that getting into the Kingdom of Heaven should be the most important thing to us.

Getting into Heaven is worth everything. It’s the most important thing there is.

How do we make sure we’re going to go to Heaven when we die?

If we believe in Jesus and do the good things that God wants us to do, then we will go to Heaven when we die.

Activity: Treasure Hunt – Hide a picture of a treasure chest in any room where students are allowed to go. Tell them to go look for the treasure. When they find it, remind them that the treasure we get is going to Heaven when we die. Let the student who found the treasure hide it so that the rest of the group can look for it again. Continue playing as long as time allows, making sure to let everyone have a chance to hide the treasure before letting someone hide it twice.




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