Copy of Parable of the Great Feast by Jennifer Tolbert
Parable of the Rich Fool by Jennifer Tolbert
Parable of the Great Feast by Jennifer Tolbert
Jesus taught using everyday examples to help his followers understand spiritual truths. He told special stories called parables. He wanted his followers to understand what is important to God and what is not important to God, and how they could live in a way that pleased God.
1. A parable is a story about an everyday example that teaches a spiritual truth.
2. Jesus taught us how to live to please God.
3. Jesus wants us to use our wealth wisely.
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. -Matthew 13:34
Books of the New Testament
This Little Light of Mine
Above All Else
Lord, My Desire
Lord, Reign in Me
Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus
Begin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1. Have a party (The Great Feast)-Have some balloons or party hats and talk about how exciting it is to plan a party. ASK: Who would you want to invite? What would you want to do or play at the party? Then, ASK: Now, imagine if no one came to your party? How would you feel? That remind me of a story (or parable) that Jesus told his followers.
2. Birds and Flowers: (Bring a few flowers to class). Have you ever seen a worried flower? Jesus used flowers to help his followers understand that we should not worry about wealth or possessions.
Story: Jesus wanted his followers to understand wealth, and how to be wise in their wealth and possessions. During the Sermon on the Mount, he told the people that they should not worry about their possessions. Later, he told them parables (or earthly stories with a heavenly meaning) to help his followers understand how they could please God in their attitude and heart towards wealth and possessions.
READ Matthew 6:19-34, the Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12:16-21; the Parable of the Great Feast in Luke 14:15-23.
Connect the Story back to God and his character. Explain how this story fits into God's overall story.
Do Not Worry Bird Craft by The Littles and Me
Supplies: Template, Watercolors, Construction Paper, Crayons, Pencil, Scissors and Glue