Sunday School @ Home – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (June 21, 2020)

SUNDAY SCHOOL @ HOME – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost/June 21, 2020

Bible Passage (for parents)
Do Not Be Afraid (Matthew 10:24-39)

Jesus talks with his friends and followers, his disciples, in today’s gospel and he tells them not to be afraid.  He tells them God cares even about the sparrows and God cares for us.  God loves us so much that God even knows the number of hairs on our head.

Watch this video together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Ojox83neo

Read:

God loves us more than we can imagine.  God wants us to feel safe and secure.  Our fears can be calmed knowing how much God loves us.  Jesus was with the disciples when they were afraid and he is with us, too.

Discuss

  • What are some things that cause people to get scared?
  • Is it wrong to be scared?  Why or why not?
  • Why do you think Jesus says, “Do not be afraid?”

Song

Rise and Shine by Go Fish Guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4brFW8bn7A

Activity

Download this sheet and draw a picture of what the person might be afraid of:

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Activity

Jesus today talks about how God cares even for the sparrows.  Check out the website below to learn more about birding for kids.

https://bumpreveal.com/pages/resources-birding

 

Discuss

Isaiah 41:10 says “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”  The writer of Psalm 91 tells about many ways God protects us.  It says, “Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.  When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.”  Think about the ways God has protected your family.

  • What are you afraid of?
  • What do you do or what can you do when you are afraid?
  • How can you share God’s love with others this week in a way that they can know that they are loved and protected by God?

 

Closing Prayer

Pray:  God, thank you for dads and for all the men in our lives who are kind and loving like you.  Help us to always remember that there is nothing that can separate us from your love.  Help us especially whenever we are afraid.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

 

Pastor Dan Fugate, Assistant to the Bishop for Discipleship in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, ELCA, put this lesson together for Sunday School @ Home.  There will be a new one for each Sunday while we are unable to gather together physically in our congregational buildings.  Contact him at dfugate@iksynod.org.

 

 

 

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