Hi all! This month we are learning about the thing Jesus taught.
Today’s lesson can be found in Matthew 5. (In full disclosure, much of the verbiage used today is from “Jesus Calling Bible Storybook” by Sarah Young. I don’t get any kickback for mentioning that, but it’s a great resource we use often…very nice pictures by Carolina Farias and simple versions of Bible stories.
So one day Jesus was teaching and this particular speech is called His “sermon on the mount.” There are a lot of things Jesus taught the people that day; today we’ll just be talking about one of the things, called the beatitudes.
WHAT are beatitudes? The first part of the word “be-a-tus” means happy or blessed!
Jesus was teaching the people 8 reasons they could feel happy and blessed!
Jesus said, “Those who say, ‘I am a sinner,’ will be part of God’s family.
Those who are sorry for their bad choices will be comforted by God.
Those who obey God will live forever with Him.
Those who want to do the right thing, God will help them do it.
Those who forgive others will be forgiven by God.
Those who ask God to live in their hearts will see Him.
Those who help others find peace with God will be called His children.
Those who tell others about God, even if people are mean to them, are part of God’s family.”
This video features the Beatitudes song by Brook Hills music performed by Jess Chamblee.
This video posted by Outside da box is probably better geared towards older elementary/middle school students, but gets the point across nicely.
For our craft today we made a bouquet of blessings. We used various geometric shaped pieces of card stock and construction paper and just glued them together to make any shape flower we wanted. (Each child and I made a set of 8, so our bouquet features 24 flowers). I wrote one beatitude on each flower (so 3 of each). Then we taped a straw to the back of each one (you could also use pipe cleaners).
Now we have a lovely bouquet of blessings on our table to remind us of God’s goodness!
Thanks for joining us today! Love to you all!