Hi, Friends! Thanks for joining me today for this month’s third and final lesson about the story, “Ten Ways to Be Perfect,” found on pages 100-107 of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.
Children: I would like you to begin by reading the story again, this time to yourself or to a friend or family member.
Here are the Ten Good Rules (Commandments) given to us by God:
1. Have no other gods but God.2. Do not worship statues.
3. Be careful with God’s name
4. Keep Sundays special.
5. Respect your parents.
6. Do not kill people.
7. Keep your marriage promises
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Do not be jealous.
The Commandments are all about showing love and respect. The first four involve love and respect for God, and the last six show love and respect for others.
The Ten Commandments teach about respecting God,being honest, respecting our parents, keeping Sundayholy, and being good neighbors. These rules are as important today as they were thousands of years ago. No matter how the world changes, these Ten Commandments show us the way to a good life.
Questions? Comments? Let Pastor Steve know what you are thinking.
Adults: The Biblical reference to this story is Exodus 16-17, 19-40.
The Ten Commandments are familiar to most people. Sometimes, people believe they are going to heaven just because they think they have not broken any of the commandments. But the unfortunate truth is, they have.Everyone has failed one time or another. However, what makes us Christians is placing our faith in Jesus. Through Jesus, our sins are forgiven. Because He died on the cross for us, we have everlasting life with God.
God’s ten rules sketch out the biblical boundaries for a well-lived life and are important for every child to know. Having kids memorize these ten rules is great, but helping kids understand what it means to love and respect God and each other is even better (and more important). We, as adult Christians, need to lead our dear children by example.
~This Week’s Prayer: God, guide me to respect you and all others as I live my life. Amen
I invite you and your family to attend next week’s Sunday School gathering on Sunday, October 29, at 11 a.m. right after the morning service. After a small treat, there will be a discussion of this month’s story and a fun craft. All are welcome!
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