This week we are going to be learning about how Jesus healed a man on the sabbath.
First things first though, let's pack your bags for the adventure into the story and some things needed for the crafts later (if you want to do those).
This week you'll need:
A phone or ipad to watch the video
Once your explorers have got their bags packed, do a lap of your house and/or garden and get ready to learn together.
Are you good at paying attention?
Watch this video. You need to focus really hard on the players wearing white t-shirts and count how many passes they make…
When Jesus was on earth the leaders of the people at the time were called the Pharisees. They were a bit like church leaders today. But the Pharisees had become so focused on keeping all of their laws that they’d actually lost sight of what was important.
You can read the story in Mark 3:1-6, or watch a short video of today’s story here
Check out our Family resources page or follow these links to our explorer worship songs
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT
NOTHINGS TOO BIG
Jesus knew it was impossible to keep all the Pharisees rules. Can you do any of these ‘impossible’ things?
Raise one eyebrow
Lick your elbow
Wiggle your ears
Touch your nose with your tongue
Find a word that rhymes with ‘purple’
Jesus said the most important commandment was to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbour as yourself’. Make a paper chain ‘Love Your Neighbor Paper Heart Garland’ like this one.
Make a poster using toilet roll heart stamps (like this one) with the words of the greatest commandment, Matthew 22:34-40, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Do you think you have any rules in your family? What do you think is the most important rule in your family?
How do you think the Pharisees got so focused on their rules they forgot what was important?
Why was Jesus angry with the Pharisees?
Do you think we ever lose sight of what’s important and get focused on the wrong things?
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