TO READ TOGETHER
Look at Matthew 23:5. In this verse, Jesus complains that the rabbis make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long. What in the world was a phylactery? Phylacteries were leather cases that the rabbis wore. Inside were strips of cloth with words from Deuteronomy written on them. Tradition didn’t prescribe a certain size for the phylacteries, so rabbis could make them broad to be noticed.
God notices what we are like on the inside, not just what we pretend to be on the outside.
TO LEARN TOGETHER
Whoever makes himself great will be made humble. Whoever makes himself humble will be made great. Matthew 23:12
SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
Does Jesus want us to be showoffs? Why not?
What does someone who is humble look like? What do they do? What do they not do?
Jesus reminded us that what makes us special is the way we share love. What are some of your special ways of being kind?
TO DO TOGETHER
DO SOMETHING: Jesus reminds us in the story to be quiet but faithful. Write the names of your family members on small pieces of paper and place them in a box or hat. Each member draws a name, but doesn’t reveal who they drew. For the next few days, family members secretly do good deeds for the person whose name they drew.
KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN
What calls do birds and animals make when they want to get noticed? Do you best imitations of these animals.
SUNDAY IS COMING
We have two more Sundays at the school and hall in Matsqui before we move to Abbotsford Christian Elementary School.
We need some help with some toys from the basement especially. We have large things that we won’t be able to take with us because we’ll be setting up from scratch each Sunday and storage is limited. We have a climbing frame and train table specifically that need new homes - if you can take these things please talk to Sarah and then arrange to get them out of there :) Thanks!
TO READ TOGETHER