Two large construction paper hearts, one saying "Love God" and the other "Love Your Neighbor", "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Jesus answered him, "The most important is this,'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,' this is the greatest commandment. Jesus has told us to love our neighbor. If we put that first, other things should fall into place. Those are all great suggestions. The song started out like this... (if possible, sing it), It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood. 430 Oak St. Sellersburg, IN 47172, © 2020 Ministry-To-Children.com | Read our, “Give to Caesar” Bible Craft Ideas on Matthew 22:15-22, “The Greatest Commandment” Bible Craft Ideas on Matthew 22:34-46, "Finishing the Race" Bible Object Lessons, Popcorn Object Lesson (2 Corinthians 2:15) The Aroma of Christ, Children’s Sermon: The Bible is Like a Multi-Tool, Eye for an Eye (Matthew 5:38-48) Sunday School Lesson, 3 Gummy Worm Object Lessons (Isaiah 64:8). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. To answer this question, Jesus told a story about a man who was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. Amen. If it costs more than I have given you, I will pay you the next time I am here. Copyright © 2007-2020 Ministry-to-Children. A group of religious leaders began asking him tricky questions to try to embarrass him so that the people would not listen to his teaching. Ask the "real neighbor" to "please stand up." We might become wrapped up in what we “should” or shouldn’t do, and wonder how to recognize if we are doing “enough.” The good news is that Jesus is enough. Mr. Rogers would enter his home, take off his jacket and shoes, and put on a sweater and comfortable tennis shoes while singing his theme song "Won't You Be My Neighbor." Every kids church ministry deserves the very best resources for teaching God’s Word, even when they don’t have the financial resources. He put medicine on his wounds and wrapped them with bandages. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these." When others say unkind things or argue, we might want to be rude back at them. This message reminds students that loving God is the best thing we can do with our lives, and we … They wanted Jesus to mess up somehow by picking out one of those rules over the other ones. You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. The next day, he gave the innkeeper some money and told him to take care of the man. Used by permission of Zondervan. In turn, we should offer love to one another, recognizing that other things fall into place when we put love first. "Who is my neighbor?" Toolbox Object Lesson (2 Corinthians 10:4) Do You Have the Right Tools? As always, though, Jesus was too smart to fall for a trap. We say, “Excuse me,” if we walk in front of someone. In the name of Jesus we pray. See, the Jews had the ten commandments, which were a big deal for them. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. When rules seem unfair, we might want to disrespect the people who made them. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. When Jesus asked him what God's Law said, the lawyer answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself." Adjust exact wording depending on which you are using). Main Objective: This Gospel lesson reminds us of what should be the most important element of our lives as Christians. It isn't easy to keep those commandments, is it? Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. Luke 10:27 (NIV), Perhaps you have heard of Fred Rogers. This message reminds us tha we are saved by God’s grace. "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. All Rights Reserved. Well, how do you think we could love our neighbor? When Jesus asked him what God's Law said, the lawyer answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself."