I have taken some time off on my blog site in order to fulfill the church’s request that I teach the teenage boys during this Vacation Bible School. It has been years since I taught teenagers. This would be an opportune time to look at the minds of our children.
Before anything else, I am a bible school teacher. In the teaching of this class, I am constrained to teach only the lessons in the text book. (“Can You Dig It?” Promise Publishing, Inc., copyright 1982).
I am constrained to use the New King James Version of the bible.
I am constrained to teach only as the Word teaches- nothing added to, nor taken away. But I will ask tough questions.
LESSON III - The Greatness of a Humble Heart
Lesson Text: Luke 9:46-48 NKJV
Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest.
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him,
and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great."
Memory Verse: Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
• Why is it so hard to be meek?
• What is our misconception of meekness?
• Why would Jesus disciples get into a dispute over which “would be the greatest”?
• What did Jesus, “perceiving their thoughts”, see in their hearts?
• What “greatness” did Jesus find in the child, such that he could say, “he who is least among you all will be great”? How is the child like “the least among you”? How do you feel, as a child in the Church?