- Memory Verse: Review Proverbs 22:2
- Bible Reading: Read Matthew 6:19-21. According to this passage, what can happen to our treasures here on earth?
- Where’s Your Treasure?: Bring a bag of jellybean “treasures”. Give each child two plates. Label one plate “earth” and one plate “heaven”. Give your child a designated number of jellybeans, and tell them to put them on the plates. The jellybeans on the “earth” plate can be eaten while the timer is running. The jellybeans on the “heaven” plate can be eaten later in the day. Have them divy up their ‘beans according to their own desires. Then set the timer for :30 seconds, but don’t let your children know how much time they have to eat. Let them snack on jellybeans until the timer goes off. When it does, take all the jellybeans from the “earth” plate away. Later in the day, let them eat their “heavenly” jellybeans!The object lesson here is pretty obvious, but very true. Explain it to your children, then read the story of the rich farmer from Luke 12:13-21. Where were all his treasures? Did he get to keep them or did he lose them? Let’s try to keep our treasures by laying them up in heaven!
- Further Study: Read Four Feet, Two Sandals, the story of two little girls in a refugee camp who each end up with one of the sandals from a pair after relief workers bring much needed clothing. Great illustration of the beauty of sharing.