Ten Commandments: Wk 7

Stay Married!

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Bible:  Deuteronomy 5:18, Matt 5:28

Lesson Day Seven:  Be faithful to your husband and wife

God compares the marriage between a husband and wife with the relationship between Him and His church.  The commitment to stay together is very important.  God wants mommies and daddies to stay married.  I am here to tell you that it is not easy to stay married even if you marry the best person on the planet.  It is mostly because we as mommies and daddies get confused with all the things around us.  We lose sight of what is really important.  What do we tell you is really important every week you come to Sunday school? -To follow Jesus.  It is important to follow Jesus.  That is the same thing that is important to you when you are married.  When you marry someone, marry someone that loves Jesus as much as you do.  Because a marriage should serve the Kingdom of God, just as you do when you aren’t married.  So how do we stay focused on what is important and stay married?

1.  Jesus should be number one in the life of both people.  They should each read the Bible and pray everyday.  You should be doing this even if your not married.  Jesus can keep you from big mistakes too.

2.  “Families that pray together stay together.”  You can pray for your parents to grow together with Jesus.

3.  Let your parents have time to talk together with each other without being interrupted by you…each night.  Go to sleep at bed time, and give them time to talk.  Be sure you are reading your Bible and praying everyday so you can be a helper in your family.

There is one more thing that I want you to know.  If your parents do get divorced, it is not your fault.  You can still have peace with Jesus, He is crying too.  You can still pray for your parents.  Jesus hears the prayers of His little ones especially.  You are still responsible to pray and read your Bible everyday.  That will help you grow to be the best you that you can be.  –This is true of all of you.

Important Point:  Be faithful to your husband and wife.

Directions Day seven:  Print out the Ten Commandment Parchment.
Have the children rip off all the straight edges of the Ten Commandment Parchment, write their names on the back of the paper, crumple it tightly into a ball and flatten it out on a large rectangle cake pan.  Pour used wet coffee grounds on the paper and have the children rub them around to stain the paper.  Dry it either on layers of newspaper or with a hair dryer while sitting on the plate (if you have a few).  It will dry in about 7 minutes with a hair dryer (5 minutes on a plate and 2 minutes holding it up)
Materials:  cold, wet coffee grounds (about 1 cup), pen for names, large cookie trays, blow-dryer/layers of new paper).

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  1. Jodi says:

    I enjoy all your lessons and ideas for the Ten Commandments, but have a question on the activity for the 7th. What is the lesson we want for the kids regarding the coffee grounds on the torn parchment paper?

    Thank you for your help.

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