Keep God’s Day of Rest and Worship
Bible: Matthew 18:20, Mark 2:27-28, Exodus 32-34 and Deuteronomy 9-10
Lesson Day Four: Keep God’s day of rest and worship.
Do you ever get tired? -Yes. Does God ever get tired? -No. Then why do you suppose He needed to rest on the last day of the creation story? (Let them answer) If He doesn’t get tired why does it say that on the seventh day God rested? The answer comes a little later in the New Testament. Mark 2:27-28 says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” God didn’t rest because He needed a break. He rested to show us what we need. You were made to need a day of rest each week. That day of rest is Sunday for us. Rest is not the only thing we need. It is important that we come to church. Why? We were not made to live alone. God created us to need one another. He created His church like Legos. The new Legos that have special pieces. You know the ones that if you lose that special piece you can no longer make the object you bought? So one piece is the mouth or Pastor. One is the heart–they would be the prayer warriors. And someone needs to be the secretary (the feet) or the whole thing would just think things and not go anywhere. I think the Sunday school teachers are the Achilles, a small little tendon at the back of your ankle that is very important and gives the whole church a future. They all work together to form a whole body and Jesus says that His church will not lack anything. Unless of course you don’t come or refuse to do your part. Each of you has a very important place in our church body. Allow God to help you find that place, and you will be blessed. Is our church big enough to be a body? The Bible says, “where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20) Are there two or more here? –Then He is here with us.
Important Point: We need rest, and we need to fellowship with other believers.
Directions Day Four: Make a Body in Teams. Give each person a piece of clay and a body part to make. If you don’t have enough people just make the head. If you have too many, create teams.
List of parts to make:
- Head (6-8): 1 ear, 1 ear, nose, head with hair, mouth, 1 eye, 1 eye.
- Body (1): body with a neck and places for legs and arm.
- Appendages (8): 1 leg, 1 leg, 1 arm, 1 arm, 1 hand, 1 hand, 1 foot, 1 foot.
Materials: Clay. For the object lesson you will need a special set of Legos.
Recipe for homemade clay:
Play Dough in a bag: (mud and straw can work, but this is a little less messy)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 Tbsp alum
- 2 Tbsp corn starch
- 1 quart ziplock
Directions before class: Add the dry ingredients to the quart bag, i.e., flour, salt, 5 drops food coloring and alum.
Directions for class: Add 1/2 cup warm water, 1 Tbsp oil, and 1 tsp vanilla to the quart bag and have your child squish it in the bag until it resembles a lump of play dough. Take out the play dough and play. You may want to add a rolling pin and spoon to the playing equipment. Use wax paper to protect your table. (Makes enough for about 4-6 students)