Hi everyone! Today we are looking at another of the parables that Jesus told. These were stories that Jesus used to help people understand and know more about him and the kingdom of God.
Follow through the page or choose the parts that work best for you and your child at home today. You don’t need to have all the answers, just chatting together and asking questions together will build your child’s relationship with Jesus and yours too! If anything comes up that you aren’t sure about and want some help to explain it to your child then get in touch.
Praying, worshipping and opening the bible together is an amazing thing to do as a family and will give you and your child tools to help them now and in the future. You’re doing amazing!
I hope you have a great time today doing Church At Home together!
Send your photos of what you’ve been up to, I’d love to see them and I know others in the church would love to see them too.
Watch this video about The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Jesus tells this story in Luke 10:25-37
Questions to talk through together
- Who are our neighbours?
- Does it matter that people are different?
- In what ways do you help other people in need?
- Are there any other ways you can help people, yourselves or as a family?
- Do you let others be a neighbour to you and let them help you too?
Thinking about this story, how does God want us to treat someone who:
- Needs our help?
- Is different from us?
- Might have been unkind to us?
Jesus loves everyone and he wants us to be his hands and feet in the world and show his love to others too. This might sometimes mean helping someone that you don’t always feel like helping. It also means letting others help you when you need help too, as Jesus works through us and other people to show his love.
Which bit of the story sticks out to you the most?
Maybe it is when the man asks Jesus the question, or when the person is beaten up, or when he isn’t helped by those walking by, or when the Samaritan pays for him to stay in the inn until he is better. It could be any part!
Make a picture of that part of the story and explain to someone why that part jumps out at you the most. What craft items can you use to make this? Or what else in your house could you use?
I know lots of you enjoyed making paper planes, so we are going to make a prayer paper plane today.
On one wing of the plane, write the names of 3 people or more that you can help, try and think of someone that you may find it a little bit hard to help sometimes.
One the other wing of the plane, write the names of people that help you.
Every time you fly the plane, pray one of these 2 prayers, saying each of the names you wrote on the plane:
- Jesus please help me to help ……………….
- Jesus thank you for ………………. For helping me.
You could see how far you can throw the plane or you could make a target that you need to try and hit and see who is the closest!
Here’s a video for a basic paper plane, feel free to look at how to make different planes if you’d like a challenge!