Day 8 3/1 Luke 20:9-26 Parable of the Vine-Growers
Talk about what this scripture means by, “give to God the things that are God’s.” Make round yellow circles out of paper and write on each “coin” something that belongs to God, and how we can GIVE those things to Him. What does that giving look like?
Day 9 3/2 Luke 20:27-40 Is There a Resurrection
Talk about God being God of the living, and about how we will all live in Him.
Talk about heaven and those who lived in Christ and have gone to be with God in heaven. Draw pictures together about what your child thinks heaven might look like.
Day 10 3/3 Matthew 22:34-40 Two Greatest Commandments
Make a poster collage of the two greatest commandments using only pictures.
Find images together that your child believes capture loving God, and others. Find another person for your child to explain the pictures to.
Day 11 3/5 Matthew 23:1-39 Woe to You!
Ahead of time, paint a plastic or paper cup black. With your child, talk about how our badness makes us black as night, but that Jesus can help us do what is right. Paint the outside of the cup white with the child. Now, talk about how important it is for Jesus to make clean the INSIDE of us, too…paint the inside together. Talk about how Jesus can make us beautiful on the outside AND on the inside.
Day 12 3/6 Mark 12:41-44 The Widow’s Offering
Grab the bank you and your children made on Day 4. Give one child 10 pennies, and show how these rich people put one or two pennies in the church money box. Then, give another child (or a stuffed animal, or a Dad!) only 2 pennies, and talk about how the poor woman put in both of her pennies…all that she had! Talk about the joy that God gets when we give Him everything, and when we give with a happy and humble heart.
Day 13 3/7 Mark 13:1-13 Signs of the Close of the Age
Talk about how, just like in Noah’s day, that today in the world there are many people who do not thing about or love or obey God. Share with your child how important it is to hold tightly to God in our lives, even though there may be times that others will be unkind to us.
Draw a picture of a large tree, our God, and your child underneath. Talk to the child about standing close to God. Draw the sun beating down, and ask whether when it is hot and uncomfortable if it is time to run from the tree or to run close to the tree. Draw rain, and ask the same question.
Troubles may come, but when they do, we can draw closer to Him!
Day 14 3/8 Matthew 24:15-35 The Coming of the Son of Man
“How do you know when it’s almost Christmas?” ask your little one, and talk about all the ways. “What about your birthday?” Well, one day, Jesus, who is in heaven with God and all the people we talked about a few days ago, is going to come back to get all of us and to gather us up! We know He is coming, just like we know your birthday and Christmas is coming!
Draw or paint a picture together of Jesus and his angels “gathering His elect” from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another. Talk about how happy we can be to finally be with Jesus, have no sickness and no pain, no crying and no sadness.