Matthew 4:4 – Don’t be Tempted

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November 2, 2015 by morningcamequickly

20151101_194556I love when kids have the opportunity to put themselves into a craft. If you like giving them some creative license, you’ll enjoy this today to see their perspective of themselves. You also might enjoy this manger scene from Luke 2:11, a maraca for praising from Psalm 150:6, the cell phone to God in Romans 8:28, or the crazy eyeball to help them see Jesus better.

But, today we are in Matthew 4:4 where it says, “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Jesus is being tempted, but he always responds with God’s word. Likewise, kids need to hear and learn to obey and follow God’s word. They need to be ready to defend their faith with strength and you are the teacher leading them to this! Exciting!

Kids need to see themselves following Jesus. That their life matters and can impact others. And so, a – is in order. (Yes, I could have done a big mouth, but passed!) Let students draw themselves so they can look at the picture, read the verse and see that it is them that needs to do what Jesus says. Teach them how to use God’s word as answers when something tough comes up.

20151101_194204For this craft you will need:

  • one paper per child Matthew 4 4
  • crayons
  • something to cover the table

Allow the students time to fill in their self- portraits. This can be a unique opportunity to see how the kids see themselves. Maybe that shy one  puts the bangs over the eyes to hide or the loud one colors on a crazy colored shirt. Take time to get to know your students and let them share with each other. Maybe you want to do one too. Have a great lesson!

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