Elementary, February 13th: Do Not Judge Others

Jesus had a lot to say about those who are quick to criticize others without looking at their own faults first. He said that doing so is like trying to remove a speck a sawdust from your friend’s eye when you’ve got a plant of wood sticking out of your own. That would be crazy, right? That’s exactly Jesus’ point. It is crazy! This week we’re learning to deal with our own sin before trying to address it in others.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Do Not Judge Others

Big Idea: Jesus wants us to think about our own mistakes before pointing out others.

Memory Verse: “First take the piece of wood out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see clearly to take the bit of sawdust out of your friend’s eye.” Matthew 7:5 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

It’s a lot easier to criticize the people around us than it is to confront our own faults and failures. But that’s exactly what Jesus calls us to do. This week, before you point out the sin and others, stop to consider if you’ve dealt with the sin in your own life. I’ll be doing the same.