Elementary, January 24: Jesus, Mary, and Martha

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Jesus and his disciples often stayed at the home of his friends, Martha and Mary, as they traveled. During one visit, Martha was busy preparing a meal for her guests. Mary, on the other hand, opted to sit at Jesus’ feet, listening as he taught His disciples. Martha began to grumble to Jesus that Mary was slacking off. But Jesus stopped her. He reminded Martha that doing things for Jesus wasn’t the same as being with Him. And Mary had made the right choice.

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: Jesus, Mary, and Martha

Big Idea: Jesus is priority #1, so we can make time for Him first.

Memory Verse: “But put God’s kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do.” Matthew 6:33a (NIrV)

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

We make time for what matters to us. Doing things for God matters, of course. But He wants us to spend time with Him, too. This week, let’s make God our top priority and make time to be with Him.