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Elementary, March 13: Parable of the Rich Fool

Hi Journey Kids parents!

I recently came across a shirt that said, “He who dies with the most toys still dies.” That is exactly Jesus’ point in the parable of the Rich Fool. The Rich Fool rooted his comfort and security in his fortune. But then he died – and guess how much of his fortune he took with him? None of it. Jesus isn’t against possessions. It’s just that our possessions are temporary. We leave them behind. They hold no eternal value. That’s what God wants us to treasure our relationship with Him above all else. It’s the only thing that lasts.

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: Parable of the Rich Fool

Big Idea: God wants us to treasure our relationship with Him more than any of our possessions.

Memory Verse: hs and rust do not destroy them. There, thieves do not break in and steal them. Your heart will be where your riches are.” Matthew 6:20-21 (NIrV)

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

I often treasure my possession more than I do my relationship with God. My possessions bring me a momentary sense of comfort and security. But it’s just that. Momentary. I want to treasure what will last into eternity – the God who loved me enough to die in my place. How about you?