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MAY 1, 2021 | Back on Course

spiritual formation:

Screen Time

Bible formation:

Exodus 20:1-17, The Ten Commandments; Matthew 25:31- 45, The Sheep and the Goats

memory verse:

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
Jesus is better than anything else because he teaches us to take care of others.

The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Trinity Kids’ has been learning all about Screen Time, and how distracting our screens can be. We want to put God first, so we need to monitor our time and travels on the internet. This means movies, games, talking with friends, and other things that we can become distractions from spending time with God, and taking care of others.

In today’s story, Jesus used parables to help us understand what he is teaching. The people that were listening to Jesus, would have understood his example.

The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats took place at the Mount of Olives, in a conversation between Jesus and His disciples only days before His death. It tells a story of God’s sorting the righteous from the unrighteous or good versus bad. Jesus explains that shepherds separated the sheep and goats based on the behavior of these animals. The sheep (generally considered to be likable and docile) and goats (which were often mischievous) could not be kept together because of the way the goats behaved. The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats has Jesus describing the righteous people, who have gone beyond talking about their faith but actually living out lives that show they care about others. He is telling us that when we do good things for others, He takes it really personally, like we are taking care of him.

Now when He speaks about the unrighteous, he is speaking about the people who brag about what they are doing and making sure that everyone sees how they are acting, not because of the good that they are doing, but how good they look doing good deeds.

Jesus tells us that we need to take care of others from the heart, and not for selfish reasons.

family questions:

music:

Good God Almighty by David Crowder

craft:

TRINITY LITTLES

MAY 1, 2021 | Back on Course

verse:

Exodus 20:1-17, The Ten Commandments; Matthew 25:31-45, The Sheep and the Goats

Jesus is better than anything else because he teaches us to take care of others.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION:

Taking care of others.

memory verse:

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Jesus loves to tell us very important things in ways that we can understand. The Bible tells us that Jesus used parables to help us understand the Kingdom of God.

Here’s a question for us all to consider today, are you a sheep or a goat? Believe it or not, this is an important question. Before you shout out your answer, let me tell you a little story.

Shepherds sometimes have both sheep and goats in their flocks. When it is time for them to go back into the barn, they need to go through a gate. This gate separates the sheep from the goats. Jesus uses this picture to explain how we need to live.

When Jesus returns to earth, he’ll “separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” (Matthew 25:32)

Here’s what he’ll say to the sheep:

“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick, and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)

The sheep are confused. They ask:

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” (Matthew 25:37-39)

Jesus’ reply: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Jesus is telling us that when we take care of others, we are treating people the way we would treat Jesus. With care, and kindness and love.

Here’s what Jesus says to the goats:

“For I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger, and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.” (Matthew 25:41-43)

The goats are confused, too. They ask:

“Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?” (Matthew 25:44)

Jesus’ reply:

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” (Matthew 25:45)

Jesus is telling us when we do not take care of each other we are treating Jesus with no kindness, no care and with no love.

Jesus is telling us that we need to be like the sheep. Caring for others, loving others. He does not want us to live like the goats.

Want to serve Jesus? We need to be extra caring to others. Do not be like the goat!
Questions:

music:

I have decided to follow Jesus by Quest VBS, Group Publishing

Sunday School

EARLY CHILDHOOD

3 Years - Kindergarten
We’re excited to offer on-campus Sunday School for kids ages 3 years – Pre-K. Children will be signed in on the Early Childhood Playground. Little’s Live will continue to be available online each week.
Pre-registration is required to attend to maintain a safe ratio of children to adults. See the events section below to pre-register.

Sunday School

ELEMENTARY

1st - 5th Grade
 Gather with us to worship together!
Pre-registration is required to attend to maintain a safe ratio of children to adults. See the events section below to pre-register.

Events

Staff

Diane Grams

Director of Children’s Ministry

Diane loves Jesus and loves to share Jesus with everyone around her. She is passionate about helping families find their community and grow in their faith. With over twenty years of experience in children’s ministry, Diane is excited to be a part of the Trinity family! She loves serving the church through building communities, educating the children, and connecting families. At all times Diane can be found with a cup of coffee and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings!