Children's Lessons


Choose your language:
God’s Calling in the Old Testament
God Called Noah (2)Jun 20, 2021

Genesis 6:9
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generations; and Noah walked with God. 
 
Genesis 7:5
And Noah did according to all that Jehovah commanded him. 
 
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
Summary: 
Like his great-grandfather Enoch, Noah walked with God. At the time of Noah, man had become so crooked and evil to the point that God decided to destroy man and beast from the face of the earth (Gen. 6:5-7). But Noah lived a righteous life and found grace in the eyes of God. God opened His heart and told Noah of His plan to flood the earth. He also told Noah to build an ark for himself and his family and gave him instructions on how to build it. Noah followed God’s instructions and started building the ark when he was about 480 years old. It took a long time to build the ark—about 120 years. During this time, Noah told others around him about the coming flood, but none listened or believed Noah. After the ark was completed, God commanded Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives, to go into the ark with all the animals that Noah had gathered. Jehovah then shut the door of the ark. 
 
From this lesson we can see the following:
  1. God is a righteous God. God righteously judged the unrighteous and unbelieving, wicked and corrupt people by the flood.
  2. God always remembers us and cares for us. God always remembers us, just like He remembered Noah, his family and the animals in the ark during the flood for a whole year. 
  3. God always keeps His promises. Have you ever promised something but were unable to keep that promise? God always keeps His promises. After the flood, the rainbow was a sign of God’s promise to Noah that He would not judge the world by flood again.
  4. God is a loving God. God gave Noah a way of salvation. He loves the people in the world (John 3:16) and very much wants to save them from the judgment of the lake of fire. He wants all men to repent and believe into the Lord Jesus. Like Noah, we can be a herald of righteousness (2 Pet. 2:5), taking the opportunity to tell our friends about the Lord. Even if they might mock us, we are their real friend when we are faithful to tell them who God is. We can also invite them to children’s meeting and other gatherings where they can learn more about the Lord.

God Called Noah (1)Jun 6, 2021

Genesis 6:8-9
But Noah found favor in the sight of Jehovah. These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generations; and Noah walked with God. 
 
Hebrews 11:7a
By faith Noah, having been divinely instructed concerning things not yet seen and being moved by pious fear, prepared an ark for the salvation of his house, 
 
Summary:
While everyone hardened their hearts and rejected God’s calling, God was looking over the earth to see if anyone would respond to Him. Only one man responded to His call. The Bible tells us “Noah found favor in the sight of Jehovah” (Gen. 6:8). God was pleased with Noah, who was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; and Noah walked with God, like his great-grandfather Enoch.

The earth at this time was corrupt and was filled with violence. God looked on the earth and saw it was corrupt. God opened His heart to Noah and told him of two very important matters:

a)     God would no longer tolerate man’s wickedness and would judge the world with a great flood to destroy everything.
b)    God showed Noah a way of salvation for him and his family. They could escape the flood by building a large ark.

The Lord gave Noah very specific instructions about how to build the ark. Noah and his family worked for many years to build this large ark. It took about one hundred and twenty years to build the ark! This ark was for their salvation. They built it exactly as God had instructed. During this time Noah preached to all those around him. He told them of their sinfulness and warned them of God’s judgment which would one day come (2 Pet. 2:5). None listened or believed him.
 
Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth. Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives all went into the ark along with all of the animals. Just as God had said, in the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that very day all the springs of the great deep burst open, and the windows of heaven were opened and the rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. This was the very same day that Noah and his family and all the animals entered the ark as God had commanded Noah. Then Jehovah shut the door behind him. From this story we can see that Noah was righteous and found favor with God, Noah walked with God and he was a diligent person before God. 

God Called EnoshMay 23, 2021

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Always rejoice, Unceasingly pray, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Summary: 

Sometime after the murder of Abel and after Cain was driven out from God’s presence, Adam and Eve had another son named Seth. Then when Seth grew up, he had a son whom he named Enosh.

Enosh name has a meaning. Do you know what the meaning of your name is? Enosh name means, “weak” or “Fragile” 

Because Enosh realized his own weakness and mortality, he sensed his great need for God. Enosh was the first man that called upon the name of the Lord.

In the Old Testament time, people cried out to the Lord for help in distress, in times of trouble, sorrow and pain. They also shared their joys with the Lord.

In the New Testament time, as we call upon Him in prayer, the Lord helps us in all of our weaknesses and takes care of all our needs. We should also remember to tell Him all our joys.

In conclusion, God's children can call on the name of the Lord by simply saying, "Lord, thank you for today. Thank you for my mom and dad." "Lord, be with me as i walk to the park." This is a simple way to remember His Name not only bad times but also the good times. Always Rejoice, in everything give thanks!

 

 

 
 
 

God Called AbelMay 9, 2021

Heb. 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying to his gifts; and through faith, though he has died, he still speaks
 
Summary:
After Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God and eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God was merciful to them and covered their nakedness and shame by making coats of skins to clothe them. After Adam and Eve left the garden of Eden, they had a son whom they named Cain. Then Eve gave birth to another son, Abel. Abel was a shepherd, and Cain was a farmer. One day, Cain brought an offering to Jehovah from the fruit of the ground. Abel also brought an offering from the firstlings of his flock. Abel obeyed God’s way. Jehovah had respect and regard for Abel and for his offering, but had no regard for Cain and for his offering. This was because Abel had followed God’s way, and Cain did not. But instead of being sorry, Cain became very angry, and his face looked very unhappy. Jehovah asked Cain why he was angry and why he looked so unhappy. He warned Cain that sin was crouching at the door (crouching is like an animal preparing to spring)—meaning that Cain was very close to sinning. Cain should have repented and ruled over the sin instead of letting his anger take over him. But instead of trying to please God, Cain was angry and hated his brother and killed Abel in the field. 
 
What we can take away from this lesson is the following points:
(1) We need to take God's way. His way in this story is by offering up the firstlings of the flock. 
(2) Be thankful to our parents and the ones who care over us because they are teaching us God's way. 
(3) When we do something wrong, we should repent instead of being angry. 

God Called Adam and EveMay 2, 2021

Gen. 1:26-27 And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. And God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Summary: 

This year we will start a new series on God’s Calling in the Old Testament. All of these lessons on God’s Calling in the Old Testament have one underlying point: God loves man and wants man to love Him and express Him. Although God has called so many different kinds of people throughout the ages, He is still calling us today, even little children. He is calling us to come back to Him, to know and love Him, and to cooperate with Him in everything He has planned.

In this specific lesson, we focused on 4 main points in God creating the first human beings, Adam and Eve, and God's calling toward them:

  1. God created man in His own image. Man was given the highest place in God’s creation (Gen. 1:26-27). What makes human beings different from other created things?
  2. God put man in the Garden of Eden and gave him the responsibility of naming the animals (Gen. 2:7-9, 18-22, 24).
  3. Man disobeys God (Gen. 2:15-17, 3:1-10).
  4. God forgives man (Gen. 3:21).

Proper Humanity
Loving (2)Jul 4, 2021

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 
 
Summary:
The Lord Jesus was on the earth for thirty-three and a half years.  Before He left, He gave His followers a very special instruction.  He said:  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another." The Lord Jesus said that when people see our love for one another in the church, they see that we are His followers.  We are here today because our families are following the Lord.  As His followers, the Lord wants us to love one another, as He has loved us.  We cannot see the Lord with our eyes, but He is still here, and it makes Him happy when we take care of the brothers and sisters.  

Loving (1)Jun 27, 2021

Matthew 22:37
“And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.'” 
 
Summary:
The Bible tells us that love is from God and that God is love.  God loves us even when we are cranky or doing terrible things. He loves every part of us, always and forever, no matter what.  Our wonderful loving God wants us to love Him back!  What are some ways that we can love God?  How do you show others you love them? We can do all these things with God.  We might not be able to touch Him or see Him, but He is real! We can pray to God, read the Bible and learn about Him, obey Him and behave in a way that makes Him happy.

HumbleMay 16, 2021

Proverbs 3:34b
“…But to the humble He gives grace.” 

Summary:

A humble person does not go around telling everyone about what they have or have done just so others will be impressed. Instead, a humble person does their best just because it’s the right thing to do. We should not be show-offs! A show-off makes others feel bad about themselves. People feel comfortable around a humble person because he doesn’t feel or act like he is better than everyone else. A humble person can admit that they don’t know everything. A humble person can accept help and is willing to help others.

One day the Lord Jesus told His disciples a story about two men. One was a Pharisee, a person who was supposed to follow God’s law very closely. The other man was a tax collector. At this time many tax collectors would cheat people and take their money. Most people didn’t like tax collectors. In the Lord’s story both of these men went to pray in the temple. When the Pharisee prayed, he thanked God that he wasn’t like other people, that he didn’t do anything bad like other people did--especially that tax collector. The Pharisee was so proud of himself! Being proud means to show off what we have or have done so that others will be impressed.  On the other hand, when the tax collector prayed, he would not even come near. He kept his eyes down and asked God to forgive him for all the wrong things he had done. The tax collector was humble because he knew that he had done many wrong things (Luke 18:9–14). 

Not EnviousApr 18, 2021

Gal. 5:26 Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another.
1 Cor. 13:4 ...Love is kind; it is not jealous... 
 
Summary:
 
To covet vs to envy:

To covet - “Strong desire” to strongly want something that someone else has.

To envy - Feeling discontent and resentment based on someone else’s abilities, possessions or status.

A long time ago there was a man named Saul. He was the king over all the people of Israel. King Saul was tall and handsome. The Bible tells us that there was no one among the people of Israel that was more handsome than he was. He was also taller than all the people. King Saul was a great military leader who led the children of Israel to victory over their enemies many times. 

King Saul knew a young man named David. David was a shepherd. Even though David was too young to fight in battles, one day it happened that David fought against a very big, strong man named Goliath. God had helped David. David even beat scary Goliath! When the people of Israel heard about this, they chanted for David's victory and this bothered king Saul. Saul got so upset with the people's continual chanting for David that he wanted to kill David! Even though Saul was the king and had accomplished so many things, he became bitterly envious when some people got excited about David’s victory over Goliath. This is a strong example in the bible of someone who was envious. Instead of being thankful for God's victory over the philistines he became angry and envious to the point of wanting to do away with David's life. May this serve a lesson to all of God's children. (1 Samuel 17-18).

KindMar 28, 2021

Ephesians 4:32a

"And be kind to one another”

Summary:

We should be kind, or nice, to those around us. When someone around us gets hurt, we shouldn’t ignore them or make fun of them. Rather, we should ask them how they are feeling and do our best to help and care for that person.

One time, the Lord Jesus told his disciples a story. A man was on his way to the city of Jericho. Some bad men beat him and stole everything he had. The man was hurt and needed help. Along came two different men, but they did not stop. Then along came a Samaritan man. When he saw the hurt man, he stopped. He cleaned up the man’s wounds. He lifted the man onto his own donkey and took him to a good place to stay. The Samaritan man took care of the hurt man all night long. In the morning, the Samaritan man left money for the owner of the place to take good care of the hurt man until he returned. The Lord told people that they should all go and do what the Samaritan man did, in taking care of the hurt man. 

Not Rebellious (2)Jan 31, 2021

Verse

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. - Matt. 12:34b

Summary

Samuel was a little boy who lived at the tabernacle with Eli the priest. One night, when Samuel was sleeping, he heard a voice say, “Samuel!” He ran to Eli and said, “Here I am for you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call you.” Then Samuel went back to bed. Samuel heard a voice call his name two more times.  Each time, Samuel ran to Eli.  Finally, Eli told Samuel, “I think God is speaking to you.” Then the voice said again, “Samuel, Samuel!” This time, Samuel answered, “Speak for your servant is listening.” From that moment on, Samuel gave messages to God’s people. (1 Samuel 3:1-10) Samuel is an example of one who was not rebellious in his words.  Each time Samuel heard his name called he ran right away to see what Eli wanted. Each time he was polite and pleasant in the way he spoke to Eli. We should always answer right away when someone calls us, especially our parents. And we should answer nicely and with a good attitude. 

 
 

Not Rebellious (1)Jan 10, 2021

Colossians 3:20 
“Children obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing in the Lord”
 
To not be rebellious is to obey and to not go against what we are told to do. We should always obey our parents. Sometimes our parents give us instructions and these instructions are like a stoplight.  For instance, if the light is red (which means STOP!) and the car keeps going, that could result in a very serious accident where lots of people get hurt.  In the same way, when we don’t obey our parents’ instructions to STOP! GO! and WATCH OUT!, there can be consequences.  We might get hurt or hurt others, or we can make our families late and our parents very upset with us.  When we obey our parents instructions we make our parents glad and God smiles. When we don't follow their instruction, we bring sorrow to them and God is sad. A wise son makes a father glad, / But a foolish son is a grief to his mother (Proverbs 10:1b)
 
 

DignifiedDec 13, 2020

But all things must be done becomingly and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) 
   
Summary: Being dignified means being worthy of respect and honor; behaving in a way that others would look up to; being proper and composed and not loose or wild. We should act properly in various settings such as being in a restaurant, having visitors, being on vacation, being at school, etc. In this lesson, we presented to the children how they should behave in the different circumstances presented to them, and to behave differently according to where we are and what is happening around us. Sometimes we need to speak quietly and be still; other times we can be more active. We need to be sensitive to the situation.

Ten Commandments
The Greatest Commandment - You Shall Love the Lord Your GodApr 25, 2021

Dt 6:5 And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Mk 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.”
 
Summary:
 
In this lesson we demonstrated to the children of the Lord how lovable our Lord is and to inspire them to love Him with their whole heart. This is surely the greatest commandment each child of God must live by all the rest of their days. This is shown to us in the Old Testament and again emphasized again in the New Testament: Love the Lord your God!

The Ninth Commandment - You Shall Not Testify With False Testimony (2)Mar 21, 2021

Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
 
Psalm 51:6a
Behold, You delight in truth...
 
Summary:
 
Since we belong to God, we should love the truth and hate any form of falsehood or lies. There are many different kinds of lies we should be aware of, such as:
 
a) An outright lie—something said that has nothing to do with the truth, or an intentional lie.
b) A careless lie—reckless speech, passing on stories that you are not even sure of. This includes spreading rumors.
c) A half-truth—to present a partial truth as if it is the whole; seemingly telling the truth, but leaving out an important part of the truth.
d) Silence—remaining silent when we should speak (Leviticus 5:1). For example, when someone asks, “Does anyone here know who wrote on the wall?” If you know and still remain silent you are actually lying.
e) Exaggeration—making a small thing great, an ordinary thing extraordinary. An example of exaggeration is in Genesis chapters 2 to 3, in which Eve added to God’s words.
f) Flattery—to compliment or praise beyond the truth, usually done for a selfish motive. It is a lie. (Proverbs 27:6) (“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.”)
g) Cheating—Cheating is to violate rules or regulations, or to take a test in a dishonest way. For example, looking over at someone else’s paper while taking a test, or having the answers ahead of time.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Ninth Commandment - You Shall Not Testify With False Testimony (1)Feb 21, 2021

Exodus 20:16
You shall not testify with false testimony against your neighbour.

Summary
The ninth commandment is “You shall not testify with false testimony against your neighbour” (Exodus 20:16). To testify with false testimony is to speak anything that is false in nature. We should not speak something that is not true. We should not lie. The ninth commandment shows us that our God is the God of truth. God is real; God is true (Romans 3:4; 1 John 5:20). God’s Word and the words of the Lord Jesus are all true words (John 17:17). In fact, one thing that God cannot do is lie (Hebrews 6:18). Because He is true, He requires that we, His people, also be truthful, honest and responsible, in our speech.
 
 

The Eighth Commandment - You Shall Not Steal (2)Feb 7, 2021

Ephesians 4:28
 

He who steals should steal no more, but rather should labor, working with his own hands in that which is respectable, that he may have something to share with him who has need.

 
Summary 
 
Stealing breaks God’s commandment. Stealing does not only mean to take money or some costly thing from others. Stealing is to take ANYTHING—from a small item, like a pencil, an eraser, a sticker, etc., to things more valuable like bicycles, jackets, or electronics, for example. Our conscience will strongly disapprove if we intentionally take anything that does not belong to us. That strong disapproval represents God’s warning to us. He knows our thoughts and intentions (Hebrews 4:12) and He is warning us not to steal. 
 
Whether you borrowed, forgot to return or plainly took something that didn’t belong to you, what should a child of God to deal with the matter? 
 
Confess - This means to say sorry to those that were involved in the incident
Restore - Return to proper ownership. If you lose something you borrowed, buy back and give a little more, this is restitution.
Love - The basic principle of stealing is that we should love our neighbor as yourself. 
Do not borrow - It is best to not borrow things unnecessarily. 
Labour and work - This means to save up for yourself if you want a particular item. This requires hard work in order to earn your wage, rather than being slothful or coveting. 
 

The Eighth Commandment - You Shall Not Steal (1)Jan 24, 2021

Philippians 4:11b 

…for I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be content.
 
Summary
The Ten Commandments tell us what God likes and what He dislikes. They are measuring sticks by which we can know if we are pleasing or not pleasing God. The Eighth Commandment says, “You shall not steal.” (Exodus 20:15). To steal is to take another’s property, ideas, or things without permission (from a school, a store, etc.), in a dishonest or unlawful way, especially in a secret manner. God gave this commandment to His people to teach them that they must respect others’ property. If we do not respect others’ property we do not respect others. To steal is a sin. Stealing something, whether small (a pencil or a pack of gum) or big (breaking into a car, house or bank), is sinful. Cheating on a quiz or test is stealing answers from another student or source.

The Seventh Commandment - Marriage Should be Held in HonourJan 17, 2021

Hebrews 13:4a
Let marriage be held in honour among all

Marriage is instituted by God and is between one man and one woman; it is holy and sacred. We must hold it in honour. God is faithful, and He wants His people to be faithful and loyal to one another in marriage.

Genesis 1 and 2 reveal to us how God planned and arranged everything for man, for sin had not yet come into the world and spoiled everything. Everything that God created was “good” in His eyes; and man in God’s eyes was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). In Genesis 2:18 God said that it was not good for the man to be alone; He said He would make him a helper as his counterpart. God brought every animal of the field and every bird of heaven to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever he called any living animal, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of heaven and to every animal of the field. But after giving names to the various creatures, Adam did not find any that matched him, that could be his helper and counterpart. Jehovah God then caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, and as he slept, God took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place. And Jehovah God built the rib, which He had taken from the man, into a woman and brought her to the man. When Adam saw Eve, he said, “This time this is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called Woman because out of Man this one was taken.” Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Now, Adam had someone that matched him!

The Sixth Commandment - You Shall not Kill (2)Jan 3, 2021

Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.
 
Summary
All of the commandments concerning our behavior towards others are summed up in the Lord’s word: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Murder results from anger and hatred. Let’s look at what the Lord Jesus said about anger in Matthew 5. He said, “You have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders shall be liable to the judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judgment.” (Matthew 5:21-22a) The Lord considers both anger and hatred to be the same as murder (1 John 3:15). Here the Lord Jesus likens anger to murder which receives the same punishment. What a serious warning this is. However, who is exempt from anger? Little infants, toddlers, adolescents, adults, all of us are guilty of anger at one time or another. We need to see that to be angry, especially at our brothers and sisters, in the Lord’s eyes is as serious as killing them. To be angry at them is not acceptable to God.
 
Although we have never killed anyone, when we lose our temper or get angry with others, in God’s eyes we are still breaking this commandment. Even calling people stupid or dumb is unacceptable to God (Matthew 5:22): “Raca” meaning stupid and “Moreh” meaning fool; using these words is like murdering someone in your heart. We have all called someone stupid. Calling people bad names hurts them inside, in a way you might not be able to see. Sometimes our friends or classmates may bully or make fun of other kids. We should neither participate in nor condone such activity.
 
The human life is very fragile. When we get upset we should be careful not to hurt others with our words or hit or strike them with our hands or feet. If those fragile items are valuable to you, you would treat them with special care. In like manner, because man is valuable to God, God has commanded us to love man and not to hurt or kill man.
 

The Sixth Commandment - You Shall Not Kill (1)Dec 20, 2020

Matthew 5:22a  But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judgment.

 
Summary
• God, the creator and giver of life, gave man his life and existence. Only He has the right to take away life. We should treasure human life as God does. 
• Murder is the intentional taking of a human being’s life (not an animal’s) out of malice. To murder is against God’s law because it is against God’s loving nature and also violates His life-giving sovereignty. Since the Ten Commandments reveal God to us, they also show us what God likes and what He does not like; how we should behave and how we should not behave.
• God alone is the giver of life. Therefore He alone has the right to take it away. God created mankind as His masterpiece. Man was created in a particular manner in God’s image and likeness, and with a particular purpose to express God and to represent Him. Man was created for God and belongs to God (Gen. 1:26-27). God is the source of human life (Gen. 2:7). Thus, human life is most valuable to God. James 3:9-10 tells us that because man has God’s image and expression, we should never curse another man, for that is to insult his Creator. From this we see that to despise human life is to despise its Creator, God.
• We should value human life to the utmost. God is the source of life and created each of us. He is the One who gave life to us. The Bible tells us that “He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things.” (Acts 17:25b). We should respect and treasure human life to the utmost. God, being the source of human life, has the sole right to take man’s life.
• God can help us love one another. In our prayer, we need to bring our feelings to God. If we are angry, we should tell God. God can help us to forgive and forget and even love the person that offended us.

The Fifth Commandment - Honour your Father and Mother (2)Dec 7, 2020

Ephesians 6:2-3 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise, “That it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.”

Summary
In the previous lesson we saw how honouring our parents is related to our relationship with God. We will now look at how honouring our parents is also related to our relationship with others. The fifth commandment has to do with how we treat our parents. Because God is a loving God, He wants us to express Him in all of our human relationships; the first of which is with our parents. If we are wrong in our attitude and relationship with our parents, the foundation for our relationships with others is defective and will affect all other relationships (with siblings, friends, teachers, bosses, etc.).

The Fifth Commandment - Honour Your Father and Mother (1)Nov 22, 2020

Exodus 20:12
Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be extended upon the land which Jehovah your God is giving you. (RcV)

 

Summary:
The fifth commandment deals with our relationship with both God and man. Although we were brought into existence by our parents, our source is actually God. He is the Father of every family and the One who gave each child to his/her parents. When we honour our father and our mother, we honour God Himself. Although the fifth commandment is the first one that talks about our relationship with man (our parents), it is also about our relationship with God. “Honour” means great respect given because of worth, noble deeds, high rank, etc. Do you have this kind of respect for your parents? What is your parents’ worth? Do you respect your parents like they are worth $1 or $1,000,000?

The Fourth Commandment - Remember the SabbathNov 8, 2020

Psalm 118:24

This is the day that Jehovah has made; Let us exult and rejoice in it.

Summary

In the first lesson on this commandment, we saw that God commanded man to remember the Sabbath and to keep it holy. He wanted man to remember that he was created by God and for God. Man should not work seven days a week for himself and forget his God.

On the Lord’s Day we should come to the Children’s Meeting to enjoy and appreciate the Lord with all the other children rather than doing anything else or going anywhere else such as extra classes, sports or birthday parties. As we set apart this time to the Lord, we are presenting our bodies to Him. This pleases Him very much. We should thank Him that every week we have the Lord’s Day. To honour the Lord is to give Him the highest place and respect. On the Lord’s Day, we honour Him by:

• Preparing our hearts for the Children’s Meeting the night before by getting our supplies ready and completing any assignments (such as memorizing verses) we may have been given.

• Going to bed on time so that we get enough sleep. This will help us rise up on time in the morning so that we will not be tired and sleepy when we come to the meeting.

• Helping our parents and younger siblings in the morning, so we all can arrive at the meeting on time. We should be sure that we ourselves are not the cause of our families being late.

• Eating a good breakfast that will last through our snack time.

• Dressing properly (Children should discuss this with their parents)

• Asking the Lord to grant us a joyful heart when we come to Children’s Meeting to sing praises to the Lord, and a willing heart to volunteer to pray. Our attitude and the way we behave should show our loving heart to the Lord. We will be really rejoicing and be glad on the Lord’s Day and the Lord will be really, really happy too!