January 28, 2009

Faith Kids: Blessed are the Pure in Heart (Matthew 5:8)

We learned about being pure in heart, loving God more than anything else. (Matthew 5:8)

Big Idea
Love God Most.

Bible Verse
Matthew 5:8 - "Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God." (NIrV)

1. To understand what "pure" means, we looked at two different glasses of water. The pure glass was filled with only water. The impure glass was basically dirt-flavored Kool-Aid.

2. We learned that "heart" can stand for the word "love." When Jesus said to be pure in heart, he wanted us to love Him more than anything else.

3. We learned that the pure in heart will see God and spend forever with Him. We wore three pairs of sunglasses to remember that the pure will see God. One pair of glasses was pure (clean lenses). Another was a little impure (stick syrup on the lenses). Another was completely impure (lenses covered with tape.) We noticed that it was easiest to see with the pure glasses. This helped us remember that it's easiest to "see" God with a pure heart.

4. As we learned our verse, we shot a dirty plate with a squirt bottle to help the plate become more "pure."

Materials We Used
1. Lesson Plan
2. Small Group Leader Sheet
3. Verse Activity

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