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Feb 2018

Lesson Review – Matthew 13:31-46 – The Hidden Treasure

Parents,

Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied Matthew Matthew 13:31-46 – The Hidden Treasure.

This is lesson 19 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 97 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 19 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Jesus’ life and death, in our place and for our sin, reconciling us to God, is the greatest treasure in the world. It is worth giving our whole life for this treasure. However, this treasure isn’t purchased with money or gold, but is given freely to those who believe.

The Lesson In A Sentence

God’s kingdom is ever growing and the treasure of his kingdom, the gospel, is greater than anything this world has to offer.

Questions For You Kids

Parents – While our Preschool kids focused primarily on the “hidden treasure” in verse 44, our K-4th grade kids also studied verses 31-45 which includes the parable of the mustard seed, the leaven, an explanation of the weeds sown in the field, the hidden treasure, and the pearl of great value. Appropriate questions for each class are noted below.

K-4th – What is leaven and what did that have to do with today’s lesson?

When you make bread, leaven (yeast) is added to the dough and it takes it from small to really big. Jesus said that’s like God’s kingdom. Jesus started with just 12 disciples, now people all over the world believe in Jesus. It is huge!

All kids – Can you think of something that you really, really want? Something you want so badly that you’d be willing to give away all your toys to get it?


Accept any answer and help them brainstorm ideas. The point is to springboard from that question to explain that God is the greatest treasure and that being in his kingdom is greater than anything we have. It is the treasure of all treasures.

All kids – Do we have to sell everything we have in order to be a part of God’s kingdom?

No. To be a part of God’s kingdom we have to believe that Jesus did everything we need to do to be in God’s kingdom, including living a perfect life of obedience to God and paying the penalty for our sins. When we believe him, we get the greatest treasure in the world. Once we see how great God’s love is, we’ll gladly give away anything we need to give away to follow him.


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