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Jan 2018

Lesson Review – Sermon on the Mount – The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-26)

Parents,

Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied Matthew 5:1-26, The Sermon on the Mount – The Beatitudes.

This is lesson 13 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 91 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 13 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Even though we are sinners—spiritually poor and not pure in heart—we can inherit the kingdom of heaven because Jesus lived a righteous (sinless) life, giving us his sinless life for our sinful life when we believe and trust him.

The Lesson In A Sentence

In his sermon on the mount, Jesus described people who were “blessed” and how they are to live as salt and light in the world.

Questions For You Kids

Parents, we have provided some basic answers to the questions so that when your child inevitably says, “I don’t remember,” you can feed them some clues and help them recount the lesson.

What were some of the things that Jesus talked about when he was teaching the people on the mountain in today’s lesson?

1) He told them how to be “blessed” or “happy.” (See Matthew 5:2-11 for a list if you want to review them with your kids.)

2) He said that his followers were the “light of the world” and that we shouldn’t hide our light (faith). 3) He said that we were to be “salt” which means that we were to impact the world around us, just like salt impact the food it touches.

One of the “Beatitudes” says that it is the pure in heart who will see God. How can we, who are sinners, ever see God?

(You may need to review what it means to be “pure in heart” with your child. A good, simple, explanation is that we joyfully obey everything God commands.) Even though we are sinners—not pure in heart—we can inherit the kingdom of heaven because Jesus lived a righteous (sinless) life, giving us his sinless life for our sinful life when we believe and trust him.

K-4 Kids – Did you make a copy of some of the Hebrew Bible? What did that help you learn?

Jesus said that not one iota or dot of the law will pass away until all is accomplished (5:18). That didn’t mean it would be copied down perfect, but that Jesus would perfectly obey God’s law for us.

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