Lesson Plans That Work: Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

Lesson Plans That Work: Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

February 11, 2014
Shannon Kelly

lptwWe are currently in Epiphany, Year A. In Year A, we have Lesson Plans for both the Gospel readings and the Old Testament (Track One) readings.

Gospel Lesson
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-37

God is growing us beyond rules established in previous times. We can not only forego murder but even our rage. The kingdom of heaven is here now, and we can access the power to choose self-control.

Old Testament Lesson
Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

This passage can difficult for the children to hear and understand.  And, it is the “old law” which is not helpful to our understanding about having a loving, merciful relationship with God.  However, remember that in a previous verse (vs. 11) we see that God thinks that to keep the commandment is not too hard for us.  Therefore, it represents the interpretation that one can make the choice which will lead to a loving and healthy relationship with God.  We are encouraged to practice that behavior with each other, mirroring our relationship with God.  We can choose to have that relationship.

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