Cents and Scents - Primary Bible Lesson
October 3, 2021
Children's World Sunday School Bible Lesson
Opening prayer: Join together in prayer thanking Jesus for teaching us who we are as we work in His ministry and for the opportunity of humbly serving Him with a joyful heart.
Sunday School Lesson Materials: Pennies and Flowers - If there are enough to distribute to each child for the lesson ,this would be great - if not a simple small fragrant bouquet on a table with two pennies will work just fine for a group lesson. Place two index cards in front of each item with the CENTS card in front of the pennies and the SCENTS card in front of the flowers. On the back of the card with CENTS : Write the following verse: Luke 21:2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. On the back of the Scents card write the following verse:
Ask the children if there are smells from other things that have been around them that are not so pleasant, like spoiled milk, or garbage or too many fumes from cars. Explain to the children that the two words today sound the same when spoken and are both mentioned in The Bible.
Read The Following Words of Jesus Found in Luke 21:1 -4 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. 3And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all [of them];4for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on."
Talk about this parable to the children: Two small copper coins ...may be of little value to someone who is very wealthy, but what about to someone where it is all they have. I believe this woman made a gesture of giving all without hesitation and with all of her humble heart toward the ministry of God.
For Jesus to point this out and for us to read this story from something that happened over two thousand years ago should make us realize the important truth that took place within a few moments in time. He saw this woman as a sweet ,example of how our actions should be ,where our hearts should be with God. Do you believe this woman to be as a sweet fragrance of Christ to God ? Is she like a flower in the Lord's hand ? Christ chose to point out the sweetness and goodness of this woman that most of us would fail to see around others in our lives this day ,but thankfully Christ Jesus knows all.
Think about this Bible lesson this week: Can you be as a sweet flower unto God ? Oh yes. Yes you can . Children especially are able to do this . Be giving, be prayerful, be thoughtful , be helpful to another- be the sweet example that God knows you can be. Talk about things you can do that will bless others and bless the Lord.
Think about Scents and cents and serve with joyfulness!
Before ending the group, everyone should say this verse together out loud: