Monthly lessons

July Weekly CBkids Lessons

This month we are learning how Jesus preached to many people so they could learn about God. Jesus taught how believers should live, and He told parables about the kingdom of God. He showed that God wants His people to be saved from sin. He also sent the Holy Spirit to us to help us remember all that he taught.

June 28th

Parent/Helper Note - You can read this section with your kids before watching the attached videos.

In the beginning, God created the whole universe, and everything was perfectly good. Sadly, things didn’t stay good for long. Adam and Eve chose to reject God’s authority, and their disobedience brought sin, sadness, and death into the world. Thankfully, God had a plan to rescue people from sin and undo the damage sin causes.

In the last unit, you learned about Jesus’ healing of people with all kinds of issues. Jesus healed people who could not walk or could not see; He even raised people who were dead! Although Jesus cared for people’s physical needs, He also wanted people to know God. That’s why He spent time teaching.

This story comes from one of the most famous passages in the Bible. Jesus taught people how to live in God’s kingdom. Jesus cared not only about people’s physical needs, but also about their spiritual needs. The blessings Jesus taught about were very different from the kinds of things the world usually thinks of as blessings. In a way, God’s kingdom is backward from what the world thinks a kingdom should be.

The religious leaders thought that the key to being with God was obeying all the rules. They thought that if they looked very special and holy, they could earn God’s love. Jesus was teaching the opposite. God loves all of us, but we cannot obey perfectly. Even our thoughts are sinful sometimes.

We usually pay attention to what’s on the outside, but Jesus was teaching that what’s on the inside is just as important. God doesn’t want us to do good things to glorify ourselves but to glorify Him. Without God’s help, we could never honor God with our lives. Thankfully, God sent help.

So, let’s answer our big picture question. What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him. Jesus taught people what it means to follow Him. He taught how people should live, how they should treat one another, and how to love God. People who trust in Jesus live to honor God and show what His kingdom is like.

When we have faith in Jesus, we are part of God’s kingdom. That changes everything about us. We begin to look more like Jesus in the way we behave and how we treat others. We love people even when they treat us wrongly, and we care more about God’s glory than our own. Jesus knew that it would be difficult for us to remember all His teachings, much less obey them. Thankfully, He sent the Holy Spirit. When we have faith, the Holy Spirit lives with us to help us remember Jesus’ teachings and obey God.

Father, thank You that Your kingdom is not like earthly kingdoms. Help us understand Your Word and obey Your commands. Give us wisdom and courage. Help us love You more each day. Amen.