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For Kids: Light & Salt of the Earth | Epiphany 5 | Year A

Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed

Big Idea: When Jesus is in us, other people can see it!

Story: "Salt and Light" | Spark Story Bible, pg. 268

Lesson Video | Sermon on the Mount

Start at 3:08 min!

Ask: Has anyone tried looking for something in a dark room? ... What were you trying to find? ... Were you able to find it? ... What can you do to help see? (turn on a light).

Light is helpful and useful, isn't it? When you come home at night time, what's the first thing you do when you get inside? (turn on a light).

Have you ever been scared of the dark? ... Was it helpful to turn on a light to see that there's nothing to be afraid of?

Say: Just like light is helpful and useful, we can be helpful and useful too! The Bible says that the world is full of darkness. It doesn't mean that it's always nighttime, but it means that people can't always see God and His love and goodness. But that's why God sent Jesus to be a light in the world to show people His love and goodness.

Jesus tells us that we can bring His light into the darkness. That means, we can show the love and goodness of God to the world. When we're kind, we're shining Jesus' light in the darkness. When we are helpful, we are also shining Jesus' light in the darkness.

Let's sing about the light of Jesus!

Song for Kids | This Little Light of Mine

Song for Kids | The Beatitudes Song (Refrain: salt & light)

Activity Sheets or Play

After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).

End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started

(If you need more time)

  • Go around the room and ask the children to share something they are thankful for this week.

  • Ask them if there is anything or anyone they would like to pray for this week.

Ending Song: The Lord's Prayer

Children's Printable Activity Sheets & Songs

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