The Pharisees often try to trick Jesus into saying something wrong. In this story, they try to trick him by asking him what the most important commandment is. Jesus gives a great answer and then talks about how hypocritical they are. He calls them “whitewashed tombs”—beautiful on the outside but dead on the inside. Jesus doesn’t want us to pretend to love him by how we act. He wants us to genuinely love him.
Kids’ Church: Sundays 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Every Sunday we have our LIVE Kids’ Church for kids in JK-Gr. 6 at 11:30 am on Zoom! The JK-Gr. 1 kids have a 30-minute lesson from 11:30 to 12:00, with time for games and fun afterwards, and the Gr 2-4 and Gr. 5-6 kids have large group and small group time from 11:30 to 12:30.
This Sunday you will need to bring:
- Wrapping paper square (from Kids’ Church Supplies bag)
- Your Kids’ Church Booklet
- Pen or pencil
- Your Bible
If you would like to join our online Kids’ Church, please write to Pastor Annette at email@example.com for more information.
Our Bible Verse this Week: Philippians 2:3b
We’re starting to learn Philippians 2:1-4. Each week I’ll bold the part of the passage that we’re learning. Then at the end you can say all four verses to me!
1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.Philippians 2:1-4
Remember this week: Jesus doesn’t want us to pretend to love him!