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Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Use this unit study to help teach children about becoming a disciple of Christ and that Jesus wants us to follow Him all the time.  This lesson is based on the Gospel of St. Luke 14:25-33.

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus explains the intricacies of being His follower.  Not only does it take dedication, but following Christ requires complete trust and reliance on God.  As Christians, we must be willing to carry our cross, die to self, step outside our comfort zone, and imitate Christ.  Joyfully accepting God’s will for us can be very difficult and uncomfortable at times, but it can be done.  Dealing with illness is one practical example of this.  Jesus leads us, and He wants us to follow Him all the time.

This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.

This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-4 Word wall terms: trust, God's will, carry our cross, rely
-Do What Must Be Done Poster
-Do What Must Be Done Coloring Sheet
-Do What Must Be Done Trace & Color Sheet
-How to Carry Our Cross Joyfully Get the Gospel Trading Card
-I Follow Jesus Wristband
-23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Explains How to Become His Disciple Mini-Book



There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students, or to meet the allotted class schedule.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
Focus: Jesus teaches about how to become His disciple.
Theme: Jesus wants us to follow Him all the time.
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33
CCC:  562, 1435, 1460, 1615, 1642, 2029, 2427


File Size4.28 MB
Create DateJune 6, 2016
Category Tags   Liturgical Cycle C     Liturgy Lesson  
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