Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 3rd Sunday in Lent.

Use this unit study to help teach children that God loves everyone based on the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree in Luke 13:1-9.

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus explains that all people are important to God. The Lord loves everyone, even those who sin against Him. He offers everyone forgiveness through repentance and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Like the gardener who offers to nurture and love the fig tree that is barren, so too does Jesus Christ help us to grow and bear fruit using His inexhaustible love, mercy, and patience.

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
-Set of 2 Notebooking sheets
-6 Word wall terms:  parable, gardener, equally, important, forgiveness, bear fruit
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-Jesus Is a Loving Gardener Display Activity
-Jesus Is a Loving Gardener Coloring Sheet
-3rd Sunday in Lent, The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Mini-Book
-The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Picture Puzzle - 4 Levels - 4pc, 9pc, 12pc, 20pc
-The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Crossword Puzzle
-The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Word Search Puzzle
-The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Poster Activity

 

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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.

If this is the first lesson you have used in this year's Liturgy Lesson series, please download the Weekly Liturgy Lesson Instruction Packet for this school year.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 3rd Sunday of Lent (Cycle C)
Focus: The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
Theme: God loves everyone.
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
CCC: 208, 516, 604, 776




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