Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Use this unit study to help teach children that disciples choose to follow Jesus. It is based on Christ's requirements for discipleship in the Gospel of St. Matthew 16:21-27.
This lesson helps us to know Christ's expectations for discipleship. The Lord says in Matthew 16:24, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Disciples are people who choose to make Jesus their leader and follow Him. They try to imitate Him by loving all people and obeying Jesus' teachings and commands. Ultimately, all disciples are called to put God at the center of their lives. By focusing on what God wants for us instead of what we can gain from the world, we can grow to be loyal disciples of Christ who will be rewarded with the happiness of Heaven.
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
-Disciples Choose to Follow Jesus Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-We Are Disciples! Display Activity
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-Disciples Choose to Follow Jesus Get the Gospel Trading Card
-22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Teaches About Being His Disciple Mini-Book
-Order the Scripture Quote for Matthew 16:24 Game
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: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus: Jesus teaches about being His disciple.
Theme: Disciples choose to follow Jesus.
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27
CCC: 226, 618, 736, 2015, 2029, 2427