Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Use this unit study to help teach children that goodness is more important than honor. It is based on Christ's final public speech given in the Gospel of St. Matthew 23:1-12.
This lesson helps us to focus on the concept of goodness and being a good Christian example to others. Christ warns the people about following the poor behavior of the scribes and Pharisees. Although these leaders teach the proper laws of the Jewish faith, they are not good and holy examples to those who followed them. Christ also addressed His disciples saying in Matthew 23:8, "But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master; and all you are brethren." Jesus reminds them that they are all equals on the same mission and to avoid using titles of honor which can puff up their pride. They have but one true Master or Rabbi to follow, that is Christ Jesus.
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
-Goodness Is More important Than Honor Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-Matthew 23:8 Coloring Sheet
-Matthew 23:8 Trace & Color Sheet in Manuscript
-Matthew 23:8 Trace & Color Sheet in Cursive
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-Ways to Practice Goodness Get the Gospel Trading Card
-Matthew 23:8 Door Hanger Activity
-31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Warns About the Examples of the Scribes and Pharisees Mini-Book
-Order the Scripture Quote for Matthew 23:8 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: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus: Jesus warns about the examples of the scribes and Pharisees.
Theme: Goodness is more important than honor.
Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12
CCC: 526, 1695, 1866, 2559, 2546