Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Use this 51-page unit study to help teach children that those who are not against us are for us. This lesson is based on Mark 9:37-47.
Many times we may be tempted, like the Apostle John in this week’s Gospel, to compare or judge our actions as a Christian against other followers of Christ. We may do this in our own school, parish, or faith community. Jesus makes it very clear that anyone who serves Him, even in the least, will not lose his reward. He teaches us not to be jealous of others and the service they perform for love of Him. A good way to conquer jealousy is to think of everyone being on the same team for Christ. When members find common ground in their beliefs and goals, they can more easily avoid feelings of jealousy and work together for love of God.
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 4 notebooking sheets
-8 Word wall terms: Apostles, faith, jealous, corrects, rewarded, compare, Christians, winning souls
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-I’m Proud to Be on Christ’s Team! Display/Bulletin Board Activity
-I’m Proud to Be on Christ’s Team! Coloring Sheet
-26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, “He who is not against you is for you.” Mini-Book
-“He Who Is Not Against You Is for You.” Crossword Puzzle
-“He Who Is Not Against You Is for You.” Word Search Puzzle
-I’m Part of Christ’s Team! Know-N-Go Game
-Get the Gospel! I'm Ready to Help! Scripture Trading Card
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.
The Sacrament of Baptism, unity, and jealousy are reinforced in this lesson.
Week: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
Focus: He Who Is Not Against You Is for You
Theme: Every player on Christ's team is important to Him.
Gospel: Mark 9:37-47
CCC: 820-827,832-838, 1262-1263, 1267, 1269, 1272-1274, 1279-1280, 1852-1853