The Rich Man and Lazarus

To Remember: Listen to the warnings you've been given

  • prophets - men who delivered messages from God
  • hades - the place where souls go after life
Lesson Luke 16:19-31

: trust and obey

Activity: trading places - The rich man and Lazarus “traded places”. Divide the class into two teams. Have one member of each team answer a review question. If they both get their question right, they both stay. If they both get it wrong, they both stay. But if one gets it right and the other wrong, they trade places. Go to the next pair and so on.

Make a diorama of the rich man eating inside while Lazarus waits outside with the dogs. Use dolls or have each student make from construction paper a different part of the box.

Worksheet: Take home lesson on the rich man and lazarus .pdf

True or False
  1. The rich man was nice to Lazarus when they were alive. F
  2. The rich man was worried about his brothers. T
  3. The rich man’s brothers did not know about God. F
  4. The rich man’s importance on earth made him important after death. F
  5. Lazarus suffered on earth because he was a sinner. F
Review Questions (can be used with gameboard)

  Life of Jesus Bingo  linguistic questions

  1. Who was telling this lesson?
  2. What book is it from?
  3. Recite the memory verse.
  activity questions
  1. Trade spots on the board with any other player.
  2. Act out the rich man wanting water.
  3. Draw a dog.
  emotion questions
  1. What was Lazarus’ life on earth like?
  2. What was the rich man feeling in Hades?
  3. What was Lazarus feeling in Hades?
application questions
  1. Have we been warned about judgment day?
  2. What should we do to prepare?
  3. Will we get another chance?
fact questions
  1. Who was with Lazarus in Hades?
  2. What did the rich man want to warn his brothers about?
  3. What did Abraham say his brothers already had?
review questions
  1. What hadn’t the rich man done on earth?
  2. What separated Lazarus from the rich man in Hades?
  3. What two things did the rich man want?
Memory Work Hebrews 1;1-2a "God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son."

Have students write their verses on different types of material. Have one student make a scroll, one a clay tablet, one a booklet, etc. Describe different ways the Bible message has been written down.