Parables: The TalentsTo Remember: We must all use our resources for God's work
Sing: There is work in the kingdom of God my brother...
Activity: Discuss with students the different resources God gives us to do his work. Talk about how everyone has different resources. Chart on a large paper or chalkboard different roles in the church and the resources God provides to fill those roles. Then ask the students what resources God has provided them and how they can use those resources to do God’s work.
Craft: Make a paper chain of people. Have everyone fold a piece of paper accordion style several times. Cut out the shape of a man, making sure to leave the hands and feet connected to the folds. Slowly unfold - Discuss how one man teaches one man. Then he teaches one and soon there are many men who know the truth. This is God’s 30, 60 and 100-fold fruits.
Worksheet: Take home sheet on the Talents .pdf
True or False
1. The master expected results from each man. T
2. The master expected them each to have the same number of talents when he returned. F
3. Each man gained something with what he was given. F
4. The one-talent man lost his talent before the master returned. F
5. The one-talent man lost his talent after the master returned. T
Review Questions (can be used with gameboard)
Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Prepare or mark a hopscotch board on the floor. Write the memory verse words in the blocks. Have the students walk through it, reciting as they go. Each time, cover a block or more, and have them say it. Cover the blocks until they know the verse.