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Learning of Jesus

Sitting at Jesus’ Feet

Memory Verse


Opener

Do you like to listen to stories? Can you guess who the best story-teller who has ever lived might be? Of course, it was Jesus. Let me tell you about His wonderful stories.

Nature Notes

Jesus knew that people loved stories. He also knew that we can learn from stories. Stories can teach us how to behave, how to speak, how to make good choices and how to treat other people. Jesus used stories about animals and plants to teach us about God’s love. He used a story about an injured man to teach us how to treat others. Jesus told stories about a lost penny, buried treasure and a priceless pearl to emphasize the importance of seeking God and His righteousness. He also used stories about farming and house building to teach us the importance of Bible study and prayer.

Yes, Jesus’ stories were very important. In fact, what Jesus has to say is so important that even the winds and the waves obey Him. Remember the story of Jesus telling the wind and the waves, “Peace, be still”? Do you remember the whale that swallowed Jonah? Well, that whale obeyed Jesus, too.

Spiritual Connection

In the Bible, there’s a story about two sisters: Mary and Martha. One day, when Jesus was visiting them, Mary sat at His feet listening to everything He had to say. She wanted to learn from His stories; she wanted to be the best person she could possibly be. Martha, though, was busy. She was busy making dinner, cleaning the kitchen and dishes, straightening up the house and putting things away. After a while, Martha complained to Jesus: “Mary has left me to do all the work! Tell her to come help me!”

In response, Jesus told Martha: “Martha, you care about a lot of things and you let a lot of things worry you. But Mary has chosen to sit at my feet and learn from me. I will not take this away from her” (Luke10:38-42).

In other words, Jesus was telling Martha: Your sister has chosen to learn about God and this is the most important thing you could ever learn about. We need the stories of Jesus to help teach us how to behave, how to speak, how to make good choices and how to treat other people. We need the stories in the Bible to help us learn about God’s love and care.

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 © Christine Gillan Byrne, 2012. Young Child Ministries, P.O. Box 27, Ojai, CA 93024 (805) 490-6055. www.youngchildministries.com. Used with permission.

Closure

Did you know that you can have Jesus visit your house? All you have to do is bow in prayer and ask Him to come in to your home. Spend time with your Bible, looking at the Bible pictures and listening to Bible stories. Then someday soon, you will be able to see Jesus for real – when He comes with all His angles in clouds of glory to take us to Heaven.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have Jesus visit your home and tell you stories?

What would you do if Jesus came to your house?

Would you want Him to tell you stories?

Would you sit at His feet to listen?

Let’s ask Him right now to come into our room.

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