“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deuteronomy 6:5
Go over the memory verse with them. Encourage them understand we are to love God with all of our heart, soul and might. Help them know the way we show God we love Him is to obey Him in every area of our life (see what Jesus said in John 14:15: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”).
Summary: What God wanted most from his people was for them to love Him with all of their heart, soul and might. If they would have done that, they would not have had to be constantly reminded to obey God and His laws. They would have shown their love for him by their remembrance and their obedience. We see in the book of Deuteronomy that God reminds this new generation who He is. He reminds them of the promises and the deliverance he had shown their fathers. He continues by reminding them what he expects from them. And most importantly; they are to teach these things to their children.
Throughout the entire book, it shows the faithfulness of God and reveals that God loves his people.
Encourage your students to bring their Bibles and use them!
Emphasis: To show God we love Him with all of our heart, soul and might by our obedience to Him and to our parents.
Optional Worksheets to be downloaded:
Ideas for children:
Stickers always work well with children. Often times I watch Wal-Mart or Oriental Trading Company for specials or deals on things I can use for crafts for Sunday School (i.e. foam sheets, Bible Story scene stickers, crowns, stick on jewels, construction paper, etc.). I keep a stash and when I need something, I go search in my stash! Pinterest always has great ideas!
You could have a coloring sheet that goes with the lesson.
One idea for today’s lesson: (See picture below). Because this is a second giving of The Law to a new generation, we did another Ten Commandments craft. The second Children’s Reinforcement Worksheet has a Ten Commandments picture you could have your class cut out and glue the commandments into the correct order. You could always choose another commandment craft.
Refer to the wall in your classroom that has become a mural. Today, have them make their own set of The Ten Commandments to add to your mural. Encourage them to keep each of these commandments. Remember, we show God we love Him by our obedience to Him. And, we are to love Him with all of our heart, soul and might (see today’s Key Verse).
Have them each add anything else they may have brought to add to the wall. Encourage everyone to participate.