Study the following questions and the scripture references as you prepare your lesson. Good Samaritan Lesson Activities I. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. And that we should help others regardless of where they came from or what they believe in. You can break the students into teams or have them complete the following challenges together. Your email address will not be published. Select the discussion questions and enrichment activities that will involve the children and best help them achieve the purpose of the lesson. In fact, Father Howard argues that all acts of compassion have in them the grace to build “networks of compassion.”. ), “’What is written in the Law?’ He replied. Required fields are marked *. Preschool thru Grade 1: Be the kind of neighbor Jesus would be. (He wants to know how he can get eternal life. Read John 14:15, 21 and help the children understand that keeping any commandment helps us show our love for Heavenly Father. Display the pictures The Good Samaritan and Map of the Holy Land. Once they lie down, the rest of the team can go help them. Jesus says that if we love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and if we love other people as we love ourselves, then we’ll get to go to Heaven and live forever. make the following points. Use the questions you feel will best help the children understand the scriptures and apply the principles in their lives. (For suggested ways to teach the scripture account, see “Teaching from the Scriptures,” p. He once said that without good books and spiritual reading, it would be morally impossible to save our souls. The next day, he even gave some money to the innkeeper (with the promise of more on his return trip), and charged him with the care of the man. Learning Objectives: After this lesson, children will demonstrate understanding of Parable of the Good Samaritan, by giving personal examples of how they could love their neighbors.. Target Age: Kindergarten – 5 th. We believe that children and parents benefit from a  strong Christian education program in the church. Two highly respected men passed by him but decided to walk away. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Suggest that the children study Luke 10:25–37 at home as a review of this lesson. A Bible or a New Testament for each child. It is this communion that allows the neighbor to fulfill the second of the great commandments, i.e., we can only love our neighbor by being neighbor. (Children’s Songbook, p.136). This story has a religious background. Invite a child to give the opening prayer. He didn’t walk away just like the two men before him. What a powerful turn of events for the scholar! The fact that he’s from a different race or that he is dying and needs help? What would you have thought of first? “Lesson 20: Parable of the Good Samaritan,” Primary 7: New Testament (1997), 66–68. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. Use this lesson outline to teach elementary students about Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan found in the book of Luke. Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen has fed the poor and homeless over 90,000 full and nutritious meals since 1993. Presentation. Jesus told them that they had to love God with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind and that they had to love other people as they loved themselves. A priest and a Levite each, in turn, saw the man and responded to him by moving to the opposite side of the road and continuing on their respective travels. Discuss: Jesus frequently focused on the fact that the Pharisees' made up rules about what was right often got in the way of actually doing good. Compare them to the two commandments Jesus gives in Matthew 22. In a lecture to seminarians several years ago, he explained that the parable teaches us that the first lesson of compassion is to look beyond ourselves toward others. Introduction: This lesson is the last one in the series of parables. Show us how we can help other people every day. 1:35 am. And follow us on social media for exclusive news and stories from FAITH Magazine and the Diocese of Lansing. Who do you think loved the Lord the most—the priest, the Levite, or the Samaritan? If we always do the right things that make God happy, then we’ll be loving God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. Click here for additional stories, activities, and media resources. The rest of their teammates are the Good Samaritan. How can we follow Jesus’ teachings and show love for other people? Preparation . Opening Prayer. The term “Good Samaritan” today refers to a person who helps others in a random act of kindness. [CDATA[// >