Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-14) Sunday School Lesson

Ministry-To-Children | 3/10/2019 | Kristin Schmidt
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In this lesson from Matthew 5:13-14, kids will learn how Jesus wants his followers to live.

Jesus thrived on imagery. Throughout His ministry, He used parables, analogies, and metaphoric depictions to emphasize His points. Some of these comparisons deal with how Christians should be, or what we ought to be like. This lesson highlights one of those pictures in order to make some important statements about Christian life and attitude.

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Lesson focus: Christians are called to change things in the world and point the way to Jesus; we can impact the world for Christ in amazing ways when we follow Him.

Materials Needed: Various types of salt (table salt, Kosher, rock salt etc.), sugar, glue, paper; examples of lighting (candle, flashlight, etc.); Bibles.

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Optional: To extend this lesson you can download our Bible worksheets on being the salt and light of the world.

-Offer students two glasses of water, one of which (secretly) contains salt and the other does not. Challenge students to taste them and see what seems different.

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-Invite students to sample a white powder, which may be (set ahead of time) sugar or salt. Discuss the obvious differences.

-Sample a few types of salt (Himalayan sea salt, Kosher salt, rock salt, iodized…). Explore flavor variations among these.


Bible Lesson:

Salt? Really? Obviously, we are not turning into literal salt like Lot’s wife…but salt actually has some amazing properties. It used to be used as currency, valued like gold for all of its uses. It can also be a preservative—salt kept things fresh before refrigeration came around. It can alter chemistry in cooking and even keep roads from freezing.

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives...
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