Disciples of Jesus Listen and Obey!

Lesson Goal: We learned that we should put into action the things we learn from reading our Bible and coming to church.
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Listen and Obey!
Memory Verse: “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise...” Matthew 7:24a (NLT)

This was the first week of our brand new series: Winter Extreme. This series will help us understand the character qualities we need to be true disciples of Christ. Our Bible story today was from Matthew, chapter 7. Jesus told the parable of the wise and foolish builders. Jesus said that anyone who hears His teaching and puts it into practice is like a wise builder who built his house on rock. Storms and floods come but the house on rock stands secure. He went on to say that anyone who hears His teaching but doesn’t put it into practice is like a foolish builder who built his house on sand. The storms and floods come and the house on sand is washed away. If our lives are built on the firm foundation of Jesus’ teachings, we will be able to handle the storms and problems of life.

We were also introduced to Rock Steadfast, a champion winter sports athlete, and Scooter O’Donnell, Rock’s biggest fan. This year, at the Winter Extreme X-Factor games, it’s a team competition. Unfortunately, Rock’s usual teammate wasn’t able to make it to the games this year. The only replacement available was Scooter O’Donnell, a bumbling fan with very little experience. The event we saw this week was the downhill skiing race. Rock took some time to teach Scooter how to ski. However, when it came time for the event, Scooter didn’t follow any of Rock’s instructions and they lost the race. Scooter showed us that it doesn’t make sense to listen to teaching and not put it into practice.

Don't forget your Bible and Offering this Sunday!!!!

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