Parenting Children Resources

Sunday Bible Story Review

— October 8 | Jesus Was Anointed | Matthew 26; Mark 14; John 12 —

Bible Story Video

Conversation Starter

This is a question or idea just to help break the ice and give you an opportunity to open a
conversation with your child.

What is on item you have that you would not want to live without?

Why did Lazarus’ sister Mary pour expensive oil on Jesus’ head and feet?
What is a way we can show that Jesus is more valuable than anything else?

Family Activity

This is a brief activity you can do together as a family to help drive home the big picture of the lesson
with your child.

Take turns washing family members’ feet.
After washing and drying, use oil or lotion on their feet.
Explain that in the Bible, this action was a sign of love and worship.
Ask kids to imagine how Mary’s gift would have smelled in the house where Jesus was dining.

Christ Connection

This is the big idea of how this week’s Bible story points to Jesus.

Pouring the expensive oil on Jesus was not a waste; it was worship.
By allowing Mary to anoint Him, Jesus showed that He is more valuable than anything.
 Jesus knew He would soon die, be buried, and rise from the dead on the third day to rescue sinners.

Big Picture Question & Answer

This is an important biblical truth that your child will encounter each week of this unit.

QUESTION: What did Jesus say is the greatest commandment?
ANSWER: Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God.

Key Passage

This is a Bible verse that relates to what your child will encounter each week of this unit.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight."

Proverbs 3:5-6

Next Week's Lesson

This is what we will study next week. We encourage parents to read this as well so you can
have a conversation with your kids about what they are learning in Scripture.

Jesus Warned About Not Acting (Jesus Shared a Last Meal)