This week Steve explores the word TREASURE from Matthew 6:19-21. We are challenged not to store up treasures on earth, but rather to store up treasures in heaven. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (verse 21.) Here are some ideas to explore with your child before, during, and after worship.
- Show your child a picture of a treasure box filled with gold and jewels, like the one shown here. Then, if you like, draw a blank treasure box or a heart shape for your child. As they listen to the sermon about what we should treasure, have them draw what (or who) they treasure inside the shape you’ve drawn.
- Write the letters T-R-E-A-S-U-R-E vertically down the page. Ask your child to draw or write things they treasure that begin with those letters.
- Show your young child how to make tally marks. How many times do they hear the word TREASURE during the sermon? (I heard I used the word PRAY over 100 times last Sunday!)
Before or after worship…..
- Talk to your child about what you treasure. If you had to choose one THING to take with you if you moved, what would it be? Ask your child the same question. In our passage, Jesus isn’t talking about us treasuring things. What do you treasure that isn’t a thing? Ask your child, too.
- Draw or print out a treasure map. Can you and your child use it for a treasure hunt around the house? How can you include some Bible verses in your treasure hunt?
- Check out the following link for some easy-to-find items and their accompanying Bible verses to include in a Bible treasure hunt. https://www.churchpublishing.org/media/custom/IN-Formation/BibleStudyTreasureHunt.pdf