To understand that God wants us to love Him with all of our heart.
Give the children a game of solitaire (or an equivalent) without any instructions and ask them to complete it. Then when they struggle, tell them the instructions on how it should be played and how to complete it.
Compare this to life. We need help to know how to live it. The bible is our guide-book.
- Author: Moses and an anonymous author
- Type: Law
- Written: 1406 BC
- No. Chapters: 34
- O.T. Book No.: 5
What did Jesus say was the great commandment?
Matthew 22 v36-40
The Greatest Commandment
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Where do we find this?
a) Look up Deuteronomy 6v6
b) Look up Leviticus 19v18.
Is there more than this?
The 10 Commandments
Read Deuteronomy 5v7-21
Consider this: God gave Moses 2 tablets of stone with the ’10 Commandments’ that they should keep.
Can anyone see at this stage why there might be 2 tablets?
Look at the first tablet: The first 5 commands focus on Man’s relationship with God.
Look at the second tablet: The second 5 commands focus on Man’s relationship with Man.
How does this relate to the Great Commandment Jesus mentioned?
The Law in the Heart
Consider Jeremiah 31v33.
God wants us to have God’s law in our hearts. He also wants to love Him with all our heart
What goes on in your heart?
Give each child 2 white porcelain bathroom tiles.
Then give out two cutout of the first five and the second five commands to stick on each tile.