Place ice cream toppings on
the table for children to build their sundaes as you explain the
As we've been discussing this
past semester, Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount so his children would know how to
live in his kingdom. He likened those who obey his teachings to wise builders, because they are building their lives on a sure foundation, which is Jesus. And those who do not follow his teachings are like foolish builders who build their lives on sand, those things in life that are not sure,
earthly treasures such as money, health, and possessions are temporary and can be taken
Jesus wants his children to store up heavenly treasures that are
Today we're going to build ice cream sundaes to remember to build our lives on Jesus, the solid Rock.
To begin, what do we need as our foundation to make an ice cream sundae? What is the most important ingredient? Yes, we need
ice cream! Likewise, as we grow and build our lives, we must
begin with Jesus—we need him everyday to guide us!
(Scoop ice cream into children's bowls.)
Jesus said his children are like
salt; we preserve the world by keeping God’s ways known, and
treating other people as we want to be treated. To represent the
salt we will add salty chocolate pretzels to our sundaes.
And we are like light, Jesus is the Light of the World—he overcame the darkness of sin. We are to be like Jesus and shine his light to everyone, so let’s
add bright colorful sprinkles to our sundae to represent light.
Jesus also spoke of keeping God’s laws inwardly. Sin begins in the heart, we need a Savior who can cleanse our sin, forgive
us, and help us to obey God's laws. To represent God’s Ten Commandments, let’s
add 10 candies (M&Ms, Skittles, etc.).