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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

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🚸 Ages 6-12 Years Old

How do we pray? Why is it important to have humility? Sometimes we get the idea that faith is a performance of some sort, or that prayer is meant for other people to hear and applaud. It’s important to remind children that God wants to hear our genuine prayers and welcomes us to come to Him with our requests. Our lives as Christians are not about our own work but depend on what God does in and through us.

We wouldn’t want to identify with the Pharisee in this parable, but unfortunately, we sometimes act like him. We can even give kids the impression that we are better than others if we have strong faith, and that we somehow earn God’s love with our actions and prayers. It’s important to emphasize that we are all sinners, saved by grace alone. God loves us and wants to hear from us. Our prayers are a communication with Him, not some sort of speech for the masses. Our faith is given by the Holy Spirit and blesses us only because it makes us reliant on Him.

Passage: Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector's Prayer

Target Audience: Kindergarten-6th grade

Materials Needed: Construction paper, markers, stickers, scissors, tape/glue, popsicle sticks, string, medals/awards (all optional, depending which activities you choose to use). Object lesson props can include items that represent a hobby or passion that could be bragged about or identified with; printed Bible.

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  • Target Age: elementary school, adaptable for K-6th grades
  • Translation: choose NIV, ESV or KJV
  • Stand-alone lesson plan
  • 17-pages of teaching material
  • Instant digital download
  • Flexible teaching plan for mixed age groups
  • Ideal for Kids' Church or Sunday School (45-60 minutes teaching time)

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Jacqueline Green
Easy to understand and teach various age groups

Love download and printing was very clear. Lesson was easy to adapt to children’s needs and aligned with Sunday School lesson.

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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

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Pharisee and the Tax Collector

As all of these wonderfully written lessons, The Pharisee and the Tax Collector is great. Illustrations are nice, tastefully done and cute eye-catching drawings. Story context is well written. I can adapt the lesson to our special needs Sunday school group as well as use with just about any elementary age group.

Mona MacDonald

Great lesson! I was able to adapt it for my 3yr old up to 12 yr olds with success!

Bonita Henson
Great lesson

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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

The kids enjoyed the activities and the story is easy to read to lultiple age group levels.

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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

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