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Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

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🚸 Ages 6-12 Years Old

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What do light and salt have in common? Both can make quite a difference in things and are very much missed when not present. In addition to that, Jesus used them to describe our Christian lives! We are called to light the world with the hope of Jesus, and to be "salt", making a difference in the lives of others. This lesson describes how light and salt impact things, and how we can influence others with God's love.

We want to encourage students to be “salt and light”, making a difference in the lives of those around them. Yet the way they can make that impact comes first from recognizing how much Jesus changes us. He is the light that guides our way, and it’s because of His light that we can shine for others. He is the “salt” in our lives, flavoring and preserving us to great things for His kingdom. As you encourage young students, be sure to emphasize the blessings we have been given in Christ!

Bible Passage: Matthew 5:13-20 

Target Audience: Kindergarten-6th grade. Children age 6-12 years old.

Sunday School Supplies Needed: Construction paper; salt; saltshakers; glue; markers or crayons; food coloring; cups; tea lights; salted snacks; flashlights or headlamps; tape; scissors; decorative supplies; Bibles. Object lesson props can include : Salt, flashlight or light bulb, salty items.   

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            Based on 8 reviews
            Elizabeth Rasmussen

            Excellent materials! Great variety! The kids love the lessons! Thanks so much!

            Iliana DeRemer
            Wonderful Resource

            This was a great unit. I was able to adapt it for use, with students ages 5-12. Thank you for providing materials to help teach children the truths in God's word. God's blessings to your team!

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            Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

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            Deborah Bailey
            Good resources for children's church

            The kids loved the lesson and activities, and prep was easy. The volunteers and teachers loved it, too.Sound biblical lesson.

            Rusty Merrill
            Salt and Light Lesson

            We have a very small Sunday School, so I had 6 kids ages 2-9 in my class, but we had a great time with the lesson. Used flashlights without and with batteries and talked about God being our "battery" to keep us shining, then experimented with different kinds of salt and found out how salt CHANGES things and how we can change people too with being a Christian. We made salt paintings to take home!

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