A Woman Washed Jesus’ Feet
Children Learn to Worship
Lord Jesus, you remain worthy of our worship, for you have redeemed us and saved us from sin and from death. You have made us your brothers and sisters, and you are preparing a home where we shall dwell with you forever.
Choose learning activities that fit the children's ages and needs.
1. A teacher or older child reads or tells by memory the story of the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears, Luke 7:36-50.
She showed how we, too, should give our best to Jesus and worship Him from our heart.
Ask these questions. Answers appear after each question.
· What kind of woman came to see Jesus? [See Luke 7:37]
· How did the woman show her love for Jesus? [See Luke 7:38]
What did the Pharisees
want Jesus to do about the woman?
· Who loved Jesus more, the Pharisee or the woman? [See Luke 7:40-43]
What did Jesus do for the
woman? [See Luke
2. Dramatize parts of the story of the worshipping woman, Luke chapter 7.
· Arrange for the children to present this drama for the adults.
· Use your time with the children to prepare the drama.
· They do not have to act out all the parts. If there are not enough people to play all the parts, then the Narrator can simply mention the person in the drama and say what the person says.
· Older children or adults play these parts:
Younger children play
Narrator Tell the first part of the story, Luke
7:36-39. Then say,
Simon “Jesus, I am so glad that you came to eat with us. Come. Sit down.”
Jesus, Simon and Pharisees:
Pharisees (Some say) “Look. Jesus must not be very
Woman Go to Jesus and kneel, weeping.
Pharisees (Some say) “Smell that wonderful perfume!”
listen to me. That woman has lived a bad life.
Narrator Tell the second part of the story, Luke 7:40-47.
Jesus “Simon, two men owed money.
Simon “The one who was forgiven more.”
Narrator Tell the third part of the story, Luke 7:48-50.
Jesus “Woman, I forgive your sins.”
Pharisees (Angrily) “How can this man forgive sins?”
Jesus “Woman, your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
Narrator Thank everyone who helped with the drama.
3. If the children dramatize this story for the adults, then let them also ask the adults the questions under #1 above.
4. Children draw pictures of perfume bottles.
· Older children help the younger.
· They can show their pictures to the adults at the worship time and explain that the perfume illustrates how we worship Jesus with the best that we have.
· We worship him from our hearts.
· Some children might like to copy or colour the picture found at the end of this lesson.
5. Ask the children to give examples of ways that we show Jesus our love for Him.
One way is to sing praises to him. Have the children sing praise songs to Jesus.
6. Memorize Romans 12:1.
7. Let three children each recite two verses from Psalm 150:1-6.
8. Older children write a short poem or song about their love for Jesus.
They can do this during the week.
9. Have an older child pray:
“Dear Lord, you put in our hearts a great love for you. We want to show our love for you. We worship you. We want to serve you. Thank you for forgiving us and making us your children.”
A more detailed drama dealing with
forgiving others, about five minutes:
forgave a woman all of her sins. She was so happy that she came and