Martin Luther Let Everyone
A Historical Study
Dear Lord, please help the children to embrace the great biblical truths that Martin Luther proclaimed to correct bad teaching among millions of believers.
Choose activities that fit available time and the children’s ages.
1. An older child or adult tells what Jesus told the Pharisees, Mark 7:1-13.
Ask the children:
What did the Pharisees, who were
· Why should we teach the Bible instead of the commands of men?
The devil says:
the story of Martin Luther, a great defender of the Bible.
Martin Luther and helpers translated the Bible into German,
so that everyone in Germany could read it.
· Arrange with the worship leader for the children to present the drama.
· You do not have to use all the parts of the story.
· Let older children help the younger ones to prepare.
Children need not memorize their
“Luther was a Roman Catholic monk in Germany.
Walk around, acting as if you are drunken.
(To Luther) “Martin Luther, do something! You are our priest!
Luther (Angrily) “Who is Tetzel?”
“He came from Rome to get money to build Saint Peter’s Cathedral
“No! People cannot buy their salvation with money!
Look at the paper. Then say,
“Someone copied Luther’s protest and printed it.
(To Luther) “The Pope in Rome is furious.
Luther “All that I wrote is from the Bible. I cannot renounce it.”
“Then the Pope will exclude you from the church.
Luther Hear what Jesus said in Mark 7:6-9:
“Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of
you hypocrites, as it is written,
In vain they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.
You are experts at setting aside
the commands of God
“The authorities forced Luther to attend a meeting
Soldiers Hold Luther’s arms and bring him to the Official.
“We have copies of all your writings.
“Unless you can show me my error from Scripture, I cannot deny the
(Some shout “Kill him!”
Narrator Thank everyone who helped with the drama. Then explain:
After his trial, Luther’s
friends hid him in a castle,
There he translated the Bible
into the language of the people;
Believers in other countries
followed Luther’s example
This message spread rapidly in
most of Europe,
3. Memorize Psalm 119:11:
“Your Word I have treasured in my heart, so that I may not sin against you.”
4. Let the children draw a picture of the Bible inside a heart.
Some children might like to copy or colour the picture found at the end of this lesson.
Let them show their pictures to
the adults during worship time, and explain
5. Three children each recite a verse from Psalm 119:9-11.
How can a young man keep his way
With all my heart I have sought
Your word I have treasured in my
Older children write a poem or
song from Mark 7:1-23 about Jesus’ conversation
Jesus said to obey God’s
commands and make sure that the words
· The children might do this during the week.
7. Let an older child pray:
“Dear Lord, help us to be brave like Martin Luther and others who taught that you save us because you love us, and not because we earn our way into heaven by our own works.”
A more detailed, twenty-minute
drama dealing with the Lord’s abounding grace: