Matthew 22. “A Great Answer”. The Greatest Commandment. Placemat 5 of 12.
“Of all the commandments, which is the greatest?” he asked with sincerity. Jesus’ answer stands as a profound and beautiful summary of the entire Old Testament law: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love others as you love yourself.” The teacher was impressed and commended Jesus, and even the other experts fell silent. To such a radiant truth, nothing more could be added…”
Using this placemat will help you communicate to your kids the heart and purpose of the law: to shape us into people who are oriented in love toward God.
Matthew 26 / Mark 14 / Luke 7 / John 12. “An Extravagant Gift”. Jesus is Anointed. Placemat 6 of 12.
“The dinner table in the home of Simon the Leper was scattered with crumbs and filled with laughter and conversation as Jesus and his friends reclined around it after sharing a meal. But the voices hushed and stories stopped mid-sentence as a woman stepped past them all and knelt at the feet of Jesus…”
Use this placemat to share with your kids that the economy that Jesus cares most about is oriented around the Kingdom of God, not the bottom line.