Sunday School at Home for November 14, 2021

Be Careful Who You Follow

Theme: Jesus warns us to watch out for false leaders who will deceive us.
Scripture: Mark 13:1-8
Complete Supply List:
● “Be Careful Who You Follow” video
● Something to play the video

The Children’s Sermon
Do This:
SAY: How many of you know how to play the game "Hana, Hana, Hana, Kuchi?"
(Pause for responses.) It’s a Japanese game that is a little bit like a combination of
"Simon Says" and "Follow the Leader."
Hana is the Japanese word for nose, and kuchi is the word for mouth. I will touch
my nose three times as I say, "nose, nose, nose," but when I say "mouth," I will
touch some other part of my body such as my ear, eye, or chin. You have to touch
the part that I say -- not the part I touch. If you touch what I touch instead of what I
say, you are out of the game. Let's try it once just for practice.
"Nose, nose, nose, mouth." (Demonstrate by touching your nose when you say “nose”
and touching your ear when you say "mouth.”)
Uh-oh! I caught a few of you. Well, that was just for practice, so nobody is out of
the game. Let's try it again.
"Nose, nose, nose, ear." (Demonstrate by touching your nose when you say “nose” and
touching your mouth when you say "ear.”)
I caught a few of you again, didn't I?
(Continue to play the game as time permits; then continue with the lesson.)
When we were playing that game, I was trying to trick some of you into doing the
wrong thing. It was only a game, and we were just having some fun, but there are
times when people try to trick us into doing the wrong thing. Jesus warned about
people like that.
One day, Jesus told his disciples to be careful not to let anyone deceive them. He
warned that there would be many false teachers who would come teaching in His
name and claiming to be Him. Jesus said that many would be fooled.
It was fun trying to trick you in the game of "Hana, Hana, Hana, Kuchi," but it isn't
any fun to see people tricked into following false teachers instead of following
Jesus. It is important to know what Jesus really teaches in the Bible so we won’t
be tricked.

PRAY: Dear God, help us to read our Bibles each day and follow Jesus and His
teachings. Guard us from those pretending to be Jesus. In Jesus' name, amen.


Be Careful Who You Follow Video

You’ll Need:
● “Be Careful Who You Follow” video
● Something to play the video


Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● How are the “Goober Guides” in the video like false teachers imitating
Jesus?
● What signs can you look for to know if someone is a false teacher?


Time to Praise God

You’ll Need:
● Song: “The B-I-B-L-E”


● Song: “Oh Be Careful Little Eyes”


SAY: In today’s lesson, Jesus warned us to watch out for false teachers. We can
learn how to follow Jesus alone by reading God’s Word. Let’s sing praises to God
for giving us the gift of the Bible now.


Lead children in singing “The B-I-B-L-E” and “Oh Be Careful Little Eyes.”

 

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