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  Dear Young Ones, Calvary greetings to you my dear children in the precious name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is another year for zealous works and more creative activities for you to grow in faith through the knowledge of God’s love and to become like Jesus in every way.  

TEXT: Matthew 23:24:27

MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 8:21 “Providing for honest things; not only in the sight of the
Lord, but also in the sight of men.”

That each child school be able to:-
• Define the term honesty
• Explain Jesus attitude towards honesty.
• Demonstrate honesty as a Christian virtue in his/her interaction with others.

Children what does it mean to be honest? (Allow the children to respond). To be honest. Means to tell the truth, not lying, cheating or stealing. It also means to be sincere. Can you remember our last lesson? Be sincere. Ask the children questions on that Lesson.

1. The lesson started with Jesus rebuking the dishonest attitudes of the Scribes and
the Pharisees by calling them blind guides Matthew 23:24.
2. Jesus further rebuked the Pharisees and the Scribes for only taking their time to
take care of the outward appearance while neglecting the inward vices. Matthew 23:25-26.
3. Christ referred to the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites and Sinners. Matthew 23:27.

Jesus condemned the Pharisees and religious leaders for appearing saintly and holy outwardly but inwardly remaining full of corruption and greed. Living our Christianity merely as a show for others is like washing a cup on the outside only. God wants us to be clean on the inside as well as on the outside.

Honesty is one of the many attributes of God. However, a man cannot attain God’s kind of honesty without first of all having a relationship with Him. To have a relationship with the Lord, you simply confess your sins, repent of them, determine not to go back to them and invite the Lord Jesus into your life.

To be honest is to be truthful in all we do. Both outwardly and inwardly.

God expects us to be honest in all we do. We must not be like the Pharisees who were dishonest.
Those who are dishonest would not enter the kingdom of God.

The Pharisees were ceremonially clean on the outside but they had corrupt hearts. Jesus was
not in their hearts, that is why they were dishonest. Have you asked Jesus today? John 1:12.
He is the one who can help you to be honest (Teacher to lead the children in Salvation Prayer).

1. In our lesson today who were the people that were not sincere? The Pharisees and the
2. From our lesson what does God expect from us? God expects us to be sincere.
3. Who can help us to be sincere? Jesus Christ.

MONDAY - Romans 12:17 - Be honest before all men.
TUESDAY - 1 Peter 2:12 - Be honest
WEDNESDAY - Philippians 13:13 – Be true, Honest, Just, pure and Lovely.
THURSDAY - Romans 13:13 - Walk honestly
FRIDAY - Proverbs 3:1 - Keep God’s word
SATURDAY - Proverbs 3:2 – Long life and peace will God’s word give you when
you keep God’s word.
SUNDAY - Proverbs 3:3-4 – Favour and good understanding before God and man is
your portion for being sincere.

The teacher should revise the previous lessons 21 to 30 with the students and prepare them
for next week Quiz.

1. Why did the rich man go to hell?
2. What does god expect from the rich?
3. The rich ruler who asked Jesus what he should do to have eternal life, when he was
told what to do, how was his response?
4. Complete this memory verse “how hardly shall they that have riches…………..
5. Who is your master?
6. Where should we store our treasures?
7. Complete this memory verse “but my god shall supply all your………………
8. Why was Jesus happy with the widows offering?
9. The rich man who had a bountiful harvest, was he rich towards god?
10. The Pharisees and Sadducees are they sincere people?

1. The rich man went to hell because he was selfish: he only cared for himself.
2. God expects the rich to help the poor.
3. He was very sad because he had much riches.
4. Enter into the kingdom of God.
5. Jesus is my Master.
6. In heaven.
7. According to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
8. Jesus was happy with the widow’s offering because she gave sacrificially, she gave all she had.
9. No, he was not rich towards God.
10. The Pharisees and Sadducees are not sincere, they are hypocrites.

Bring ten gifts to the class; each child that gets the correct answer should be given a gift.

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