A Spiritual Journey towards faith in Jesus Christ for Children
Family Scripture Reading: Matthew 19:16-30
Family Discussion Starters:
Who is Jesus speaking with in this passage?
What question is asked?
(A rich man. He wants to know how to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.)
What is Jesus' first response?
(Jesus tells the man "If you want to enter life,
keep the commandments." vs. 17)
Why does the man go away sad?
(Because the man wanted to do more but did not want to sell all of his riches. It would probably be difficult for people to give away most of their possessions all at one time. However, Jesus tells His disciples that anyone who parts with possessions for His sake will receive
100 times as much in return!)
Name a few ways riches might hinder Christians.
( 1) Riches make life easier with less need for God
2) You might tend to think about worldly things more than God
3) People with great wealth also have greater responsibility to God )